Dr. Jim Ciraky

(PhD, LPC, Georgia, USA)

About Me

I help stressed, anxious individuals with strategies to help them feel more satisfied and at peace in their connection with themselves and those around them. If you have tried to make the changes on your own and have just been met with little or no success, I can provide tools for you to make positive changes, which worked for many of my clients. I support people in discovering more about themselves and unveiling previously hidden negative patterns so that they can begin to have more control over their thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. I use a number of strategies including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to help you accomplish the goals we establish. This strategy helps many clients reassess their unproductive thinking patterns and make positive changes that may help them toward a greater sense of well being.

I know from years of involvement helping individuals with anxiety that you have the potential ability to make great changes in your life. If you are ready to do the work, you will be surprised at how skilled you can become to discover some organized and creative parts of yourself. The progression of therapy is designed to prompt quicker more successful growth than you may be having now.

My clients are high-functioning, motivated, and committed to making changes in their life and I provide them with tools and methods to reach their potential on their own, many times with little or no need for further counseling. I work well with entrepreneurs, professionals, and graduate students helping them develop strategies to prioritize tasks, improve production, and restore stressed relationships. Because your time and money are valuable, I try to be as organized and goal oriented as possible.

Since psychology is continually evolving, I attend numerous workshops annually to learn the latest helpful strategies to help individuals improve themselves and their interactions with those around them. I am a lifelong learner, teach at a university to stay appraised of the latest research, and see these benefits in my therapy sessions. I enjoy hearing how well my clients are doing and seeing their progress in treatment.

I understand the thoughts and feelings that occur when stress, anxiety, and relationship challenges are inhibiting your decision making and ability to take charge of your day. I provide you with effective strategies to manage your concerns. I also understand relationship conflicts and provide techniques for you to create better communication and connection with those important to you. I assist you by listening to your story and evaluating which strategies and techniques may most benefit you. I want to help you to quickly move on your path to meaning, purpose, and success at home, work, and play.

I am an experienced Licensed Professional Counselor in Georgia, USA and a Nationally Board Certified Counselor with the National Board of Certified Counselors (USA).

I look forward to collaborating with you.



  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Grief
  • Self esteem

I also have experience in Addictions, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Depression, Coaching

Years of Experience: 15

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LPC #1557 (Expires: 2020-09-01)


Written by L.I. on Jan 20, 2020 after counseling with Jim for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Dr. Ciraky has been a big help to me in navigating the challenges that I have been facing this last year. He is very professional and supportive, and offers practical tools to assist in dealing with obstacles as they present themselves. He is definitely an essential member of my support team.

Written by J.I. on Jul 16, 2019 after counseling with Jim for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

Jim is very helpful and supportive.

Written by C.O. on Jun 30, 2019 after counseling with Jim for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, and self esteem

Dr. Ciraky has proven to be an excellent sounding board and has provided tools to work through my relationship issues. He has been insightful and given me things to think about to direct me in my decision-making process. I would highly recommend him.

Written by M.E. on Mar 12, 2019 after counseling with Jim for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, and coaching

I am finding Jim to be extremely responsive and alert to my needs. It is quite refreshing to have his support and I look forward to an ongoing therapeutic relationship.

Written by S.O. on Dec 09, 2018 after counseling with Jim for 2 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, grief, and self esteem

I have been dealing with some issues for quite a long time, but always found it too difficult to talk about them. Jim has been very patient, understanding and encouraging and he has done an amazing job in making me feel comfortable opening up about my issues and feelings throughout our sessions. He has been a great support in helping me understand how my feelings arise and how to get to the root of them in order to start the healing process. We addressed quite a wide range of issues and I started to create my own healthy coping strategies that would improve my way of dealing with difficulties that came up/might come up at some point in life. I am in a much better place now than when I started counseling – I owe Jim a lot and I definitely recommend working with him!

Written by A.D. on Oct 23, 2018 after counseling with Jim for 8 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

For the past 9 months I have felt that I received full understanding and support in all the worries that I brought up for discussion. This has been my trampoline for my better living.

Written by O.L. on Mar 21, 2018 after counseling with Jim for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Jim Ciraky is a perfect match for me. It's an art to ask the right questions at the right time and he has it down to a tee. I've experienced him as very understanding and affirming and I'd book him again without a doubt!

Written by K.A. on Feb 26, 2018 after counseling with Jim for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

Dr. Ciraky had been a great support for me. He listens to me and is understanding and helpful. We have just started our journey, but I have confidence that he will help me work though my issues and feel better about myself and my life.