No two people are exactly alike. How we developed psychologically is an interesting and rewarding process of discovery. My job is to help you connect the events of your life to the ways that you are in the present. It’s also my job to help you sort through the various survival skills that you have put together since childhood, so we can decide which ones are working for you, and which ones aren’t, and what to do about it.
Therapy is often a matter of discussing current stressors and options for managing or resolving them. There are times, however, such as in grief, loss, and trauma, when the issue cannot be resolved. These situations require enormous strength, and the difficulties seem insurmountable. In these cases, my job is to provide support and help you identify adequate coping skills and resources during the healing process.
So whether it's relationship stress / distress, codependency or grief, the bottom line is I want you to leave my office with hope, insight, a healthy behavioral respect for yourself and others, and a plan for healing and living fully into your own potential, often referred to as self-actualization.
Licensed as a Professional Counselor since 1995, Jeannie Ingram holds a Bachelors Degree in Psychology and a Masters in Counseling from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Additionally, she is certified in Imago Relationship Therapy, and Critical Incident Stress Management.
Jeannie is proud to be gay- and lesbian-affirming.