Dr. James WellbornDr. Wellborn is a clinical psychologist who specializes in individual, family, and group psychotherapy with children and adolescents addressing family and peer conflict, oppositional or risk taking behavior, attention disorders, parenting/discipline problems, academic motivation and school failure, alcohol and other drug issues, depression, anxiety, and obsessive compulsive disorders.

He grew up in northwest Louisiana and graduated from Louisiana State University in Shreveport in 1982 with a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology.  He earned his doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Rochester (Rochester, NY) in 1992. Following his doctorate, Dr. Wellborn completed a 2 year post-doctoral fellowship in developmental psychopathology (i.e., the development of psychological problems in children and adolescents) at Vanderbilt University in 1994.

Dr. Wellborn has served as a clinical director for outpatient psychotherapy services in two local agencies.  He has been a consultant to school districts developing system-wide programs to address motivation and academic engagement in at-risk youth in both New York and Tennessee.  He has appeared on local talk shows, in the print media and on the radio as an expert in child development and parenting as well as having written a monthly parenting advice column for a local parent magazine and a weekly parenting column for The Brentwood Home Page online news source. He is the author of  Raising Teens in the 21st Century:  A Practical Guide to Effective Parenting.  Dr. Wellborn has given workshops to parents, teachers, school counselors and therapists on parenting issues, adolescent mental health and intervention strategies.  He gives presentations to teenagers on lifestyle and character.  He is an invited speaker to many local groups and agencies on parenting and teenage issues.

Dr. Wellborn is married and has two children. His practice is based in Williamson County, Tennessee.  His office is currently located in Brentwood, Tennessee.