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LCSW James Harrison

Provides online counseling through BetterHelp

Mental health conditions are real, common and treatable.

And recovery is possible.

James Harrison is an experienced, licensed Mental Health Professional who specializes in affordable online therapy offered through our partner, BetterHelp.

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Licensing: LCSW Years in Practice: 12 State: California

Seeking help when things don't feel quite right takes courage. Sometimes we don't know exactly what's blocking us, other times that thing is too big for us to ignore. No matter what it is that you’re dealing with, I’m grateful that you decided to listen to yourself and have chosen this path to boost your support. I'm rooting for you. My hope is that together we can uncover significant ways for you to continue rising into your best self, define your wholeness, and audaciously live your truth.

Hello, my name is James Harrison and I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 12 years of experience bringing knowledge from a broad range of mental health settings including; adult outpatient clinics; schools for children with special needs; adult residential treatment facilities; foster care and adoption centers; and family preservation agencies. My work has also included individual therapy, community-based therapy, directing medication management facilities, and supporting group homes (locally and out-of-state) with the purpose of meeting clients where they are.

The essence of my approach is warm and genuinely focused on facilitating, identifying, and assisting clients resolve goals that are meaningful to them. I take into consideration the person's identity, culture, traditions, and relationships they have established to match them with the best theoretical approach. The work I do with clients is guided by a practice of being courageous, compassionate, and person-centered. My intention is to move at your pace to build a valuable connection, so that you can receive the support you're seeking.

"I am as whole as I envision myself to be." - unknown

About online counseling

Online counseling allows you to receive care from an online mental health practitioner via phone, video chat, or instant messaging. It is convenient for those who may have trouble getting to or would prefer not to have in-person therapy appointments. Ranging from $60 to $90 per week, online counseling is generally more affordable than in-person counseling. A study by researchers at University of California, Berkeley found that online counseling can be just as effective as face-to-face therapy while being more convenient, affordable, and accessible.

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Stress Anxiety Family conflicts Trauma and abuse Depression Addictions Relationship issues Grief Intimacy-related issues Parenting issues Self esteem Career difficulties Bipolar disorder
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Best therapy experience thus far

S.A.·Aug 24, 2020


James is a great counselor who is thoughtful about the questions he asks, the directions that he steers our conversations, and the resources he recommends. I always left our sessions feeling positively challenged to put my mental health first that week through small steps that led to big change. He responds promptly to messages and is attentive and kind during calls. He struck me as the kind of counselor who will meet you at whatever place you're at and help you move toward where you want to go, while keeping you in the driver's seat, with no backseat driving.

M.E.·May 15, 2020


James is amazing. He is thoughtful in every word. He lets the weird silences hang which really forces me to go deep and ask myself the questions that are driving my growth. He’s always on time, will go over time if I’m late because he cares about his patients and his craft.

C.H.·May 05, 2020


James has a very tender approach to counseling, which I am not used to, but I think is very beneficial. Instead of talking at me, he creates a dialogue and tries to have me come to my own conclusions, be more understanding and considerate of others, as well as reflect on myself and my actions. James is always thoughtful and kind, and I think he’d be an excellent choice for all thinking of receiving guidance.

C.A.·Apr 01, 2020


I can't wait for my weekly session with James! It's refreshing to be able to speak genuinely and not only feeling I am acknowledged for where I am at, or how I feel, but also gently offered to ponder, reflect or journal on a thought or a question so as to give myself an opportunity to get deeper in my thinking process in between sessions. James has an ability to balance active listening and offering something to ponder about with gentleness and compassion. He always find a way to celebrate my personal successes, big or small. His sense of calm brings peace to each and every session and interaction we have. If you are like me, someone who is in search of that "Je ne sais quoi" that is more than having a therapist or counselor to talk to, with James you are in good hands! I highly recommend him.

M.J.·Mar 17, 2020


James is AMAZING. He is an unbelievable counselor.

R.E.·Feb 20, 2020


James Harrison helped me through a huge crisis. I was hugely depressed and even thought the world would be better if i just weren't there. I'm still battling depression and effects of PTSD and I know that even though the darkest time has come and gone, I still need to keep seeing James Harrison. He is more than a counselor - he is a life coach who doesn't let me listen to my own brain garbage and reminds me that mental health is a journey. word.

H.O.·Jan 02, 2020


I highly recommend Mr. Harrison to anyone. I love how listens and helps me organize my thoughts around what I want to talk about and what is best going to help me. He is a great listener and always thinks before he speaks and is very friendly. I can honestly say that I've never had a counselor as great as this man.

J.A.·Nov 18, 2019


James is seriously amazing! From helping me navigate through my own feelings and experiences being the wife of someone with mental illness, as well as being a better mother- teaching my son the language of feelings. Literally too much to write here, but suffice to say he is the best therapist I’ve ever worked with!

C.R.·Oct 29, 2019


James Harrison is kind and helpful!

M.A.·Oct 02, 2019


I found James to be professional, respectful, and a careful listener in all of our conversations. I appreciate his perspective and the tools that he helped me develop in having more fruitful conversations with others in my life.

R.O.·Sep 23, 2019


James is great at listening and helping me reflect on things slightly differently. It feels like he draws out insights from me, rather than imposing his view.

A.L.·Sep 03, 2019


James has been wonderful for me in my times of need and also to bounce ideas off of in the calmer times. He’s helped me reframe my struggles and is always a great listener without judgment.

J.E.·Jul 29, 2019


James is incredibly supportive, level headed, and relatable. He's a friend resource to bounce ideas off of and talk through concerns with.

K.A.·Jul 26, 2019


Spoke with James today. Appreciated his professionalism and at the same time made me feel comfortable enough to open up to him.

S.O.·Jul 15, 2019


I am new to this process of “online” therapy.... but after a couple of video sessions and written messages with James, I am thrilled to have this ability to get help and now a 100% believer in the medium. I couldn’t be happier with James Harrison and his approach thus far, and I have already recommended this site to friends and family. Thank you and I look forward to continuing on.

E.V.·Jul 06, 2019


I found Mr. Harrison to be thoughtful, intelligent, and excellent at listening to me. He had a good understanding right away from what I was trying to communicate and accomplish with therapy. I found him to be extremely insightful and his suggestions helpful. I would definitely recommend him!

A.L.·Jun 30, 2019


James is great. Sometimes his guidance reminds me of a fortune cookie but he always finds a way to make things relevant and helpful.

S.O.·May 07, 2019


James has met and exceeded my expectations in counseling. He has great perspective and offers me some great opportunities to reflect and come up with some solid answers to improving my sense of happiness. I'm grateful to have him as a therapist. From day 1, he's been great with making me feel respected and important.

M.O.·Jan 17, 2019


James Harrison has been an amazing counselor and has truly helped me open up understand and has helped me on my healing process. Would totally recommend to my friends and family.

S.U.·Jan 14, 2019


Affordable, convenient, and accessible, James Harrison offers counseling online

  • Affordable: Pay a low flat fee.
  • Convenient: Do it at your own time and at your own pace. Communicate whenever you feel it's needed.
  • Available now: There is no waiting list and no calls to make. Simply fill out a short questionnaire and send your first message.