Our Therapists

  • Depression

  • Anxiety and Phobias

  • Relationship Difficulties

  • Life Transitions

  • Difficulties with Self-Esteem

  • Eating Issues

  • Substance Abuse

  • Relapse Prevention

  • Coping Skills

  • Stress Management

  • Sexual Abuse

  • Spirituality

  • Other Issues 


Paula Lett, MACMHC, LPC, MAC is the founder of Ascension Counseling and is a licensed professional counselor who provides general counseling services for individuals (adolescents and adults), couples and family.  She also specializes in substance abuse treatment and holds a Master Addictions Certification in Substance Abuse counseling. 

After receiving her Bachelor's Degree in Secondary Education/Language Arts from the University of Alabama, Paula spent much of her time in the private education sector.   She received her Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the Theological Seminary in Cleveland, Tennesse (PTS) and graduated with high academic honors.  She was selected by the faculty to receive the seminary's Counseling Award at graduation. This award goes to the most promising candidate to graduate in the field of counseling.  


In conjunction with her general counseling practice, Paula serves as an individual and group counselor at a local outpatient treatment center for substance abuse and in a Birmingham hospital as a counselor in Psychiatric services.  


Paula has had extensive experience in helping others through difficult emotional times. She has spoken at seminars, conferences and church events, along with radio opportunities.    Her philosophy in counseling is to provide a safe place, a listening ear, an open mind, and practical  treatment of each client.  Paula's vision is to "make life manageable, one moment at a time."