About Us - The Balanced Life

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staff group teamAUG2021The Balanced Life is fast becoming the premier provider of counseling, coaching and training services in the North Alabama region. Founded in early 2014, we have steadily grown and expanded our services to better meet the needs of individuals, couples and families across the lifespan. From toddlers to the elderly, we are here to help people deal with the variety of challenges we may face at different points in our lifetimes.

Why choose The Balanced Life?

We have a therapeutic team consisting of talented and seasoned counselors who are skilled in working with different areas and client populations. When you make your first phone call to us, you’ll realize that we are a warm, engaging group of women who are committed to client well-being and support. When you come to our office you’ll immediately feel peaceful and welcome. We strive to provide an environment that is conducive to personal exploration and growth.

Additional services

For those needing training services, we provide interactive and educational workshops on a wide array of mental health and wellness topics. Contact us to discuss your needs and how we can help.

What you will gain from working with us...

Our licensed counselors have helped countless people re-evaluate their priorities, determine goals, then motivate them to see those goals through to success. We will listen to your needs and partner with you to come up with a plan to help you reach your potential. We focus on what's right about our clients, rather than what's wrong, and use our strength-focused approach to make the counseling/client relationship positive and inspiring. If you're ready to live the life that you've always dreamed of, give us a call. 256-258-7777. We're here for you!

Meet Our Team of Professionals

Holly Walker

Holly Walker, LPC-S, NCC

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Holly is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and National Certified Counselor (NCC) and often says she did not choose the counseling profession, it chose her. Holly holds a Master of Arts degree in professional counseling from Argosy University, Nashville, which paved the way for her to help others through life’s challenges. She believes that acceptance and a trusting therapeutic relationship is the key to any progress or growth. Learn more...


Dana Hampson, MBA, LPC-S

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Dana founded The Balanced Life in 2014 with her husband Randall to continue the journey she began over 20 years ago as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) helping people make positive changes in their lives. From her experience working with a wide array of clients, she has seen firsthand how small changes can make a big difference.
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Maggie Minsk, LPC, NCC

Maggie Minsk, LPC, NCC, CHt

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Maggie Minsk has been a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a National Certified Counselor (NCC) for over a decard, is a Certified Hypnotherapist (CHt) and Certified Instructor (CI) with the National Guild of Hypnotists and has also been intensively trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) through Behavioral Tech. Maggie Minsk is a Past President of the Licensed Professional Counselors Association of North Carolina (LPCANC) and loves sharing what she’s learned on the topics about which she is passionate! Learn more...