About me

I am Al Watson, a Licensed Independent Social Worker for Clinical Practice in the state of South Carolina. I obtained my license in 1989 after completing a Master of Social Work Degree from the University of Georgia in 1979. I have both administrative and clinical experience in the mental health field since 1972. I have been in solo counseling practice part-time since 1988 and full-time since 2010, providing counseling services to children, adolescents, adults, and families. While I have worked in a variety of mental health services, for the last ten years I have focused on adults, children/adolescents, and families in private practice. I have provided services for those who are trying to resolve issues related to depression, anxiety, grief, being abused, self awareness and acceptance, sexual orientation, and parenting.

I am trained primarily in analytical and cognitive-behavioral counseling and believe in providing client-centered service to my clients. I try to make contact with my clients to understand their physical, mental, and spiritual makeup and how they apply this combination in their daily life and in their plans for the future. I believe it is important to pay attention to your talents, and potential for creativity. I work to also understand your present life through past and present personal and family relationships. I will use this information to develop a treatment plan with you that best serves your needs. Really listening to you is the key to success in counseling goals.

We all can experience difficult times in our lives, and come to wish there was someone in the professional counseling field to talk with to help us grow, finding ways to better cope with such times. I am happy to be available to work with you in finding ways to increase personal healthiness and I look forward to working with you.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Parenting issues
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Sleeping disorders , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coaching , ADHD , Abandonment , Adoption and Foster Care , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 35

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

SC LISW SW 3808


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Al Watson. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written on May 11, 2021 after therapy with Al for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, and anger management

Great counselor. Kind and effective.

Written on Mar 11, 2021 after therapy with Al for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

Highly recommend! Very caring and attentive.

Written on Feb 04, 2021 after therapy with Al for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Al Watson has been patient and understanding. He also completely understands what I am going through and is the first person to actually listen to me. I am grateful for his advice and support.

Written on Jan 26, 2021 after therapy with Al for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Al is an amazing counselor and helped me so much already. I look forward to our next session and have already recommended this app to several people. Thank you.

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