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Family Counseling

The Family Counseling Center offers real solutions to real problems.

Counseling helps individuals overcome a number of problems including marital discord, divorce, parent-child conflicts, the death of a loved one, a family member suffering from chronic illness, domestic violence or drug and alcohol abuse. If you would like to request a speaker on any of these topics or others, click here.

Mental & Emotional Wellness & Anger Counseling

  • Stress & Anxiety
  • Depression & Sadness
  • Anger
  • Parenting
  • Work-Life Balance
  • Violent Behavior or Thoughts
  • Sexual Assault Survivors
  • END (Establishing Non-Violent Direction)

Family, Marital & Divorce Counseling

Children & Adolescent Counseling

  • Emotional Problems
  • Behavioral Problems
  • School Programs
  • Court Ordered Programs

Grief & Loss

  • Grief Counseling
  • Homicide Survivors
  • Suicide Survivors

Our Counselors

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Angelia Jackson
Child Advocacy Center Therapist
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Brent Vance
Child Advocacy Center Clinical Supervisor
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Jessica Davis
Child Advocacy Center Family Advocate
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Mary Callen
Family Counseling Center Court Mandated Programs Supervisor
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Sandra Broadus
Family Counseling Center Front Desk Coordinator
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Maria Coleman
Family Counseling Center Therapist
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Alicia Richardson
Infant Family Specialist
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Laura Anderson
Family Counseling Center Therapist
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Jonna Sanders
Child Advocacy Center Therapist

Frequently Asked Questions

Parents form a relationship called Co-Parenting. It involves communication and decision-making about the children's needs and interests. Both parents share the responsibility of the children, as well as time with them. This relationship is a focus of the class "Helping Children Cope with Divorce".

Yes. Our Quality Assurance Coordinator, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), monitors the agency and its programs.

Counseling fees are set by family income. Persons wanting to take advantage of the sliding fee scale must present proof of income at the time of the first appointment. Failure to provide this information will result in payment of the full fee.

In some cases, but not all, insurers will cover a portion of the costs associated with counseling. Our staff can check your particular company to ascertain coverage.

Our agency is reviewed on a continuous basis for quality assurance with information posted quarterly. The accrediting organizations with which we are affiliated conduct reviews and/or site visits on a regular basis. These organizations are the Council on Accreditation of Services for Families & Children, Inc., the National Foundation for Credit Counseling, Inc., United Way of Southwest Alabama, Inc., South Baldwin County United Way, Inc., the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the American Association of Suicidology, and the Alabama Coalition Against Rape.

Visits are 50 minutes in length. Appointments are necessary to reserve a time especially for you.

Not unless you give us permission. In rare circumstances, the law may require us to share information.

All records are private to the extent permitted by law. Your written permission will be required to release information in most cases.

We do not provide medication, psychiatric evaluations or any type of inpatient or partial hospitalization care. Alcohol and substance abuse problems may be referred to other providers if it is deemed in the client's best interest.

Divorce can impact children emotionally, physically, and economically. The effects are described in detail in the class "Helping Children Cope with Divorce".

Whenever possible, both parents should be involved. The explanation depends on the age of the children but should be as simple as possible without blaming anyone for the divorce.

Parents cooperating with each other and positive support from parents, family and friends. This is described in detail in the class "Helping Children Cope with Divorce".

No referral is needed. You may choose your therapist or one will be selected for you.

Keep co-parenting as detailed in the "Helping Children Cope with Divorce" class, which involves not making excuses for the ex but not bad-mouthing them either.

Always ask if the agency and its programs are accredited and with whom, and if the therapists/counselors are licensed.