Dr. Vashonte James

Vashonte James, PsyD, LCSW

Dr. James believes that education is rewarding and beneficial. His extensive clinical training and education have prepared him to work with diverse populations. Dr. James is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Illinois, Indiana, and Louisiana. He furthered his education and training by completing a doctorate in clinical psychology from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology.

•    PsyD, Clinical Psychology, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology

•    MSW, Social Work, Indiana University 

•    BS, Criminal Justice, Indiana University

Dr. James knows the importance of maintaining the latest information on mental health. He attends trainings, seminars, and workshops, which are applied to his work with clients. Dr. James believes in providing the best treatment for individuals. He combines open and honest communication with the latest mental health information which produces a safe environment for individuals to reach their desired goals.

Dr. James specializes in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), and behavior modification. He has experience in conducting clinical interviews and assessments, developing and implementing treatment plans, crisis intervention services, and developing and implementing behavior intervention plans. In addition, Dr. James has provided individual and group psychotherapy services to culturally diverse populations diagnosed with major psychotic disorders, depression, ADHD, PTSD, ODD, and other affective disorders. He has provided consultation services to foster care families and other community service providers. Dr. James has worked as an Independent Contractor providing home-based and office-based clinical services for individuals and families involved with the Department of Children and Family Services and the juvenile justice system.

Dr. James works with children, adolescents, adults, and couples utilizing various therapeutic approaches to effectively treat issues. Dr. James’ clinical expertise has allowed him to serve clients with a number of different presenting problems. He has over 20 years of experience in social service, problem-solving, and interpersonal skills. Dr. James enjoys collaborating with clients to create a therapeutic alliance. Dr. James uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Solution-Focused Therapy to assist clients in identifying the maladaptive thoughts and behaviors that cause problems in daily functioning. In his leisure time, Dr. James enjoys working out, reading, and singing.