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Posted on: March 3, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Arcadian Counseling Opens

James Killian at office

James Killian, LPC currently has a small private practice, but he has big plans. Killian is a therapist who specializes in anxiety, anger management and grief counseling. He had been in a group practice but always knew he wanted to create his own practice that reflects his unique background.

His wife’s company relocated from Arizona to Connecticut and that’s when Killian decided to open his own practice, Arcadian Counseling.  

Making the move to Connecticut was an easy decision, he said. He and his wife are Midwesterners who missed the changing of the seasons. Plus the state’s reputation for high quality public education was attractive to them -- they have two young children.

After moving to Woodbridge, Killian visited their family pediatrician at 1 Bradley Road and he was impressed with the office complex. His office is now there, in suite 106. His long-term goal is to grow his practice into a broader wellness group with multiple professionals providing a variety of services. 

“When I first started my practice, I asked my former colleagues in Arizona why they always preferred to refer clients to me. They all said they appreciated my ability to connect with clients on a deeper level to understand their specific needs and thus tailor my approach accordingly. They said the clients always felt comfortable sharing without being judged and appreciated my authentic nature,” he said.

Many of his clients are busy working professionals looking for quick results. For this reason, his approach is simple: implement a straightforward model with solution-focused strategies for fast, effective, long-lasting results. He typically sees clients for 8 to 12 visits and then as needed.

“I tell my clients it’s not about changing your past; it’s about changing how you experience your world in a whole new way. My goal is to empower my clients with the strategies and tools necessary to manage life’s challenges so they can get back to enjoying life.”

Killian plans to hold an open house with refreshments on Wednesday, April 22nd from 11am - 1pm and 5pm - 7pm.

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