I am the owner and founder of Birmingham Therapy Services, LLC. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor- Supervisor, National Certified Counselor, and Alcohol Drug Certified Counselor. I am also a Certified EMDR Therapist and a Brainspotting Practitioner. I have a Master of Education in Counseling from Auburn University. I have professional experience working in various community agency settings and hospitals at the clinical and administrative levels.
My practice focuses on addressing presenting symptoms that can be a manifestation of our past and current experiences. Creating a safe environment is fundamental to therapeutic success. My role is to help the client identify what skills are needed in order for them to feel safe; this includes gathering an understanding of past and present experiences, resource building, coping skills development, psychoeducation, and discovering ones strengths. This approach is key in preparing a client's nervous system for the deep dive work.
I utilize a unique combination of trauma informed therapies that focus on how the body processes painful experiences (EMDR, Brainspotting, Somatic Practice, Parts Work, and experiential activities). These therapies can help treat emotional disturbances, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, grief, pain, and substance abuse concerns. By participating in these approaches, individuals can access feelings that may otherwise be hidden or not easily communicated in traditional talk therapy. Let's make sure you are set up for success. We want to minimize the possibility of future experiences throwing you off balance.
$150/53-60 minute individual session
I also offer trauma focused intensives which is an alternative to weekly based therapy. Reach out for more information and to see if this might be a fit for you.
Clinical supervision is a process in which provisionally licensed counselors acquire knowledge and skills for their profession by working with an experienced and licensed supervisor, providing a bridge between the classroom and the field. Supervision is necessary in the mental health field to improve client care, develop the clinical competency of the therapist, and impart and maintain ethical standards in the field.
I offer supervision sessions in both individual and group formats. Modalities used in supervision will include face-to-face case consultations, live observation, and review of recorded sessions to facilitate a comprehensive experience.