D. Jeffrey McClendon, MS ALC NCC
Under the Supervision of Jay Byham LPC-S
Associate Licensed Counselor
I am a seasoned therapist at Vallis Mental Health, specializing in helping patients with their mental health concerns, including:
Life or career transitions
Although I work primarily with individuals, I can organize group counseling sessions as well. I graduated from Auburn University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management, and obtained my Master of Science Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Capella University. Under the supervision of Jay Byham, LPC-S, I am an Associate Licensed Counselor (ALC) in Alabama and a National Certified Counselor (NCC) with the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC).
While I use a variety of approaches in working with individual patients, I primarily approach the counseling relationship from an Existential and Person-centered point-of-view. I encourage patients to practice self-examination and self-knowledge, using compassion, empathy, humor, and a bit of philosophy. In this environment, patients can feel both challenged and comfortable as they work through difficult life situations, troubling thought patterns and habits, and emotions. I want my patients to feel secure, important, and cared for.
Licensed by the Alabama Board of Examiners in Counseling (ALC)
Certified by the National Board of Certified Counselors (NCC)
Certified by the Alabama Department of Human Resources in Adult Abuse Mandated Reporters Training (AAMRT)
Certified by the Alabama Department of Human Resources in Child Abuse Mandated Reporters Training (CAMRT)
Member of the Alabama Counseling Association (ALCA)