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About Us

Trussville Family Counseling exists as an extension of First Baptist Church Trussville, offering help in marital counseling, grief counseling, play therapy (for children), and general mental health.


Our Counselors:

Terry Mashburn 

Brenda Mashburn



Stephen Long is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Counselor Supervisor specializing in individual, couples and family therapy.  He maintains a private practice in Trussville, AL.

With more than 20 years experience as a mental health therapist, and as a graduate of the University of Montevallo and UAB specializing in Cognitive Behavioral and Brief Solution focused therapy, he is currently serving as private practitioner working with a broad spectrum of clients.

Stephen is an interactive, solution-focused therapist. His therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges.  He integrates complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a personalized approach tailored to each client. With compassion and understanding, he works with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing.

 

Nikki O'Dell  is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker.  She began her career as a therapist more than 15 years ago and since that time has enjoyed working with women, adolescents, and children.  Nikki is passionate about working with clients to improve their ability to balance their thoughts, feelings and actions.  She enjoys the therapeutic process and has a desire to see her clients thriving in their lives and relationships.  Nikki is inspired by the resilience of her clients and enjoys supporting them as they grow in their ability to handle their circumstances.  Nikki has specialized training in Trauma Focus Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and experience working with clients who are struggling with grief, depression, anxiety, ADHD, trauma, relational conflict, poor stress management, coping with a parent's divorce, poor academic performance, poor self-esteem/insecurities and mood disorders.  Nikki enjoys doing play therapy with children and has a particular passion for working with adolescent girls as they learn to find balance in their lives.

Nikki's goal in the therapeutic process is to help the client gain a better understanding of their circumstances, empower them to control the things they can, deal effectively with their emotions which in turn, will help alter ineffective behaviors.  

 

Donna Marsh is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Counselor Supervisor, whose career has spanned over 20 years, working with clients who have depression, anxiety, grief, life stressors and medical crises.  She has accentuated her training on working with all populations from those with severe mental illness to those who want to make  changes in their lives, and children with ADHD, ODD, and other behavioral issues, as well as military service members who suffer with PTSD, deployment stressors and family life adjustments.

She is a solution-focused therapist whereby taking each situation to establish goal-oriented, realistic outcomes for her clients.  Robert Frost’s poem “The Road Not Taken” describes her role in her life as well as her career.  Opportunities are revealed and yet meeting her clients on the path  “less traveled by” not only can be more difficult, but also have the most rewarding and beautiful  outcomes.  Grief, death, divorce and family illness may leave an emptiness that makes simple tasks seem daunting, hence her additional education in grief therapy and mentoring. 

Donna is also a registered Play Therapist who has worked with children and parents in medical crises, divorce, grief, and coping mechanisms for an ever-changing home life.  Over two decades of utilizing her education, consistent training and established experiences allow her to be a true asset as a friend, counselor and mentor. 

Terry Mashburn        205-276-2419

Brenda Mashburn    205-422-4697

Stephen  Long           205-800-8381

Nikki O'Dell                618-406-6640

Donna Marsh            205-253-5055

 

First Baptist Church Trussville

 

 

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