Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, AL, MFT, Assoc, AADC
It seems that hearing what your partner meant to say is a difficult skill to master. However, learning to say what you intend to be heard is even more difficult. Imagine what it would be like if your partner, family or friends heard ONLY what you meant. Imagine if messages were delivered in such a way that no one took things the wrong way. I teach communication skills to couples, families and individuals and employers. Improvements in communication is the foundation for improving relationships.
Michelle Counts, LPC received her Master’s degree in Professional Counseling from Liberty University. She is a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC) and serves as a crisis response therapist for Disaster Victims Services. Michelle enjoys working with children, adolescents, individuals and couples. Her clinical background includes in-home, residential and outpatient therapy for children, adolescents and adults. She also has extensive experience in grief counseling as well as marriage and family therapy in a private practice setting.
Promoting positive, personal development. When we encounter unexpected turns in life, it is not uncommon to feel frustrated or lost in searching for answers. These circumstances bring new emotions that cause strain on one's personal and relational well-being. It is my desire to bring healing to those wading through these difficult times. Together, we find healthy avenues that lead to hope, restoration, and fulfillment.
I want to help you with the difficulties and changes of life. I can help whether your struggles are emotional or physical. I am a licensed counselor working with children, adolescents, adults, and caregivers. I believe strongly in the relationship formed with each client. I use primarily Cognitive Behavioral techniques focusing on the connection of thoughts, feelings and behaviors. I have specific experience in depression, anxiety, OCD, Phobias, anger, bi-polar, adjustment problems, grief, ADHD/ADD, parenting issues, Hospice caregiver care, LGBTQ issues. With hard work, you can make positive change in your life and feel better.
I want to help you just where you are. When you walk in my door, our journey begins. I am absolutely passionate about people! I want you to be successful in your personal life as well as your professional/ business life. We will begin with your current symptoms, dysfunctions, or just plain unhappiness. 98% of the time we are the walking wounded trying to function as if we are "fine" and nothing is "bothering me". This state of constant repression of our emotions will cause anxiety, depression, physical illness, phobias, and eventually an event will happen that leads to emotional crisis....the proverbial last straw.
Hi! I'm Allie. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Daphne, Alabama. I specialize in treating children and teens that have a wide range of mental health issues ranging from trauma, depression, issues with bullying, general anxiety and social skills development. My treatments involve general cognitive therapies, play therapy, sand therapy, and I am EMDR Level 2 trained. My background started in managing high needs trauma and crisis cases for the State of Arizona while I earned my Masters Degree in Professional Counseling.
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, ACRPS, ADC, ICADC, SAP
I specialize in Addictive Disorders and Marriage / Family Counseling for impaired professionals under contract with their licensing boards or professional health programs. I feel I am able to relate to my patients on a personal level. I have survived, grown and thrived many obstacles in my life. For this very reason, I believe God has called me to use my skills and experiences to help others. I have a solid professional and educational background beyond just personal experience. I am eclectic in my therapy approach. I am an Advanced Certified Relapse Prevention Specialist. The only one in south Alabama.
I am OPEN and accepting new patients in my office or via Zoom (HIPPA compliant). I use a variety of proven Evidence Based Practices including Sex Therapy, Guided Meditation, CBT, and EMDR (for trauma). I also specialize in Marriage and /or Couple's therapy. Together we discover solutions that empower you to enjoy true intimacy, authentic confidence, and lasting peace in every area of your life.
The problem is not just the overuse of alcohol, drugs, pills or food. It's not too much work, exercise, spending, gambling, or social media. The problem is the "PAIN", and if the pain is not healed, the addiction will continue. We all go through difficult times. Counseling has been proven to help. I have 25 years of experience in the field of addiction/codependency counseling and coaching. I have successfully worked with hundreds of individuals, couples and families affected by addiction issues and other forms of destructive behaviors.
Why try therapy? Because you deserve it. You deserve to be listened to, to be understood and not told to "just snap out of it". You deserve to take care of yourself, to feel good about yourself and to believe that you matter. You deserve to learn ways to manage and deal with depression, anxiety, the past, addictive behaviors, negative self-talk, feelings of worthlessness, and/or overwhelming life issues so that they do not dominate and control your life.
I am an LICSW Psychotherapist in Alabama who can help you break free from limiting thoughts and beliefs that create fear, anxiety, depression and emotional pain. As a trauma-informed therapist, I also seek to reduce self-sabotaging behaviors and patterns of toxic relationships. I provide a wide variety of psychoeducational materials and techniques to promote a higher level of knowledge, insight and coping skills. I help clients reach their goals and navigate through the healing journey. I utilize different treatment modalities tailored for individual needs.
I specialize in working with children and families who have experienced trauma. I have been trained in child-centered play therapy including sand tray therapy. My counseling style is an eclectic approach blending Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, play therapy, and Client-Centered therapy. I also have advocacy experience in helping families locate and utilize resources necessary for helping them get back on their feet after experiencing trauma.
Working with adult individuals who are seeking a Christian perspective to whatever challenges they are facing is my main focus. In addition to providing therapy services, I also provide psychological testing and evaluations of all kinds, including (but not limited to) specific learning disabilities, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, personality, and vocational/career interests.
ALL of us (Especially Todays Veterans) have had Experiences or been in Circumstances that can cause over-whelming Emotional Problems: Nightmares, Feelings of Impending Doom, Intense Nervousness and Depression which can leave us feeling out of control... Counseling is a good first step to begin to heal. I offer Assessment and Counseling to address: Personal - Family - Marital 'Life's' Issues and 'Veteran's' Issues (Primarily those that resulted in 'PTSD.'). I will help and encourage you in telling your 'story'. 'Living in-to the events' that caused your distress is essential for you to be able to move on.
Dr. Carney provides forensic services, psychological evaluation and consultation. Child custody, parenting capacity, disability, pre-employment, personal injury, and criminal evaluations constitute his day-to-day practice.
I specialize in therapy designed to treat many therapeutic areas including trauma, PTSD, anxiety, panic disorder, phobias, codependency, and family of origin issues. My therapeutic approach is customized to each client's personal needs using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) integrated with other modalities.
Therapy is a place to identify which of your needs are not getting met and learn ways to meet them. It is a place to learn new skills for solving that problem - of feeling overwhelmed and powerless, unheard and misunderstood, resentful and lonely - and to learn how to use your own strengths that you already have, so that you can take care of yourself and your relationships. Using evidence-based treatments, we will work together to equip you with a roadmap and other tools so that you can make decisions from a place of strength and live the life that is meaningful to you.
"You are strong enough to face it all, even if it doesn't feel like it right now" . This quote speaks quite loudly to me because upon reflection, I find that Life has a way of interfering when I am busy doing something else. I have spent the better part of 25 years learning who I am and have willingly and sometimes unwillingly faced harsh realities I would not chose for anyone, much less myself. One of the most important things that has proven to be true for me, is that if I can find meaning in events that shattered my world or at the very least, shook it up, then my understanding and insight increased and I could find peace.
Somethings can be so sensitive or difficult we cannot talk to those who are involved. Maybe we need to discuss issues with those we are closest to us but can't or don't know how without causing conflict. At times we need someone who will listen judgment free. Relationships (self and with others) become “complicated” and impact our ability to function in our lives and cause distress and/or dysfunction often leading to poor coping and adapting skills, leading to depression, anxiety, suicide idealization, etc. Our sessions end organically. Our focus is on you and not arbitrary time restraints. We also offer 24 hour emergency support.
I work from integrative, health psychology and trauma-informed lenses to provide treatment that takes the body and its functioning as a whole into consideration along with your goals for best results. I proudly serve preteens, adolescents, young adults, and adults, specializing in teens and young adults within my outpatient practice. I offer TeleHealth for those in need of remote services. My office includes a Registered Dietician, other therapists, regular yoga classes and groups to supplement wellness and whole body personal development practices for my clients and non-clients.