James Hallberg, LCSW
I engage my role as a psychotherapist to be present and insightful as I walk alongside the client through their past and present lives. I am a very transparent and unique therapist that allows my own quirks and personality to be a piece of the process and choose to stand on the front side of the blank slate style of therapy and not hide. This allows a genuine and authentic relationship to be formed between myself and the client and gives a deeper meaning to the work that is accomplished because it is through collaboration and dialogue that the change will be discovered.
I believe that we have a story to be told and I aim to help guide the client in finding their voice to share theirs. By identifying our defensive blocks, I help comfort in the discovery of self-compassion and embracing authentic vulnerability. Life is full of unexpected moments and through finding our voice we can share our lives with others and demonstrate a strong understanding and humble acceptance of our truths. By gaining a greater perspective of ourselves through reflection and reconciling of our daily moments, I feel it relieves some of the intensity of pressure in the uncertain moments and allows our open heart and quiet mind to be at peace. Once we are able to understand that our past will remain in the past and it is in the acceptance of it being a part of our truth that we are able to allow the opportunity to actually heal by designing a space to embrace and listen to ourselves. Through the process of listening to our own bodies we are able to gather all the messaging that we have been overlooking for so long that will be the blueprint for most of the work that will follow. It is in this that the holistic approach and integrative healing is introduced and from that the client is able to build their trust in themselves again through the supportive listening to their own body.
The most humbling experience is the moment I am able to witness someone in their process actually experience the awakened thought and the rush of clarity that comes to them to have such safety and strength in their courage of being their true self. I can honestly say that I have been blessed and fortunate enough to know that I am doing exactly what I was meant to be doing in this life and because of my graceful awareness of that I feel it makes me an incredible therapist, coach, support, and healer.