James is a board-certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner. After serving six years in the Navy as a Hospital Corpsman, he was honorably discharged and earned his bachelor’s degree in nursing. After 24 years in nursing, James returned to school to become a psychiatric nurse practitioner and completed his Master’s degree in nursing at the University of Southern Indiana. James believes the relationship between client and provider is paramount and understands that each person has a unique set of circumstances that brought them to seek care. Through teamwork, James strives to empower his clients to become active participants in their care and discover which interventions are going to best serve them on their journey to optimal physical and mental health. James has experience treating depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, ADHD, PTSD, and bipolar disorder. When not working with his clients, James enjoys spending time with his family, volunteering for a veterans service organization, backpacking and camping.
It’s perfectly okay to feel sad, angry, annoyed, frustrated, scared and anxious. Having feelings doesn’t make you a negative person. It makes you human. — Lori Deschene