Drake Denton, M.Ed., LPC, CGAC
Private Practice, licensed in Alabama. Mr. Denton received a B.A. in
Psychology from Samford University in 1994, before earning his M.Ed. in Community/Agency Counseling from The University of Montevallo in 1998.
Following graduation, Mr. Denton worked with children and adolescents in local in-home counseling agencies until his licensure in 2002. Upon licensure he began practicing at Alabama Psychiatric Services for 11 years, expanding his expertise from child/adolescent to adults, group and couples counseling. During his employment with APS, he ran a Partial Hospitalization Program for teens for five years, and later provided clinical coverage for offices around the state. In 2013, Mr. Denton started his private practice as a generalist, but specialized in assisting families of children with special needs obtain and improve school IEP services.
Mr. Denton is available for individual, couple, and family therapy for patients school-aged and older, and physician and school consultation. He has a broad range of interests clinically, and primarily works with anxiety, depression, developmental, and adjustment issues. Joining Ackerson and Associates, he is developing his clinical skill assisting with post-concussion cases. Mr. Denton last year became an Alabama certified gambling addiction counselor with interest in application to many compulsive behavior issues such as video game/internet/social media addiction.