About Us

No two people are the same. We all approach the challenges, stresses, and joys in life differently.  And the journey we embark on may not always bring us to our desired destination. Inspire Professional Counseling desires to journey with our clients to their desired destination.  Using our unique blend of empathy, understanding, and appreciation of diverse individuals coupled with the most effective evidence-based practice knowledge and practice techniques, our goal is to inspire our clients to be their best selves.  

Our work can extend beyond the clinical session to incorporate a treatment team approach. Many of our clients appreciate the collaboration with ancillary providers such as doctors, psychiatrists, teachers, IEP teams, Casas, social workers, case managers, and even members of one’s extended family systems.  We believe that the incorporation of this type of approach allows us to better understand our clients and their clinical presentations. Progress can be achieved sooner and a holistic approach to the treatment process allows our clients to appreciate and feel additional support. Overall, it is our goal that our clients feel acceptance, understanding, and relief from the stressors and dynamics that hold them back from enjoying their best lift.


Cheryl T. James LCSW

Cheryl James, LCSW

Director, Clinical Therapist

With over 25 years of clinical experience in working with depression, anxiety, trauma, and child abuse issues, Cheryl James, developed Inspire Professional Counseling with the goals of providing empathic, highly skilled, and culturally aware psychotherapy to children, teens, and adults with the San Diego County.  Sharing her passion is her team of a highly qualified psychotherapist. Collaboration with both clients and the important people in their world nurtures the healing process.  Our clients quickly feel the benefit of symptom resolution, relief, and acceptance.

Let us partner and inspire you towards healing, wholeness, and growth!

Located in the charming La Mesa downtown village, our office overlooks a quaint community filled with restaurants, wellness services and eclectic small businesses.  The area offers ample parking and a comfortable place to relax before or after your session. 

So many easy ways to contact us to make an appointment: Send an email or call us by phone @ 619-821-8200