Ashley L. Shivers ME.d, LPC, NCC

Ashley Shivers was born and raised in Douglasville, Georgia. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Business from The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) and a Master of Education in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from The University of Montevallo.

Ashley has over five years of experience in counseling in various settings. She has worked with individuals of all ages including children, teens, and adults. She provides a unique approach to life’s challenges using dialectical behavioral therapy, solution focused techniques, motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy, with a person-centered perspective. 

She is passionate about providing services to the community. She provides a place of safety and encouragement while approaching therapy with an unconditional positive regard. She specializes in helping others manage daily stress, depression, anxiety, self-harm, and substance use by helping create a place of peace. 

She is motivated by others as well as by her two year old daughter. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, hiking, doing yoga, reading, spending time with family and friends, and helping the community.  

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Crystal Roskam was born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama.  She earned her Bachelor of Science in Communication Studies and Master of Education in Couples & Family Counseling from the University of Montevallo.  

Crystal has over 10 years of professional experience in higher education and over 2 years of counseling experience.  She has worked with individuals of all ages and covered a variety of mental health needs.

Crystal is passionate about making mental health services more accessible to children and families.  Recent events have brought the mental health needs of children to the forefront of our minds.  Children and families are seeking mental health services now more than ever.  Together with Strive, Crystal is bringing Play Therapy tools and practices to the Birmingham community.

Crystal uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Child-Centered Play Therapy, and Solution Focused Counseling techniques.  Each of these practices help clients with a variety of mental health needs.

In her free time, Crystal enjoys cooking, baking, traveling, spending time with her fiancé’, and everything Disney related.  

Crystal is excited about working with you, contact her to schedule a therapy session. Call (205) 721-9893, and dial extension 104.



Espy Sanchez is currently a student at the University of Montevallo and will be graduating at the end of this coming fall with her BS in Psychology. 

Some of her most distinctive characteristics include her fluency in both English and Spanish,  her current status as a collegiate student athlete, and  her passion towards the field of counseling and mental health. 

Espy enjoys playing soccer, spending time with her loved ones, and going to the beach. 

She is most excited to be with Strive and serve the community.