Individual counseling for anxiety and depression.
ACT therapy: Proven effective. More than just talk.

Kathryn, founder of Empower Counseling, has been featured in:

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Are you…



In a constant state of worry or self-doubt?

We are here to help.

Empower Counseling & Coaching offers you more than traditional therapy.

Imagine feeling hopeful about your life

What if you could stop running from your thoughts?

What if you had clarity and confidence?

What if you felt free to move toward the life you want?

Acceptance Commitment Therapy

Our counselors are trained in using Acceptance Commitment Therapy.

ACT is a unique model of counseling and coaching based on mindfulness and values that sets you up for complete wellbeing. It DOES relieve symptoms of anxiety and depression, but the aim of ACT is so much greater than that. Through ACT, not only do you become “un-stuck”, you also learn exactly what direction you want to take in your life, and the actions that will get you there.

ACT maximizes human potential, leading to a rich, meaningful life.

What if you could stop running from your thoughts? What if you had clarity and confidence? What if you felt free to move toward the life you want?

Counseling in Birmingham, Alabama that Works

Scientifically Proven ACT Treatment
Your Wants, Needs, & Values
Advanced Trained Compassionate Therapist


Empower Counseling & Coaching specializes in using Acceptance Commitment Therapy for the following:

  • Anxiety (Generalized, Social, Performance, Panic Attacks)
  • Depression
  • Difficult Life Transitions – High School to College, College to Work, New Career, Other Significant Loss or Change
  • Teen, College Student, Young Adult, & Professionals Counseling
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction Counseling
  • Internet Addiction Counseling
  • Purpose & Productivity Coaching


Business Hours by Appointment

9:00 am – 6:00 pm  Monday
9:00 am – 6:00 pm  Tuesday
9:00 am -8:00 pm  Wednesday
9:00 am – 6:00 pm  Thursday
10:00 am – 7:00 pm  Friday
10:00 am – 5:00 pm  Saturday


Kathryn, of Empower Counseling, has helped guide me through several difficult times in my life. For 19 years I had been talking care of my children and my parents. Recently, my oldest child went off to college and my youngest began driving. I was struck with the reality that I had been caring for others so long that I had lost much of my self along the way. Who was I? What did I want? What was I going to do? I had huge spaces to fill in my life but I was held back by fear of failure and feeling like I had no control. Kathryn understood me. She helped me stop listening to the negative voice in my head. She helped me discover what I wanted my life to be about. I am no longer scared, waiting on life to happen to me! I am purposeful and in charge. Everything in my life is better because I VALUE myself and my purpose. If I could tell you one thing it would be that you don’t have to struggle on your own anymore. Kathryn can guide you to your most wonderful life!

— M.

Contact Empower

To request a 10 minute consultation, an appointment with one of our counselors, or to ask a question, please complete the secure and confidential form below.