Hope for Stress Management
The experience of stress, and the emotions which follow, is a normal experience, preparing the body and mind in a particular way for what is occurring. Too often, however, stress becomes problematic. As life’s stressors do not go away, or when our bodies do not seem to go back to normal, stress becomes a long-term experience and a day-to-day burden. The effects are often debilitating.
Stress is different for each person and is triggered differently for each person. Oftentimes, factors or situations at work, within the family, or from life generally serve to overwhelm us, resulting in unhappiness, dissatisfaction, fatigue, and general dis-ease. It makes it difficult to sleep or enjoy life, and affects our appetites and capacity to engage others. Too much stress affects our productivity, our quality of life, and our relationships.
Our Approach to Help and Healing
Covenant Counseling offers help for individuals experiencing too much stress, working with each person to determine ways to help clients manage life in a productive way and to understand our bodies’ natural responses to these stressors.
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.
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 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.
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.