Joan Leary

Joan Leary

Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)

Birmingham, Alabama

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Personal Statement

The objective of my practice is to provide clients with objective perspectives to help them gain insight toward autonomy, empowerment, and personal growth. I approach each person with compassion and understand that healing must be achieved through taking personal responsibility and generating individual coping skills. I work with individuals, couples, and groups seeking relationship counseling.

As a trained and dedicated professional for over ten years, I offer many therapeutic services to direct my clients overcome life’s most difficult obstacles, such as depression, family conflict, alcohol and drug abuse, anxiety, and codependency. The techniques I use include existential meaning-of-life therapy, person-centered therapy, motivational enhancement therapy, reality therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and spiritual and creative art modalities.

In addition to therapeutic services, I also provide support to mental health and substance abuse professionals, who seek educational opportunities, such as workshops, presentations, and other guidance.

Treatment Orientation

  • Acceptance & Commitment Therapy
  • Client-Directed Outcome-Informed Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Emotion Focused Therapy
  • Existential
  • Family / Marital
  • Gottman Method
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Person Centered/Rogerian
  • Relational
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group

Years in Practice

10+ years

Services Fee

  • Therapy Session $100-$120

Payment Types

Cash, Check

Online Profiles


License Name License State Year
Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) 2133 Alabama 2002


Name Duration
American Counseling Association (ACA)


School Degree Major Year
University Alabama Birmingham MA Counseling 2000


  • English