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Dr. Tivica Fortune

Offering therapy in AL
License: PhD,LPC
Stress, AnxietyGrief
10 years of experience

I am a licensed professional counselor in the state of AL since 2008. My educational background is in counseling and psychology. I have a graduate degree in counseling and a doctorate degree in psychology. I am a solution focused therapist and I am here to help you work through a plan to solve the issues that challenge you. I use an eclectic approach to therapy because I believe there is more than one way to get the help you need. I believe therapy works best when we both engage in conversations about what you want to accomplish. Together, we will explore your reason for pursuing counseling and identify your goal. You are the expert on your life and what you experience on from day to day. I am here to help you learn a different way of doing things and coping with your challenges. Please be patient if you are waiting for a response from me during the weekdays. I am helping other patients and may not be able to respond to you immediately. However, I will definitely respond to you within 24 hours or sooner. I am in the central time zone; please keep this in mind when scheduling appointments with me. My schedule is normal business hours, Monday through Friday, from 8 am to 5 pm CST. I am not available on weekends, Saturday and Sunday.

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Jennifer Haney

Offering therapy in AL
License: Mississippi and Alabama Licensed Professional Counselor,NCC,BC-TMH
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
20 years of experience

I am licensed and experienced in providing counseling on the various challenges life throws our way. Everyone goes through times of stress, tragedy, turmoil and angst. Seeking professional advice during these times can help to ease these difficult feelings. As a therapist, I have helped individuals and couples overcome tough times in life such grief, loss, marital strain and divorce as well as other career and lifestyle transitions. My professional counseling style mirrors my personality in that I am kind, compassionate and have a heart for helping others in need. Please know I am here to help you overcome whatever difficulties or transitions you are experiencing. Collaboratively, we can help you set some personal goals, challenge your inner strengths and help you overcome these challenging times of your life.

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Dr. Kathy Farley-Cook

Offering therapy in AL
License: LPC
Family conflictsAnger managementSelf esteemADHD
4 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) working with clients who have presented with grief/loss, anxiety, stress, low self-esteem, family conflicts, parenting challenges, and relationship concerns. My non-judgmental, therapeutic style embodies empathy, trust, sensitivity, care, and genuineness while delivering high-quality services. During the session(s), I often utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Solution Focused Therapy. However, if theoretical approaches are not suitable for the client(s), I employ other approaches based on their need(s). I am of the belief that it takes a lot of courage to seek professional help and commend you for taking the first step. I look forward to us working together!

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Gwendolyn Wilson

Offering therapy in AL
License: Ed.D
Stress, AnxietyParenting issuesAnger managementSelf esteemADHD
30 years of experience

Counseling may be viewed as a process in which one engages in order to cope with life’s situations or to find a level of contentment which enables them to function. With the guidance of a skilled therapist, counseling allows one to examine and explore their options to solve problems or to assist in various phases of their life’s journey. Hello! I am Dr. Gwendolyn Wilson. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Alabama. I hold a Doctoral Degree in School Psychology and a Master’s Degree in Counseling. My experience in counseling is varied, extensive, and spans over 40 years. I have a genuine desire to offer a safe and confidential environment by which the client will be comfortable and feel valued and respected as a person. It is with great care that I provide a listening ear and an open heart to assist my clients in developing the skills necessary to move forward. During my sessions, Clients are free to express themselves in a non-judgmental environment. Over the years, I have aided clients who experienced issues with ADHD, depression, anxiety, self-esteem, misbehavior, relationships, and other mental health problems. My training in counseling also includes assisting parents in coping and nourishing children who are mentally challenged, hyperactive, and/or behaviorally disruptive. So, if you are considering counseling, you couldn’t have made a better choice. Now, let’s get started.

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Melinda Calligan

Offering therapy in AL
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
18 years of experience

I have over 17 years of clinical experience working with a variety of populations including children, adolescents, adults, and geriatrics with emotional, behavioral, and psychiatric problems. I have experience helping clients sort through a multitude of personal and mental health issues including stress, depression, anxiety, anger management, coping skills, emotional disturbance, family conflict, relationship issues, life coaching, parenting, peer relationships, school issues, teen violence, motivation, self-esteem, and confidence. I strive to be an authentic, warm, open, and a compassionate clinician. My mission is to help all my clients identify and accept their intrinsic worth. I hope to offer guidance and unconditional support that can help put my clients on the path towards discovering their highest self and fulfilling the purpose for their lives. 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 and I am here to support you in that process.

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Jenay Williams

Offering therapy in AL
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsSelf esteem
9 years of experience

I am licensed in Alabama with over 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, 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.

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Teresa Utley

Offering therapy in AL
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsIntimacy-related issuesCoping with life changes
14 years of experience

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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Savannah O'Berry

Offering therapy in AL
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
5 years of experience

Hi! I am licensed in Alabama with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, & coping with grief and loss. I also have experience working with crisis situations and helping take steps toward a healthy life after a crisis happens. Unconditional positive regard, listening without judgement, and providing support for any challenges life brings are a big part of my counseling philosophy. I believe in the importance of honest, open, respectful communication in the therapeutic relationship. Along with this openness, I believe you are the expert in your life, and I am here to walk with you in your journey to wellness. Every person is unique and the dialogue between us along with the treatment plan we collaborate on will reflect your individual needs and goals. A good treatment plan is not something impossible or unrealistic, but one with small and attainable goals that fit into your life. 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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Kalonda Coleman

Offering therapy in AL
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemCoping with life changesADHD
3 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Alabama and I have experience helping individuals of all ages with stress and anxiety, depression, relationship dynamics, ADHD, and a variety of challenges related to adjustments and life transitions. I believe that you are the expert of your story and it is my honor to support you as you navigate difficulties and rediscover strengths to help you achieve your goals. Therapeutic Goal: I believe therapy should be a collaborative effort to clarify your goals, maximize your strengths, identify potential roadblocks, and design a lifestyle that works for you. Therapeutic Approach: We achieve this goal by exploring behavioral and thought patterns which may be hindering your success. During sessions, we will look for hidden motivations and subtle beliefs which are no longer beneficial. We will utilize creative problem-solving to develop strategies more conducive to a fulfilling life. We will implement strategies for success and review and adjust as necessary. And we will do all of this in a safe, nonjudgmental space where you can voice all of your fears, frustrations, confusion, and mistakes on the way to growth.

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Amber Keltz

Offering therapy in AL
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemBipolar disorderDepression
9 years of experience

I am licensed in Alabama with 9 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & bipolar disorder. 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 sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

How to find counseling in Arley

Finding the best therapist close by in Arley 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 that work best for you in order to begin your personal journey towards emotional healing.

Understanding the type of therapy you'd like to search for is crucial before finding a therapist or psychologist in Arley. 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 Arley, 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. Find a therapist under any of these distinctions and know that the sessions they offer can provide a safe place to heal.

Mental health professionals working through their own in- person therapy practice in Arley or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships, communication skills, working through life transitions, managing a mood disorder, improving coping skills, or change in negative thinking patterns. They may also provide a safe place and validation for clients experiencing emotional pain. 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 Arley area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find 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 Arley, elsewhere in Winston, or in the greater state of Alabama.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Arley 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 Arley 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 Arley 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 BetterHelp or clinicians 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).

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

Therapists in Arley, 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 psychiatrists to prescribe a drug as treatment, or perform psychological assessments.

How does working with a 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, and more. An online mental health professional, including the therapists in Arley 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 Arley helping individuals on topics including managing life transitions, symptoms affecting sexual health, behavioral health, coping skills for anxiety or depression, trauma, stress, marriage counseling, and more. 

What mental health issues can psychotherapy address?

BetterHelp's verified Arley 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:

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 Arley 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?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a 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.

A psychologist 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 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 Arley 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 lot of people in AL, providers 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 35541 or the surrounding zip codes, consider others available through the BetterHelp site. No matter if you are seeking help in your area or beyond, online therapy can be a great option.

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

Before seeing your 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. The first session will often serve as an intake to get to know you as a person and learn why you're attending therapy.

Should I find a therapist or psychologist 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. A Arley 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 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.

Is mental health care and therapy worth it? 

Therapy 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 professional 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 Arley, 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.

Arley 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?

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.

Stay up to date with the leading online counseling platform

To stay up to date with BetterHelp's initiatives through their social channels, you can follow them on PinterestLinkedInInstagramTwitter, and Facebook. For mental health tips, check out the BetterHelp YouTube channel.

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 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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