About me

My name is James W. Clifton. I am licensed in the State of Indiana as a Mental Health Counselor and as a Clinical Social Worker. I have a Master of Science in Psychology from California Coast University, a PhD in Christian Counseling from Bethany Divinity College and Seminary, and a Doctor of Arts in Theology and Chaplaincy from JJBIHL. I teach clients how to change their thinking, be responsible for their feelings, and make better choices.

I focus on the present and behaviors and not on the past and feelings. I look forward to working with you.

I do not work with anyone under the age of 25.


  • 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 , Codependency , Commitment 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: 35

Services offered

  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video


IN LCSW 34002434A

IN LMHC 39000673A


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Dr. James (Jimmy) Clifton. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with Faithful Counseling might be different.

Written on Jun 07, 2022 after therapy with James (Jimmy) for 2 years and 9 months

Since working with Dr. Clifton I have grown as a person tremendously. Between the life I had at home and the new house and job I have now I have put to use a lot of the skills we've gone over in therapy. I can't say I would be as grounded as I am now without his help. Thank you.

Written on Apr 27, 2022 after therapy with James (Jimmy) for 7 months

Dr. Clifton has been extremely helpful in my journey to handle stress better. He is someone I look up to and I find his suggestions and advice always very helpful to me.

Written 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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.

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