James received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from York University. He has received clinical training in a variety of settings, including York University’s Counselling and Disability Services, the York University Psychology Clinic, and the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH). In addition to his work at the Clinic, James currently holds a staff psychologist position in the CBT for Psychosis Service at CAMH.
James offers therapy for adults experiencing anxiety/stress and mood difficulties, relationship concerns, and problems in adjusting to new life circumstances. James’ clinical practice is rooted in evidence-based cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT), with which he integrates other therapeutic modalities, including emotion-focused therapy and dialectical behaviour therapy.
James’ current research focuses on the working relationships between clients and therapists in long-term psychotherapy, and, as a result, he views the therapeutic relationship as integral to success in all psychological treatments. James places strong emphasis on developing supportive and collaborative relationships with each of his clients by working in an empathic, respectful, and nonjudgmental style, while helping each client identify and work towards achieving important life goals.