James specializes in testing for children ranging from 3 to 18 years, including the evaluation of cognitive and intellectual abilities (IQ), academic achievement testing and learning differences, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), and disruptive behavior disorders. James is also trained to provide empirically-supported evaluations for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) using “gold standard” measures. In addition to assessment James also enjoys helping children build skills and self-efficacy in behavior management, social skills, and social problem-solving.
James is currently offering online therapy or teletherapy to help make psychology accessible to as many people as possible during the Covid-19 crisis. Online counseling is easy to access and just as effective as in-person therapy.
- B.S. in Psychology and History from Belmont University, 2008
- Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from The University of Southern Mississippi, 2014
- Predoctoral internship at the University of Alabama-Birmingham’s UAB-BVAMC program
- Postdoctoral fellowship at UAB’s Civitan-Sparks Clinics, a Leadership and Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disorders (LEND) training program