Dr. Gail James is a licensed therapist, specializing in trauma, grief and substance abuse. She’s a motivational speaker, international speaker, pastor, best-selling author, entrepreneur, CEO and domestic violence and childhood sexual abuse advocate. Dr. James is the chairman and founder of Virgin Islands Agency for Restorative Care, Inc., which is a non-profit organization here in the U.S. Virgin Islands that specializes in providing mental health services, parent classes, bullying prevention, group violence intervention and care for the homeless. Dr. James is also the owner and president of Heavenly Home Sweet Home, inc. which is a home health care agencies that provides services in Florida and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Dr. James is a wife and mother. Dr. James though originally from St. Thomas U.S. Virgin Islands has made the mainland her home since the year 1993. Dr. James earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Palm Beach State College in 2002. She went on to earn her Master’s Degree in Biblical Studies in 2014 and her PhD in Christian Counseling in 2015 from St. Thomas Christian University. Dr. James went on to earn her certification in trauma counseling, grief counseling and substance abuse from PESI continuing Studies in the year 2020. Though Dr. James serves individuals dealing with domestic violence, marital issues, sexual abuse, trauma, substance abuse, mental health, depression, anxiety and PTSD just to name a few. Her personal interests focuses on encouraging, motivating, uplifting and mentoring women to assist them in reaching their maximum potential. She does this through her other non-profit organization; Sanctuary of Change, Inc., which provides services for the suppressed, oppressed, and depressed. It is here that Dr. James finds her most joy by providing free services for survivors of domestic violence and sexual abuse. Dr. James is currently a member of the American Counseling Association, the American Association of Pastoral Counselors, the American Association of Pastoral Therapists, and a committee member of the National Small Business Association. Dr. James is passionate about, serving God while helping others along with motivating, uplifting and supporting everyone she comes in contact with!!