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Jim Pickett

My desire is to help couples develop ways to build strong, enriched marriages by identifying behaviors that damage your marriage that occur through unresolved conflict, poor communication skills, and a lack of unified commitment. The marriage is the foundation for the family and society through connection and unity at the couple level.


My hope is to build individuals through integrity, character, and personal responsibility to be effective when engaging with others at home, work, or in social gatherings. I will guide clients in identifying disruptive behaviors and create changes to help reduce stress and bring happiness and joy into life.

​​As a graduate student gaining clinical experience, Mr. Pickett is under the supervision Liberty University, Sonya Heckler Cheyne, PhD, LPC-S, NCC, and Kristin Witte-Hubbard, M.Ed., LPC.

Professional Level

  • Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) graduate student


Areas of interest

  • Couples

  • Families​


  • Gottman Method for couples

  • Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

  • Solution-Focused Therapy (SFT)

Clinical Experience

  • Couples

  • Families


  • M.S,, Strategic Studies in Intelligence

  • B.S., Business


Certifications and Trainings

  • Dynamic Marriage Facilitator, Marriage Dynamics Institute

  • Gottman Method - Level 2

  • EAP First Responder

  • Trauma

  • Advanced Critical Thinking, Critical Thinking & Structured Analysis

  • African Studies & Central African Studies

  • Human Conflict and Strategic Analysis

Professional Clinical Organizations

  • American Psychological Association

  • American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy

  • American Association of Christian Counselors

  • The Society for Collegiate Leadership & Achievement

Professional Non-Clinical Organizations

  • Association of the United States Army

  • Non-Commissioned Officers Association of the United States of America

Military Honors

  • Legion of Merit

  • Defense Meritorious Service Medal

  • Joint Service Commendation Medal

  • Joint Service Achievement Medal (2nd Award)

  • Army Achievement Medal

  • Army Good Conduct Medal

  • Iraq Campaign Medal

  • Non-Commissioned Officer Development Ribbon (5th Award)

  • Overseas Service Ribbon (2nd Award)

  • Reserve Overseas Ribbon (5th Award)

  • Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal

  • Armed Forces Reserve Medal (with Gold Hourglass and M Device)

Community Service

  • Outreach Coordinator and Dynamic Marriage Facilitator, West Texas Responders Alliance (501c3 Non-Profit)

  • Assistant Treasurer, HOPE Worldwide (501c3 Non-Profit); El Paso

  • Veteran's of Foreign Wars

  • Past Post Adjutant, American Legion.  London Post 1

Non-Clinical Experience

  • Defense Intelligence Agency GG13 Intelligence Analyst; Foreign Disclosure Officer and Intelligence Analyst; Retired 

  • Department of the Army; E9 Sargent's Major; Retired

  • United States Army – United States Army Sergeant Major Academy (USASMA)

  • United States Army Reserves

  • Police Officer

Thank you for your service, Jim!
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Counselor-in-Training (CIT)

Marriage and Family Counselor CIT

Retired Army - E9 Sergeant Major