Guidance Counseling

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The goal of the counseling office at Bessemer Academy is to assist all of our students in the following three areas:
Personal/Social Issues
Guidance for Academic Goals
Career Counseling
As students grow and change over the years they will be faced with many important decisions and situations. We want to empower them to make the best decisions possible. Students are free to stop by the counselor’s office at any time with teacher’s permission. If the counselor can not meet with them at that time, an appropriate time will be set up.

Bessemer Academy works with and recommends professional resources for our students and their families needing support, information, and counseling beyond the scope of what our office can provide. These are:

 

AMERICAN FOUNDATION FOR SUICIDE PREVENTION (AFSP)- National not-for-profit organization exclusively dedicated to understanding and preventing suicide through research, education and advocacy, and to reaching out to people with mental disorders and those impacted by suicide
www.afsp.org
ALABAMA BAPTIST CHILDREN’S HOME AND FAMILY MINISTRIES · (205) 945-0037 Locations in Jefferson and Shelby counties; registered play therapist on staff
www.abchome.org
ALL KIDS · (888) 373-KIDS (5437)-Low cost health insurance for children and teens
www.adph.org/allkids
AMELIA CENTER · (205) 251-3430- Free grief and loss counseling to children and their families; individual and group counseling; critical incident/stress management; training for caregivers, health care professionals, school counselors, teachers, clergy, others; media center with numerous resources
www.ameliacenter.org
AMERICAN RED CROSS · (205) 458-8282
www.thebirminghamredcross.org
BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS OF GREATER BIRMINGHAM · (205) 942-8007
CHILD & ADOLESCENT ASSOCIATES · (205) 978-7511- Small group practice, including a psychiatrist
COVENANT COUNSELING AND EDUCATION · (205) 879-7500- Couples, families, and individuals; numerous groups and educational resources; focus areas of counselors include eating disorders, addictive disorders, anxiety disorders, depression, substance abuse, sexual abuse survivors, life transitions, men’s issues, women’s issues, family dynamics, parenting, and ADHD; psycho educational evaluations
www.covenantcounsel.com
CONTEXT COUNSELING · (205) 328-1037- Adolescents, marriage, family; focus areas include depression, alcoholism, anger management, severe disorders, and others
CRISIS CENTER · (205) 323-7777- 24-hour crisis line; no face-to-face counseling, though referrals can be made. Sign up for program to talk to friendly volunteer on a daily basis
Kids Helpline–(205) 328-5437 (328-KIDS) Line open 3 – 10 PM
Teen Hotline–(205) 328-5465- Line open 3 – 10 PM
Senior Talkline–(205) 328-8255
www.crisiscenterbham.com
GRAYSON AND ASSOCIATES · (205) 871-6926 (Homewood) (205) 444-0420 (Riverchase)- Large group of therapists with access to psychiatrists and expedited hospitalization; adolescents and adults; psychological evaluations and psychotherapy
www.graysonmentalhealth.com
RELATIONSHIPS, INC. · (205) 991-3683- Individuals, families, children; concentration areas include depression, anxiety, anger, addictions, attention deficit disorders, grief, repressed memories, marital and parent-child relational difficulties
SAMARITAN COUNSELING CENTER · (205) 967-3660- Christian group practice
SHELBY COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES · (205) 669-3000
ANGELLE TAYLOR, M. Ed., LPC · (205) 879-9446- Marriage, family, personal growth, coping skills, time management, crisis intervention, grief, stress
WELLSPRING CHRISTIAN CLINIC · (205) 879-9964- Christian counseling practice with various therapists on staff, including a clinical psychologist, marriage and family therapist, certified addictions counselor, and a psychiatrist
RAPE RESPONSE · (205) 323-7273(RAPE)- Free rape kit in a non-hospitalized setting; free individual or family counseling for survivors of sexual assault
OASIS COUNSELING · (205)933-0338- Sliding scale fee
www.oasiscounseling.org
IMPACT FAMILY COUNSELING · (205) 916-0123
www.impactal.org
GATEWAY FAMILY SERVICES · (205) 664-5541- Children, adolescents, and adults; able to accept sliding scale fees due to United Way subsidy
www.gway.org
Call us at: (205)428-6288
Preschool (205)426-9842
Fax us at: (205)426-8888
1705 4th Ave SW Bessemer, AL 35022
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