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: Depressive Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Bipolar Disorders,  Anger, Marital Conflict, Adjustment Disorders, Psychosocial Stress, Trauma Disorders, and/or ADHD. Please contact Strive Counseling Services for other questions and  information about other mental health symptoms and help for all ages. 

Strive offers Telemedicine Behavioral Health Services, contact Strive to learn more about Telemedicine. 

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.

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Birmingham Business Journal's Women to Watch 2020

Mental Health Publications

Mental Health Awareness

Birmingham Times

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

CEO/Founder of Strive  Counseling Services is featured in Birmingham Times story on "Surviving Sexual Abuse: Counselors on the last effects of trauma women face."

Birmingham Times

African American Men and Mental Health

Strive Counseling Services CEO/Founder  discuss race based stress.

Birmingham Times

Mental Health Awareness Initiative Kickoff on May 18

CEO/Founder of Strive Counseling Services discuss partnership with the Mayor's Office Department of Youth Services and her passion raising awareness in the community to reduce stigma.

Birmingham Times

Stress Management

Strive Counseling Services CEO and Founder was featured in a special story in Birmingham Times discussing Stress Management. 

"Stress dominates our lives if we don’t develop healthy coping mechanisms. Stress can have a detrimental impact on our mental and physical health and it’s important to understand how to counteract stress to live a healthier life." 

Birmingham Times

Tackling Mental Health Stigmas in the Black Community

Strive Counseling Services CEO/Founder is featured in a story discussing,"Tackling Mental Health Stigmas in the Black Community." She discuss the importance of making mental health a priority in our community.

Birmingham Times

Crystal Mullen-Johnson: What Everyone Should Know About Grief

Strive Counseling Services CEO/Founder shares her experience with grief as well as strategies for coping with grief and understanding the grief process.

Birmingham Times

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

Strive Counseling Services CEO/Founder is featured in a special story discussing secondary traumatic stress (STS), which is the emotional distress that results when an individual hears about the firsthand traumatic experiences of another person.


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

CEO/Founder of Strive Counseling Services interviewed with columnist,Roy S. Johnson on how to cope during the Cornoavirus crisis.

Birmingham Times

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

Strive Counseling Services CEO/Founder is featured in Birmingham Times story on the the mental health impact of COVID-19.

Birmingham Times

Suicide Awareness: How to Help Educate Kids

CEO/Founder of Strive Counseling Services shares the importance of having open dialogue about suicidal behavior.

Birmingham Times

7 Tips to Handle Loneliness During COVID-19 Pandemic

Strive Counseling CEO/Founder is featured in a Birmingham Times story on how to cope with loneliness during the
COVID-19 Pandemic.

Birmingham Times

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

Strive Counseling Services CEO/Founder is featured in Birmingham Times story promoting Men's Health Issues.

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National Association of Social Workers (NASW)

How to Cope with Race-Based Stress

Strive Counseling Services CEO/Founder discuss race based stress. 

Birmingham Times

Uncovering your Core Beliefs

Did you know that your core beliefs are ingrained thoughts that influence your perception of self, others, and the external world?


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2024 3rd Avenue North, Suite 312 Birmingham AL United States 35203



(205) 721-9893


(205) 377-8057

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"Our real blessings appear to us in the shape of pains, losses, and dissappointments, but let us have patience and we soon shall see them in their proper figures."

 -Joseph Addison


Opening Hours

Mon: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Tue:  9:00am - 6:00pm
Wed: 9:00am - 6:00pm
Thu:  9:00am - 5:00pm
Fri:    9:00am - 12:00pm
Sat:   9:00am - 12:00pm


Lisa Engelhardt

"You are constantly becoming. Honor all that you have been, all that you are, all that you will be.