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Our Therapists:


Since 2001, I’ve helped my clients break through the obstacles that seem to be holding them back in life. Life's too short to be unhappy, unsure, or unfulfilled. I am here to help my clients achieve a more positive outlook on life, and provide them with all the tools necessary to get them there. Let me help you learn and develop better ways to handle the issues that are standing in the way of your goals.

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Every year, millions of Americans face anxiety, depression, trauma, substance use and other mental illnesses without seeking help from a professional. Are you where you want to be in your life? Has it turned out to be what you want it to be? Let’s figure out why together and get you headed in the right direction. You don’t have to face this alone, there is a "we" in wellness for a reason. I can help you identify and address the obstacles that negatively impact your life.


In November 2016, I helped form a non-profit that advocates for those impacted by the disease of addiction. The mission of Not One More Alabama, Inc. is to empower people that have been paralyzed by the stigma of mental illness and addiction. I believe that family involvement is key to long-term recovery so working with patients and their families has been my specialty.



We are located in downtown Huntsville, at the corner of Madison St. and Lowe Ave - just blocks away from Huntsville Hospital


Do you feel like you're reliving the same day over and over again - just like Bill Murray in Groundhog Day? Have you tried to break free and do something different with your life only to fall back into the same ol' routine? Are you and your partner experiencing a discrepancy in desire? Do you experience shame relating to your sexual behaviors? You're not alone, and the good news is you can start making changes to create the life you want - today. Not sure how to do that? That's where I come in.


I've counseled people struggling with sexual issues, addictions, and compulsive behaviors for many years. With compassion and understanding, I've helped them cope with past traumas. I'll help you ask the right questions, explore past experiences that continue to affect you, and together we'll create a roadmap that will help you get to where you want to go.


You deserve a positive change in your life and you are capable of making it happen. Let me help you become the person you were meant to be.


If you (or your family) are struggling with grief or trauma, or if you just need support to navigate life's complicated daily challenges, I'm here to help. I will strengthen and empower you so you can navigate your
current crisis. Everyone experiences grief and trauma in their own way, and I will give you the tools to go through the process in a way that is healthy for you and your family. Your journey with therapy will be unique, and we will work together so you receive counseling based on your strengths and goals, and you will learn
to make choices that will help you become more self-sufficient and accountable. I use an eclectic approach to therapy with a strong foundation in CBT and Reality Focused Therapy.


I am available for appointments on Fridays and Saturdays. I accept most BlueCross/BlueShield and United HealthCare/Optum insurance plans.

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I am passionate about working with the LGBTQQIAA+ population both as a therapist and social justice advocate. I am familiar with WPATH standards of care and the challenges being transgender or gender expansive in your expression. I am a kink aware professional as well as a poly- and ACE-friendly counselor willing and able to work with individuals and/or couples to help promote healthy communication and manage conflict in interpersonal relationships. 

I believe that my role as a counselor is characterized by compassion, understanding and validation while challenging individuals to look deep within themselves in order to gain new insight and make changes to their thoughts and behaviors so that they may live healthy, balanced lives. My goal is not to give you advice or tell you what to do but instead to help guide you along the journey to discovering your own answers and developing healthy coping strategies to manage any challenges that come your way.


It’s okay to want to create the best version of yourself, but also not getting so entangled in outlining and dreaming about that future self that you miss out on learning and understanding the extraordinary person you are today. The real person you are today will be the stepping stones used to create the ideal self you imagine for your future. This belief is the starting point of your growth process. Therapy can be the starting point in your growth process. My goal is to help you understand that process.

In my clinical orientation, I apply an eclectic approach to therapy based on the individual and unique needs of the client. However, I have a deeper orientation and inclination to the humanistic and wellness perspectives with an emphasis on self-concept. My strengths are focused around issues of self-esteem, anxiety, stress, and related emotional issues.

My aim is to assist you with discovering and implementing those tools needed to sustain you in your unique process to become your best self through empathy, validation, and perseverance. Together, I believe, we can discover the fundamental elements of your story and turn them into the best real performance of your life.


Valannda Hazzard, MS, ALC is under the supervision of Liz Howell, M.Ed, LPC-S

She is currently Out of Network for insurances and her private pay fee is $65-75/hour.

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