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Dr. James (Jimmy) Clifton, LCPC, LCMHC

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), and New Mexico (PCMHC). 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.

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, 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

Services offered


License information


IL LCPC 180.002153

VT LCMHC 068.0135294

NM LPCC CTB-2023-0761

UT LCMHC 13565217-6004

IN LCSW 34002434A

IN LMHC 39000673A


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.

He is great! I enjoy my sessions.

Written on Jan 06, 2024 after therapy with James (Jimmy) for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Dr. Clifton has been a great addition to my positive outlooks! Definitely recommend!

Written on Jan 04, 2024 after therapy with James (Jimmy) for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues

Dr. Clifton has helped me immeasurably. Even if I just need someone to talk to, he is there for me, and it really means a lot. I can't recommend this platform, or Dr. Clifton, enough. It has changed my life for the better.

Written on Dec 28, 2023 after therapy with James (Jimmy) for 6 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, and grief

Dr. Clifton is an excellent therapist. It is an added benefit that he is able to use my Christian faith to empower and encourage me to make the changes I have always wanted to make. You will see results if you are willing to put in the work!

Written on Dec 15, 2023 after therapy with James (Jimmy) for 2 months

Dr, Clifton is very easy to communicate with and is a great listener. He has very thoughtful questions and I especially like the "homework" assignments as therapy would not just end after our session giving me some introspective time. I like him and recommend him.

Written on Nov 29, 2023 after therapy with James (Jimmy) for 4 months on issues concerning relationship issues

I am blown away at how well, and how much Dr. Clifton has helped me. He is a sincere man that enjoys helping others.

Written on Oct 28, 2023 after therapy with James (Jimmy) for 4 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, and intimacy-related issues