Welcome to SA Counseling, PLLC
Where Healing Begins
Welcome to SA Counseling, PLLC
Where Healing Begins
Where Healing Begins
Where Healing Begins
Anxiety & Depression
Adjustment Disorders and much more
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Repossessing)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Depression, fear, and anxiety are some of the most common and uncomfortable emotions that we can experience at some point in our lives. Through counseling and treatment, we are able to help you recover motivation, perspective, and joy that you once had in your life.
Many individuals experience symptoms associated with painful and traumatic circumstances. Anxiety, fear, and hopelessness are a few emotions that can linger post traumatic events. We can help you overcome these symptoms and guide you through the process of grief and healing. SA Counseling, PLLC offers EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Repossessing) for a variety of issues, most notably for addressing trauma and PTSD.
Relationship counseling can be beneficial to couples who are looking to strengthen their emotional connection, in all stages of their relationship. Couples counseling provides a safe place to discuss issues and solutions to better strengthen your relationship and a place to learn healthier ways to communicate.
His unique experience in the the field of religious studies, theology, spirituality and biblical studies enables the owner of SA Counseling, PLLC, James Anderson, to provide the very best in pastoral counseling/spiritual direction to his clients if they desire. Many come to James for counseling precisely for this reason. James has counseled Catholics, Protestants, Conservative & Reform Jews, Sunni & Shiite Muslims, Buddhists, Hindus, atheists and many from other religions. Whatever your faith, James works from your tradition, implementing spirituality into the therapeutic process to much benefit if desired.
James Anderson received a PhD in Biblical Studies/Hebrew Bible from the University of
Sheffield in England and a Masters of Divinity from Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary. He has a Masters in Mental Health Counseling from Texas A&M-San Antonio and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Southern Methodist University. He is currently a Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas and serves as an Adjunct Professor of Religious Studies at several universities in the San Antonio area. He has studied in Israel and Germany, given papers in Ireland, Portugal and England and traveled widely in the Middle East, Europe and India. James also worked as a counselor at Sage Social Services and the Ecumenical Center for Education, Counseling and Health, both in the San Antonio area. James works with those desiring to implement spirituality into the therapeutic process, with great benefit for those struggling with grief, trauma, anxiety and depression. He currently works with all ages on a variety of issues and he also enjoys couples counseling. Furthermore, James uses EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) with some of his clients to much benefit. He takes seriously the belief that God is the ultimate source of healing and well-being as he seeks to work collaboratively with clients to foster autonomy, empowerment, well-being and healing. Regardless of the issues, James works from the perspective that our thoughts play a much larger role in our lives than most realize. He maintains change is always possible; it is never too late. He also responded to and worked with the victims of the Sutherland Springs church shooting in 2017. His research interests include the implementation of spirituality into the therapeutic process, the religions of Iron-Age Israel and Judah, monotheism and religious developments in Persian-period Yehud. His publications include several articles on ancient Israelite religion and a variety of other subjects as well. A few include “El, Yahweh and Elohim: The Evolution of God in Israel & its Theological Implications,” The Expository Times 128 (2017): 261-267, “From Baalism to Yahwism,” Sapientia Logos 10.1 & 2 (2018-19) 34-46 and his recent article entitled, “It all boils down to אהבה.” Shalom Tidings Jan/Feb 2019. His recent books include Monotheism and Yahweh’s Appropriation of Baal (New York: Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 2015), Manifesting Peace: 12 Principles for Cultivating Peace, Healing & Wellness Distilled from the World’s Spiritual Traditions and Psychology (Eugene: Wipf and Stock, 2019) and Extolling Yeshua (Eugene: Wipf and Stock, 2019). He also recently published a book relating to church history/apologetics and another on the Eucharist.
This photograph of the Valley of Elah was taken by James during his travels of the Middle East. The site remembers the battle between David and Goliath in 1 Samuel 17. No matter the Valley of Elah or Goliath you face, James will walk with you through it.
Manifesting Peace: 12 Principles for Cultivating Peace, Healing & Wellness Distilled from the World’s Spiritual Traditions and Psychology (Eugene: Wipf and Stock, 2019)
Extolling Yeshua (Eugene: Wipf and Stock, 2019)
Monotheism and Yahweh’s Appropriation of Baal (New York: Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 2015)
All counseling sessions are 50-minutes in length. Payment is expected prior to each session. Insurance not accepted. Cash or check accepted.
Please print out intake paperwork below and bring completed forms to first session.
You have the right to receive a “Good Faith Estimate”
explaining how much your health care will cost
Under the law, health care providers need to give patients who don’t have certain types of health care coverage or who are not using certain types of health care coverage an estimate of their bill for health care items and services before those items or services are provided.
· You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost of any health care items or services upon request or when scheduling such items or services.
· If you schedule a health care item or service at least 3 business days in advance, make sure your health care provider or facility gives you a Good Faith Estimate in writing within 1 business day after scheduling. If you schedule a health care item or service at least 10 business days in advance, make sure your health care provider or facility gives you a Good Faith Estimate in writing within 3 business days after scheduling. You can also ask any health care provider or facility for a Good Faith Estimate before you schedule an item or service. If you do, make sure the health care provider or facility gives you a Good Faith Estimate in writing within 3 business days after you ask.
· If you receive a bill that is at least $400 more for any provider or facility than your Good Faith Estimate from that provider or facility, you can dispute the bill.
· Make sure to save a copy or picture of your Good Faith Estimate and the bill.
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PRIVACY ACT STATEMENT: CMS is authorized to collect the information on this form and any supporting documentation under section 2799B-7 of the Public Health Service Act, as added by section 112 of the No Surprises Act, title I of Division BB of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (Pub. L. 116-260). We need the information on the form to process your request to initiate a payment dispute, verify the eligibility of your dispute for the PPDR process, and to determine whether any conflict of interest exists with the independent dispute resolution entity selected to decide your dispute. The information may also be used to: (1) support a decision on your dispute; (2) support the ongoing operation and oversight of the PPDR program; (3) evaluate selected IDR entity’s compliance with program rules. Providing the requested information is voluntary. But failing to provide it may delay or prevent processing of your dispute, or it could cause your dispute to be decided in favor of the provider or facility.
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Notice of Electronic Disclosure
SA Counseling, PLLC is a Covered Entity and must comply with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (“HIPAA”), the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (“HITECH” or the “HITECH Act”), and Chapters 181 and 182 of the Texas Health & Safety Code. Please note that Chapter 181 of the Texas Health and Safety Code defines the term “Covered Entity” more broadly than does HIPAA in 45 C.F.R. §160.103. Covered entities as defined by Chapter 181 are required to comply with the applicable Chapter 181 provisions. If SA Counseling, PLLC obtains or creates information about your health, SA Counseling, PLLC is required by law to protect the privacy of your information. Protected health information (“PHI”) includes any information that relates to:
• Your past, present, or future physical or mental health or condition;
• Health care provided to you; and,
• Past, present, or future payment for your health care.
SA Counseling, PLLC may not disclose your PHI electronically without your authorization unless allowed by law. For example, the practice may share your PHI through approved, secure electronic methods for the purpose of treatment, payment for health care services, or health care operations such as case management or care coordination.
SA Counseling, PLLC may not disclose PHI electronically without separate authorization from you or your personal representative for each disclosure unless the disclosure is for treatment, payment, health care operations, an insurance or HMO function, or as otherwise authorized under state or federal law.
For a complete list of reasons that SA Counseling, PLLC is allowed by law to share your PHI, please refer to the Notice of Privacy Practices. This Notice will be provided upon the first date of delivery of health care services to you and is available upon request.