Counseling Directory

The professionals listed below are not employed by Practice Works, and Practice Works does not book appointments on their behalf. Please contact them directly in the links provided in each bio.* 

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Claire Fierman, M.Ed, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor, Clinical Consultant
Sessions: In Person, Virtual
More about Claire

Emily Tucker, LPC, NCC, CHT
Wellness Coaching, Counseling, Hypnotherapist
Birmingham Counseling
Sessions: In Person, Virtual
More about Emily
A Message from Emily

Linda Ellis, Licensed Professional Counselor
Individual counseling and coaching
Linda Ellis, LPC
Sessions: Virtual
More about Linda


Valerie Thompson, Licensed Professional Counselor
Individual Therapy
Valerie Thompson, LPC
Sessions: In Person, Virtual
More about Valerie
A Message from Valerie

denotes members that practice at Practice Works.

*A NOTE TO THE WELLNESS SEEKER: Practice Works is highly selective of our members. We verify all licensing and certification at the time of joining and we do our best to keep in the know; however, due to the fact that our member professionals are not employed by Practice Works, we cannot guarantee the accuracy of all the information provided above in perpetuity. It is your responsibility to verify and confirm any and all professional licensure and certification that you deem important in your care.

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Claire Fierman

Who do you work with?
·Women’s issues
·Relationship concerns
·Substance abuse

What tools/techniques do you use?
·Experiential therapy

What results do your clients experience?
·Higher self worth
·Increased tolerance
·Coping skills

Through what format do you offer your services?
·In person

Payments Accepted
·All major credit cards

Emily Tucker

Who do you work with?
·Adults - individual and couples
·LGBTQ adults and teens·Adults - individual and couples
·Adults and teens needing coping and communication skills related to anxiety, depression, trauma, behavior change, self-esteem, body image, relationships, coping skills for social distancing, confidence, life, and career transitions

What tools/techniques do you use?
·Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
·Person-Centered Approach
·Gottman Model for Couples
·Somatic Experiencing
·Attachment Style Assessment
·Mindfulness, Meditation, Guided Meditation
·Attachment Style Assessment
·Inner Child Healing
·Narrative Therapy

What results do your clients experience?
·Change in perceptions
·Improved coping and problem solving skills
·improved communication
·Awareness and congruence of personal beliefs, feelings and values within self and in interactions with others

Through what format do you offer your services?
·Online appointments for individuals and couples
·Online group support, workshops, and classes
·Telehealth/video chat offered with HIPPA compliant platform Theraplatform and Therachat

Payments Accepted

·Most Health Savings Plans

·Credit Card (VISA, MasterCard, Discover)

I have a strong intuitive ability that facilitates good communication and connection with many clients. I believe in mind-body-spirit (energy) wellness. For me, this means our physical, mental, and energetic or (non-physical) health are connected and imbalance in one area can impact the entire being. There are many paths to wellness and healing. I am honored to connect and facilitate goal attainment (personal, professional, relational, emotional, health related and more!) with each client. I am grateful for every opportunity to learn more about your experiences as I feel we are capable of unlimited potential growth, resilience and compassion. Walking with clients on their path for a short while, I have the opportunity to witness clients recognize their inner strengths, gifts, beauty, wisdom and compassion. I work with individuals and couples. Workshops related to personal growth, coping, communication, and creativity are offered online.

A favorite quote by Rumi: "Always remember you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, smarter than you think and twice as beautiful as you'd ever imagined. Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself"

Linda Ellis

Who do you work with?
·Adults 18 to 100

What tools/techniques do you use?
·Yoga applicable to counseling

What results do your clients experience?
·Trauma resolution
·Resolution of Depression and Anxiety
·Goals clarification

Through what format do you offer your services?
·Telemental Health via Zoom
·In person in the future
·Profile on Psychology Today

Payments Accepted
·Pay Pal
·Some insurance.

Sommerville Johnston

Who do you work with?
·Individuals coping with trauma, anxiety, relationship issues, and going through significant life transitions

What tools/techniques do you use?
·Somatic Experiencing
·Experiential/body based approaches to blending mind and body wellness

What results do your clients experience?
·Increased capacity for stress and joy in life
·Greater resilience through difficult times
·Enhanced mind body connection
·More self-love and courage to prioritize self-care
·Understanding the value of and ability to practice healthy boundary setting

Through what format do you offer your services?
·Individual counseling
·Wellness retreats and classes
·Workplace wellness retreats and trainings
·Intentional adventure travel retreats

Payments Accepted:
·Credit Card
·Sliding scale available

I am passionate about facilitating opportunities for individuals and groups to connect with the natural world, to explore their inner-landscapes, and to discover within themselves a strength and beauty more powerful than they previously knew. Having worked in the outdoors since 2000 and the mental health field since 2010, I incorporate curiosity, humor, deep compassion, and respect into my various roles. I look forward to connecting with you on your journey into greater resilience!

Valerie Thompson

Who do you work with?

What tools/techniques do you use?
·CBT Therapy
·Existential therapy
·Strength based therapy
·Person centered therapy
·Solution focused therapy

What results do your clients experience?
·Strong self awareness
·Increased joy
·Mindfulness of themselves and the world around them
·Increased self esteem
·A sense of wholeness in body, mind, and spirit
·Development of coping skills
·Decreased anxiety

Through what format do you offer your services?
·Face to face

Payments Accepted
·Credit Card

Welcome! Taking a step towards healing and growth is a big one. I celebrate that. My approach to therapy is individualized to your needs, wants and intuition. You likely come with challenges and you also come with strengths. I want to help you identify and celebrate those so you can use them to create tools to increase the quality of your life. I advocate for radical self care. I can teach you how to integrate self care into your daily life so that it is not something you do to escape stress, rather to create a lifestyle of nourishment. Caring for yourself well enables you to give so much more to those people and things in your life that you value.