James Fry, MA, LMHC
Founder and Director of LC&C
Recipient of the Charlotte Sun Newspaper's Readers' Choice Award for Best Psychotherapist for 2013, 2014, & 2015.
Member of Focus on the Family's Christian Counselors Network*
James Fry is a Graduate of the Master of Arts degree program in Christian Psychology and Counseling from Ashland Theological Seminary in Ashland, Ohio, in conjunction with Emerge Counseling Center in Akron, Ohio. He has over 30 years of experience in Christian ministry, counseling and therapy. He has been a full-time psychotherapist counseling individuals, marriages, families, children and adolescents in Ohio and Florida since 1983. He has also served as an inpatient therapist at Riverside Behavioral Center in Punta Gorda, Florida, and as a therapist and supervisor of therapists at Peace River Outward Bound, where he worked with adolescent males referred by the courts.
In 2005, Jim saw the need for multi-faceted coaching and
counseling centers and began the work to open several
such centers throughout Southwest Florida. Jim is a Licensed
Mental Health Counselor in the State of Florida
(License Number MH7126) and maintains a full-time private
practice in Port Charlotte, Florida.
"My goal is to assist Southwest Florida churches as well as
individual Christians or Christian families to live healthy lives.
My desire is for children, adolescents and adults to reach their
fullest potential by living lives that are relationally, emotionally,
psychologically, and spiritually healthy."
Philosophy of Christian Counseling:
"I am extremely comfortable integrating good psychology with Christian beliefs and practices. I pray for my clients at the conclusion of the counseling session and oftentimes at the beginning of the session. I incorporate scripture when appropriate. As a Christian counselor, I believe that we have the power to change ourselves - with God's help and with the support and guidance of a trained, effective Christian counselor."
Depression/Mood, Divorce, Grief/Loss, Anxiety/Phobia, Addictions/Substance Abuse, Child/Adolescent, Education Problems, Attention/Hyperactivity, Sexual Difficulties, Personality Disorders, Thought Disorders, Impulse Control, Physical/Emotional Abuse, Adjustment Disorders, Elderly Problems, Relationship Problems, Recovery from Co-Dependency.
Emotional: Anxiety, Fear, Depression, Anger.
Relational: Partner, Family, Child, Employer/Employee.
Situational: Health, Occupational, Financial, Role or Age Changes.
Child, Adolescent, Adult, Elderly.
Member of the
American Association of Christian Counselors
*Members of the Christian Counselors Network must be state-licensed mental health professionals, insured, and attest that they are Christian with values in alignment with Focus's and that they counsel from a biblical perspective. Membership in the Network should not be construed as an endorsement by Focus on the Family.