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. 

This is Stacie Coduto's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Athens, Alabama (Athens, AL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW,LICSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties
Years of Experience: 14

Hi! My name is Stacie Coduto. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the states of Virginia and North Carolina and a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in Alabama. I have 14 years of counseling experience and additional years of experience working as a hospice social worker. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns and specialize in the areas of anxiety, grief and loss, posttraumatic stress disorder, trauma, anger management, and general life stress due to work, school, parenting, etc. For potential military veteran or military family m...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Athens, Alabama (Athens, AL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC-S
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 24

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor. That means I supervise Master level counselors for 2 years so that they can meet the requirements for licensing. I have been licensed for 20 years and have worked with children and adults in Community Mental Health settings, parenting programs, Child Protective Services and drug education. I use person-centered, behavior therapy, thought changing, unconditional positive regard, solution-focused and reality therapy to name a few. I have worked with ADHD, OCD, grief issues, trauma and abuse, and mental il...

This is Karmel Mayo's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Athens, Alabama (Athens, AL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

Are you struggling at home, work or school, facing stressful or painful events in your life, or simply need someone to openly listen? I work with individuals who have anxiety, depression, substance abuse, mood disorders, dual diagnoses, and PTSD. My goal as a counselor is to provide a confidential setting while establishing a trusting connection with you so together, we can explore pathways to your own health and well-being. I look forward to every day as a counselor helping and inspiring others so that they can begin to hope for the possibilities of growth and...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Athens, Alabama (Athens, AL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LICSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Depression, ADHD
Years of Experience: 3

Hi there and welcome to the first step of taking charge of your mental health. Congratulations! My name is Rachel Garrett and I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker for the state of Alabama. I graduated with my MSW from Troy University in 2016 and have worked with many different areas including Child Abuse and Neglect with DHR, juvenile delinquents, incarcerated adults, and inpatient Geri psych. I have worked with depression, anxiety, bipolar, schizophrenia, and compassion fatigue. I tend to use mainly client centered therapy, CBT, and DBT and if y...

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

Hello! My name is Brittany Stevens and I am from Alabama. I have lived in Alabama my entire life and attended the University of Alabama for my graduate program in social work. I currently have an LICSW (Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker) to practice social work. During my career in social work, I have been involved in helping people navigate a variety of issues. I have worked in child trauma, adult trauma, depression, anxiety, family/couples issues, parental issues, addiction, domestic violence, infertility, LGBTQ among many others. My treatment style...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Athens, Alabama (Athens, AL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Depression, ADHD
Years of Experience: 3

I have 5+ years experience working with individuals to improve their mental health. Most of my experience has been working with families, individuals, couples and at-risk youth. I have also worked in outpatient therapy for 3+ years. My focus has been on depressive disorders, situational/lifestyle adjustment, trauma, and anxiety. I want to ensure my clients are heard. I like to take time to celebrate the progress you make on yourself; We are a team, and I am in your corner. I will do my best to help you work through whatever you might be going through, and I will...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Athens, Alabama (Athens, AL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LICSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Depression
Years of Experience: 6

I am a therapist specializing in individual, couples and family therapy. I maintain a private practice in Huntsville, Alabama. I have completed a Bachelor of Psychology at the University of Alabama in Huntsville and a Master of Social Work at Alabama A&M University. I have six years of experience in the field of Social Work. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) and I am a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP). I have experience in crisis intervention working with children through adults. I have gerontology experience working with the elderly po...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Athens, Alabama (Athens, AL)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Depression
Years of Experience: 4

I am licensed in Alabama with 4 years of professional work experience. In that time my primary specialization is in the field of addiction/substance abuse. While treating individuals with substance use disorders, it is necessary to also address underlying issues that drove the substance use in the first place. This has given me the opportunity to help my clients with additional issues such as depression, anxiety, trauma, personality disorders, family issues, self-esteem issues and spirituality. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Athens, Alabama (Athens, AL)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 6

I believe that my approach and personality create a safe environment for my clients to create lasting change. I have over 7 years experience in substance abuse, I have been practicing counseling since 2016, and I have worked with clients of all ages. I also specialize in trauma and working with teens. Other areas of experience include anxiety, self-esteem, grief, and LGBTQ+-related issues, to name a few. 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 s...

This is Yvonne Copeland's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Athens, Alabama (Athens, AL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSW,LICSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 44

I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, and my background includes extensive field experience in medical social work, hospice, home health, family and children's services and adoption. My practice focus for the past 15 years has primarily been supporting people who are dealing with grief and loss issues, helping to prevent caregiver burnout, educating people about depression and anxiety and the impact on their overall quality of life, as well as assisting with the adjustment to the changes brought about by chronic illness. My clinical approach will ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Athens, Alabama (Athens, AL)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 27

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and National Board Certified Counselor with 27 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with depression, stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, & 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 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, Career difficulties, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 24

I am Dr. Angela Adams, a Psychologist, licensed in the states of Alabama, Florida, Illinois, Michigan, Oregon, Virginia, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, I have 23 years of post-doctoral professional experience. I specialize in solution-focused, Christian/faith-based Counseling. I work with clients targeting relationships, depression, anxiety, careers, finances, and general wellbeing. I help 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 l...

This is Dr. Amanda Armstrong's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Athens, Alabama (Athens, AL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): PhD
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Depression
Years of Experience: 12

I am an Alabama native and mental health professional in the River Region, that has a compelling passion for helping people. As one of the few African-American female psychologists licensed in the state of Alabama, I aim to use my platform to challenge the stigma of mental health both locally and nationally, especially among veterans and women of color. I became a licensed psychologist after seeing a need to help the community at large to normalize life’s stressors and prioritize mental health. I witnessed a disparity in the community regarding access to affor...

This is Gwendolyn Cane's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Athens, Alabama (Athens, AL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,NCC,LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 5

Hello, my name is Gwendolyn "Nikki" Cane. Before talking about myself, I want to applaud you for making the move to seek help to work on your personal goals. I know finding the right person to work with can be overwhelming and tiring, because you want someone that understands you and your needs. Therefore, I thank you for taking the time to look at my profile. I am passionate about helping individuals reach healing, gain insight, and move into that desired next phase of life. My professional experience and continuous quest for knowledge is evidence of my desire to...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Athens, Alabama (Athens, AL)
Therapy Specialties: Self esteem, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD
Years of Experience: 18

I am licensed in Alabama with 18 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with motivation, self esteem, and confidence, coping with life changes, executive and professional coaching, & compassion fatigue. 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.

This is Dr. Fillis Walton's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Athens, Alabama (Athens, AL)
Therapy Specialties: Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 12

I am licensed in Alabama with 12 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with family conflicts, trauma and abuse, & parenting issues. 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. 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, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 9

I am licensed in Alabama and Louisiana with 9 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & trauma and abuse. I also have experience with couples therapy. 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.

This is Karen Coats's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Athens, Alabama (Athens, AL)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety
Years of Experience: 10

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

This is Dr. Joan Williams's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Athens, Alabama (Athens, AL)
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 25

I am licensed in Alabama with 25 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, parenting issues, anger management, & 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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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Athens, Alabama (Athens, AL)
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 3

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Alabama with at least 3 years of therapeutic experience. I also have a License to practice Social Work in the state of Maryland, my home town. I have experience in helping adults with relationship issues, family conflict, parenting issues, & depression. My therapeutic style allows you to take the lead on your journey of healing, with a small push by myself to help you see various options available for change to occur. I believe change is possible for everyone, as long as you are willing to go for it. I tre...

Having a hard time selecting a mental health professional in Athens? (How we can help)

Finding the right therapist can feel intimidating, but there are simple ways to narrow down your search for the Athens area; especially when you're having a hard time trying to find therapists accepting new clients.
 
First, research what type of therapy you’d like to pursue BEFORE trying to find a therapist or psychologist. Maybe that’s psychodynamic, cognitive behavior therapy, group therapy, marriage and family therapy, or couple’s therapy; just search 'therapist near me in Athens' and find the one that is right for your needs. Next consider whether the gender of your therapist matters, the types of therapy they're most experienced with, and then finally choose a therapist located near you in the city of Athens, or elsewhere in the Limestone county or state of Alabama.
 
Mental health professionals that have a private practice or provide therapy services for professional counseling can help improve healthy relationships and communication skills whether that be working through life's obstacles and life issues in couples counseling, changing negative thinking patterns, or just providing a listening ear. Verified Athens therapists can provide licensed marriage counseling, compassionate counseling, tailor to individual needs (such as discussing healing, children, or other adults), and will help create a therapeutic relationship as a National Certified Counselor. Verified Athens counselors help adults with healing (from physical ailments such as chronic pain, as well as mental illness).


What is the cost difference between conventional therapy and working with one of our listed therapists above?

The United States has many therapists who are comfortable charging $200 or more per session, and in some instances you might find that the average price of a therapy session in Athens, AL ranges from $85-$150.
 
Some therapists in the state of Alabama will work on a sliding scale, meaning they’ll factor in your income and charge what you can afford per session. With our therapists serving both 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 4 weeks).


Did you know our therapists are not limited to in-person visits?

Online therapists, including all those listed above (all of which are in the United States) able to work with people like you in or around Athens offer creative forms of communication to help people like you receive the best type of treatment for your needs.
 
Whether that’s via in-app messaging with your therapist, video sessions where you see you one another and talk about your problems, live chat or phone sessions, you and your therapist will find the best way to address your mental health challenges in online therapy. You can work through various symptoms, disorders or condition, and even get a diagnosis from the comfort of your own home. 
 
So if you're dealing with things like relationship problems that could be addressed in couples therapy, you want to work with one of our experienced cognitive behavioral therapists (specializing in behavioral health), assistance with eating disorders, or support with other common mental health issues (like work stress management, anxiety, depression, grief, etc)... take a look at our available therapists above and find a individual or marriage and family therapist that is right for you.
 
Counseling services, wellness services, online therapy, relationship counseling, and individual counseling through a licensed therapist can help treat postpartum depression, feeling lost or feeling stuck, difficult relationships, and helping people live their best lives. If you're looking for a therapist, Athens has many professionals who provide client centered individual counseling both in person and through online therapy. Gain more insight into in your life than you would through an eclectic approach or motivational interviewing. In Athens, therapy is easily accessible and just a click away. A clinical psychologist, licensed psychologist, or board approved supervisor can help you develop new coping strategies through modern therapy, therapeutic services, and a holistic approach.


How to know if therapy is right for you?

One of the rewarding aspects of working with a therapist is that they are listening to your feelings. Our friends and loved ones often hear us, but they may have a hard time providing objective guidance in the way a therapist can; which can be extremely valuable due to the fact that many therapists have experience helping others through similar difficult times.

A therapist wants to support you toward a healthier emotional state, no matter what you're dealing with (including behavioral health concerns, grief, anxiety, depression or stress). While helping to develop healthier emotions, another benefit of therapy is you have a safe space to discuss problems that you may be hesitant to talk about with people who you see everyday.

Many people have sensitive topics to discuss; possibly an addiction or an issue with their relationship that they’re ashamed to speak about with their friends and/or partner. A Athens therapist can help you confront these kinds of issues and find ways to face them and heal.

With more than 25393 people in the city of Athens, AL finding a therapist can be both costly and hard to do. Our goal with the list of therapists shown above is to get you the support you need. If you’re looking for a nearby therapist close to 35612 or the surrounding zip codes (shown below), take a look at other available therapists through nearby cities listed at the bottom of this page.

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Take some time to learn more about our therapists and counselors to clearly understand our services. If you have questions for us, please reach us on our contact page or send an email to contact@betterhelp.com.

Emergency Situations:

If you are experiencing a crisis or any other person may be exposed to danger due to an issue that is an emergency - don't use this site's online services. Verified Athens therapists can help women, children, and young adults, as well as anyone experiencing a crisis or emergency.

If you need Domestic Violence support, please contact The National Domestic Hotline at 1-800-799-7233

If you need Substance Abuse support, please contact the Substance Abuse and MH Services Administration at 1-800-662-HELP (4357)

If you need Sexual Abuse support, please contact the Rape, Abuse, Incest National Network at 1-800-656-4673

Call the 24 hour National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at +1 (800) 273-8255 or 911 which can provide you with immediate help for an emergency call or visit the nearest emergency room.

Other zip codes that the counselors near or around Athens, Alabama can serve:

35611, 35612, 35613

Some other commonly asked questions can be found below:

How do I know I should get a therapist?
 
Modern therapy and psychotherapy have many benefits, regardless of the resources you may or may not have, or a service you have received in the past. The connection between brain, body and behavior is what effects everything in your life and therapy can help you see results in improving your attention and reaction to a specific thing. Whether it be someone wanting to learn more about their own mind and patterns, or specific situations in terms of well-being and friend struggles, searching for a 'therapist near me' or a 'therapist near Athens' can help you find a counselor near you or the closest locator to any counselors and psychiatrists. 
 
How much does a therapist cost?
 
Therapist prices differ, and one good way to learn more is by looking up "therapists around me" or "Athens's therapists" to learn about prices in your city or state, and who takes health insurance. You can also specify for a male or female counselor, or anything specific you're looking for in regards to money and therapy options and what might be an eco-friendly option.
 
How do I see a therapist for the first time?
 
One great way to prep for your first therapy session is by reading a lot of information on therapy-- articles by an author or experts on therapy can help you study some tips or a specific example of what to pay attention to in your first appointment. In fact, one great example of a case of someone with a great level of expertise who has written about therapy is the book Maybe You Should Talk to Someone by Lori Gottlieb. Learning about the tools to tackle life challenges and the importance of putting in the effort in therapy sessions will help you make the most of the opportunity and potential self-discovery journey.
 
Should I go to therapy if I feel fine?
 
While you may look fine on the outside or through your instagram, that doesn't always mean we feel fine 100% of the time. A therapist can help you gain power over your life and emotions and be a helping hand and trusted source while you navigate day-to-day experiences and small growth opportunities. Gaining a new perspective on yourself through various therapies can help you improve your self-esteem, work through values and relationships (such as with your parents), and overall gain a better sense of the world and how you see it. The success you may find through therapy is dependent on your process, if you are in-office or out-of-office, as well as who your provider is, what medication you are on, what fear you have, etc.
 
People also go to therapy for very specific things such as bullying, getting diagnosed with autism, wanting to learn mindfulness, having a specific nature or "spirit" they want to nurture and work on, trouble with office workers, phobia of doctors, and any other principles they are interesting in working through.
 
Is crying in therapy a breakthrough?
 
While for some crying in therapy might not be the normal, for others who perhaps experience mood disorders or even schizophrenia, crying could be a natural occurrence in each session. The groups you are in, the adolescents memories and experiences you've had, and the education you've received can all play a role into your emotions and emotional state throughout therapy.
 
Are therapists worth it?
 
We are all on a different path with our life, as each human is unique in the advice they want (or don't want) in areas of their life. Therapists, however, have the ability to help you find your potential through re-training your mind through methods such as CBT, or you can see a SEP (Somatic Experiencing Professional). For example, a number of patients who are battling sleep insomnia, difficulty with medications, troublesome behaviors, or overuse of drugs or alcohol have found help for their disorder through online therapy and telehealth. Many studies outline the risk in addition to the reward of seeing providers and specialists virtually, and overall the reviews show that the availability and areas of expertise from online therapists make it feel like they are on your team, and are a positive addition to your life.
 
Do therapists judge you?
 
The separation and boundaries between you and a therapist make it so that therapists are never there to judge you-- they are there to help you work through coping mechanisms, self-understanding, various stresses, and how your beliefs might impact your decisions and lifestyle. 
 
How much does a therapist cost near Athens, Alabama?
 
Each therapist might differ per state, but BetterHelp offers therapy throughout the US in many cities- including, but not limited to: New York, Los Angeles, Pittsburgh, San Francisco, San Diego, Philadelphia, Miami, Chicago, Boston, Phoenix, Baltimore, Indianapolis, Las Vegas, Washington, DC, Tampa, League City, Seattle, Detroit, Orlando, Atlanta, and even University of Houston. You can also search states by their state code (such as MD or AZ) to find more on specific cities in the state. Having access to clinical psychology over zoom can open doors to another modality, such as in-app messaging. The scale of price and plan may differ with each area code, but BetterHelp's main belief is that therapy should be accessible wherever, whenever.
 
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