Beau Armistead, MA, LPC, NCC


Beau Armistead is the founder and director of Sojourn Counseling. He graduated from Auburn University in 1995 with a bachelor's degree in Psychology. Since graduating from Auburn, he has worked in various settings, including counseling, case management, software and non-profit ministry. He was the founder and director of Lone Sheep Ministry for 15 years prior to transitioning the ministry into Sojourn Counseling, beginning in 2012. Beau holds a Masters degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Adams State University in Alamosa, CO. He is a Nationally Board Certified Counselor with the NBCC, a member of the American Counseling Association and EMDRIA, the EMDR International Association. He is a fully trained EMDR therapist, a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, certified TBRI therapist, and certified provider of IASIS Micro Current Neurofeedback. Beau has a particular interest in helping people recover from trauma and PTSD. When he’s not doing what he loves at Sojourn, he enjoys anything with his family and anything outdoors… hiking, camping, backpacking, or sitting on the back porch, listening to owls and watching the sunset. Beau has been married to Ashley since 1996 and they have three children ages 18, 13 and 11. He and his family have been members of Shades Valley Community Church since 1995.

Call Beau at 205-286-2328 or email


Chris Cargile, MA, LICSW


Chris is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker and has been counseling since 2013. He completed his undergraduate work at Auburn University and then went on to receive his Masters at the University of Alabama in 2013. He is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy, which is a cutting edge therapy used to address trauma, depression, anxiety, PTSD, low self-esteem, among other issues. He also works frequently with Cognitive Behavioral Therapies. Chris works with individuals and couples to address any issues of distress or concern. He has a passion for helping people work through difficult issues and find the strength to face the uncertain future.

Chris has been married to Jennifer for 8 years and they have 3 beautiful daughters. He enjoys spending time with his family, reading great books, playing music with friends, watching movies, doing at least 1 push-up per week, eating Taco Bell, drinking lots and lots of coffee, attending Shades Valley Community Church, Greek mythology, drinking more coffee, watching You-Tube videos of people falling, and drinking even more coffee.

Call Chris at 205-378-7899 or email


Lindsay Brown, MA, LPC, NCC


Lindsay is a Licensed Professional Counselor, National Certified Counselor and certified IASIS provider. After graduating from Auburn University, she obtained her Masters in Professional Counseling with a specialization in children and adolescents from Richmont University. Since 2009 Lindsay has counseled in a variety of settings from residential to outpatient to schools. She has taught classes on healthy relationships, communication, conflict resolution and anger management. Believing that to be 99% known is to be unknown Lindsay desires for clients to feel safe and free to be transparent about their struggles. She is honored each time a client allows her to enter into their brokenness and pain and walk alongside them on their journey towards healing.

Lindsay thrives on quality time with friends, running, hiking, swimming, chocolate milk, reading, cereal and being outside. She indulges in ice cream every night never eating the same flavor two nights in a row. Lindsay loves being a part of her local church where she serves in the women’s and children’s ministries.

Call Lindsay at 205-259-6625 or email


Landon Jones

Certified IASIS Provider

Landon is a Samford University graduate with a Bachelors of Science Degree in Human Development and Family Education. She is currently attending the University of Alabama at Birmingham for her Masters in Social Work. Apart from schooling, she works in the children’s ministry of her church and nannys often.

Landon has a passion for children and families in poverty as well as learning about the ways in which pornography affects relationships.

She currently administers Micro Current Neurofeedback (MCN) at our office and has greatly enjoyed her position as a technician. She obtained her certification of completion for MCN training in January of 2019.

Her aspirations include being a school Social Worker in an inner-city school and becoming a licensed social worker.

Call Landon at 205-259-6215 or email


Mackenzie Wolnski

Certified IASIS Provider

Hi there! My name is Mackenzie Wolnski. I'm from Nashville, TN, but ended up here in Birmingham to get my degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Samford University. After graduating, I moved back to Nashville to work with the college ministry I had been a part of at Samford, and then after a year moved back to Birmingham and got married this past February! My husband and I go to Shades Valley Community Church and both love being on the worship team there.

I am honored to be a part of Sojourn. Being a Certified IASIS Provider has allowed me so many opportunities to connect and listen to others and their stories, which has been and continues to be such a blessing.

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