My 20 years as a clinical psychologist working with adult men and women have taught me a lot. First, that we all carry a burden. Second, our burdens are lighter when we share them with others. And finally, we can be set free from our burdens, or, regardless of them, live happily. I enjoy working with clients wanting to overcome depression, anxiety, alcohol and/or drug addictions, posttraumatic stress disorder, stress, panic disorders, or relationship challenges.
My clients say that I am easy to talk to and give them a sense that “there is a way out.” Most clients leave the first session feeling greatly relieved that they have been understood. And, have the beginnings of a mutually agreeable plan of action that will give them relief. I have great respect for my clients. They have courageously come forward in spite of their burdens and made the first step toward getting the help and relief they desire.
My therapeutic techniques are based on the American Psychological Association’s “Professional Practice Guidelines”. These criteria are designed to assist in the use of the best methods for addressing mental health issues.
Let’s walk this road together.
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Anger management, Self esteem, Coping with life changes, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Divorce and Separation, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family of Origin Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Infidelity, Jealousy, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood Disorders, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Post-traumatic Stress, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Social Anxiety and Phobia
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
MO Psychologist 2002011127
These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Dr. Alwyn (AL) Whitehead. 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.
Dr. Whitehead has helped me a lot to keep me on track as I finished my degree, transitioned to full-time work, and becoming a father.
Written on Feb 06, 2023 after therapy with Alwyn (AL) for 1 year and 8 months on issues concerning lgbt, grief, sleeping disorders, career difficulties, and adhd
Very helpful. First positive experience with therapy!
Written on Mar 22, 2022 after therapy with Alwyn (AL) for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Al is very understanding and uses various types of tools to enable some change. He is very efficient at mirroring and that creates a more comfortable environment to share your deepest concerns/problems. I’m continuing my therapy with him, and certain I will grow from this experience.
Written on Mar 22, 2022 after therapy with Alwyn (AL) for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, and career difficulties
Dr Whitehead has helped me immensely. He listens and really understands what my issues are without any type of judgement. I feel that I can speak freely without any hesitation and he will listen, respond, offer ideas on how to deal with life’s many events whether current or past. He has given me tools to use to resolve past childhood issues which actually worked. I feel very confident in his care. I recommend him highly.
Written on Jan 10, 2022 after therapy with Alwyn (AL) for 5 months on issues concerning intimacy-related issues
Al is an incredibly compassionate, patient, open, wholesome and caring person, who I can honestly say has been of great help and assistance to me.
In my own personal journey, he has been able to challenge my thought patterns without judgment, and instead offering tools and ideas that I have tried to bring to my daily life.
He is great to talk to, and during our video meetings he allowed me space to talk, but was also communicative and asked interesting questions that helped me process my own thoughts. He seems like someone who is open to all people and tries to see things from their point of view.
I really appreciate his assistance during the last few weeks. I do genuinely feel it's made me a more thoughtful and whole person.
Written on Nov 07, 2021 after therapy with Alwyn (AL) for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem
I'm enjoying my sessions with Dr. Whitehead. He's kind, experienced and professional, and as a result of his support, I'm being able to see tangible, positive changes in how I feel and interact with others since day one!
Written on Aug 22, 2021 after therapy with Alwyn (AL) for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and anger management