• Services

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    Face to Face Therapy

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

    2

    Video Sessions

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

    3

    Couples, Family, & Group Therapy

    Meet with a clinician face to face with your significant other or family members.
    Call to schedule for our January & February Grief & Loss Therapy Group.

    4

    Medication Services

    Meet with a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC) to receive medication management services.

  • Clinical Team

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

    Clinician

    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.

     

    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.

     

    Not accepting new clients at this time.

     

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

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    Daryl Mason, MA, LPC, PMH-C

    Clinician

    Master of Arts in Community Counseling

    Bachelor of Science in Psychology

    We all face life events, anticipated ones and unexpected ones, that contribute to stress, uncertainty, and other unwanted change. My therapeutic view is that we can benefit from the presence, guidance, support, and reassurance of an objective perspective in facing life's challenges. I have the privilege to be a part of one's journey in regaining balance, stability, and overall life happiness.
     

    I have experience working in a variety of settings including inpatient and IOP substance treatment facilities, outpatient mental health agency with SMI adult clients, and private
    practice settings.

     

    I prefer working with individuals, ages 14 and older, as well as couples, addressing adjustment issues, relationship disharmony, anxiety and depression or other mood disorders. I
    particularly appreciate working with clients that are experiencing changes during pregnancy and the postpartum season of life. I am impassioned about helping facilitate women and the whole family have access to resources, connection and support to empower and deal with these
    related challenges rather than continuing to suffer. I have been working with these clients for 2+ years and have completed my Perinatal Mental Health Certification (PMH-C).

     

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

    Telehealth only at this time.

    Heather Stone, MS, LPC

    Clinician

    Master of Science in Professional Counseling

    Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

    I am dedicated to helping clients learn to live with grief, loss and other life challenges. In a world that tells us that grieving is a problem that needs to be fixed, I offer a different perspective. If you have experienced an overwhelming life change, you don't need platitudes and cheering up. Instead, I provide acknowledgement and support as you adjust to your new reality.
     

    I also work with special needs parents who face the perpetual grief cycle that happens for parents raising children with disabilities. Many special needs parents find it impossible to care for themselves. As a parent of a child with disabilities, I understand the unique struggles that come with special needs parenting. I offer warm, empathetic understanding as I join with you in grieving, accepting the things you cannot change and making positive adjustments so you can care for yourself and your child.
     

    I use evidence-based interventions such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness techniques and Positive Psychology techniques. I help clients decide what changes will be most helpful and support them as they implement those changes. I also provide compassion and validation to help clients move toward acceptance of the things they have no power to change. With over 20 years of experience as a counselor, I help clients face their challenges with renewed energy, acceptance, and a restored sense of purpose.

     

    Currently accepting clients ages 12 and up.

    Optum & Cigna insurances accepted. Other Insurances Pending.

     

    Telehealth appointments available.

     

    Grief & Loss Therapy Group Information
    January 18 - February 22.
    Call (256) 886-8529 to schedule.

    Mizani Johnson, MS, LPC

    Clinician

    Master of Science in Clinical Psychology

    Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

    I believe that Person-Centered therapy takes into consideration the holistic healing of the individual including their physical, emotional, and mental state. I find that this is most helpful for clients as counseling is a gateway for an individual’s growth and healing. Therapy gives you an opportunity to explore and navigate your own feelings and thoughts in a safe environment. In building a therapeutic relationship, I aim to help you in exploring and discovering more about your own patterns of behaviors, goals, and limitations. This provides an environment where you can feel encouraged to begin establishing new and healthier patterns of behavior as you begin to heal or rebuild.

    As your counselor, I aim to help you in choosing the direction you want to take in resolving issues and set goals to achieve your desired outcomes. It is my goal to treat each client as a unique individual; worthy of acceptance and respect, regardless of means, circumstances, or obstacles.

    I am trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR) and have experience in Play Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) among other evidenced based techniques.

    Currently accepting clients ages 10 and up.
    BCBS, Blue Choice, AllKids, New Directions, PEEHIP, Optum, Behavioral Health Systems, & Cigna. Other insurances pending.
     

    Ramona Perkins, MS, LPC

    Clinician

    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 & telehealth appointments available.

  • Administrative Staff

    Becca Bravo, BS

    Office Manager

    Bachelor of Science in Psychology

    Becca brings over 5 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.

     

     

     

     

     

    Rebecca Lubin, BS

    Support Coordinator

    Bachelor of Science in Psychology

    Rebecca is a highly motivated individual and fast learner. Her previous experience with customer service, office administration, and HIPAA compliance assists her in the support coordinator role at Pearl BHS, where she assists with billing, scheduling, and psycho educational groups.

  • Medical Staff

    Kristin Owens, MSN, CRNP, PMHNP-BC

    Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health

    Nurse Practitioner

    Kristin has obtained her Master’s of Science in Nursing with a specialization in psychiatry from The University of Alabama at Birmingham. She has over 12 years experience as an RN, with 11 of those years in the mental health field. Kristin has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults suffering from a wide variety of diagnoses, including those with adjustment disorders, major depressive disorders, anxiety disorders, PTSD, seriously mentally ill, and more. She has had the opportunity to work in a variety of settings: group homes, outpatient facilities, hospital, and school. As an RN, she worked as a supervising nurse within 3 group homes. Kristin has completed preceptorships in both private practice and community mental health centers. She will be working in collaboration with Dr. Gamble, MD during her work with Pearl BHS.

     

    Kristin is also trained in Perinatal Mood disorders & Perinatal Mental Health Advanced Psychopharmacology.

     

    Currently only accepting adult clients ages 18+.

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    before scheduling your first appointment.

     

    Now accepting new clients.

    Private pay only. Insurances pending.

    Dr. James F. Gamble, MD
    Psychiatrist

     

    Dr. James F. Gamble, MD is a Board Certified Psychiatrist with extensive experience in the mental health field. Dr. Gamble has over 30 years of experience in inpatient and outpatient settings. Dr. Gamble will be working in collaboration with our PMHNP, Kristin Owens, to share his knowledge and experience in the mental health field.
     

    Not currently accepting clients.

  • Accepted Insurance & Payment Information

    Most insurances cover individual therapy & copays vary depending on insurance types.


    PRIVATE PAY RATES:

    Therapy session: $137/ per session - therapeutic hour (53 minutes).

    Medical Intake: $150

    Medical Follow Up: $ 75-$150 (dependent on type of follow up)

    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.

     

    Please note: We do not provide testimonies or records for custody and/or divorce cases. We do not complete disability paperwork.

  • Connect With Us

    Office Phone Number

    (256) 886-8529

    Office Manager Hours

     

    Monday - Thursday: 10am - 5pm (lunch 12-1pm)
    Friday - Sunday: Closed

  • 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 founded in 2015 and in 2018, 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 in a non biased & nonjudgmental environment, allowing everyone to remove their filter and work through any type of adjustment or problem.

    "Everything is subject to change."

  • The Blog

    Your mental health questions answered!

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    Q: What is EMDR? How does it work and can it help me? A: EMDR is short for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. EMDR is a type of therapy that works to reduce the negative impact of painful memories. Over 20 controlled research studies indicate that EMDR is an effective...
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