Jo Ann Huddleston, LPC, D.Min.

Jo Ann Huddleston, LPC, LCSW, D.Min, grew up in the small town of Butler, in West Alabama.  She graduated from the University of West Alabama, and then earned an M.A. in Education and A.A. in Counseling from the University of Alabama.  Jo Ann has more “letters after her name” than any other clinician at our practice.  She is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC), National Certified School Counselor (NCSC), Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Licensed Psychometrist, and Certified Trauma Counselor.  Jo Ann recently retired from Vestavia Hills (AL) High School, where she was a guidance counselor for 31 years (the last 6 also as Coordinator of Guidance and Counseling Services for the entire school system).  She was selected as Alabama High School Counselor of the Year in 2004.  Jo Ann led the VHHS Counseling Program to be the only one in the state to earn the RAVE (Recognition, Accountability, Verification, Excellence) Award in 2005 and 2006.

In her latest educational venture, Jo Ann has graduated from the Birmingham Theological Seminary with a Doctorate of Ministry in Biblical Counseling.  Jo Ann is married to Preston Huddleston; they have two children and six grandchildren.

Mrs. Huddleston evaluates and treats issues and problems such as:

  • School problems
  • ADHD across the life-span
  • Anxiety and panic attacks
  • Depression and other Mood Disorders
  • Behavior problems
  • Relationship and communication problems
  • Problems with assertiveness and boundary setting
  • Trauma issues
  • Grief issues
  • Anger management problems
  • Stress management
  • Career exploration and counseling
  • Spiritual issues and Christian counseling

Mrs. Huddleston has special training in:

  • Study skills training
  • Test-taking techniques and preparation (ACT, SAT, and others)
  • College placement
  • ADHD and ADHD-related skills training (i.e., training in organization, attention tracking and enhancement, time management, short-term memory enhancement, AD/HD-tailored social skills training)
  • Disruptive behavior disorders
  • Management of anxiety and panic attacks
  • Trauma and crisis management
  • Working through grief

Dr. Huddleston accepts these insurances (call ahead for verification about your specific plan):

  • Aetna
  • American Behavioral EAP/Managed Care
  • Behavioral Health Services (BHS)
  • Cigna
  • Magellan EAP
  • Medicare
  • Medicaid
  • MHCA (Blue Choice Network)
  • Tricare
  • UBH/UHC
  • Beacon/ValueOptions