About Me

Hi! I am Beverly, an Alabama based Licensed Professional Counselor since 1998. I believe in the power of therapy and how it can provide tools, techniques and teachings to transform seemingly insurmountable challenges. Good therapy coupled with God’s Grace can transform hard places and roadblock’s into circumstances that can be addressed and moved through and beyond. I am here to help you navigate a way forward where there is help, hope, and healing. Together we can move forward, not just to survive but to thrive. In therapy, it is likely that we will laugh a lot - and we may cry also. Each of us is different and multifaceted. I am interested in seeing the real you shine and helping you to see that too. I offer the warmth of an understanding heart, a mind trained to wield the most effective tools of behavioral science and an experiential reliance on God‘s mighty Word. God has created me with a love for learning and a passion for people. I have studied psychology and scripture with a ferocity that comes from the deep knowing that I am using gifts that God gave me for His glory. I know God has a plan for me and I know that He also has a plan for you. Together we will work to discover how to step into that promise.


I have three degrees in the behavioral sciences obtained from the University of Alabama Birmingham (UAB): a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, a Master’s degree in Rehabilitation Counseling, and an Ed.S in Counseling. I currently operate a private counseling practice serving people with a broad range of difficulties, including: anxiety, depression, grief, addictions, trauma, relationship issues, caregiving, and other life challenges. Prior to private work, I practiced in school-based and mental health settings providing counseling and psychological testing for children, teens, adults, and families.


In my career I’ve served on professional counseling boards and presented at professional counseling conferences. I’ve designed multiple therapeutic intervention programs for public K-12 schools and have written grants to fund them. At UAB I’ve served on the Master’s in Counseling program admissions committee, co-taught master’s level counseling classes, helped develop the Community Counseling Clinic and presented at continuing education events for other LPCs. I’ve obtained post-graduate certification in Psychometry (psychological testing and assessment) at UAB and I’ve taken master’s level classes in Biblical Counseling at Birmingham Theological Seminary. I am currently training at the Beck Institute in Philadelphia in advanced practice of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I’m a mental health blogger and speaker. I’m a member of the Christian Association for Psychological Studies and the American Counseling Association. I’m on Alabama‘s leadership team for Moms in Prayer International. I will always go the extra mile to keep learning and serving because I know good therapy works.


I used two primary treatment modalities, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and biblical counseling, to treat a broad range of difficulties. I care deeply about providing the best possible therapy for my clients and find that using CBT in combination with biblical counseling provides a powerful combination: the best behavioral medicine and the limitless power of Christ.


Why CBT? According to the Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, “CBT is a highly researched treatment that has gathered more evidence in support of it than any other form of psychotherapy, and, as a result, has been argued to be the gold standard of psychotherapy.”


Why biblical counseling? David Powlison, former Senior Editor of the Journal of Christian Counseling, says it best, “nothing compares to scripture in making sense of the troubles and struggles of life.”


Throughout my career it has been my great privilege to work with people from all walks of life facing all kinds of challenges. In my own life, God has restored joy and purpose from pain. I am so honored to help others find that as well.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Anger management
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Parenting issues , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Cancer , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Chronic Pain Illness and Disability , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy

Years of Experience: 24

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #1830 (Expires: 2023-07-31)


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Beverly Ward. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written by D.A. on Jun 23, 2022 after therapy with Beverly for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

She’s caring, thoughtful and genuinely wants to help you! I’m so so so grateful that I found her!! Thank you so so so much for everything you do, Beverly. You’re a godsend :)

Written by J.A. on Jun 20, 2022 after therapy with Beverly for 2 weeks

Beverly is great! She gives me the confidence to open up and challenge myself, I was always worried going into this that I’d struggle with this. I’ve had huge self growth already and I can’t wait to grow more

Written by J.A. on Jun 02, 2022 after therapy with Beverly for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, and self esteem

Beverly became my therapist at the right time of my life. She helped me in the last few months of my life when I lost my oldest at age 30 by being murdered by drug dealers. She was there to listen to me, counsel me with steps to help me for rest of my life with some happiness and give love and hugs to my grandson , my younger daughter and my husband and for us to support each other.

Written by E.L. on May 23, 2022 after therapy with Beverly for 3 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, and trauma and abuse

Miss Beverly is very caring and her heart shows through each session or newsletter. I mean this in the best way, she is like a grandmother that I can talk through things with and get sound advice. She always points me gently to Christ, but also understands that even believers make bad choices and is supportive and loving ❤

Written by C.H. on May 13, 2022 after therapy with Beverly for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and grief

Beverly has been a terrific listener, counselor, and coach for me over the past few months as I have, FINALLY, been dealing with some personal grief issues. I appreciate her knowledge about how humans think and process. Her kind manner and supportive nature made processing this grief smooth and successful. Thank you!

Written by K.A. on Apr 29, 2022 after therapy with Beverly for 1 month on issues concerning relationship issues, and family conflicts

Beverly is a kind and observant listener. I appreciate how well she helped me to focus on the things I could control and could not control. She asked thoughtful questions which always helped me to consider the best options for moving forward with a difficult family situation. I also enjoyed her weekly blog. She is a wonderful writer.

Written by T.O. on Mar 19, 2022 after therapy with Beverly for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Beverly is amazing. I highly recommend her!

Written by K.A. on Mar 16, 2022 after therapy with Beverly for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and coping with life changes

Beverly was a wonderful therapist. She was very patient and listened well.. in addition to counseling, she provided newsletters and other helpful materials. She even helped with technology which was a challenge for me. As a caregiver herself, she could relate to me as a caregiver. I recommend her highly.

Written by B.E. on Mar 01, 2022 after therapy with Beverly for 2 days

Beverly helps you start feeling better right away and works to help you find the root of the issue. She will guide you very adeptly to your goal. She is warm caring and easy to talk to, an excellent counselor.

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