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Dr. James (Jimmy) Clifton, LCSW, LMHC

Stress, Anxiety Anger management Depression Coping with life changes
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About me

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 am also licensed in Idaho (LCPC), Vermont (LCMHC), Utah (CMHC), New Mexico (PCMHC), New Hampshire as a Licensed Independent 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 or relationship issues, or family issues, or addiction issues of any kind.

Professional experience

35yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Anger management Depression Coping with life changes

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, 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), Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Services offered


License information

IN LCSW 34002434A

IN LMHC 39000673A


IL LCPC 180.002153

VT LCMHC 068.0135294

NM LPCC CTB-2023-0761

UT LCMHC 13565217-6004


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Dr. James (Jimmy) Clifton. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Great therapist

Written on Jun 04, 2024 after therapy with James (Jimmy) for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Jimmy is a kind, understanding and professional who takes the time to listen and offers constructive feedback that helps to reframe how I view situations in my life. Very grateful to be working with him and I recommend him to others too!

Written on May 26, 2024 after therapy with James (Jimmy) for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

Dr. Clifton is an exceptional therapist who is very caring and kind. His warm demeanor and genuine concern create a safe space where I feel comfortable expressing myself openly.

What sets Dr. Clifton apart is not only his compassion but also his depth of wisdom. He has a remarkable ability to listen attentively and offer insightful guidance. He provides invaluable perspectives and practical tools that are helping me in navigating life's challenges. I'm very thankful that I was matched to him through Betterhelp.

Written on May 09, 2024 after therapy with James (Jimmy) for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, trauma and abuse, grief, and eating disorders

Doctor Clifton is awesome. Very easy to talk to and easy to listen and take the help he's giving me. I look forward to every session with him.

Written on Apr 30, 2024 after therapy with James (Jimmy) for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, and anger management

I was hesitant to begin therapy at first. I was matched with Dr. Clifton, after reading his overview, I wasn't certain we would get along. However, instead of judging a book by the cover, or in this case, their profile I gave him a chance. He immediately made me feel at ease, he has been phenomenal to work with. He's open, honest and professional. He encourages critical thinking skills and helping with changing negative thinking. I am beyond impressed and grateful that I was matched with him. I highly recommend him, solid 10/10, a full 5 stars if you will. I have found, I have less anxiety, panic moments thanks to the tools he gave me. My communication skills have improved significantly with my spouse as well.

I don't think I could recommend anyone as highly as I do him. He is a fantastic therapist and 100% genuine in his techniques and skills to assist with anything you may need help working through.

Written on Apr 10, 2024 after therapy with James (Jimmy) for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and adhd

Dr. Clifton is professional above all else, while being warm and kind and empathetic with my concerns. He addresses each item that I bring to him, and a wonderful, warm manner. I would highly recommend Dr. Clifton to anybody that needs therapeutic help.

Written on Mar 01, 2024 after therapy with James (Jimmy) for 2 weeks