James Smith, LISW

James Smith, LISW
Wolfleg Counseling 2871 Heinz Rd., Suite B Iowa City, IA 52240

James Smith, LISW

A little girl asked her grandmother why life is sometimes so painful.
Her grandmother looked at her, considering a moment before speaking.

We all have an eagle and a serpent inside of us. The serpent brings thoughts and feelings of worthlessness, and the idea that it is other people that cause us to feel that way.

She paused, and then continued.

The eagle flies high, sees far,
and hopes to gain clear understanding and wisdom.
My granddaughter, life gets difficult during those times when the eagle and the serpent are locked in a necessary and mortal fight to the finish.

The granddaughter pondered for a while what her grandmother had just told her. Then she asked,

Which one wins?

Grandmother answered,

The one you feed wins.


This simple story illustrates the difficulty we all encounter with our inner world. At Wolfleg Counseling you will learn how you feed the different competing ideas in your mind and how to extinguish negative ideas and encourage positive ideas.

Wolfleg Counseling employs Attention Based Cognitive Therapy to help clients to center themselves and become more in touch with the present. This will in turn assist clients to move forward with their lives.
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Services James Smith, LISW offers counseling at 2871 Heinz Rd., Suite B, Iowa City, IA 52240 in Iowa City, IA.

Please call James Smith, LISW at (319) 936-6248 to schedule an appointment in Iowa City, IA and to get more information about the counseling services offered.
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James is attentive, perceptive, and insightful. He provides a very comfortable, safe, and accepting environment--a great environment to explore issues.
They have a very good professional reputation. I know that I'm under the care of an expert. I love that they are always more than happy to answer my questions, and actually welcome questions. I've felt awkward at some other places I've visited when I've tried to ask a lot of questions, but not here. I was completely at ease during my appointment here. They went to great lengths to make sure I was completely relaxed and comfortable the entire time. They paid close attention to me and all of my questions were answered. Their primary concern is my safety and comfort, and they always take the time to address every concern of mine immediately.
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