Chris-James Cognetta Licensed Professional Counselor
Hi I’m Chris-James Cognetta, the primary counselor at A Mind at Ease. I’m here to help how ever I’m able assist you in your journey with therapy. I’m a Licensed Professional Counselor with a private practice in Dallas, TX.
I’m a resident of Dallas, active in the community and the world of nonprofit organizations helping people and their causes move forward.
Fun fact is that I have been an actor, model, and comedian in my earliest years and was in the last Montgomery Ward catalogue published.
My theoretical orientation is existential— the goal of existential therapy is to understand the way the client sees the world and help them make choices based on new insights. People often have a limited awareness of themselves and the nature of their problems. This is called a restricted existence.
My professional career outside of entertainment started in corporate America. I worked for global firms in corporate education, sales development, human capital development and more. Working in many industries including health care, hospitality, travel, theme parks, banking, IT, and Telecom to name a few. In 2007 I began my journey toward my career in Counseling. My corporate clients often needed more than what I was prepared or able to deliver as they were getting stuck in their personal lives as well as their professional lives. Gaining skills at Southern Methodist University.
During my internships gaining my experience before licensure was obtained in corporate settings, a non-profit youth center, an outpatient rehabilitation facility. This helped me to work with varying issues and problems.
My professional post graduate and licensure training includes Gottman Level III, Trauma, sexual dysfunction and many other topics.
My background is unique and diverse as my clients are. I’m able to help them with most issues and problems and look forward to working toward their goals with them.
Existential theory emphasizes the idea that a new therapy is created with each client. In other words, existential therapy is designed to be adaptive to the client’s needs, desires, and values. This lends itself to being a very adaptable therapeutic approach. Furthermore, being a rather unstructured approach that opposes rigidity, this approach is easier to adapt than most.
- Master of Science, Counseling Psychology, Southern Methodist University
- Master of Science, Instructional Technology, Bloomsburg University
- Bachelor of Science, Public Health Administration, St. John’s University
- Associates of Arts, Liberal Arts, St. John’s University
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1801 Pueblo Place, Irving, TX 75061
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A Mind at Ease Counseling
1801 Pueblo Place
Irving TX 75061
Revised January 16th 2023