I have always had a passion for
helping people achieve more in mind, soul, and body and learn ways to 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
improve strategies to manage or resolve anxiety and depression 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 so long…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.
There are so many Counselors out
there and it is overwhelming, even paralyzing to find the right one. While I am
clinically trained and enjoy working with all people, I also counsel Christians
from a Spiritual perspective.
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 school
administrators, teachers, business owners, pastors, leaders, and others who
began entrusting me to help them, their families, friends, and associates.
Originally, all these referrals were
accomplished without marketing campaigns, social media, 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 via audio
and video communications. I also have instructed counseling students at several
universities including Liberty University, which keeps me appraised of the
latest and most effective counseling strategies and have supervised many
counselors from schools, clinics, and churches.
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 own outpatient office,
I expanded to work to also include children and adults along with opening
several offices in the Metro Atlanta area. In addition to counseling, I speak
at conferences and workshops addressing depression, 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; Teaching the latest effective conflict
strategies; Handling Disruptive Event Management (also known as Critical
In 2010 I traveled to Ukraine with a
friend to teach ethical 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. (My wife
now works with a non-profit to support rescuing some of these girls with
complete education and vocational training; a worthwhile cause. Click here to
learn more: http://romaniachildrenatrisk.org/home-page/. In
2018 I began an online international coaching program through which I have coached
men and women from the UK, Denmark, Scotland, India, China, Thailand, Canada,
Romania, Iceland, and other countries.
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 and depression resolution/management
I completed the following earned
- Ph.D. in Organizational Psychology from Northcentral
- Master of Arts in Counseling from Regent University
- Bachelor of Science degree from The University of
I have the following credentials:
- Licensed Professional Counselor in Georgia, USA
- Nationally Board Certified in Professional Counseling
I was born in and raised east of Cleveland, Ohio. Go Tribe, Cavs, and Browns. My wife and I enjoy our friendship together, years of relational
connection, and have two children. Indeed, I have practical experience with
marriage and child rearing, which was not just obtained via books and formal
education. My life has indeed been a tremendous learning tool, the lessons of
which I apply in my counsel with others.
It is truly an exciting time to live
and benefit from counseling or coaching to help you with anxiety, depression,
and relationships no matter where you live and in the format in which you are most comfortable. I look forward to the journey with
you. Just take the first step to connect with me and we will begin together.
Please view my website for more information: AdventHelp.com