Lois H. Pope, PhD
BACKGROUND AND TRAINING
Dr. Lois H. Pope is the founder and former Clinical Director of Alabama Psychological Services Center where she conducted her practice in clinical and consulting psychology. Since 1993. Dr. Pope earned a Doctorate Degree in both Clinical and Social Psychology from Vanderbilt University. She completed her Doctoral Internship at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry and the Veteran’s Administration Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee. Her clinical training and experience focused particularly on the various disorders of childhood and adolescence, but as a generalist, she diagnosed and treated many adults over the years. Her research was focused on understanding how personality and situational factors affect children, adolescents, and adults and contribute to the development of mental disorders. She continues to be a member of the National Register of Health Care Providers in Psychology, American Psychological Association, and Alabama Psychological Association.
Dr. Pope served the North Alabama community for more than 25 years as a psychologist providing services for children, adolescents, and adults in a variety of capacities. She specialized in psychological assessment of children, adolescents, and adults to assist in the diagnosis and treatment of various psychological, learning, developmental and neuropsychological disorders such as ADD/ADHD, autism spectrum disorders, disruptive behavior problems, and mood and personality dysfunction. Through the evaluation process, Dr. Pope diagnosed and develop treatment plans for a wide range of psychological problems to enlighten specific treatment strategies. Typical referral sources include other treating mental health therapists, physicians, hospitals, insurance companies, businesses, churches, local and state agencies, community social service agencies, and schools. Dr. Pope has recruited talented psychologists from the surrounding area to provide continuity of these same services as she is no longer treating patients.
- American Psychological Association (APA)
- Alabama Psychological Association (APA)
- Alabama Association of Licensed Psychologists (ALPA)
Kristen Y. Hirsh, PhD
BACKGROUND AND TRAINING
Dr. Hirsh is a Licensed Psychologist in the state of Alabama. She earned her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology at the University of Memphis. Dr. Hirsh obtained her M.A. in Counseling and her B.S. in Psychology with a minor in Biology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She completed her Postdoctoral Fellowship in Developmental Psychology at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and Monroe Carell Junior Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. Dr. Hirsh completed her Internship at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center and Le Bonheur Children’s Medical Center. She has clinical experience working across multiple settings including private practice, children’s hospitals, residential treatment centers, university research facilities, day treatment centers, and vocational rehabilitation facilities. Dr. Hirsh’s research focused on identifying career interests in adolescents with emotional and behavioral disorders and vocational identity formation among individuals with different types of disabilities.
Dr. Hirsh began working in private practice in 2010. She has extensive training and experience in psychological assessment, including formal training to diagnose autism spectrum disorder through the Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt and Western Psychological Services. Dr. Hirsh has assisted many individuals with disabilities and their families with gaining services through the school system and acquiring intervention services from specialists in their surrounding community. She also provides therapeutic services to children, adolescents, and young adults. Dr. Hirsh uses an eclectic and integrative approach that adapts to the needs of each client. The specific forms of therapy used by Dr. Hirsh include play therapy, behavioral therapy, and cognitive-behavioral therapy. She maintains a passion for helping individuals with a wide range of psychological concerns and learning differences and works hard to help clients reach their optimal level of functioning.
- Comprehensive Autism Evaluations
- ADHD Assessments
- Learning Disability Assessments
- Individual Psychotherapy
- Mood and Anxiety Disorders
- Differential Diagnosis
Lori Holth, Psy. D.
Please note: Dr. Holth is currently virtual visits/telehealth only
BACKGROUND AND TRAINING
Dr. Holth is a licensed Clinical Psychologist in Alabama with over 10 years of experience providing counseling. She has a wide variety of knowledge and experience from working in different clinical settings including; residential treatment, outpatient community mental health, and inpatient hospitals.
Lori’s counseling style is warm and interactive. She believes in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. Her approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, supportive, and solution-focused therapy. She is willing to tailor her approach and treatment goals to meet the specific needs and goals for your treatment. She has clients of all ages: children, adolescents, adults, and geriatrics.
It takes courage and strong insight to reach out for help and to take the first steps towards making a positive change. If you are ready to take that step, Lori is here to support and empower you.
- Bipolar Disorder
- Panic Disorder
- Relationship Issues
- Trauma or Abuse
Grace A. Arnold, LPC
BACKGROUND AND TRAINING
Grace Arnold is a licensed professional counselor with over 24 years of clinical experiences working with adolescence and adults of all ages . Her journey has given her experience in adult and geriatric partial hospital programs, community mental health day treatment programs, individual, couples and group therapy and addressing the diverse challenges of University students while working as a University counselor and disability coordinator. She is a certified mental health first aid trainer and conducts mental health training to individuals to help them understand how to recognize and respond to certain warning signs and lessen the impact of a mental challenge. She is a graduate of Oakwood University and received her Masters in clinical Psychology from Alabama A&M University.
She views therapy as a collaborative relationship and values honest communication which is encouraged in a therapeutic environment that is nurturing, compassionate, respectful, relaxing and nonjudgmental to help effect change towards a healthier and more fulfilling life. Addressing past or present experiences that contribute to anxiety and depression or just dealing with life’s transitions and challenges that leaves one feeling stuck. She believes that counseling is working together to find a balance between focusing on the present concerns and the possible contributing factors from the past. When this balance is achieved individuals will feel empowered to confront the current problems they are facing and build the future they want.
- Anxiety and Depression
- Eating Disorders
- Couples Therapy
- Life Transition
- School Issues
- Coping Skills
- Family Support Groups
- Mental Health Awareness Seminars and Training
Tina McWilliams, LICSW
Tina McWilliams, MSW, LICSW is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker. She has been working in social work since 1980. She has experience in working with adults, adolescents, and children. She now works with the adult population. Tina has experience in working with civilians, military members, and the spouses of military members in outpatient, inpatient, and residential treatment. She specializes in working with adults who have depression, anxiety, panic disorder, bipolar disorder, PTSD, childhood and adult trauma, substance abuse/alcohol abuse, relationship issues including couples counseling and divorce issues, grief, and stress. She is trained in evidence-based therapy including -CBT, CPT, Problem Solving, Motivational Interviewing, and EMDR.
• Depression / Anxiety
• Grief / Stress
• Panic attacks
• Bipolar Disorder
• Marital/Relationship Issues
• Substance Abuse
Mary Beth Dawicki, LPC
Mary Beth H. Dawicki, LPC, CEAP graduated from Boston University with a Bachelors degree in Psychology in 2002 and obtained a Masters in Mental Health Counseling degree, with a specialization in School & Community in 2009 from Lesley University. She has worked in a community mental health, in home therapy model and outpatient settings helping children, adolescents, and adults with mental health and adjustment issues. She has most recently worked overseas, helping children, adolescents and adults with various mental health concerns including substance addiction, anxiety, depression, PTSD, ADHD and other quality of life issues.
Mary Beth uses an integrative therapeutic approach to meet the needs of individuals and families. She utilizes cognitive-behavioral, dialectical behavioral, client-centered, and strengths-based techniques with an emphasis on mindfulness. Mary Beth is certified in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and has participated in Level II training for Gottman Therapy, utilized for marriage and relationships. She works with individuals dealing with anxiety, depression, PTSD, anger management issues, life transitions, ADHD, stress, self-esteem issues, marriage and family, grief, and addiction.
In her free time Mary Beth is often found participating in fitness, culinary exploration and enjoying a variety of music and arts.
Lydia Landis, LPC
Lydia Landis, is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Master Addiction Counselor. Lydia is located in Madison, AL. She graduated from the University of Mobile with a Bachelors in Communications and the University of Alabama at Birmingham with a Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She has worked in an outpatient, residential, and private practice setting. She specializes in substance abuse recovery and has worked in substance abuse for 3 years. Lydia has experience working with trauma, grief, depression, anxiety, along with many other mental health issues. She approaches counseling in an individualistic way. Every client will be counseled in what way works best for them. Lydia is trained in many types of therapy including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Experiential Therapy, Prolonged Exposure Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, along with many more. Every client will experience a personal and unique counseling plan fit for each client’s needs.
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