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James Vining

LGBTQIA Adolesc. & Adults

Collaborative by nature, I aim to provide a caring and safe space where you feel validated, valued, and are open to explore new parts of yourself. My understanding of personal change and growth is grounded in both psychodynamic and systems theories. Together, we focus on how some of your early history may inform your present challenges while also acknowledging the impact of the familial, institutional, and cultural systems in which you live. In addition, I believe that a consistent sense of curiosity and authentic presence with you, where multiple meanings can be explored, is paramount to growth-promoting and healing therapy.

I have specialized training and expertise in working with: gender, sexuality, poly/non-monogamy, kink, complex trauma, self-esteem, relationships, relationship conflict, depression, anxiety, queer and trans youth, coming out and issues related to biculturalism, bilingualism, acculturation, and trauma and loss related to migration.

I hope to bring people into therapy who are committed to collaboratively exploring and understanding themselves in ways they feel are essential to their growth. I am also eager to work with people who are curious about how some of their patterns may be creating obstacles to their growth.

I am in-network with Aetna, Cigna, UnitedHealthcare, Oxford, Oscar Health, and Anthem BlueCross BlueShield.

Mr. James Vining, LCSW (he/him/his)