Jesse James

Jesse James

Professional Counselor

Certified Professional Counselor/ SUDP

I have a passion to help others that struggle in life and I’ve turned my passion into my profession. I enjoy the professional relationship

Client Status

accepting clients



101 East 8th Street

Suite 110

Vancouver, 98660

At a Glance


Rate: $100-$150

Provides free initial consultation

Practicing Since: 2005

Languages: English

Faith: Christianity


  • Individual
  • Relationship

Insurances Accepted

  • Out of Pocket

My Ideal Client

Presently, I work with individuals and couples seeking out help in marriage and relationships along with substance use issues as well as working with military Veterans. Prior to my current position, I worked as a drug and alcohol therapist in Clark County the last 2 decades.

My Background and Approach

I hold a Master of Science in Organizational Management and Leadership Degree (MS) from Warner Pacific University, as well as a Bachelor of Science in Human Development from Warner Pacific University. I have a Professional Certified Counselor Certification (CC) issued in the state of Washington (CL61019010), as well as a Substance Use Disorder Professional Certification issued in the state of Washington (CP00006269) I’m also certified in Gottman Method Couples Therapy-Level 1 I believe in the therapeutic process and relationship. I am passionate about creating a safe-place for my clients, in which he or she can experience authentic self-expression, validation, self-worth, and motivation toward positive change. In therapy, we will work together as a team. I typically approach counseling sessions with a solution-focused mind-set, meaning we don’t simply focus on the problem, but we problem-solve together, and often set goals for the following session.

Why I am a Good Fit for You

My Passion in counseling comes from facilitating a conversation during which you are able to identify your own strengths, set your own goals, and take your own steps toward positive change. You become empowered as you gain awareness of your own capacity for change. Your participation throughout the entire therapeutic process is vital for success. My role, as your therapist, is to challenge you, provoke insight, teach new skills, and encourage you to explore the choices you have available to you in your current situation, so that you may learn to act and think in a more helpful way. I’m also a Christian man with strong Christian beliefs and will include biblical perspective when working with couples and individuals.

Techniques I Use


  • Motivational Interviewing External link

    Im certified in Level 1 of the Gottman Method as well as motivational interviewing which is my main way of helping you get past you and able to openly discuss your need for therapy.

Issues I Treat


  • Drug Dependence / Abuse / Addiction External link

    I've been working with people who have been challenged by poor choices and don't know any different way for the last 18 years. My background is extensive in addiction counseling, as well as the ASAM criteria for dependence,

  • Codependency External link

    My expertise is that I used to be a life time ago a Co-dependent and know the whys and the hows of Co-dependency and what therapy works best for codependents. I utilize my background in CBT and my personal experiences to help guide you to being able to say no without feeling guilty and knowing its okay to set boundaries with loved ones.

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