Compassion in every session


Welcome to Affordable Counseling Therapy (ACT) – a place of solace and support where every life's challenges find understanding and guidance. We recognize that life can sometimes present us with overwhelming obstacles, and during those moments, we're here for you. While discussing your feelings with loved ones can provide comfort, there are times when the expertise of a skilled professional counselor becomes essential. For more than five decades, ACT has been a beacon of hope, offering a diverse range of professional services catering to individuals from preschool to late adulthood. Our services encompass individual therapy, marriage guidance, family support, and assistance with overcoming addictions. At ACT, your well-being is our priority, and our team of experienced counselors is here to walk this journey with you, helping you find your way towards healing and growth.

At Affordable Counseling Therapy,
we offer professional counseling
on a sliding scale, ensuring access for everyone

200 Century Park South, Suite 116, Birmingham, AL 35226
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Confidentiality and HIPAA Compliance are high priorities at ACT
" Our great staff strives to help clients
Learn more about the work our professional counselors offer. "
Laura Dunson, M.A.
Executive Director
Respect & Compassion

Our Services


At Affordable Counseling Therapy, every client is carefully matched with a dedicated therapist according to their needs and preference, drawing from a diverse range of expertise and approaches to foster recovery, mental health, and overall well-being.  


In our Life Coaching program, we ensure that every client is partnered with a skilled life coach. These coaches play a pivotal role in guiding clients to hone essential life skills, fostering unwavering accountability, and adeptly navigating various facets of life. Through steadfast guidance and uplifting motivation, our coaches stand by our clients’ sides as they stride confidently towards their aspirations. 

in case of emergency

In the event of a mental health emergency, please reach out to 911 or contact the Crisis Center at 205-323-7777. 

Self-knowledge is crucial because it empowers individuals to understand their own emotions, motivations, strengths and limitations leading to better decision-making, improved relationships, and personal growth.

Therapy can provide effective strategies and techniques to help individuals manage and reduce stress, enhancing their overall well-being and coping skills.

For those who prefer to see a counselor in-person, we offer very comfortable and private offices at a convenient, central location.  

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Online therapy offers the convenience of accessing professional mental health support from the comfort of one’s own space, eliminating geographical barriers and providing greater flexibility in scheduling


Our mission is to
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Affordable Counseling Therapy (ACT) is committed to serving our community through face-to-face and telehealth counseling for families and individuals that cannot otherwise afford such services.  ACT provides professional counseling support in areas of, but not limited to stress, anger, relationships, addictions, finances and other emotional issues.  Our goal is to return to the community a mentally healthy, and well-adjusted family, or individual.   


Our therapists are
Professional, Caring and Responsive
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ACT has been serving members of our community for over 50 years