• Administrative Team

    Becca Bravo, BS

    HR Administrator/Office Manager

    Bachelor of Science in Psychology

    Becca brings over 6 years experience within the mental health field, making her a perfect fit to run a mental health private practice. She also possesses a unique combination of expertise, including highly proficient administrative skills and mental health experience. Becca has worked in a variety of mental health facilities and positions, including case management within the school systems.








    Destiny Howard, BA

    Support Coordinator

    Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

    During Destiny's 4+ years of mental health experience, she has worked for 2.5 years conducting ABA therapy and has over a year experience in an outpatient counseling administrative role, along with administering tests under supervision and writing psychological testing reports. Along with her current role at Pearl BHS, Destiny is working as a case manager with another local agency.


    Destiny is also enrolled at the University of North Alabama and will graduate in December 2023 with a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.






    Yai Acevedo, BA

    Support Coordinator


    Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

    Yai is a Registered Behavior Technician and has over 2 years of experience within the mental health field. Along with supporting our office staff at Pearl BHS, she also works with another agency as a Registered Behavior Technician.


    Yai is also working towards completing her Master of Arts degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at the University of West Alabama.






    Alicia Winkle, MA, LPC-S, BC-TMH

    Clinical Director

    Master of Arts in Community Counseling

    Bachelor of Science in Psychology

    Alicia has over 13 years experience in the mental health field and is licensed as a professional counselor in both Alabama and Georgia, with supervising privileges in Alabama. Prior to receiving her LPC, Alicia worked in residential and lock-down facilities, providing direct care for adolescents. She is trained and certified in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and completed her licensure while working with registered sexual offenders.


    Since receiving her licenses, she has provided individual therapy to children, adolescents, and adults with a multitude of mental conditions. In addition to providing individual therapy, she was previously a crisis screener in a local emergency department and a clinician for adult intensive day treatment for clients suffering from serious mental illnesses.

    She also worked for Talkspace, an online mental health company out of New York City, as the Director of Clinical Quality. Among other responsibilities, Alicia assisted in strategic planning and created automated processes to grow the network of providers from 200 to over 4k clinicians. As a Board Certified Telemental Health Provider, Alicia has provided online HIPAA compliant therapy since 2015, as well as developed telemental health specific training material and conducted continuing education training on navigating and facilitating telemental health therapy.


    Alicia has had the opportunity to work directly with Dr. Irvin Yalom in regards to group therapy, dreamwork, and benefits of telemental health therapy, specifically an in depth look at the benefits and differences between face to face and telemental health therapy from both of their experiences.


    Alicia is currently managing Pearl Behavioral Health Services to ensure quality care for clients of Alabama, as well as providing consultation across the United States, specifically focused on telemental health, onboarding, and training.


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