Duane Carley


About Me

I am a counselor with a passion to help others recover from psychological and life issues, specializing in addiction. I hold a Master’s of Social Work and I am licensed as a clinical therapist in Alabama and Mississippi. I possess over 15 years of counseling and 20+ years of case management experience. My primary desire is to help people find real freedom from the chokeholds of life, especially alcoholism and addiction, but also self-esteem and grief issues, depression and anxiety, relationship problems, and spiritual struggles. As a Christian professional for many years, I have seen firsthand the challenges of life; for struggling couples, dysfunctional families, and hurting individuals. I utilize a wide array of psychological and spiritual tools to help others determine the cause of their problems, find hope in realistic solutions, and experience true and lasting freedom. Methods of treatment include CBT, DBT, Solution-focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Mindfulness.


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Relationship issues
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , Adoption and Foster Care , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Gottman Method, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 17

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LICSW #4101C (Expires: 2023-12-31)

LCSW #C9330 (Expires: 2024-04-30)


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Duane Carley. 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 J.A. on Jun 20, 2022 after therapy with Duane for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Duane made good suggestions regarding my issue and has been very good at following up.

Written by M.I. on Jun 07, 2022 after therapy with Duane for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Mr. Carley is knowledgeable and very attentive to my needs. He listens well and has been very helpful in being a sounding board for working through my depression. He is also an excellent spiritual resource. I look forward to working with him further.

Written by A.U. on May 26, 2022 after therapy with Duane for 2 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue

His understanding, experience, and professional skills match his profile. Highly recommended.

Written by S.E. on May 16, 2022 after therapy with Duane for 1 month on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, and parenting issues

I was nervous when I started this but after a couple sessions it was easy to talk to Duane he understood what I was dealing with very well and has helped me through a very difficult part of my life

Work with me!