James Wagner considers it a privilege to walk alongside individual adults and couples of all ages and stages who are facing internal and interpersonal adversity. Whether trauma, grief, conflict, anxiety, depression, or anger, James believes that collaboratively the client and counsellor can create a climate for healing, hope, and wholeness. Through warmth and safety, he works compassionately with a person to gradually grow by making sense of what painful experiences not only do to, but for them, so that core emotions are strengthened for creative living.
James has 30 years of care giving experience in the faith community with individuals, couples, and groups addressing anxiety, depression, grief, divorce recovery, addiction, and spirituality. He counsels from a marriage and family therapy perspective, targeting the client’s emotions in order to connect more satisfyingly with self and others as they grow.