Why spend your life coping with discouragement alone?

Life can feel pretty uncertain at times.

It can feel like too much to handle by ourselves.

What if there is a way to rebuild broken relationships?

What if there is a way to feel peaceful and balanced?

How wonderful would it feel to find genuine confidence?

Why waste another moment of your precious life feeling hopeless and alone?

“If we can share our story with someone who responds with empathy and understanding, shame can't survive.” - Brené Brown


Susan L. Hart LPC

  • Nationally certified, Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Supervisor

  • Advanced credentials in personality theory

  • Master’s degree in counseling

  • Former Director of the UAB Counseling & Wellness Center

  • 20 years of private practice in counseling

  • Masters-level intern supervisor

  • Professional experience in program development, training, outreach, crisis intervention, and consultation

The best counseling experience involves a respectful, trusting relationship with a well trained and skilled therapist. The counseling process involves an ongoing conversation about your life - past, present and future. We talk about your needs and preferences and together decide on the most suitable course of action. In order to be most successful, you would need to courageously focus on the change process both during our sessions and also between sessions. The good news is, there is clear evidence that counseling can offer significant benefits for people who are ready and willing to commit to this growth process. 


Blue Skies Counseling is the name of my professional counseling practice. Years ago I heard a speaker explain how important it is to remember that no matter how dark and stormy it is outside, just beyond the clouds there are always blue skies. I'm convinced that stormy life circumstances can also lift and we can begin living more fulfilling lives. That’s what my practice is about and why it has this name.

My Office

1025 Montgomery Highway
Vestavia Hills, AL 35216

Although Blue Skies Counseling began in 2014 as a result of my transition to full-time private practice, I have offered counseling services with Trinity Counseling since 2000.


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