Joan E. Leary, MA, NCC, LPC Professional Counseling Services
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"Don't cry when the sun is gone, because the tears won't let you see the stars."
About Me- Joan Leary, MA, LPC, NCC
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, licensed by the Alabama Board of Examiners in Counseling and a National Certified Counselor. I graduated with a BA in Humanities/Spanish from The Ohio State University and received a Master of Arts in Counseling from the University of Alabama Birmingham.
I completed my Practicum and Internship at UAB Addiction and Recovery and then worked as a counselor in a short term and long term inpatient substance abuse treatment facility. I have worked with impaired healthcare professionals, ie, Drs., Nurses, Pharmacists, Dentists as well as other professionals, Lawyers, businessmen and women, teachers, police officers, ministers, young adults, couples, families etc.
I have attended many professional development conferences including; Motivational Interviewing, Masters and Johnson’s Trauma and Addiction, Evidence Based Practices, Co-Occurring Disorders (Dual Diagnosis), Art Therapy, Spirituality, Pharmacology of Addiction, Divorce and Family Issues, Grief Therapy, and many more.
I am currently the President of ALAAOC- The Alabama Alcohol and Addictions and Offenders Counseling Association.
Organizations of which I am a member;
ASTD- American Society of Training and Development
ACA- Alabama Counseling Association
AADAA- Alabama Alcohol and Drug Abuse Association
ALAMCD- Alabama multicultural Counseling and Development
ALMHCA-Alabama Mental Health Counselors Association
ALASGW-Alabama Specialists in Group Work
ALAMFC-Alabama Marriage and Family Counseling
ALAAOC- Alabama Addictions and Offenders Counseling