Dr Amy James (MS,PsyD)
As a mother, wife, veteran, and clinical psychologist, my passion is working with families associated with the military as well as families involved in the legal system. Through my years of education and training, I have developed specialties in the areas of comprehensive child and family psychological assessment and treatment planning, treatment of child behavior and mood disorders, parenting education and co-parenting facilitation, couples therapy, therapies supporting military families, cognitive processing therapy for combat related PTSD, and general clinical psychology.
In the area of forensics, I regularly consult with local social services and child protection agencies to provide evaluations, treatment recommendations, and placement considerations. I conduct child custody and parenting ability evaluations as well as fitness for duty evaluations. I am currently in the process of obtaining a masters of arts in legal studies to augment my practice in the area of psychology and the law.
When I meet with clients, I gather a comprehensive background and evaluate strengths and areas for improvement. I work to educate clients and validate their experiences. Collaboratively we work together to develop a “road map” or treatment plan of how to get to the end goals. I am personable and approachable. I utilize empirically supported treatments and utilize a “whole person” mind-body approach to therapy.
I graduated Magna Cum Laude from Concord University in 2003
I graduated “Most Outstanding Graduate Student” from Florida Tech in 2007
I have been interviewed by several North Carolina news stations and have authored several newspaper articles. I own Carolina Behavioral Health Innovations, PLLC. CBHI is a multidisciplinary, forward-thinking group of psychological assessment and treatment professionals who work together to offer clients comprehensive care and therapeutic resources.
I am in the process of applying to become an American Psychological Association approved sponsor of continuing education.
The Reason I Became A Helping Professional
I become a clinical psychologist in order to better understand the complexities of human behavior and to apply my understanding to each unique individual in order to help them meet their goals. As a veteran psychologist of the Air Force and wife of a Marine, I understand first hand the stressors placed on military families. Not only do I understand these stressors as I and my family have lived many of them first hand, but I have the expertise, through my training and experience as a military psychologist, to help military and veteran families during their times of need.
As a mother, wife, and business owner, I can relate to clients who are balancing work life and home life. I too feel the societal demands and pressures. I am a continual work in progress and strive to help others understand we can never be perfect, but we can work at accepting that we can do our best.
Dr Amy James
Dr Amy James
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