Kari Whatley

(LPC)

About Me

My name is Kari Whatley, and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Alabama. I currently operate a private counseling practice that serves a wide range of clients struggling with depression, anger management, anxiety, relationship/couples issues, and other life challenges. I also have three years full-time experience as a hospice grief counselor working with families experiencing terminal illness, end of life issues, and grief.

My approach is to help clients find the tools they need to live the life they are looking for and to heal from hurts and wounds. I believe in concrete, practical solutions for dealing with life’s challenges and difficult seasons. I focus on action-oriented therapies that provide measurable improvement and increased self-awareness. I will be systematic and intentional in equipping you with the tools you need to lead a more fulfilling life.

It takes courage to seek out changes or support in difficult times, and I applaud each person willing to take those important steps. I believe that each client is the expert on their own life and has the personal insights that they need to make important changes.

I have an encouraging counseling style rooted in behavior and reality therapies. My hope is to help equip you with the tools needed to find hope and reach your goals.

You can do this! You have already started by making the decision to ask for help. I look forward to working with you and creating a personalized plan for your specific and unique needs.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Grief
  • Anger
  • Depression

I also have experience in Addictions, LGBT, Relationship, Family, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related, Eating, Sleeping, Parenting, Self esteem, Career, Bipolar

Years of Experience: 4

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #3363 (Expires: 2018-07-31)


Reviews

Written by A.N. on Jun 18, 2018 after counseling with Kari for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, eating, self esteem, and career

So far she's been a great Counselor and she understands me and my problems very well! I look forward to keep working with her to achieve my goals!

Written by R.A. on Jun 12, 2018 after counseling with Kari for 3 months on issues concerning grief

I have been writing to Kari for a few months now. I also had a phone conversation with her which was really useful and helped motivate me at a time I was feeling really low. I would recommend Kari for counseling.

Written by M.E. on Jun 09, 2018 after counseling with Kari for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship, and grief

I really enjoy talking with Kari, she is understanding and easy to talk to.

Written by P.E. on Feb 26, 2018 after counseling with Kari for 1 year on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, sleeping, and self esteem

Kari is great! She responds, listens and always is helpful. She has helped me tremendously over the last year and I always come away much more positive after talking with her!

Written by O.L. on Feb 12, 2018 after counseling with Kari for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, trauma and abuse, eating, sleeping, self esteem, and career

I haven't been so long into the counseling but Ms. Whatley has shown to be a professional. What I like from her the most is that she can provide with great advices and also great material to watch or read that then leaves one more calm and looking forward to improve in one's own areas of emotional opportunity.

She cares for real, thus making the counseling more human and less computarized.

In the end that's what I was looking for, another human being just like me that could read me, encourage me and push me through the difficult journey of the self understanding.

Written by M.A. on Feb 05, 2018 after counseling with Kari for 4 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family, intimacy-related, and sleeping

One of the most amazing, kind and sweet persons I have had the pleasure of talking with.
She helped me understand myself and others more, to let go of pain and imposing thoughts, live a better, more joyful life. I am very grateful, and I will definitely turn to her again when I need help with dealing with life.

Great experience!

Written by D.A. on Feb 01, 2018 after counseling with Kari for 11 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, grief, intimacy-related, sleeping, and self esteem

Kari is a dedicated, patient, gentle, insightful, and compassionate counselor. I couldn't have asked for someone better to talk about things I'm going through. At every turn, she was there for me. She always responded quickly to my messages with insight and compassion. Her personality also shines through, so you're not just talking to some bland, indifferent counselor, but a genuinely honest, graceful, respectful, and fun individual. I would recommend her to my nearest and dearest as I've grown to trust her professionally and personally.

Written by A.P. on Jan 04, 2018 after counseling with Kari for 2 weeks

I didn't work with Kari for long but I felt she was knowledgeable and listened to my issues. I would definitely recommend her to a friend.

Written by P.A. on Dec 31, 2017 after counseling with Kari for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, and self esteem

Kari was a great help to me when I needed someone to talk to. She was flexible and available to chat at convenient times. While we were talking she was professional and made several productive suggestions that helped me with my situation.

Written by K.E. on Dec 23, 2017 after counseling with Kari for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, and trauma and abuse

Kari Whatley is a great counselor. She gives many points and suggestions as well as websites to help you understand certain points more. She responds in a good timely manner and is patient with you. She respects your concerns and helps as best as she can even if you have a confusion. When I first started with Kari, I had a confusing mess of subjects and I didn't know where to start, but Kari took the time and came to an idea of where to start and after that it was a breeze. Thank you Kari with all yours answers and support!! I appreciate it all!

Written by I.O. on Dec 14, 2017 after counseling with Kari for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, family, intimacy-related, and sleeping

Kari is a brilliant, non judgemental, wise counselor. To have someone who is this sensitive to walk this journey with madness it easier to walk. I cannot recommend her enough.

Written by A.L. on Nov 27, 2017 after counseling with Kari for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, eating, anger, and bipolar

It was my first time doing any sort of counseling and Kari made it an absolutely wonderful and positive experience. She really helped me to understand and pin point the root of my issues and gave practical advice and tools on how to better myself and reach my goals. Kari made me feel very comfortable talking about anything, and always displayed a positive, but reasonable outlook on life. Thank you for your help, Kari! Your friendly and approachable nature was truly appreciated and inspiring.

Written by S.H. on Oct 29, 2017 after counseling with Kari for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, intimacy-related, eating, sleeping, parenting, self esteem, and anger

Kari is amazing. The time I spent with her, I opened up and let a lot out, she helped me understand the issues and how to address them. She’s biblically sound and a great person I’d recommend her to anyone that needs better help.

Written by C.A. on Oct 23, 2017 after counseling with Kari for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related, sleeping, parenting, self esteem, anger, career, and bipolar

She is amazing and has saved me more then she thinks.

Written by D.A. on Oct 22, 2017 after counseling with Kari for 2 weeks

Kari is a wonderful counselor. I have had two sessions with Kari, and I am already feeling better about myself. She will listen to you attentively and offer very good advice. She has a lot of Godly wisdom and is willing to help you with anything that is hurting you or bothering you. She is a compassionate, kind, and caring person. She will also respond in a timely manner and is willing to offer all kinds of helpful links and different ways of dealing with a problem. I have been very happy so far talking with her, and I would recommend her to anyone in need of help.

Written by J.U. on Oct 06, 2017 after counseling with Kari for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, eating, sleeping, and self esteem

Kari was very supportive and positive. Shared some great resources for sel-improvement and goal-setting, as well as videos for general motivation! I felt listened to and validated, and through her encouragement felt empowered to make some big life decisions with less self-doubt. Thank you, Kari!

Written by L.E. on Sep 29, 2017 after counseling with Kari for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, eating, sleeping, and self esteem

Best counseling I have ever had in my life. She is always there when I am in need and was very helpful friendly and very nice. I felt like sharing every thing I have been through on the first day. She was so cool and very easy to talk to thanks Kari!

Written by S.A. on Sep 22, 2017 after counseling with Kari for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, family, grief, intimacy-related, self esteem, anger, and career

Kari is a wonderful counselor to work with. She is communicative and has flexible availability. I've always felt like she really cares about what is going on in my life! While being a compassionate listener, Kari is also practical at brainstorming solutions that are realistic and that will work for you. I would recommend Kari to everyone.

Written by S.O. on Aug 28, 2017 after counseling with Kari for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, sleeping, self esteem, and anger

Kari is a wonderful counselor. She is always there for you and happy to do the best she can to help you. She has helped me in just the short amount of time I have been talking with her, and definitely recommend her helping hand.

Written by T.R. on Aug 12, 2017 after counseling with Kari for 2 months on issues concerning relationship, family, intimacy-related, and parenting

Kari has helped me and my fiancé get back to who we use to be and love one another more than ever. To compromise and hear one another out. She gave us great advice and we still continue to use it now. We are thankful for her pointing us in the right direction. Without her help we don't know if we would still be together now.

Written by T.H. on Aug 12, 2017 after counseling with Kari for 1 month on issues concerning eating

I only worked with Kari for a month but she definitely helped me. She is a great listener and really helps you find ways to get through hard feelings, without turning back to the bad habits you're trying to break. She gives you multiple ideas and sources no matter what you bring to her that day. She is a very sweet and empathetic person, and you'll want to do better just for her. Highly recommend :)

Written by L.O. on Aug 04, 2017 after counseling with Kari for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, eating, self esteem, and career

Kari is an exceptionally skilled counselor that has really helped me through a difficult time in my life. She is very compassionate, reassuring and insightful. I'd highly recommend her to anyone needing to talk with someone to gain a greater perspective on things.

Written by M.A. on Jul 31, 2017 after counseling with Kari for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family, eating, sleeping, self esteem, and career

Kari is an amazing counselor. Talking to her has really helped me with my situational depression. I can see myself getting better with every conversation and I feel very well supported.

Written by S.T. on Jul 14, 2017 after counseling with Kari for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related

Kari is an excellent counselor!

Written by M.O. on Jun 20, 2017 after counseling with Kari for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related, sleeping, self esteem, anger, and bipolar

I am so thankful that I found BetterHelp and got connected with Kari who is amazing counselor. With only into 2 sessions I am already feeling well and looking forward to many more sessions.

Written by S.A. on Jun 16, 2017 after counseling with Kari for 1 month on issues concerning relationship, anger, career, and bipolar

Kari is a very good listener and she did give me good advice. Her suggestions on how to reflect on past relationship were very helpful. I would really recommend Kari as a counselor!

Written by C.O. on Jun 16, 2017 after counseling with Kari for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship, parenting, self esteem, and career

Very helpful and understanding- appreciate her guidance and knowledge- very respectful and kind!

Written by M.A. on Jun 08, 2017 after counseling with Kari for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, and self esteem

Kari is great. She's helping me go through my problems.

Written by L.A. on Jun 08, 2017 after counseling with Kari for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, grief, intimacy-related, sleeping, self esteem, and career

Kari Whitley has been very helpful for me. I have been struggling with some major changes in my life and feeling very stressed. Kari has been an excellent listener and given me some very good advice.

Written by A.M. on Jun 07, 2017 after counseling with Kari for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related, parenting, and self esteem

I have been working with Kari for several weeks now and she has been absolutely wonderful. Has had a lot of good reading suggestions and is very thoughtful and truly concerned with me and what I am presently going through. She really has helped me to start to change how I feel about myself.

Written by R.A. on May 29, 2017 after counseling with Kari for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family, eating, parenting, anger, and bipolar

Kari's been really great and encouraging throughout the weeks I've spoken to her. She didn't lose interest in helping me even after I told her I was quitting therapy because I couldn't afford it, unlike how another therapist seemed to. In fact, after hearing I was leaving, Kari rushed to send me even more useful information and worksheets. She is no doubt the best therapist I've been matched with on this site and I will definitely miss talking to her after leaving. Thank you for everything, Kari!

Written by A.D on Mar 08, 2017 after counseling with Kari for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, intimacy-related, self esteem, anger, and bipolar

I am very happy with the support and guidance that Kari has provided and I would have no reservations about recommending Kari's friendly and professional services to others. Thank you for the support so far. Thank you also for your extra patience - I appreciate that I am not always consistent in terms my own ongoing communications and engagements.

Written by L.I on Feb 20, 2017 after counseling with Kari for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, grief, and self esteem

She is great, I feel wonderful talking to her and love the advice and histories that she has shared with me! Also she has not had any problem with my grammar misspells and understood everything that I have had to say.

Written by R.U on Aug 13, 2016 after counseling with Kari for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, anger, and depression

Kari has given me incredibly useful resources and practical advice that have helped me through a tough time in which I experienced a lot of anxiety and depression. She responds to your specific needs well and is all about giving you useful applicable steps you can take to look after yourself and understand your own feelings better. In short, she's great!