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