Strive Counseling

"Building A Foundation For A Healthier You"

Strive Counseling Services, L.L.C. is a therapeutic private practice located in downtown Birmingham, Alabama. We tailor our services to meet the unique needs of each client according to their presenting problems and mental health condition. 

The Mission of Strive is to provide quality mental health counseling to individuals and couples focusing on empowering clients to achieve self-efficacy to build a foundation for a healthier life. 


There are two kinds of worries-those you can do something about and those you can't. Don't spend any time on the latter.”

Duke Ellington



Contact Strive if you have the following mental health conditions: Mood Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Trauma Disorders,  Anger, Marital Conflict, Adjustment

Disorders, Psychosocial Stress, and/or ADHD. Please contact Strive Counseling Services for other questions and information about other mental health symptoms and help for all ages. 

​Play Therapy Services are also offered  here at Strive. Play Therapy is a alternative means of self-expression and communication.  Contact Strive to learn more about Play Therapy.


Your mental well-being is the cornerstone of personal growth and development. This interactive self-help journal is a valuable tool that will help you develop healthy habits to improve your mental well-being and become a healthier you. Research tells us that frequent journaling can have a positive effect on mood. To get started on your journey towards growth, take the pre-test to explore your strengths and weakness in the areas of the topics outlined in the Journal. See the plan tracker to monitor your daily progress toward self-development for personal accountability. Journaling prompts will guide you as document your thoughts at each stage, and finally, take the post-test to identify your progress.

Creating a healthy mindset promotes positive self-growth. Join the expert Crystal Mullen-Johnson on your journey of self-awareness and self-discovery to become a healthier you by learning healthy coping, developing self-confidence, nurturing healthier relationships, and improving your mental well-being.


21 Day Journey to Strive for a Healthier You

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Mental Health Publications

Mental Health Awareness

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Surviving Sexual Abuse: Counselors on the lasting effects of trauma women face

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African American Men and Mental Health

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Mental Health Awareness Initiative Kickoff on May 18

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Stress Management

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Tackling Mental Health Stigmas in the Black Community

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Crystal Mullen-Johnson: What Everyone Should Know About Grief

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Kobe’s Death Triggered Grief For Many Who Lost Loved Ones


"Coronavirus isolation is the opportunity for self-care you've always wanted. And need."

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Back to School: The Mental Health Impact of COVID-19

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Suicide Awareness: How to Help Educate Kids

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7 Tips to Handle Loneliness During COVID-19 Pandemic

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Johnson: ‘Movember’: Promoting Men’s Health Issues

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How to Cope with Race-Based Stress

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Uncovering your Core Beliefs