Dr. Camille St. James
As a psychologist at the Caron Outpatient Treatment Center, Dr. Camille St. James provides individual and group therapy focusing on recovery maintenance and trauma.
A certified clinical trauma professional, Dr. St. James utilizes evidence-based and trauma-focused approaches including EMDR, internal family systems, sensorimotor, cognitive behavioral therapy, and expressive arts to support holistic recovery and wellness for individuals and families. Her clinical work is concentrated in addiction and trauma and supported by a theoretical orientation grounded in psychodynamic and family systems theories. She approaches her work with a keen awareness of diversity, equity, and justice.
“We humans are resilient. We have a remarkable capacity for healing. It is an honor to be part of that process, to create a safe space and offer tools that allow people to discover the path within themselves that leads to a life of recovery.”
Dr. St. James earned her doctorate in clinical psychology from Chestnut Hill College in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where she was the first recipient of the Thomas E. Klee, Ph.D., Award for her demonstrated commitment to modern psychodynamic theory as applied to psychotherapy. While pursuing her doctorate, she was also honored as an Emerging Leader by the Pennsylvania Psychological Association and continues as an active member of that organization.
Dr. St. James completed an APA-accredited pre-doctoral internship at The Psychological Services Clinic of Chestnut Hill College and her post-doctoral fellowship at Caron’s inpatient facility in Wernersville, Pennsylvania, where she stayed on as a member of the psychology staff until transferring to outpatient services. Dr. St. James has experience working with diverse populations from childhood to older adulthood.
Dr. St. James is a contributing author of Treating Contemporary Families: Toward a More Inclusive Clinical Practice (Browning & van Eeden-Moorefield, 2022), offering her experience working with addiction, ambiguous loss, and violence. Dr. St. James’ research is oriented around the broad themes of diversity, justice, spirituality, and well-being, as well as professional competence. Dr. St. James has taught a range of psychology courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels as an adjunct faculty member at Chestnut Hill College.