Tina Sumpter, MA, ALC
Under the supervision of
Richard L. Yoakum, MS, LPC-S
My desire as a counselor is to provide a safe, non-judgmental place for individuals, couples, and groups to address whatever concerns they encounter as they navigate their unique journeys through life. This could involve treating anxiety, panic, or depression. Often it involves working through relationships in families such as marriage and parent-child relationships, but also friendships, dating, or even the workplace. Whether facing relational or individual matters, I help clients with issues of communication, conflict resolution, trust, intimacy, or forgiveness. Other concerns I have experience in treating include spiritual concerns, grief, trauma and abuse, anger, identity, self-esteem, and shame. Currently, I am also developing my work with offenders, former-offenders, and their families as they face the challenges and joys of re-entry.
I prefer the Cognitive Behavioral approach to counseling, but I weave other approaches into the work as it becomes clear what would be most helpful for helping each individual client reach his or her goals. This could include interventions from such perspectives as Family Systems, Mindfulness, and biblical integration.
My name is Tina Sumpter, and I am an Associate Licensed Counselor who is passionate about serving the people of the Birmingham area. I received my Master's degree in Professional Counseling from Liberty University and have enjoyed helping young adult clients at Samford University Counseling Services. At Impact Family Counseling, I have also treasured the opportunity to offer outpatient therapy services to clients of a wide range of ages, ethnicities, socioeconomic status, personal strengths, and challenges.
I have fond memories of growing up in the beautiful hills of West Virginia. I had the privilege of enjoying the sounds of whippoorwills and flowing streams and the smells of fresh cut grass and lilac bushes – all from the swing on my front porch. For 25 years now, however, I have basked in the many sights, sounds, tastes, and smells of the South here in the Birmingham area. My husband and I have a very fulfilling and active life together as we raise our three teenaged boys and one sweet little daughter we adopted in China on a very special day in 2006. We are an energetic family with lots of football games, soccer games, and musical performances. In my free time I enjoy reading, playing the harp, teaching Bible studies, serving in anti-human trafficking and prison ministries, weekly date nights with my husband, and having coffee with friends.