James has been providing mental health services for close to 30 years. He earned his degree at Loyola College in 1988 and obtained his Psychologist License in 1995. He has worked in a psychiatric hospital, a community mental health agency and private counseling practices. He has been responsible for the supervision of other counselors as a group Clinical Supervisor within the community counseling agency and has maintained a private practice for the past 15 years. He has worked with troubled youth, adolescent and adult population providing individual, couples and family counseling. Mr High has closed his practice to join the office of Bowman and Associates.
He welcomes the opportunity to provide clinical services to adults who are struggling in a variety of areas of emotional distress. His approach to the counseling process is primarily a cognitive-behavioral approach and incorporating other proven intervention techniques as required. His expertise lies in treating all forms of Mood and Anxiety Disorders, coping with grief and loss, couples/marital therapy stress and time management. More recently he has provided individual therapy for health and wellness issues. The past two years he has co-facilitated health and wellness groups for clients suffering from Diabetes, Obesity or heart related illnesses. He employs a holistic approach to treatment for health and wellness which often includes issues surrounding weight management such as meal planning, exercise and coping with chronic health related conditions associated with obesity
He respects the values of others and provides Christian based counseling services upon expressed interest by the individual. He is active in his local church and acknowledges the spiritual dimension of a person as important to their overall wellbeing.
He looks forward to the opportunity to partner with others in the change process, moving from pain and emotional distress towards greater emotional health and overall wellness.