James Boehm, LPC-MHSP, describes himself as a passionate leader who values collaboration and empowers clients to reach their fullest potential. James’ specialties within counseling include, but are not limited to, adjustment to disability, depression, anxiety, trauma, chronic pain, suicidal ideation, and addiction. Through an integrated approach of mind and body, Boehm engages with clients to apply strategies and develop personalized goals and equips clients to move forward with purpose and resilience.
Boehm’s positive, solution-focused style is unique to every teen, adult, or couple. When appropriate, James has certification to utilize both EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) or AAP/AAT (animal assisted psychotherapy) as part of the healing and treatment process.
James received his bachelor’s in psychology, minoring in social work and mental health services at MTSU and his master’s degree in May 2019 from Peabody College of Vanderbilt University in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.
Boehm feels that with the proper tools, education, and supports, all individuals can live the life that they were created for.
Boehm believes strongly in advocacy and equality for all individuals, including people with disabilities. James serves with the Nashville Mayor’s Advisory Committee for People with Disabilities, NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness), NFB (National Federation of the Blind), and as co-founder of the 501(c)(3) nonprofit You Cane Give with his wife, Wendy Boehm. He also founded and serves on the board of the TN Association of Guide Dog Users.
James is married to his best friend, Wendy Boehm. Dennis is James’ German Shepherd Seeing Eye dog. While James incorporates specific training for AAP, Dennis’s sweet, calm demeanor contributes greatly to the therapeutic process.