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Beau ArmisteadSojourn means “stay for a time in a place or to live temporarily.” This is my view of our life on earth. It is a temporary stay, and our time here can be difficult, confusing, and painful at times. Sometimes we need help navigating. It is my desire to help you navigate your life and have the most abundant life possible here on earth.

I believe that we each have a unique story and set of experiences that make us who we are. What we believe about ourselves and the world around us impacts how we feel and respond to life. Processing daily life with someone helps us gain understanding and make sense of what we’re doing and how we are feeling. Understanding why we feel what we feel and why we do what we do can help alleviate anxiety and stress in our daily life.

Although my Christian faith is my foundation, I want to serve you in the best possible way, regardless of your faith. My goal is to offer a safe and comfortable environment to everyone who walks in the door.

— Beau Armistead

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We are all on a journey in life.
Sometimes we need help navigating along the way.

Sojourn Counseling is offering an exclusive WDJC package of 10 MCN sessions. Landon Eades Smith, MA, LMSW, ICP is Sojourn’s certified MCN technician. She has seen her clients find relief from depression, anger, anxiety, migraines, and Insomnia. Patients have seen results in as little as one to three sessions. Set up your first session and get back to balance with Sojourn Counseling, MCN Therapy Specialists.

Jessica Borklund
Experiences MCN

If you are living with anxiety, post traumatic stress, or depression, you may be suffering from abnormal brain wave activity. It doesn’t have to mean you’re sick, just out of balance. Sojourn Counseling are experts at restoring that balance. They know that your mental health starts with the brain. Sojourn Counseling was the first in Birmingham to provide and master the art of MCN Therapy.

Sojourn Counseling is expanding to serve even more WDJC listeners! Be on the lookout for exciting updates about their new, second location!

Beau Armistead
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 work. 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 Certified 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.

Landon Eades Smith
Landon Smith


Landon graduated from Samford University in 2018 with a Bachelors of Science Degree in Human Development and Family Education. She has received her Masters in Social Work from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and became a Licensed Masters of Social Work in 2021.

She greatly enjoys her position as the IASIS manager and lead IASIS technician for Sojourn where she daily administers Micro Current Neurofeedback (MCN) and oversees all things IASIS. She obtained her certification of completion for MCN training in January of 2019.

Landon recently married her husband, Baylen, and lives downtown with her cat, Lady, and dog, Larry David.

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50% Off for Veterans and First Responders

Veteran U.S. ArmyFor veterans and first responders, Sojourn Counseling will offer 50% off every MCN session, for as many sessions as needed, from now on to thank you for your service.

Meet the Staff

Sojourn Counseling is a non-profit counseling practice located in Birmingham, AL, specializing in trauma and PTSD. They offer their clients a sliding scale in an effort to make counseling and neurofeedback services available to everyone, regardless of their ability to pay. If Sojourn Counseling can help you, please let them know.

Chris Cargile, MA, LICSW
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 10 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

Caitlin Denton, MA, ALC, NCC
Caitlin Denton, MA, ALC, NCC

Caitlin is an Associate Licensed Counselor under the supervision of Matt Bunt, LPC-S. She completed her undergraduate work at UAB, and received her Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Colorado Christian University. Caitlin has worked in a variety of clinical settings, including on an inpatient palliative care unit, and in outpatient substance use treatment. She has also worked as a hospital chaplain since 2019, during which time she completed a year-long Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) residency. She is trained in EMDR and a Certified Trauma Professional and is passionate about providing trauma-informed care to her clients. Caitlin considers it an honor to hear each individual’s unique story and journey with them through the joys and sorrows of life.

Caitlin is married to her best friend, Charlie, and together they enjoy exploring Birmingham with their two rescue dogs, Henry and Dakota. She enjoys good conversation over good coffee, hiking, and being in nature. An avid taco fan, Caitlin has never met a taco she didn’t like. She and Charlie enjoy being members of Shades Valley Community Church.

Call Caitlin at 205-517-8050 or email

Sutton Shults, MA, ALC, NCC

Sutton is an Associate Licensed Counselor under the supervision of Justin Phillips, LPC-S. He received his Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a Graduate Certificate in Trauma Counseling from Richmont Graduate University. Sutton has also received training in Narrative Focused Trauma Care from the Allender Center in Seattle, Washington. He is passionate about helping people engage their stories of harm and heartache to discover hope, healing, and restoration. He also enjoys working with athletes to enhance their mental and emotional well-being and achieve their sport-specific goals.

Sutton is married to his wife, Caitlin, and has three children. They enjoy being outdoors together. When he is not working as a therapist, he loves all things soccer except diving.

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Abby Smith

Abby works with Sojourn as a registered IASIS technician. She graduated from Samford University in 2013 with a bachelor’s degree in Entrepreneurship and a minor in Nutrition. She is passionate about wellness in every area of life and desires to be part of people’s journey in seeking health and well-being. She has completed trainings on triggers and trauma, body shame, general psychology, and crisis prevention related to emotional regulation.

Abby loves to be outside and enjoys backpacking, road trips, traveling in other countries, hosting people at her home, practicing yoga, and getting into deep, nitty-gritty conversations with the people close to her. She has seven siblings, who are her best friends. She loves spending time with them, their families, and with her fiance Zac.

Daniel Lawson
Daniel Lawson

Daniel graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham with a Bachelor’s degree in Communication and is currently studying for his Master’s of Divinity at Beeson Divinity School. He has experience in various ministerial settings and is passionate about helping people grow and improve in all areas of life. He completed MCN training in August of 2022. When Daniel isn’t providing MCN or studying, he’s probably watching sports or playing disc golf.

Leah Sucic
Leah Sucic

Leah Sucic is the first person you’ll speak with when you call or email Sojourn Counseling . In addition to being your first point of contact, she works many hours behind the scenes to keep things running smoothly around here. Leah attended Auburn University and has worked in many administrative roles as well as event planning since her time in Auburn. She is passionate about connecting clients to the most suitable counselor and/or MCN technician. She feels strongly that all people deserve to be treated with respect and dignity and strives to make every person feel seen and respected.

Leah is married to Jason Sucic and has two sons. In her free time, she enjoys seeing live music and spending time with family and friends.

Call Leah at 205-578-2028 or email