CURRENT AND COMING GROUPS
At any given point during the year, Covenant Counseling has several groups that are active and currently meeting. At the same time, others are likely in the process of forming. Though specifics vary, most groups meet every-other week, for eight to twelve sessions. With a few exceptions, most groups are closed, meaning that participants are asked to commit to the entire series of sessions and new members do not join once the group has started.
Days and meetings times vary among the different groups. Please call our office (205-879-7500) for details and information.
Groups that are being formed or that are currently meeting include:
* Compulsive Ladies (CLG)
This group is for females who struggle with compulsive sexual behaviors, and who have already progressed beyond the initial phases of the recovery process.
* Couples in Pain (CIP)
This group is for couples in which one spouse is recovering from sexual addiction and the couple has moved beyond the initial phases in the recovery process.
* Sexual Abuse Survivors (SAS)
This group is designed to assist female victims of sexual abuse in their recovery journey.
* Codependency (COD)
This group is for females who struggle with codependency-type responses in relationships.
* Partners in Pain (PIP)
This group is for spouses of sex addicts. Its focus is on the traumatic experiences, self-care, and healthy responses to their relationship situation.
* Anger Management (AMG)
This group will be scheduled on demand, and can even be done as an individual “seminar”. It does use a curriculum, and will meet court-mandated requirements.
All sessions will be open for new members between the end of the current series and the start of the new series. However, interested persons may contact the office at any time to be placed on the waiting list.
For more information about any of our groups, for meeting days or times, to make an appointment with one of our counselors, or if you have any questions, please call 205-879-7500. If you would like to email us, please complete the contact form below. (We are only able to make appointments by phone.)
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.
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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
Associate Licensed Counselor
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, CEDRD
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
Sex 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
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.