James works with individuals and couples to enhance communication and connection. Ultimately helping them understand core causes of anxiety, emotional struggles, depression, addiction and compulsive disorders. James believes that we have the capacity to break the cycle and live out of our authentic self but we sometimes get stuck. We long to be fully seen and known. The challenge comes in allowing ourselves to be known. James' main specialties are around trauma, anxiety, depression and addiction (porn addiction, sexual addiction, sexual shame & trauma, marital conflict, and other intimacy struggles). James received specialized training in treating both trauma and sexual addiction.
James works out of several models primarily the attachment model specifically Emotional Focused Therapy which helps connect us to ourselves and others. He also uses Non-violent communication based on the work of Marshall Rosenberg. He holds Masters in Counseling from Trevecca and is also a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist and trained in EMDR and Brainspotting.
Lea Voigt, MA, is a pre-licensed, LPC-MHSP (temp) clinician at Peloton Counseling. Lea is trained as a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT-Candidate). She attained her Master of Arts in Counseling from Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI, and is accruing clinical hours toward her LPC-MHSP license.
Lea counsels from a strengths-based approach and works primarily through the lens of Attachment Theory, as well as practices skills from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Internal Family Systems, and Emotion-Focused Therapy. She also has a passion for the Gottman Method and for group therapy. Lea believes that to live life fully, we must find our inner voice that calls us to wholeness and love. Lea values and honors people in their uniqueness and welcomes clients of all backgrounds, though she is particularly focused on issues related to trauma, anxiety, depression, love addiction, sex & porn addiction, and other intimacy struggles. Lea has extensive experience around relational conflict as well as with working with trauma and those affected by Narcissistic Personality Disorder.
The purpose is to help couples connect on a deeper emotional level. Couples can disconnect in the relationship but also can find reconnection through the same relationship. The challenge is that it is difficult navigating through the hidden emotions of our own story which keeps us from being fully seen and known by one another. This is where Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) becomes so helpful. The purpose is to help each other see that neither of you are the problem. Rather, the problem is the negative cycle (i.e. disengagement, defensiveness, separation) and that is what is seen as the enemy.
our Background and Training
Our passion is to help people not only regain connection but find more of oneself in the process. Various trainings in the Peloton Counseling group are in Emotionally Focused Therapy and Non-violent Communciation.
Marriage Counseling - Completed Externship, International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT)
Sexual Addictions - Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT) by the International Institute of Trauma and Addictions Professionals (IITAP)
EMDR and Brainspotting Trained