James Love

Specializing in Adults, Men’s Issues, & Therapy with Children from a grounded, authentic, and non-judgemental perspective

James Love, LLMSW

Education

Masters of Social Worker from Fordham University in The Bronx, New York, Masters from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, CA

Credentials

LLMSW
James Love

Be curious; not judgmental
– Often attributed to Walt Whitman, however true source is unknown

One of my favorite things my wife says to our daughters is “Two things can both be true.” For instance, “I know that I need help with my mental health journey, and it also scares me to begin that process.” Starting therapy either for the first time or with a new therapist can be quite daunting. Questions about expectations and comfort, about whether someone can be trusted or if there is a proper connection are in reality the norm – but we don’t often talk about that common fear until we open up about seeking help.

If you are someone looking for an open-minded therapist with a great deal of life experience across multiple states and decades, then you are in the right place. As a therapist who has had two different careers in the past, I work to speak your language and not clinical-speak. For adults, I work with both men and women going through a variety of issues. I have a particular expertise working with men dealing with life transitions, relationship troubles, identity & masculinity, addictions, anger, and sexual troubles. I have a great deal of empathy for women as well and enjoy helping women through difficulties in life.

Many of us are seeking meaning in a chaotic world; and as I am trained in Spiritual Direction, I can help with finding a balance no matter if you have a spiritual affinity or not.

If you are looking for a dedicated therapist that will work to understand you and your unique situation, reach out. It can be difficult to find a middle-aged therapist who is non judgemental and open to all perspectives, and that is who I strive to be. Anxiety, Depression, and Trauma are not permanent conditions; let’s work together to feel better again.

I see therapy as a profoundly simple relationship that grows in complexity as the people in the room learn to feel free to be with one another. As a person shares more of who they are, their personality, struggles, fears and successes, a therapist morphs into what the other needs – a parent, a sparring partner, a person who hears without comment, a person who validates emotion. In other words, there is no one size fits all approach in therapy – because each of us needs something different.

I work from a variety of modalities and skill sets to help clients set realistic and attainable goals and then walk alongside clients through the process. There will absolutely be setbacks and rabbit trails, but there will also be successes and progress, which are sometimes difficult to see when you are in the driver’s seat.

I enjoy working with a variety of clients, but in particular feel quite attuned to people working through grief, infertility and pregnancy loss and who are in life transitions. Some of my specialities include working with grief, pregnancy loss and infertility, depression, anxiety, life transitions and both men’s issues and the LGBTQIA population.

Although I have experience in several modalities, I am always learning and finding new ways to connect with and aid others. While I have experience with ACT, DBT, CBT and Mindfulness, I am also exploring other evidence-based treatments and am in relationship with experienced therapists and psychiatrists.


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James's Bio

James Love, LLMSW, graduated from Fordham University in The Bronx, New York, and also holds a Masters from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, CA. With multiple years of experience in spiritual direction, James shifted to focus on individual and family therapy. He specializes in men’s mental health, family-oriented treatment, spirituality, and grief. James has experience working with clients from a variety of backgrounds with quite different needs.

James offers a safe and supportive space for individuals, couples, and families to explore their emotional well-being. With a focus on helping people overcome anxiety, depression, and life stressors, James is particularly skilled at working with men’s issues, including navigating masculinity, overcoming porn addiction or impotence, and managing anger. James also works with adult women and provides an empowering perspective for navigating difficulties.

James is also a TF-CBT certified therapist, trained in a powerful approach to address trauma in adults and children.  James has experience working with children 5 and older–and of course, adults of all ages.