Counseling Services

Relationship Issues
Anxiety and Fears
Personal Growth
Stress Management

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James Straub, EdD, Director

James Straub, Doctor of Education in Psychological Counseling

Retired, 2021, no longer taking clients

Dr. James Straub, licensed psychologist/health service provider, has been a practicing therapist for more than 35 years. He is director and senior therapist of the Center for Family and Individual Counseling (now known as Counseling and Psychological Services, LLC.), treatment director of the cognitive/behavioral program at Boone Hospital Center, clinical assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry and adjunct senior staff at the Counseling Center at the University of Missouri: Columbia.

Dr. Straub is the developer of Precision Cognitive Therapy, an integrative approach to therapy and has lectured and taught extensively in the United States and Mexico as well as Canada and France. He has been actively working with cognitive and behavioral therapy since the early 1970's including a doctoral dissertation on group cognitive/behavioral therapy for persons with chronic depression. He is a Master Practitioner in NLP, certified in Hypnosis by the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis, Fellow: The American College of Forensic Examiners, Fellow: The International Academy of Eclectic Psychotherapy, Diplomate of the American Board of Psychological Specialties in the area of Trauma and PTSD, Certified Cognitive-Behavioral Therapist through the National Association of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapists.

Treatment Modalities
Cognitive and Behavioral Therapies including Rational Emotive Therapy and EMDR
Hypnosis (Certified with the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis as an approved consultant)
NLP (certified at the master practitioner level)
Marriage and Family Therapy (Certified with the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy as an approved supervisor) also trained in Imago Therapies
(Also trained in and taught, Gestalt Therapy, Psychosynthesis, Adlerian Individual Psychology,)

Disorders and Issues Treated

Mood Disorders (Depression, dysthymia, bi-polar)
Anxiety Disorders (Panic, Generalized Anxiety, Phobias, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder)
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Dissociative Disorders
Spiritual issues
Health Related Issues
Adjustment disorders
Sexual Dysfunction
Gender Identity issues in adults