Jim Duncan, MA, LPC Intern
Supervised by Dena Roberts, PhD, LPC-S
Carl Rogers said, “The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change.” My work with clients is rooted in the principles of Rogers’ person-centered therapy. I believe you are the expert in your own life. I will work with you to clarify goals, identify strengths, and to create plans to identify and overcome life’s challenges.
Therapy should be a place where you find a safe, non-judgmental environment. It is within that environment where we can work in partnership to create a life that is happier, more rewarding, and more meaningful to you. Treatment is tailored to you!
We all have a biological need for strong and healthy connections with the significant people in our lives. Anytime that connection is threatened, we protest. Individuals have a variety of ways of protesting. Together we can explore your patterns, both with yourself and with other important people in your life.
Sessions with me are relaxed and informal. We are as likely to laugh in session as we are to cry. Although, sometimes we may do both. I keep psycho-gibberish to a minimum and encourage and appreciate feedback from my clients.
I am a transplant to Austin from Illinois, but after living here since the 1980s, Austin is definitely my home town now. When I’m not working, I enjoy exercising, reading, spending time with my family, and frequenting local restaurants for great TexMex!
If you think I might be a good fit for your counseling needs, contact me at 512-270-4883, ext. 117. You can also request an appointment with me on the RCC Austin Scheduling page. I look forward to meeting you soon!
M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Seminary of the Southwest, Austin
B.A. in Psychology, University of Texas at Austin