PERSONALITY DISORDERS

Hope for Personality Disorders

Our personalities describe who we are: how we think, act, decide, interact, and respond. For most people, personalities are ordered as consistent, stable patterns that continue throughout life, allowing meaningful interactions with others and the world.

Broadly speaking, for those with Personality Disorders, those patterns are ordered (dis-ordered) in such a way that one’s behavior, thoughts, or both cause significant distress to oneself or others.

Several distinct personality disorders are currently recognized (Borderline Personality Disorder, Narcissistic Personality Disorder, and Dependent Personality Disorder being examples). As each describes one’s personality – those traits that mark one person as different from another – treatment is typically different than with other psychological disorders. It often involves the development of greater insight and awareness about the distressing patterns of behavior that affect the individual or others. As one may expect, any number of other areas may emerge and require attention, including substance abuse, marriage counseling, depression, anxiety, and so forth.

Our Approach to Help and Healing

Covenant Counseling and its counselors can help an individual (or the family) address some of the issues related to the Personality Disorders, giving clients a way forward in addressing their issues and experiencing greater satisfaction with life.

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.

Covenant Counseling

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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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, PhD

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, CEDRD

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 Director 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, PhD

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

Sex 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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HOW IT WORKS

A good place to start is to find someone who may be a good fit. You can either look through our counselors’ profiles or call our office for help finding someone. Though beginning counseling is not always easy, we try to make it simple.

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