Jim Crutchfield     is a licensed clinical social worker.  He is a native Floridian, born in Gainesville.  Jim obtained his Bachelor of Social Work from the University of South Florida (1991) and his Masters in Clinical Social Work from Florida State University in 1994.  His clinical internship was completed at the University of Florida’s Shands Hospital’s Pediatric Hematology/Oncology unit.  He undertook an additional year of post graduate training in clinical theory and practice at the Institute of Psychotherapy in 1997.  Post graduate work included working with children and families, adult cancer patients and Employee-Employer relationships.

        Jim currently works with individuals, families, and couples in helping to resolve personal and/or workplace issues.  He specializes in short-term solution-focused counseling.  He approaches clients with a firm belief that individuals have the answers to their problems within themselves, and that, within the context of a non-judgmental therapy relationship, they can begin objective exploration of those problems and answers.  He uses cognitive-behavioral and behavior management principles to assist in resolving parenting issues.  In his work with couples, Jim is clear that it does not help couples for therapists to serve as referees in treatment sessions.  Instead, he helps couples to see and understand their dysfunctional dynamic and to replace misguided behaviors with constructive ones that lead to improved trust and intimacy.