Dr. Jim Ciraky

(PhD, LPC, Georgia, USA)

About Me

I committed my life to Christ at a young age and have continued my walk with Him throughout my life. This life-style has shaped all of my communications to people with whom I interact. In fact, my counseling ministry has been built on Romans 12: 2. This Truth indicates that we are transformed (a work God performs) by the renewing of the mind (a way in which we participate in His work) that leads to a demonstration of Fruit such as love, peace, joy, etc (Galatians 5).

I specialize in quickly understanding where a person is and where they may need to go in resolving personal anxiety problems and marriage and family concerns from a Christian world view. The most effective strategies that I have found to work with believers is clarifying the Truth that leads to right thinking, which facilitates right acting. This is the essence of Christian Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT).

I incorporate my personal walk with Christ, biblical foundation, and clinical expertise such as the use of CBT into every aspect of my life and counseling with others. This authenticity is what empowers true conviction, thought, and action. It is not just instruction that our Lord gave us, but imparting, which is much deeper and life changing then mere teaching. I know that you and I want to hear "Well done" one day when we are with Him.

I use a Christian version of Parent- Adult- Child model (from of understanding and explaining the transition of both parties in the couple relationship and in helping the couple to grasp the roles they have with others in their family. I also integrate materials from some great Christian family advocates like Focus on the Family and Family Life Today to enhance education about family relationships.

"Godliness with contentment is great gain" (1 Timothy 6.6).

Lets begin our Christian journey together.

Jim


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Grief
  • Self esteem
  • Coaching

I also have experience in Addictions, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Depression

Years of Experience: 15

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #1557 (Expires: 2020-09-30)


Reviews

Written by H.E. on Dec 06, 2018 after counseling with Jim for 2 weeks

Talked to me via video call. A lot of what he said made sense to me and when he prayed with me it also helped me to feel that someone else actually cared and he had a good way of summarising issues and letting me see that I actually had some major things going on in my life. Thanks Dr Ciraky for your support

Written by C.A. on Jul 17, 2018 after counseling with Jim for 2 months

Dr. Ciraky helped me see that my "depression" was really just intense grief, and he's given me the tools I needed to walk out of it one-step-at-a-time. He has helped me track my progress and see that I am getting better, and for the first time in a very long time I truly have hope. I'm living instead of just existing. Amazing that just a few little things he pointed out to me and asked me to do have made such an enormous difference. I no longer feel stuck in my pain. I'd recommend him to my closest family and friends.

Written by C.H. on May 22, 2018 after counseling with Jim for 3 weeks

It is clear that God has directed and is directing the counseling that is occurring between Dr Ciraky and myself. We begin with prayer and end in prayer. The insight gained has been very comforting. The Holy Spirit is at work and I am grateful for the clarity of thought during a very confusing time in my life.

Written by J.U. on Mar 15, 2018 after counseling with Jim for 1 week

Dr. Ciraky was helpful to me. He especially helped me understand some of my faulty thinking which cleared the path and eased my mind. He focused on my goals during our time and encouraged me to think through additional goals.