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. 


Mental Health Support Group Registration

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Register June, 10, 2022

$120 for 6 weeks

Starting on June 14th there will be a new Mental Health Support Group being offered for teens. 

This Small Group is designed to aid individuals who want help managing stress, grief, and/or anxiety. Participants will be aided in the use of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Distress Tolerance Skills. Individuals will learn to manage distress in a healthy way. This is helpful for situations where an individual might not be able to control a situation, but they need to manage their own response. Each participant will be asked to sign a confidentiality agreement.


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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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.