James Cline, LCSW - Encinitas, CA - Mental Health Counseling, Psychotherapy

James Cline, LCSW

Mental Health Counseling, Psychotherapy
Encinitas, CA 92024
Virtual Visit Available
James Cline, an LCSW with over 30 years of experience, empowers clients experiencing emotional and psychological stress to identify and live by their core values, fostering a proactive and empowered life. His cognitive behavioral approach, coupled with certification in rational emotive behavioral therapy (REBT) from the Albert Ellis Institute in NY, shapes a comprehensive therapeutic framework. James's lifelong dedication to mental health practice, including work in university psychiatric inpatient hospitals, private and public mental health hospitals, and outpatient clinics, reflects his profound expertise.Working with James involves a meticulous search and evaluation of all aspects of an individual's life, collaboratively determining the nature of presented issues and crafting a tailored treatment plan with tangible goals. Safety plans addressing security concerns are also integral. James assigns homework as needed, primarily working with adult individuals aged 18 and above,
continuously reviewing progress and adjusting treatment plans. His commitment to ongoing learning is evident through extensive reading of clinical reviews, conference attendance, and a keen interest in philosophy, religion, and brain science.James's core values, rooted in the belief that people matter, shape his caring approach. He actively engages clients in the discovery process, assisting them in identifying their core values and evolving into the individuals they aspire to be. Fluent in English and embracing a multicultural clientele, James prioritizes demonstrating concern and care. He expresses excitement about the evolving mental health landscape, particularly the rapid evolution of brain science research and its potential to unlock new perspectives and approaches to effective mental health care. James acknowledges the vital role of faith in individuals seeking help for their troubles, recognizing it as an important component in their journey toward healing.This provider is associated with Alma.About AlmaWe’re on a mission to simplify access to high-quality, affordable mental health care. At Alma, we believe when therapists have the support they need, the system gets better for everyone.How does it work? Our simple process allows you to browse our directory, book a consultation, and decide on the right fit for you!
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Quick Facts

  • accepting new patients
  • 9 insurances accepted
  • speaks English
  • 4 specialties
  • 4 areas of expertise
  • 1 location

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Alma - Virtual

Encinitas, CA 92024
Accepting New Patients

Insurance Plans Accepted by James Cline

  • AllsaversUHC
  • Cash/Self pay
  • Cigna
  • HarvardPilgrim
  • Optum
  • Oscar
  • Oxford
  • UHC
  • UMR


James Cline has the following 4 specialties

Specialty Expertise

James Cline has the following 4 areas of expertise

  • Anxiety and panic disorders
  • Depression
  • General mental health
  • Individual therapy

Frequently Asked Questions

What languages does James Cline speak?
James Cline speaks English.
Does James Cline accept virtual/telehealth appointments?
Yes, James Cline accepts virtual/telehealth appointments. Click the virtual visit button on their Vitals profile.
Does James Cline accept my insurance?
You can see the insurance plans that James Cline accepts on their Vitals profile.

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