Dr. Carmela Drake

(PhD, LPC-S, NCC)
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About Me

I am a Certified Adolescent Alcohol and Drug Professional (CAADP) and a Certified Compulsive Gambling Counselor, level III (ACGC-III) in the state of Alabama. I am a National Certified Counselor (NCC), and a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Alabama. I have worked in the field of addictions and mental health for over 20 years.

My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect and compassion. I provide a nonjudgmental zone and exercise the use of “person-first” language. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral and client-centered therapeutic approaches. I make use of motivational interviewing in most of my sessions, but am also well versed in other therapeutic styles of facilitating counseling sessions. My specialty area is co-occurring disorders with adolescents and young adults. I have since broadened my scope to focus on the mental health needs of student-athletes with emphasis on transitioning from high school competition to intercollegiate sports as well as the impact of transitioning to life after competition. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.
I am glad that you have taken the first step and look forward as you continue to move forward in your recovery/healing process.


Specialties

  • Addictions
  • Parenting issues
  • Anger management
  • Self esteem
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Stress, Anxiety , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Career difficulties , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Codependency , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Drug and Alcohol Addiction , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 20

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #3220 (Expires: 2023-07-31)


Reviews

Written by L.A. on Nov 13, 2021 after therapy with Carmela for 2 months

My daughter don’t take to too many people, but she really like Dr. Drake. She is really making a difference.