• We Want to Help You

    We work with a wide range of emotional and behavioral issues providing services that span from therapy for depression and grief counseling to parenting support, life coaching and beyond. In a comfortable and supportive atmosphere, we offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each of our clients individual needs to help attain the personal growth they're striving for.

    Through evaluation, therapy and personalized interventions, we strive to help people achieve success in their everyday lives. Whether you’re looking for extra support and guidance through a challenging situation or you’re just ready to move in a new direction in your life, we look forward to working with you!


    Our mission is to "Empower People and Enrich Lives" through counseling, mental health and psychological services to every person in need in Jefferson County, Shelby County and surrounding areas.


    Our vision is to be a leading provider in Alabama by providing Professional Clinical Counseling and Psychological Services to every person in need in Jefferson County, Shelby County and surrounding areas.

    Core Values

    We value each person we serve as someone who has great worth and purpose in life.
    We value a gentle, and honest approach with every person we serve.
    We value the highest of quality care and professionalism to those we serve.
    We value a team perspective in the care we give to those we serve.

  • J.R. Moore & Associates accepts all major insurance and Medicaid.

  • Who We Are

    High Quality

    Providing high-quality individual counseling, child therapy, family counseling, couples therapy, group therapy, and psychological testing/evaluations.

    Our Team

    Our team is dedicated to providing high quality mental health services with a focus on holistic health and well-being.

    Innovative Services

    Our innovative and responsive services help heal and support children, adults, and families in crisis

    Community Service

    We provide community-based services that are tailored to meet your specific needs with the belief that everyone can lead a more fulfilling and intentional life.


    Our agency works as a liaison with outside mental health agencies to facilitate the clients mental health needs. We will collaborate with a multi-disciplinary team, which may include psychiatrist, medical professionals, DHR caseworker, school agents, parents, family members, foster parents and any other necessary team members.

  • Services

    Our community-based counseling services are geared toward assisting communities, small businesses, local hospitals, local churches, schools, colleges, and universities. We provide professional counseling and psychological services, seminars, workshops, and educational classes on topics such as conflict resolution, verbal de-escalation, assertiveness training, diversity training, time management, team building, parenting, and crisis management.


    We provide clients with a full psychological evaluation to assess client’s psychological needs. It is a set of assessment procedures administered by a licensed psychologist to obtain information about a client's learning, behavior, or mental health. The Psychological Evaluations help develop behavioral or instructional plans for clients, to identify significant mental health concerns. The evaluation reports the purpose, process, limitations, results, and recommendations resulting from the evaluation.


    J.R. Moore & Associates provides counseling and other psychological services, including Individual Therapy, Family Therapy, Group Therapy, and Behavior Management services. These services can be provided In-Home as needed or in the office. J.R. Moore & Associates also has offices in various locations throughout the Jefferson County Metropolitan area to conduct counseling services.


    We currently offer parenting training and seminars on an array of different topics. Topics are selected based on the needs of the school or agency. Sessions are designed to help parents establish a better relationship with their child by learning how to deal with their child’s out of control behaviors at home.

    Areas addressed are:
    Behavior Modification Techniques; Understanding ADD/ADHD Parenting Strategies; Coping Strategies; Conflict Resolution Skills;Identifying Bullying; Effective Communication Skills


    We have a Certified Behavioral Specialist on staff to provide every school and agency with the support it needs to deal with student behaviors. We address areas ​of: Behavior Management, Classroom Monitoring, Controlling School Defiance, Anger Management, Compulsive Disorder, Oppositional Defiant, and Acting out.


    We currently offer teacher & staff training on an array of different topics. Topics are selected based on the needs of your agency. Training is designed to help staff and teachers establish a better relationship with their students or clients.

    Areas addressed are:
    Conflict Resolution; Verbal De-escalation; Classroom Management; Understanding ADD / ADHD; Behavior/Anger Management
    Communication Strategies

    Individual Counseling

    • ​Adjustment Issues

    • Eating Disorders

    • Anger Management

    • Stress Management

    • Substance Abuse

    • Addictions

    • Depression

    • Trauma Resolution

    • Post Traumatic Stress

    • Low Self-Esteem

    • Relationship Issues

    • ADD/ADHD

    • Oppositional Defiance

    • Conduct Disorder

    • Anxiety

    Family Counseling

    • Single Parent & Blended Families

    • Trauma Resolution

    • Communication Skills

    • Divorce Prevention

    • Conflict Resolution

    • Financial Problems

    • Crisis Intervention

    Group Counseling

    • Domestic Violence

    • Anger Management

    • Performance Anxiety

    • Grief & Loss

    • Time Management

    • Substance Abuse

    • Conflict Resolution

  • Supervision & Residency


















    “I’ve had the good fortune to receive excellent training and supervision throughout my years as a therapist and I have a deep appreciation for the importance of doing longer-term, depth therapy. I’ve also had the opportunity to work with many different clients from various backgrounds as they worked to their goals of empowerment. As times have changed and the emphasis in mental health training has shifted to brief modalities of care, the art of depth therapy is often overlooked as a viable treatment option. As a result of changes in formal therapist training, it becomes even more important to provide training and supervision that focuses on working deeply with clients, so that new generations of therapists can continue to provide meaningful therapeutic experiences to their clients. I’m pleased to offer an in-house residency program as well as supervision and training opportunities at J.R Moore Associates Counseling & Psychological Services.”

    - Jeffrey Moore, PhD, LPC-S, NCC, DCC


  • What We Believe About New Therapists

    J.R. Moore Associates holds psychotherapy as a powerful tool of transformation and healing so with that power comes responsibility. Therefore, J.R. Moore Associates believes that those who practice assume an immense responsibility of their impact on their clients and J.R. Moore Associates wants that impact to be positive.
    J.R. Moore Associates wants to help prepare those seeking to sit with clients with knowledge and experience so that their work can contribute positively to the people they serve, the profession and the world. How well the therapist knows his or her issues and attends to them greatly affects the therapeutic process.

    Are You Ready?

    • Do you have a master’s degree or higher in Social Work, Psychology or Counseling?
    • Do you have a strong understanding of theory, knowledge of self and motivation to work deeply with clients?
    • Are you willing to participate in a process group with fellow therapists to further your own self-awareness and impact on clients?
    • Can you recruit your own clients through networking and marketing efforts in the community?
    • Do you have another source of income while you do your residency?
    • Are you or have you been in psychotherapy?


    If you answered YES to all of these questions we welcome your application.

    To apply for admission in the Residency Program, please note the following requirements for a complete application package.

    • Submit an application
    • Submit a resume
    • Submit a letter of intent
    • Submit two letters of recommendations


    Application packages, in general, will not be considered by the Residency Program until the above requirements are met. Applicants deemed to have acceptable requirements are required to participate in an admission interview. Candidates participating in the interview may be given one of three evaluations a) admit, b) admit on probation, or c) denied. Applicants are notified of their admission status by mail and email within two weeks of the completion of the interview.


    J.R. Moore Associates financially compensates our residents in training. After a 3-month trial period, each face-to-face clinical hour is paid at an hourly rate. We also provide liability insurance. It’s important to remember that even though you will receive some compensation you will need to have an alternate source of income to make ends meet.

  • Distance Counseling









  • How It Works

    J R Moore Associates Counseling & Psychological Services is now pleased to offer Distance Counseling. This new service allows clients to receive therapy via online or the telephone, in a safe and secure environment. J R Moore’s therapists are nationally certified and credentialed to provide this state-of-the-art service.


    This service allows you to speak with a licensed professional counselor instantly. It’s a simple two step process to begin:




    Complete a secure online application.


    Begin your distance counseling session.

  • Request Services

    Complete your information in this contact form. This site is secure and confidential. Once submitted someone from our office will contact you with further details about services.


    *If interested in signing up for Distance Therapy, request an application in the comments section (please include your phone number and date of birth in the message box)*

  • Understanding distance counseling


    Distance Counseling is a counseling approach that takes some of the practices of traditional counseling as well as some of its own unique methods and adapts them for delivery to clients via electronic means in order to maximize the use of technology-assisted counseling techniques. The technology-assisted methods may include telecounseling (telephone), secure e-mail communication, chat, video conferencing or stand-alone software programs.

    The Distance Counseling option may be more convenient for clients. While tele-counseling takes place in real time and depends on scheduling an appointment, traveling and related formalities do not present obstacles, thus providing more flexibility. On the other hand, tele-counseling and various forms of email or synchronous chat techniques demand special counseling and communication skills from the counselor, and in certain ways, from the client as well. In its own way, Distance Counseling may also present its own special advantages beyond the replication of best practices from face-to-face counseling. For example, some clients prefer the anonymity of a Distance Counseling relationship and are more free to open up and self-disclose than they would be in a traditional counseling setting. There are also some studies that suggest that the power of the written word in Distance Counseling provides a profound impact on both the counselor and the client.

  • Contact us

    Please feel free to contact our office by commenting below. If you would like to make a referral, schedule a consultation or ask a question. Take the first step.

    1600 4th Ave North
    Bessemer, Alabama 35020
    Office: (205) 703-2020