James specializes in the process of letting go, stages of grief, autonomy, motivational interviewing and CBT with a strength-based approach.
James is very active in the community of Brockville where he helps people post-recovery in his role as President of a nonprofit organization called the Lost and Found Society Canada Inc.
James has appeared on numerous Ask the Expert Segments for CTV Morning Live. He also performs Flowetry where he showcases his Addiction and Recovery through Poetry that’s relatable for so many who have been in the same place.
He is the same as he is inside of work as he is outside, dedicated to helping the next person who is struggling, this is not just a career choice for James it’s his way of life all around.
James graduated with Distinction from the AMHW Diploma Program in 2019, since then he has won awards through Brockville where he lives, the 40 under 40 award is an award given to Professionals under the age of 40 that are recognized for the work they do in their community, James received this award in 2022, along with James becoming Certified with the CACCF for Addiction Counsellors the same year. James has completed his Motivational Interviewing Level 1 and Level 2, CPR First Aid along with his Canadian Addiction Counsellors Certification Federation Certification.
“Working at Newgate 180 is a breath of fresh air, working in past residential treatment centres, I am able to see how powerful the flow of this place really is, the team is incredible with working with clients, and everyone here has a particular set of skills and backgrounds that makes for an unbreakable chain of support for anyone who arrives here. The program is delivered in a way I absolutely love and being a part of a team that works together to help each and every person who comes in here is a beautiful process to be a part of.”