• Athens Clinical Team

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    Brittany Van Steenis, MA, LPC-S


    Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor

    Master of Arts in Community Counseling

    Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Science


    I admire and respect the courage it takes for anyone to seek counseling for themselves. I know it isn't always easy, so I applaud you for taking the first step in your journey! I provide a safe, inclusive, nonjudgmental, and confidential environment for individuals to process their life experiences and any struggles they may be facing. I strive to empower individuals to overcome personal obstacles and offer a personalized approach tailored to your needs to help enhance your overall well-being and reach your goals. I will meet you as you are, and together we can identify your strengths, change old patterns, increase self-compassion, and strengthen your ability to cope with life stressors.


    I enjoy working at the intersection between culture, spirituality, and mental health. I have a special and personal interest in working with members of the LGBTQ+ community and others who have experienced marginalization from traditional religious and societal groups. I am most passionate when working in the following areas: spirituality, religious trauma recovery/deconstruction, grief, substance use/recovery, and ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics/Addicts) and family of origin concerns. I also specialize in areas related to anxiety and depression.


    I am currently a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor (LPC-S), and I graduated with a Master of Arts in Community Counseling in 2011. I utilize a person-centered, cognitive behavioral, and strengths based approach in counseling. I have thirteen years of experience working as a therapist and supervisor at inpatient and outpatient facilities and in private practice with adolescents, adults, and families. I have provided supervision to master's level therapists and interns throughout my career. I am passionate about helping new counselors find their way in the field and ensuring they're well trained so they provide optimal client care and practice healthy self-care strategies throughout their career. If you are seeking an LPC-S for ALC licensure supervision in Alabama, please complete this form.


    I truly look forward to working with you!


    Accepting new clients 10+. Accepting BCBS of AL, Blue Choice, AllKids, New Directions/Lucet, BCBS Federal, PEEHIP. Other insurances pending. Private pay available.


    Brittany does not accept Medicaid.


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    Crystal Gray, MA, LPC-S

    Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor

    Master of Arts in Community Counseling

    Crystal is a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor and a graduate of the University of North Alabama. She has been providing counseling to all ages since 1996. Crystal loves to work with clients that are motivated to make a change and see a shift in their lives by putting in the work it takes. Crystal challenges her clients to take responsibility for their actions in order to improve their overall wellbeing. She has worked with clients experiencing life changes such as grief and loss, divorce, relationship issues, as well as those with symptoms of ADHD, depression, trauma, anxiety, and psychosis.


    Crystal has experience in a variety of settings including the Children's Advocacy Center in Florence where she worked as an Education Specialist; Case Manager and Outpatient Therapist at Wellstone Behavioral Health in Huntville; and an outpatient therapist at North Central Alabama Mental Health Center. In addition to providing services on an outpatient basis, she served as the SMI Adult Day Treatment Coordinator at the Athens Limestone Counseling Center. Most recently, Crystal has provided counseling to clients on an outpatient basis at Integrated Behavioral Health in Decatur.


    Accepting new clients 13+.

    Accepting most private insurances: BCBS of AL, Blue Choice, AllKids, New Directions/Lucet, BCBS Federal, PEEHIP, Cigna/Evernorth, Lyra


    Crystal does not accept Medicaid.

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    Jessica Brown, MA, LPC

    Licensed Professional Counselor

    Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

    Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Sciences

    Jessica earned her Masters of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling in 2012 from Regent University and went on to get her LPC in 2022. She has over a decade of experience providing counseling services in numerous settings including private practice, school, and hospice. Jessica ensures a safe, warm, and empathic environment where clients can explore their challenges and collaboratively work towards health and healing. She uses an integrated therapeutic approach utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Person Centered Therapy, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy to best fit her clients.


    Jessica works with clients ages 12 and older dealing with grief/loss, generalized anxiety disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), depression, social anxiety, self-harm, eating disorders, perfectionism, stress management, codependency, postpartum depression (PPD), and burnout. Jessica is a member of the American Counseling Association and the American Association of Christian Counselors.


    Accepting: BCBS of AL, Blue Choice, AllKids, New Directions/Lucet, BCBS Federal, PEEHIP, Lyra, and Private Pay



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    Kayla Thompson, MA, ALC, NCC

    Associate Licensed Counselor

    Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

    Under the supervision of Amy Moor, LPC-S


    I am a dedicated and compassionate counselor who believes in fostering authentic connections with my clients through relatability, honesty, and empathy. With a direct yet nurturing demeanor, I guide my clients through their personal growth journey, providing support and encouragement every step of the way. Using a variety of modalities, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Reality Therapy, and Solution-Focused Therapy, I will tailor interventions to meet each individual’s unique needs. I seek to help clients through issues including, but not limited to, unresolved childhood trauma, cycle-breaking parenting, perfectionism, depression, and anxiety. I believe in the innate resilience of individuals and work to help them cultivate the skills and mindset necessary to lead fulfilling lives. You are capable of healing. I am here to support and guide you.


    Accepting private pay clients (all ages): $90/session

    Accepts Medicaid with EPSDT Referral

    for children & adolescents ages 5-20