Behavioral Science, Powered by God’s Word

About Still Waters

In Hebrew, the words for ‘still waters’ appear in Psalm 23:2 as ‘Mai Menochot’, meaning literally, ‘restful waters.’  Our Shepherd wants to lead us all to a place of rest, a place of trust, a place of confidence, a place where you rely on Him and focus on Him without anything that will distract you. 

Mental health issues are real, common and treatable. Recovery is possible.  Still Waters brings help and hope to WDJC listeners through licensed, professional Christian counseling offered in person or online.  Life can be hard. We may feel overwhelmed, worried, or low on hope. God loves you and wants to meet you in that place of hurting. Still Waters uses the very best tools in behavioral science combined with God’s holy Word to help rediscover who we are and the path we were made to take. 


Why Therapy? Bible + Science

Scripture and science agree that our minds can be a battlefield. Struggling or needing help does not make you a “bad Christian.” Over time we can develop faulty thought patterns, unhealthy mental habits, and unsound beliefs.  We may need help to become grounded in the Truth that, “We are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.” (Ephesians 2:10). No one else can do what God made you specifically to do. Still Waters wants to help you rediscover the person you were made to be. Romans 8 verse 31 reminds us that “God is for us” and verse 37 tells us that we are more than conquerors! Battles in our mind, our body, our relationships, our circumstances will occur in this world. With proven therapeutic strategies that work and with God on our team we can go forward in confidence and with overflowing hope. When we discover the ways our thoughts and behaviors undermine our progress, we can move toward health and away from habit.  


Still Waters accepts insurance and it’s likely that your health insurance will cover payment for your services in full or in part. We strongly recommend that you familiarize yourself with your insurance policy’s benefits. We are happy to check the specifics of your policy.

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No Judgement or Shame

It’s okay to not be okay. You are not a let down to God. In fact, He wants to minister to you through your hurt. Beverly Ward and the compassionate team at Still Waters Counseling understands how difficult it can be to ask for help. Every call is answered by a live person who is ready to assist WDJC listeners with appointments and prayer, without judgement or shame. When you submit the form below, Chelsea, our Practice Manager, will personally reach out to assist you.

Christian Team Ready to serve

Hi, I’m Beverly. I’m glad that you've made your way to this page in your search for solutions. I know that God has them for you and that you're not alone. Life’s problems, including mental health issues, are real, common, and treatable. Recovery is possible. If you’re feeling overwhelmed, worried, low on hope, or discouraged; If you’re being tossed about by your thoughts and emotions; If you’re struggling to take the next step and don’t see a clear path forward, don’t give up. Good therapy coupled with God’s Grace can transform hard places and roadblocks into circumstances that can be addressed and moved through and beyond. You can grow and flourish. You can live your best life. No matter what you’re facing, there is a way forward. You’re not the one person who has to stay stuck. There is help and hope for YOU! I'm honored to provide a safe, caring and professional environment for you to tell your personal story. I value this trust and listen intently to understand and help you feel seen and heard. Our sessions are a powerful combination of the best behavioral science tools available and, if you desire it, the incomparable Sword of the Spirit (God's Word). Since entering the mental health field in 1994, I’ve served on professional counseling boards and presented at professional conferences. I’ve designed multiple therapeutic intervention programs for K-12 schools and have written grants to fund them. At UAB I’ve served on the Master’s in Counseling program admissions committee, co-taught master’s level counseling classes, helped develop the Community Counseling Clinic, presented at continuing education events for other LPCs, and obtained certification as a Psychometrist (practitioner in psychological testing). I have some formal biblical education through Birmingham Theological Seminary and Dallas Theological Seminary. I'm currently pursuing advanced certification in Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) at the internationally acclaimed Beck Institute in Philadelphia. I’m a mental health blogger and speaker. I’m a member of the Christian Association for Psychological Studies and am on Alabama‘s leadership team for Moms in Prayer International. I will always go the extra mile to keep learning and serving because I know God has a good plan for you and that good therapy can help you step into it. As a seasoned therapist, I’ve worked with people from all walks of life facing all kinds of troubles. It has been my great privilege to witness hearts mended, minds healed, and relationships restored. In my own life, God has restored joy and purpose from pain. I’d be so honored to help you find that as well.
Beverly Ward
Still Waters Counseling Founder, Therapist

Chelsea keeps everything running smoothly at Still Waters Counseling. Chelsea has a heart of gold and will take great care of you. She is always happy to talk with you.
Chelsea is married to Brian Jordan and they have five children. She spends her free time serving her family and the Lord. Chelsea serves in her church and volunteers for Darkness to Light helping educate people for the prevention of child abuse.
Chelsea Jordan
Practice Manager
Hello! I am Sandra. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of Alabama. I graduated with a Master of Science with my degree in Marriage, Family, and Child Counseling from California State University over twenty years ago. I hold an Advanced Alcohol and Drug Certification along with my Marriage and Family Therapist license. I have worked with clients struggling with a wide range of concerns, including stress and anxiety, grief, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, and addictions. Whether you are looking for a Therapist for a short-term issue or long-term "unraveling" of past issues, I have a myriad of evidence-based techniques and treatments in my toolkit. Regardless of the approach we take, you will find me Person-Centered. The Therapeutic alliance between me as the Therapist and you as the client must be one of trust and empathy in order for us to do our best work. I welcome the opportunity to work with you as an individual or to come beside couples and families as they walk through the issues of life. I have a Doctorate of Ministry in Pastoral Counseling from Liberty University. My education, professional and personal experiences have provided me with insight and understanding to work with a variety of issues. Let's talk about what is bothering you- Anxiety/Stress, Grief, Depression, Addictions, Self Esteem, Family or Parenting Issues, Relationships, Career Difficulties, and life choices.
Sandra Bruno
I am so glad you made it to my page today as you are deciding who to choose for your therapist. I would like to share with you a little about me and my approach. I have a passion for helping those in need find their inner strength and resilience. We all have it within us to find solutions to our problems; sometimes we just need some guidance. Are you at the point where you're saying "I just need to try harder" or "I used to be able to" is just not working? I offer an integrative, client-centered approach to counseling. Our work together will be collaborative in nature. Just one small step is all it takes to begin the process of change. If you are struggling, reach out to me and we will begin the process together. Building a strong therapeutic relationship may be the bridge between who you are now and who your are yet to become. I work with a variety of issues including, but not limited to, depression, anxiety, stress, grief, trauma, mood disorders, OCD, panic disorder, and women's issues. Whatever is going on, let's explore together!!! In addition to standard techniques in counseling, I believe there is much to say about including God on your journey of recovery. Those seeking therapy typically do so with some sort of faith that their life can be better. As a Christian counselor, I seek to integrate psychology and spirituality in the counseling process. I am a lifelong Christian with some training in pastoral counseling through Liberty University. With God on your side, anything in life is possible. I would be honored to make that journey with you.
Rebecca Shaughnessy

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