James Bernard Kynes Sr., is a Certified Pastoral Counselor and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT). He is an Ordained Elder in the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, a husband of 41 years, a father of four and a grandfather of three. He has earned a Bachelor of Science for Georgia Southwestern University in Americus, GA. A Master of Divinity from the Interdenominational Theological Center, in Atlanta, GA, and Advanced Doctoral Training in Psychoanalytic Object Relations and Family Systems Theories. Bernard is an Approved Supervisor for the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, Clinical Member for the Atlanta Group Psychotherapy Society, and Fellow for the American Association of Pastoral Counselors.
Since 1992, he has been providing pastoral psychotherapy to individuals, couples, families and groups to foster relief from and to facilitate appreciation for an understanding about the complexities of emotional, spiritual and relational pain. Providing longer, rather than shorter-term pastoral psychotherapy, Bernard believes that to grow and heal from deep-seated wounds, a longer-term therapeutic relationship works best. His only goal is YOU, providing a space where each individual can fully express themselves freely.