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Coralea Dalrymple

Clinical therapist offering therapy in AL
Counselor License Type(s): MS,LPC,SC
Stress, AnxietyGriefParenting issuesSelf esteemDepression
22 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I have been a Licensed Professional Counselor in Alabama for the past 15 years. I am originally from Western New York- but have been in Alabama for over 30 years. The military brought me here, and I was a military spouse for over 15 years. I am a graduate of Troy University, Alabama. I worked as a therapist in a community mental health center for 17 years and then moved to private practice in 2019. In these positions, I have been able to work with people from all walks of life, with many varied issues- from depression to bipolar and anxiety, to relationship issues (including deployments and re-unifications), parenting, grief, loss, and aging issues. I have worked with many other agencies to bring quality mental health care to the people in our communities. My approach is cognitive-behavioral as well as person-centered and solution-focused. I believe in teaching and giving people the tools to find solutions to current issues and use them in the future. My goal is to help you make the best decisions and feel good about these decisions. I believe in constantly learning and improving my skills to pass on the best and most current information and solutions to my clients. I am an alumnus of the National Health Service Corps- a program that encourages qualified professionals to work in health shortage areas to serve the underserved population. Everyone deserves excellent services, regardless of situations, circumstances, characteristics, or past decisions. I am very person-centered and look forward to helping you find your strengths, build upon them, and address whatever issue that has brought you to this site. Everyone has a story and knowledge to offer to others. Together, we will look at how to use your story's strengths and add other coping skills, problem identification, and problem-solving skills to your knowledge base. Everyone has one life; we deserve the best, most fulfilling life possible. And sometimes, everyone needs some help. Let me know if you are ready to learn new ways of dealing with problems that are reducing your life satisfaction. I am eager and excited to partner with you and help you move in whatever direction you want your life to go.

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Terri Spain

Clinical therapist offering therapy in AL
Counselor License Type(s): LICSW,PIP
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseDepressionCoping with life changes
5 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in Alabama. I have worked with individuals with a wide range of concerns, including but not limited to anxiety, depression, alcohol and substance related concerns, relationship concerns, body image concerns, trauma, parenting concerns, and adjusting to change. I have experience working with people from very diverse backgrounds, experiences, and from different stages of their lifecycle. I am currently only seeing clients with the preference of messaging only. This may change in the future. My style is very laid back and informal. It is my goal to help clients feel as relaxed and comfortable as possible with sharing their experiences. I focus on empowering clients and helping them to develop healthy and individualized coping skills. I want my clients to understand that I view my interactions with them as a privilege because I know that you choose to share your experience with me. It is my goal to help you to shift your perspective and to find relief. I am here for you.

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Paul Moffett

Clinical therapist offering therapy in AL
Counselor License Type(s): LPC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesFamily conflictsDepression
35 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a licensed professional counselor with over 35 years experience in inpatient, outpatient, residential, and private practice settings. I work with a wide variety clients: including family military/civilian , individual, marital/couples, and group therapy. I work with multiple issues including: depression, anxiety disorders, behavioral/conduct/ oppositional-defiant D/O , impulse control issues, PTSD. I have master's level certification as a addictions counselor allowing the opportunity to work with clients having addiction issues, co-occuring disorders impacting all areas of their life. I have worked for many years with a diverse population from adolescences, adults, and geriatric. My counseling approach is to create an extremely safe and supportive environment for each client to trust and feel safe enough to do the emotional work needed for the healing process to begin. My therapeutic style is cognitive/behavioral, client centered, and reality based to meet the specific needs of each client. I'm looking forward to meeting and working wi counseling approach is to create an extremely safe and supportive environment for each client to trust and feel safe enough to do the emotional work needed for the healing process to begin. My therapeutic style is cognitive/behavioral, client centered, and reality based to meet the specific needs of each client. I'm looking forward to meeting and working with you. Sincerely, Paul Moffett LPC, MAC

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Timothy Rowell

Clinical therapist offering therapy in AL
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW,LICSW
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsSelf esteemBipolar disorderDepression
12 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a social worker licensed in Alabama and Florida with over 13 years of experience working as a therapist. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, trauma related challenges, addiction to substances, and psychosis. I believe it is important my patients feel comfortable engaging with me and know they will never be judged for anything they disclose during session. I believe the moment this occurs work will halt as honesty between us is essential to healing. I believe in treating everyone with care, respect, and being genuine with my patients. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, rational emotive behavior therapy, and dialectic behavioral therapy. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes effort and work to make changes to our lives. When we work together in a collaborative effort we can make the progress you desire. My hope is to see you be successful and help you achieve the quality of life you desire and deserve. I look forward to working with you!

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Dr. Lucian Stamps

Clinical therapist offering therapy in AL
Counselor License Type(s): PhD,,LPC, ,NCC, NCSC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseParenting issues
14 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Welcome! My name is Dr. Lucian Stamps. I am an LPC in the State of Louisiana. I have over 15years of experience working in the Mental Health profession and the Education profession. I have worked in a variety of settings; focusing on areas of substance addiction, domestic violence, marriage and family issues, adolescent and young adult issues, school and career counseling issues, military and veterans issues, juvenile and adult offender issues, and pastoral counseling issues. I have a broad base of experience working with clients from different cultural backgrounds and ages. I am a National Board Certified Counselor and National Certified School Counselor. I am a graduate of the Counseling program at the University of Holy Cross in New Orleans; specializing in Counselor Education and Supervision, Marriage and Family Counseling, and School Counseling. My style of therapy is compassionate and supporting; yet therapeutically and intellectually challenging. I work from the premise that we are all on the journey of life, and there are seasons when we become wounded and are in need of someone to walk with us through the healing and growth process. I am honored and committed to walk with my clients and their families through the process. I look forward to working with you Lucian Stamps, PhD, LPC, NCC, NCSC

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Ashley Motes

Clinical therapist offering therapy in AL
Stress, AnxietyCareer difficulties
5 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Alabama with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety & career difficulties. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Tikishia Ferrell

Clinical therapist offering therapy in AL
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteemDepression
10 years of experience as a mental health therapist

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, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. 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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Bryant Harris

Clinical therapist offering therapy in AL
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemCoping with life changesCoaching
3 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed to practice in Alabama, California, and Georgia, bringing a wealth of professional experience. With my expertise in dealing with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, motivation, self-esteem, and confidence, as well as helping individuals cope with life changes, I am confident that I can help you tackle any challenges that come your way. I firmly believe that you are the expert in your story and possess the strength and resilience to overcome any obstacle. Taking the first step towards a more fulfilling and happier life requires courage, but I will guide and support you throughout the journey.

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Teresa Utley

Clinical therapist offering therapy in AL
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsIntimacy-related issuesCoping with life changes
14 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Alabama with 14 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, family conflicts, & intimacy related issues. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. 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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Leashia Moody-Miller

Clinical therapist offering therapy in AL
Counselor License Type(s): LPC-S,CCM,LPC after name
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteemDepression
28 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Alabama with 28 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

How to find a therapist for counseling in Akron

Finding the best therapist close by in Akron can feel challenging, but know that once you narrow your search for a counselor serving your area, you can find a therapist in your city that is accepting new clients and fits your goals. Whether you're struggling with depression, anxiety, marriage, family issues, or other emotional challenges, feel proud that you have begun your search to find the mental health care services in Akron that work best for you in order to begin your personal journey towards emotional healing with a therapist.

Understanding the type of therapy you'd like to search for is crucial before finding a therapist or psychologist in Akron. Perhaps you're interested in narrowing your search for a psychotherapist that can offer psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), talk therapy, provide group therapy, marriage and family therapy for individuals or couples, or couples therapy. Each type of therapy can offer various benefits and address or treat different disorders. If you're still unsure or are new to counseling in Akron, feel free to contact the provider via email to find out which methods they practice.

It is also important to understand that mental health professionals in the United States are accredited to provide care, helping individuals and couples, with a variety of licenses. These include licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT), licensed clinical social worker (LCSW), and clinical psychologist or doctor of psychology (PsyD). Regardless of their licensure, they are trained to treat individuals and couples counseling, and sometimes children, in any type of therapy in the Akron region and in the state of Alabama. Find a therapist under any of these distinctions and know that the sessions they offer can provide a safe place to heal.

A mental health counselor working through their own in-person therapy practice in Akron or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships, communication skills, working through life transitions, couples counseling, managing a mood disorder, improving coping skills, self help tips, offer life coaching, family therapy, or change in negative thinking patterns. A therapist may also provide a safe place and validation for clients experiencing emotional pain, or that simply want a psychological assessment. Verified providers can provide licensed marriage and couples therapy, tailor to individual needs, and create a therapeutic relationship as a National Certified Counselor.

There are all kinds of therapists working with clients today across the United States and in the greater Akron area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find Akron therapists, have in mind what type of therapy you'd like your provider to be most experienced with and choose an experienced provider with a practice located near you in the city of Akron, elsewhere in Hale, or in the greater state of Alabama.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs) about therapists and mental health services

Some other commonly asked questions on therapy with a licensed counselor and BetterHelp serving the Akron area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling with a therapist compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Akron therapist?

The average price of an in-person therapy session in the US is $100 to $200 per hour. These prices may be higher in Akron due to a higher cost of living. The price also depends on the type of provider you are looking for. See the following average prices for various mental health providers without insurance:

  • Counseling with a psychiatrist: $150-$500
  • Counseling with therapists: $100-300
  • Therapy with a psychologist: $100

While many psychologists in Akron may not take health insurance, some in the state of Alabama may work on a sliding scale, meaning they'll factor in your income and charge what you can afford per session. With a BetterHelp therapist throughout the state of Alabama you can expect significantly more affordable options, with sessions ranging from $65 to $100 per week (billed every four weeks). If you're looking for a therapist, Cincinnati offers a variety of professionals who can help with your mental health needs at a price you can afford.

How is a licensed therapist on this Akron online therapy platform verified?

Therapists in Akron, Alabama working on BetterHelp are licensed, trained, experienced, and accredited as a doctor of psychology (PhD / PsyD), licensed marriage and family therapists (LMFT), licensed clinical social worker (LCSW / LICSW), or licensed professional counselors (LPC). All of these psychology clinicians have a Masters Degree or a Doctorate Degree in their field of psychology sciences, and follow the APA Code of Ethics. They have been qualified and certified by their state's professional board after successfully completing the necessary education, exams, training and practice with a patient, and extensive experience in a healthcare clinic or treatment centers, in order to become a mental health provider. While their lived experience, expertise, careers, and background vary, they all possess at least 3 years and 1,000 hours of hands-on experience with adult and sometimes teen patients, and have the necessary therapist credentials to provide a safe space for long lasting emotional healing in therapy. 

Please note BetterHelp does not offer or provide care from Akron psychiatrists to prescribe a drug or medication as treatment, or perform psychological assessments and other psychiatric services.

How does working with a professional counselor in BetterHelp online therapy sessions work?

BetterHelp clinicians treat clients online across the United States (individuals and couples) through life transitions, inner child exploration, long term depression or anxiety, post traumatic stress disorder, and more. An online mental health therapist, including the therapists in Akron above, can work with young adults, children, adolescents, and adults virtually as an accredited licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) or licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT). You do not have to commute to a an office as a psychotherapy client.

Through BetterHelp therapy, you can partake in video, phone, or live chat therapy sessions with your licensed therapist. You can work through various symptoms, use the in app journaling feature, and receive worksheets. You'll also find support groups or group therapy lead by a therapist in Akron helping individuals on topics including managing life transitions, symptoms affecting sexual health, behavioral health, coping skills for anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, marriage counseling, and more. 

What mental health issues can psychotherapy address with the help of psychologists?

BetterHelp's verified Akron therapists specialize and have clinical experience in a wide range of mental health issues and modalities, helping clients to feel better and improve their lives every day. See below for examples.

Specialties on BetterHelp include:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy - This type of therapy is provided by therapists who are professional counselors, helping clients identify and change negative thought patterns through structured sessions.
  • Behavior therapy - Therapists use behavior therapy techniques to help clients modify harmful behaviors and develop healthier habits, often through the guidance of a professional counselor.
  • EMDR therapy - EMDR therapists assist clients in processing traumatic memories to alleviate emotional distress and improve overall well-being, utilizing the expertise of a professional counselor.
  • Talk therapy - Therapists engage clients in talk therapy to explore their feelings and develop strategies for dealing with various mental health issues, often guided by a professional counselor.
  • Depression - Therapists offer counseling to help individuals manage symptoms of depression and improve their mood and functioning, often working closely with a professional counselor.
  • Anxiety disorders - Therapists specialize in anxiety disorders, offering strategies to manage and reduce anxiety symptoms effectively, often through counseling sessions with a professional counselor.
  • Stress - Therapists provide tools and techniques to help clients cope with stress and improve their mental resilience, frequently under the supervision of a professional counselor.
  • Eating disorders - Therapists experienced in eating disorders offer specialized counseling to address unhealthy eating patterns and body image issues, with the support of a professional counselor.
  • Grief - Therapists provide support and guidance to clients experiencing grief, helping them navigate the stages of loss, often in collaboration with a counselor.
  • Attachment therapy - Therapists use attachment therapy to help clients understand and improve their emotional bonds and relationships, often with the assistance of a counselor.
  • Relationships - Therapists work with clients to improve communication, resolve conflicts, and strengthen their connections with others, often using the skills of a counselor.
  • Children, adolescents, and teens - Therapists specializing in youth therapy address the unique mental health needs of children, adolescents, and teens, often involving a counselor in the process.
  • Addiction (substance abuse) - Therapists offer counseling for addiction, helping clients overcome substance abuse and maintain long-term recovery, often under the guidance of a counselor.
  • Divorce - Therapists support individuals through the emotional and practical challenges of ending a marriage, often working with a psychologist to provide comprehensive care.
  • Trauma or PTSD - Therapists specializing in trauma and PTSD help clients process traumatic experiences and reduce their symptoms, frequently collaborating with a psychologist.
  • Bipolar disorder - Therapists provide counseling to manage the mood swings and challenges associated with bipolar disorder, often in consultation with a psychologist.
  • Psychodynamic treatment - Therapists use psychodynamic treatment to explore unconscious processes and how they affect current behavior, often guided by psychologists.
  • Career counseling - Therapists assist clients in making informed decisions about their professional paths and resolving work-related issues, often with the help of psychologists.
  • Alcohol use disorders - Therapists offer specialized counseling to help clients manage and overcome alcohol use disorders, frequently under the supervision of psychologists.
  • OCD - Therapists provide strategies and support to manage obsessive-compulsive disorder symptoms, often via psychotherapy.
  • ADHD - Therapists offer counseling to help clients with ADHD improve focus, organization, and overall functioning, often via psychotherapy.
  • Mood disorders - Therapists work with clients to stabilize and improve mood through various therapeutic approaches, frequently in psychotherapy.
  • Sex addiction
  • Complex trauma
  • Life transitions

You may also be struggling with relationship problems that could be addressed in couples therapy or with a sex therapist. In that case, you may choose to work with one of BetterHelp's experienced cognitive-behavioral therapists or licensed marriage family therapists (LMFT) who work with clients in relationships. You can also try a Akron therapy provider through BetterHelp's sister platform, ReGain, which is dedicated to couples and spouses worldwide. 

How do I know if online counseling is right for my family in Akron?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a Akron therapist is the validation and active listening they can provide. Your friends and loved ones may also be available to listen, but you may feel that they may lack the skills to provide objective guidance. Counselors are trained to respond to various concerns, symptoms, and mental health conditions.

Akron therapists in your city can support you toward a healthier emotional state, regardless of your mental health, life concerns, or healing needs. While supporting individuals in developing healthier habits, another good benefit of Akron therapy is having an understanding, safe space with a non-judgmental party who can support you through challenging experiences.

Many people have sensitive topics that they may feel ashamed to discuss with their friends or partner. A Akron therapist can help you confront these concerns and open up through unique methods of support. There are also many types of therapy, such as art therapy, where you may find you can express yourself through creativity instead of words with a psychotherapist.

With a lot of people in AL, therapists may be booked out with clients. Through the list of profiles above and others within BetterHelp's team, you may be able to find a psychologist within 24 to 48 hours. If you're searching to find a a nearby psychotherapist close to 35441 or the surrounding zip codes, consider others available through the BetterHelp site. No matter if you are seeking help from therapists in your area or beyond, online therapy can be a great option.

How should I prepare for my first therapy session with a Akron counselor?

Before seeing your Akron therapist, prep for your session by reading to understand the therapy process. You might write a list of questions you want to ask your psychotherapist, any emotional pain you may feel, and the ways in which you hope to improve. When you attend your session, let them know if you have any concerns about therapy or feel unsure about what to talk about. They may help guide you with open-ended therapeutic questions while offering mental health services. The first session will often serve as an intake to get to know you as a person and learn why you're attending therapy in Akron.

Should I find a therapist or psychologist for therapy if I feel fine? 

Some simply don't feel the need to see a psychologist. However, some people may avoid attending therapy due to stigma or preconceived notions of what therapy entails. Although psychologists often support people with mental health conditions, 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 feedback and advice from a therapist. A Akron licensed clinical social worker may help you gain power over your life and emotions while you navigate day-to-day experiences.

Gaining a new perspective on yourself through various therapies might allow you to improve your self-esteem, work through relationships, and gain a better sense of your mental health goals. The success you may find through therapy with a Akron counselor can be dependent on your process.

People may also attend therapy for specific motives, such as bullying, an autism diagnosis, a desire to learn mindfulness meditation, personality concerns, trouble with office workers, specific phobias, and many other principles that a counselor can help with.

Is mental health care and therapy with a therapist worth it?

Therapy with a licensed counselor is effective and has the power to change individuals' lives. Each client is at a different stage of their emotional healing journey in life, as each human can be unique in their personality, expression, skills, and goals. A psychologist can target various symptoms, experiences, and personalities to help you feel your best and put you on the path to healing. Unlike advice from a friend, family, or non-professional, a mental health therapist has an understanding of various disorders like ADHD and depression with many hours of experience in treating adults in their practice. For this reason, seeing an evidence based psychologist in Akron, Alabama can be worth it. Over 41 million adults in the US attend therapy services each year, showing it's a popular option and is proven to be effective.

Akron has many clinicians who practice person or client-centered individual therapy in-person and through online therapy to assist clients in their healing journey. If you opt into online therapy, you might also be able to meet with providers all over the United States and change therapists easily at any time. Many people struggling with anxiety and depression, substance abuse, body image issues, and more find therapists that are a good fit for them, feel supported, and gain further insight into their lives through internet-based therapy.

Do therapists judge you in therapy sessions during telehealth appointments?

The boundaries between you and a therapist are in place to help you and them regarding ethical concerns. Mental health professionals are held by ethical standards through the American Psychological Association (APA) and are not allowed to judge or harm their clients. If you are concerned about sharing details about yourself, feel free to withhold personal information. Their job in the therapeutic relationship is to create a safe place, help you gain a deeper understanding of your mental health, and support you. You might consider changing counselors if you don't feel safe or respected.

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Take some time today to learn more about the team of therapists at BetterHelp to understand the services available to you clearly. If you are new to therapy or have any questions about the services and terms, please reach out to customer service through the contact page or send an email to contact@betterhelp.com.

If you’re ready to sign up for online therapy, consider signing up with a platform like BetterHelp and get matched within 24 to 48 hours.

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