James Faust

James Faust MA LMHC NCC

Who I Am. I have a private counseling practice in Lacey, Washington where I see individuals, couples, and families. In my comfortable office I create a quiet and safe atmosphere for you and your loved ones in which conversations can be carried out in privacy.

I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with the Washington Department of Health, License Number LH00009712. I have also met the demanding requirements of the National Board of Certified Counselors and am a National Certified Counselor, certification number 21299. I hold a Master of Arts Degree in Applied Behavioral Science with an emphasis in Counseling from Bastyr University's School of Applied Behavioral Science. In obtaining this degree I completed a rigorous course of study in human behavior and clinical counseling. Additionally I have successfully completed a nine-month supervised clinical internship in a community mental health agency in which I gained experience in providing individual, couple, family, and group counseling for a wide range of mental health problems. I also have a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Liberal Arts from The Evergreen State College.

I have completed a significant number of post-graduate training hours in counseling of individuals, couples, families, domestic violence, sexual assault treatment and advocacy, and trauma treatment. Additionally I have received post-graduate training in the treatment of adult and adolescent Asperger's Disorder.
I have attended the National Threat Assessment Seminar presented by the Secret Service in which assessment of family, workplace, and individual violence was examined. I have acted as an advisor to the Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs on domestic violence issues.

I am a member of the following professional associations:
American Counseling Association
Washington Mental Health Counselor's Association
American Mental Health Counselor's Association
Autism Society of America
Autism Society of Washington



Sam is my therapy partner. Sam is a graduate of the Bothell Academy of Canine Behavior and has significant experience in tummy rubs, ear scratching, and kisses. Sam is currently working on his certification as a therapy dog.

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