James  Killian

James Killian

Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Connecticut Waitlist Online
Woodbridge Accepting In-person
Updated September 6, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Grief
  • Anger management
  • Mindfulness
  • Life transitions
  • Career counseling

Professional statement

James Killian is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Woodbridge, CT who specializes in helping clients with anxiety, grief work, and life transitions. He frequently works with working professionals in their 30s-50s, though his practice is also open to teens and young adults. 

When clients visit James, they are often experiencing social anxiety or symptoms of General Anxiety Disorder (GAD). These could be related to unexpected life transitions or situations, which they’re not sure how to navigate through. James works with each of his clients to develop an individualized treatment plan, which often entails behavioral modification, cognitive restructuring, and mindfulness skills. 

Warm, compassionate, and authentic, James values the client-therapist relationship and prioritizes his clients’ growth and self-development. Having spent 12 years in corporate America, he has a deep understanding of the challenges working professionals face in today’s fast-paced world. James integrates a blend of real-world experience, clinical acumen, and highly-tuned intuition to help clients navigate the challenges they’re facing. He looks forward to meeting you and helping you find calm and create a sense of purpose and meaning in your life.


Message to clients

Choosing the right therapist to help guide you through this moment in your life is an important decision. I know reaching out can be hard - even intimidating, which is why every effort is made to ensure your experience with me is handled with professionalism, empathy, kindness, and respect.

My goal is to help clients develop new skills and insights to improve the quality of their lives, relationships, and careers and move from surviving to thriving. Clients have described their experience with me as refreshingly honest and authentic, focused and purpose-driven. I’m often told by clients: “This isn’t what I expected – but in a good way.” Contact me today to get started.


Specialties

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Grief - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance

Anger management - Addressing sudden outbursts of anger or sustained resentment; developing healthy anger expression and outlets

Mindfulness - Developing practices to encourage a state of active, open attention on the present

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress

Career counseling - Support around personal and professional growth; clarifying goals and steps to building a fulfilling career and meaningful work-life balance




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Parents
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

James Killian is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $160 (55min)
  • Initial session: $160 (55min)
  • Couples sessions: $185 (55min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • PayPal
  • IvyPay
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Every other month
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed
Therapist's note

While James is not in-network with any insurances, he does accept FSA/HSA as methods of payment for sessions.


Location(s)

Woodbridge practice
1 Bradley Road, Woodbridge, Connecticut 06525
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9:00am - 3:00pm
  • Tue 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Wed 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Thu 9:00am - 9:00pm
  • Fri 9:00am - 3:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Connecticut)
Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 9 years

Private Practice, 2018 - Present
Crisis Preparation & Recovery, 2012 - 2017

University of Phoenix Campus, MS, 2012


Licensure

Connecticut: 3295

Arizona: LPC-15688


Languages

English