Dr. Jim Ciraky

(PhD, LPC, Georgia, USA)

About Me

I am a fellow believer in Christ and am here to help those who want a professional, clinical, and experienced viewpoint on managing or resolving depression, anxiety, and marriage issues from a Christian perspective. Over the years I have earned the trust of pastors and church staff around the Southeast as a trusted referral source. My goal as a Christian counselor is to provide you with a compassionate, biblically-based, and challenging place where you can obtain accurate assessments, meaningful encouragement and viable techniques to support you as you navigate through the challenges of life. No matter what you’re going through, whether depression, anxiety, temptations, or marriage disconnect, there is hope in Christ. Please feel free to contact me today to discuss your concerns and evaluate who or what may best help you in your situation.

It takes much courage and effort to admit the need for change and even more determination to accomplish the task. I welcome the opportunity to walk with you through your journey sorting out your concerns about parenting, depression, anxiety, and marriage concerns.

The following information may help you in your decision to choose me as your confidential Christian counselor:

I engage well with most Christian individuals working on anxiety, depression, parenting, and marriage concerns face to face. I also do phone and video meetings, which can be effective for individual counseling but are not as effective for joint marital counseling.

I use various methods to treat anxiety, depression, parenting, and marriage concerns such as a Christian version of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), which is a successfully proven method and based on transformation by renewing the mind.

I connect well with Christian men who want to seriously address their concerns in a clear and direct manner. Being a Christian man, I know well the issues with which we are most concerned and will work with you to quickly develop a workable plan of action from a Biblical perspective and employ other resources to help you.

I work well with Christian women who want a Christian counselor’s perspective on relationships with Christ, spouse, children, grandchildren, and friends.
I relate well with Christian couples who want to identify and resolve conflict areas from a Scriptural perspective. This is most successful in person but may be done via phone or video in certain situations.

I work well with Christian parents who are broken-hearted about wayward children and help the parents develop Godly strategies to use with teenagers and adult children.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 profession 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 what might best help them resolve personal anxiety, relational problems, 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). This is also tied directly to our identity in Christ.

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 (form 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, Family Life Today, and other ministries to enhance education about family relationships.

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

I look forward to helping you take further healthy steps to improve your well-being.

Jim


Specialties

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

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

Years of Experience: 15

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

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


Reviews

Written by R.O. on Sep 02, 2019 after counseling with Jim for 1 year and 4 months

I appreciate Jim so much, he is understanding of what I have to say and actually communicates about the situations I have been facing. I would highly recommend his services.

Written by D.A. on Jul 26, 2019 after counseling with Jim for 1 month

Dr Ciraky is patient and straight forward. I like his honesty. I also like how he tries to help me connect the dots in my situation so that I'll be able to find my own exit strategy and the road to healing and wholeness. Instead of telling me what to do, he just leads, guides, encourages, while letting me find my own way. I appreciate that.

Written by H.E. on Jul 03, 2019 after counseling with Jim for 7 months

Very helpful - Dr. Ciraky lets you let out what is inside and asks questions to prompt sharing things which are more difficult to share. He offers Christian advice where needed and on many occasions has given me a lightbulb moment where I just realize why I'm feeling the way I do, and helps me work through things with his godly support and guidance - I really appreciate all the help he has given me to date.

Written by L.I. on May 15, 2019 after counseling with Jim for 6 months

Dr. Ciraky has been a God send. He has been working with me for the last 7 months and has been everything I could have asked for!!! I’ve had a wonderful experience and suggested this company to many friends!

Written by M.A. on Apr 11, 2019 after counseling with Jim for 5 months

Thank you for your help! May God continue blessing others thru your service.

Written by C.L. on Mar 31, 2019 after counseling with Jim for 2 weeks

Dr Ciraky impressed me with his expertise. He listens well, analyzes your situation with you and is able to give advice and guidance. Dr Ciraky also provides different type of supporting exercises that can help in between sessions and that always are perfectly adjusted to your situation.

Written by S.H. on Feb 04, 2019 after counseling with Jim for 2 weeks

I am new to this counseling service but so far I am impressed with the communication process and the advice I have received.

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.