ABOUT DR. JAMES
“I have over 25 years of clinical experience helping adults, couples and families work through their difficulties and challenges. I strive to provide a warm, respectful and safe environment for my clients to feel both nurtured and challenged. Together, we explore solutions and strategies for change and healing.
I specialize in couples and sex therapy, relationship issues, sexual abuse, work stress, PTSD, depression, relational problems, parenting difficulties, crisis intervention, acculturation, bicultural and cross cultural issues, victims of crime, grief, life transition and postpartum depression.
I draw from a variety of theoretical orientations but use an attachment and strength -based approach. I see the positive in my clients, and together we work on healing the underlying issues causing pain in their lives so that they can move to a place of freedom and authentic living.”
— Dr. James, PsyD
Dr. James has nearly three decades of clinical experience helping couples, individual adults and families work through their difficulties and challenges. She is particularly honored to help misunderstood and struggling young adults navigate their worlds to find their own internal source of wisdom and healing.
Dr. Jame's approach to therapy is to highlight clients' strengths, as well as the patterns and relational dynamics that prevent them from living the life they want and deserve to live. She is warm, direct and engaged in session.
Dr. James approach includes Sex Therapy, EMDR, Couples Counseling, Trauma Therapy, Psychodynamic, Family Systems and Humanistic Therapy.
TYPES OF THERAPY
Strength-Based Approach (not looking at pathology or as being sick)
Trauma Focused Healing Therapy
POC and Interracial Individuals and Couples
I CAN HELP YOU LIVE YOUR AUTHENTIC LIFE,
San Francisco & East Bay's Leading Couples Counseling, EMDR & Sex Therapy.
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
Immigration & acculturation
Victims of crime
Excessive use of technology
POC and Multicultural Issues
Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
Resolving Problematic Relationship Issues
Healing Sexual Abuse
Work and HomeStress
Elderly Persons Disorders
Cancer Patients, survivors and family members
HIV / AIDS Clients
People of Color
Sexual Abuse Survivors
Individuals and Couples
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
License No. and State:PSY19963, California
Trained in many modalities including EMDR/Trauma Therapy, Couples Counseling and Sex Therapy as well as above subspecialties.
Dr. James earned a Doctorate and Masters of Arts in clinical psychology from The Wright Institute in Berkeley, California. She holds a Masters of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of San Francisco and earned a Bachelors of Arts in psychology and sociology from Bridgewater State University in Bridgewater, Massachusetts.
Dr. James also served as an adjunct professor at The Wright Institute's Doctoral program for five years and supervised doctoral candidates.
DR. ROSILDA JAMES'S GROUPS
WOMEN SURVIVORS OF SEXUAL TRAUMA GROUP
The group provides a safe environment where you can feel heard, supported, and empowered in your journey towards healing. It's time to release shame and guilt and heal by finding your voice and claiming your strength and beauty. * It's time to stop suffering alone and be in a community that believes you, supports you and accepts you. This will be closed group for 12 weeks with a maximum of 10 women. Please call for a 20-minute phone conversation prior to arriving for the first group meeting.
DR. JAMES IS AN EMDR & TRAUMA INFORMED THERAPIST
San Francisco East Bay Clinical Psychologist, Author, Relationship Expert, Couples & Sex Therapist
The Garden Of Secrets: Hope And HealingBy Dr. Rosilda Alves DePina James