Hope Counseling Center


Monday – Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Friday 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon
We offer extended hours as needed.

2867 Pelham Parkway
Pelham, AL 35124

Map to Hope Counseling Center

Telephone: (205) 663-2779

Fax: (205) 623-0107

Email: Linda@fbcpelham.org

Mission Statement
Our goal as Counselors is to be skilled and available instruments through whom the Holy Spirit works to change lives. Realizing that Jesus Christ is the ultimate counseling model, we are committed to helping people deal with problems in ways that are consistent with biblical teaching. We believe that God’s goals for individuals are to have eternal life in heaven and abundant life on earth. This ministry is dedicated to helping people achieve these goals.

Issues addressed include but are not limited to:

  • Abuse
  • ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Problems
  • Co-dependency
  • Communication
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Depression
  • Family Issues
  • Loss and Grief
  • Marital Conflict
  • Stress Management


  • Children
  • Adolescents
  • Adults
  • Families

Linda M. Story Ph.D., LPC, LMFT
It is my belief that all people hold the key to healthier functioning within themselves. Beliefs about our self and our environment have a direct effect on the way we feel and behave. Faulty beliefs about our surrounding environment can cause stress in our life. I am dedicated to helping families & individuals recognize faulty beliefs and identify better ways of coping, relating & living in their environment.

Dr. Story holds a Doctor of Philosophy of Marriage and Family Therapy from Southern Christian University and a Masters of Arts in Counseling from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She also completed a counseling internship for the University of Alabama at Birmingham Counseling Lab. As a counselor for The HOPE Center, she provides marriage, family, individual, and group counseling.  Dr. Story is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.

The HOPE Center is supported by fees received from those who use this ministry. Fees are seen as an important part of the client’s investment in their own growth. Most insurance accepted.