Jim Ciraky, PhD is a state Licensed Professional Counselor and Nationally Board-Certified Counselor based in Woodstock, GA, and works well with adults with an emphasis on students and professionals in academia and business entrepreneurs. Many of his clients have found success in various careers yet have concerns regarding career fulfillment or desire to succeed in personal relationships. Jim is particularly responsive to clients facing professional or personal transitions such as working from home, returning to work, job loss or shifts, breakups, and anxiety from which personal well-being may be jeopardized.
Jim’s approach is rooted in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, an evidence-based approach that concentrates on helping clients understand how their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are interrelated, so that they can start on strategies to affect change. He works to help his clients understand their own physical response to external stressors and begin to problem-solve ways to introduce peace and to choose to respond well, rather than react in the face of change.
Jim is focused on ensuring that his clients see genuine progress with an involved, interactive, and non-judgmental approach that positions clients as the specialists on where they are now and where they want to go. This approach often generates greater self-awareness and self-confidence to move forward.
Jim’s initial contact with a client is to listen to his or her story, build rapport, establish a relationship, demonstrate empathy, adapt treatments to the client/situation, use effective communication skills, and exhibit confidence in use of therapeutic techniques. This often helps the client realize he or she is an active and equal partner in the change process. As a seasoned in-person (20+ years) and telehealth provider, he offers the convenience of in-office or remote sessions to help make therapy a core component of your self-improvement calendar.
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Marriage Counseling - Identify strengths and weaknesses of relationships and improve marital connection and satisfaction with each other.
Jim Ciraky is not in-network with any insurances.
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This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:
Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.
POTENTIAL NEGATIVE IMPACTS OF A DIAGNOSIS– Insurance companies require the therapist to give you a mental health diagnosis (e.g., “major depression” or “obsessive-compulsive disorder”) to get reimbursed. Psychiatric diagnoses may come back to negatively impact you in a number of ways. For the reason above, I work with clients and explore payment options such as Flexible Spending Accounts, Health Savings Accounts, and Out of Network insurance benefits, and scholarships. Counseling with Jim Ciraky Ph.D., LPC is fee-for-service at the rate of $175.00 per 45 minute session. I accept all major methods of payment.
Years of Experience: 9 years
Advent Counseling, Owner/Director, 1998 - Present
Northcentral University, PhD, 2012
Regent University, M.S. Counseling, 1988