Therapy can help you manage the challenges life brings, but barriers like a lack of available providers or transportation issues can make finding in-person treatment difficult. If you’re in or around Huntsville, Mobile, or Birmingham, AL, it may be beneficial to consider an online therapy platform like BetterHelp. 

A licensed therapist can help you with many of life’s challenges. If you’re concerned about family conflict, distressed about the challenges of addiction, or coping with the symptoms of mood disorders, teletherapy can help. When you develop a therapeutic relationship with a counselor online, you can work toward your goals from the comfort of your home at a time that suits your schedule. This convenience can enhance the ability of many patients to get care. 

If you’re a student at Auburn University worried about your future, a busy professional looking to avoid burnout, or a parent constantly anxious about your child, a BetterHelp therapist can help you through healing. Whether you live in a rural area or reside in a big city like Birmingham, therapists are available in your area. If you’re looking for a therapist, AL has many providers available for state-wide access to care. Connect with one of the professionals below to take the next step.

 

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Barbara Leigh

Offering therapy in Alabama
License: M.S.Ed., LPC-S, NCC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSleeping disordersSelf esteemCoping with life changes
36 years of experience

With over 30 years of experience as a therapist, I offer a seasoned combination of wisdom, current relevance and flexible interventions. I have seen trends come and go in the fields of psychology and counseling, so I like to identify your particular needs and tailor treatment modalities to your unique circumstances and expectations. I enjoy helping people discover their true needs/desires and pursuing their dreams, potential and meeting their life goals. I specialize in helping you overcome life's speed bumps - being stuck, restlessness, grief, depression, anxiety and trauma (I am a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional). I enjoy working with individuals of all ages, families and with partners/marriages. I have worked in multiple settings - inpatient, outpatient, day treatment, residential, in-home, private practice and, of course, virtual! My "pet topics" are neurodiversity, neuropsychology, PTSD/ADHD and media psychology. My pioneering work with online counseling in the 90s (pre-Google!) was featured on Oprah's network and in Glamour Magazine, so I come to you with the highest of standards in the field. I typically use cognitive-behavioral therapy, skills-building from dialectical-behavioral therapy and neurotherapy (teaching about how your mind-body chemicals spur your feelings which lead to thoughts, behaviors and habits). I believe that people change when they're ready - my goal is to help you get ready to change and then to support you through change. You know you can't directly change others, but you CAN change yourself - and by doing so, you help change the world for the better, one step at a time. And it all starts with you! Let's create a treatment plan that is both realistic and challenging for you - one that involves a precise balance of safety and risk, comfort and courage. My clients say I'm easy and fun to work with because of the combination of my personality, professional and personal experience...and thus I use a balanced combination of compassion, reality and humor...and because I'm real. Change is hard enough - why not make it fun, meaningful and enjoy the journey? I look forward to working with you! Ready? Set....Grow!!

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Dr. Lee Keyes

Offering therapy in Alabama
License: PhD
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsIntimacy-related issuesSelf esteem
32 years of experience

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.

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Harriet Lamb

Offering therapy in Alabama
License: LPC-S
Stress, AnxietyGriefParenting issuesDepression
24 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor. That means I supervise Master level counselors for 2 years so that they can meet the requirements for licensing. I have been licensed for 24 years and have worked with children and adults in Community Mental Health settings, parenting programs, Child Protective Services and drug education. I use person-centered, behavior therapy, thought changing, unconditional positive regard, solution-focused and reality therapy to name a few. I have worked with ADHD, OCD, grief issues, trauma and abuse, and mental illness. Many people are hesitant to seek counseling. I know that opening up to someone you don't know can be a scary experience. My approach is non-judgmental and supportive. Together, we will move toward risking changes to improve your life.

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Tamara Ward

Offering therapy in Alabama
License: MS,MA,LICSW
Stress, AnxietyLGBTFamily conflictsCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
3 years of experience

Your counseling time with me is a safe space for you to grow and to heal and most importantly, to be you. Beautiful you. Just as you are. My therapy style is warm and empathetic. I approach the therapy process from a place of compassion, unwavering patience, and a desire to understand your journey and how you got to where you are. Together we will tailor our sessions to meet your unique and specific needs. If you are hurting, I encourage you to trust the counseling process, give yourself some grace, and keep an open mind. Even the strongest of souls can use a bit of support from time to time. I am so happy you are here today! I have over 8 years experience with the LGBTQ+ community, including gender-minority life experiences. I have over a decade of experience working in case management with adults on the Autism spectrum and with Asperger's disorder. I am comfortable in conversations where my clients may need extra time to find their words.

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Clayton Hightower

Offering therapy in Alabama
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesFamily conflictsIntimacy-related issues
5 years of experience

I am a licensed clinical social worker in Alabama with 5 years of professional work experience. My work experience is primarily with individuals facing substance abuse and addiction-related issues. I have worked in multiple levels of care, including inpatient treatment, outpatient treatment, and outpatient therapy. The longer I have been a therapist, the more my interest has expanded to relationship issues, both past and ongoing, as well as developing a stronger sense of self in a loud world. I believe that making the choice to seek out therapy is a big step, and every individual does it differently and with different goals. I am well versed in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness-based Therapy, Brief Solution Focused Therapy, and more long-term psychodynamic approaches. I will work with you to determine which approach will be most effective and communicate with you about what that looks like at every step of the process so that you feel seen, heard, and respected.

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Savannah Kizzie

Offering therapy in Alabama
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsIntimacy-related issuesDepression
4 years of experience

Welcome! My name is Savannah Kizzie and I am a licensed professional counselor (LPC) in the state of Texas and Alabama. I follow a holistic therapeutic approach that places emphasis on an individuals physical, emotional, social, and spiritual well-being. I believe providing a safe, comfortable, and non-judgmental environment can foster deep self-reflection, personal growth, and long-term healing. By incorporating the use of mindfulness and client-centered techniques. I believe clients can develop the innate skills necessary to address the root cause of many of life’s challenges. With a wide array of experiences ranging from trauma & crisis to family relationships, marital relationships, and life transitions. I will incorporate cognitive behavioral and solution focus strategies to empower clients and I am committed to providing those who work with me the tools necessary for a successful counseling experience.

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Andrew Thomas

Offering therapy in Alabama
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsDepressionCoping with life changes
10 years of experience

I am licensed in Alabama with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & depression. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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James Pixey

Offering therapy in Alabama
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemCareer difficultiesDepressionCoping with life changes
8 years of experience

Hey, I'm James! I look forward to getting to know you. I provide mental health therapy through secure video. I am in network with Anthem, Aetna, Cigna, United Healthcare, and UMR. Schedule through my website to get a free consultation! Are you tired of waking up every morning wondering how you’re going to make it through another day? Do you get so anxious that it makes you physically sick? When you’re at your breaking point, you need someone on your side. As a mental health therapist for over 8 years, I see it as my privilege to take the time to understand what it's like to be you and to do my best to help you feel more in control of your life. I use scientifically supported techniques including cognitive-behavioral therapy, mindfulness, schema therapy, and solution-focused therapy. My specialities include working with adults who are going through hard life changes, family of origin issues, depression, anxiety, or who are just trying to figure out who they are. I really enjoy getting to know what makes my clients unique as people and then using this to help tackle whatever is sucking the fun out of life. One of the first things we can do in therapy is explore how you view the world and what the ingredients are to the problems bothering you. We'll make a plan together that feels right to you and is at the pace you need it to be. During each session, I want you to feel heard and cared about. My aim as your therapist is to support you in creating a more fulfilling life - a life you want to wake up to.

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Larry Prentice

Offering therapy in Alabama
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsSelf esteemDepressionCompassion fatigue
7 years of experience

I am licensed in Alabama with 7 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Jennifer Stowe

Offering therapy in Alabama
Stress, AnxietyGriefBipolar disorderCoping with life changesADHD
17 years of experience

I am licensed as a Clinical Social Worker in the states of Georgia and Alabama with over 17 years of professional work experience. I am a Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist (CCTS-I). I specialize helping clients with trauma and abuse, coping with mood struggles such as bipolar disorder, anxiety, and depression. I also have experience working with concentration, memory and focus (adhd). I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

How can therapists in Alabama support you?

Therapists in Alabama can practice many types of counseling, from marriage and family therapy to cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT). They may also assist you with symptoms of depression, stress, or anxiety.

Therapists may help you set and achieve career goals, work on current issues you may be facing, or address your past. Over 2,972,142 people live in Alabama, and one out of five Americans has a mental health condition. Searching for licensed professionals in Alabama may help you find mental health support for personal growth, anxiety disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and other mental health concerns. You do not need a mental health diagnosis to seek support from one of BetterHelp's licensed providers above.  

The mental health field can include psychiatric medication management, online therapy, marriage counseling, couples therapy, clinical social work, licensed counseling, and other mental health services in person and online. Seeing a licensed provider can help you navigate mental health conditions and life circumstances through mindfulness and other specialized techniques.

Please note that BetterHelp does not offer diagnostic or medication management services.

Why are many residents in the state of Alabama working with a licensed counselor?

People reach out for mental health support for a variety of reasons. Many individuals work with a counselor for general life advice, while others may attend therapy for a specific concern. Whether you live in a large city or a smaller county in Alabama, BetterHelp can match you with a licensed professional tailored to your preferences noted when you sign up.

Mental health counselors in Alabama support clients with varying issues, which can include:

  • Challenging situations or life stressors
  • Eating disorders
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Depression or depressive conditions
  • Adjustment issues
  • Emotional support for a terminal illness
  • Chronic pain emotional support
  • Grief
  • Personality disorders
  • Trauma
  • Relationship conflicts and concerns

Finding a therapist that takes new clients in online therapy can be the first step in finding a treatment plan that works for you. Your therapist can provide a safe space for you to focus on self-care and well-being.

If you're interested in speaking to one of the therapists above or being matched with a counselor in 24 to 48 hours, consider signing up for BetterHelp. BetterHelp has over 35,000 providers, including those listed above.

Emergency services

If you are experiencing a crisis or emergency, don't use this site's online services. If you are in life-threatening danger, call 911. If you require support for a crisis, reach out to the hotlines below:

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

Some commonly asked questions can be found below.

How much does a therapist cost?

Mental health professionals can differ in price. Forbes found that the average cost of in-person therapy in the US is around $100 to $200 per hour. Pricing can also vary based on your location. 

BetterHelp offers payment plans of $60 to $90 per session, charged monthly in a lump sum. You can also take advantage of this pricing on one of BetterHelp's sister platforms, like ReGain for couples or TeenCounseling for teens aged 13 to 19.

Many therapists may be upfront about their pricing and whether or not they take health insurance from the beginning. Additionally, some in your area may offer a sliding scale plan to allow those with lower incomes to pay less for therapy. However, services online can often save individuals a few hundred dollars per month.

How do I know if I should get a therapist?

Mental health services and mental health providers may help you navigate various concerns. You do not need a diagnosis or condition to attend therapy; You can discuss grief, relationship concerns, stress, or life changes and ask for general advice. A counselor may help you gain power over your life and emotions while you navigate day-to-day experiences.

Mental health issues don't always present as a crisis. Many professionals provide talk therapy and support for life transitions, skills learning, relationship problems, or life coaching. Online therapy sessions in Alabama can allow clients seeking therapy to experience professional help through video, phone, or live chat sessions without commuting to an office.

Does insurance cover therapy?

Different counseling services can vary in cost. Therapists must apply to accept insurance through insurance companies, which may take time and money, so not every therapist offers services through insurance. If you cannot find a therapist that accepts your plan, BetterHelp may be cheaper than visiting an in-person therapist.

Is online therapy safe?

Online therapy through BetterHelp and its sister platforms is safe. Therapists are licensed, experienced, and vetted before being contracted with the platform. If you experience any concerns with your therapist, you change your counselor through the platform or app at any time.

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