James R. Furlin MS., LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

James is a Counselor with experience in Mental Health, Marriage, and Chemical Dependency. He has been helping people for over 30 years. His approach is largely Cognitive Behavioral but he has training in other treatment modalities, the Addiction Process and Biofeedback. His client base includes helping people with Mental illnesses, e.g. Depression, Bipolar, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Alcohol and Drug Addiction, and Marital issues.
James graduated from the University of Nebraska at Omaha with a Master of Science Degree in Counseling in 1976. He did one year of post graduate training at the Alfred Adler Institute in Minneapolis, MN. He retired from the Air Force in 1989 while serving here in San Antonio at Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center. His military service started in 1966 with the U.S. Anny. James is one of a very few Professional Counselors who are certified by the National Board of Certified Counselors. He was an adjunct professor of Psychology for the University of Maryland’s overseas programs for the military and a Practicum Supervisor for Boston University’s overseas Counseling Program.

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Alamo Mental Health Group is a private behavioral health group practice and all of its providers are independently licensed to practice in their own area of expertise and interest. Each provider is fully independent from the others who share office space at this location. The providers are each sole proprietors of their practice and each has complete control and responsibility for their practice within their respective specialty.

Our goal is to provide the best individualized treatment possible. To meet this goal, Alamo Mental Health Group has a group of highly skilled providers who are licensed, qualified mental health professionals, including psychiatrists, psychiatric nurse practitioners, psychologists, and psychotherapists, providing a variety of behavioral health services.

Psychiatrists are medical doctors (MD's or DO's) certified in treating mental illness using a biomedical approach to mental disorders. They are available to prescribe medications. Psychiatrists do not typically provide psychotherapy or counseling, although some may be trained to conduct psychotherapy.

Psychologists are Ph.D. and Psy.D. level practitioners who are not medical doctors, but have advanced training in the assessment and treatment of psychiatric disorders. Psychologists do provide individual psychotherapy with children adolescents, and adults. They also provide couples, and family therapy, as well as perform psychological, cognitive, intellectual, and academic assessments and evaluations.

Psychotherapists are master level practitioners (licensed clinical social workers and licensed professional counselors) who are not medical doctors, but are trained to assess, diagnose, and treat individuals with psychiatric disorders. They provide individual psychotherapy with children adolescents, and adults. They also provide couples, and family therapy.

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James R. Furlin MS., LPC   [more info]

Licensed Professional Counselor