Welcome to Advent Counseling!
- Are you looking for ways to connect with your spouse?
- Does it feel like you can't handle your anxiety or depression?
- Are you struggling with problems caused by unfaithfulness?
- Do you want a confidential professional opinion on how you are handling aspects of life?
- Have you tried to solve the problems in your life on your own and realized you need help from someone else?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you have made the right choice by coming to me.
Asking for help may be hard for you. You've likely been debating seeking help for months or longer. But I'm glad you found me and have taken the courageous step of making some needed changes now. I'm confident that together we can work to help equip you with the necessary tools to help you identify the issues you face and develop a strategy overcome these challenges.
Problem talk creates problems, Solution talk creates solutions. - S. de Shazer
Whether you're struggling with marital dissatisfaction, overcome by fear of failure and rejection, or was unfaithful or dealing with unfaithful partner, it is important that you know you don't have to be alone in this journey. I have the experience to help you achieve your goals, overcome these struggles, and live a more fulfilling and meaningful life.
Each person is a unique individual. Hence, psychotherapy should be formulated to meet the uniqueness of the individual's needs, rather than tailoring the person to fit the Procrustean bed of a hypothetical theory of human behavior. - M. H. Erickson
I understand no two individuals are the same, and I tailor our sessions together to address challenges unique to you. We will work together to understand the root cause of your struggles and address those issues with long-lasting strategies, helping you get closer to the life you've always wanted. If you're ready to work towards the life you've always wanted, I'm ready when you are. Contact me today and let's get to work.
We know what we are but know not what we may be. - Shakespeare
Meet Jim Ciraky, PhD
National Board of Certified Counselors
The following information will help you learn About Me and How I Can Help.
I have always had a passion for helping people become more today than yesterday and be transformed by the renewing of the mind. I will have the same passion for helping you. One of my specialties is Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) and is very useful in most people understand what is happening to them and make the necessary adjustments to resolve challenging life concerns. When human beings experience severe life stressors, it is not uncommon for their lives to unravel in certain arenas. My greatest desire is bringing healing to you when going through a difficult valley. I help individuals and couples rediscover a healthier view of self and strengthen their relationships.
The purpose of psychotherapy is to set people free. - Rollo May
I know that no single approach is the right one for every individual, and so I have experience in a range of modalities including cognitive behavioral, solution focused, and relational.
My educational background includes a Ph.D in Psychology, an MA in Counseling and a BS in biblical studies. My ongoing training throughout each year includes the most recent effective strategies for anxiety, depression, relationships.