Alonzo Turner

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About Me

I am doctoral student currently pursuing a Ph.D in Counseling and Counselor Education program at Syracuse University. I serve as a Graduate Assistant for the fullCIRCLE Mentoring Program and is the President of Counselors for Social Justice. I am originally from North Carolina where I completed his BA in Mass Communications at Winston-Salem State University and MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Ed.S. in Couples and Family Counseling form the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Upon graduating from UNC-G, I began serving at Family Services of the Piedmont where he provided individual and group counseling addressing the mental health and substance issues for clients of marginalized identities. I am a National Certified Counselor and a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC) in the state of NC with several years of counseling experience in community based, crisis assessment and intervention settings. I have counseling experience with adults, adolescents, couples, families, and groups. A great deal of my counseling experience has centered on adolescents and adults battling with mental health and substance abuse issues. I have recently provided these services to undergraduate and graduate college students at the Syracuse University's counseling center.

My orientation to counseling is based on a CBT framework of counseling and is informed by psychological assessment and treatment. I also use an intersectional feminist framework to help clients understand how various social constructs impact the intersections of their identities. I believe that the primary process of counseling involves helping clients gain insight to their presenting challenges in order to create sustainable changes.. As a burgeoning counselor educator, I aspire to engage students and clients through approaches that affirm less privileged identities. As a Black feminist, my research explores the intersections of class, race/ethnicity, gender, spirituality, sexual orientation and social justice.


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 8

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LCMHC #11191 (Expires: 2023-06-30)


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Alonzo Turner. 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 by L.P. on May 12, 2022 after therapy with Alonzo for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Alonzo listens and is always supportive and positive, which I love! He lets me talk and then gives me his perspective and and asks good questions. I always feel encouraged after our sessions.

Written by S.A. on Mar 31, 2022 after therapy with Alonzo for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

Great therapist. Great listener and is understanding. He has been helpful with sorting and figuring out my feelings/emotions and has been insightful. I feel that my brain is decluttered after sessions

Written by N.I. on Mar 26, 2022 after therapy with Alonzo for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career difficulties

Alonzo makes me feel at ease. He makes himself available and brings a deep insight.

Written by E.M. on Mar 21, 2022 after therapy with Alonzo for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

Alonzo is awesome! A wonderful listener and provides tools that have helped me with self talk