James SearingLicensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
Hello! I'm a social justice/antiracist allied therapist who works well with creatives, geeks, gamers, LGBTQ+ folx and divergent thinkers.
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I work primarily with those struggling with generalized anxiety, substance abuse, life transitions, and relationships. Additionally, I work with couples to build Effective Communication Skills for a more sustainable and expansive connection and bond, working to de-escalate conflict while building awareness around foundational principles to lean on for long term success.
You might experience a relentless stream of thoughts telling you that you're not good enough. These thoughts make it hard to feel comfortable in your own skin. You second guess everything you say and analyze all of your interactions, looking for flaws. Maybe hard things have happened to you that continue to bother you, things that you haven't opened up about before that make it hard to enjoy your life, to feel connected with others, or to move towards your dreams.