Licensed Psychologist, Leadership Coach, and Career Counselor

Kimberly James, Ph. D - psychologist in Houston, TXDo you spend your time dreaming of a life you just can’t seem to create? Are you feeling stuck and can’t seem to make the changes needed to live a fulfilling life? Are you so focused on the needs of others that there is never time to focus on yourself? Do you feel that your current career is not fulfilling anymore? I collaborate with my clients to identify the patterns that are creating obstacles to a balanced life. My work with clients includes helping clients design their own success through an approach that combines authenticity, integrity and creativity. Overall my style exhibits valuing individual uniqueness of the human experience and connection. I look forward to helping you to create an authentic life and career.

Individual Therapy

As a licensed Houston psychologist, I have years of experience empowering adults to recognize their strengths, create successful action plans and realize satisfying and dynamic lives and careers. I enjoy working with clients who are experiencing issues with anxiety and stress, self-esteem, intimacy, expression of emotion, intercultural/intracultural relationships & dialogues and fitness goal issues.

Disordered Eating Therapy

Do you eat to feel better or to feel safe? Do you feel powerless or out of control around food? I also work with emotional overeating, compulsive eating and binge eating concerns. I can help you become aware of your eating habits and help you to pause between your triggers and behavioral patterns. In addition, I can assist you in addressing your the connection between feeling powerless over food and feeling powerless over your emotions. Overall, I will guide you towards ultimately trusting your own inner voice and intuition and adopting healthy ways to express and fulfill your needs.

Leadership Coaching and Career Counseling

Are you a skilled professional that has been promoted to a management position? Are you a manager or executive struggling to connect to your team? I can help you identify strengths, apply effective & creative communication strategies, create successful action plans and empower you to embrace your leadership role. My approach emphasizes effective communication, individual uniqueness, and application from atypical and emerging fields. I have certifications in leadership training from Stanford University and University of Pennsylvania Wharton-San Francisco.

I also have a passion for career counseling and helping clients find effective career solutions. Typical clients I see are experiencing burn out, career transitions, conflict in the workplace, identifying management style and/or a lack of work/life balance. I can help you to create a career that aligns with your experience, skills, qualities and life values to realize satisfying and dynamic lives and careers.

Group Counseling

Are you a mature woman struggling with embracing change? Are you interested in connecting to other mature women? I also enjoy facilitating general support process-oriented therapy groups in which women discuss current personal concerns and gain insight into problems affecting their self-esteem, relationships, work/life balance and overall emotional or physical well-being.

What Clients Are Saying: 

“I really enjoyed working with Kimberly. She was wonderful. She validated my concerns and was very personable. She was able to provide great insights and was also very encouraging.”

with Houston Psychologist, Dr. Kimberly James.

Dr. Kimberly James is a licensed psychologist in Houston and the state of Texas (# 33817) and holds a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology. Dr. James has clinical experience in a variety of settings that include primary and secondary schools, community mental health agencies, hospitals and university settings. Her primary theoretical orientation is Interpersonal Psychotherapy with the integration of Narrative Therapy, the Eight Dimensions of Wellness and interpersonal communication. Dr. James has experience working with professionals in varied industries, university students, staff and faculty and populations representing all demographic backgrounds.

When Dr. James is not at Eddins Counseling Group she is providing therapy and clinical services leadership as the Associate Director to the University of Houston – Clear Lake Counseling Services.