Joyce McKay
Licensed Professional Counselor and Supervisor

A Licensed Professional Counselor and Supervisor, Joyce has done formal counseling since 1979, serving as a licensed professional since 1993. She has worked at Covenant Counseling since 1998. For many years, she also maintained her license in Occupational Therapy (retiring from OT in 2015). Besides her work at Covenant, she taught in the Counseling Program at UAB for eight years, and served more than five years on the Alabama Board of Examiners in Counseling. In addition to supervising associate counselors, Joyce is also a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT), and for many years maintained her certification in group psychotherapy. Joyce holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish, and has also done nine years postgraduate work at the PhD level, earning the distinction of ABD.

Areas of Focus

Joyce sees a wide variety of clients as she works with individuals, couples, and groups. She works well with adults of all ages - from young adults through seniors. Joyce has extensive experience and training in the areas of sex addiction, sex and love addiction, and sex abuse recovery, as well as in other areas such as grief, anger, and adjustment issues.

Hope, Help and Healing

From her deep well of experience, Joyce comes alongside each of her clients in the midst of their struggle, confusion, or difficulties.

If you would like to schedule an appointment with Joyce, or if you have any questions, please call 205-879-7500. If you would like to email Joyce, complete the contact form below, and please note that we are able to schedule appointments only by phone.


We are a group of licensed professionals who seek to maintain the highest professional standards in our fields and whose Christian faith is central to our lives and practices.

Founded in 1994, we are grateful to serve Birmingham and the surrounding areas, offering counseling for individuals, couples, and families.


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 will often try to gain a better sense of additional contexts. 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.

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 Joyce

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

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


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

    Our Address:

    2204 Lakeshore Drive, Suite 212
    Birmingham, AL 35209 USA