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About Us

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My Philosophy

As a Marriage and Family Therapist, I believe that our lives are affected by those around us: our family, our friends, our community at large. I also believe that we, in turn, affect others. It is with this perspective that I begin my therapy sessions with my clients. I work to help my clients understand the patterns within their lives and their families. In doing so, this gives my clients knowledge that they can then use to understand themselves and to make changes to improve their lives.
 

You can't change how others act. You can only change how you react.
                                                         ~ Anonymous
Christie Gibson

I began working in the mental health field in 1997, after I earned my masters degree in Counseling/ Psychology from the University of West Alabama. I worked for West Alabama Mental Health in the Mobile Access for Childrens Services (MACS) Program where I provided individual and group therapy to children ages 6 to 12 within the schools and in their homes with their parents.

 

After leaving West Alabama Mental Health, I worked at Brewer-Porch Children's Center in both the Crisis Stabilization Program and in the School-Based Program, again with children under the age of 12. After an eight year break from the mental health profession, I returned to Brewer-Porch Children's Center, taking a job in the Therapeutic Foster Care Program.

 

In 2011, I began work on my masters in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Alabama. As part of my training at UA, I provided individual, couples and family therapy sessions to a variety of individuals from children to senior citizens within the Capstone Family Therapy Clinic. 

I started Gibson Therapy Services in May of 2013. I have been in private practice ever since, working with individuals, couples and families. I have completed second level Gottman Training, utilizing the Gottman method in my work with couples. I have begun working extensively with those struggling with eating disorders, also, actively expanding my knowledge within this treatment area. Finally, I have recently completed the requirements needed to supervise others entering the marriage and family therapy field.

 

 

 

My Training
Masters in Counseling/Psychology 

University of West Alabama 1997

Masters in Human Development and Family Studies (Marriage and Family Therapy)

University of Alabama 2013

Bridging the Couple Chasm--Level I & Level II

The Gottman Institute 

EMDR Trained

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My Philosophy

My goal as a therapist is to meet my clients with compassion and acceptance. I strive to achieve this by showing empathy, respect, and support. I feel so honored to be in this position, and I look forward to walking with my clients through this journey. 

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My Philosophy

"We cannot become what we want to be by remaining what we are."

- Max DePree

Martha Howard

Therapy is an environment of acceptance and safety that provides an opportunity for growth. Our most difficult experiences make us human, and therapy creates space to process and learn more about ourselves. 

I have experience working with eating disorders and individuals with anxiety and depression. I am also trained to work with families, kids, and couples!

My Training

Masters in Human Development and Family Studies

(Marriage and Family Therapy)

University of Alabama 2023

Bridging the Couple Chasm-- Level I

The Gottman Insititute

Samantha Adams

Therapy goes deeper than just a space to be heard.  It's a space that you enter bravely to heal and further explore who you desire to be.  I believe a collaborative, humanistic approach to therapy provides those in my care with the opportunity for hope, growth, and authenticity.

I have experience working with individuals, couples, and families.  I am an LGBTQIA+ safe space.  I have experience working with anxiety, depression, eating disorders, substance abuse, trauma, and relational issues.

My Training

Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy

University of Southern Mississippi 2023

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My Philosophy

My goal as a therapist is to always be with my clients through every phase of their life.  Together we will create the life that best serves you.

Kaimen Howard

I believe therapy gives people an opportunity to express their thoughts and feelings in a safe environment.  I value emphasizing the greatness in clients, so that they realize they are capable of much more than what it may seem. I am here to walk with you on this journey of change. With any obstacle that comes up, we will address it together, with empathy, teamwork, and with hope.

I have experience working with individuals, couples and families.  I have worked with those dealing with depression, anxiety and trauma.

My Training

Masters in Human Development and Family Studies

(Marriage and Family Therapy)

University of Alabama 2024

Our Interns

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Jackson McCoy
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Hope Saunders

Jackson is currently a graduate student at the University of Alabama pursing his degree in Marriage and Family Therapy.  In May 2023, he obtained his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at UA.  Jackson is currently an intern at the Capstone Family Therapy Clinic. Jackson decided to pursue a career in this field because he has always known that he wanted to help people on their journey through life.  He believes mental health is of the utmost importance when providing care to someone. His goal is to create a safe and welcoming environment for his clients as he helps guide them on their personal journey in reaching their goals one step at a time.

In May 2023, I graduated with my Bachelor's in Criminology and Criminal Justice from the University of Alabama.  I decided to continue my studies here, and I am currently pursuing my Master's in Marriage and Family Therapy and am currently an intern at the Capstone Family Therapy Clinic as well!  I chose to work in this field because I really enjoy helping people and believe true health begins with mental health!  My goal is to create a safe environment for my clients to be open and honest with themselves, reach their goals, and grow into whomever they desire to be. 

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