My name is Virginia Bradshaw Archer. But, please call me Ginny. I have been providing counseling services for over 30 years.
I received a Bachelors of Science Degree in Business Management from Auburn University in 1987. In 1990, I received a Masters in Counseling from Auburn University at Montgomery. In 1993, I became a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Alabama. I am a supervisor for other therapists pursuing licensure in the state of Alabama.
I am married to a United Methodist Pastor. We have been married for 28 years and we have two grown children. Currently we share our home with a sweet dog and an assertive cat.
Here is a brief overview of my career:
I started my counseling career in 1990 at Russell Corporation’s Employee Assistance Services and worked there for six years. In 1993, I was licensed by the state of Alabama (Licensed Professional Counselor.) As I told you before, my husband is a United Methodist pastor; therefore, we have moved several times during my career as a counselor. In all the locations we have lived, I have maintained a part-time private practice since 1996. While living in Cherokee County, I provided forensic interviews, evaluations, and counseling for child sexual abuse victims at a Children’s Advocacy Center. I was also a contract worker providing counseling services for at-risk K-8 graders in the Cherokee County School System. In Sylacauga, Cheaha Mental Health Center (CMHC) hired me as a child and adolescent therapist. Soon after being hired, I started working with adults and as CMHC’s treatment plan reviewer. Also, I have had other work that is not in a clinical setting.
I was a missionary in Kenya, Africa, from 2005-2008. Upon our return to the US, I directed and built from the ground up a federally funded Retired & Senior Volunteer Program geared toward military veterans. This RSVP was the only one like it in the country.
Currently, I have a full-time private practice, and I have locations in Alexander City, Sylacauga, and online. I hope to expand into the Birmingham area very soon.
As you can see, my clinical work is expansive and varied, please give me a call, and we will see if I am a good fit to be your new counselor.