Lifecare Wellness Counseling
Lifecare Wellness Counseling is a Psychotherapy practice located in downtown Tuscaloosa, AL. We are committed to serving the people in our community. We are wholly open to accepting all individuals as well as their pursuit of wellness. We work persistently and intentionally to foster an environment conducive to emotional and social development which means it must also be a welcoming environment respectful of the diversity of backgrounds and appreciative of the richness in the variety of perspectives.
We Are Here to Help.
We’re here to help ease the fear of reaching out for help when you need it most. We are committed to serving as a collaborator and guide throughout your counseling journey while providing you with a confidential, nonjudgmental space to process and grow.
We offer individual, couples, group, and family counseling for a wide range of issues including anxiety/depression, mood disorders, ADD/ADHD, grief/loss, trauma, and relational conflict. Our services include eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), play therapy, art therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, computerized ADD/ADHD testing, and pediatric autism genetic testing.
Meet The Team
Darlene Terry, LICSW
Darlene attended the University of Alabama and received her degree in social work. She then began working in the Mental Health and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy field in 1993 and 1995 since receiving her MSW.
Darlene Terry spent the last 10 years working with the military to provide them with any assistance needed. Her passion is helping people feel better and helping people through the journey of getting their mental health and start their journey to feeling better.
Melissa Nippert, LPC-S
Working in the Mental Health and Substance Abuse counseling field since 2003 (2008 post-Masters), Melissa Nippert has years of counseling experience administering assessments, implementing specialized evidenced-based interventions, and coordinating community referrals as needed for children, adolescents, and adults with a variety of mental health, substance abuse, and social-emotional needs.
She has a strong passion for working with others to effectively and efficiently uncover core issues and discover strengths, work toward practical solutions and then celebrate breakthroughs.
Melissa earned both her bachelor's degree in Psychology and her Masters' Degree (Community Mental Health Counseling, with a Concentration in Marriage and Family Therapy) at the University of Alabama. She values an authentic, trusting, non-judgmental therapeutic relationship and provides an integrative approach unique to each individual, couple or family.
Crystal Redd, LPC
Crystal Redd is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor who focuses on assisting individuals with building a life of meaning and purpose. She received her master’s degree in counseling from Freed-Hardeman University in Henderson, TN. She has over 14 years of experience empowering clients to embrace their worth and utilize their strengths, values, talents, & interests to remove barriers that lie between them and their happiness.
She values providing a warm, safe, and compassionate space where people can find their paths to restoration and healing from trauma, depression disorders, anxiety disorders, addiction, and hardships. She implements evidence-based practices, such as CBT therapy, DBT, Person Centered, motivational interviewing, coping skills training, and Brief Solution Focused Therapy to equip clients with tools to maintain a greater quality of life.