Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MPA, MAC, EMDR-1
Thank you for the opportunity for considering me to work with you. My background is unique and varied which provides a broad range of knowledge, and experiences from having served in the U.S. Army, worked in Law Enforcement for over twenty-five years, worked on a church staff and as Therapist. I find it rewarding to help individuals realize their potential, see hope in a better future and becoming their best selves in life. We should not be defined by the negative beliefs we hold about ourselves but in the positive changes we can make. I have worked with individuals, couples, families, groups, adults, and adolescents.
Are you having a difficult time adjusting to a new life change? Do you experience anxiety and/or depression? Do grief and trauma seem to take over your life at times? If you answered "yes" to any of these situations, I might be able to help you. Together, we can work to build a solid foundation from which you can begin to adjust to whatever life brings you. I incorporate cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and mindfulness techniques into my practice to help my clients ground themselves in the present moment and be able to take the techniques they develop in session into their daily life.
Dr. Smith is the Clinical Director at Psychological Assessment Center in the Auburn/Opelika community. She is a Licensed Psychologist with 36 years of experience in the treatment and evaluation of children, adolescents and adults. Assessments provided include: Cognitive and Academic Issues (Intellectual Functioning, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Learning Disorders), Developmental Delays, Mood Disorders (Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar, PTSD), Memory Concerns, and Surgery Assessments.
Hello, My name is Leslie Gaultney. I am a Licensed Profession Counselor with over 31 years of experience working with individual adults. I have recently started my private practice, Perception Therapy. I accept BCBS and American Behavioral Insurance. I offer sessions at a reduced rate for people without insurance and who are unable to pay the full fee. My specialties are Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Anxiety, Panic Attacks, Social Phobia, Trauma, PTSD and Dementia. I offer an eclectic client focused approach.
I believe healthy people make healthy partners make healthy parents, and in that order! Life is hard and stresses are very real at each stage of life. I am here to assist you in becoming a healthy, balanced individual so that you are able to relate to others in healthy, balanced ways. Through individual therapy, couples' therapy, family therapy, and parenting skills training, I will walk along side the individual, the couple, the blended and traditional family in becoming healthy people, partners, and parents.
Prior to creating Addiction Specialists LLC, I was the Director of a men’s treatment facility, provided addictions and trauma counseling services for adults and families in a private practice setting, the Program Director for an outpatient facility, and a Mental Health and Addiction Specialists at Auburn University Athletics Sports Medicine. I bring over 25 years of experience in the field of addiction treatment
We do not always get to choose our circumstances but we do choose our response and behavior. However, it is not always that simple, and finding your best self takes time. Life can throw some real challenges our way but with empowerment and encouragement, I want to help you identify how to choose your best responses and behavior. Happiness is a choice and it's a choice you deserve to make for yourself. As a counselor, I strive to create a safe environment free from judgment and filled with unconditional acceptance. You are the best expert on "you" even when it may not seem clear.
Life can be difficult and hard to handle on your own. If you find yourself struggling with anxiety, depression, or relationship problems, take a step by reaching out for help. I am interested in helping you through the journey of change. I can help you learn new ways of handling your concerns that can make a difference in how you think and feel. I offer a supportive environment in which you can grow and have a better future.
"Trauma creates change you do not choose, healing is about creating change you do choose"- Rosenthal. Frontline Therapy was born out of a desire to provide accessible, evidence based treatments, to Auburn's local veterans and emergency responders; with the combined goal of serving anyone who has experienced a trauma. Ever since we opened our doors in the beginning of 2020, we have been committed to excellence because we believe that individuals who have experienced trauma, and those that work on the frontlines deserve 'front of the line' treatment. We also treat depression, anxiety, grief, substance abuse, and relational distress.
For more than 25 years Dr, Rubio has counseled adults, adolescents, couples, and families. Helping college students adjust to living away from home has been a particularly rewarding part of his practice. Dr. Rubio also collaborates with local attorneys to provide psychological services for alcohol and drug related offenses, and anger management issues.Since 1993, he has served as psychological consultant to Lyman Ward Military Academy, a military boarding school.
"My purpose today is clearer today than it has been in years: Love, Courage, Truth...The best way we can serve people is to listen." - Glennon Doyle Melton I chose this quote to emphasize that by "listening" to one another, by being present, we provide a safe place for those who are willing to sacrifice and own their pain by sharing it with others. As a Licensed Professional Counselor, I am here to walk alongside you as you process life's challenges and show you that by speaking your truth, by digging deep, together, we are able to demonstrate that taking care of our Mental Health is the ultimate sign of strength.
I am grateful for your consideration of my services. Areas of focus lie in Marriage and Family, Parenting, and Mood Disorders. I work with children age 12 and older. Anxiety and Depression in both adults and children commonly present. I operate, when the client wishes, from a faith-based perspective integrating Scripture into the therapeutic relationship.
I work with all ages who are dealing with fears, anxiety and stress. The pressures of life whether it’s your job, school, relationships, infertility or a traumatic event can leave you feeling overwhelmed, discouraged, unloved, lonely, and broken. These feelings can be debilitating and often lead to depression and other unwanted mental tortures.
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdD, LPC-S, NCC, ACGCIII, BC-TMH
Life provides us with many challenges that can lead to feeling overwhelmed or unsure of our ability to successfully cope. When we are faced with these challenges, either from depression, adjusting to life transitions or changes in our moods or behaviors, it takes courage for us to make the decision to ask for help through counseling.
Faith Naumcheff has been working in the field of gender-based violence since 2019, working in crisis centers in both Auburn and Huntsville, AL. Through this work, she found themes of extreme injustice and trauma amongst survivors. Faith knew healing and justice were two goals of hers when working with such victims, whether this be on a micro or macro level. Faith works with women’s issues, sexuality, trauma, gender identity, polyamory, adjustment/transition, teenage issues, and young adult issues. Faith uses an eclectic style of delivery, utilizing CBT, DBT, ACT, EFT, psychoanalysis, and mindfulness.
I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker with a concentration in clinical social work, social casework, and social work administration. I have been working in the Social Work field since 2008 addressing partner violence and chronic conditions such as HIV, HCV, Diabetes, Cardiovascular diseases, etc. As a practitioner, my goal is to create a brave environment for all people, to respect their human dignity, and self-determination. After all, you are the expert in your life and I will work alongside with you to remind you again that you do matter and you do have the ability to change your life.
I provide support for clients in making progress on their life goals, whether it's stopping negative thinking, or improving relationships, or dealing with other obstacles to well-being. My passion in counseling is to see clients grow by moving towards healthier ways of coping with stress and other life challenges. I have over 15 years of experience working with school-aged children and adults, dealing with a wide range of issues such as motivational difficulties, social adjustment, negative self-image, assertiveness, positive parenting, grief and loss, obsessive thinking, and self-hurtful behavior.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Opelika are psychologists, licensed counselors, therapists, psychotherapists, and licensed clinical social workers, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualized treatment.
Services offered, education and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in Opelika then may specialize in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counseling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.
Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.
How to find a specialist?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in Opelika, or Child Psychologists in Opelika.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Opelika psychologists specializing in EMDR.
What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in Opelika specialize in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.
How to use my insurance?
Many therapists accept health insurance. Check to see if your insurance is covered. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the therapist.