I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, licensed in the state of Alabama for the past 10 years. I am originally from Western New York- but have been in Alabama for over 20 years. I was brought here by the military and was a military spouse for over 15 years. I am a graduate of Troy University, Alabama. I have worked in a community mental health center as a therapist since 2002. In this position, I have been able to work with people from all walks of life , with many varied issues- from depression to bi-polar and anxiety, to relationship issues,( to include deployments and re-unifications), parenting, grief , loss, and aging issues. I have worked with many other agencies to bring quality mental health care to the people in our communities.
My approach is cognitive behavioral as well as person-centered and solution focused. I believe in teaching and giving people the tools to not only find solutions to current issues, but also to able to use in the future . My goal is to help you make the best decisions for you- and to feel good about these decisions. I believe in constantly learning and adding to my skills to be able to pass on the best and most current ideas, to my clients.
I am an alumnus of the National Health Service Corps- a program that encourages qualified professionals to work in health shortage areas, to serve the under served population. I strongly believe everyone deserves excellent services, regardless of any situations, circumstances, characteristics, or past decisions.
I am very person-centered and look forward to helping you find your strengths and build upon them, as well as addressing whatever issue that has brought you to this site. Everyone has a story and knowledge to offer to others. Together, we will look at how to use the strengths of your story and how to add other coping skills and problem identification and problem solving skills to your knowledge base. Everyone has one life and we all deserve to have the best, most fulfilling one possible. And sometimes, everyone needs some help.
If you are ready to learn new ways of dealing with whatever problems that are reducing your life satisfaction- let me know. I am eager and excited to partner and work with you, to move in whatever direction you want your life to go.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Self esteem
- Bipolar disorder
I also have experience in Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties
LPC #2658 (Expires: 2020-07-31)
Coralea has helped me immensely. She was my counselor for 4 months and she was always patient, understanding, and gave me plenty of ways to tackle difficult things I hadn't considered before. It was very refreshing to have someone to bounce things off of who could give me a fresh perspective. Not only was she a great listener, but she was responsive to messages, we spoke at least once a week, and as a result I've been able to handle my issues much more effectively. I highly recommend Coralea.
She is very helpful and understanding! Always replies in a good amount of time, and makes me feel very comfortable opening up!
Coralea helped me process my emotions after I lost my job. She is kind, encouraging, and asks questions which will get you thinking. With her guidance, I have gotten to a point where I feel much more confident in myself and my ability to reflect on my actions and emotions. :)
Coralea has been very helpful to me.
Coralea is good, understands my concerns and helps me in moving on in my life.
Coralea has been very helpful. She was spot on with her advice from day one & gave me some much needed guidance and understanding regarding what I was going through. I would highly recommend her.
Coralea is an experienced professional with genuine empathy and kindness for her clients. I highly recommend her.
I would definitely recommend Coralea. She always listens and provides me with ways to improve myself for the better. She is always positive and checks in with me often. You won't be disappointed with Coralea! :)