Jim Shackelford, PhD, LCP, LMFT, CADC

YFC Director of Clinical Services; Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, Certified Alcohol & Drug Counselor
Young adults, adults, older adults, couples, families

Jim has more than 40 years of counseling and clinical administrative experience. Over the course of his career, he has worked with adults (including young and older adults), couples, and families. He specializes in treating clients who are struggling with both substance use and mental health disorders; he particularly enjoys helping clients maintain sobriety and regain productive and satisfying lives. Jim is also skilled in working with clients facing divorce or the breakup of other intimate relationships.

Jim served a clinical residency at the Texas Research Institute of Mental Sciences. He later completed post-doctoral training in family therapy at Northwestern University’s Family Institute of Chicago, and earned a Certificate in Addiction Counseling at College of Lake County.

Jim and his wife of 30+ years have a passion for travel, theater, and the arts. Jim also enjoys his grandsons’ sports, especially basketball. Jim’s southern heritage contributes to a dry sense of humor.

Education:

PhD in Religion & Psychological Studies – University of Chicago

MA in Religion & Personality – University of Chicago

MA in Theology – University of Chicago

BA in Psychology – Davidson College, Davidson, NC