Program Director/Lead Instructor
James Campbell has been working professionally in the human services field with addictions, children, and families for twenty years. His passion is helping people, families, and relationships to heal and assisting them in building on the strengths they possess. James received his B.A. in Psychology from Anderson College and obtained his M.A in Management in Leadership and a second M.A. in Community Counseling from Webster University. In addition, James has studied Multi-Systemic Therapy with the Medical University of South Carolina and Cognitive Behavior Therapy through the Department of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Services. He is certified as an Addictions Counselor II through the South Carolina Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors. James is also a certified as an instructor of De-escalation Techniques through Handle With Care, Inc., and PRIME for Life through the Prevention Research Institute.
James has worked with diverse human services programs including High Management Group Homes, Supervised Independent Living Programs, Clinical Day School Programs, Outpatient Services, and In-Home Services throughout his years in the field. He currently serves as the Adolescent Residential Manager at the White Horse Academy in Greenville, South Carolina through The Phoenix Center. In this capacity he works directly with students and their families to assist them in entering recovery and working through issues related to addiction. He also actively weaves diverse treatment modalities into a unified treatment approach with positive outcomes.
Although primarily known for his work with adolescents and families struggling with addiction, James is also a gifted communicator, facilitator, consultant, and trainer on a range of topics including addiction, adolescence, cognitive behavioral therapy, communication, community supports, spirituality and addiction, team-building, family strengths and systems, addiction and domestic violence, leadership, behavior modification, and de-escalation.