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Ashley L. Garrett,

Ashley L. Garrett, LPC, ED.S., MS, RPT-S, NCC

A note from Ashley: As the Director of Garrett Counseling, my goal is to provide support for our counselors, helping them meet the needs of our community. My approach to supervision is the same as therapy: compassion, accessibility, and accountability. The therapeutic environment should be one where people can explore feelings, behaviors, and attitudes freely. I care about the details. I care about your counselor. I care about your child. I care about you.

Andrea Gregg,

Andrea Gregg, ALC, MS, NCC

Jacksonville Branch

A note from Andrea: I am passionate about working with individuals from all walks of life and helping them along their journey with compassion and acceptance. I take an integrative approach to therapy that focuses on identifying strengths and empowering individuals to solve their own problems. My primary areas of clinical interest include trauma, depression, anxiety, grief and loss, and personality disorders.

Jessica Isbell,

Jessica Isbell, ALC, MS, NCC

Jacksonville Branch

A note from Jessica: Every person is different, and counseling should be tailored to the client’s needs and goals. My approach to counseling is individualized and focuses on the client’s strengths. I believe in a hands-on, client-centered approach utilizing CBT to assist clients in developing new coping skills and to promote growth.

Caroline Allen-Ross,

Caroline Allen-Ross, LPC, MS, NCC

Jacksonville Branch

A note from Caroline: When people come in for therapy, whether it is brief or long-term they should expect ethical and professional service where they can set goals for themselves. I assist people in developing coping skills to reach those personal goals in a timely manner.

Mindi Amberson,

Mindi Amberson, LPC, ED.S., MS, BSW

Jacksonville Branch

A note from Mindi: Everyone has a choice. We choose to accept things, and we are also able to choose not to accept things. Within that power to choose, lies our power to change. Our past has shaped us, but we are only able to control our present by the choices we make and by the behaviors we choose to show. Everyone has individual strengths. Therapy should be focused on those strengths and on the client’s current needs.

Holly Hunter,

Holly Hunter, BS, Administrative Support Liaison

Jacksonville Branch

Holly is a native of Jacksonville and earned a degree in Business Management from Jacksonville State University. She brings 14 years of management and customer service experience to our team at Garrett Counseling. Her organization and administrative skills help keep our office running smoothly and our team in sync. Holly is Mental Health First Aid certified. 

Lauren Williams,

Lauren Williams, BS, Administrative Support Liaison

Jacksonville Branch

Lauren is a graduate of Jacksonville State University with a degree in Accounting. She brings over 5 years of experience in accounting and office administration to our team at Garrett Counseling. Her skills in accounting and financial procedures are a great asset to our office management team. Lauren is Mental Health First Aid certified. 

Dorothy McDermott,

Dorothy McDermott, LPC, MS

Jacksonville Branch

A note from Dorothy: People need to know that when they speak they have been heard. I hope to be that listening ear and person providing gentle nudges in the right direction toward lasting positive change.

Kristen O'Dell,

Kristen O'Dell, LPC, MS

Jacksonville Branch

A note from Kristen: I believe that counseling is a process that should allow individuals the opportunity to explore their emotions in a safe space. I feel strongly that the counselor’s role in therapy is to facilitate the process of change by offering support for change to occur. I am interested in therapy that focuses on the individual, and I use eclectic techniques to support my clients. I have received training in play therapy techniques, family counseling, and trauma informed interventions. I work to help my client’s find an approach that fits their individual needs based on where they are in the present moment. It is my hope to met individuals, wherever they may be on their journey, in achieving goals to a happier life. Storms make trees take deeper roots.

Ginger Caudell,

Ginger Caudell, LPC, MS

Boaz Branch

A note from Ginger: During difficult times people often need help finding a way to get life back on track. I use concepts of Adlerian Psychology to encourage people to deal with unresolved issues then cognitive behavioral theories to build new, more successful paths to a better future. 

Arica Havis,

Arica Havis, ALC, MS

Boaz Branch

A note from Arica: Recognizing the connection between our thoughts and our emotions can help us better understand our actions and ways to simplify unhealthy actions that can keep us from thriving. Better behavioral management skills can increase the amount of successful adults in the future.

Samantha Kelley,

Samantha Kelley, LPC, ED.S., MS

Boaz Branch

A note from Samantha: In life, circumstances happen that can aggravate balance and cause chaos. Counseling can help bring back balance and stability. As a therapist, I believe in taking a hands on approach, working together with individuals, to identify problem areas and focus on solutions, utilizing coping mechanism to help solve problems.

Rachel Stephens

Rachel Stephens LGSW, MS

Boaz Branch

A note from Rachel: Everyone needs someone to talk with that will accept us, without judgement. I aim to provide a safe, non-judgemental environment where individuals can feel free to discuss their problem areas and collaborate to develop solutions.

Valerie A. Townsend Richardson

Valerie A. Townsend Richardson ALC, Ed.D, MS

Jacksonville Branch

A note from Valerie: Counseling is a helping profession and characteristics such as empathy and compassion are a “must.” Counseling sometimes requires the giving of one’s self in order to achieve success in others. I am deeply committed and dedicated to the profession of counseling.

Tina Delfrate

Tina Delfrate MS

Boaz Branch

A note from Tina: I enjoy working with children and families and feel strongly that when caregivers get involved with therapy, it promotes change beyond the therapy room. Focusing on the strengths of the individual and  providing individualized care, you can reach your goals.

Amanda Hood

Amanda Hood LPC, MS

Jacksonville Branch

A note from Amanda: Individualized therapy creates results. I use a wide range of therapy techniques and theories, and have experience in helping with crisis management, depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorder.

Yessi White

Yessi White BS, Administrative Support Liaison

Jacksonville Branch

Yessi is a native of California and has lived in the Jacksonville area since 2004. She earned a degree in Marketing from Jacksonville State University. She brings over 10 years of management, marketing and human resource expertise to our team. She has an extensive knowledge of the non-profit service industry and corporate environment. Yessi is a native Spanish speaker.

Join Our Team

Join Our Team

We are hiring for several salary-based mental health professional positions. These positions come with several benefits including vacation, retirement, and health benefits. ALC, LPC, or Clinical Psychologist licensure is required. Preference will be given to applicants with one or more years of experience and to providers with Blue Cross of Alabama and/or MHCA. Please provide an up to date resume and a letter of interest (include contracted insurance panels and overview of experience). Please email resume to garrett@garrettcounseling.com.