JoAnn Huddleston, D.Min., LPC, NCC, NCSC

Jo Ann Huddleston grew up in the small town of Butler, in West Alabama. She graduated from the University of West Alabama, 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), Nationally Certified School Counselor (NCSC), Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), and Certified Trauma Counselor. Jo Ann retired from Vestavia Hills (AL) High School, where she was a guidance counselor for 31 years (the last 6 also Coordinator of Guidance and Counseling Services for the entire school system). She was selected as Alabama High School Counselor of the Year. Jo Ann led the VHHS Counseling Program to be the only one in the state to earn the RAVE (Recognition, Accountability, Verification, Excellence) Award for two consecutive years.

Jo Ann graduated from the Birmingham Theological Seminary with a Doctor of Ministry in Biblical Counseling and has taken additional courses in the School of Theology, Samford University. Jo Ann is married to Preston Huddleston; they have two children and six grandchildren.

Jo Ann evaluates and treats issues and problems such as:

  • School problems
  • AD/HD, across the lifespan
  • 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

Jo Ann has special training in:

  • Christian marriage counseling
  • Study Skills Training
  • AD/HD and AD/HD-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