Koonteera “Apple” James is a Licensed Professional Counselor. Apple is also an Adjunct Professor at Geneva College in the college’s Master of Arts in Counseling Program. Her experience as a Family Based Mental Health therapist and supervisor at a Pittsburgh community-based agency helped to cultivate her client-centered approach. In addition, she utilizes a strength-based and holistic approach to treating and collaborating with her clients. Apple has worked with children, adolescents, parents, couples, and families. She enjoys helping them to increase their self-awareness and to learn new skills. From experience she knows this will improve their quality of life by targeting underlying issues to promote positive, meaningful, and enduring changes.
Apple incorporates a variety of strategies such as Attachment Therapy, Emotion-Focused Therapy, Eco-Systemic Structural Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, the Gottman Method, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, and Mindfulness into her work with clients. The depth and breadth of her clinical experience encompasses depression, anxiety, Autism, and ADHD. Plus, Apple also connects with grief and loss, adjustment disorder, trauma-related struggles, stress management, anger management, life transitions, and relationship and family conflicts, including couple, co-parenting, and parent-child conflicts.
Apple is originally from Thailand. She graduated from Geneva College with a Master of Arts in Counseling, and a concentration in Couple, Marriage, and Family. She enjoys cooking, being outdoors, traveling, and learning about new places and cultures. She also spends her free time volunteering and connecting with her loved ones.