Financial Counseling

Financial Counseling

Gateway's Financial Freedom program has helped families just like you pay back more than $69 million of debt.

What We Do:
Gateway Financial Freedom is Alabama's most effective and affordable financial counseling service for individuals and families.  In just one year, our financial counselors helped people achieve the following outcomes:

  • 98 families avoided foreclosure and kept their homes.
  • 184 families became mortgage ready.
  • 234 families avoided bankruptcy.
  • Families paid back almost $1 million of debt to creditors.
  • More than 40 families recovered payday loans.

Whether you are in financial crisis or have simple questions, talking to one of our certified financial counselors is a decision you will not regret.  Our services can be divided into three categories: budget counseling, debt solutions and home owner help.

Why trust Gateway with your financial needs?

Judgment Free

Gateway counselors are the only financial experts who are also housed in a family counseling office. We understand how relationships and family can impact previous and future financial decisions.

Affordable

The majority of our financial services are offered on an sliding-scale fee, based on your household income.  Thanks to community partners like the United Way of Central Alabama, we do not turn anyone away due to inability to pay.

Confidential

Talking about financial challenges can feel embarrassing, and some worry that their privacy may be compromised.  As the only joint family counseling and financial counseling provider in the state, we understand the importance of confidentiality.  Your sensitive information is safe with us.

Meet the team.

Lauren Goodman, MPA

Program Manager

Doug Horst

Financial Counselor

Charlie Pierson

Financial Counselor