Tommy Wald, ALC


Tommy was born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama. He holds an undergraduate degree in Communication and Information Sciences from the University of Alabama, and a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from UAB. Tommy is currently under supervision as an associate licensed counselor. Prior to joining Birmingham Recovery Center, Tommy worked as a counselor in private practice. He has experience treating anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, and substance use disorder. Tommy utilizes an integrative approach to working with clients that includes person-centered, acceptance and commitment therapy, narrative, cognitive behavioral therapy, and motivational interviewing. Tommy believes in the impact that counseling can provide when a supportive space is created to explore and better understand our emotions, thoughts, and behaviors, as well as the experiences and stories that are a part of how individuals come to see themselves in recovery. He believes that through the collaborative therapeutic relationship foundational to counseling, individuals are empowered to identify patterns, cope with challenges, and develop strategies for growth and recovery that enable them to navigate difficulties while fostering greater self-awareness and resilience.