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James Michael Preston
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW

James Michael Preston

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW

Verified by Psychology Today Verified by Psychology Today
7 Endorsed
945 South 300 West Unit 211A, Salt Lake City, UT 84101
Let's Connect (385) 342-5716
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Are you feeling overwhelmed by the weight of your emotions? Do you find yourself trapped in a cycle of pain and struggle, unsure of how to break free? It's okay to admit that life can sometimes feel like an uphill battle. In fact, acknowledging the challenges you're facing is the first step towards healing and growth. I specialize in providing compassionate support to individuals who are grappling with the complexities of their inner world. Whether you're wrestling with past traumas, navigating difficult relationships, or feeling lost in the midst of life transitions, therapy can offer a safe space for exploration and healing.
Many of my clients come to me feeling stuck in patterns of thought and behavior that no longer serve them. They may be experiencing symptoms of anxiety, depression, or other mental health concerns that make it difficult to fully engage with life. Others may be grappling with existential questions about the meaning and purpose of their existence.
I understand that reaching out for help can be intimidating, but I want to assure you that you are worthy of support and healing. By taking this courageous step towards self-discovery, you're already demonstrating a commitment to your own well-being. I invite you to embark on this journey of self-exploration and growth, and I'll be here to support you.
Call or James Michael Preston now for a free 15 minute consultation - (385) 342-5716

My Practice at a Glance

Available both in-person and online

945 South 300 West Unit 211A

Salt Lake City, UT 84101

(385) 342-5716
I offer therapy sessions in person at the Maven West building, or Telehealth to all of Utah. M-F 9am-5pm. Client Portal on my website.
I specialize in Trauma and PTSD, Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD) and Coping Skills 
$150 Per Session, I accept insurance 
I see individuals, couples and families  
Hi! Its me.
James Michael Preston
Let's Connect (385) 342-5716
Photo of James Michael Preston, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist

My Practice at a Glance

Available both in-person and online

945 South 300 West Unit 211A

Salt Lake City, UT 84101

(385) 342-5716
I offer therapy sessions in person at the Maven West building, or Telehealth to all of Utah. M-F 9am-5pm. Client Portal on my website.
I specialize in Trauma and PTSD, Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD) and Coping Skills 
$150 Per Session, I accept insurance 
I see individuals, couples and families  
Hi! Its me.
James Michael Preston

Finances

Fees

  • Individual Sessions $150
  • Pay by American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Optum
  • Regence
  • SelectHealth
  • UMR
  • UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
  • Out of Network
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Currently accepting cash pay clients and can provide a superbill for any out-of-network clients to help with reimbursement. Website through SimplePractice makes payment easy and smooth with the technology they offer.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (385) 342-5716
Photo of James Michael Preston, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
James Michael Preston
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
"
Currently accepting cash pay clients and can provide a superbill for any out-of-network clients to help with reimbursement. Website through SimplePractice makes payment easy and smooth with the technology they offer.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (385) 342-5716
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James Michael Preston
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW

Qualifications

  • Verified by Psychology Today Licensed by State of Utah / 9024029-3501 James Michael Preston
  • In Practice for 12 Years
  • Attended University of Utah, Masters in Social Work, Graduated 2014
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I have over 15 years of experience in helping teens, adults, couples, and families in need. Licensed in UT and extensively trained in DBT, certified in EMDR and am passionate about helping clients through that modality, and ExRP to help my OCD clients find relief as well.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (385) 342-5716
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James Michael Preston
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
"
I have over 15 years of experience in helping teens, adults, couples, and families in need. Licensed in UT and extensively trained in DBT, certified in EMDR and am passionate about helping clients through that modality, and ExRP to help my OCD clients find relief as well.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (385) 342-5716
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James Michael Preston
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW

Specialties and Expertise

Top Specialties

  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Coping Skills

Expertise

  • Addiction
  • Anxiety
  • Autism
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Body Positivity
  • Borderline Personality (BPD)
  • Cancer
  • Codependency
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Violence
  • Eating Disorders
  • Grief
  • LGBTQ+
  • Men's Issues
  • Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Psychosis
  • Self-Harming
  • Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Transgender
  • Veterans
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Meeting with new clients, I use the DBT approach which suggests that we make sure someone has the skills they need to do all the other work in therapy. Through assessment and training, I help personalize the DBT skills using mindfulness and practical application. Once skills are being utilized consistently and effectively, we move on to difficult topics like trauma and/or grief to find healing.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (385) 342-5716
Photo of James Michael Preston, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
James Michael Preston
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
"
Meeting with new clients, I use the DBT approach which suggests that we make sure someone has the skills they need to do all the other work in therapy. Through assessment and training, I help personalize the DBT skills using mindfulness and practical application. Once skills are being utilized consistently and effectively, we move on to difficult topics like trauma and/or grief to find healing.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (385) 342-5716
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James Michael Preston
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW

7 Endorsements

David E Ward
David E Ward
CounselorBSMCCMHC
I've known James Preston since 2014 and can vouch for his expertise in DBT and trauma care. He genuinely cares for his clients, offering deep understanding and effective support. I highly recommend him as a therapist. Go ahead - call him now. He can help.
Ascend Higher - Emotionally Focused Therapy Clinic
Ascend Higher - Emotionally Focused Therapy Clinic
Clinical Social Work/TherapistCEFTLCSW
James is truly real and down to earth as a person. We need more therapists with this kind of personality and humanness. We studied together for our licensing exams and I can attest to how much this guy cares!
Jerry Buie
Jerry Buie
Clinical Social Work/TherapistMSWLCSW
Mr Preston stands out as an outstanding individual and professional that I would be more than willing to recommend clients seek services. Having been his prior professor I can attest to his compassion and skill in assisting clients achieve their goals!
Esmé van Pletzen, PLLC
Esmé van Pletzen, PLLC
Clinical Social Work/TherapistLCSW
As a former colleague of James, I can attest to his dedication and development as a therapist. He has extensive training in methods utilized for Trauma, PTSD and OCD, as well as a foundation in mood and anxiety disorders and substance abuse.
Zach Goulding
Zach Goulding
Clinical Social Work/TherapistLCSW
James has a great ability to connect with others. His interactions with everyone are genuine and treated with kindness. I highly recommend James as a therapist to help you with whatever you might be experiencing.
Kathryn Dennett Carpenter
Kathryn Dennett Carpenter
Clinical Social Work/TherapistMATLCSW
James is an incredibly kind and empathetic person. With a great capacity to listen, he is a containing and warm practitioner. A great therapist and person.
John L Walters
John L Walters
Clinical Social Work/TherapistLCSW
I have known James for more years than I will admit because it would give both our ages away! James is an amazingly competent and wise person. His intellect and compassion combine to provide clients with a therapist they can count on.

Client Focus

Age

Adults
Elders (65+)

Participants

Individuals
Couples
Family

Communities

Bisexual Allied
Gay Allied
Intersex Allied
Lesbian Allied
Non-Binary Allied
Queer Allied
Racial Justice Allied
Sex Worker Allied
Single Mother
Transgender Allied

Age

Adults
Elders (65+)

Participants

Individuals
Couples
Family

Communities

Bisexual Allied
Gay Allied
Intersex Allied
Lesbian Allied
Non-Binary Allied
Queer Allied
Racial Justice Allied
Sex Worker Allied
Single Mother
Transgender Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior (DBT)
  • EMDR
  • Exposure Response Prevention (ERP)
  • Family / Marital
  • Gottman Method
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Positive Psychology
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I often use a mix of CBT, DBT, mindfulness, and EMDR for clients that need it. My favorite moments providing therapy are times where a client can finally see clearly core beliefs that have been developed over a lifetime, and I love helping them learn from their life experience to produce wanted change.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (385) 342-5716
Photo of James Michael Preston, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
James Michael Preston
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
"
I often use a mix of CBT, DBT, mindfulness, and EMDR for clients that need it. My favorite moments providing therapy are times where a client can finally see clearly core beliefs that have been developed over a lifetime, and I love helping them learn from their life experience to produce wanted change.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (385) 342-5716
Photo of James Michael Preston, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
James Michael Preston
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW

Location

Primary Location

945 South 300 West Unit 211A

Salt Lake City, UT 84101

(385) 342-5716
"
I offer therapy sessions in person at the Maven West building, or Telehealth to all of Utah. M-F 9am-5pm. Client Portal on my website.
Call for a free consultation now - (385) 342-5716
Photo of James Michael Preston, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
James Michael Preston
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
"
I offer therapy sessions in person at the Maven West building, or Telehealth to all of Utah. M-F 9am-5pm. Client Portal on my website.
Call for a free consultation now - (385) 342-5716
Photo of James Michael Preston, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
James Michael Preston
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW