Last updated: 1/5/2020

Peggy Sanderford Ponder, LMFT (205) 585-1713
Last Updated: 1/5/2020
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Years of Experience: 19

Gender: Female

Languages Spoken or
Translation Services:


AL - Marriage & Family Therapist [339]

Credentials and Certifications:
American Assoc. for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT), Clinical Member
Certified Facilitator in PREPARE/ENRICH
Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD)
Marriage and Family Therapist, Licensed (LMFT)
Pastoral Counseling, Certificate of Advanced Training in

Office and Contact Information
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2817 6th Ave. South
Birmingham, AL 35233  

(205) 585-1713

Contact: Peggy Sanderford Ponder

Office Hours:
Mon: By appointment
Tue: By appointment
Wed: By appointment
Thu: By appointment
Fri: By appointment
Sat: By appointment
Sun: By appointment
Average wait time for new clients: Not specified

Response Time to Call:
Weekdays: 3 Hours
Weekends: 6 Hours

Access by Wheelchair
Evening Office Hours

Problems Served
Focusing on:
Aging Behavioral Problems Couple or Marital Issues Depression Education/Personal Development Family Issues Grief/Loss Interpersonal Relationships Life Transitions Parenting Issues Physical Illness/Impairment Spiritual/Religious Concerns Stress Women's Issues
Also serving:
Abuse and/or Neglect Anger Management Anxiety/Panic Disorders Career/Employment Concerns Child Abuse and Neglect Dementia Disaster Relief Gender Identity Immigration/Newcomer Infant Mental Health Multicultural Issues Pain Management Postpartum Depression Pregnancy/Childbirth Psychoses/Major Mental Illness Sexual Abuse/Rape Sexual Orientation Sexuality Issues Suicidal Thoughts Trauma/PTSD
Treatment Methods and Approaches
Theoretical approaches - focus areas:
Family-Based Treatment (FBT) Long-Term Narrative Therapy Pastoral Therapy Systemic
Other theoretical approaches:
Crisis Intervention Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD) Discernment Counseling Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) Existential Psychotherapy Feminist Gestalt Holistic Internal Family Systems (IFS) Jungian Mindfulness Based Approaches Parent Guidance Play Therapy Psycho-Educational Psychodynamic Relational Sandplay Therapy Satir Short-Term (Brief Treatment) Spiritual Counseling Transactional Analysis (TA)
Methods - focus areas:
Couple/Marital Family Systems Individual
Other methods:
Educational or Psycho-Educational
Populations Served (focus areas are bold)
Age groups:
Adults (26-59) Seniors (60 +) Young Adults (18-25)
Adolescents (13-17)
Specific populations:
Cancer Patients Caregivers Children of Divorce Step Families
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics) AIDS/HIV+ Alzheimer's Biracial Chronic Illness College Students Grandparents Immigrants/Refugees Interracial Families/Couples Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender/Queer (LGBTQ) Military/Veterans Obese or Overweight Suicidal Transgender Unemployed
Religious and Multi-cultural Experience (focus areas are bold)
Religious experience:
Buddhist Jewish LDS/Mormon Muslim
Multi-cultural experience:
African-American Asian Hispanic Pacific Islander Russian
Professional Associations
American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) American Association of Pastoral Counselors (AAPC)
Fees and Payment Options
Individual: $110
Couples: $125
Group: N/A
Family: $125

Sliding Scale: Yes

Accept Credit Card: No

Private Insurance or Out of Network: Yes

Free Services:
One Hour per week for Military and Families

AETNA Health CIGNA HealthCare
American Behavioral ComPsych
Blue Cross Blue Shield (PPO) Magellan Behavioral Health