Welcome to Birmingham Anxiety & Trauma Therapy
We offer a wide range of specialties and different therapy services.
Conveniently located in Vestavia Hills, we are located off of Highway 31, one traffic light down from the Interstate 65 exit.
We focus on matching you with the right therapist at Birmingham Anxiety & Trauma Therapy – someone who meets your specific therapy needs. We walk you through the process and make it easy for you to get the help you deserve! Having the right fit with your therapist means that you can be more comfortable throughout your therapy.
Our therapists and psychologists have extensive training in their areas of expertise. They know what the latest research says about the most successful approaches to your challenges. Each therapist tailors their approach based on your unique needs. Together, we take a look at your life as a whole – family history, relationships, career path, home life, emotions, thought patterns, and more.
Help Throughout The Process
We pride ourselves on being readily available to you while you are in therapy. We strive to create a relationship that lasts longer than simply making your symptoms go away. We want to help you navigate toward a greater quality of life. Birmingham Anxiety & Trauma Therapy has a lifelong open-door policy. We consider it a privilege to serve you; so even after your initial issues are resolved, we always welcome you back for ‘check-ins’.
The family counselors at BATT can help families reduce conflict, understand each other better, and foster closeness.
Our pediatric therapists and counselors specialize in child therapy including family conflict resolution and services for parents.
Couples therapy / marriage counseling at BATT is designed to improve communication and foster a deeper bond in relationships.
Therapy for Adolescents
At Birmingham Anxiety and Trauma Therapy, we want to provide you with as many mental health resources as possible.
Better Mental Health Starts Here
Our therapist Margaret Roy is a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in the state of Alabama with over 37 years of experience. She works with individuals, couples, families, multigenerational families and groups. Additionally, she has experience working as a Military Family Life Consultant, counseling military members and their families. Her work includes assisting clients with stress and anger management skill-building techniques, resilience, mindfulness, assertiveness training, relational concerns, depression, anxiety, PTSD/trauma, grief work, mood as well as personality disorders…..
‘Our therapist David Mintz works with individuals, adolescents, and families. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with 35 years of experience but strives to never stop learning the newest and best therapies. David is an anger management specialist with advanced training in trauma, adolescents, and stress issues. David has specialty training in reality therapy, family communication, and identity issues. As a seasoned therapist, David Mintz knows how important it is to tailor each individual’s therapy to their exact needs….
Our therapist Kim Carden has dedicated almost 10 years to trauma-informed care. She believes that you are the expert in your life and has the goal to assist you through understanding your grief, depression, trauma, and anxiety. Kim will support you in reaching your goals while helping you truly heal….
Our therapist Sirie Henley is a Licensed Professional Counselor with over five years of experience in various therapeutic settings. She works with a wide range of populations including adults, adolescents, families, and couples. She specializes in trauma-related disorders, anxiety disorders, and mood disorders. She also has experience working with substance abuse, crisis intervention, and personality disorders. Her theoretical orientation is integrative, utilizing techniques from cognitive behavioral therapy, gestalt therapy, and existential therapy. She believes in a holistic approach to treatment, addressing the emotional, physical, and spiritual wellbeing….
Rashada Walker Young
Dr. Rashada Walker Young is a Licensed Psychologist with over ten years of experience counseling individuals with a wide range of mental and emotional concerns. Dr. Young appreciates the unique needs of each individual presenting for treatment. She utilizes an integrative approach which allows for flexibility in strategy and technique building upon strengths to ultimately achieve a client’s desired outcome. She believes that meaningful change is possible and works alongside a person as they navigate obstacles to personal growth. She recognizes that seeking help is often difficult and facilitates a warm and safe therapeutic environment. She is grateful for each opportunity….
Our therapist Laura Johnson has been a social worker for almost 20 years and has worked with people from all backgrounds and cultures. She has experience helping individuals navigate through the transitions that often occur in life, including illness, divorce, and grief related to all types of loss. She believes that every individual has inherent beauty and worth. She describes her role as a therapist as one who guides the individual to create planned change required to live a healthy life…
Our therapist Dorann Tanner has over fifteen years experience in counseling. Mrs. Tanner works with adults, teens, and children. She specializes in cognitive-behavior therapy, client-centered, and reality-based therapy. She enjoys working with individuals, couples, and families. She is passionate about helping clients feel safe, valued, and appreciated while helping them reach their optimal health. As an experienced therapist, Dorann Tanner believes in holistic, relationship-centered counseling. Mrs. Tanner received the Ronda Cotten Student Services Excellence Award from the Alabama Department of Education in 2016, the Sue Adams Student Services Leadership Award in 2017, and in 2018…
Dr. Paulk works with individuals. She is a licensed psychologist and has more than 20 years of experience offering therapy in many different settings. Over the years, she has come to relish working with individuals who are striving to overcome issues associated with recent or past trauma – symptoms such as stress, avoidance, and overwhelming feelings of anxiety, depression, or worry. Dr. Paulk recently became certified as an advanced trauma specialist by The Trauma Center at the Justice Research Institute outside Boston, Massachusetts. The nine-month program was conducted by recognized experts in the field, including Bessel van der Kolk, M.D….
Our therapist Angelica Bellman has spent the last 6 years working with children and adolescents that have experienced trauma and anxiety. She believes that the client is able to make progress with the right amount of support, guidance, and encouragement. Angelica is eager to assist you and your family in recognizing negative patterns of behavior, and replacing them with positive interactions….
Our therapist Jacquelyn Overstreet is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker with over seven years of experience in various therapeutic settings. She works with individuals, families, multigenerational families, and groups. She specializes in trauma-related disorders, anxiety disorders, and mood disorders. She also has experience working with oncology patients, end-of-life discussions, and bereavement/ grief….
Stephen Killen works with individuals, adolescents, and families. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with 5 years of experience. Stephen specializes in trauma, anxiety, and working with adolescents. He also works with adolescent males in residential care. He is experienced in leading groups and working in educational settings, designing intervention plans for individual therapy and home settings.
Rachel Lawley is a Licensed Professional Counselor who has been practicing for several years in a variety of treatment settings. She has a background in Social Work. She believes therapy is a collaborative process. She provides a safe environment where clients can freely explore their experiences. Rachel
Nieshia Brown is a Licensed Professional Counselor with nearly 2 decades of work experience providing therapeutic services to children, adults and families in the Birmingham area. After earning her Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling in 2011, she began to work with a broad range of individuals in crisis as well as those coping with serious mental illness.
Our therapist Rachel Graves is a Licensed Professional Counselor with over five years of experience in substance abuse and private practice settings. She works with a wide range of populations including adolescents, adults, families, and couples.