Dr. Bob Summerlin served as Director of J.S. Tarwater Development Center as well as the Clinical Director of two mental health centers prior to entering private practice in 1983. College level training was received at Marion Institute, U.S. Military Academy, and Auburn University. He has taught courses for Jacksonville State University, West Virginia University, and Auburn University. Dr. Summerlin provides evaluation services for children and adults in addition to cognitive-behavioral counseling for teenagers and older.
Dr. Summerlin is married to Ms. Alice Summerlin who is a Licensed Professional Counselor. They have two children, daughter-in-law, son-in-law, and four grandchildren.
Dr. Jerry Bynum has been in private practice in Anniston since 1991. He returned to the Anniston area after completing his doctoral degree in psychology at the University of Alabama and finishing his internship at the University of South Carolina Medical School in Columbia, South Carolina. In addition to his private practice, Dr. Bynum has worked for the Birmingham VA Medical Center's community mental health clinics in Gadsden and Anniston. Dr. Bynum sees all ages in therapy with an emphasis on cognitive behavioral therapy of anxiety and depression problems. Psychological evaluations are available for children and adults.
Ms. Alice Lewis Summerlin attended Jacksonville State University where she completed a bachelors degree in Psychology, a masters degree in Psychology, and a second masters degree in Community Counseling. After having completed the required degrees and internships, she became licensed by the Alabama Board of Examiners in Counseling. In January or 1990, she began the private practice of counseling.
Ms. Summerlin utilizes a "here and now" approach to problem resolution. She assists adult patients with problem resolution in the areas of relationships, emotional control, stress management, and phase of life transition.
Ms. Summerlin is married to Dr. Bob Summerlin. They have two children (Grant Summerlin and Amanda Kughn), a son-in-law (Jonathan Kughn), and a daughter-in-law (Jennifer Summerlin). The Summerlins have been blessed with four grandchildren: Taylor Kughn, Tanner Kughn, Gray Summerlin, and Wynn Summerlin.