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Dr. Lee Keyes, Psychologist

Stress, Anxiety Relationship issues Family conflicts Intimacy-related issues Self esteem
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About me

Hello! I am Dr. Lee Keyes, a licensed psychologist in the State of Alabama. I received my PhD in Counseling Psychology from Texas A&M University in 1991 and was licensed that same year. Since then I have worked as a psychologist in higher education, private practice, and an inpatient psychiatric hospital. I have also served in leadership roles in state and international organizations, have provided 42 conference presentations, and published 31 professional articles and one book. I currently also am a consultant and provide educational development services to mental health professionals, administrators, health service entities, and anyone else interested in developing sound mental health programs.

My psychotherapy orientation includes interpersonal and dynamic approaches, though I am not a strict adherent to any particular school of thought. I work in a collaborative, problem-solving manner, and make adjustments depending on client feedback and evidence of progress. A fundamental belief of mine is that people generally think, feel, and do things for good reasons, and the first step involves understanding those reasons which then forms the basis of choices about what needs to change. I work to help clients understand themselves, and to live congruently with self, others, and the world around them. In this regard I have the most experience with stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family dynamics, communication skills, career development, and living assertively.

I look forward to working with you in the pursuit of congruence and satisfaction with life.*

*Please be aware that if you found me on any web site other than BetterHelp the information you have seen may be incorrect and may affect my ability to work with you. Also I must have direct awareness and involvement in the selection of clients assigned to me in order to proceed.

Professional experience

31yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Grief, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Career difficulties, Depression, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Divorce and Separation, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Infidelity, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Phobias, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

License information

AL Psychologist 654


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Dr. Lee Keyes. 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 Keyes has been extremely supportive of me and my current challenges. He listens extremely well and offers sound counsel for a variety of areas. I would highly recommend him if anyone is looking for a therapist at

Written on Jan 11, 2023 after therapy with Lee for 1 year and 6 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, and parenting issues

Very calm, and helpful, will take the time to check up on you.

Written on Dec 09, 2022 after therapy with Lee for 3 months on issues concerning relationship issues

Absolutely wonderful!

Written on Sep 06, 2022 after therapy with Lee for 11 months

Amazingly helpful

Written on May 22, 2022 after therapy with Lee for 11 months on issues concerning depression, and relationship issues

Dr Keyes is a wonderful human being. He is so experienced in what he does that he manages to recognize one's individuality, while simultaneously making the person get back in touch with themselves and recognize their own humanity. He is quick to identify what might be the core of an issue, able to assertively guide and keep even the most strayed of minds on track, keeping one accountable with one's own boundaries in how one treats/talks to themselves, while somehow leaving it open-ended for the participant to explore and learn more about themselves. A great soundboard and life coach, able to help shift the perspective on the inner light within.. helping kindle the inner flame in that it may illuminate enough shadows of the dark it does not touch in order to not be so afraid to just be, by work of shedding some of his own.

Written on May 03, 2022 after therapy with Lee for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and adhd

Dr. Keyes is extremely helpful. He is a great listener and gives good advice. He helped steer me through some tough times. I would recommend him to anyone. His help was much appreciated.

Written on Apr 07, 2022 after therapy with Lee for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes