James Delaney LMFT
James is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of Oregon. He received his bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of Maryland College Park in 2005 and his master's degree in Couples and Family Therapy from the University of Oregon. His coursework included specialized training in family therapy, couples therapy, medical family therapy, family violence, group therapy, spirituality in counseling, cultural counseling, family lifespan and development and ethics. Prior to receiving his master's degree, James worked for 2 years as a residential counselor in a treatment facility for individuals with a diagnosis of schizophrenia, bi-polar disorder and several other forms of severe and persistent mental illnesses.
James has extensive training in structural and strategic family therapy and has utilized these treatment approaches in his work with clients. He also utilizes solution focused, cognitive behavioral, motivational interviewing and narrative therapy approaches in his work with clients. James has experience dealing with a wide array of issues including communication problems in families and couples, relationship problems, parenting challenges, attachment disruptions in children, depression, anxiety, bereavement, attention deficit disorder, alcohol and drug abuse, post traumatic stress disorder, autism, developmental disorders, juvenile justice involvement and other childhood behavioral issues.
James' work experience post master's degree includes specialized training in working with children in an intensive outpatient setting, providing in-home stabilization and reunification services for families in conjunction with Washington county DHS and working with juvenile justice involved children and families in Washington county.
Individual, Family and Couples counseling.
James' treatment philosophy is based on the view that his clients are experts on their own lives. Whether he is working with individuals, couples, or families he takes a relational/systems approach to therapy. He believes that interactions (past and present) contribute to current situations. James also looks for relationships that can assist in resolving the problem. Through a collaborative process, he works to clearly define what his clients are looking to achieve in their work with him.. By taking a problem focused, strength based approach James helps to develop a plan that is specific to his client's individual needs.
In my off time I enjoy spending time with family and friends, playing guitar, reading and listening to music.
0-5, 6-11, 12-14, 15-17, 18-64
ADD/ADHD , Anxiety/Fears/Phobia/Panic Attacks, Bipolar Disorder , Depression, Grief/Death, PTSD, Stress Management, Adoption, Parenting Issues, Men's Issues, Sexual Issues, Addictions