Staff Therapist/Accessibility Coordinator and Saturday Supervisor

James Boehm is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC-MHSP) and Certified Animal Assisted Psychotherapist (CAAP) as well as a member of ACA and TLPCA.. He serves as Staff Therapist/Accessibility Coordinator and a Supervisor at The Refuge Center. James describes himself as a passionate leader who values collaboration and empowers clients to reach their fullest potential.

James is a graduate from Peabody College of Vanderbilt University in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and certified to utilize both EMDR (eye movement desensitization, reprocessing) and AAP/AAT (animal assisted psychotherapy) as part of the healing and treatment process. James’ holistic lens with teens, adults, elderly, and couples incorporates cognitive behavior therapy, mindfulness, positive (strengths) based, Gottman relationship counseling, and AAP. His German Shepherd Seeing Eye dog Dennis’ sweet, calm demeanor contributes greatly to the therapeutic process. James’ specialties within counseling include, but are not limited to, adjustment to disability, depression, anxiety, trauma, chronic pain, relationship challenges, suicidal ideation, and addiction.