Meet Your Therapists

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April Calvin, LPC, NCC

April Calvin, LPC-S, NCC

Greetings!

My name is April Anderson Calvin, I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Alabama with over 20 years of experience in the helping field.  I am a proud graduate of The Jacksonville State University with a Master of Science Degree in Community Agency Counseling.  Outside of private practice, I have worked as a clinical therapist in non-profit agencies, schools, hospitals, and as the Clinical Director for a local non-profit residential substance abuse treatment center.  I have experience treating children, adolescents and adults from diverse backgrounds with various mental health needs including depression, anger, anxiety, grief, PTSD, ADHD, behavioral problems, LGBTQIA, low self-esteem, substance abuse, relationship issues, and parenting concerns. I have training in copious treatment modalities, but my favorites consist of Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Cognitive- Behavioral Therapy, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy.  Fun fact, I am also the only African American female Heart-Centered trained Hypnotherapist and Licensed Professional Counselor in Birmingham, Alabama.

I believe in developing a therapeutic alliance with you to instill hope, provide empathy, genuineness, and acceptance.  I center my therapeutic relationships around your pace for change, while creating an environment conducive for healing and growth, that is mutually agreed upon. I want to help you explore your hopes for the future and find relief for your problems. My ultimate goal is to help you be the best you, you can be.

Thank you for taking the time out to consider working with me. I wish you well in all of your future endeavors.

Amy Lyons Burke, ALC

My name is Amy Burke. I graduated from Spring Hill College with a Bachelor’s in Psychology and the University of Montevallo with a Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I am also an Associate Licensed Counselor under the supervision of Wanda Bowden, LPC-S. I began my career working with domestic violence and sexual assault survivors and have developed a passion for working with survivors of trauma. I also have a special interest in working with children and adolescents and their families. Additionally, I have experience working with individuals with anxiety, depression, self-esteem problems, suicidal thoughts, self-harm, relationship issues, life transitions, and behavioral problems.

I believe in tailoring my approach to fit each individual’s needs and use treatment approaches including cognitive-behavioral, solution-focused, mindfulness, and humanistic. I also believe in the importance of the neurobiology of trauma and incorporate coping with physiological symptoms and physical self-care.

My goal in therapy is to create a safe space where my clients can work through the difficulties in life without judgment. I am passionate about the process of counseling and helping my clients heal, grow and make positive and lasting changes.

Amy Lyons Burke , ALC

Katesha Ford, LPC

Greetings

My name is Katesha Ford. I am a highly skilled and empathetic Licensed Professional Counselor with more than 16 years of experience working in mental health, social services, and substance abuse. I graduated from Jacksonville State University with a Master of Science Degree in Community Agency Counseling.  

 

I have worked with adults and adolescents with behavioral, substance use disorders, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, ADHD, and personality disorders; including physical trauma or emotional abuse.  

 

My goal is to create a safe, confidential, genuine, and non-judgmental setting, which is essential for establishing healthy therapeutic relationships.  My therapeutic approach is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), strength based, person centered, comfort driven, and hope focused. Your treatment will be tailored to fit your therapeutic needs.  You are not alone on your journey towards finding healing.