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Kari Whatley, LPC

Stress, Anxiety Grief Anger management Depression
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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 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.

Professional experience

10yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder

License information

AL LPC 3363


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Kari Whatley. 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.

She's the best!

Written on Aug 08, 2022 after therapy with Kari for 2 years and 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

I started working with Kari when my husband and I needed a little guidance on how to parent together without resentment. Kari listened, gave me tools and suggestions and within a few months of us both seeking help we were able to improve our relationship. Kari is kind, gentle and easy to communicate with.

Written on Jun 22, 2022 after therapy with Kari for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, and compassion fatigue

Kari listens to me and she makes suggestions where I can work on my personal improvement and this is very helpful.

Written on Jan 24, 2022 after therapy with Kari for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

The best Therapist I have come across and who listen carefully to my problems and helps me a lot to over come it

Written on Dec 24, 2021 after therapy with Kari for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, and coping with life changes

I have been "seeing" Kari for over a year now. I can honestly say she has truly helped me in many areas of my life with how I approach things at work and home. Even friends and family have commented about how I seem different. I look forward to my weekly talks with her.

Written on Jun 15, 2021 after therapy with Kari for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, eating disorders, and sleeping disorders

I really enjoy the time I spend with Kari. She is very easy to talk to, and allows me to not feel like I’m talking to a wall! She’s experienced and very positive, and has been a great help to me.

Written on Dec 06, 2020 after therapy with Kari for 2 months on issues concerning grief, parenting issues, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, and coaching