The Anniston Practice

Dr. Howell treats people of all ages. He does work with individuals, couples, families and groups. His practice includes assessment of emotional, psychological, mental and behavioral disorders. He provides his patients with counseling and psychotherapy to treat the problems and to heal the overall situation.

Dr. Howell uses a wide variety of treatment therapies including insight oriented therapy, Rational Emotional Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Treatment, supportive therapy, group therapy, family therapy and more.

Most insurances are accepted including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Tri-Care, United Health Care, and many others. Due to the many differences in health care plans, coverages, deductibles and co-pays, the fee for the first few visits is collected until coverage is confirmed. For some insurance carriers, the fee may have to be collected in full until the deductible has been confirmed and met.

He is a member of the Alabama Psychological Association and of the American Psychological Association.

Dr. Howell´┐Żs philosophy of treatment is based upon the balance between the mind, the body and the spirit. He addresses all three components in his treatment methods.

Education and Professional Background


Received Bachelor of Arts from Samford University in Birmingham, AL. 1971

Received Master of Arts from Yale University Divinity School in New Haven, CT in studies of Religion and Psychology. 1974

Received Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA in combined program of Professional Psychology focused on family and children. APA approved. 1978

Fellow in Psychology Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA. APA approved. 1978


Associate Director, Assistant Professor in Family Medicine, (Behavioral Science), University of Alabama in Birmingham Medical School at Anniston Family Practice Residency Program, Anniston, AL 1979 – 1990.

Currently on Clinical Staff with hospital privileges with North East Alabama Regional Medical Center, Anniston, AL.

Has practiced in Anniston, AL since 1979.

Private Practice in Clinical Psychology from 1990 to present in Anniston, AL.

Professional Affiliations

Member of the American Psychological Association and the Alabama Psychological Association.

Dr. Howell is founder of The Institute for Conscious Being.

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