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Michelle Knight is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has been practicing counseling services for the past nine years and has been practicing social work for a total of twelve years. She is a graduate from the University of Montevallo (2007) and The University of Alabama (2010). Her experience includes working in the psychiatric hospital setting, inpatient and outpatient treatment for drug and alcohol addiction, working with at-risk adolescents, family preservation work, therapeutic foster care, and residential treatment for women with mental health issues and eating disordered behaviors. Michelle also enjoys working with individuals in the LGBTIQ community and wants everyone to feel comfortable coming as they are.

Michelle uses many treatment models and believes there is not a “one size fits all” approach. Treatment is individual and is tailored to meet the specific needs of each client. Michelle is an outside the box thinker, someone who has a personal investment in your success, and can be the confidential sounding board that is difficult to find otherwise.

 

  Karmel’s counseling experience includes two years of working in the outpatient setting addressing addiction, trauma, anxiety, depression, and dual diagnoses. Karmel has also worked in the foster care system for over two years to help reunite families as well as worked in the educational system for over eight helping to guide adolescents and young adults with their career and college choices. She is a graduate of the University of Alabama’sRehabilitation Counseling program (2017) and is currently under the supervision of Susan Hart, LPC-S while she works on her certification as an LPC.

She uses a variety of counseling techniques including Lifespan Integration. Lifespan Integration (LI) is a gentle technique that promotes rapid healing without re-traumatizing individuals who have experienced abuse and/or neglect. LI has been effective in people of all ages with a wide range of therapeutic issues.If you’re looking for someone to truly listen with genuine warmth, acceptance, and encouragement, look no further. Karmel’s goal as a counselor is to get to know you as a person, so together ways can be found to improve the quality of your life.

Mark Banaszek is a Licensed Professional Counselor who has been practicing counseling services for the past fourteen years. He is a graduate from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (2005 and 2008). His experience includes working with children and their families to prevent out of home placement doing an intensive in-home intervention. He has experience working with school systems, juvenile court and other agencies throughout Jefferson and surrounding counties. He has experience working with at-risk children and adolescents, individuals, couples, family preservation work, and Employee Assistance Programs (EAP). He has worked with individuals in the LGBTIQ community and welcomes anyone that needs assistance overcoming life’s challenges. Mark uses a variety of treatment models and believes in creating the therapy session to fit the needs of the individual by using a professional, direct, realistic, yet compassionate and understanding approach. Mark is here to help you through this process by creating a safe, supportive relationship so you become comfortable in therapy and feel strong enough to heal. He would welcome the opportunity to help guide you or a loved one through life’s obstacles.