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About Jim

In more than 35 years of experience in emergency services as a Windsor police officer and firefighter, Jim has seen a lot of people in trouble.
 
“As a firefighter, I would see people on what was probably the worst day in their lives, and then I didn’t see them again.  Later, I would often wonder what had happened to them,” 
His drive to help others led him to get his Master’s degree in Social Work, and open his own practice in Windsor.
 
Now, he is helping former colleagues who have undergone traumatic experiences in the line of duty.
In addition to counseling emergency services workers, Jim specializes in treating adults with depression, anxiety, stress, and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.  All work with clients is completely confidential.
 
He uses Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, which is based on the premise that emotions are connected to thoughts and behaviours
When people become aware of their thoughts, and substitute realistic ones for unrealistic ones, they can develop new behaviours. Then, emotional difficulties such as depression, anxiety, low self-esteem and relationship issues can be overcome.
“It is very satisfying to be able to help clients with problem-solving techniques, and to show them longer-term coping strategies.”
 
“My goal is not to relieve symptoms temporarily, but to give my clients the tools they need to resolve problems that affect their lives every day.”