J Bass, MA, LCMHCA, LCAS-A, NCC
EDUCATION & TRAINING:
I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate. I earned a Master of Counselor
Education, Clinical Mental Health, at North Carolina Central University in August of 2021. I
am also a member of the Association of Death Education Counseling (ADEC) and the
Counseling Academic and Professional Honor Society International.
I apply a Person-Centered approach to counseling which means rather than viewing people
with mental health needs as inherently flawed, with problematic behaviors and thoughts
that require treatment, I recognize that each person has the capacity and desire for personal
growth and change. I use various counseling techniques such as unconditional positive regard,
and theories such as Nurture Play Structure (NPS), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), psychodynamic therapy, narrative therapy, and Gestalt therapy as well as Psychoeducation to provide the utmost individualized plan of care and professional counseling support. I believe that therapy is a collaborative process and guides clients to increase self-awareness, gain new perspectives. Through my work, I strive to foster a safe space where clients can tell their story, gain insight into how that has impacted them, and create a new reality that is more fulfilling.
I received Specialized Substance Addiction Training from the North Carolina Central University while completing his Master’s Degree.
AREAS OF EXPERIENCE:
I offer services to individuals, including adolescents and adults.
The following are some of the areas my services include:
LGBTQ + Issues, including Gender Identity
Grief and Loss