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Comprehensive Counseling Solutions
TONY WATKINS, LMFT   
SALENA BLACKBURN POTTER, PHD
Offices in Arab  Al • 256-541-2385
FAX-256.673.2076

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ABOUT TONY


SPIRITUAL GUIDANCE
Tony Watkins is a licensed Marriage and Family therapist and an ordained minister with theological training.  As a therapist, Tony uses the insights and principals of spirituality, theology and modern behavioral sciences in working with individuals, couples, families, and congregations to achieve wholeness and health.   

Tony has the knowledge and personal understanding of God to integrate the spiritual and emotional concerns of life, also known as Pastoral Counseling. Tony fully respects the desire of those who do not wish to integrate the spiritual aspect of life in their counseling. Tony works with each individual to understand the specific needs and goals for counseling in order to ensure he/she receives the very best that Tony has to provide as a therapist.




Tony Watkins, LMFT provides counseling services to children, adolescents, adults, families, couples and congregations. He believes that the mental and emotional health is best understood when spiritual, physical and emotional needs are addressed in counseling. 

THERAPY & COUNSELING SERVICES
Whether you are an individual, newly engaged, in a long-term relationship, dealing with issues with your children, or looking to improve communication within your congregation, Comprehensive Counseling Center can guide you in the process of building stronger connections, repairing emotional injuries and improving  communications among members of your “family.”

As an Emotionally Focused Therapist (EFT) Tony works with families and couples to help them understand the negative interactive cycle that keeps the family/couple from being able to communicate effectively and trust each other with his/her unmet emotional and physical needs.

Tony has specialized clinical training in working with children with behavioral problems, adolescents with substance abuse and co-occurring disorders, adolescents and adults with mood disorders, families and couples experiencing relationship distress and individuals with thoughts of suicide. (See THERAPY SPECIALTIES)
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ABOUT SALENA







Salena Potter, PhD, strives to provide custom tailored therapy for each individual, couple, and family.  Her primary treatment is founded on a systemic framework in which she takes into account all “systems” (social, familial, religious, educational, medical) that play a role in the client’s life.

Salena uses several counseling models depending upon the needs & goals of each client including Emotionally Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Positive Psychology, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (Mindfulness), Play Therapy, Discernment counseling, and Emotionally Focused Family Therapy.

Salena is known for her compassionate honesty, enthusiasm, and encouraging spirit.  She seeks to create an environment which provides a sense of safety for clients as they explore and address the issues which prevent them from living a fulfilled and joyful life.families and couples experiencing relationship distress and individuals with thoughts of suicide. (See THERAPY SPECIALTIES)

Offering pre-marital counseling for newly engaged couples
Couples and relationship counseling
Supporting parents of toddlers, young children, tweens, and adolescents

THERAPY SPECIALTIES

Tony Watkins is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and ordained pastor
Tony Watkins is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and ordained pastor
Tony has been providing pastoral counseling since 1996 and counseling services as a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist since 2002.  Tony has been trained in a wide variety of counseling styles and evidence-based therapeutic interventions.  Tony will work collaboratively with the client(s) to determine the most effective therapeutic intervention to use to create desired change for the individual or family.


Tony has specialized training or certification in the following areas of treatment:

  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Marital Counseling (Emotionally Focused Counseling)
  • Trauma-Related Issues
  • DBT 
  • Behavior Change
  • Alcohol & Other Drugs (for adults and adolescents)
  • Childhood & Adolescence Conduct Disorders
  • Parent-Child Intervention Therapy
  • Assessing, Managing & Treating Persons at Risk of Suicide
  • Brain Spotting Therapy
Rev. Tony Watkins
LMFT License No. 343
has experience
as a pastor since 1996
and as a therapist since 2002 working with: 

Individuals
Adolescents
Children
Couples
Families
Congregations 

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THERAPY SPECIALTIES


 

Salena has experience working with single mothers, couples on the brink of divorce, couples struggling with infidelity, individuals suffering from abuse-related PTSD, blended families, families of children with special needs, and those suffering from the following mental health issues:

Depression
Anxiety
Bereavement
BiPolar disorder
Anger
Adjustment disorder
Alcohol use disorder
Eating disorders
Oppositional defiant disorder
Obsessive-Compulsive disorder
& More.



Salena Blackburn Potter, PhD

Marriage & Family Therapy Associate AL License # 177

 
Emotionally focused support for tweens, teens, and adolescents
Childhood & Adolescence Conduct Disorders
Build effective communication and trust in your relationship
Assessing, Managing & Treating Persons at Risk of Suicide

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE-TONY

Private Practice
Comprehensive Counseling Solutions
April 2016 - Present

Training Coordinator for Kentucky Initiative for Zero Suicides
January 2017 - Present

Master Trainer
Applied Suicide Interventions Skills Training (ASIST)

National Trainer 
Assessing and Managing Suicide Risk (AMSR)

Certified Trainer
Question, Persuide, Refer (GPR)

Mental Health Professional Training
Interactive CE Training
2013 - Present

Private Practice
Center for Marriage and Family Therapy, Huntsville, Al. 
May 2014 - Present 

Military Family LIfe Counselor
Redstone Arsenal, Huntsville, Al. 
May 2014 - April 2016

Pastoral Counselor 
United Counseling, 1300 Meridian Street North, Suite 28, Huntsville Al.
May 2013 - May 2014

Rural Services Coordinator 
NorthKey Community Care, 155 W. Seminary St., Owenton, Ky
May 2008 - April 2013

Pastor
Monterey Baptist Church, 44 High Street, Monterey, Ky. 
June 1996-April 2012

In-Home Family Services
Holly Hill Family Connections, 1400 Gloria Terrell Drive, Suite H., Wilder, Ky
May 2012 - April 2013

School-Based Therapist
NorthKey Community Care, 155 W. Seminary St., Owenton, Ky
December 2005-May 2008

Member,  Board of Licensure for Marriage and Family Therapists
Ky Board of Licensure for Marriage and Family Therapists, 911 Leawood Dr., Frankfort, Ky. 
July 2004-April 2013

Private Practice Therapist
Compass Counseling Center, 15 Old Sweet Owen Road, Owenton, Ky.
July 2002-April 2013



EDUCATION

MA Marriage and Family Therapy
2002    Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary    Louisville, KY

BS Christian Ministries
    1999    Campbellsville University    Campbellsville, KY





PROFESSIONAL LICENSURE & ORGANIZATIONAL INVOLVEMENT

State of Alabama Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
 (LMFT License Number 343)

Member 
Alabama Association of Marriage and Family Therapist (AAMFT)

Clinical Fellow 
American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy, 2004-present

Presidential Membership
American Association of Christian Counselors

Member
American Association of Suicidology (AAS)








CLINICAL SUPERVISION


Clinical Supervisor
AAMFT approved supervisor #98940

Clinical Supervisor
Alabama Board of Examiners in Marriage and Family Therapy Approved


 Clinically-trained in childhood and adolescent conduct disorders and behavior change
Improve communication within your congregation
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OFFICE LOCATION:     
34 N. Main Street, Suite 102, Arab, Alabama, 35016

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        Call 256.541.2385
        Fax-256.673.2076
        By Appointment Only
        http://www.therapistlocator.net/member?802662
        Tony offers morning, afternoon, evening hours
        Salena offers morning and afternoon hours

AVAILABILITY:
        Tony and Salena accept new clients and are able to schedule within a week. 
        We will gladly return calls for messages left at 256.541.2385 

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PAYMENT ACCEPTED:
Cash, check, credit card (Visa, Mastercard, American Express & Discover), and through private insurance, if available.








 


34 N. Main Street, Suite 102, Arab, AL., 35016


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