Boaz, Alabama

At Garrett Counseling in Boaz, Alabama, our counselors are dedicated to providing you with quality mental healthcare that enhances your quality of life. Our Boaz counseling team is trained and experienced in working with children, adults, and families.

How We Can Help

Garrett Counseling in Boaz, 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 & ADHD Assessments for All Ages
  • 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
  • Sleep 
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Contact Info:

Garrett Counseling – Boaz

605 A Medical Center Pkwy

Boaz, AL 35957

(256) 239-5662 | Phone

(256) 217-4162 | Fax


New Clients:

Existing Clients:


Why Choose Garrett Counseling – Boaz?

Our Boaz 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 Boaz, AL, our counselors will meet you where you are and walk alongside you on your journey to mental wellness and healthy relationships.

Our Boaz 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.


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 Boaz, 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 Boaz 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!


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 – Boaz Located?

Garrett Counseling in Boaz, AL is located on the property of Marshall Medical. We are proud to serve communities in Blount, Etowah, and Marshall Counties, including:

  • Albertville
  • Arab
  • Attalla
  • Aurora
  • Ballplay
  • Blountsville
  • Centre
  • Cleveland
  • Douglas
  • Fort Payne
  • Gadsden
  • Guntersville
  • Hayden
  • Highland Lake
  • Hokes Bluff
  • Horton
  • Hustleville
  • Locust Fork
  • New Hope
  • Oneonta
  • Owens Cross Roads
  • Rainbow City
  • Rainsville
  • Reece City
  • Remlap
  • Sardis City
  • Scottsboro
  • Snead
  • Susan Moore
  • Union Grove
  • Walnut Grove
  • Whitesboro
  • Whitesville

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 Boaz location for specific questions about insurance and other finance questions. Insurances accepted at Garrett Counseling in Boaz, AL include:

  • Aetna
  • Alabama Department of Human Resources
  • All Kids (Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama)
  • Alabama Medicaid (20 years and younger)
  • Beacon Health
  • Behavioral Health Systems (BHS)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama (BCBSAL)
  • ComPsych
  • New Direction
  • Uprise (ABMH)

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

Visiting Our Office in Boaz, Alabama

When visiting us in Boaz, 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. For More information regarding your office visit, please make sure to visit the Your Visit page to understand our office procedures.

Meet Our Boaz, Alabama Counseling Team

Andrea Alward

Andrea Alward

Location(s): Boaz, Telehealth Andrea joined the Garrett Counseling team in 2022, but she has been working in ...
Jessica Bearden, LPC

Jessica Bearden, LPC

Location(s): Boaz Jessica joined the Garrett Counseling team in 2020, but she has been working in the mental ...
Ginger Caudell, LPC

Ginger Caudell, LPC

Location(s): Boaz, Jasper Ginger joined the Garrett Counseling team in 2009, but she has been working in the ...
Steve Clevenger, LPC

Steve Clevenger, LPC

Location(s): Boaz Steve joined the Garrett Counseling team in 2022, but he has been working in the mental ...
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 ...
Maegen Harris, M.Ed, ALC

Maegen Harris, M.Ed, ALC

Location(s): Boaz Maegen joined the Garrett Counseling team in 2022, but she has been working in the mental ...
Glenda Isbell

Glenda Isbell

Location(s): Boaz, Jacksonville Glenda joined the Garrett Counseling team in 2019, but she has been working in ...
David W. Pittman

David W. Pittman

Dr. David Pittman serves on our treatment team at Garrett Counseling where he provides our counselors with the ...
Clint Reeves, LPC

Clint Reeves, LPC

Location(s): Boaz Clint joined the Garrett Counseling team in 2021, but he has been working in the mental ...
Christina Smart, EdS, LPC

Christina Smart, EdS, LPC

Location(s): Boaz Christina joined the Garrett Counseling team in 2020, but she has been working in the mental ...
Lee Thompson, MS, ALC, NCC

Lee Thompson, MS, ALC, NCC

Location(s): Boaz Lee joined the Garrett Counseling team in 2021, immediately after finishing his masters ...

A word from our Boaz, Alabama counseling team:

“Everyone has the right to want to feel better and everyone needs a safe space to pursue that goal of feeling better. Counseling provides that safe space and a counselor who can equip you with tools to help you, and counseling can benefit everyone. If you’ve been on the fence about getting started, I encourage you not to wait any longer!” – Lee Thompson, ALC

“One of my favorite things about counseling is that it helps clients find their voice and take steps in the direction of their goals. Clients, from children to adults to couples and families, will find counseling to be a space where they can learn, grow, and heal.” – Jessica Bearden, LPC

“Counseling provides clients the opportunity to learn how to navigate life’s challenges, understand how to cope with pain and suffering, and find calm within themselves. Each of these tools prepares the client for what lies ahead on their journey. Beginning counseling is a decision you will be thankful you made!” – Clint Reeves, LPC

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