Welcome to Vanguard Behavioral Health Consultant’s first blog. By way of introduction, my name is James Wagley and I have been practicing social work for the past 39 years in Arkansas, Georgia and now back in my home state of Louisiana. I began my journey as a client back in the 60s and became interested in social work when I was a freshman in college. My first job in the field was director of a walk-in positive alternative center for at-risk youth. I knew that I had a calling to help people but truly did not have a clue about how to pull it off.