• Services

    Pearl Behavioral Health Services is based in Huntsville, AL but serves clients throughout both Alabama and Georgia.


    COVID-19 Update 2/7/2020: 

    We are still taking new clients. Our LPCs are offering tele-mental health sessions (software is HIPAA Compliant) if you feel uncomfortable leaving your home during this time. See below for when each LPC will return to the office. Please click here to read our in office precautions for COVID.


    Face to Face Therapy

    Meet with your therapist in office for a private 1:1 session.


    Video Sessions

    Meet with your therapist through video on our HIPAA compliant system from anywhere! No need to travel to our office. (Experience in providing telemental health services since 2015.)


    Some insurances are accepted:

    New Directions, BCBS of AL, Blue Choice, AllKids, PEEHIP, Cigna, American Behavioral


    Group Therapy

    Meet with a therapist in face to face or online for group therapy. Sign ups for group will be listed here soon. Complete a group interest form here.


    Couples & Family Therapy

    Meet with a therapist face to face with your significant other or family members.


    All services are $137 per session

    (sessions are a therapeutic hour = 53 minutes).

  • Our Team

    Alicia Winkle, LPC-S, BC-TMH


    Master of Arts in Community Counseling

    Bachelor of Science in Psychology

    I aim to help clients work through their problems to have a more enjoyable life. I use an integrative therapy approach incorporating person centered therapy techniques (focuses on building strong rapport and respect between client and therapist) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) in order to assist clients in improving their thinking patterns. I am also trained in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) which helps children and adolescents deal with their trauma through a cognitive and narrative approach.


    With 11 years of experience in the mental health field working in all settings (inpatient, outpatient, residential, intensive day treatment, substance use, & emergency department), my expertise can help bring change to your life, whether you are suffering from an adjustment, past trauma(s), anxiety, or a sex addiction.


    Along with serving clients in face to face therapy, I invite clients throughout the states of Alabama & Georgia to work with me through telemental health services. We meet on video through our HIPAA secure platform and work on goals just like we would in face to face. I have been providing telemental health services since 2015.


    I have also had the honor and opportunity of previously working and interviewing with Dr. Irvin Yalom in regards to group therapy, dreamwork, and benefits of telemental health therapy, specifically an in depth look at the differences between face to face and telemental health therapy from both of our experiences.


    Accepting new clients with BCBS of AL including Blue Choice, AllKids, New Directions, PEEHIP, American Behavioral, BCBS of AL Federal


    Returning 1 day a week beginning January 13th. Priority for existing clients. COVID Waiver completion required prior to session. Please read our COVID Precautions.


    If you are interested in supervision for your ALC, please click here.


    Daryl Mason, LPC


    Master of Arts in Community Counseling

    Bachelor of Science in Psychology

    My personal perspective is that we all face life events, anticipated and unexpected, that contribute to self-doubt and insecurities. My therapeutic perspective is that we may need guidance, support, reassurance, and an objective perspective in facing life's challenges head on and making a lifelong, healthy change. Being a therapist has allowed me to be a part of one's journey in regaining balance, stability, and overall life happiness. I strive to aid others in improving their relationships, aspirations, and over all mental health.


    Accepts BCBS, Blue Choice, AllKids, New Directions, BCBS Federal, PEEHIP, Tricare, Optum, American Behavioral, Lyra

    Telemental health services through at least February 28th.


    Derrick Knight, LPC


    Master of Science in Counseling Psychology

    Bachelor of Science with a Counseling Emphasis in Psychology


    Derrick is a licensed therapist with over 15 years of experience providing services to adolescents and adults. Derrick is passionate about seeing brokenness restored and helping others find peace in living out their purpose. While seeing clients from various backgrounds and life experiences, he believes healing is possible for each person. He enjoys hearing others' stories and seeing lives changed through the process of counseling. Derrick is a dedicated husband and a father of 4 children. He teaches psychology courses and facilitates healing conferences for men, couples, and those seeking wholehearted living.


    Derrick is also a Certified Facilitator of Prepare/Enrich, the most widely used assessment and program for marital and pre-marital counseling. Accepting clients ages 19-65.


    Currently accepts BCBS, Blue Choice, AllKids, New Directions, PEEHIP, BCBS Federal, Optum, American Behavioral


    Telemental health services until at least June 1st.

    Ramona Perkins, LPC


    Master of Science in Clinical Psychology

    Bachelor of Science in Communication

    I use an integrative approach to help each client find solutions. Thinking, feeling, and personal history connect in ways that form unique personal experiences. My integrative approach uses a variety of methods to support healing and growth rather than an one size fits all approach. I work as a partner with clients to sift through the confusion that often comes with stress, depression, anxiety, and trauma.

    I have worked in a variety of settings to include hospitals, rehabilitation, day programs and private practice. I am trained in an unique approach known as Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR). EMDR can be an effective way to address the lingering effects of disturbing life experiences. For more information about EMDR therapy, you can visit http://www.emdr.com/what-is-emdr/. I look forward to working with you!


    Accepts BCBS, Optum, American Behavioral, Blue Choice, AllKids, New Directions, PEEHIP, BCBS Federal, Tricare, Cigna


    In office appointments beginning Monday, February 22, 2021. COVID waiver is required. Also, please read our COVID Precautions.

  • Accepted Insurance & Payment Information

    Most insurances cover individual therapy.

    Copays start at $25 and vary depending on insurance types.
    Please note: We do not provide testimonies in court or records for any custody cases and/or divorces nor do we complete disability paperwork.

    Each provider at Pearl BHS accepts difference insurance types. Clients are responsible for verifying their insurance covers mental health services and for verifying co-payment amounts prior to visit.

    • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    • Blue Choice
    • PEEHIP
    • AllKids
    • New Directions
    • American Behavioral
    • TriCare
    • Optum
    • Cigna
    • Lyra
    • HIPAA compliant video sessions (New Directions BCBS of AL, Blue Choice, AllKids, PEEHIP, Cigna, Private Pay)
    Pearl Behavioral Health Services will provide you with a “Super Bill” which is a detailed invoice for services that you can send to your insurance company to attempt to receive reimbursement. It is important to note this is not guaranteed. Co-payments and all other fees are due at the time and date of service.

    All initial paperwork will be completed prior to your visit on a secure, HIPAA compliant electronic medical record. Request for paperwork submission will be sent to you after you schedule your first appointment. Please bring your photo ID, insurance card, and payment to your first visit.

  • Location


    115 Manning Drive SW
    Suite A202

    Huntsville, AL 35801


    *upstairs from Twickenham Pediatrics -

    no elevator*

  • Connect With Us

    (256) 886-8529

  • Current Clients Secure Login

    Use the link below to schedule an appointment or pay your bill.

  • Why "Pearl"?

    "How a pearl is formed has always been a fascinating natural change process to me. The organism takes an irritant and with its natural defenses, makes something beautiful out of it. It takes time, but slowly, the irritant forms into something unique and of great value, the pearl. This process has always reminded me of how we encounter different obstacles but can always move through them and come out better and stronger on the other side."

    - Founder of Pearl Behavioral Health Services

    Check us out on Psychology Today.

    The organization was originally founded in 2015 and in 2018, the organization expanded to include additional mental health providers. Pearl Behavioral Health Services was founded on the belief that anyone is capable of change and can benefit from support from a non biased source and nonjudgmental environment where you can truly remove your filter and work through anything you are struggling with.

    "Everything is subject to change."

  • The Blog

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  • Careers

    Open Positions:

    Office Support Staff (Part Time/Contractor)
    AL LPC Remote - (Part Time/Contractor)
    GA LPC Remote - (Part Time/Contractor)

    Click link below to apply for our current career opportunities.
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