Dr. James (Jimmy) Clifton

(LCSW, Master, of, Science, in, Psychology, Doctor, of, Ministry, in, Biblical, Counseling)
Therapist Dr. James (Jimmy) Clifton Photo

About Me

Greetings. My name is Dr. Jimmy Clifton. I am licensed in the State of Indiana as a Clinical Social Worker. I have a Master of Science degree in Psychology from California Coast University, a Doctor of Ministry in Biblical Counseling from Andersonville Theological Seminary, and a Doctor of Arts in Theology and Chaplaincy from Jehovah Jireh Biblical Institute of Higher Learning.

I have training in multiple therapeutic modalities but primarily use Reality Therapy, Choice Theory, and Rational Living Therapy. I teach and show clients that their thoughts produce their feelings and behaviors, the only person's behaviors they can control is their own, and how to make better choices.

I require clients to purchase the book "Telling Yourself the Truth," by William Backus and Marie Chapian.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Anger management
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Grief , Self esteem , Compassion fatigue , Abandonment , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Antisocial Personality , Avoidant Personality , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Co-morbidity , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 30

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #34002434A (Expires: 2022-04-01)


Reviews

Written by J.O. on Oct 01, 2021 after therapy with James (Jimmy) for 2 years and 1 month

Dr. Clifton is an excellent counselor who has helped me to overcome many hurdles with my mental health and helped me to set better boundaries for fostering healthier relationships

Written by G.A. on Jun 21, 2021 after therapy with James (Jimmy) for 2 months

Dr. Clifton came into my life at just the right time. My life has changed yontge better in big ways. He has taught me skills that I can apply daily and practice to keep my thinking positive and beneficial. He has so many words of wisdom that have stayed with me and helped me to apply to everyday life. I am now a Happy Person!

Written by K.A. on Feb 19, 2021 after therapy with James (Jimmy) for 2 weeks

Very respectful and encouraging. His insights from a biblical and psychological standpoint have been very refreshing and easy to grasp.

Written by J.A. on Oct 21, 2020 after therapy with James (Jimmy) for 1 year

Thankful for Dr. Clifton. He has been such a blessing and source of wisdom and encouragement to me.

Written by K.E. on Dec 27, 2019 after therapy with James (Jimmy) for 4 months

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

Written by D.A. on Dec 09, 2019 after therapy with James (Jimmy) 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 therapy with James (Jimmy) 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 therapy with James (Jimmy) 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 therapy with James (Jimmy) 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 therapy with James (Jimmy) 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.