Dr. Carmela Drake

LPC

About Me

I am a Certified Adolescent Alcohol and Drug Professional (CAADP), and a Certified Compulsive Gambling Counselor, level III (ACGC-III) in the state of Alabama. I am a National Certified Counselor (NCC) and a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Alabama. I have worked in the field of addictions and mental health for over 20 years.

My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect and compassion. I provide a nonjudgmental zone and exercise the use of “person-first” language. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral and client-centered therapeutic approaches. I make use of motivational interviewing in most of my session, but am also well versed in other therapeutic styles of facilitating counseling sessions. My specialty area is co-occurring disorders with adolescents and young adults. I have since broadened my scope to focus on the mental health needs of student-athletes with emphasis on transitioning from high school competition to intercollegiate sports as well as the impact of transitioning to life after competition. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.
I am glad that you have taken the first step and look forward as you continue to move forward in your recovery/healing process.


Specialties

  • Addictions
  • Parenting issues
  • Anger management
  • Self esteem
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Stress, Anxiety , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Career difficulties , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Codependency , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Drug and Alcohol Addiction , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 20

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #3220 (Expires: 2023-07-31)


Reviews

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Written by A.B. on Apr 06, 2022 after therapy with Carmela for 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, anger management, career difficulties, and coaching

she’s amazing !!

Work with me!