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
ALABAMA BAPTIST CHILDREN’S HOME AND FAMILY MINISTRIES · (205) 945-0037 Locations in Jefferson and Shelby counties; registered play therapist on staff
ALL KIDS · (888) 373-KIDS (5437)-Low cost health insurance for children and teens
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
AMERICAN RED CROSS · (205) 458-8282
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
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
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
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
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
GATEWAY FAMILY SERVICES · (205) 664-5541- Children, adolescents, and adults; able to accept sliding scale fees due to United Way subsidy