ANJULI R. THOMPSON
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor. I am also on track to soon complete my Registered Play Therapist (RPT) credential through direct contact hours and continuing education.
I Graduated from Jacksonville State University in 2011 with a Master of Science in Community Agency Counseling. My main research involved family therapy as well as posttraumatic stress and first responders. I worked within the court system for a period of nine years as both a Court Clerk and Judicial Assistant. Learning the ins and outs of the Court not only assisted me in developing an extensive network within the judicial system but also in understanding court procedures. In 2015, I began contract work with a local agency and primarily worked with the Medicaid population (18 and under). I thrived in working with complex developmental trauma and family systems.
EMBRACE, SAFETY, STORM, LIGHT, HOUSE.
A note from Anjuli: I view mental health on a grey scale. I don’t see in black or white… I feel that it is important to EMBRACE integrative techniques as well as theoretical eclecticism. One size DOES NOT fit all. I utilize a holistic approach, to all aspects within the mental health field and work to tailor professional services to the personal needs of each Client. I believe in the power of the therapeutic alliance in developing SAFETY and control within the STORMS experienced by each Client. Counseling is all about education, internal exploration, and creating new neural networks outside of the normal patterns that have been created in our lives. As your trauma stewardship, I work to assist you in practicing self preservation as you work through reconnecting your body, mind, and spirit. Let me be your LIGHT.
Currently, my primary areas of clinical interest include Complex Developmental Trauma, PTSD, Sexual Abuse, Interpersonal Neurobiology, Interactive Play Therapy, Sandtray Therapy, Attachment, Filial Therapy, and Narrative Therapy. This is always changing as I continuously immerse myself in learning environments to stay up-to-date on the most current treatment modalities.
I am also a Wife and Mother. I enjoy meaningful conversation and continuously work on myself to ensure that I can provide a space to hold the painful experiences that weigh heavy on your life. I enjoy public speaking and teaching about subjects that spark passion inside of me. Some of my passions not only include trauma but law enforcement and their families. As the founder and President of FOP Auxiliary 4, I created this 501(c)8 organization to promote support for active and retired law enforcement as well as immediate family members. The Auxiliary’s primary focus is to be an advocate for law enforcement in and around the Calhoun, County, Alabama area and was first established in 2011. A group of dedicated spouses of local law enforcement donate countless hours to speak in favor of their husbands as human beings. A collective effort of creativity and passion helps our group continue to promote our cause during May Police Week activities and throughout the year.