Meet Dr. James F. Huntington

Exploring Resiliency Training

I developed my interest and gained my expertise in Evidence-Based Resiliency Training from extensive study in the science of resilience psychology.

Over nearly two decades of clinical work with patients, I've discovered which interventions help individuals of all ages become more resilient and better equipped to handle the challenges they face in their daily lives. In my practice, I help adolescents, adults, and families improve their communication skills, sharpen their boundaries, and build stronger relationships.

Clients with chronic pain, grief, anxiety, depression, substance use problems, and general issues with adjustment have all benefited from this motivational, collaborative approach.

Frank discussions help clients clarify values, examine emotions, and focus on the present in ways that are consistent with mindfulness-based cognitive behavioral therapy. Clients soon spend less time struggling as they grow more accepting of themselves. New skills make them more optimistic and more eager to take on new challenges.

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My work with adolescents often focuses on helping them identify their own values so they can behave in ways that feel authentic and genuine. This work often improves social skills, raises status among peers, and enhances interactions with parents and siblings, laying a firm foundation for the transition to adulthood.


Adult clients spend time identifying which aspects of their lives provide the most meaning so that they can shape their work lives, find and maintain supportive relationships, and focus on the activities that bring them the most joy. These conversations often involve extensive examinations of spirituality, principles, standards, and priorities.

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Years in Practice: 15
School: California School of Professional Psychology
Year Graduated: 2001
License No. and State: MD03871 Maryland

Additional Credentials

Degrees:                                                                     Indiana University/M.A. Philosophy, 1990   Middlebury College/B.A., 1983

Alternative Languages: German


Average Cost (per session): $130 - $190
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepted Payment Methods: Cash, Check

Accepted Insurance Plans

Out of Network


Family Conflict
Relationship Issues





Coping Skills
Substance Abuse

Client Focus


Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
Elders (65+)

Treatment Approach /Orientation

Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
Family Systems
Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
Motivational Interviewing
Solution-Focused Brief (SFBT)