Jason Peevy, M.A., LPC
Jason Peevy is a Licensed Professional Counselor. He received his M.A. in Agency/Community Counseling from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He also has a J.D. from University of Alabama School of Law and a B.A. in English from Auburn University. Jason presently practices individual, couples, and group therapy and his counseling experience includes working with people through relationship issues, struggles in family dynamics, vocational transition, anxiety, depression, addiction, trauma, sexual abuse, grief, and disabilities. He also has years of experience working with adolescents and this work includes time spent with parents communicating, listening, and helping them better understand their child's struggle during therapy.
Jason believes individuals are uniquely created to fill many different roles in their lives and that struggles often occur with the beginning of new roles (such as becoming a parent), the end of old roles (such as leaving a particular vocation) and the shift within roles (such as a child becoming his parent's caretaker). He also believes one of the keys to helping individuals in their struggles is helping them become more aware of the effect, often undetected, such transition can have. Jason approaches counseling with Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) techniques to give clients a better understanding of both the importance of life's roles and how the adjustment of unhealthy perceptions and thoughts triggered by life's events can lead to better mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being. Most importantly, Jason's faith as a Christian is the foundation of his practice, both in his belief that we were uniquely created for certain roles (Ephesians 2:10) and that the renewal of the mind leads us to His wisdom and peace (Romans 12:2).
Jason is a member of the American Counseling Association (and the International Association of Marriage and Family Counselors within the ACA) and Alabama Counseling Association. He was awarded with Outstanding Agency/Community Student of his Master's program at UAB in the year of his graduation.
Jason has been married to his wife Melinda for eleven years. They are the parents of two young sons and one of Jason's favorite things to do is to coach their basketball and baseball teams. Jason, Melinda, and their two sons attend a local church, where he serves as an Elder.