Depression can be a debilitating disease that not only affects your mind but can also destroy your entire life if it is not treated. Isolating yourself, constant fatigue, feeling sad or lost, and sleeping more than usual are just some of the symptoms that can wreak havoc on your daily life. 

The town of Athens has been home to 18 famous sports stars such as Dick Coffman, Andy Nelson, and Pryor Williams so the community is fond of sports of any kind. When you have depression, you lost interest in things that you used to enjoy such as sports, but it is important to stay active to fight depression. Talk to a therapist in Athens about treatment today. 

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Athens, Alabama (Athens, AL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): PhD
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Sleeping disorders, Depression
Years of Experience: 38

I am trained in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive-Behavior Therapy,and Rational-Emotive Behavior Therapy. I utilize these approaches in treating mood disorders, behavioral issues, chronic pain and disease, child and adolescent issues, parenting skill training, and special interest problems such as anxiety, panic disorder, depression, and PTSD. As a seasoned professional with advanced training in treating mood disorders, and behavioral health issues, I am highly qualified to help you overcome your challenges in life. My approach is honest and direct, co...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Athens, Alabama (Athens, AL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 8

My name is Jessica Kelley. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in the state of Alabama. I started working in psychiatric hospital settings at age 18 and have loved helping people ever since! I graduated from California Baptist University in 2013. I have worked in several states as I transfer with my enlisted-military husband and our two children. Most of my counseling experience has been in high-crisis settings with adolescents, young adults, and their families. I have worked with families and individuals experiencing trauma, anxiety, depression...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Athens, Alabama (Athens, AL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT,AADC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Grief, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 25

Hello! I am Sandra. I am a Marriage and Family Therapist licensed in the state of Alabama. I graduated with a Master of Science with my degree in Marriage, Family, and Child Counseling from California State University over twenty years ago. I hold an Advanced Alcohol and Drug Certification along with my Marriage and Family Therapist license. I have worked with clients struggling with a wide range of concerns, including stress and anxiety, grief, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, and addictions. Whether you are looking for a Therapist...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Athens, Alabama (Athens, AL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 20

It’s awesome that you’ve reached out to BetterHelp. Change takes courage! I am a mental health therapist with a Master’s in counseling and have over 20 years of experience as a counselor. Much of that time has been spent working with folks addressing substance use disorder and accompanying issues such as HCV, esteem, trauma, loss, anxiety and depression. Many times, relationship and identity problems are also present and addressed. My approach is often based, in part, on the existentialistic philosophy of assisting others in finding their purpose and authentic sel...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Athens, Alabama (Athens, AL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 7

HELLO! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Alabama (LPC) and I have been working in the counseling field since 2016. I have experience conducting individual, family and group therapy, in-office and online, both residential and outpatient settings. I provide services for a wide range of areas that may negatively impact the quality of our lives including grief, anxiety, depression, life transitions, and substance abuse. I mostly tend to draw from the reality therapy approach when in a therapeutic relationship. This approach goes beyond just talking about t...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Athens, Alabama (Athens, AL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MS ,LPC ,NCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 7

Hello! Welcome to my profile! Thank you for taking time out to view my profile! My name is Andrea Lane. I’m a highly skilled, compassionate, empathetic, and solution-oriented License Professional Counselor in the state of Alabama dedicated to providing exceptional care and implementing effective treatment services for children, adolescents, and adults experiencing or exposed to behavioral, psychological, and drug and alcohol abuse. I have a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling in Psychology. I'm also a National Certified Counselor, a Certified C...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Athens, Alabama (Athens, AL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW,LICSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

I am a social worker licensed in Alabama and Florida with over 10 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, an...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Athens, Alabama (Athens, AL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW,LICSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Depression, ADHD
Years of Experience: 4

My name is Meagan Baxter. I graduated with a Bachelors in Human Services Management from the University of Phoenix and a Masters in Social Work from the University of Southern California. I use cognitive behavioral therapy, solution-focused therapy, client-centered, and motivational interviewing. I have experience working with individuals struggling with negative self-talk, low self-esteem, mood instability, substance use, challenging irrational beliefs, anxiety, history of trauma, and grief and loss.

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Athens, Alabama (Athens, AL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MS,LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 6

I am a LPC therapist licensed in Alabama and Delaware and have over 6 years of working with individuals and families, helping navigate the hardships that life throws at us. I have worked with clients with various life problems such as work stress, family conflict, anxiety, depression, trauma symptoms, and parenting problems. While I have the most experience working with teenagers, in recent years I have branched out to work with adults and younger children. I have helped clients identify, process, and move past what is blocking them from living the life they want...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Athens, Alabama (Athens, AL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LPC-S
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 30

My name is Donda Goodson and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Alabama. I obtained my undergraduate degree from Auburn University in Vocational Rehabilitation and my Master's degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in Rehabilitation Counseling. I received my counseling license in 1992 from the Alabama Board of Examiners in Counseling. The majority of my clinical experience is from mental health agencies and private practice. I have worked with clients ages 4 to 74 with various issues to include anger management, anxiety, depression, grief and...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Athens, Alabama (Athens, AL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LPC
Therapy Specialties: Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Anger management, Depression, ADHD
Years of Experience: 12

I am a licensed professional counselor with over 10 years of experience working with people of all ages as a therapist. I have worked with people managing depression, anxiety, anger problems, family conflicts, and ADHD. I also have experience working with people who struggle with substance use disorders. Many of my clients have a past history of abuse and trauma and I have helped them process this along with grief and the struggle to move forward. My style of therapy is warm, compassionate, and caring, as I accept my clients where they are and walk with them al...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Athens, Alabama (Athens, AL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC,Jennifer Garrison
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 9

My name is Jennifer Garrison. I’m from Atlanta, Georgia and followed my passion for counseling resulting in creating a life in Alabama. I’ve been in the counseling field for approximately 9 years, with primary services provided in trauma and the individualized effects and impact of trauma. I stand firm in my thoughts that true courage is stepping out and asking for help. In providing services and assistance to those who desire, I wish to explore alternate hypothesis and discover the answers to the questions they seek by creating a safe place for each and every...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Athens, Alabama (Athens, AL)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 20

I am credentialed in the state of Alabama with 20 years of professional work experience as a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker. I firmly believe that people have the capacity to substantially improve their situations through developing insight and finding practical solutions to create the change for which they aspire. My experience includes helping clients with stress, anxiety, depression, addiction, and coping with grief and loss. I also have worked with people who are experiencing life changes including cancer and other serious medical conditions. ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Athens, Alabama (Athens, AL)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 35

I am licensed in Alabama with 35 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, coping with grief and loss, & parenting issues. 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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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Athens, Alabama (Athens, AL)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 30

I am licensed in California with 30 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, trauma and abuse, & 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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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Athens, Alabama (Athens, AL)
Therapy Specialties: Grief, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 34

I am licensed in Florida, Utah and Alabama with 34 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with coping with grief and loss, bipolar disorder, depression, coping with life changes, narcissistic abuse recovery . 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!

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Athens, Alabama (Athens, AL)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 3

I am licensed in Alabama with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, relationship issues, & trauma and abuse. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. 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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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Athens, Alabama (Athens, AL)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 35

I am licensed in Florida and Alabama with 35 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with compassion fatigue, stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, coping with grief and loss, & depression. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. 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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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Athens, Alabama (Athens, AL)
Therapy Specialties: Addictions, Sleeping disorders, Depression
Years of Experience: 5

I am licensed in Alabama with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I work with my teen clients & adult 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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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Athens, Alabama (Athens, AL)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 15

I am licensed in Alabama with 15 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, & trauma and abuse. I also have experience working with depression. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. 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.

Having A Hard Time Selecting A Mental Health Professional In Athens?

Finding the right therapist can feel intimidating. However, there are a few methods you can try to narrow your search for a counselor in the Athens area if you find it challenging to find therapists accepting new clients.

First, research what type of therapy you'd like to pursue before finding a therapist or psychologist. You might be interested in psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), group therapy, marriage and family therapy, or couples therapy. Each therapy can offer various benefits. If you're still unsure, consider asking your prospective therapists which methods they practice.

When you're ready to search, search for 'therapist near me in Athens and scroll through the options. Next, consider your goals for the gender of your therapist, the type of therapy they're most experienced with, and their specialty. Finally, choose a therapist located near you in the city of Athens or elsewhere in Limestone or the state of Alabama.

Mental health professionals working through private practice or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships and communication skills, working through life's obstacles, or changing negative thinking patterns. They may also provide a listening ear and validation. Verified Athens therapists can provide licensed marriage and compassionate counseling, tailor to individual needs, and create a therapeutic relationship as a National Certified Counselor.

What Is The Cost Difference Between Conventional Therapy And BetterHelp? 

Forbes reports that the average price of an in-person therapy session in the US is $100 to $200 per hour. These prices may be higher in Athens due to a higher cost of living.

Some therapists 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 therapists serving the city of Athens and elsewhere throughout the state of Alabama you can expect significantly more affordable options, with sessions ranging from $60 to $90 per week (billed every four weeks).


Did You Know BetterHelp Therapists Are Not Limited To In-Person Visits?

Online therapists, including the US-based therapists above, can work with people like you in or around Athens to offer creative forms of communication and treatment. You do not have to commute to a therapist's office to meet with one of these counselors.

Through BetterHelp, you can partake in video, phone, or live chat sessions with your licensed therapist. You can work through various symptoms, receive worksheets, and sign up for mental health webinars. Additionally, the BetterHelp app offers a journaling feature.

Suppose you're struggling with relationship problems that could be addressed in couples therapy. In that case, you may choose to work with one of BetterHelp's experienced cognitive-behavioral therapists specializing in behavioral health and relationships. You can also try a provider through BetterHelp's sister platform, ReGain, which is dedicated to couples and spouses worldwide. Look through the available therapists above and consider which might work for you.

San Jose has many professionals who provide client-centered individual counseling in person and through online therapy. If you opt into online therapy, you might also be able to meet with therapists all over the US. Many individuals gain further insight into their lives through internet-based counseling. In Athens, therapy can be easily accessible and a click away.


How To Know If Therapy Is Right For You?

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 they may struggle to provide objective guidance as a therapist can. Therapists are also professionals trained to respond to various concerns, symptoms, and mental health conditions.

A therapist may support you toward a healthier emotional state, regardless of your mental health or life concerns. While supporting individuals in developing healthier habits, another benefit of therapy is having a 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 San Jose 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 can express yourself through creativity instead of words.

With almost one million people in Athens, AL, finding a therapist can be costly, and therapists may be booked out with clients. Through the list of therapists above and others through BetterHelp, you may be able to find a therapist within 24 to 48 hours. If you're searching for a nearby therapist close to 35613 or the surrounding zip codes, consider other available therapists through the BetterHelp therapist page.

Stay Up To Date With The Leading Online Therapy Platform

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

Take some time to learn more about BetterHelp therapists and counselors to understand the services available to you clearly. If you have any questions, please reach out through the contact page or send an email to contact@betterhelp.com.

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

Emergency Situations

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:

·      National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

·      National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

·      Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741

·      Veterans Crisis Line: Call 1-800-273-8255 (and press 1) or text 838255. For support for the deaf and hard of hearing community, please use your preferred relay service or dial 711 then 1-800-273-8255.

·      Trevor Lifeline (LGBTQ Lifeline): (866)488-7386 

·      SAMHSA National Helpline (Substance Use): (800)662-4357

·      National Eating Disorder Association Helpline:1-800-931-2237 (M-Th: 9 AM-9 PM EST, Fri 9 AM - 5 PM EST)

·      Child Help Hotline: Call 1-800-422-4453 or use the online chat feature

·      National Anti-Hazing Hotline: 1-888-NOT-HAZE (1-888-668-4293) 

·      Physician Crisis Support Line: Call 1-888-409-0141 if you are a first responder or medical provider experiencing crises related to Covid-19

·      Sexual Assault Hotline: Call RAINN at 1-800-656-4673

Zip Codes Served By BetterHelp Therapists

Below are some of the zip codes served by BetterHelp therapists in Athens:

35611, 35612, 35613

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Some other commonly asked questions on therapy and BetterHelp can be found below:

How Do I See A Therapist For The First Time? 

Before seeing your therapist, prep for your session by reading about the counseling process. You might write a list of questions you want to ask your therapist. 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 why you're attending therapy.

Should I Attend Therapy If I Feel Fine? 

If you don't feel the need to see a therapist, you don't have to. However, some people may avoid attending counseling due to preconceived notions of what therapy entails. Although therapists 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 advice. A therapist 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 Crying In Therapy A Breakthrough?

Crying can be a breakthrough for some individuals who struggle to express emotions. Others might find that they often cry during sessions. Crying can be normal and healthy, so whether you cry or not may be a personal aspect of sessions.

Are Therapists Worth It?

We may all be on different paths in life, as each human can be unique in their personality, expression, and goals. A therapist can target various symptoms, experiences, and personalities. Unlike advice from a friend, family member, or non-professional, therapists are trained to meet you where you're at. Therapy can be worth it. Over 41 million adults in the US attend therapy each year, showing it's a popular option and may be often effective.

Do Therapists Judge You? 

The boundaries between you and a therapist are in place to protect you and them from ethical concerns. Therapists are held by ethical standards through the American Psychological Association (APA) and are not allowed to judge or harm their clients. Their job is to support you and make you feel safe and respected. You might consider changing therapists if you don't feel safe or respected.