Dr. Maxine Williford-Fuller

(M.A., LPC, Ed.D)

About Me

I am Licensed Professional Counselor in Alabama with over 25 years of experience working as a therapist, mentor and life coach. I am of African American, French and Native American decent. I have worked with thousands of clients who had a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, various addictions, relationship issues, self esteem issues, parenting problems, career challenges, OCD and ADHD. I have also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse.

I absolutely love what I do and I consider my profession to be both my calling and ministry. I have always been a "people person," and thoroughly enjoy helping people. My counseling style is warm, empathetic, realistic, non-judgemental and interactive. I believe in treating all people with respect, sensitivity, courtesy and compassion. After all, we owe it to ourselves to strive to achieve our best life, best self and completeness. My therapeutic approach combines cognitive-behavioral therapy, rational emotive therapy and reality therapy. I believe in holistic care and focus on the three components of self; mind, body and spirit. I will tailor our dialogue and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.

It takes courage to seek resolution to your issues and to live your best life. We all face trials and tribulations. I thank God that someone was there to help me during my times of need. Life is sometimes a challenge and seeking help and encouragement to get through the rough times is a healthy, empowering measure. Won't you allow me to be there for you? If you are ready to take that step I am here to support, encourage and uplift you.
Peace and Blessings,

Dr. Maxine Williford-Fuller, M.A., LPC, Ed.D

I look forward to working with you!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • LGBT
  • Relationship issues
  • Self esteem

I also have experience in Addictions, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Bipolar disorder, Depression

Years of Experience: 25

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Languages

English

Spanish

French


Licensing

LPC #2703 (Expires: 2020-07-31)


Reviews

Written by L.I. on Sep 12, 2018 after counseling with Maxine for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career

I’ve already benefitted from our sessions and I’ve only been doing it for three weeks. She communicates with me in exactly the manner I asked for in our first session (I asked for lots of written information about psychology and behavior as it pertains to what I’ve been saying so that I could be proactive in analyzing and resolving my own situation). I feel like I’m in safe hands.

Written by C.E. on Jul 31, 2018 after counseling with Maxine for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and grief

So far I have loved working with her! She is very knowledgeable!

Written by M.A. on Jul 10, 2018 after counseling with Maxine for 1 month on issues concerning depression, addictions, trauma and abuse, eating, self esteem, career, and bipolar

I recommend Dr. Williford-Fuller. She is very supportive and understands what my concerns are and give useful advice.

Written by S.H. on Jul 01, 2018 after counseling with Maxine for 2 months on issues concerning relationship, family, trauma and abuse, and anger

Great! Very experienced

Written by S.C. on Jun 18, 2018 after counseling with Maxine for 2 weeks on issues concerning sleeping

Dr Maxine is very open to talk about my situation even when it is areas she has not previously had experience in. I have not felt in anyway judged for my lifestyle choices.

Written by T.R. on Jun 15, 2018 after counseling with Maxine for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career, and bipolar

Dr. Williford-Fuller is one of the sweetest people I have ever had the privilege to call a counselor! I enjoy her laid back, but intensive method where she guides, but ultimately I am in control of the conversation. She is a gem!

Written by '.M. on Jun 11, 2018 after counseling with Maxine for 2 weeks on issues concerning addictions, sleeping, and self esteem

Dr. Maxine is a very caring person who genuinely likes to help others.

Written by V.E. on May 04, 2018 after counseling with Maxine for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, intimacy-related, self esteem, and career

I truly appreciated working with Maxine. She is thoughtful and always sends advice that reminds you of the right direction, and encourages the better side of you to come out. I would highly recommend.

Written by T.O. on Feb 14, 2018 after counseling with Maxine for 2 weeks

Very, very helpful. She makes me feel that is nothing wrong with me and I just can improve my life, not only working on myself but on the relationship of others towards me.

Written by H.R. on Jun 25, 2017 after counseling with Maxine for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, and self esteem

Dr. Williford-Fuller has been extremely helpful in my process to rediscover myself. She has been patient and understanding and offered great advice and perspective. I have greatly enjoyed communicating with her.

Written by A.N on Mar 15, 2017 after counseling with Maxine for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Dr. Williford-Fuller is a great encourager. She comes across very positively and is what I would consider to be gifted with exhortation. I like that she shares her applicable personal experiences; this makes the sessions feel less one -sided and isolating.

I have worked with her several months and she has provided several actionable steps that have been useful in my recovery. She's also very responsive to emails and feels very accessible.

Written by C.H on Feb 23, 2017 after counseling with Maxine for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger, and career

Dr. Williford-Fuller is good at what she does. I have been having a very positive experience receiving counseling online from Dr. Williford-Fuller. Her guidance has helped me to continue to move my life forward and that's exactly what I needed - just a little push. Thank you Dr. Williford-Fuller.

Written by H.U on Feb 21, 2017 after counseling with Maxine for 1 week on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, family, parenting, and anger

So far so good. Dr Williford-Fuller seems to understand me as she is also a parent. She contacts to check up on me. Our relationship is still in the initial stages as we gain trust with one another. I really hope we continue to click and I can use her help.

Written by P.E on Feb 15, 2017 after counseling with Maxine for 1 month on issues concerning relationship, family, and parenting

Very helpful. Kept a neutral aspect throughout our sessions.

Written by S.A on Jan 23, 2017 after counseling with Maxine for 2 years and 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, and depression

Dr. Maxine was an incredible help in giving me perspective during a difficult separation. She helped me keep focus on myself while still striving for my goal of reconciliation, allowing me to fight but also accept whatever may come, and understand that I'll be ok either way.

Written by B.R on Jan 20, 2017 after counseling with Maxine for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

Dr. Williford-Fuller is practical in her counsel and approach. Everything she has shared has been timely to help me cope with my current situation.

Written by F.A on Jan 11, 2017 after counseling with Maxine for 1 year and 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, family, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, anger, and depression

Dr. Williford-Fuller is amazing. She is so kind and non-judgmental and possesses so much patience. She is currently helping me through some of the toughest times in my life. I definitely recommend her.

Written by J.U on Jan 08, 2017 after counseling with Maxine for 3 weeks

Dr. Williford-Fuller was an excellent counselor. She provided a clear and positive perspective. Most importantly for me, she provided practical ways to for me to further develop my understanding of my reaction to situations and gave me skills to better cope. A wonderful lady with a positive attitude, she has helped me enormously during my time with her. Thank you!

Written by R.A on Jan 03, 2017 after counseling with Maxine for 3 weeks

I've been enjoying speaking with Dr. Williford-Fuller this whole time. It's been something to look forward to and she's been very understanding! She's an excellent counselor, understands the Word of God very well, and can lead you to help ease what's been on your mind.

Written by P.A on Dec 07, 2016 after counseling with Maxine for 2 days on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, grief, and self esteem

Dr. Williford- Fuller was very helpful in helping me to move forward in my life after losing my husband of many years. She is very compassionate and caring, and knew just what to say to help me focus on the things that I can control, and to "let go" of the things that are beyond my control. She taught me that I have plenty of life left to live, and that in order to move forward in life, I must let go of the past. Thank you Dr. Maxine! :)

Written by A.N on Nov 29, 2016 after counseling with Maxine for 1 month

I was traveling alone after a traumatic event. I knew I needed more help when I hadn't left my hotel room for nearly two weeks. I wasn't ready to go home just yet, but I knew I needed to talk to someone while I continued traveling...and that's when I found BetterHelp and was paired up with Dr. Williford-Fuller.

This was a Godsend. All of a sudden I was able to express myself any time I wanted. If it was 2am and I wanted to write about my fears, I could. And I could do it from the safe space of my Hotel Room and didn't have to worry about getting dressed and going to an appointment. And the next day I would get a reply. Every time. She has been constantly there as my support.

For me, having a professional person to talk to, who will listen and ask me questions, has been a massive help, especially when I had no one else to talk to.

And not only that, I can re-read previous comments between me and Dr. Willford-Fuller, and this allows me to reflect on her words, and also to go-back and see how much progress I've made.

I cannot recommend this enough...it doesn't matter where you are, you can find someone here like Dr. Williford-Fuller to talk to, in the privacy of your own home. Or, like me right now: from my iPhone on the BetterHelp app while I sit in a cafe abroad.

There is someone out there who can help you. Try the first trial week and I'm sure you will feel the same way I do!

I wish everyone good health. And a BIG thank you to Dr. W-F!!!

Written by B.R on Oct 17, 2016 after counseling with Maxine for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship, family, trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related

Dr. Williford-Fuller has helped me work through so many issues that I have ignored for years. She is compassionate and empathetic towards me and she has the knowledge to help me with everything that I have presented to her. One minute she can talk to me like a friend and the next she can fill the shoes of an experienced counselor to offer life-changing insight!

Written by C.E on Jun 20, 2016 after counseling with Maxine for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, self esteem, and depression

I tried two others before Dr. Williford-Fuller. She's good and straight to the point. I like and need that.

Written by D.E on Jun 20, 2016 after counseling with Maxine for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping, and depression

Dr. Max is great. She feels like a real person, and friend, when I share my experiences. The things she has encouraged me to look at in my life have helped me find a sense of peace about some really nasty things I experienced.

Written by S.I on Jun 02, 2016 after counseling with Maxine for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship, and intimacy-related

Very good!

Written by A.N on May 19, 2016 after counseling with Maxine for 2 days on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family, anger, and depression

Maxine is very helpful, open and kind. It's obvious she enjoys what she does and has helped me so much.

Written by M.I on May 03, 2016 after counseling with Maxine for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, self esteem, and depression

Dr. Williford-Fuller is great!!! I felt like she was one of my friends! She is a very good counselor! I'm glad I had her to turn too when I felt like my family or friends wouldn't be good enough!

Written by K.I on Mar 27, 2016 after counseling with Maxine for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related, eating, self esteem, anger, career, bipolar, and depression

I LOVE THIS DOCTOR!! She is THE BEST! She'll make you feel comfortable and at home!

Written by L.I on Mar 26, 2016 after counseling with Maxine for 6 months on issues concerning relationship

Dr. Williford-Fuller opened my eyes on what's really going on in my life and in my soul. She helped me to make a life-changing decision and gave me utmost understanding and support. I don't think I could've done it without her!

Written by J.O on Mar 24, 2016 after counseling with Maxine for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, family, self esteem, and depression

I love Dr. Williford-Fuller. She has helped me tremendously with my confidence and trust issues. She asks the hard questions that we are afraid to ask ourselves and that has helped me heal my wounds.

Written by M.A on Mar 14, 2016 after counseling with Maxine for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, family, anger, and depression

Dr. Williford-Fuller was absolutely wonderful!! She knew when to push and when to use humor and just allow me to vent. We covered many topics - she was able to instill confidence and say what I needed to hear in a way that I needed to hear it. She is able to meet a person where they are! I 100% recommend her and this service!

Written by E.M on Mar 14, 2016 after counseling with Maxine for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related, self esteem, bipolar, and depression

Dr. Williford-Fuller's empathy and true desire to understand her patients leads her to give insightful suggestions that truly enhance one's life.

Written by M.A on Mar 09, 2016 after counseling with Maxine for 3 months

Dr. Williford-Fuller has been an amazing help and support for me during my time of need!

Written by J.E on Mar 08, 2016 after counseling with Maxine for 1 month on issues concerning relationship, and grief

Dr. Williford-Fuller is always timely, and willing to offer her helpful insights.

Written by A.L on Feb 25, 2016 after counseling with Maxine for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, family, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related, self esteem, career, and depression

Maxine is very kind and patient. She's wonderful to talk with.

Written by A.L on Feb 12, 2016 after counseling with Maxine for 8 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, self esteem, and depression

I have been afraid of going to therapy, but Dr. Fuller has been a very supportive and attentive therapist and has made it easier to open up.

Written by H.I on Jan 26, 2016 after counseling with Maxine for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, self esteem, and depression

Dr. Williford-Fuller has been helpful as I try to process all that is going on in my life right now. She asks me to think about things in a nonjudgmental way and provides encouragement. She is respectful of my religious views and welcomes God in our discussions.

Written by D.O on Jan 25, 2016 after counseling with Maxine for 3 weeks on issues concerning intimacy-related

Dr. Williford- Fuller has been very helpful, She realy has provided me with great inside and direction to help with my issues. Thank You.

Written by S.H on Jan 19, 2016 after counseling with Maxine for 3 months

I saw an ad for this app on Instagram when I was really depressed. It lead me to Dr. Williford-Fuller. She helped me sort through my issues of not being certain with myself back to being confident! It is great to have a unbiased woman in your life who even though you haven't heard her voice you feel her love and concern for you. Thanks Doc!

Written by J.E on Jan 19, 2016 after counseling with Maxine for 2 months

Dr. Williford-Fuller, although she was my counsellor for a short amount of time she was very helpful. She was eager to help me and provided a calm , caring and realistic approach. It's reassuring to know your not alone in your struggle and Dr. Williford can be that person to let you know that.

Written by K.A on Jan 07, 2016 after counseling with Maxine for 1 month on issues concerning relationship

Dr. Williford-Fuller was very helpful in getting me back track. She offered her undivided attention, and helped me to feel more comfortable with moving forward in a positive direction. She is very professional and easy to talk to!

Written by D.E on Dec 04, 2015 after counseling with Maxine for 1 month on issues concerning relationship, intimacy-related, and self esteem

Dr. Williford-Fuller has been a great help! There have been and still are so many things that I don't understand in this life. I'm glad that she has been there to shine some light on situations and to help me move forward with my life.

Written by A.S on Dec 03, 2015 after counseling with Maxine for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and depression

She's absolutely wonderful.

Written by K.E on Nov 24, 2015 after counseling with Maxine for 2 weeks

Dr. Williford-Fuller is a very compassionate and extremely intelligent counselor. She helped me in so many ways, beginning with getting over the fear of attending counseling sessions. Her sympathy and empathy, as well as her encouragement, allowed me to dig within myself and tackle issues that needed to be dealt with a long time ago. If I ever need counseling again, she would be the person I would request. I would recommend her to anyone that needs help in any situation. Her sincerity and kindness will relax you and allow you to focus on your issues.

Written by C.A on Nov 23, 2015 after counseling with Maxine for 3 weeks

Her compassion and caring heart shines through her words. I truly believe God matched me with her. I am so thankful for her faith because she has given me more faith. She is a true encourager and responds very well.

Written by C.H on Nov 17, 2015 after counseling with Maxine for 2 months on issues concerning intimacy-related

My time talking with Dr.Williford-Fuller was a great adventure, She understood my problem, and she gave me lots of advice that I was willing to try. Seeing as how I am a Christian, she even referenced scripture for me to look up. My marriage is back in full swing now and I can't thank her enough for her help. If I am in the need of help again, I would request her. Thank you!

Written by S.A on Nov 02, 2015 after counseling with Maxine for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, and depression

Dr. Williford-Fuller is an exceptional counselor who truly cares and relates on such a personal level. She made me feel very comfortable and was extremely helpful during my time of distress. I am grateful for her and BetterHelp for the prompt and professional assistance that I received. Thank you again Dr. Williford-Fuller for your dedication and true concern for my well-being! God Bless You

Written by C.I on Oct 28, 2015 after counseling with Maxine for 1 month on issues concerning addictions, relationship, and family

I really appreciate Dr. Williford-Fuller as I am able to talk to her about anything and she has helped me a lot. At first I was hesitant about trying this online but I have found it to be much easier. As it is around my schedule and not a doctor's schedule that usually is Monday thru Friday during day hours. I can write to her at anytime and as many times as I need. Highly recommend.

Written by H.E on Oct 22, 2015 after counseling with Maxine for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, grief, parenting, self esteem, anger, career, and depression

She's been great. Helped me figure out some of my own answers with gentle prodding, and only offered her opinion when I asked for it. I like her honest, well-thought-out answers and non-judgmental approach. She also checked in on me when I went a bit without writing anything, which I appreciated.

Written by D.A on Oct 14, 2015 after counseling with Maxine for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career, and depression

Dr. Williford-Fuller is a special and rare therapist. Her compassion, patience, and empathy are unparalleled in my experience. Her unique style and ability to gently nudge me toward healthier thinking has helped to make me a stronger and more self-realized person. My work with her has enhanced my self-confidence. All around, I enjoy better days in my life and I owe a lot of it to Dr. Williford-Fuller!

Written by M.O on Oct 05, 2015 after counseling with Maxine for 4 weeks

I really appreciate Dr. Willifoed-Fuller. She is a very kind, empathic and warm therapist. I truly enjoy our work.

Written by C.A on Oct 04, 2015 after counseling with Maxine for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, sleeping, self esteem, career, and depression

Dr. Williford-Fuller has been a beacon in a very stormy time in my life. I could not have selected a better counselor for me. She provides resources and at the same time encourages me to work independently on my own growth. I would encourage anyone who is struggling with emotional challenges to try BetterHelp and let them connect you with the appropriate counselor for your situation. Dr. Williford-Fuller has been so responsive, easy to speak with and has provided me with exactly what I need at this time in my life.

What I love most is that I can write to her at any time of day and she gets back to me right away. I also had a great telephone conversation, which was extremely helpful. I am very impressed with the value of the services offered. I have spent much more for therapy in the past and received much less.

Written by S.A on Aug 31, 2015 after counseling with Maxine for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and depression

Dr. Williford-Fuller has been a tremendous help to me. I have struggled for so long and have failed to find a therapist that clicked with me that I never thought I would be able to get out of mess I had struggled to get of for so long by myself.

She gets me. I can't believe she has managed to get me to open up as much as I have. I clam up time to time, but she gives me space to think about it and respond at my own pace. I am so thankful that she was my first match. I know it's working because it is stirring up feelings during and after each session and provoking much self-analysis.

Written by E.M on Aug 25, 2015 after counseling with Maxine for 1 month

I finally feel like I have a therapist who understands where I'm coming from. She's so warm and caring. Wonderful

Written by A.M on Jul 14, 2015 after counseling with Maxine for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship, trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related

I think she asks the right questions to keep me talking. I have made progress with bier as my doctor. My replies to how I feel are answered in a very timely manner and with valuable insight.