Jim Synan

Jim Synan


Jim Synan, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Credentials and Professional Experience

Jim is a licensed professional counselor (LPC) in the state of Georgia. He earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Social Science Education, a Master’s in Rehabilitation Counseling, and a Specialist Degree in Professional School Counseling, all from the University of Georgia. He has also completed the necessary coursework to become a BCBA (board-certified behavior analyst), and is completing his supervision hours as part of his certification. Jim has experience in the K-12 field of public education, post-secondary education, as well as the field of mental health. His work has consisted of working with children, adolescents, adults, and families primarily in school settings.


Jim believes therapy is often sought when a person begins having irrational thoughts and starts a downward spiral of negative thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. His desire is to help build a trusting, professional environment in which the person begins to gain another perspective, and to realize they are beginning a pattern of self-destructive thinking. Jim’s theoretical orientation includes person-centered therapy, cognitive behavioral Therapy, trauma-informed care/therapy, and solution focused therapy.

Areas of Expertise

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Grief
  • Parenting
  • Relationships
  • Anger
  • Trauma

Athens location

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Ray of Hope Counseling Services accepts all forms of insurance and Medicaid, has seven convenient locations in Kennesaw, GA, Alpharetta, GA, Conyers, GA, Athens, GA, Canton, GA, Peachtree City, GA, East Cobb/Marietta, GA, and Lawrenceville, GA also serving the surrounding counties.

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