Hi! I received a Bachelor's Degree in Education/Biblical Studies from Southeastern Bible College (Birmingham, Alabama) and a Master's Degree in Agency & Community Counseling from the University of Montevallo (Montevallo, Alabama). I am also certified by the Alabama Board of Examiners in Counseling as a Supervising Counselor to provide supervision for those seeking full licensure. I am a wife to my wonderful husband, Don. I have two children - a very loyal son and a daughter who now lives in Heaven - and three gorgeous granddaughters. I am a Christian and am active in my local church. I enjoy writing, cooking, reading, sewing, quilting, & playing with my grandchildren.
I have over 25 years experience in the Mental Health field, having worked in a variety of settings including private practice, intensive out-patient treatment for those with severe mental illness and chemical dependency, wilderness program for troubled teens, and outpatient services for children/adolescent/families issues. I have certification in Trauma Counseling. I work with all ages, regardless of sex, race, or economic status. I have provided in-home therapy for at-risk families, and have had extensive training in working with children/adolescents in multiple situations. Areas of specialty include: pre-marital/marital issues, chronic pain/illness, chemical dependency, family dysfunction, educational/ vocational attainment, dealing with trauma/abuse from the past, and grief & loss.
My goals in counseling are:
(1) to walk along the journey with someone to assist them in knowing who they are, and learning to like and accept who they are;
(2) to assist people in forming meaningful relationships, devoid of abuse or manipulation;
(3) to help people form short-term and long-term goals and to ascertain the steps needed to obtain those goals;
(4) to provide services in an atmosphere that fosters compassion and empathy in order to help the client feel safe and comfortable at all times.
I would count it a privilege to assist you in accomplishing your goals.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Trauma and abuse
Addictions , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , Abandonment , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Blended Family Issues , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Chronic Pain Illness and Disability , Codependency , Communication Problems , Divorce and Separation , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , Fatherhood Issues , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , Hearing Impaired , Infidelity , Isolation/Loneliness , Life Purpose , Midlife Crisis , Military and Veterans Issues , Mood Disorders , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Phobias , Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Women's Issues Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LPC #1955 (Expires: 2020-08-01)
She is the perfect counselor for me!
I love how she checks on me when I do not answer in a timely manner. She answers quickly and I feel heard when I talk with her.
Judith is a very professional, kind therapist. Her knowledge and expertise is quite evident. She has already helped me move forward and has shown me there is hope for a brighter future. She made me feel comfortable right away. I love her use of scriptures and reminders of God’s mercy and grace. She is everything I wanted in a therapist.