ABOUT US

About Covenant Counseling

Founded in 1994 by Langston Haygood (pictured), Covenant Counseling and Education Center maintains a somewhat unique identity, as we seek to serve our community in Birmingham and the surrounding areas.

Who are we? We are a group of professional counselors and clinicians who see our individual and common Christian faith as vital and central to our lives and practices. We are prepared to go deeply into matters of faith and life, drawing on the rich well of biblical and theological sources.

At the same time, we are also a group of licensed professionals, who seek to maintain the highest standards and best practices of our respective fields: counseling, marriage and family therapy, psychology, and nutrition.

Everyone at Covenant Counseling - our counselors and office staff alike - pray to remain faithful, competent, and caring providers of hope, help, and healing. It is our great privilege to do what we do.

“It is for freedom that Christ has set us free.” (Galatians 5:1)

CCEC Founder Langston Haygood

OUR COUNSELORS

Heather Hagins

Licensed Counselor

Heather Hagins, MA, MBA

Anxiety, depression, grief, abuse, relationship concerns, spiritual struggles, infidelity, family of origin concerns, and more.

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Trey Hill

Licensed Psychologist

Trey Hill, PhD

Marriage counseling, relationship development, family of origin concerns, ADHD assessment, depression, anxiety, stress, perfectionism, and more.

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Anna Stanley

Licensed Counselor

Anna Stanley, MA, CEDS

Eating disorders, family concerns, women's issues, depression, anxiety, relationship conflicts, and more.

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Hunter Stanley

Associate Licensed Counselor

Hunter Stanley, MDiv, MA

Grief, anxiety, depression, spirituality, relationship issues, codependency, substance abuse and addiction, identity concerns, and more.

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Kara Jones

Licensed Counselor

Kara Jones, MA, EdS

Marriage and pre-marital counseling, anxiety, depression, women's issues, boundaries, codependency, grief, and more.

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Suzanne Pirkle

Registered Dietician

Suzanne Pirkle, MA, CEDRD

Nutritional counseling for adults and adolescents in areas relating to eating disorders, weight management, and sports nutrition.

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Joyce McKay

Licensed Counselor

Joyce McKay, MEd, EdS, CSAT

Sex addiction, recovery from sexual abuse, grief, trauma, anger, and adjustment issues.

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Gil Kracke

Licensed Counselor

Gil Kracke, MA, MA, DMin, NCC

Pre-marital and marriage counseling, grief, family of origin issues, concerns regarding aging, and more. Gil is the Director of Covenant Counseling.

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Rachael Garrett

Licensed Counselor

Rachael Garrett, MA

Grief counseling for all ages, miscarriages, infant loss, self-esteem, concerns about self-harm, anxiety, depression, anger, parenting concerns, and more.

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Jay Lloyd

Licensed Counselor

Jay Lloyd, MA

Addiction, substance abuse and dependence, family dynamics, parenting, spirituality, pre-marital counseling, marriage development, young adult issues, and more.

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Kent Michael

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Kent Michael, MEd

Marriage and pre-marital counseling, anxiety, family counseling, depression, grief and loss, stress, academic challenges, and more.

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Becky Whitson

Licensed Counselor

Becky Whitson, MA, EdS, CSAT, NCC

Sex addiction, codependency, infidelity, recovery from sexual abuse, trauma, anxiety, depression, marriage counseling, and personal growth.

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Alice Churnock

Licensed Counselor

Alice Churnock, MA, CEDS

Eating disorders, body image concerns, depression, stress, anxiety, anger, parenting issues, and more.

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Paul Johnson

Vocational Counselor

Paul Johnson, MBA

Career counseling and development, vocational assessments, executive coaching, career transitions, and more.

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Lisa Phillips

Licensed Counselor

Lisa Phillips, MA, MA

Relationship concerns, anxiety, depression, trauma, sexual abuse, codependency, boundaries, pre-marital and marriage counseling, and more.

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Licensed Counselor

Heather Hagins, MA, MBA

Anxiety, depression, grief, abuse, relationship concerns, spiritual struggles, infidelity, family of origin concerns, and more.

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Licensed Psychologist

Trey Hill, PhD

Marriage counseling, relationship development, family of origin concerns, ADHD assessment, depression, anxiety, stress perfectionism, and more.

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Licensed Counselor

Anna Stanley, MA CEDS

Eating disorders, family concerns, women's issues, depression, anxiety, relationship conflicts, and more.

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Associate Licensed Counselor

Hunter Stanley, MDiv, MA

Grief, anxiety, depression, spirituality, relationship issues, codependency, substance abuse and addiction, identity concerns, and more.

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Licensed Counselor

Kara Jones, MA EdS

Marriage and pre-marital counseling, anxiety, depression, women's issues, boundaries, codependency, grief, and more.

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Registered Dietician

Suzanne Pirkle, MA, CEDS

Nutritional counseling for adults and adolescents in areas relating to eating disorders, weight management, and sports nutrition.

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Licensed Counselor

Joyce McKay, MEd, EdS, CSAT

Sex addiction, recovery from sexual abuse, grief, trauma, anger, and adjustment issues.

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Licensed Counselor

Gil Kracke, MA, MA, DMin, NCC

Pre-marital and marriage counseling, grief, family of origin issues, concerns regarding aging, and more. Gil is the directory of Covenant Counseling.

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Licensed Counselor

Rachael Garrett, MA

Grief counseling for all ages, miscarriages, infant loss, self-esteem, concerns about self-harm, anxiety, depression, anger, parenting concerns, and more.

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Licensed Counselor

Jay Lloyd, MA

Addiction, substance abuse and dependence, family dynamics, parenting, spirituality, pre-marital counseling, marriage development, young adult issues, and more.

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Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Kent Michael, MEd

Marriage and pre-marital counseling, anxiety, family counseling, depression, grief and loss, stress, academic challenges, and more.

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Licensed Counselor

Becky Whitson, MA, EdS, CSAT, NCC

Sexual addiction, codependency, infidelity, recovery from sexual abuse, trauma, anxiety, depression, marriage counseling, and personal growth.

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Licensed Counselor

Alice Churnock, MA, CEDS

Eating disorders, body image concerns, depression, stress, anxiety, anger parenting issues, and more.

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Vocational Counselor

Paul Johnson, MBA

Career counseling and development, vocational assessments, executive coaching, career transitions, and more.

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Licensed Counselor

Lisa Phillips, MA, MA

Relationship concerns, anxiety, depression, trauma, sexual abuse, codependency, boundaries, pre-marital and marriage counseling, and more.

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WHAT TO EXPECT

A first session typically begins by meeting the counselor and going over a few aspects related to confidentiality. The counselor will want to know what brings you to the office and may try to gain a better sense of your context. Depending on the situation, you may begin to develop initial hopes or goals for your time together, to provide greater clarity on the focus of your counseling. Hopefully, you will be helped – even in your first session.

Our counselors work to provide a supportive and caring environment. Issues or dynamics can then be explored and addressed towards facilitating the needed or desired change.

Contact Us

If you would like to make an appointment with one of our counselors, or have any questions, please call 205-879-7500.

If you would like to email us, please complete the contact form below.

Telephone:

Phone 205-879-7500
Fax 205-879-7554

Our Address:

2204 Lakeshore Drive, Suite 212
Birmingham, AL 35209 USA