GROUP THERAPY AND SUPPORT GROUPS
GROUP THERAPY AND SUPPORT GROUPS
Hope within a Group
We naturally and intuitively want to interact and connect with others, to experience the security that comes from the caring of others. Participation in a group often provides the additional benefit of seeing things from another’s perspective, as well as providing a sense that one is not alone in their experience, as previously believed. There are many benefits in being a part of a supportive community.
Our Approach to Help and Healing
At points during the year, Covenant Counseling offers several different opportunities to be a part of a group. These experiences provide individuals with on opportunity to know others who have similar experiences, affording a unique opportunity for growth and understanding.
We have several current and forthcoming groups that focus on particular areas, including codependency and surviving sexual abuse (separate groups for women and men). We also have groups for couples affected by sexual addiction, as well as for women recovering from compulsive sexual behaviors. We have occasional groups which focus on divorce recovery, anger management, and sexual addiction for men.
If you are interested in learning more about groups in any of these areas, if you have any questions, or to inquire about the availability of a particular group, please call our office at 205-879-7500. You may also ask your counselor about a particular group’s availability. To make an appointment with one of our counselors, please call 205-879-7500.
We are a group of licensed clinicians who seek to maintain the highest professional standards in our fields and whose Christian faith is central to our lives and practices.
We invite you to learn more about:
If you would like to schedule an appointment, or if you have any questions, please call:
Heather Hagins, MA, MBA
Anxiety, depression, grief, abuse, relationship concerns, spiritual struggles, infidelity, family of origin concerns, and more.Learn More
Trey Hill, PhD
Marriage counseling, relationship development, family of origin concerns, ADHD assessment, depression, anxiety, stress perfectionism, and more.Learn More
Anna Stanley, MA CEDS
Eating disorders, family concerns, women's issues, depression, anxiety, relationship conflicts, and more.Learn More
Hunter Stanley, MDiv, MA
Grief, anxiety, depression, spirituality, relationship issues, codependency, substance abuse and addiction, identity concerns, and more.Learn More
Kara Jones, MA EdS
Marriage and pre-marital counseling, anxiety, depression, women's issues, boundaries, codependency, grief, and more.Learn More
Suzanne Pirkle, MA, CEDS
Nutritional counseling for adults and adolescents in areas relating to eating disorders, weight management, and sports nutrition.Learn More
Joyce McKay, MEd, EdS, CSAT
Sex addiction, recovery from sexual abuse, grief, trauma, anger, and adjustment issues.Learn More
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.Learn More
Rachael Garrett, MA
Grief counseling for all ages, miscarriages, infant loss, self-esteem, concerns about self-harm, anxiety, depression, anger, parenting concerns, and more.Learn More
Jay Lloyd, MA
Addiction, substance abuse and dependence, family dynamics, parenting, spirituality, pre-marital counseling, marriage development, young adult issues, and more.Learn More
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Kent Michael, PhD
Marriage and pre-marital counseling, anxiety, family counseling, depression, grief and loss, stress, academic challenges, and more.Learn More
Becky Whitson, MA, EdS, CSAT, NCC
Sexual addiction, codependency, infidelity, recovery from sexual abuse, trauma, anxiety, depression, marriage counseling, and personal growth.Learn More
Alice Churnock, MA, CEDS
Eating disorders, body image concerns, depression, stress, anxiety, anger parenting issues, and more.Learn More
Paul Johnson, MBA
Career counseling and development, vocational assessments, executive coaching, career transitions, and more.Learn More
Lisa Phillips, MA, MA
Relationship concerns, anxiety, depression, trauma, sexual abuse, codependency, boundaries, pre-marital and marriage counseling, and more.Learn More
Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker
Christy Harmon, MSW
Life transitions, adoption and attachment, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, and struggles to build healthy self-esteem, and more.Learn More
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.
If you would like to make an appointment with one of our counselors, or have any questions, please call 205-879-7500.
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