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 We are excited and saddened to announce that Brenda has retired from her practice.  We want to thank her for her years of service to the practice, our church and our community.  We wish her nothing but the best for the future.



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.

Rolling into his 26th year working in some form 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, Stephen 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 more than 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.

Donna 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.

Kristin Penuel is an Associate Licensed Counselor in Trussville, Alabama, just outside of Birmingham. She has a bachelors in psychology from Regent University in Virginia and a masters in counseling from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She has advanced training in couples therapy, premarital counseling, and families.

Kristin practices at Trussville Family Counseling under the supervision of Donna Marsh, LPC-S. We are located on the campus of First Baptist Church Trussville, just off Highway 11. Kristin also meets with clients virtually via Zoom.

Kristin provides clients with a safe, confidential, and judgment-free space to explore ideas, talk through issues, and find solutions. She also helps couples and families reestablish peace and happiness in their homes. Kristin and her family live in Trussville, and she is truly invested in the people of this community.

Terry Mashburn 205-276-2419

Stephen Long 205-800-8381

Nikki O'Dell 618-406-6640

Donna Marsh 205-253-5055

Kristin Penuel 205-718-7100

First Baptist Church Trussville

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