Jim Soda understands and values the importance of creating a positive culture and environment within a company. As a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC), Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a Licensed Addiction Counselor (LAC), he holds an appreciation for systems and licensing processes, along with being an expert on policies and procedures. With over 10 years in the Behavioral Health Industry, Jim’s experience includes working on both the clinical and operational side of three Nationally recognized Substance Abuse Treatment facilities, co-creating a track for high performance athletes and building a successful treatment facility from the ground up.
After obtaining a MA in Vocational Rehabilitation and Mental Health from the University of South Florida, Jim wanted to continue learning and combine his passion for athletics and addiction by achieving a MA is Sports Performance Psychology. This combination allows the ability to look at organizations from a team perspective, along with assessing areas that need improvement. Prior to creating a start-up, Jim excelled at determining the needs of various programs and making the necessary changes to assure their success while being a program and clinical director. Jim’s eye for detail and quality assurance allows him to focus on policies and procedures, joint commission standards and the successful implementation into a program. Since Jim has spent years supervising, coupled with a performance improvement degree, Jim has a unique eye for staff and what areas can be addressed to improve the overall culture and operation.
While Jim has spent most of his therapeutic work in addiction and mental health as a solution-focused therapist, his degree in sports led him to implement mindful acceptance and acceptance commitment therapies. Trained in EMDR, Jim continues to be open to new approaches to treatment for programs and individuals to fit each one’s needs.
Jim recently returned to Florida from Colorado to be closer to family and lives with his wife and daughter in Jupiter Fl.