James Edwards-Kenion LPC
Dayton, Licensed Professional Counselor
Hi, my name is James Edwards-Kenion. I completed my master’s in clinical Mental Health Counseling at the University of Dayton, and I am under the supervision of Darcie Clark. I primarily approach counseling from a person-centered, strengths-based approach and enjoy existential therapy. My intern history has given me experience working with a wide range of diagnoses across the lifespan, including young children and individuals with developmental and physical disabilities. I've helped clients navigate through past and current traumas and tend to engage with my clients from a humanistic perspective, regardless of the diagnosis or trauma history. My passion points tend to be children, women (mothers specifically), individuals with developmental disabilities, and BIPOC populations, but I enjoy diversity within my client's diagnoses and age ranges.
In addition my master's from the University of Dayton, I also hold a Bachelors (2014) and Masters (2016) of the Arts in Bassoon Performance from the Wright State University's School of Music and have been playing the piano since the age of 5, which led me to also pursue a certification to become a Certified Music Practitioner through the Music for Healing & Transition Program (MHTP), serving individuals at their bedside through his Independent Practicum at Raj Soin Medical Center. With these studies, I intend to utilize Live Therapeutic Music for grounding and reflection in counseling sessions and contribute to the studies of using Live Therapeutic Music in the behavioral health setting.