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Kay Cannady is a Licensed Professional Counselor with more than 32 years working with adults and adolescents with chemical dependency and mood disorders. She graduated from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa with a B.A. in Broadcast Communications in 1977 and earned a M.S. in Counseling and Human Development from Troy University-Montgomery in 1988. At The Samaritan Counseling Center, Inc. she focuses on clients whose lives have been affected with substance use or the problem behaviors, consequences and moods associated with addiction.

Prior to coming to The Samaritan Counseling Center, Kay has worked in a variety of settings with adolescents and adults. Kay worked at Alabama Psychiatric Services as a clinician working with psychiatric and addictive disorders patients for eight years. She has also worked with juvenile delinquent behaviors at the Alabama Department of Youth Services and other organizations with referrals from DHR. Her experience includes ten years working in public schools as a Guidance Counselor for ages K-12. She uses cognitive behavioral skills training to help clients deal appropriately with stress and loss in everyday life.

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