My name is Dr. James W. Clifton. I am licensed in the State of Indiana as a Mental Health Counselor and as a Clinical Social Worker. I have a Master of Science in Psychology from California Coast University, a PhD from Bethany Divinity College and Seminary where I studied various therapeutic modalities, and a Doctor of Arts in Theology and Chaplaincy from JJBIHL. I teach clients how to change their thinking, be responsible for their feelings, and make better choices. I look forward to working with you.
I focus on the present and behaviors and not on the past and feelings.
I do not work with anyone under the age of 25.
Additional areas of focus: Grief, Self esteem, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Antisocial Personality, Avoidant Personality, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Domestic Violence, Emptiness, Expats, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hoarding, Immigration Issues, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood Disorders, Personality Disorders, Post-traumatic Stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
VT LCMHC 068.0135294
NM LPCC CTB-2023-0761
UT LCMHC 13565217-6004
IN LCSW 34002434A
IN LMHC 39000673A
Dr Clifton listens and understands. Very personable.
Written on Sep 19, 2023 after therapy with James (Jimmy) for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, and coping with life changes
Written on Aug 28, 2023 after therapy with James (Jimmy) for 3 years and 7 months on issues concerning career difficulties
Fantastic doesn’t even sum him up properly. He is extremely knowledgeable with vast experience . I found him incredible understanding and willing to push me so I got to the solutions of my problems. I felt totally supported through the process and most of all safe. Dr Clifton equips you so you can independently and effectively tackle situations you found problematic before. I am stronger and more confident because of my work with him. That to me is priceless.
Written on Mar 03, 2023 after therapy with James (Jimmy) for 2 months on issues concerning depression, and self esteem
Dr Clifton has been instrumental in helping me navigate one of the toughest periods of my life. Always offering kind words and support, he's an incredible listener while also challenging me when I needed. Able to handle serious situations with sincerity and seriousness, yet makes jokes and brings a lighthearted approach when necessary as well. The homework he assigns and thought processes he's shown me have really helped me improve my mental health and implement more positive ways of thinking for the future. I could not recommend Jimmy enough.
Written on Feb 15, 2023 after therapy with James (Jimmy) for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and coping with life changes
Dr. Clifton helped me navigate one of the toughest periods of my adult life and end up on the other side more confident and calm than ever. I thoroughly enjoyed our sessions because he listened, he asked questions, and he taught me skills I'll be able to use the rest of my life. I wouldn't be the person I am today without Dr. Clifton!
Written on Jan 23, 2023 after therapy with James (Jimmy) for 1 year and 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
I thoroughly enjoyed my time with Dr. Clifton. He challenged me where I needed to be challenged. He made me realize that I am not alone in how I feel. I would suggest him to everyone!
Written on Jan 19, 2023 after therapy with James (Jimmy) for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes