James Prather LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Degrees: Master of Family & Child Development, Kansas State University; Master of Social Work, University of Kansas. B.S. Economics, Kansas State University. Certificate: Family Therapy Theory and Counseling, Family Institute of Kansas City, Missouri. Certificate: TRAUMA:
Psychological Trauma: Effective Treatment & Practice, School of Social Work, University of Washington. Jim has been providing services to individuals, couples and families since 1979. Jim has worked in a variety of areas such as community mental health, child services agencies, crisis intervention, outpatient alcohol and drug services, and provided services to chronic mentally ill adults.
Individual, Couple, and Family Therapy. Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Parent/Child Relationship Therapy, Men's Groups, and Expressive Therapies: Play Therapy, Sand Tray, Art Therapy, Trauma and Grief Therapy Services, Anger Management for Children and Teens. Sex Abuse Treatment for Children and Teens, and Counseling Foster Care Children and Foster Parents.
The clients or family members that appear for the first session are the ones invested to have change take place. The counseling process basic elements are 1. Working to maintain or develop positive relationships based on family and social roles. 2. The client assumes a position of observing and
changing self in relationship to others; 3. Client works to increase their capabilities to view others objectively. By such a process the client increases their capacity for healthy relationships. 4. When
young children are the focus, their developmental needs are identified. Treatment plans identify the services for assisting the child's maturation and strengthening of parenting skills.
Jim is married with two adult daughters. Jim enjoys vacation trips to have "grand dad moments" with his two grandchildren. Jim enjoys reading, walking on Oregon beaches, and attending adult education events, which includes writing classes. Jim is a big college football fan.
Bipolar Disorder , OCD , Trauma, Religious/Spiritual Issues, Abuse, Anxiety/Fears/Phobia/Panic Attacks, Depression, Grief/Death, PTSD, Stress Management, Family Therapy, Men's Issues