About Life Seasons
At Life Seasons, we meet each individual where they are on their own personal journey. It is our goal to honor the inherent good in our clients as we partner with them to grow toward their own personal success. We believe that there is no one direct path to this success, but rather many ways one can reach inner peace, joy, and self compassion. Our therapists are passionate about what they do, and we look forward to collaborating with you. It is our hope that through your time with us, no matter how long you are here, you walk away with a sense of love and acceptance for yourself, all the while carrying a deeper knowledge of how to continue moving forward toward your goals.
About Our Therapists
Brynnan Reddy, MA, LPC, NCC
Brynnan received her Master's in Community Counseling from Marymount University in Arlington, Virginia. She is recognized as a Licensed Professional Counselor by both the Alabama Board of Examiners in Counseling and the Virginia Board of Counseling. Additionally, Brynnan is recognized as a Nationally Certified Counselor by the National Board of Certified Counselors, and is a registered board approved supervisor in the Commonwealth of Virginia. She has over 10 years experience in counseling-related work in both volunteer and professional settings.
Over the course of her professional career, Brynnan has worked with adolescents, adults, couples, and families. She has helped her clients address symptoms of depression, anxiety, self-esteem issues, eating disorders, impulse control, LGBTQ issues and concerns, relationship concerns, life transitions, family conflict, grief and loss, postpartum anxiety and depression, parenting concerns, trauma, and PTSD. While she works with clients from all different backgrounds, Brynnan finds her passion in working with moms, dads, couples, and families who are experiencing stress related to infertility, pregnancy, and postpartum transitions.
Prior to attending graduate school, Brynnan completed her undergraduate studies at Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee, where she received a BA in psychology and a Minor in Music. She began her career in the Washington, DC, area where she lived for 15 years after graduating from Rhodes. Raised in Alabama, Brynnan was excited to return home and introduce her family to everything this area has to offer. In her free time, she enjoys being outdoors, crafting/DIYing, cooking, and spending time with friends and family.
Michaela Whitehead, MS, NCC, LPC, CEDS
For Michaela Whitehead, working as a psychotherapist is not only a career, but a calling. Above all else, she believes in the resiliency of the human spirit and the power of transformative growth. Michaela is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) as well as a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) and originally began her clinical work in Memphis, TN. She has been working in the mental health field since 2009, and her professional experience was gained in variety of clinical settings, including a college counseling center, a private rehabilitation facility, a community mental health agency, and a domestic violence safe house.
Michaela holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Master’s of Science in Counseling, both from the University of Memphis. Her specialty areas of practice include eating disorders, trauma, and complicated bereavement. She uses a holistic, person-centered approach to therapy and works as a team with her clients to help them achieve physical, emotional, and spiritual balance.
Michaela feels fortunate to help clients in their journeys towards eating disorder recovery. Practicing from a Health At Every Size (HAES) based approach, Michaela believes that all bodies are good bodies and all humans are worthy of body acceptance and healing in their relationship with food and movement. In addition to working with clients battling eating disorders, Michaela provides support for survivors of abuse. She incorporates Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and the Instinctual Trauma Response (ITR) to help these clients work through past trauma and complicated grief.
Prior to relocating to Huntsville in 2017, Michaela spent five years living in the Steel City of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania during her husband’s pursuit of his doctoral degree. She is the mother of three children, a voracious reader, musical theatre enthusiast, hockey fan, and fierce advocate for eating disorder awareness and prevention.
Lindsey Sheckles, MAE, LPC
Lindsey Scheckles, LPC, works with her clients to help them identify and utilize their strengths to create the relationships, career paths, and lives that they want. She is an experienced therapist who is committed to helping her clients use their strengths to develop skills that will foster desired changes in their lives. Lindsey works collaboratively with clients to identify their goals, develop a plan of action to meet those goals, and achieve personal growth a a result.
Lindsey earned both her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology and a Masters of Arts and Education in Counseling Degree with a concentration in marriage and family therapy from Western Kentucky University. Her education and over a decade of career experiences have equipped her to work with a broad variety of clients with a diversity of presenting issues.
Lindsey does not believe the therapy process is “one size fits all”. She utilizes an integrated methodology that incorporates different theories and techniques to meet her clients’ individual needs. Working this way helps individuals and couples modify problematic thoughts and behaviors and improve overall quality of life. More than anything, Lindsey works diligently to empower her clients to create a life of contentment, even when there are bumps in the road. Lindsey has specialized training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and a certification in trauma informed yoga.
Rachel Sullivan Tieslau, ALC, NCC
Rachel Sullivan, ALC, NCC, supports clients as they work to improve their health mentally, emotionally, and physically. She has a deep belief that each human being is valuable and important and loves spending time with clients of all ages and identities to find that worth within themselves. Rachel strives to provide individualized care to each client, integrating multiple approaches and techniques to best meet each person’s needs.
In addition to a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Rachel holds a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition-Dietetics as well as a Master of Science in Nutrition Science. Combining her deep knowledge of nutrition with that of counseling, Rachel specializes in assisting clients struggling with disordered eating, eating disorders, and body image issues. She also loves to meet and work in partnership with those struggling with other mental health issues, as well. Rachel currently works under the supervision of Kimberly Allfrey, LPC-S, as she is obtaining the needed counseling hours to obtain full licensure.
When not at work, Rachel enjoys spending time with her friends and family, being outside, musical theater, baking, and reading as many books as she can get her hands on.
Jillian Thomson, MA, LPC, ADC
Jillian Thomson, MA, LPC, ADC, is a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 12 years of experience in community mental health, non-profit organizations, and school-based settings. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and a Master of Arts in Counseling, with additional graduate coursework focused on child and adolescent counseling, trauma, grief, and addiction. Her clients range from pre-teens to adults.
Jillian's counseling approach is person-centered and trauma-informed, emphasizing the importance of a collaborative working environment. She has received training in modalities such as Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma-Focused CBT, Motivational Interviewing, Relational Psychodynamic Counseling, and Narrative Counseling. Jillian incorporates art as a tool for expression, exploration, and healing when requested by a client.
Known for her warm and down-to-earth demeanor, Jillian sets out to establish an open space for clients to be their authentic selves. She welcomes laughter, tears, and colorful language as valid forms of expression. Jillian strives to provide a non-judgmental and affirming atmosphere that respects and celebrates individual identities and experiences.
As a certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor, Jillian strongly advocates for harm reduction and medication-assisted treatment for opioid use. Working alongside your medical provider, she will support your recovery journey by focusing on mental health, recovery, and relapse prevention. Jillian also offers emotional care and guidance to friends and family members navigating the stress, worry, or grief that accompanies having a loved one on this path.
Outside of her counseling practice, Jillian enjoys spending time with her husband, children, friends, and animals. She values playfulness, exploring nature and cities, gardening and indoor plants, art, new experiences in general, and watching reality TV. Having lived in five different states, she made the Huntsville area her home approximately four years ago.