www.counselingalabama.com Welcome To Joan Leary Counseling.com
Joan E. Leary, MA, NCC, LPC                  Counseling in Birmingham, AL.
  • Alcohol Abuse & Recovery
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Divorce/Dissolution
  • Marriage
  • Grief/Loss
  • Personal Growth
  • Relationship Issues
  • Substance Abuse
  • Codependency
  • Pre-marital 
Be kind to yourself. What do I mean by that? Seeking counseling is a way to tend to one’s own body, mind and spirit. Sharing issues, dilemmas and problems with a trusted counselor can ease one’s mind, help a person to see self-defeating behaviors and provide opportunities for one’s own growth.

As a professionally trained therapist I see my role as a helper and guide who can provide a compassionate, objective viewpoint to my clients. I believe in helping people become self-reliant, self-empowered, responsible and accountable. 

I use many therapeutic techniques like existential meaning-of-life therapy, person-centered therapy, motivational enhancement therapy, reality therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, spirituality and creative art modalities.

Counseling is a gentle path towards growth and self-discovery. Sometimes we find ourselves struggling with everyday issues, or faced with unforeseen challenges, therapy may help you become more self-aware and fulfilled. 

Life is but a journey…explore…find balance and harmony… 
                The Process

                 About Me
Cherish your visions and your dreams, as they are the children of your soul; the blueprints of your ultimate achievements. 

--  Napoleon Hill
Copyright...2004 Joan E. Leary                                 Birmingham, Alabama 35223


My Philosophy
Joan Leary is retiring from her Birmingham, Alabama practice September 2017.
Joan will be moving to Southwest Florida where she will be pursuing a Florida LMHC credential.

Coming soon- Distance Counseling.