Meet Our Providers

Carrie Allen
Accepting:
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS
  • Magellan
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Carrie Allen, LPC

Philosophy of Care

In the last five years, Carrie has counseled children, as young as 18-months-old to adults. Carrie has worked with LGBTQ+, individual, and group services. Carrie specialty is providing trauma-focused therapy to victims of sexual, physical, and emotional violence and abuse for nearly four years. Carrie’s passion is to help those that have experienced trauma. Carrie is a nationally certified Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral (TF-CBT) therapist. Carrie is also currently in training for national certification for Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP). These evidence-based approaches allow her to work with children between the ages of birth to 19. For adults, Carrie has an eclectic approach that encompasses cognitive behavioral theory, mindfulness, client-centered and creative techniques.

“I am a lighthouse rather than a lifeboat. I do not rescue, but instead, help others find their way to shore. ”

It is a privilege to help those who are stuck reliving their trauma, those who have lost their voice because they are afraid to speak, and those who have such big feelings that it scares other people. It is such a joy and privilege to watch clients find their voice, understand their feelings, and work their way through the healing process. It is understandable that talking to someone new can be intimidating, so there is a lot of effort by Carrie to create a safe space for each client. Carrie and the client together will work to create that safe space so that clients can feel brave enough to share the hard stuff.

Education

Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Walden University

Specialties

  • Trauma
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Stress
  • Anger Management
Mitch Tarver
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Medicare
Pending:
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • New Directions
Self Pay Rate: $99

Mitch Tarver, LCSW

Philosophy of Care

Mitch Tarver is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Alabama who has 10 years of mental health experience providing services to adults with life problems such as depression, anxiety, anger management, codependency, and occupational/workplace issues.  He received his master’s degree in Social Work in 2011 from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa.

Mitch utilizes supportive, strength-based, solution-focused, and cognitive-behavioral therapeutic approaches and works to tailor therapy to the needs of the client.  Mitch is a proponent of adequate mental health services for all and believes that everyone is capable of change and improvement.

Mitch is interested in assisting you in reaching your goals by building on your strengths, identifying new and creative ways to adjust to difficult situations and circumstances, and helping you align your actions and decisions with your values.  

Education

University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa
Masters in Social Work

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress Management
  • Anger Management
  • Addiction
  • Codependency
  • LGBTQIA
  • Occupational/Workplace Issues
Ruth Ware
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • BCBS
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Ruth Ware, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Ruth Ware is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the states of Alabama, Mississippi, and Virginia.  She is also Board Certified in Telemental Health.  Ruth has 25+ years of experience helping adults and those with issues related to depression, anxiety, life transitions, and addictions issues find their way back to the road of recovery and happiness.  She completed her Bachelor of Science in Psychology at Oklahoma State University and received a Master of Human Relations from University of Oklahoma.  She also has a Master of Business of Administration.

Ruth utilizes collaborative, strengths-based, solution-focused, cognitive behavioral, mindfulness based and experiential approaches to therapy to assist clients to meet their treatment objectives.  She remains mindful of individual differences and needs in the process and brings years of experience that allow flexibility and alternatives to meet the needs of each individual.

Ruth believes in meeting her clients where they are at the moment.  She strives to help them to experience a therapeutic relationship that will allow them to grow and change in the direction they wish to go in their life.

Education

The University of Oklahoma
Master of Human Relations

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • EMDR
  • CBT/DBT
  • Sleep Issues
  • Addictions
  • Adjustment Issues/Life Transitions
  • Military/First Responders
  • Grief/Loss
  • Trauma

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