Kwajulyn Rucker, LPC, NCC, CTMH

Welcome to Arise and Shine Counseling

It may have been difficult for you to take this first step of reaching out to someone. But the fact that you did means that you recognize something needs to change in your life. How does one know when something needs to change or improve? When you feel overwhelmed with a problem and cannot stop thinking about it. When you wake up thinking about it and go to sleep thinking about it. When it is starting to affect your ability to function then it is time to do something about it. If you are living this way, you are living in bondage and it is time to be free. You can start by realizing that it is okay to say I am hurting, I am afraid, I am worried, I need help. I have good news for you – whatever you are going through, you do not have to go through it alone. We are here to support you and guide you along the way.

We provide online/telehealth counseling that is secure and confidential. Online counseling makes it convenient for you to receive services without leaving your home. If you have never tried online counseling before, do not let this discourage you. As a Certified Clinical Telemental Health Provider, we will provide you with the best clinical experience and outcomes using telehealth. We are here to help you from the day one. Call today to get started!

“According to Verywell’s new study of 1,000 Americans currently in online therapy, there’s one thing everyone can agree on—online therapy is here to help. In fact, 90% of those surveyed agree that seeking out mental health services is a true sign of strength.”

 – Brett Spiegel, MPH

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Kwajulyn Rucker


Kwajulyn Rucker, MA, NCC, LPC, CTMH is a licensed professional clinical counselor in Alabama and Kentucky, certified Telemental Health Provider, and owner of Arise and Shine Counseling, LLC where she uses telemental health to assist individuals with everyday coping in areas such as anxiety, depression, substance abuse, and suicidal ideations. She has several years of experience seeing clients using distance counseling. Anxiety is primary specialty because worry and fear are often the basis for many problems. Her counseling practice specializes in treatment for both adults and children. Kwajulyn has worked in outpatient and inpatient treatment, substance use, and is a suicide intervention (ASIST) trainer.

“As your counselor, I would be committed to helping you to define and achieve your goals. It is never about me; it is about you. I am here to provide a service to you, not to tell you what to do or give you what I think are the answers. My job is to guide, support, and empower you to pull out solutions that most likely already exist in you. As we work together to address your concerns, you will learn how to make informed and healthy decisions about yourself and your life. I look forward to meeting you and getting started.” ~Kwajulyn

Call today for a free 15-minute consultation at 256-262-4031 or krucker@arisecounseling.org


For I am the Lord your God who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, do not fear, I will help you” ~ Isaiah 41.13 ~

“Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the LORD rises upon you. See, darkness covers the earth and thick darkness is over the peoples, but the LORD rises upon you and his glory appears over you.” ~ Isaiah 60 ~

Counseling for adults

At Arise and Shine Counseling we can help with a variety of issues but specialize in anxiety. Worrying is rooted in fear which is one of the most powerful emotions. It can affect your life on many levels including your job, relationships, decisions, self-confidence, and your physical and mental health.

Difficulty concentrating, irritability, racing thoughts, insomnia, trembling, are some of the symptoms that you may experience with anxiety. Left unaddressed, anxiety can cause you to feel overwhelmed and lead to a cycle that is difficult to break. Our goal is to help you decrease anxiety and feel less fearful. If you are experiencing something other than anxiety, lets gets to the source of it and develop a plan to help you overcome whatever you are facing.

Counseling for adolescents and children

Anxiety and fear can impact a person at any age. Nothing is more heartbreaking than a child who is afraid to go to school, feels isolated, or unworthy. Our goal is to help children and adolescents feel more confident, assertive, and valuable in a world that can be cruel and unforgiving.

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Suicide Intervention Training

(Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) – At this two-day workshop you will learn how to prevent suicide by recognizing signs, provide a skilled intervention, and develop a safety plan to keep someone alive. This training takes place around the world. If you are interested in hosting this training within your organization, business, church, school/university, or community, call 256-262-4031 or krucker@arisecounseling.org. For more information, visit https://www.livingworks.net/asist


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