Dr. Beavers completed his APA accredited pre-doctoral internship at the Vanderbilt-Veterans Affairs Consortium in Nashville, TN. Dr. Beavers was awarded his doctorate in Counseling Psychology from Tennessee State University. He moved to Tuscaloosa in 2017 and was licensed by the state of Alabama to practice as a psychologist in 2018. Dr. Beavers has worked as a Staff Psychologist at the University of Alabama Counseling Center since 2017.
Dr. Beavers trained for two years at Veterans Affairs hospitals and is familiar working with current and former military personnel.
What therapy will look like
Therapy with Dr. Beavers will begin with a brief 15 minute phone consultation to determine if his approach to therapy would be a good fit and match with your clinical needs and wants. From there an initial appointment would be scheduled where all paperwork could be completed. Dr. Beavers would typically conduct an extensive personal history interview, though this is not always needed. From there a primary focus for therapy would be agreed upon and regular 50 minute appointments would begin.
Approach to Therapy
Dr. Beavers prefers to work from within an existential framework where questions of meaning and purpose of life are typically explored. He also draws from psychodynamic theories with an emphasis on coming to understand how your early life experiences shaped who you are and continue to exert influence on your present functioning.