Jim Helling

Clinical Director, Athletic Counseling Office
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Amherst, Massachusetts

Jim Helling, LICSW directs the Athletic Counseling Office of the University of Massachusetts Center for Counseling & Psychological Health where he leads an effort to bring trauma-informed care, resilience-based culture and social equity to college mental health programs serving NCAA student-athletes. He introduced the first universal ACE screening program at an NCAA Division I institution as part of the pre-participation sports physical exam process. He is deeply engaged in efforts to develop culturally resonant, trauma-informed, resilience focused non-clinical programs to promote psychological health and growth among underserved college students, particularly Black NCAA athletes. He is certified in Clinical Hypnosis, EMDR and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy and maintains a private practice for the adult treatment of complex trauma and dissociative disorders based on Structural Dissociation Theory in Amherst, MA.

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