Jim  Ciraky

Jim Ciraky

Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC PhD
Georgia Accepting Online
Woodstock, Marietta Accepting In-person
Updated September 11, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Marriage Counseling

Professional statement

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.


Message to clients

Asking for help may be hard for you. You've likely been debating seeking help for months or longer, but I am glad you found me at Advent Counseling and have taken the courageous step of making some needed changes now. I am confident that together we can equip you with the necessary tools to help you identify the causes of anxiety and marriage conflicts you face and develop a solution to overcome these challenges with proven strategies to resolve your anxiety and marriage relationship issues.

Individual Counseling is focused on the individual’s immediate or near future concerns. It may encompass career, goal setting, planning, grief after a loved one dies or dealing with problems at a job before they become insurmountable. It is a one-on-one discussion between the counselor and the client. The two form an alliance or professional relationship that enables trust, personal growth, and application of effective evidence- based strategies to manage or resolve concerns.


Specialties

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.




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Jim Ciraky is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $175 (45min)
  • Initial session: $175 (45min)
  • Couples sessions: $175 (45min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

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:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Credit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • As needed
Therapist's note

Insurance

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.


Location(s)

Online Sessions (Georgia)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9 am - 5 pm
  • Tue 9 am - 5 pm
  • Wed 10 am- 5 pm
  • Thu 10 am - 5pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Woodstock practice
251 River Park North Drive, Woodstock, Georgia 30188
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed 10 - 5
  • Thu 10 - 5
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Marietta practice
2655 Dallas Highway, Suite 310, Marietta, Georgia 30064
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10 am - 5 pm
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 9 years

Advent Counseling, Owner/Director, 1998 - Present

Northcentral University, PhD, 2012
Regent University, M.S. Counseling, 1988


Licensure

Georgia: 1557


Languages

English