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James Clarke, LMFT

James Clarke, LMFT

He/him

Licensed in CA #137544
Insurances Accepted: Anthem Blue Cross, Aetna, Cigna/Evernorth
I am here to help you navigate life’s most difficult periods so that you can move forward with your life and find whatever it is you’re looking for.

My Therapy Style

I am passionate about working with people toward meaningful change, healing, and lasting growth in their lives. I offer people a place to reflect and develop an understanding to work toward their goals in therapy. In our work together, we often explore patterns you may be repeating so that you may find more effective and authentic ways of being in the world. I am very interactive in sessions, drawing from both humanistic and Cognitive Behavioral Therapies to find practical and useful tools and skills.

I come from a clinical and personal background inspired by spirituality, mindfulness, and existentialism. My work often blends the sciences of neurobiology and depth psychology. I have years of experience working with individuals and families through different mental health challenges ranging from anxiety and depression to addictions. Most people I see are seeking more peace of mind, fulfillment, and happiness. I am here to help you navigate life’s most difficult periods so that you can move forward with your life and find whatever it is you’re looking for.

Education & Training

MA - Clinical Psychology, Antioch University Los Angeles

Get to Know Me

Why did you become a mental health professional?

I became a therapist because I was inspired by my own experiences in therapy. The results of a therapeutic experience can be truly profound! After engaging in therapy and developing my personal mindfulness practice, I became motivated to work with others so that they may find the understanding, change, and growth that they seek in their own lives. I am honored and humbled by the experience of being a therapist.

What are your interests outside of work?

Outside of work, I enjoy making music, being active in nature, going to the gym, spending time with family and friends, and exploring the food and diversity of art and cultures in Los Angeles.

What is one thing you do daily that supports your well-being?

Exercise and practicing mindfulness are daily practices for me that support my mental and emotional well-being.

What book have you read more than once?

Existential Psychotherapy by Irvin Yalom continues to be a book I return to because I feel that it describes and explores the nature of being a person in a direct and useful way.

Favorite organization/non-profit?

One of my favorite organizations is the Hollywood Food Coalition because it is a compassionate organization working to serve the needs of others with no ulterior motives.

How do you recharge?

I sometimes recharge by spending time and laughing with friends while other times I find that being alone in nature is what is most rejuvenating for me.