Kia James, EdD, LCPC, LPC, is a Licensed Professional Counselor, an Adjunct Professor, and a Relationship Therapist.  She specializes in helping people have the best relationship with their self, so they can also have strong healthy relationships with others.  As a result of moving around frequently during her early years, she realized that how you view yourself in the world has a profound impact on your mental health and well-being; therefore, she dedicated her life to improving one’s mental and emotional health and creating healthy connections with others.


Dr. James provides individual and couples counseling. She also facilitates diversity training for therapists and teaches therapists how to deal with cultural diversity issues when working with couples. She graduated from Bowie State University with a BA in Psychology, and she continued her education, and gained her Masters and Doctorate in Counseling from Argosy University, also known as, The American School of Professional Psychology.  Dr. James has completed the level 3 training with the Gottman institute, specializing in helping couples attain healthy relationships.  She is also an approved Gottman Educator for the Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work.  

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Kia James is co-owner of Relationship Boosters. She is an adjunct faculty at Trinity Washington University. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.

Non-financial: Kia James has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.