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.