I Need.... Counseling
Katie Reese, M.Ed., LPC, NCC
Director of Counseling & Support Groups
Katie Reese (she/her) is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and the Director of Counseling and Support Groups at the Magic City Wellness Center (MCWC) and Birmingham AIDS Outreach (BAO). An avid reader and writer, she earned a bachelor's degree in English at UAB. After working in communications/marketing positions at the St. Clair County Emergency Management Agency, the Birmingham Zoo, and Red Mountain Theatre Company, Katie decided to pursue a master's degree in Counseling (Couples and Family Therapy) at the University of Montevallo, where she served as the Publisher of the Chi Chapter of the Chi Sigma Iota Honor Society. After completing graduate internships with the University of Montevallo's Counseling Services and MCWC and earning her master's degree in May 2016, Katie was thrilled to officially join the MCWC team as the Director of Counseling and Support Groups. Katie is a member of the American Counseling Association (ACA), the Alabama Counseling Association (ALCA), and the Association for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues in Counseling of Alabama (ALGBTICAL).
Katie provides individual, couples, and family counseling and facilitates support groups at MCWC and BAO. Her goal is to provide a safe, affirming environment in which individuals have the freedom to explore their thoughts, feelings, and experiences as they work to become their healthiest and most authentic selves. Katie works within an eclectic, humanistic, solution-focused, family systems framework to effectively meet the individual needs of her clients.
*This project was supported by Subgrant #18-VA-VS-017 awarded by the Law Enforcement Traffic Safety Division of ADECA and the U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this publication/program/exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice or grant-making component.
NATIONAL SUICIDE PREVENTION LIFELINE: DIAL 988 or call 1-800-273-8255
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline launches new 3-digit number: 988 has been designated as the new three-digit dialing code that will route callers to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.
When people call, text, or chat 988, they will be connected to trained counselors that are part of the existing National Suicide Prevention Lifeline network. These trained counselors will listen, understand how their problems are affecting them, provide support, and connect them to resources if necessary.
The current Lifeline phone number (1-800-273-8255) will always remain available to people in emotional distress or suicidal crisis, even after 988 is launched nationally.