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Christian Counseling in Mtn. Brook and Madison Alabama, Florida and Virginia.Most Insurances Accepted
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Beverly Ward, MA, EdS, LPC

Christian Counseling in Mtn. Brook and Madison Alabama, Florida and Virginia.Most Insurances Accepted
Christian Counseling in Mtn. Brook and Madison Alabama, Florida and Virginia.Most Insurances Accepted

Hi, I'm Beverly.  I’m glad that you've made your way to this page in your search for solutions. I know that God has them for you and that you're not alone. Life’s problems, including mental health issues, are real, common, and treatable.  Recovery is possible.  

 

In therapy with me, every single part of you is welcome. Our therapy sessions are a place for you to lay your burdens down and be refreshed and renewed. It's likely we will laugh a lot, and we may also cry. Each of us is different and multifaceted. I'm interested in seeing the real you shine and in helping you see it too.  

I care deeply about providing the best possible therapy for my clients.

I use two primary treatment modalities, Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) and Person Center Therapy, to treat a broad range of difficulties.  For those who desire it, I’m able to combine biblical wisdom and Christian Counseling alongside evidence-based approaches. Good therapy coupled with God’s Grace can transform hard places and roadblocks into circumstances that can be addressed and moved through and beyond. No matter what you're facing, there's a way forward. You're not the one person who must stay stuck. There's hope for healing ahead. Good therapy works! 

 

As a seasoned therapist, I've worked with people from all walks of life facing all kinds of troubles. I have seen good therapy work powerfully to bring transformative growth. I've witnessed God's power and grace restore hearts, minds, and relationships. In my own life, God has restored joy and purpose from pain. I'd be so honored to help you find that as well.  

 

If you’d like to know about my education and experience, here’s the scoop: It is my honor to currently serve as the Director of Still Waters Counseling Center.  I entered the mental health field in 1994 and, in 1998, I obtained licensure from the Alabama Board of Examiners in Counseling to be a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). In 2022, I became registered with the Florida Department of Health as an Out-of-State Telehealth Provider.  

 

I have three degrees in behavioral sciences obtained from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB): a Bachelors degree in Psychology, a Masters degree in Rehabilitation Counseling, and an Ed.S in Counseling. I serve people with a broad range of difficulties, including: stress, anxiety, depression, relationship troubles, grief, trauma, bi-polar disorder, psychosis, personality disorders, caregiving issues, and other life challenges. Prior to working for Still Waters Counseling Center, I practiced in school-based and mental health settings providing counseling and psychological testing for children, teens, adults, and families. 

 

In my career I’ve served on professional counseling boards and presented at professional counseling conferences. I’ve designed multiple therapeutic intervention programs for public K-12 schools and have written grants to fund them. At UAB I’ve served on the Masters in Counseling program admissions committee, co-taught Masters level counseling classes, helped develop the Community Counseling Clinic, presented at continuing education events for other LPCs, and obtained post-graduate certification in Psychometry (psychological testing and assessment). I’ve taken Masters level Seminary classes in Biblical Counseling. I am currently pursuing advanced certification in Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) at the internationally acclaimed Beck Institute in Philadelphia. I’m a mental health blogger and speaker. I’m a member of the Christian Association for Psychological Studies and the American Counseling Association. I’m a past member of Alabama ‘s leadership team for Moms in Prayer International. I will always go the extra mile to keep learning and serving because I know good therapy works. Let’s get to work helping YOU! 

Locations Served

Beverly provides in-person sessions at Still Waters Mountain Brook.

Rates and Insurance

Beverly is an in-network provider for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama, Blue Cross and Blue Shield Out of State, Blue Choice, All Kids, Behavioral Health Systems (BHS), United Health Care, Optum, Viva, and Uprise.

Our private pay rate is based on household income, you can learn more here:  

Testimonials

Beverly has been an invaluable resource as I’ve worked to overcome anxiety and other struggles in recent weeks.

 

She’s kind and compassionate, and you can tell she really cares about you and what you’re going through.

 

She offers wise counsel and tactical strategies to help you work through your problems.

 

I would highly recommend her! 

Beverly was a great listener and counselor.

 

She made me feel

welcome since the first time we talked and made me feel safe to share anything and that it was never too much or too burdensome.

 

She helped me recognize my therapy goals and helped me in knowing how to get there.

 

Beverly also helped me to see God's power and love in my life.

 

She is also an excellent writer and I love her blogs!

 

I really recommend her!

Beverly became my therapist at the right time of my life.

 

She helped me in the last few months of my life when I lost my oldest at age 30 by being murdered by drug dealers.

 

She was there to listen to me, counsel me with steps to help me for rest of my life with some happiness and give love and hugs to my grandson , my younger daughter and my husband and for us to support each other.

Beverly is a kind and observant listener.

 

I appreciate how well she helped me to focus on the things I could control and could not control.

 

She asked thoughtful questions which always helped me to consider the best options for moving forward with a difficult family situation.

 

I also enjoyed her weekly blog. She is a wonderful writer.

Beverly worked with me where I was and took my hand to lead me where I wanted to go.

 

She is awesome in her approach and listened to what I was saying and responded with proper application to my situation.

 

Awesome work!

Beverly was a wonderful therapist who helped me when I was coming out of a pretty rough time.

 

She is attentive, kind, and courteous.

 

She worked with me to work through periods of excessive anxiety/depression. 

 

She gave me tools to help myself.

 

I highly recommend her.

Beverly was a wonderful therapist. She was very patient and listened well. 

 

In addition to counseling, she provided newsletters and other helpful materials. She even helped with technology which was a challenge for me.

 

As a caregiver herself, she could relate to me as a caregiver.

 

I recommend her highly.

Beverly is an excellent therapist. She listens, but she also gives useful feedback.

 

I’ve had both the counselors who spoke the whole time and made me wonder “who is in therapy?” And the ones that made me wonder if they were listening to me or just letting me talk.

 

I feel a good connection with Beverly.

Beverly is an excellent source of therapy.

 

I don’t feel like she just repeats back what I say but that she listens and empathizes with my concerns and burdens.

 

I never feel rushed or judged.

 

I’m very thankful I found this site and my therapist.

Beverly is caring, skilled, and extremely knowledgeable.

 

I chose her because she connects God's word with her profession.

 

She listens and she offers very wise, practical advice and solutions in a very warm kind way.

Beverly is great! She gives me the confidence to open up and challenge myself,

 

I was always worried going into this that I’d struggle with this.

 

I’ve had huge self growth already and I can’t wait to grow more.

Beverly worked with me where I was and took my hand to lead me where I wanted to go.

 

She is awesome in her approach and listened to what I was saying and responded with proper application to my situation.

 

Awesome work!

Beverly is caring, thoughtful and genuinely wants to help you!

 

I’m so so so grateful that I found her!!

 

Thank you so so so much for everything you do, Beverly. You’re a Godsend :)

Beverly is a therapeutic listener and gives me practical ways to navigate my current issue(s) I’m facing.

 

I would highly recommend her!

Beverly really tries to help you.

 

She is attentive, and I like her counseling from both scientific and Biblical perspectives.

I had given up on therapy and the Lord led me to try one more time.

I'm so grateful for His leading me to Beverly.  

She helped me get my life back!

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