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Adam Calvert - Ed.S., LPC-S, CSAT-S

Adam is a Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor and a Certified Sexual Addiction Therapist and Supervisor (CSAT-S)*. He received his M.A. and Ed.S in Agency Counseling from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He also has a B.S. degree in Marketing from Jacksonville State University and a M.S. in Public Relations from the University of Southern Mississippi. He has served on several professional boards in the mental health profession. Adam has over 20-years’ experience in the counseling field. He works with those affected by sexual addiction and compulsivity. The therapy involves individual counseling, group therapy and family counseling. He also works with couples to restore intimacy in their marriage. In addition, Adam counsels adults and teenagers dealing with sexual/pornography issues, depression, anxiety, grief, anger, trauma, and abuse. He also facilitates workshops and intensives on sexual addiction, restoring intimacy within a coupleship, parenting and other related topics. He and his wife, Mandy, are the parents of two sons and are members of a local church.

Michelle Jennings - LPC, CSAT

Michelle finished her Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at the University of Alabama and has a B.S. in Nursing from Auburn University. She is an ASAT (Associate Sexual Addictions Therapist) under the supervision of Adam Calvert. Michelle has been trained in Brainspotting (Phase 1 & 2, Master Class, and Brainspotting and Addictions).

Michelle has a passion for working with those who have experienced betrayal trauma, sexual addiction, substance abuse, and families affected by addiction. In addition, she works with people struggling with anxiety, boundaries, codependency, self-esteem and core beliefs. Michelle’s desire is to help people discover who they were created to be and live life to the fullest. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and her three dogs.

Emily Walker, ALC

Emily graduated from Covenant Theological Seminary in 2017 with a Masters in Counseling. She is currently pursuing licensure in the state of Alabama. Over the last 4 years, Emily has worked with teens in a school context. Through this experience, as well as having kids of her own, she has developed a heart for walking with adolescents and adults through the broken parts of life. She considers her clients to be of the bravest people that she knows acknowledging that asking for help takes a lot of courage. Counting it a privilege to partner with hurting individuals wrestling with the complexities of life, Emily longs to create a safe space for people from a variety of ages to find acceptance and encouragement in taking the steps to pursue change, growth, and healing. She meets with clients of all ages and stages of life and is passionate about offering hope to adolescents and adults who struggle with anxiety, OCD tendencies, perfectionism, depression, grief, broken relationships, and challenging life transitions.

Amber Chesser, ALC

Amber graduated with a M.A. in Clinical Mental Health from Liberty University.  She received her B.S. in Early Childhood Education from the University of Alabama.  Amber has worked with the student ministry of her home church First Baptist Trussville for over ten years and counseled students at Samford University during her internship.  Counseling has been an important part of Amber and her family’s lives through the years.  Her passion for meeting people where they are and guiding them through life’s challenges is what lead her to a career in counseling.  Amber provides a safe place for clients to grow by using integrated therapy and implementing evidence-based approaches specific to each client’s needs.  Amber works with pre-teens, teens, young adults, women, couples and offers premarital counseling as a certified SYMBIS™ facilitator.  She helps clients struggling with anxiety, depression, grief, boundaries, relationship goals, core beliefs, co-dependency and self-esteem.  Amber seeks to help each client feel heard and valued while equipping them with tools to reach their goals.  She believes in working with the client on a holistic level making sure to incorporate their psychological, social and spiritual needs while providing hope and encouragement.

Amber is married to her husband and they have two children.  In her spare time, Amber enjoys traveling, drinking coffee, camping and spending time with family & friends.

Walker Edmondson, ALC

Walker is passionate about seeing people find the freedom and mental well being that God has for them. After experiencing the benefits of going through his own journey with therapy as a child and as an adult, Walker has experienced years of wholeness that has allowed his heart to be mended in ways he could not have imagined, and he wants to use his story and experience to help others experience a life that is marked by mental health and well being. Walker is also a Brainspotting Practitioner. Here is a link to learn more about Brainspotting.

After years as a youth and college pastor, Walker felt called to transition to help people through counseling. He finished his Masters at Liberty University, and is now an ALC. He draws on his large amount of pastoral counseling experience and academic training to help people find the freedom that they have been looking for. He works with adults, teens and couples dealing with sexual/pornography issues, substance abuse, depression, anxiety, grief, anger, relationship issues and trauma.  Walker is married and they had a son in November 2022.

Brad Brown, ALC, MDiv, CSAT-Candidate

Brad is a Certified Sexual Addictions Therapist Candidate, a Brainspotting Practitioner, a Prepare/Enrich Facilitator and has completed level one training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy. He also spent a year training at Birmingham Recovery Center, an outpatient drug and alcohol treatment program. He holds an MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Indiana Wesleyan University, an MDiv from Beeson Divinity School, and a B.A in communication from Auburn University where he also minored in psychology. Before entering the counseling field he spent 12 years working with adults, couples, families, teenagers and college students in the context of the local church.

Brad desires to create a safe space for clients and to offer compassion and curiosity in their journey toward wholeness. Brad has a particular interest in counseling adults and teenagers dealing with sexual/pornography issues, substance abuse, depression, anxiety, grief, anger, relationship issues and trauma.

He enjoys strong coffee, reading psychology, playing the drums, and golfing. He and his wife have a newborn daughter and a high-maintenance mini golden doodle named Oxford. They are members at a local church where Brad is on the Pastoral Staff.

Michael Hoye, ALC

Michael is an Intern who graduated from Troy University with a Master’s in Clinical Mental Heath Counseling. He is being supervised by Adam Calvert, LPC. Michael developed a passion for counseling and helping others through his many life experiences and through life-changing individual counseling he has experienced over the years. Michael works with both individuals and couples at the Mountain Brook office or online who seek therapy for trauma, attachment disorders, relationship issues, grief, depression and anxiety. He is also working to complete a military and first responder certification from Troy University. Michael desires to build strong relationships with his clients and to walk with them through life struggles to reach a fulfilled life.

Michael enjoys spending time with friends and family, mountain biking, lacrosse, and has an obsession for college and professional sports. He is also an active member at a local church in Birmingham.  

Ella Walker, LMSW - Coming Soon!

Ella is a Licensed Master of Social Work. She spent a year training at Alabama Baptist Children’s Home, a foster care and adoption agency in Birmingham, AL. She also spent a year training at Birmingham Recovery Center, an outpatient drug and alcohol treatment program. She holds an M.A. in Social Work from Samford University, as well as a B.A. in Human Development and Family Science from Samford University. 


Ella has a passion for working with children ages 3-10 who have experienced difficulties within their life. This passion began at a young age, as she grew up as the oldest of five children. She helps children struggling with behavior issues, grief and loss, anxiety, self-esteem, adoption, and life transitions. She desires to provide a safe space for children to play in her playroom in order to give them space to ‘play out’ experiences and feelings. Play therapy fosters emotional wellness, enhances social relationships, increases personal strengths, and facilitates communication. Ella longs for play therapy to empower her clients toward growth and maturity as they express themselves through the magic of play. She desires for individuals, no matter what their age, to have a safe place that provides healing. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with friends, doing Crossfit, and playing with kids. 


Mandy Calvert - Office Manager, Career Direct Consultant and Life Coach

Mandy is the Business Manager for Calvert + Associates. Previously, she was the V.P. of Accounting for her family’s business, Mauk Advertising Specialties, Inc. Now Mandy is a certified Life Coach and has been trained as a Career Direct Consultant. She offers an assessment to help others find direction as they pursue their career dreams or potentially making a change in their career. 

For more information about Career Direct check out this link: Ever since being a College Recruiter for Judson College, she has had a passion to work with high school students as they make plans for their future. As a Life Coach, Mandy walks beside students and their parents as they make decisions about life after high school. It is a big adjustment and there is more to it than just choosing the right college or career.