Your mental health is essential. When you’re struggling with all that life throws at you, being headstrong is important. However, many people have a hard time keeping strong when life is so difficult. One way you can help with that is to talk to a counselor based in Birmingham. 

Birmingham is a city known for its banking industry. Life can sometimes feel like an overdrawn bank account, and you have nothing to deposit into it. A counselor can help you by giving you mental cash you can spend on. 

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Birmingham, Alabama (Birmingham, AL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 9

Hello, I'm Laura! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, a Registered Play Therapist and a National Certified Counselor. I graduated with a Master's degree in Marriage and Family Counseling in 2012 but the focus of my work experience has been with individuals, families and couples equally. I have worked in a group home, in office settings and I have also provided in-home counseling during the past few years. My hope is that whatever life situation you are facing, I can provide an open heart and a counseling relationship built on respect and trust. I have ex...

This is Cheryl Jones's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Birmingham, Alabama (Birmingham, AL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LICSW,PIP,CAADP
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 6

Seeking therapy for yourself, your child, or your loved ones is not always easy. I believe, however, that it is a sign of strength and courage. As your therapist, I will strive to connect with you — being honest and non-judgmental as we work together. I am a licensed independent clinical social worker (LICSW) in Alabama with years of experience working with youth, adults and families with a wide range of concerns including relationship issues, parenting problems, depression, career challenges, trauma/abuse, anger control and self-esteem. My counseling style is...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Birmingham, Alabama (Birmingham, AL)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 7

I am a licensed professional counselor in Alabama with several years of experience working as a therapist. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, domestic violence, self-esteem, etc. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. My counseling style is warm and interactive. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, reality therapy, client centered therapy, and solution focused. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courag...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Birmingham, Alabama (Birmingham, AL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): CRC,LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 4

Welcome! My name is Jennifer and I am a licensed professional counselor and certified rehabilitation counselor. Eight years in the mental health field has exposed me to many wonderful people in a variety of settings. My professional experience began in residential group homes and then out-patient care. I have most experience working with people who have anxiety, depression, complex trauma, schizophrenia, and intellectual disabilities. For the past nine years, I have volunteered as a mentor for people who are incarcerated through a national Bible study outreach...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Birmingham, Alabama (Birmingham, AL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LICSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 3

I am a licensed clinical social work who has worked in many different settings, including residential, in-home, a school setting, and, most recently, private practice. I became familiar with virtual counseling due to covid and recognized the many benefits of using technology to provide quality care. Reaching out for support can uncomfortable, but I am here to provide respectful and unbiased support with compassion as you navigate life's challenges. We will work together to identify your hangups and goals and I will provide perspective and practical skills to help ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Birmingham, Alabama (Birmingham, AL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MS,LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues
Years of Experience: 3

I am a licensed marriage and family therapist in Alabama with fourteen years of experience working as a counselor for a wide range of concerns. I have worked with individuals and families dealing with anxiety, child related specific issues, relationship issues, couple issues, parenting problems, and many other issues. I have helped many individuals who have experienced trauma. I always approach every individual and situation from a trauma informed lens when counseling. My counseling style is warm and engaging. I believe it is important to treat everyone with...

This is Jamie Newell's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Birmingham, Alabama (Birmingham, AL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 5

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) who has been practicing for over 5 years as an LPC. My undergrad degree consisted a 4 concentrations; biology, education, business, and psychology. I received my Masters in Professional Counseling in 2015 from Liberty University and am pursuing my doctorate in Psychology at Liberty University. I have experience in individual, family, and group therapies in various settings including inpatient, outpatient, and a community agency. The therapies I have found most effective are cognitive-behavioral therapy, solution-...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Birmingham, Alabama (Birmingham, AL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): PhD,LPC,NCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 15

Hello, I am a licensed professional counselor licensed in Alabama with over fifteen years of experience working as a professional counselor, counselor educator, and counselor supervisor. I have worked with clients with various concerns, including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, self-esteem issues, and career challenges. My therapy style is warm, interactive, and holistic. I believe that clients are the expert in their problems, and my role is to help facilitate clients out of negative thought patterns by helping them use their internal resources to deve...

This is Allison Crotwell's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Birmingham, Alabama (Birmingham, AL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LICSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Parenting issues, Depression, ADHD
Years of Experience: 20

I am a licensed clinical social worker with over 20 years of experience working as a therapist in various inpatient and outpatient settings. I have worked with clients on multiple concerns, including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, parenting problems, career, and life transition challenges. In addition, I have extensive experience in working with clients who struggle with behaviors and symptoms related to obsessive-compulsive disorders, attention deficit, and hyperactivity disorders such as ADD and ADHD. My therapeutic approach varies but is a...

This is Kendra Rhodes's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Birmingham, Alabama (Birmingham, AL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MRC,LPC
Therapy Specialties: Self esteem, Career difficulties
Years of Experience: 8

I am a License Professional Counselor in Alabama with 8 years of experience. I have worked with individuals of all ages with a wide range of issues and concerns such as anxiety, depression, creating coping skills, family issues, new life challenges and relationship issues. I am committed to helping individuals identify and navigate life obstacles with a holistic and realistic counseling approach. I am dedicated to encourage and assist individuals set goals, problem solve and develop healthy habits. All session will be scheduled after 4pm CST Monday - Frida...

This is Andrea Douglas's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Birmingham, Alabama (Birmingham, AL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MS,LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 10

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Georgia and Alabama with over 9 years of experience as a counselor. My training and experience allow me to work with diverse cultures and back grounds. My goal is to help my clients improve their overall life by helping them learn how to take control, refocus and start again. Every minute is a chance to begin again. My approach to therapy is eclectic. Therapy is not a one size fits all. I will utilize different modalities based off my client's needs. I like for therapy to feel personalized to each individual I work with. ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Birmingham, Alabama (Birmingham, AL)
Therapy Specialties: Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Intimacy-related issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 14

I am licensed in Alabama with 14 years of professional work experience. I work well with clients who have difficulty with working through sadness, loneliness, stress, guilt, and excessive worry. I also have experience in helping clients with coping with addictions, lgbtq-related issues, sex & intimacy related issues. I believe in treating everyone with respect and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique 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 ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Birmingham, Alabama (Birmingham, AL)
Therapy Specialties: Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 6

I am licensed in Alabama with over 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with motivation, self esteem, and confidence, career difficulties, coping with life changes, & executive and professional coaching. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started! Let the journey begin!

This is Jaleesa McMillan's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Birmingham, Alabama (Birmingham, AL)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 7

I am licensed in Alabama with 7 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, lgbt-related issues, trauma and abuse, & 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.

This is Lisa Moore's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Birmingham, Alabama (Birmingham, AL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSW,LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 25

I am Lisa Moore, MSW/LCSW. I am a licensed certified/clinical social worker in the state of Mississippi and Alabama. I have over 30 years of experience serving the needs of individuals, families, and communities. I am a well-rounded person who is open to innovative ideas and strategies that consist of evidence-based practices. I am understanding, compassionate, and empathetic. I believe everyone has strengths and we as a team can find those strengths and build from there. I work with clients who are having challenges with depression, anxiety, anger, grief and los...

This is Dr. Jennifer Todd's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Birmingham, Alabama (Birmingham, 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 Tyrinda Hall's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Birmingham, Alabama (Birmingham, AL)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Career difficulties
Years of Experience: 16

I am licensed in Alabama with 21 years of professional social work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, grief, relationship issues, & family conflicts. I also have experience working with areas to include financial management, adolescent behaviors and career development. 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...

This is Melissa Killough's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Birmingham, Alabama (Birmingham, AL)
Therapy Specialties: Addictions
Years of Experience: 25

I am licensed in Alabama with 25 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with coping with addictions. 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 Christina (Christy) Millard's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Birmingham, Alabama (Birmingham, AL)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 7

I am licensed in Alabama with 7 years of professional work experience. My early work involved working in a family farm business. While I enjoyed it (and still do), I found myself wanting to go back to school and study counseling. So that's what I did--earning my master's degree in Counseling from the University of Montevallo. This was an excellent fit because for most of my life, I have been passionate about better understanding myself and others, and how this understanding can lead to a healthier, more fulfilled life. To this end, I have studied personality theor...

This is Melissa Thompson's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Birmingham, Alabama (Birmingham, AL)
Therapy Specialties: Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues
Years of Experience: 6

I am licensed in Alabama with 6 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with coping with addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, & trauma and abuse. 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.

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

Finding the right therapist can feel intimidating, but there are simple ways to narrow down your search for the Birmingham 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 Birmingham' 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 Birmingham, or elsewhere in the Jefferson 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 Birmingham 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 Birmingham 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 Birmingham, 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 Birmingham 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 Birmingham 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, Birmingham 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 Birmingham, 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 Birmingham therapist can help you confront these kinds of issues and find ways to face them and heal.

With more than 212157 people in the city of Birmingham, 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 35253 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 Birmingham 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 Birmingham, Alabama can serve:

35061, 35068, 35142, 35201, 35202, 35203, 35204, 35205, 35206, 35207, 35208, 35209, 35210, 35211, 35212, 35213, 35214, 35215, 35217, 35218, 35219, 35220, 35221, 35222, 35224, 35228, 35231, 35232, 35233, 35234, 35235, 35236, 35237, 35238, 35242, 35243, 35246, 35249, 35253, 35254, 35255, 35259, 35260, 35261, 35266, 35270, 35282, 35283, 35285, 35287, 35288, 35290, 35291, 35292, 35293, 35294, 35295, 35296, 35297, 35298

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 Birmingham' 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 "Birmingham'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 Birmingham, 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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