I work from the basic assumption that regardless of one's previous life experience and current situation, one can learn new ways to move in the direction of what one most values in life, e.g., intimate relationships, family, friends, career, etc.
We cannot change what has happened in life. However, our past does not have to become a barrier to living a life that matters. Our work together will focus on enhancing your ability to take committed action in the service of your personal values.
My speciality is working with uniformed services professionals, veterans, police officers, firefighters, emergency medical personnel and correctional officers who struggle with PTSD and other co-occurring conditions such as depression, anxiety, alcohol and substance abuse; sleep problems, traumatic brain injury, and suicide ideation.
Take the first step to help. Call or Email James S. Bastien now - (413) 485-7439


  • Years in Practice: 30+ Years
  • School: University of Michigan
  • Year Graduated: 1979
  • License No. and State: 116407 Massachusetts
  • Please note: License State differs from Location State


  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
  • Accepted Payment Methods: Mastercard, Visa

Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Aetna
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • Health New England
  • Tufts
  • United
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Additional Credentials

  • License No. and State: 089.0047336 Vermont


  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Traumatic Brain Injury


  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Chronic Pain
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Grief
  • Relationship Issues
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Substance Abuse
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Uniformed Services e.g., Veterans, etc.

Mental Health

  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Mood Disorders

Client Focus


  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults


  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Acceptance & Commitment Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Cognitive Processing Threapy (CPT) for PTSD
  • Dialectical (DBT)
  • IRest Yoga Nidra
  • Mindfulness-based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Trauma Focused


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group
Last Modified: 13 Sep 2015