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LCSW James Zell

Provides online counseling through BetterHelp

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James Zell is an experienced, licensed Medical Health Professional who specializes in affordable online therapy.

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Licensing: LCSW
Years in Practice: 53
State: VA

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 50 years of clinical experience. I have had a variety of experience throughout my career. I started out doing inpatient psychiatric work with veterans. I then had several years of experience doing private practice before becoming part of a family agency practice for 20 years. I then went back to working with active duty military personnel and their spouses. As an active duty member, I was a Social Work Officer in the Army for five and one-half years. I was stationed at Fort Riley, Kansas and Ft. Monmouth, New Jersey. Over the last several years I have worked as an Military Family Life Counselor and have worked at Fort Eustis, Langley Air Force Base, Fort Bragg and with Naval Special Warfare for the last 6 years at Little Creek Naval Base. I graduated with a Masters of Social Work degree from Loyola University in Chicago, Illinois. I very much enjoy working with people individually helping them to sort out what's going on with them in their life individually, at work or in their relationships. My approach is a client centered approach which emphasizes listening and understanding the client and treating the client with respect and empathy. I believe in establishing trust with a client and building that trust so that the client can talk about and deal with whatever his or her issues are in a safe environment. To me the relationship between the client and therapist is the key ingredient to doing the work of therapy.

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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James Zell offers counseling online via BetterHelp

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