Vashonte James

Hello, I’m Vashonte James, LCSW

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker that specializes in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I believe that every individual deserves to live a healthy and rewarding life. My goal is to create a safe, trusting and comfortable environment where feelings, thoughts and behaviors can be addressed without judgment. I have experience in conducting clinical interviews and assessments, developing and implementing treatment plans, crisis intervention services and developing and implementing behavior intervention plans. I have provided individual and group psychotherapy services to culturally diverse populations diagnosed with major psychotic disorders, depression, ADHD, PTSD, ODD and other affective disorders.

I work with children, adolescents, adults and couples utilizing various therapeutic approaches to effectively treat issues. Additionally, I have worked with individuals from the LGBTQIA community. With over 20 years of experience in social service, problem-solving and interpersonal skills, I have been able to serve individuals with a number of different presenting problems. I enjoy collaborating with individuals to create a therapeutic alliance. I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Solution-Focused Therapy to assist individuals in identifying the maladaptive thoughts and behavior that causes problems in daily functioning. I am licensed in Illinois, Indiana and Louisiana. 

EDUCATION AND LICENSING

  • Doctoral Candidate, Clinical Psychology, Argosy University
  • Masters Social Worker, Indiana University
  • License #149.015583 (IL)

CLIENT FOCUS

Child, Adolescent & Adults /Individual, Family, Couples & Group Counseling