James Kapost, counselor for Beyond Healing Counseling.

James Kapost



My life boils down to service and I want to be of service to you. I have worked off and on as a
paramedic for over 15 years, I was a cop for about 3 years, and I was in the Army for 8 years
including a little over a 1 year in the National Guard. I have had a number of struggles
throughout my life and I was blessed with being introduced to someone who literally saved my
life and I want to pay that forward, since I can never fully repay them for everything, they did for
me. In fact, it was their idea for me to go into this line of work. How can I help you?
I bring a great deal of experience from my other careers and life experiences.

That being said, the focus of my studies and life experience is on trauma and sports psychology. I have a special understanding of Veteran, First Responder (Cops, Medics, & Fire), and the medical communities. I also played high school football and basketball; I wasn’t a pro, but I understand teamwork and many of the stressors associated with sports psychology and have focused studies on sports psychology. Additionally, my time in the Army had many similarities to those of athletes away at college or even pros who deal with the stress of travel and being away from family and loved ones. My time in the Army gives me a window into the dynamics of college and/or professional sports teams filled with alpha males.

I completed my internship at the Road Home Program at Rush: The Center of Excellence for
Veterans and Their Families and at Beyond Healing in Homer Glenn. There I worked with a
wide range of specialties including: PTSD, grief/bereavement, family and couples, anxiety,
depression, Bi-Polar, adolescents, young adults, substance use disorder, crisis/trauma, and those
adjusting to the many curve balls life sends our way.

I’m available at all times for my clients. As I tell them, “Please call me anytime, I may not
answer at 0200, I might, but I will respond ASAP. If you have any questions, please contact me
at the below information. I look forward to working with and helping you.

Specialties: PTSD, trauma, men & women, adults, military, children 8 years and up, first responders, addictions, anxiety, depression, & anger.