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James P. Walsh LMFCC/LAADC

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Working as a Clinical Supervisor in a collaborative private practice setting, a team of professionals, under the guidance of James Walsh, provides specialized services to teens and young adults.
Areas of expertise include: Alcohol Abuse, Eating Disorders, LGBT issues, Grief and Loss, School related difficulties, and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders.
James' approach is primarily Client Centered/Cognitive Behavioral; focusing on the individual while challenging their dysfunctional emotions, maladaptive behaviors, and cognitive processes through a number of goal-oriented applications.
Colleagues apply an array of modalities based on client's areas of need; including: Narrative, Humanistic, and DBT.
Bio
DIS Counselor/Clinical Supervisor
William S. Hart Union High School District
August 2006 – Present (7 years 6 months)|Santa Clarita Valley, CA
Encourages clients to express their feelings and discuss what is happening in their lives, and help them to develop insight into themselves, their school performance, and familial/social relations.
Guides clients in the development of skills and strategies for dealing with their problems.
Introduced and maintains several District programs including: Suicide Prevention protocols, Counseling Intern program, and Social Skills programs; design to address the learning styles of students with Autism and Aspergers Syndrome.
Counsels clients, individually and in group sessions, to assist in overcoming dependencies, adjusting to life, and making changes.
Develops and implements treatment plans based on clinical experience and knowledge.
Collaborates with other staff members to perform clinical assessments and develop treatment plans.
Refers clients or family members to community resources or to specialists as necessary.

Educational Specialist - Instructor Newhall School District
August 1998 – Present - PT (15 years 6 months)|Santa Clarita Valley, CA
Plans a program of study that, as much as possible, meets the individual needs, interests, and abilities of the students.
Creates a classroom environment that is conducive to learning and appropriate to the maturity and interests of the students.
Guides the learning process toward the achievement of curriculum goals and establishes clear objectives for all lessons, units, projects to communicate these objectives to students.
Employs a variety of instructional techniques and instructional media, consistent with the physical limitations of the location provided and the needs and capabilities of the individuals or student groups involved.
Assesses the accomplishments of students on a regular basis and provides progress reports as required.
Takes all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials, and facilities.
Maintains accurate, complete, and correct records as required by law, district policy, and administrative regulation.
Plans and supervises purposeful assignments for instructional teacher aide(s) and volunteer(s) and, cooperatively with department heads, evaluates their job performance.
Practice Areas
 Counseling / Therapy  Eating Disorders
 Addiction / Drug Rehab  Gay or Lesbian Issues
 Adolescents  Grief and Loss
 Anger Management  Learning Disabilities
 Caregiver Issues  Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
 Coronavirus/COVID-19 Issues
Certifications
 Certified Marriage, Family, and Child Counselor (MFCC)  Licensed Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselor (LADC)
 Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)
Education/Training
Cal State University, Northridge: Masters Degree - Special Education, Mild Moderate Disorders.
Special Education is specially designed instruction for students with exceptional learning needs. The field of special education addresses the needs of students who have disabilities and students who are identified as gifted or talented.
All programs focus on preparing highly qualified special educators to serve culturally and linguistically diverse learners.

Cal State University, Northridge: Masters Degree - Educational Psychology, Counseling and Guidance.
The Department of Educational Psychology and Counseling prepares students from diverse backgrounds for highly effective, ethical, and satisfying careers as professional educators and counselors working with individuals, families, and groups in educational, organizational, and community settings in California.
The aim of the programs is to reflect a heuristic and developmental life-span approach to theory, research, and practice centered on the study and application of major concepts and skills from counseling, early childhood education, educational psychology, and psychological foundations of education.
Payments Accepted
Cash, check, paypal (visit: www.jameswalshlmfcc.weebly.com) click "make a payment"
Hours:8:00 - 7:00 p.m. (Monday - Saturday)
Cost/Session:TBD
License:LMFCC/LAADC/Educational Specialist
Location
Stanford Professional Center
25000 Ave. Stanford #231
ValenciaCA 91355
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