about Jenkins-richardson & associates

At Jenkins-Richardson & Associates, our practice is built upon a foundation of licensed therapists, each with a wide variety of specializations and extensive experience in the field of mental health counseling. We understand that embarking on this therapeutic journey requires a tailored approach, and we are here to provide you with the specialized expertise you need. We firmly believe that the therapeutic relationship is a critical factor in achieving successful therapy outcomes. Your comfort and trust in your counselor are paramount, and we are committed to helping you find the perfect match. Our team’s diversity in expertise ensures that you can connect with a counselor who aligns with your unique needs and goals. Thank you for choosing Jenkins-Richardson & Associates to guide you on this path of self-discovery and personal growth. To learn more about our dedicated team and their areas of expertise, please continue scrolling.

Meet Dr. Kim

Hi there! I’m Dr. Kim, and I’m here to help you discover and nurture your forever relationship. With nearly two decades of experience as a Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor, I’ve dedicated my practice to assisting adults and couples in finding lasting love and building meaningful connections.

I specialize in supporting individuals who face persistent challenges like anxiety and depression. I’m passionate about helping you break free from the grip of these issues, enabling you to live a fulfilled life full of happiness and contentment.

In addition to my work with couples, I also work with individuals who are on a quest to lead more meaningful and fulfilling lives. Whether you’re seeking to overcome anxiety, banish persistent negative thoughts, or simply find a sense of purpose and fulfillment, I’m here to guide you on your journey.

For couples who are struggling to communicate effectively or are looking to rekindle the spark in their relationships, I provide a safe and compassionate space to rebuild and enhance your connection with your partner. Together, we’ll work towards creating a loving and lasting relationship.

If you’re ready to commit to the journey of finding that special someone, cultivating a fulfilling, lifelong partnership, or seeking a more fulfilling life for yourself, I’m here to walk beside you every step of the way. The path to the love, connection, and fulfillment you desire is just a click or a phone call away. Let’s begin this empowering journey together.

Licenses/Certification & Education
  • Licensed Professional Counselor- Supervisor (Alabama)
  • National Certified Counselor (National Board for Certified Counselors)
  • Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) University of Alabama
  • Master of Science (Community & Agency Counseling) Jacksonville State University
  • Educational Specialist (Counselor Education) University of Alabama
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Counselor Education & Supervision ) University of Alabama

Meet Erin Guffey, MA, LPC, NCC

Erin Guffey is a highly experienced National Board-Certified Counselor and licensed professional counselor, holding a master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling from the University of Alabama. With nearly a decade of dedicated experience, she has become known for her exceptional ability to provide specialized care to individuals facing a wide range of mental health challenges.

Erin’s passion lies in guiding individuals through life’s unique complexities. Her expertise extends to several key areas, including helping individuals cope with the emotional and psychological challenges of infertility and navigating the transformative journey of postpartum life. Erin excels in providing trauma-informed care, offering a safe and supportive environment for those who have experienced traumatic events. She is also skilled at assisting individuals in navigating difficult family dynamics, fostering healthier relationships, and developing strong personal boundaries.

In addition, Erin specializes in offering valuable support to young adults going through developmental changes, helping them navigate life’s transitions and challenges with confidence and resilience. She is dedicated to providing effective strategies and coping mechanisms for those dealing with anxiety and depression, aiming to help individuals build resilience and find their path to emotional well-being. Erin’s therapeutic approach is centered around promoting genuine self-connection, healthy stress management, and the cultivation of a positive self-worth. She is committed to guiding individuals towards establishing goals and achieving positive transformations in their lives.

Beyond her professional life, Erin enjoys spending quality time with her family. Her personal interests include reading, culinary pursuits, and staying active while chasing after her two beloved dogs. Erin looks forward to supporting you on your journey towards a happier and healthier life.

Licenses/Certification & Education
  • Licensed Professional Counselor- (Alabama)
  • National Certified Counselor (National Board for Certified Counselors)
  • Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) University of Alabama
  • Master of Arts (Clinical Mental Health Counseling (University of Alabama)


Meet Dr. Millie Dawson-Hardy

Dr. Millie Dawson-Hardy brings a wealth of expertise in the realm of creative therapies to her counseling practice, specializing in working with children and adults. As a Licensed Professional Counselor with a master’s degree in art therapy, a registered play therapist, and extensive training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Dr. Millie is well-versed in harnessing the power of creative expression and evidence-based techniques to facilitate healing and growth in her clients.

In addition to her clinical work, Dr. Millie plays a vital role as a member of the Counselor Education faculty at the University of Alabama. Here, she not only imparts her knowledge to aspiring therapists but also serves as a source of inspiration for the next generation of counselors.

Dr. Millie’s dedication to her work with children and adults is evident in her approach. She leverages creative outlets such as art and play therapy, combined with EMDR, as dynamic means of communication, allowing her clients to explore their inner worlds, navigate challenges, and find their unique voices.

In a fast-paced and often chaotic world, Dr. Millie stands out as an encouraging and calming presence for her clients. Her commitment to fostering well-being and personal growth is unwavering, making her an invaluable asset to those she serves.”


Licenses/Certification & Education
  • Licensed Professional Counselor (Alabama)
  • Registered Play Therapist
  • Master Art Therapy
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Counselor Education & Supervision) Georgia State University

Meet Catherine Howell 

Hello, I am Catherine Howell, a dedicated Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker with a diverse background of work experiences, including humanitarian work in The Democratic Republic of Congo and serving as a Social Worker at the Tuscaloosa County Office of the Public Defender. With nearly a decade of experience, my passion lies in providing compassionate counseling to individuals facing various challenges in their lives.

Throughout my career, I have developed a strong expertise in working with late adolescents, young adults, and adults who are navigating critical life transitions. Life changes can be both exciting and daunting, and I am here to provide tailored support to individuals in these crucial stages of their journey. My experience extends to helping clients manage depression, anxiety, grief, and ADHD symptoms. I believe in an individualistic approach to treatment, recognizing that each person is unique and may require a personalized approach to their healing and growth. I understand that taking the first step towards seeking help can be intimidating, especially when you fear judgment or misunderstanding.

Whether you’re dealing with life transitions, depression, anxiety, grief, or ADHD, I offer a safe and non-judgmental space where you can begin your healing journey. With my extensive experience and expertise, I can assist you in finding the path to progress and well-being. Together, we can explore your unique therapeutic needs and develop a plan to help you achieve your goals. If you’re unsure where to start or what specific therapeutic support you need, please don’t hesitate to reach out. I am committed to meeting you where you are in your personal journey towards healing and change, empowering you to take the first step towards a brighter future.

Licenses/Certification & Education
  • Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (Alabama)
  • Bachelor of Arts (Psychology and Religious Studies) University of Alabama
  • Master of Arts (Holocaust and Genocide Studies) Stockton University
  • Master of Social Work (Social Work) University of Alabama

Meet Dr. Kelsey Wilson

Hi, I’m Dr. Kelsey Wilson. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Clinical Pastoral Counselor who is always learning and enjoys being a collaborator with human beings to help you find an alternative path or choose the best route to get your life back on track that aligns with your values to help reach your goals.

I welcome your spiritual and/or religious traditions in counseling. I have earned a Graduate Certification in Pastoral Counseling to ensure individuals seeking and receiving counseling services experience evidence-based religious and spiritual practices and culturally sensitive approaches that are scripturally correct that support your values and faith tradition to help with matters of faith and life to brighten your personal worldview.

I have nearly a decade of experience working with individuals, couples, and families. I have experience working with grief and loss, faith transitions, existential dilemmas, and spiritual and religious issues in counseling. I enjoy working with these issues because I have witnessed growth, can resonate with similar issues to facilitate your healing, and engulfed my entire career studying faith-based approaches in this path to integrate theology, religion, psychology, and spirituality in counseling to work with human beings. Are you ready to take your first step in counseling? I am here, waiting on your phone call.


Licenses/Certification & Education
  • Licensed Professional Counselor (Alabama)
  • Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) Stillman College
  • Master of Science (Counseling & Psychology) Alabama A&M University
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Counselor Education & Supervision) North Dakota State University
  • Graduate Certification (Pastoral Counseling) Liberty University

Meet Jessica Wilson, MA, ALC

Jessica Wilson is an Associate Licensed Counselor who enjoys working with children, adolescents, and adults from various backgrounds. She received a master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling from the University of Alabama.

Jessica has been a first responder since 2010 and thus has years of experience assisting crime victims. She has received training on trauma-informed care, to include EMDR and TF-CBT, and has developed a passion for working with trauma survivors. Jessica is also trained to conduct forensic interviews with children, adolescents, and vulnerable adults.

Other areas of practice and interest include working with individuals experiencing symptoms related to anxiety, stress, ADHD, difficulty setting boundaries, and depression. Jessica also has experience working with couples and is interested in working with first responders and their families. As your counselor, Jessica looks forward to walking alongside you throughout your journey toward meeting your mental health goals.

Licenses/Certification & Education
  • Associate Licensed Counselor (Alabama)



Meet Jessica Taggart 

Meet Jessica! She is JRACC’s Administrative Assistant and is the friendly voice that greets you when you call the office!  Jessica has nearly a decade of experience as an administrative assistant, working with CEO’s by coordinating meetings and scheduling events. Additionally, Jessica provides administrative support ensuring efficient operation of the office and supporting the JRACC staff through a variety of tasks related to organization and communication. Jessica is very enthusiastic and personable and is ready to help you when you call!

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