Birmingham, Alabama | Alsana®

Birmingham, Alabama

When an individual receives early, adaptive, and developmentally appropriate care, their recovery from disordered eating is not only possible, it’s probable!

Welcome to our Birmingham location

Clients benefit from a community of compassionate, expert providers with vast experience and specialized training in eating disorder treatment.

Lolly Wool, Regional Executive Director–and the clinical team guided by Nicole Siegfried and led by Amber Parris–are dedicated to helping clients of all genders and sexual orientations heal and recover from their eating disorders. ...



Located in the rolling hills of Birmingham, Alabama, this Alsana location offers residential treatment, an intensive day treatment program with off-campus recovery-oriented apartments, and an integrated intensive outpatient program.

Clients receive the highest quality of care and support with the most current evidence-based therapies for eating disorders and co-occurring conditions.

 Read more Read less

Treatment programs

A continuum of care for your healing journey. We want you to succeed and we know the ...

first step is often the hardest. At Alsana in Birmingham, we currently offer three levels of care for adults: residential, day treatment, and intensive outpatient. We also offer Virtual Treatment Options for IOP.

 Read more Read less

Our Birmingham staff

Our most valuable asset as a company is our people. Compassionate and collaborative ...

professionals, our Alsana staff work together to serve and help you on your path to recovery.

 Read more Read less

Johnny Williamson, MD

Psychiatrist | he/him/his

Read bio
icon

Johnny Williamson, MD

Prior to joining Alsana, Johnny served as the Medical Director at Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center in the Chicagoland area, caring for individuals diagnosed with various eating disorders.  He has over 6 years of experience in the treatment of eating disorders.

Dr. Williamson completed his undergraduate degree at the University Of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  He earned his medical degree at Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee.  Subsequently, he completed both general psychiatry and child and adolescent residencies at the University of Illinois at Chicago.  Dr. Williamson spent much of his early career in community psychiatry, forensic psychiatry and hospital-based work.  More recently Dr. Williamson provides care in a mix of inpatient work, residential treatment and private practice.

Dr. Williamson is board-certified in General and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and has over 20 years of experience in mental health.

Read more

Alyssa Brown, ALC, NCC

Associate Primary Therapist | she/her/hers

Read bio
icon

Alyssa Brown, ALC, NCC

As an associate primary therapist at Alsana, Alyssa loves getting to know the clients and helping them find the hope they need to step toward recovery every single day. It’s the team environment at Alsana in Birmingham that makes her enjoy stepping through the doors each morning.

Knowing that everyone cares for each other and is passionate about the work makes this such an amazing career. Alyssa has been working with eating disorder clients since her first internship in 2016.

Alyssa graduated from the University of Montevallo after receiving a Bachelor of Science degree majoring in Art and Psychology and her M.Ed. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.

Read more

Katherine C. Jordan, MS, RDN, LDN

Director of Clinical Services | she/her/hers

Read bio
icon

Katherine C. Jordan, MS, RDN, LDN

Katherine interned at Alsana and would leave each day fulfilled from spending time with the amazing clients. Now a dietitian with Alsana, she is inspired daily by clients’ bravery and courage. She also appreciates the cohesive team that pushes her to not only become a more effective dietitian, but also a better person.

Katherine loves supporting clients as they gain a healthy relationship with food. This includes experiencing the enjoyment and nourishment of food in harmony, creating an environment for individuals to trust their bodies as well as the food they use to fuel it. She believes it is an honor that our clients share their story and their recovery journey with us day in and day out. She values seeing clients’ relationships with food transformed and true freedom entering their lives—mind, body, and soul.

Katherine graduated summa cum laude from the University of Alabama with a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Food and Nutrition. As a registered and licensed dietitian nutritionist, she is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and Birmingham District Dietetic Association. Katherine also finished the coordinated program of dietetics which includes more than 1,000 hours of nutrition experience in the areas of clinical nutrition, food service management, and community nutrition.

Katherine loves cooking, boxing, traveling, and anything that involves being outdoors. She’s traveled to 11 countries including China, Tanzania, and Cuba.

Read more

Caroline Hughes, MS, RDN, LDN

Lead Dietitian, Residential | she/her/hers

Read bio
icon

Caroline Hughes, MS, RDN, LDN

Treating each client as an individual is important to Caroline, so it was a natural fit when she joined Alsana as a dietitian. She is also a firm believer in the Total Health approach for treating the whole person and not just the disorder that brought them to us.

Teaching clients how to live wholesomely in body, soul, and spirit through food and nutrition is an important piece for Caroline. She believes that to live our most abundant lives, we must nourish ourselves in a way that brings pleasure to our taste buds while fueling our body at the same time. Caroline loves seeing people gain freedom from food to step into an abundant life.

Caroline attended the University of Alabama receiving her undergraduate degree in Food and Nutrition, completing the Coordinated Program in Dietetics and her Master’s degree in Human Nutrition on the Community Track. To complement her schooling, she also completed the LEAH Traineeship where she worked in the University of Alabama—Birmingham’s adolescent eating disorder clinic, nutrition clinic, and interdisciplinary clinic for a full year.

In her spare time, Caroline enjoys living an active lifestyle with traveling, running, yoga, hiking, kayaking, and water sports at Smith Lake. She loves exploring Birmingham and its new restaurants, farmer’s markets, and music.

Read more

Garrett Bass, BA

Outcomes and Research Coordinator | he/him/his

Read bio
icon

Garrett Bass, BA

Being a part of a tight-knit, compassionate staff that is driven by servant leadership was important as Garrett made his career choice. As a “data guy,” he is an outcomes and research coordinator with Alsana and focuses on informed treatment and data-driven decision-making.

Through the assessments administered to the clients, Garrett provides clients with the tools to make their treatment personalized and effective. In this role, he loves that the data works in a tangible way to see lives changed for the better.

Garrett graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Samford University, He is currently working on his Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health at the University of Alabama Birmingham.

Having grown up on his family’s farm, Garrett understands the value of hard work and long days. He also understands the value of coffee to support those days and is proud that he owns eight different coffee making devices. In his spare time, Garrett loves making and drinking coffee, finding new and interesting restaurants around town, and traveling and exploring with his wife.

Read more

Allison McCabe, MSW

Program Director, RTC

Read bio
icon

Allison McCabe, MSW

As Program Director for Alsana, Allison is responsible for the operations of Birmingham’s Outpatient and Intensive outpatient programs. This includes staffing, program adherence to policy and procedures, milieu management, and scheduling. Allison enjoys having a team that truly wants you to succeed in life and is willing to go out of its way to support you in everything you do.

Allison graduated from the University of Alabama with an undergraduate degree in psychology and a master’s in social work where she was awarded Magna Cum Laude.

Allison is a big sports fan, she holds her high school’s indoor track record for long jump and 60-meter dash. In her free time, Allison can be found watching Alabama football or spending time with her Golder Retriever Jax.

Read more

Amanda Crooks, LMSW

Lead Therapist | she/her/hers

Read bio
icon

Amanda Crooks, LMSW

As a lead therapist at Alsana BHM, Amanda is passionate about creating a supportive and safe environment for clients to explore all aspects of treatment through a client-centered approach. The team at Alsana BHM is committed to multi-disciplinary collaboration to provide quality and holistic care for our clients which interested Amanda in joining the team. Amanda enjoys getting to know clients individually and encourages them to hold hope in their treatment and recovery.

Amanda graduated from Stonehill College after receiving her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Sociology. She then graduated from the University of Connecticut School of Social Work receiving her Master’s in Social Work.

In her free time, Amanda loves to ski, and spending time with her family and dog, Bailey.

Read more

Kalyn Chapman, LPC, NCC

Lead Therapist | she/her/hers

Read bio
icon

Kalyn Chapman, LPC, NCC

As the Lead Therapist for Alsana in Birmingham, Kalyn is responsible for the clinical supervision of the primary therapists, oversight of the clinical cadence of daily programming, and supporting clients on their recovery journey. Kalyn earned her undergraduate degree from Auburn University, where she majored in Human Science. Kalyn received her Master’s Degree in Education from the University of Montevallo.

Kalyn has worked with clients and families struggling with eating disorders since graduating from Auburn University in 2011. Her first real job out of college was working with Alsana and the Birmingham team. She loves helping people and being able to hold hope for people even when they feel like they can’t hold it themselves.

In her spare time Kalyn enjoys dancing, she is classically trained and was active from ages 2-18. She also enjoys spending time with her family, eagerly awaiting the arrival of her firstborn child in early 2021.

Read more

In their own words

Let Alsana help you write your own story of hope and healing. We would like to be your eating recovery community.

  • The staff at Alsana proved to be extremely talented in the art and the skill of not colluding with my eating disorder while...

    also not treating me as if  I was an eating disorder. They treated me like the real, whole person that I had lost sight of. They have an ability to hold nuance gently and they aren’t afraid to wade into the hardest waters, which is so much more helpful than receiving treatment that is guided by a rigid manual. There is an unbelievable amount of safety at Alsana because of this and my gratitude is crazy high!
     Read more Read less

    Sydney
    Sydney
  • As I began to apply the knowledge I gained from Alsana into my daily life, I found that my anxiety, guilt, shame ...

    and self-criticism steadily faded like a candle flickering on its last legs. I found authentic joy in things I used to reprimand myself for doing. I took, and continue to take pride in the progress I made and continue to make. Most importantly, I am now capable of self-acceptance and self-love whether I succeed, fail or anything in between.
     Read more Read less

    Paul
    Paul
  • Before coming to Alsana, I had never had a treatment experience in which the "how" and "why" of the eating ...

    disorder were addressed. This has proven to be essential in my treatment at Alsana and also in my daily life as a member of society. Alsana providers led me through so much illuminating self-reflection about topics that I had never before considered relevant to my treatment, recovery, or self in general. Alsana staff appreciate and treat the individual, and I felt this in and outside of therapy sessions. They always humored my random geography facts and propensity to trail glitter wherever I went. 🙂 Ultimately, my treatment experience at Alsana taught me how to be a shamelessly authentic individual, and it gave me a sense of safety to explore what it means to be myself. With so much love,
     Read more Read less

    Kate
    Kate

Our locations

Alsana is proud to serve clients across the the United States at Residential, PHP, and IOP levels of care. We also offer Virtual Treatment options.

We will support you in finding your balance, purpose and possibilities. Welcome to Alsana. We are so glad you found us.