Some Info About Me
I help stressed anxious individuals and couples with strategies to help them feel more satisfied and at peace in their connection with themselves and their partners. If you have tried to make the changes on your own and have just been met with tension and frustration, I can provide tools for you to make positive changes. I support people in discovering more about themselves and unveiling patterns previously hidden so that they can begin to have more control of their thoughts, emotions, and behaviors, and be enthusiastic about their relationships again.
I know from years of involvement helping individuals and couples with relationship issues that you have the potential ability to make great changes in your life. If you are ready to do the work, you will be surprised at how skilled you are to discover innovative parts of yourself. The progression of therapy can prompt quicker more productive growth than you had before.
My clients are high-functioning, motivated, and committed to making changes in their life and I provide them with tools and methods to reach their potential on their own, many times with no need for further counseling. I work well with entrepreneurs, professionals, and busy people developing strategies to prioritize tasks, improve production, and restore stressed relationships. Because your time and money are valuable, I try to be as organized and goal oriented as possible.
Since psychology is continually evolving, I keep up with research and training in helpful strategies to improve individuals and relationships. I am a lifelong learner and see the benefits in my therapy sessions. I enjoy hearing how well my clients are doing and seeing their progress in treatment.
I believe that each one of us can be content in our lives. If you are ready to explore your obstacles and discover your best course of action give me a call at 404.293.5654 or drop me an email at JimCiraky@AdventHelp.com. I have several offices around Greater Metro Atlanta or can meet you virtually via phone or video. I am so glad you are here and on behalf of Advent Counseling, welcome!
Founder & Therapist
Throughout my adult life I have had a passion for helping people toward a greater sense of well-being and learn how to be transformed by the renewing of the mind. When human beings experience severe life stressors, it is not uncommon for their lives to unravel. My desire is bringing healing to people who are going through difficult times. I help individuals and couples rediscover a healthier view of self and strengthen their relationships.
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. Additionally, there are so many Counselors out there and it is overwhelming, even paralyzing to find the right one. So, I am providing enough information here so you can make an informed decision on working with me.
Hi, I’m Jim, and there are a few things that I have seen materialize over my years as a counselor/coach:
- Being more satisfied and content is achievable at most any age and phase of life.
- You may have already waited too long so why wait any longer?
- I will provide you with some proven tools to change your thinking and behaviors
- If you do not act now, more years may disappear without a single beneficial change in your life.
When I began in counseling I regularly looked for better techniques and strategies to assist people in moving beyond a trapped mindset and soon began obtaining referrals from pastors, school administrators, teachers, business owners and leaders, and others who began entrusting me to help them, their families, friends, and associates. In the beginning all these referrals were accomplished without marketing campaigns or interactive websites. Recently however, I have been receiving multiple requests for ways to reach more people, which now involves participation with effective modern strategies to connect me with people nationally and internationally.
I also keep up on the latest research by instructing counseling students at Liberty University and have supervised many counselors from schools, clinics, and churches.
I completed the following earned degrees:
- PhD. in Organizational Psychology from Northcentral University
- Master of Arts in Counseling from Regent University
- Bachelor of Science degree from The University of Valley Forge.
I have the following credentials:
- Licensed Professional Counselor in Georgia, USA
- Nationally Board Certified in Professional Counseling
I am founder and Director of Advent Counseling and Training Services Inc established in greater Metro Atlanta Georgia, USA. At the beginning of my career I worked as Patient Care Coordinator, Program Therapist and Partial Hospital Director in area hospitals treating adolescents and their families.
Since opening my own office, I continued expanding across the Metro Atlanta area, now with several offices.
In addition to counseling, I speak at conferences and workshops addressing depression, anxiety, relationships, parenting, conflict management, and personal & business development. I also offer crisis, relational, and mental health consulting to businesses, churches, educational institutions, and community groups about the following subjects: Training in the development of long term meaningful relationships; Facilitating workable strategies in improved communication; Teaching the latest effective conflict strategies; Handling Disruptive Event Management (also known as Critical Incident Response).
In 2010 I traveled to Ukraine with a friend to teach capitalistic business principles to Ukrainian business owners/managers. In 2015 I traveled to Romania, where I learned about the plight of trafficked girls who are now rescued to a life of freedom via a non-profit with a complete education and vocational training; a worthwhile cause.
I began counseling in one office in Smyrna, Georgia, USA and now have several offices. In 2018 I began an online international counseling program through which I have counseled men and women from Denmark, UK, India, China, Thailand, Canada, Romania, Iceland, Australia, and other countries. It is truly an exciting time to live and develop greater ways of helping people across the globe.
My current specialties involve the following: Resolving long standing conflicts, Facilitating self-sustaining personal relational connections, and Training in recent anxiety resolution techniques.
I was born and raised near Cleveland, Ohio. My wife is my closest friend and we have been married many years with two grown sons. My family and friends know me as a musician and landscape designer. Indeed, I have lifelong practical experience with marriage and child rearing, which was in the hard knocks of life, not just from books and formal education. My life has indeed been a tremendous learning tool, the lessons of which I apply in my counsel with others.