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About Us

Who We Are


Advent Counseling and Therapy Services has served the Metro Atlanta area for over 20 years, helping many individuals and couples overcome difficult challenges and find peace.   We desire every person to to experience life to its fullest.


If you feel weighed down by the past, you are not alone.  Here at Advent Counseling we are dedicated to helping you identify and remove any obstacles blocking your path forward, in hopes to enable you to better understand you purpose.  

Our Counselors
Jim Ciraky, PhD, LPC


I have always had a passion for helping people become more today than yesterday and be transformed by the renewing of the mind. When human beings experience severe life stressors, it is not uncommon for their lives to unravel. My great passion is bringing healing to people who are going through difficult times. I help individuals and couples rediscover a healthier view of self and strengthen their relationships.

I know that no single approach is the right one for every individual, and so I have experience in a range of modalities including cognitive behavioral, solution focused, and relational.

Hi, I’m Jim, and after years of counseling I discovered there are a few things in which I am confident:

  • Being more satisfied and content is achievable at most any age and phase of life.

  • You have already waited too long so why wait any longer?

  • I can provide you with some of the latest proven techniques to change your thinking and behaviors.

  • Healing is possible

  • If you do not act now more years may disappear without a single beneficial positive change in your life.

Contact me today for a free 15 minute phone consultation.

There are so many Counselors out there and it is overwhelming, even paralyzing to find the right one.

When I began in counseling I regularly looked for better techniques and strategies to assist people in moving beyond a trapped mindset and soon began obtaining referrals from pastors, school administrators, teachers, business owners and leaders, and others who began entrusting me to help them, their families, friends, and associates.

Originally, all these referrals were accomplished without marketing campaigns or interactive websites. Recently however, I have been receiving multiple requests for ways to reach more people, which now involves participation with effective modern strategies to connect me with people nationally and internationally. I also instruct counseling students at Liberty University, which keeps me appraised of the latest and most effective counseling strategies and have supervised many counselors from schools, clinics, and churches.

It is truly an exciting time to live and benefit from counseling to help you with anxiety, depression, and relationships no matter where you live.


I completed the following earned degrees:

  • Ph.D. in Organizational Psychology from Northcentral University

  • Master of Arts in Counseling from Regent University

  • Bachelor of Science degree from The University of Valley Forge


I have the following credentials:

  • Licensed Professional Counselor in Georgia, USA


  • Nationally Board Certified in Professional Counseling




Hi, I am founder and director of Advent Counseling and Training Services Inc established in greater Metro Atlanta Georgia, USA. At the beginning of my career I worked as Patient Care Coordinator, Program Therapist and Partial Hospital Director in area hospitals treating adolescents and their families.

Since opening my first office, I opened other offices in the greater Metro Atlanta area. In addition to counseling, I speak at conferences and workshops addressing anxiety, relationships, parenting, conflict management and personal & business development. I also offer crisis, relational, and mental health consulting to businesses, churches, educational institutions, and community groups about the following subjects: Training in the development of long term meaningful relationships; Facilitating workable strategies in improved communication; and Teaching the latest effective conflict strategies.

In 2010 I traveled to Ukraine with a friend to teach capitalistic business principles to Ukrainian business owners/managers. In 2015 I traveled to Romania, where I learned about the plight of trafficked girls who are now rescued to a life of freedom.


In 2018 I began an online international counseling program through which I have counseled men and women from Britain, Denmark, Scotland, India, Thailand, Canada, Romania, Iceland, and other countries. Additionally, I instruct Counseling students at Liberty University.

A few of my current specialties involve the following: Teaching skills to resolve or manage long standing conflicts, Facilitating improved self-sustaining personal relational connections, and Training in recent anxiety resolution/management techniques.


I was born in and raised near Cleveland, Ohio. My wife and I enjoy our friendship together, years of relational connection, and have two grown sons. Indeed, I have practical experience with marriage and parenting, which was not just obtained via books and formal education. My life experiences have indeed been a tremendous learning tool, the lessons of which I apply in my counsel with others.

Contact me now to schedule a free 15 minute phone consultation or book your first appointment
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