James (“Jim”) W. Pruett, Ph.D.; D.Min.
Psychotherapist and Supervisor
NC: LCMHC/S, LMFT, CFBPPC
SC: LPC, LPCS, LMFT, LMFTS
TN: LPC(MHSP), LMFT, LCPT
Dr. Jim Pruett is a member of the distinguished “National Registry of Marriage-Friendly Therapists.” He also is a Board Certified - National Counselor, Board-Certified-Clinical Mental Health Counselor, Board Certified-TeleMental Health Provider and Approved Clinical Supervisor in addition to his various state licenses and other clinical credentials.
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Clinical Fellow & Approved Supervisor, American Association for Marriage & family Therapy
“National Registry of Marriage-Friendly Therapists".
Diplomate, American Association of Pastoral Counselors (AAPC)
- Psychotherapist and Trainer for Spiritually Integrated Psychotherapists (SIP), Association for Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE)
- Diplomate (Dual: Psychotherapy and Education), Pastoral Counselor, and Board Certified Clinical Chaplain (BCCC), College of Pastoral Supervision and Psychotherapy (CPSP)
Center for Credentialing and Education (CCE)
As an ordained clergyman endorsed by the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship specializing in psychotherapy and marriage and family therapy, Dr. Jim Pruett has more than fifty years experience in providing clinical services (individual, marital, family, and group) in South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee, West Virginia, Georgia, Louisiana, and Mississippi. As its President as well as a psychotherapist and supervisor Dr. Pruett now provides these services through Bridgepath Inc. He previously was the Chair of the Membership Division for the American Association of Pastoral Counselors as well as the Founding Director of the Integrative Psychotherapy Service Center and Training Program for the Carolinas HealthCare System now known as Atrium Health.
Dr. Pruett was awarded the 2005 AAPC Outstanding Services Award for his leadership as Chair of the AAPC Certification Committee in the organization’s revamping its entire certification standards and process. The South Carolina Association for Marriage and Family Therapy awarded him its 1992 Outstanding Marriage and Family Therapist of the Year and honored his fifteen years of service on its Executive Committee. He also was the first President of the South Carolina Association of Pastoral Counselors. In 2023 the South Carolina Association of Professional Counselors (SCCA) conveyed on Dr. Pruett its distinguished Pioneer Award for meritorious contributions to the field of professional counseling over his career.
Dr. Pruett (1) has supervised psychotherapists seeking varied licenses and certifications since 1978, (2) was cofounder of the WestGate Training and Consultation Network (now known as EMERGE) in Spartanburg, South Carolina which is the first accredited post-degree training program in the Southeast United States to be accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE) and instrumental in the beginning of the Converse College graduate program in marriage and family therapy in which he has taught, (3) has served as executive director and director of training for several psychotherapy training programs in the Southeast United States including respectively Methodist Counseling and Consultation Services of Charlotte and the Pastoral Counseling Centers of Tennessee in Nashville, (4) has written a number of professional journal articles and book chapters in psychotherapy and supervision, and (5) lectured nationally and internationally in psychotherapy and supervision. He has been a parish pastor, interim pastor, chaplain, and consultant for businesses, professional practices, and churches.
Dr. Pruett provides in-depth, integrative psychotherapy and clinical supervision from a bio-psycho-social-cultural-spiritual perspective that is intended to effect relational change on all levels of one’s life. His approach is grounded in the unique wellness, resiliency, strengths, and wholeness-seeking resources of one’s story. To contact Dr. Pruett directly please phone him at 980-399-5118.