James Clifton


About Me

Greetings. My name is Rev. James (Jimmy) Clifton. I have been offering counseling services to clients for more than 30 years. I am licensed in the State of Indiana as a Clinical Social Worker. I retired the following licenses in 2015 due to entering into a period of semi-retirement: Licensed Clinical Addictions Therapist, Marriage and Family Therapist, and Mental Health Counselor. I hold a Master of Science degree in Psychology and several graduate and post-graduate degrees. I am also an ordained minister.

I have training in Christian, Biblical, and Pastoral Counseling. Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy, Rational-Emotive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Reality Therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, and several other modalities. I am an ordained minister.

To those who specifically request Christian counseling, I have served in the ministry for more than 30 years and have worked with clients in a pastoral counseling setting for most of those years. My approach teaches the client how to use various passages of Scripture to find encouragement, insight, wisdom, and guidance as the client and I utilize worksheets and prayer in the process. I also work with the client to understand God is a God of love, acceptance, compassion, and mercy rather than a God of vengeance, judgment, and punishment. In this process, the client learns self-acceptance and develop healthy self-esteem as he or she develops a stronger and healthier relationship with God.

I look forward to working with you.


  • Addictions
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Grief
  • Anger management
  • Depression

I also have experience in Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue

Years of Experience: 30

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video


LCSW #34002434A (Expires: 2020-04-01)


Written by K.E. on Dec 27, 2019 after counseling with James for 4 months

He is very supportive and understands my situation. Has become a good friend.

Written by J.O. on Dec 25, 2019 after counseling with James for 4 months

Jimmy is great. He provides a variety of ways to deal with a variety of issues. He looks to find the deeper meaning behind certain habits and encourages his clients. I feel that I've made a few mistakes, but Jimmy never fails to remind of the progress I've made, and I can say that I've definitely made progress with him.

Written by D.A. on Dec 09, 2019 after counseling with James for 3 months

Jimmy is a good man. He does counseling because he truly cares about people and his years of experience and insightfulness allow him to help people and get to the heart of the matter quickly. I have learned a set of very useful skills that are helping me daily and was exposed to a new way of looking at my problems. that is life changing. I am truly grateful to Jimmy for his help.

Written by S.H. on Sep 07, 2019 after counseling with James for 2 weeks

James has helped me so much even after my 1st two sessions! He is personable and a great listener and has such wonderful ideas for me to put into practice throughout the week until we chat again. He understands my issues and is empathetic. I so appreciate his biblical counseling and his prayer at the end of our sessions. I truly believe God put him in my life for such a time as this.

Written by M.A. on Jun 26, 2019 after counseling with James for 2 weeks

James Clifton has been very helpful in this difficult time. I thank God for him ! He is very gentle and made me feel supported. He listens and also gives me advice. James regularly provides measurable objectives and targets to work towards. Finally, he takes the time to pray with me and bring our session before the Lord. Again , I thank Jesus for him...

Written by B.E. on Jun 18, 2019 after counseling with James for 2 weeks

Dr. Clifton is personable and understanding to my needs. I feel at ease telling him my problems and concerns. He often gives encouraging statements confirming to me that my issues can be worked through with time, humility and work. I'm confident things will get better with his help.

Written by A.L. on May 27, 2019 after counseling with James for 1 month

Dr. Clifton helped me recognize some of the issues going on with myself and my husband in our marriage and helped us fix them. I’m so grateful for his help and highly recommend his services.