Jacksonville, Alabama

At Garrett Counseling in Jacksonville, Alabama, we know that reaching out to a counselor for mental health or relationship concerns can feel intimidating. Our caring team members will walk with you every step of the way – from your first phone call to your last appointment. Our mission is to provide you with exceptional mental healthcare that enhances your quality of life with innovation and compassion.

How We Can Help

Garrett Counseling in Jacksonville, Alabama assists children, teens, adults, couples, and families with a wide range of mental health concerns. We are an AutPlay Certified Provider and an ADHD Certified Clinical Services Provider (ADHD-CCSP). We can assist you or your family with:

  • ADHD (including ADHD assessments for adults, teens, and children)
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Career Counseling
  • Couples Counseling
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Life Transitions
  • Marriage Counseling
  • Parenting Concerns
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, and Postpartum Concerns
  • Premarital Counseling
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sex Therapy
  • Sleep
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Contact Info:

Garrett Counseling – Jacksonville

1215 Jackson’s Way, SW

Jacksonville, AL 36265

(256) 239-5662 | Phone

(256) 217-4162 | Fax


New Clients: scheduling@garrettcounseling.com

Existing Clients: appointment@garrettcounseling.com


Why Choose Garrett Counseling – Jacksonville?

Garrett Counseling in Jacksonville is unique as it is home to our therapy garden. The therapy garden allows us to provide nature therapy and “walk and talk” therapy, as well as allow our staff a space for rest and reflection during their day. Our Jacksonville location is a Certified AutPlay Therapy Provider and an ADHD Certified Clinical Services Provider (ADHD-CCSP). Our AutPlay certification means that we have a therapeutic approach proven to address the needs of neurodivergent children and their families. With our ADHD certification, we are able to provide quality care for those with ADHD, as well as ADHD assessments for children, teens, and adults. Play Therapy is a passion of our team, as we see the benefits it provides to children, teens, and adults. Because of that passion, all of our counselors are trained at Level II Sandtray for both children and adults. At Garrett Counseling in Jacksonville, AL, our counselors will meet you where you are and walk alongside you on your journey to mental wellness and healthy relationships.

Our Jacksonville counseling team specializes in several therapeutic approaches, and they will customize your treatment to meet your unique needs. Some of the counseling methods our team uses include:


Christian Counseling

For clients who desire a counseling experience that incorporates their Christian faith, we have counselors on our team trained to provide a clinical setting that combines spiritual and psychological principles.


Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is a common form of talk therapy. With CBT, clients will work with their counselor to uncover negative thinking and work to view circumstances in a healthier way. CBT is used to treat a variety of mental health concerns including depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and eating disorders.


Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Dialectical Behavior Therapy is another form of talk therapy that is based on CBT. DBT is commonly used with people who intensely experience emotions. Much like CBT, DBT can be used to treat depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and more.


Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing is a form of psychotherapy that helps clients heal from experiencing traumatic or disturbing experiences. EMDR is most commonly used with clients experiencing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).


Family Systems

Family Systems Therapy is a form of psychotherapy dedicated to helping clients with concerns that stem from family. The family will work – individually and collectively – to address concerns that impact one or all of the family unit’s members.


Motivational Interviewing

Motivational Interviewing is a form of therapy used to assist clients in gaining the motivation they need to change their behavior. Motivational interviewing can be beneficial for clients facing a wide range of changes including smoking, health care, and breaking free from harmful habits.


Nature Therapy/Ecotherapy & Walk and Talk Therapy (Utilizing our Therapy Garden)

Nature Therapy, also known as Ecotherapy, is the use of nature as a tool in mental health treatment. Ecotherapy can be beneficial for depression symptoms and difficult life transitions. At our Jacksonville, AL location, we utilize our therapy garden to conduct nature therapy sessions.


Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)

Parent-Child Interaction Therapy is a therapy primarily used for children with behavioral problems. With PCIT, the parent, with the guidance of the counselor, is very involved in the therapy sessions.


Play Therapy (Available for children, teens, AND adults)

Play Therapy is a form of therapy where play is the primary method of communication. At Garrett Counseling in Jacksonville, AL, we believe play can benefit clients of all ages – even adults! Play therapy can be beneficial in treating behavioral problems, anxiety, depression, trauma, and more. Play therapy incorporates toys, games, role-playing, and other elements in the sessions. Garrett Counseling is a Certified AutPlay Therapy providing making us specially trained to work with neurodivergent clients and their families.


Sandplay Therapy (All counselors at our Huntsville location are trained at Level Two Sandtray for working with adults and children)

Sandplay Therapy incorporates the use of sand and toy figures in the therapy sessions. The client will use the figures to create scenes in the sandtray, and the scenes and figures serve as a way for the client to communicate their thoughts, feelings, and understanding of their world. Sandtray can be especially beneficial for clients who have experienced trauma, as well as those with depression, anxiety, and other mental health concerns. Much like Play Therapy, Sandtray is beneficial for clients of all ages – including adults!


Sex Therapy

Sex Therapy is a method of therapy that focuses on concerns (medical concerns, psychological concerns, etc.) that impact sexual health. The client will talk about their concerns with their counselor and work to on coping mechanisms to create a healtheir sex life. Sex therapy can involve just the client or the client and their partner. The counselor can work with the client to discuss which option is best.


Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)/Solution-Focused Therapy (SFT)

Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) is a unique method of therapy that puts the focus on a client’s current and future moments, rather than a client’s past.


Trauma Focused Therapy

Trauma Focused Therapy focuses on the impact experiencing trauma can have a client’s overall health. This method of therapy will help provide client’s with healthier coping skills and healthier methods of processing their trauma.

Locations & Insurance

Where is Garrett Counseling – Jacksonville Located?

Garrett Counseling in Jacksonville, AL is located on the corner of Jackson’s Way Southwest, directly across from Jacksonville High School and Kitty Stone Elementary. We are proud to serve communities in Calhoun, Cleburne, Cherokee, and Talladega Counties, including:

  • Alexandria
  • Anniston
  • Cedar Bluff
  • Centre
  • Childersburg
  • Gadsden
  • Glencoe
  • Heflin
  • Hokes Bluff
  • Jacksonville
  • Leesburg
  • Lincoln
  • Munford
  • Ohatchee
  • Oxford 
  • Pell City
  • Piedmont
  • Rainbow City
  • Ranburne
  • Saks
  • Southside
  • Spring Garden
  • Sylacauga
  • Talladega
  • Weaver 
  • Wellington
  • White Plains

Insurance & Financial Information

We know financial concerns can be a barrier when deciding to begin your counseling journey. We accept many major insurances, and we have several options for private pay clients. We also partner with organizations to offer low or no cost services to those in need. Contact our Jacksonville location for specific questions about insurance and other finance questions. Insurances accepted at Garrett Counseling in Jacksonville, AL include:

  • Aetna
  • Alabama Department of Human Resources
  • All Kids (Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama)
  • Beacon Health
  • Behavioral Health Systems (BHS)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama (BCBSAL)
  • ComPsych
  • HMSA
  • New Direction
  • Tricare
  • Uprise (ABMH)

*Please note that we do not accept Alabama Medicaid at our Jacksonville location.

For private pay clients, we accept American Express, Cash, Discover, Mastercard, and Visa. 

Visiting Our Office in Jacksonville, Alabama

When visiting us in Jacksonville, please note that we utilize a “Parking Lot Waiting Room.” You will be able to check in using your phone and your counselor will meet you at the front door. Parents should accompany their children to the front door to ensure safety in the parking lot.

Meet Our Jacksonville, Alabama Counseling Team

Holley Fenn, EdS, LPC

Holley Fenn, EdS, LPC

Holley joined the Garrett Counseling team in 2023, but she has been working in the mental health field for over 11 ...
Shalonda Gaddis, EdD, LPC

Shalonda Gaddis, EdD, LPC

Location(s): Jacksonville, Telehealth Shalonda joined the Garrett Counseling team in 2022, but she has been ...
Stephanie Garrard

Stephanie Garrard

Location(s): Jacksonville, Jasper Stephanie joined the Garrett Counseling team in 2020, but she has been ...
Dr. Ashley L. Garrett

Dr. Ashley L. Garrett

Dr. Ashley L. Garrett, PhD is a Licensed Professional Counselor (#2918) and a Board Certified Counselor with a ...
Glenda Isbell

Glenda Isbell

Location(s): Albertville / Boaz, Jacksonville Glenda joined the Garrett Counseling team in 2019, but she has ...
Lynsey Leopard, EdS, LPC, NCC

Lynsey Leopard, EdS, LPC, NCC

Location(s): Jacksonville Lynsey joined the Garrett Counseling team in 2021, but she has been working in the ...
Cecilianne Neely, LICSW

Cecilianne Neely, LICSW

Location(s): Jacksonville Cecilianne joined the Garrett Counseling team in 2023, but she has been working in ...
Caroline Allen-Ross, MS, LPC

Caroline Allen-Ross, MS, LPC

Location(s): Jacksonville Caroline joined the Garrett Counseling team in 2017, but she has been working in the ...
Leah Simmons, MS, LPC-S, RPT-S

Leah Simmons, MS, LPC-S, RPT-S

Location(s): Jacksonville Leah joined the Garrett Counseling team in 2011. She started with Garrett Counseling ...
Rashada Smith, LPC, NCC

Rashada Smith, LPC, NCC

Location(s): Jacksonville  Rashada joined the Garrett Counseling team in 2022, but she has been working in the ...
Jamie Thompson, LICSW

Jamie Thompson, LICSW

Location(s): Jacksonville, Telehealth Jamie joined the Garrett Counseling team in 2023, but she has been ...

A word from our Jacksonville, Alabama counseling team:

“When you decide to begin therapy, you should be able to expect an ethical and professional experience. That’s what you will find at Garrett Counseling – Jacksonville! I’m proud to be part of a counseling team that seeks to serve their community by providing a safe space for clients with a variety of backgrounds.” – Lynsey Leopard, LPC

“Counseling provides clients with tools they carry with them throughout their lifetime that will impact not only themselves but also their families. If you have been unsure about beginning counseling, let me encourage you to get started today. Beginning counseling is a decision that will benefit you for years to come!” – Rashada Smith, LPC

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