Candra James, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Do you wake every morning with a sense of anxiety or depression?

Are you in a troubled relationship and unable to decide whether you should stay or leave?

Are you struggling to overcome negative thoughts and feelings regarding a traumatic event?

In our work together I will assist you in navigating complex life experiences to achieve a happier and more fulfilling life. No one wants to live day to day in emotional pain. Some people don’t express their pain because they don’t want to make others aware of their struggle. Yet, other people don’t know how to make the pain go away. It brings me great joy to be involved in meaningful resolutions and observe the emotional evolution of clients.

I am trained to provide evidence-based therapy such as Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), as well as other therapeutic techniques. I have experience providing individual counseling, group counseling, and support for parents of children who have experienced a traumatic event. I assist in the improvement of self-esteem in children and adolescents, and facilitate the strengthening of the relationship between parent and child.

My ultimate goal is to provide you with the tools you need to begin healing and approach obstacles with new perspectives. My approach is tailored to the needs of the client and is grounded in unconditional respect and empathy. Don’t put off change and healing until tomorrow. Join me in a collaborative, trusting, and judgment-free partnership.

I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the College of Charleston and my Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Webster University in Charleston.

In addition to clients who are private pay, I am in-network with the following insurances:

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (all plans)
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare

If you have questions or are ready to begin counseling, contact us today.  Charleston Counseling Center accepts a variety of insurance plans and our friendly administrative staff will get you scheduled with the best clinician for your goals.  Don’t continue to feel alone in your struggles, we are here to help.


With their permission, here are some experiences of former clients…

I made an appointment with Candra for my 7 year old daughter for some anxiety she was having. Candra was very warm and my child opened up to her immediately. My child has made positive progress since starting and she continues to be excited for her next session. Mrs. James is an excellent counselor and I would definitely recommend her to anyone.

Simpy put Candra is Amazing! I Thank God for her. She’s helped me through some pretty dark times. I refer everyone I know to her

T. J.

Candra James has really helped me through coping with the toughest aspects of my life. She is very sweet, tidy, helpful and organized. I highly recommend considering sessions with her. She is very efficient with her work, and pays very close attention to details, to ultimately give options for better ways of dealing with troubles in life. Overall, she is very personable and good at her work

P. K.