Kerstin Brueck


Kerstin Brueck is the Owner and Founder of Freedom Professional Counseling. After earning her Undergraduate degree in Psychology and Theology from the Franciscan University of Steubenville, she pursued two years as a Missionary Youth Minister in New Zealand, followed by Graduate School. She earned her M.A. in Counseling with a Concentration in Christian Counseling from Franciscan University in 2012.


Upon graduation, Kerstin worked in a Private Practice in the D.C. area. She also holds work experience in Psychiatric as well as Inpatient settings. This furthered her desire to open her own Practice one day, and Freedom Professional Counseling was thus established in 2015. Kerstin worked with Magnolia Creek, an Inpatient Facility in the Birmingham area, while launching her Practice.

She enjoys an eclectic and integrative approach to therapy and to life. Kerstin believes in freedom and healing for her clients, and integrates spirituality as well as Coaching into the therapeutic process if desired by the client. Kerstin enjoys working with all age ranges and a vast array of therapeutic topics, and pulls from various treatment modalities depending on the clients therapeutic needs.

Taber Carlson

Licensed Professional Counselor

Taber Carlson joined Freedom Professional Counseling after working with University students as well as Counseling Centers. Taber volunteered two years of his time as a missionary serving college students through the Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS). Through experiences working with young adults, Taber recognized a passion for healing and the need for mental health services in our society.


After his time with FOCUS, he earned his M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Texas at Tyler. Before moving to Alabama, Taber worked at Pathstones Counseling Center in Longview, Texas, providing affordable Counseling services to the community. He has experience treating adults and couples, and is highly skilled in treating addiction, grief, depression, anxiety, and emotional disturbance, to name a few.


Taber employs an integrative approach to Mental Health fitting perfectly into the mission of Freedom Professional Counseling.  Sessions address all aspects of the human person, including physical, mental, relational, and spiritual elements. He aims to assist individuals in creating realistic goals, building strength to overcome obstacles, and seeking to find and maintain a sense of peace and freedom. 

Ashley Bailey
Licensed Professional Counselor

Ashley Bailey joined the team at Freedom Professional Counseling after working in various Mental Health settings including an Outpatient Practice.


She earned her B.A. from Auburn University in Psychology, and her M.A. in Counseling from Troy University. Ashley utilizes an integrative therapeutic approach, and also employs various treatment modalities depending on the clients need.  She enjoys working with children, adults, couples, and families. Ashley has training in mood and behavioral disorders, adjustment disorders, trauma, developmental delay, and parenting, to name a few.


Ashley enjoys coming alongside the client in the counseling journey as healing and meaning are discovered, and problems are resolved.

A positive and client-centered approach is vital to this process, and she empowers her clients to seek and live their highest and most meaningful life.  She integrates Spirituality into the therapeutic process if desired by the client. 

Freedom Professional Counseling

Counseling License: C2417A Alabama

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