James Mason, LLPC, received his Master of Counseling degree from Spring Arbor University in Spring Arbor, MI. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Youth and Children’s Disabilities from Hope College in Holland, MI
James’ prior experience includes counseling and psychotherapy to children, adolescents, and adults with autism and other intellectual and developmental disabilities. In these roles he formulated treatment plans, designed and executed interventions with the patients’ family.
Prior to working as a therapist, James has experience working as a Residential Aide in a group home for adults with special needs, a Camp Counselor for middle-school and high-school aged students, and an Assistant Day-camp Coordinator. James is motivated to support people to live their lives as whole and healthy individuals. His philosophy of counseling supports individuals in developing a strong sense of personal worth and value.
James believes in serving community and giving back through mentoring and serving underserved populations. He serves as a mentor for The Landing at Central Wesleyan Church, and has previously served at the Ready for Life Program, and as a youth leader at Engedi Church. A volunteer service trip to Guatemala allowed him to work with other volunteers to construct homes for underrepresented families and serve in a local orphanage. He also volunteered as a camp counselor at sons and Sea camp in San Pedro, Belize.
When James is not working or volunteering, he enjoys being with friends and family. James likes to be spontaneous and loves to connect with youth, adolescents, and the young adult population. James is a connoisseur of pop-culture and enjoys being out in nature.