James completed a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the State University of New York at Buffalo. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts from Trent University and a Bachelor of Education from Queen’s University. James is a registered social worker with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers.
James brings a warm and engaging demeanour to his conversations with clients. A big believer in the power of narrative, he strives to create a safe and welcoming place for the sharing and unpacking of each individual’s story. James strives to pursue collaborative and strengths-based explorations of client concerns.
James has worked with youth, individuals and families in a variety of settings, including mental health clinics, childhood trauma treatment programs, schools, residential treatment facilities and transitional housing centres. James is a generalist who uses integrative approaches rooted in evidence-based, trauma-informed practice.
Away from work, James enjoys spending time with his family, hiking, camping, and experimenting with his backyard smoker barbeque. He is intermittently committed to learning Spanish and has a weakness for truffles, peach pie and British detective dramas… at the same time if possible.