About Me

James Wickersham

PSYCHOTHERAPIST – SOCIAL WORKER

I am a Licensed Master’s Social Worker, graduating from Wayne State University.  In addition, I hold advanced certification as an alcohol and drug counselor.  As a licensed practitioner in the state of Michigan, I offer counseling services to teens and adults.  My specialties include working with individuals affected by anxiety, depression and substance abuse.

My experience includes working in outpatient and residential treatment settings.  Previous to my career as a counselor, I was a public school educator for 15 years.  Depending on the needs of my clients, I may utilize one or a combination of treatment interventions such as Motivational interviewing, Solutions Focused Therapy, and Mindfulness. 

I have specialized training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) which tends to be short in duration in terms of number of sessions needed to achieve results.  CBT assists clients in identifying and changing unhealthy thought patterns that influence their behavior and emotions.

My job as a therapist is to listen, understand and foster positive change.  It’s my objective to assist and guide those that I counsel in meeting their goals and overcoming the challenges they face.  By providing a supportive and relaxed environment, it is my hope that you will feel comfortable being yourself. 

I also have experience addressing such issues as self-esteem, communication issues, behavior problems, and life transitions.  My therapy style is collaborative, empathetic, and genuine.

I encourage you to explore my website to determine if the services I offer meet your counseling needs.  When you are comfortable and ready to reach out, I invite you to connect with me.