Arab is in the heart of it all. It's just a hop, skip, and a jump away from Huntsville, Birmingham, and Atlanta, which means there is plenty to go see and do if you're an Arab resident. But if you're one of the millions of Americans across the United States struggling to find happiness, or even just a little peace, enjoying the Arab lifestyle may be difficult to achieve.

Reach out today to talk with a qualified mental health professional in your area if you find yourself having a hard time with relationships, struggling to recover from a loss, fighting to overcome trauma, or battling mental illness.

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Judi Braswell

Clinical therapist offering therapy in AL
Counselor License Type(s): LPC,CEAP
AddictionsRelationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issuesDepression
12 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a licensed professional counselor with broad experience including addiction, co-dependency, relationship issues, parenting, blended family, work related issues, and depression/anxiety. I am a Christian and can incorporate biblical principles into therapy, if requested, but believe in supporting individuals to discover their answers and the steps necessary to have the life they want. I believe in incorporating behavioral change to address symptoms while working to uncover the root of the problem.

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Ceminthia Graham

Clinical therapist offering therapy in AL
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepressionCompassion fatigue
8 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Georgia with almost ten years of experience. I specialize in trauma and its impact on daily living. I have worked with an array of clients from early intervention for preschoolers to Combat Veterans. I have worked in both the inpatient and outpatient setting. I have worked with an array of concerns such as depression, anxiety, military sexual trauma, PTSD, couples/relationship challenges and addiction. It is important to me to meet clients where they are and to treat them with dignity and respect. I utilize motivational interviewing, TF-CBT, CBT and Solution Focus therapy. I believe that treatment should be driven by the client and our success belongs to you. Your dedication will not go unnoticed as it takes hard work to overcome life's challenges. Kudos to you for seeking the support you desire in order to begin living the life of your dreams. Healing is possible and I look forward to working with you.

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Tommy Davis

Clinical therapist offering therapy in AL
Counselor License Type(s): MA,LPC-S
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
13 years of experience as a mental health therapist

My name is Tom Davis. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor (LPC-S) in the state of Alabama and Louisiana with over 10 years of counseling experience. I have experience working with adults and adolescents both in individual and group settings. I also have experience working with couples and families. Some clinical issues I have the most experience in include addiction, trauma, depression, anxiety, and stress management. A main focus in my treatment is establishing a therapeutic relationship with the person first and foremost as I believe having a good connection helps facilitate effective counseling and provides the best outcomes. In therapy, I am supportive, compassionate, and am present with individuals both in times of struggle as well as times of achievement and progress. I make sure to meet each individual where they are and actively listen to and respect where they would like to see themselves in the future with the help of therapy. Working collaboratively with individuals on their treatment goals is a priority throughout treatment and I encourage open communication regarding what therapeutic techniques and approaches that work best for the person so as to ensure the best therapeutic experience. My counseling style combines 12-Step Facilitation, cognitive-behavioral, solution-focused, motivational interviewing, and brief therapy approaches to help individuals achieve their therapeutic goals. Identifying one's strengths and coping skills that can be used to help work through various issues is an important part of my therapy approach. I truly value each individual therapeutic relationship and fully empathize with the different emotions a client may experience throughout treatment. I believe that each individual has the ability to overcome struggles but that sometimes having additional support in the form of therapy can help one to better identify and recognize the coping skills and strengths they already possess. You have taken the first step in creating a healthier, happier you and I would be honored to help you in that journey! SPECIALTIES Addictions Trauma Depression Anxiety Family Issues Also experienced in: Relationship issues , Grief , Parenting issues , and Anger management. Years of Experience: 10 +

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Dr. Amber Sutton

Clinical therapist offering therapy in AL
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuse
4 years of experience as a mental health therapist

"Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare." -Audre Lorde- Hello and Welcome! My name is Dr. Amber Sutton and I have over 10 years of professional experience as a social worker. I obtained my BSW from the University of Montevallo, my MSW from Washington University in St. Louis, and my Ph.D. in Social Work from the University of Alabama. As a therapist, mother, feminist, and advocate, I bring authenticity, vulnerability, and compassion to my practice. I am incredibly passionate about offering support to individuals as they work toward their desired goals and build healthier relationships with themselves and others. I firmly believe in self-determination and autonomy meaning that while I can help you to process and navigate experiences, you get to decide the next steps. I enjoy incorporating creative and artistic therapeutic approaches into my individual and group work such as writing, drawing, music, and movement. Therapy requires change that at times can be discomforting but I truly believe that transformation happens when we allow ourselves to lean into the process and do the work it takes to reclaim our stories, our boundaries, and ultimately our peace. My overall goal is to create a braver space where we can engage in a powerful and meaningful therapeutic process. I craft conversations that spark courage and clarity. I empower you to regain control by prioritizing your health and aligning with your authentic self. Are you ready? Stay curious, -Dr. S

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Martha Kilgore

Clinical therapist offering therapy in AL
Family conflictsGriefSelf esteemDepression
25 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Alabama with 25 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & coping with grief and loss. 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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Angela Shadden

Clinical therapist offering therapy in AL
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
7 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Alabama with 7 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, trauma and abuse, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. 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!

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Shannon Wise

Clinical therapist offering therapy in AL
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSleeping disordersAnger managementDepression
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, sleeping disorders, & anger management. 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. My diverse experience in mental health includes working as a Therapist Acute for about 5 years with voluntary and involuntary clients hospitalized during a crisis needing stabilization to reintegrate into their daily life routines. I later worked as a Mental Health Professional for about 4 years in a correctional facility providing treatment team support for stress management, assessing client needs for referrals for medication, and interventions for safety precautions or assignments to special observation housing for those with chronic symptoms. I have recently worked over a year in private practice in the community serving adult and teen individuals, as well as couples. Triggers may vary between situational adjustment stressors, serious mental illness, personality, or substance abuse. I provide integrative guidance with CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) to assist clients with emotional regulation and conflict resolution I further utilize DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy) to teach improved coping skills for relaxation, grounding and distress tolerance to avoid overreaction from poor impulse control when triggered, and utilize Reality Therapy for goal setting in order to provide healthy interventions for improved quality of life and personal growth. Setting goals together and reviewing and monitoring incremental progress renews hope and restores dreams of living life with passion and purpose Every individual has unique circumstances with universal needs of receiving validation and educating themselves to grow and become more self-aware to increase their empowerment to transform.

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Alisha Dreiling

Clinical therapist offering therapy in AL
Relationship issuesTrauma and abuseGriefIntimacy-related issuesParenting issues
8 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Alabama with 8 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, trauma and abuse, coping with grief and loss, & intimacy related issues. I practice from a person centered approach that incorporates a trauma informed biopsychosocial model of care. My main goal as a therapist is to provide a safe space for my clients to show up as their authentic selves where they can explore the depths of their thoughts and feelings without fear of judgement, shame, or expectations. As psychologist Carl Rogers said, "When someone really hears you without passing judgment on you, without trying to take responsibility for you, without trying to mold you, it feels damn good. . . . When I have been listened to and when I have been heard, I am able to re-perceive my world in a new way and to go on. It is astonishing how elements which seem insoluble become soluble when someone listens. How confusions which seem irremediable turn into relatively clear flowing streams when one is heard. "

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Amy Mannahan

Clinical therapist offering therapy in AL
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemCoping with life changes
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 relationship issues, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & coping with life changes. 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. 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.

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Colleen Craig-Akinsanya

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

Hi, I’m Colleen, a Clinical Social Worker in Alabama. I've been a Social Work over 15 years and focused the last 5 years on providing direct mental health services. I feel I was pulled into the mental health field after working through my own troubled childhood and learning to manage my own Anxiety from that trauma. I was blessed to find a caring and relatable therapist early on who stuck with me on my journey of mental freedom! I would like to be that therapist for you. I've worked in nursing homes, home health, hospice, and outpatient mental health clinics. I try to understand the relationship between social system, culture, community, and an individual’s mental health when working with them. My specialties include anxiety, grief/ bereavement, life transitions, and stress management. My counseling style is structured and flexible. I am a honest and straight forward therapist. I want the best for my clients, but they have to want the best for themselves before change can happen. I like to focus on identifying strengths and helping my clients maximize their strengths to overcome life obstacles. I use evidence-based approaches such as cognitive behavioral therapy, positive psychology, and solution focused therapy. You can visit my website at www.liftmysoults.com for more information.

How to find a therapist for counseling in Arab

Finding the best therapist close by in Arab 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 Arab 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 Arab. 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 Arab, 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 Arab 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 Arab 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 Arab area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find Arab 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 Arab, elsewhere in Marshall, 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 Arab 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 Arab 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 Arab 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 Arab 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 Arab online therapy platform verified?

Therapists in Arab, 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 Arab 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 Arab 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 Arab 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 Arab 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 Arab 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 Arab?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a Arab 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.

Arab 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 Arab 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 Arab 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 35016 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 Arab counselor?

Before seeing your Arab 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 Arab.

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 Arab 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 Arab 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 Arab, 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.

Arab 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.

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:

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