Be the change you wish to see in the world -- Ghandi
Nothing worth having was ever achieved without effort - Theodore Roosevelt
Whether you think you can or think you can't, you are right - Henry Ford
These are a few of my favorite quotes as I believe our thoughts and our actions define who we are and who we can become.
About Amy James
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.