James  Killian

James Killian

Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC

Accepting new clients for morning, afternoon, evening, & daytime appointments in Woodbridge practice (updated April 04, 2020)

Offers Online Sessions

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Grief
  • Anger management
  • Mindfulness
  • Life transitions
  • Career counseling

Professional statement

James Killian is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Woodbridge, CT who specializes in helping clients with anxiety, grief work, and life transitions. He frequently works with working professionals in their 30s-50s, though his practice is also open to teens and young adults. 

When clients visit James, they are often experiencing social anxiety or symptoms of General Anxiety Disorder (GAD). These could be related to unexpected life transitions or situations, which they’re not sure how to navigate through. James works with each of his clients to develop an individualized treatment plan, which often entails behavioral modification, cognitive restructuring, and mindfulness skills. 

Warm, compassionate, and authentic, James values the client-therapist relationship and prioritizes his clients’ growth and self-development. Having spent 12 years in corporate America, he has a deep understanding of the challenges working professionals face in today’s fast-paced world. James integrates a blend of real-world experience, clinical acumen, and highly-tuned intuition to help clients navigate the challenges they’re facing. He looks forward to meeting you and helping you find calm and create a sense of purpose and meaning in your life.

Message to clients

Choosing the right therapist to help guide you through this moment in your life is an important decision. I know reaching out can be hard - even intimidating, which is why every effort is made to ensure your experience with me is handled with professionalism, empathy, kindness, and respect.

My goal is to help clients develop new skills and insights to improve the quality of their lives, relationships, and careers and move from surviving to thriving. Clients have described their experience with me as refreshingly honest and authentic, focused and purpose-driven. I’m often told by clients: “This isn’t what I expected – but in a good way.” Contact me today to get started.


Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Grief - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance

Anger management - Addressing sudden outbursts of anger or sustained resentment; developing healthy anger expression and outlets

Mindfulness - Developing practices to encourage a state of active, open attention on the present

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress

Career counseling - Support around personal and professional growth; clarifying goals and steps to building a fulfilling career and meaningful work-life balance

General expertise


James Killian is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $150 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $75 - $150
  • Initial session: $150 (50min)
  • Therapy during coronavirus: $75 (30min)

Therapist's note

James can provide you with paperwork for your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement.


Remote video therapy sessions offered? Yes

Woodbridge practice

1 Bradley Road

Woodbridge, CT 06525

  • Mon 11:00am-3:00pm
  • Tue 9:00am-3:00pm
  • Wed 9:00am-3:00
  • Thu 9:00am-3:00 & 5:15pm-8:15pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private Practice, 2018 - Present
Crisis Preparation & Recovery, 2012-2017
University of Phoenix Campus, MS, 2012


  • English

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