Meet Alexis Sapp - owner and operator of ACA Counseling.
Her mission is to empower children, teens and their families to overcome personal obstacles and improve their quality of life. She is passionate about the impact of counseling during the childhood and adolescent years. Using clinically significant and evidenced-based therapeutic interventions, Alexis has served children and teens in Central Alabama for over a decade. She has a fervent belief that children today face a unique set of challenges and obstacles. As a mother, she can relate to the daily struggles of parents and children. Alexis strives to maintain a practice that guides families through both the challenging and rewarding times in life.
Meet your counselor, Elizabeth Gross.
Elizabeth is Licensed Professional (LPC), a Registered Play Therapist (RPT), and a Nationally Board Certified Counselor (NBCC). She is a proud graduate of the University of Montevallo, where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Art and a Master’s degree in Couples, Marriage and Family Counseling. Elizabeth utilizes her art background to inform her counseling practice in creative ways. Throughout her career, Elizabeth has worked with diverse individuals, young adults, and families coping with anxiety, depression, grief, and substance abuse. Additionally, she is trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Child-Parent Relational Therapy.
Elizabeth has a deep passion for children and families affected by trauma; she enjoys working with these individuals to celebrate strengths, repair attachment bonds, and to increase overall well-being. Elizabeth specializes in play therapy with children ages 3-12, and believes in the powerful benefits of play to build self-esteem, process feelings and experiences, and promote healthy development.
Meet your counselor, Laura Doyle
Laura is an Associate Licensed Counselor (ALC) and is a graduate of the University of Alabama, where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. After completing her Bachelor’s degree, she furthered her education and received a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Throughout her career, Laura has had many years of experience counseling children who struggle with anxiety and depression, as well as leading small groups for children helping them learn to process experienced trauma. Laura has worked with individuals of all ages and diversities, including those who have special needs, such as autism, Downs Syndrome, dyslexia, and other learning differences. She enjoys working from a client-centered approach to meet the specific needs of each individual. Laura is a mother of two, and understands that when a child struggles, the whole family is affected. Because of this, she is passionate about providing therapy that will promote individual growth and healing, while supporting the family unit as a whole.