Looking for individual therapy or counseling for your child? This local org offers services without a wait


You’ll find a welcoming staff and friendly environment at Glenwood. (Nathan Watson / Bham Now)

So many children are facing mental health challenges in the wake of the pandemic, and if you’re a parent who’s been looking for support, you know how hard it can be to find. Luckily, Glenwood in Avondale offers testing, diagnostics and individual therapies for children ages 5-19—with no wait. Read on to learn more about how your family can get the support it needs. 

About Glenwood

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Richard Fallin, Director of Outpatient Services + Paul Agostini, Vice President of Education & ABA Services. (Nathan Watson / Bham Now)

You may have heard about Glenwood—a nonprofit that serves children, adolescents and adults with autism and other behavioral health needs in Alabama. But did you know Glenwood also offers outpatient services specifically for children ages five and up? 

Located on Glenwood’s Avondale campus, this unique place provides everything your family needs, from assessment and individual therapy to education and support. 

Whether you suspect your child your child has autism, ADHD, a mood disorder or other mental health disorder, this is one of the top places in the area to seek help. Read on to learn five reasons Glenwood stands out.

1. It has a long history of excellence

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Glenwood’s outpatient services can be found in Avondale. (Glenwood)

Helping Glenwood meet the needs of children and their families across Birmingham and the state is Richard Fallin, Director of Outpatient Services. While he may be new to Glenwood, he brings more than 18 years of mental health experience to the role. He is also no stranger to the long history of good Glenwood has provided for so many.

“Anyone who has worked at any mental health center in the state knows Glenwood’s name. Glenwood is known for its excellence in client care.”

Richard Fallin, Director of Outpatient Services, Glenwood

2. It offers an extensive list of individual therapies

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Glenwood offers a variety of individual therapies to children and teens ages 5-19.

From anxiety and depression to ADHD and mood disorders, there are many reasons children may need individual therapy and counseling.

According to nationwide statistics, five out of 10 students will be diagnosed with a mental health disorder. Of those, only 50% seek or receive services. This percentage increases in underserved populations with two out of 10 students not receiving services. 

At Glenwood, qualified counselors assess and treat a broad scope of mental health needs. Some therapies offered include:

  • Cognitive behavior therapy
  • Emotion regulation strategies
  • Trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Social skills
  • ADHD
  • And more
Play therapy room at Glenwood’s Avondale campus. (Nathan Watson / Bham Now)

“Families typically recognize symptoms, so when they come to us, we put those symptoms together in a way that makes sense to them.”

Richard Fallin, Director of Outpatient Services, Glenwood

Learn about even more outpatient services available at Glenwood.

3. They cater to each individual child + family

A happy waiting room helps kids feel at ease. (Nathan Watson / Bham Now)

Words like “testing” and “mental health disorder” can easily cause stress and worry for parents. When you visit Glenwood’s Avondale campus, you’ll be met by friendly staff and an inviting atmosphere. Your child will also be treated as an individual, whether your child is five, 10 or 19.

“Our providers do well with children of all ages. Everyone’s an individual. They all have their own goals, their own unique style and personality.”

Richard Fallin, Director of Outpatient Services, Glenwood
Play therapy is a great way to diagnose + treat young children. (Nathan Watson / Bham Now)

One thing that stood out to me is that Glenwood offers play therapy for younger children, which allows them to draw, create a craft or play games during a testing or therapy session.

“Play therapy is a great way to get a child comfortable enough so they will tell their story. As counselors, we are storytellers and story listeners. We help you navigate your story.”

Richard Fallin, Director of Outpatient Services, Glenwood

To learn more, call 205.939.1088 or email intake@glenwood.org.

4. Its staff goes above + beyond

Richard Fallin, Genneice Palmer + Paul Agnosti. (Nathan Watson / Bham Now)

As parents, we know nothing is ever perfect and sometimes we hit barriers we never saw coming. Another way Glenwood stands out is its willingness to do whatever it takes to meet the needs of families.

“Families often face barriers when seeking help. But Glenwood is willing to go above and beyond to meet the needs of families.”

Richard Fallin, Director of Outpatient Services, Glenwood

In need of services, but don’t live near Glenwood’s Avondale campus? No worries! You can still receive testing, diagnostics and referrals to a specialist near you. 

5. There’s NO wait to receive the help you need!

Glenwood is a welcome place for families. (Nathan Watson / Bham Now)

Yes, you read that right. There is no wait to receive outpatient services at Glenwood. If your child is in need of individual therapy and counseling, you can receive immediate access to the help you need.

To receive individual therapy and other outpatient services from Glenwood, here are some things to know:

  • Your child must be 5-19 years old
  • Your child must meet diagnostic criteria for a mental health disorder
  • Glenwood takes most major insurances + medicaid

To learn more about Glenwood and get started on your families specialized care, visit their website, call 205.939.1088 or email intake@glenwood.org.

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