Our Therapists

Dr. Julie Lindner, EdD, LPC, NCC

Executive Director

Dr. Julie

 Dr. Lindner earned her Doctor of Education in Counseling Psychology degree from Argosy University Salt Lake City and also holds a Master of Science (M.S.), Mental Health Counseling/Counselor degree from the University of Phoenix. She is currently licensed as a Licensed Professional Counselor. She specializes in children, adolescents and adults and provides individual, group and family therapy.

Dr. Lindner is a veteran of the US Air Force and has a special interest in working with the military community. She has extensive training and experience in the treatment of trauma, attachment issues, autistic spectrum and behavioral disorders. In addition, Dr. Lindner has experience in the area of substance abuse and dual–diagnosis, as well as depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorders.

Her military experience has allowed her to work with individuals from very diverse backgrounds, which is why she understands that each individual is unique and does her best to modify each intervention to meet the individual needs of her clients. She has a passion to help others, as evident by her life of service. She believes that people heal when they feel safe. It is her hope to make each patient feel safe, valued and heard in an environment void of any judgement.

Dr. Lindner understands that when we can heal and feel better, we have a greater opportunity to feel more balanced, become better individuals, better parents, and better partners. Her approach is to treat everyone with respect and compassion; to help them gain the insight that they need to heal emotionally and feel secure and confident.

Associate Licensed Counselors (ALC)

Chris Allison, MA, ALC

Chris Allison

Chris is an associate licensed counselor in Alabama under the supervision of Jay Byham, LPC-S. He has been practicing professionally since 2021 in a teen treatment program and with a private agency. He has seen a variety of clientele, to include men and women, couples, teens, and adults. He specializes in seeing men and boys and has a passion to help reduce the stigma of men receiving counseling.

Chris grew up in a missionary family in Kenya where he lived until his college years. He met his wife in college and together they have nine children. He and his family worked as missionaries in Cambodia for 10 years where he began to develop an interest in counseling. After receiving his own counseling, he began to pursue this and eventually graduated from Capella University in 2021 with a Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Despite his Christian upbringing, Chris does not push his beliefs on his clients in any way and will help you move towards a better life for you - whatever that means.

He has a very personal approach to counseling and believes that the biggest factor in successful counseling is the connection between therapist and client. He primarily uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, but takes an eclectic approach that uses differing skills and tools as needed. You will find a safe place to talk with Chris, without judgment or advice. He looks forward to helping you achieve your goals.

Emily Jackson, MA, ALC, NCC


Hi, I'm Emily, and I am an Associate Licensed Counselor (ALC) under the supervision of Heather Lawson, MS, LPC-S, NCC. Brené Brown once said, "Connection is why we're here; it is what gives purpose and meaning to our lives." In counseling with me, you will be guided towards self-discovery, growth, and lasting change. It's essential to me that you feel fully seen and understood as we work together. Your well-being is my top priority, and I'm dedicated to maintaining a strong and supportive bond as we navigate your path forward. Described by clients and colleagues as warm, accepting, and deeply connected, my counseling style aims to cultivate an atmosphere of closeness and trust.

I often incorporate Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) into our sessions to improve the mind-body connection and aid in processing distressing memories, facilitating healing from within. I also apply person-centered, solution-focused, and strength-based approaches to empower you on your path to healing and resilience.

During our sessions, you will be encouraged to freely discuss or process whatever you feel is important at that moment. Together, we'll face challenges and celebrate victories, cultivating a connection that promotes comfort and strength. You are deserving of compassionate, evidence-based treatment, and I'd be honored to be a part of your journey!

Amberly Melendez, MA, ALC


Hello, I am Amberly! An Associate Licensed Counselor (under the supervision of Pamela Tippit LPC-S). I’d like you to know that you do not have to navigate life’s challenges alone. Through therapy, we will discuss where you are, where you’d like to be, and develop the behaviors needed to get there.

It’s natural to feel anxiety or nervousness about beginning or continuing therapy, but creating a space for you to work through life’s challenges in a comfortable and judgment-free space is my primary focus for each of our sessions.

Everyone walks a unique path in life. Similarly, you deserve a therapeutic approach tailored to your specific needs and life circumstances. Through therapy, we will explore your past and current life experiences on a journey of healing. Your past experiences do not have to define who you are or what your future holds.

Our therapy sessions will focus on a holistic approach, as day-to-day issues are often symptoms of deeper-rooted problems. Through an evidence-based, client-centered, and solution focused approach we will develop tools needed to manage the ups and downs that life can present.

Adrianna Young, MS, ALC, NCC


Adrianna Young earned her Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of North Alabama. She is currently licensed as an Associate Licensed Counselor (ALC) and is under the supervision of Heather Lawson, MS, LPC-S, NCC.  Adrianna has been working in the field of mental health since 2019 and has a background in Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) where she worked with children with autism. Currently, she specializes in working with children, adolescents, and young adults.   Adrianna has worked with individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, ADHD, and OCD, as well as those with autism and eating disorders. She strives to cultivate an environment where clients feel comfortable, cared for, and understood. She believes in taking a client-centered and solutions-focused approach to counseling, but also employs techniques from a variety of treatment modalities, including CBT, DBT, Mindfulness, and Gestalt. Ultimately, Adrianna believes that every client is different and deserves an individualized approach to counseling. She also recognizes that mental health is impacted by all the different aspects of our lives and seeks a holistic approach that integrates these other domains in a realistic and balanced way.     Adrianna is a lover of all things board game related and frequently integrates board games and card games into her sessions. In her free time, she can be found playing Dungeons and Dragons with her friends, practicing aerial yoga, or rock climbing. She also thoroughly enjoys playing video games, reading books by her favorite authors, and going on walks with her husband and their two dogs.

Graduate Level Clinicians (CIT)

Rachel Lee, Counselor in Training


Rachel is a master's level counseling student with Adler University studying to obtain a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She also holds dual undergraduate degrees in Psychology and Spanish Language & Literature from the University of Alabama, though she never quite got the hang of verb conjugations. Her graduate program has focused heavily on social issues and how they impact clients. As such, Rachel has a special interest and experience in working with individuals from underrepresented communities such as LGBTQ+, BIPOC, immigrant, and disabled communities among others.

Throughout her educational journey, Rachel has had the benefit of a variety of bachelor's level experience in the mental health field, including substance abuse, domestic violence, trauma, and severe mental illness (SMI). Her research interests focus on these areas with clients from adolescence to adulthood. She believes that unconditional positive regard, a warm therapeutic relationship, and acceptance are key in helping a client to heal.


Dylan Gray, Office Manager

Hi! My name is Dylan Gray, and I am the office manager here at Transpire Life Counseling, LLC. I will be the main person you will reach when calling to ask questions or schedule an appointment. I am currently in the process of attaining my MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Walden University, and I plan on becoming a counselor myself.

While I have only been working the front desk at Transpire Life Counseling since October 2023, I am very familiar with the practice, since it was my internship site when I was a bachelor's level psychology and sociology student at UAH. I look forward to assisting you! You can reach me by calling our office at (256) 529-4673, or email us at [email protected].