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What We Do

We therapeutically work with people who are currently feeling unsettled due to any one, or combination, of the following conditions. Through Insight oriented and Mindfulness based therapies, we work together to develop effective strategies that lead to greater satisfaction.

  • Major Depressive Disorders
  • Adjustment Disorders
  • Bipolar Disorders
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Trauma Disorders
  • Loss
  • Life Stressors
  • Family and Relationship Stressors/Changes

Rae Coley, LCSW

I am the Clinical Social Worker/psychotherapist at Mindful Alternatives and have been for the past eleven years. I have worked in the areas of community social work, juvenile justice, community mental health, and inpatient psychiatric settings. I have also worked in the field of education as a Special Education teacher.

I graduated from Auburn University with a Bachelor of Social Work degree in 1995 and from The University of Alabama with a Master of Social Work degree in 1996. I have post-graduate training in: Mindfulness Based Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Imago Relationship Therapy and Radically Open Dialectical Behavior Therapy.

What To Expect

  • I am guided by my conviction that everyone has within them what they need to thrive, and my role is to guide them to meet their potential.
  • I invest time and energy understanding the unique needs and goals of those who choose to work with me.
  • My style is engaged, interactive and insight oriented.
  • I enjoy sharing research based information so therapy sessions can be supplemented.
  • When consent is given to me, I coordinate with physicians and/or other providers for continuity of care.
  • Your privacy and confidentiality will be maintained.

"She’s the type of person that makes you feel like home. You feel calm and relax. She listens and she gives you ideas on how to cope. I look forward to my meetings. My attitude and demeanor has changed for the best. Friends have seen a difference in me."

"She was very friendly, understanding, and the presence of her dog being there helped a lot with my comfort."