Dana Hampson, LPC-S, MBA

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Do you find that the relationships in your life just aren't living up to your expectations? Maybe it's the relationship with your significant other, boss or co-workers. It could be with friends or extended family members that you find the relationships missing something crucial and difficult to navigate. Perhaps the relationship you have with yourself is the one that's critical and self-sabotaging. You may spend a lot of time feeling anxious, depressed or angry and know this is not how you want to feel but aren’t sure what to do about it. Maybe you are a people-pleaser and just can't seem to say "no" and as a result feel taken advantage of and resentful. Sticking up for yourself, having firm boundaries and being assertive about your needs may even feel impossible. I work with individual adults who wish to examine and change their role in relationships in their lives and put themselves in the drivers seat of their life journey.  I believe that so many of our struggles revolve around a present unhappiness in a key relationship in our lives. The wonderful part is...it doesn't have to stay that way!

I am an experienced therapist committed to guiding and supporting my clients through the journey of disappointment, frustration and self-doubt so they can find themselves again and reconnect with a life of love and purpose. My desire is to partner with you in finding the peace you are looking for. Together, we’ll be solution-focused and use Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy as well as Reality Therapy to help you reach your goals.  I also come from an Existential theoretical orientation in that I work with clients struggling with questions such as: Who am I? What's my purpose in life? What do I believe? and How do I find meaning in the chaotic world I feel like I live in? This approach is particularly helpful for clients who are questioning their faith and working to define and accept what they believe outside a religious framework. I incorporate mindfulness into my work with clients to help them be more in the moment and how to be emotionallly regulated, even in difficult situations. 

I attended the University of Montevallo and earned a bachelor’s degree in Psychology before going on to pursue a master’s degree in Community Agency Counseling at Auburn University and later a master’s in Business Administration at Lincoln Memorial University. In addition to providing individual counseling, I also offer private practice consultations (see below) and am a 500 hour certified Yoga teacher. 

Do you want to work with a therapist who is direct, compassionate and solution-focused and are open to learning to balance personal responsibility and self-compassion? Are you ready to take the first step to regain control of your life? Then call me today to schedule your appointment or email me for more information. Why wait? Call today! 256-258-7777 x101.

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Do you take insurance? Yes, I am in network with Blue Cross/Blue Shield. This will generally cover in and out of state Blue Cross plans, Peehip and BC Federal. All other insurances will be out of network. 

Do you work with couples, families, teens or children? No. I only see individual adults, 21 and older. We have other great therapists in our practice that see other populations, though! 

Do you offer telehealth? As a general rule, no. I find in person therapy to be the most effective. I will offer telehealth to current clients on occasion if the need arises. 

What is your out of pocket fee per session? I charge $96 for the initial session and $150 for a 53 minute therapy session after that. 

Do you offer a sliding fee? No, but I'm happy to help with resources if my session fee is not feasible and I don't take your insurance. 

How often do you meet with clients? This will vary, but usually we meet every two weeks at the beginning of therapy and then over time will begin to space our visits out a little further until the you feel ready to discontinue therapy. 

Do you prescribe medication? No, I'm not a doctor. If a client is in need of medication, I'll refer them to a psychiatrist or psychiatric nurse practitioner in the area. 

Do you offer testing? No, I'm not a psychologist. If a client is in need of psychological testing, I'll refer them to a psychologist in the area. 

Do you give homework to do between sessions? Yes! I think it's important to do things between sessions that reinforce the changes you are working to make. I often recommend books, exercises, worksheets, and other activities to promote personal exploration and growth. 


 Additional services:

Private Practice Consultation

Can I be in business for myself? Do I have what it takes to start my own practice? How do I even get started? How can I expand my practice? These are some of the many questions that swirl around in the heads of individuals considering venturing into the world of private practice or those considering growing their existing practice. With a Master’s Degree in Business Administration, that emphasized marketing, and the experience of starting, growing and expanding my own practice, I am well suited to help guide counselors who have questions about the process of being their own boss. Give me a call or email me to schedule a coaching session. I work with clinicians on a one time or on-going consultation basis. Cost- $150 a session

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 "What humans can be, they must be." Abraham Maslow

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Check out some of Dana's speaking engagements!

Calhoun Community College Student Success Symposium 2023

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Introvets Episode 2.7

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Introvets Episode 15

Introvets Episode 4

Selling the Couch Episode 64