Candra James, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

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

It can be difficult to get through the day when you are constantly experiencing anxiety and/or depression. As your therapist, I will help you to understand where these feelings are coming from, and provide you with effective coping strategies to overcome and approach these obstacles with new perspectives.

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

When your relationship faces hardship, it can be completely overwhelming and altogether upsetting. As your therapist, I will guide you through your relational issues, and provide you with much support and encouragement. Together, we will find meaningful resolutions and restore a sense of peace and clarity in your life.

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

No one wants to live day to day in emotional pain. Some people do not express their pain because they do not want to make others aware of their struggle. Likewise, other people do not know how to make the pain go away. In our work together, I will assist you in navigating through the aftermath of trauma, and provide you with the tools you need to begin healing.

I received my bachelor’s degree in psychology from the College of Charleston and my masters degree in mental health counseling from Webster University in Charleston. My approach is tailored to the needs of the client and is grounded in unconditional respect and empathy. Do not put off change and healing until tomorrow. Join me in a collaborative, trusting, and judgment-free partnership.

I specialize in the following areas:

  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Grief and Loss
  • Relationship Issues
  • Children (8+) Counseling

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

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (all plans)
  • Cigna
  • 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.