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relationship therapy

Do relationships drain your energy? Are you frequently in reactive or argumentative moments with your partner, friends or family? Positive, healthy love relationships nurture and provide energy and stability in your life.Improving communication, clearing the air of resentments, and learning to manage reactivity can go a long way towards improving your relationship with your self and  with your loved ones."Love and Trust in the space between what is said and what is heard can make all the difference."

self relations therapy

Are you happy with yourself? Negative self talk, feelings of depression, or self-anger hinder not only your own internal sense of well-being, but also your ability to participate in positive, healthy relationships."You, yourself, as much as anyone, deserve your love and respect."

James Maxwell, LPC, RYT
5902 Laird Dr.
Austin, TX 78731
PH: 512-454-1850

spiritual guidance

Do you live life without a sense of belonging or purpose? Developing a meditative practice is important to your personal well being and improves your relationships with others.
Learn how personal practices which promote stillness and well being can enhance your relationship to yourself and to others.
"The life of sensation is the life of greed; it requires more and more. The life of the spirit requires less and less, time is ample and its passage sweet." - Annie Dillard

* M.A. degree in Applied Linguistics from the University of Texas at Austin (1978).
* M.Ed. in Counseling and Guidance from Southwest Texas State University (1990).
* Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Texas.
* Certified Imago Relationship Counselor
* Professional Mediation Training
My Story:
I grew up a Military Brat moving around and living in Austria, Germany, New Jersey, Virginia, Kentucky, and Texas. I attended the University of Texas and upon receiving my Masters Degree took a position at Bee County College in Beeville, Texas as the Coordinator of Computer Assisted Instruction. I worked for over 15 years in the Computer Industry developing instruction, training, and programming. In 1990, I decided to make a career change and chose Counseling and Guidance. I have been in private practice for over 14 years and my office is located at 5902 Laird Dr.., Austin, TX 78757. I can be reached by phone at (512) 454-1850.

Counseling Philosophy:
I approach counseling as a sacred trust. I have been most influenced in my work by the work and style of Dr. Milton Erickson and one of his students, Dr. Stephen Gilligan. I approach each persons issues as unique and following the lead of Dr. Milton Erickson create a new philosophy and approach for each client. I take a psycho-spiritual outlook, helping the client to explore their ideal self and their relationship to Spirit, their friends, family, community and work. I prefer to be creative in counseling using props, metaphors, play-back theater and psychodrama when appropriate. I feel Group Counseling is one of the most effective approaches to self-knowledge and specialize in facilitating couples groups and self-growth groups