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. 

This is Rebecca Tingle'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, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 5

Do you long for connection and balance in your life? There are many reasons why a person may begin to feel disconnected from their self, others, and/or the world. My name is Rebecca and I am a licensed professional counselor. I have worked with a diverse clientele with a wide range of issues that lead to feelings of disconnection including relationship issues, anxiety, loss, life transitions, low self-esteem, family conflict, trauma, and substance abuse. I believe healing happens in relationship to others and that developing a working relationship with a...

This is Holly Abbott's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Birmingham, Alabama (Birmingham, AL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): M Ed.,LPC,NCC
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse
Years of Experience: 12

Hi there and welcome to the first step in making a positive change. My name is Holly Abbott and I am a licensed professional counselor in the state of Alabama and Georgia. I am also nationally certified as a therapist. I have 12 plus years of working with people from all backgrounds. In the past, I have worked in the school system, private practice and with local agencies to help youth and adolescents, individuals and families. I have experience in working with a wide range of concerns and mental health issues, but a few examples are trauma/abuse, ADHD, anxiet...

This is Tamara Ward's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Birmingham, Alabama (Birmingham, AL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MS,MA,LICSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Grief, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 3

Your counseling time with me is a safe space for you to grow and to heal and most importantly, to be you. Beautiful you. Just as you are. My therapy style is warm and empathetic. I approach the therapy process from a place of compassion, unwavering patience, and a desire to understand your journey and how you got to where you are. Together we will tailor our sessions to meet your unique and specific needs. If you are hurting, I encourage you to trust the counseling process, give yourself some grace, and keep an open mind. Even the strongest of souls can use a ...

This is Samantha Bolden's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Birmingham, Alabama (Birmingham, AL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): AADC,LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

Hello, my name is Samantha, and I am a licensed counselor in Alabama. I have 11 years of experience in mental health, and 7 years of experience in addiction therapy. I have overseen a co-occurring facility, as well as a 28 day substance abuse program. My most utilized therapy methods include person centered therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and a little reality therapy. My desire is to help you identify the areas of your life that concern you, and assist you in reaching desired goals. I believe that with the right support, guidance, and effort, ANYTHING is...

This is Tiquicha  Harris's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Birmingham, Alabama (Birmingham, AL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 20

I am a Licensed Clinician Social Worker (LCSW) in the states of GA, FL, TN, AL and SC with over 20 years of experience in medical and mental health facilitating needed assistance and resolving wide range of concerns for clients including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, and grief/loss. I also have helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. My counseling style is warm, interactive and holistic. I treat everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in st...

This is Rachel James's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Birmingham, Alabama (Birmingham, AL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC,AADC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 8

Do you ever find yourself feeling overwhelmed or boggled down with everyday stressors and struggles? We have all been there before. I believe that everyone needs a supportive, objective person to talk to when they are struggling and deciding which move to make next. I can be that supportive person for you. I have experience in substance abuse, child/adolescent counseling, anxiety/depression, coping skills, etc... My main goal as a counselor is to make a difference in the lives of others, and hopefully provide you with helpful tools for whatever journey you may be ...

This is Elizabeth Allred's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Birmingham, Alabama (Birmingham, AL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSW,LICSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Depression
Years of Experience: 6

My name is Elizabeth Allred. I am from Birmingham, AL. I received a Bachelors in Social Work from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and a Masters in Social work from the University of Southern California. I have experience in working with individuals with chronic health conditions such as HIV or ESRD, anxiety and/or depression, and the LGBTQ+ Community. I utilize motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy, solution focused therapy, and client centered therapy.

This is Dr. Ernest Garrett, III's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Birmingham, Alabama (Birmingham, AL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): Ph.D., M.Phil.,,M.S.W., M.S.,,C-ASWCM, ACSW, C-SSWS, C-ACYFSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, LGBT, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 16

My name is Dr. Ernest E. Garrett III, Ph.D., and I have 16 years of post-graduate MSW-level social work experience, within special education settings and the private practice setting. I am a Deaf therapist and social scientist who is able to communicate effectively with diverse clients from all walks of life. I received my M.S.W. degree from Gallaudet University, and I am licensed at the clinical level in Missouri, Wisconsin, the District of Columbia, Louisiana, and Alabama. I regard myself as a specialist in the provision of culturally sensitive and competent...

This is Kellie Ebberup-Krug's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Birmingham, Alabama (Birmingham, AL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, ADHD
Years of Experience: 6

Note: Let me know if the online schedule does not work for you. We can work you in essentially anytime! Hi. I'm Kellie! I am here for you, period. We are all in this crazy thing called life together. I have been working with diverse populations for several years now. It might seem like everyone else has it all figured out on this planet, but they absolutely do not. We are all doing the best we can. Nobody is perfect. We learn everyday from the mistakes we make. If we didn't make mistakes, how would we grow? What you want to get out of therapy is what you wi...

This is Betty Cousins's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Birmingham, Alabama (Birmingham, AL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LICSW,CCM
Therapy Specialties: Self esteem
Years of Experience: 3

I am a clinical social worker with experience working with clients who have a broad range of issues such as depression, anxiety, relationship conflict, and emotional issues. I have a passion to help others overcome issues that hinder the life they desire. I emphasize partnership with clients to assist with resolving challenges and achieving goals. During the therapeutic process, I assist clients in discovering their strengths. I completed my Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Social Work at the University of Southern Mississippi. I have over 10 years of experien...

This is Eric Richardson's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Birmingham, Alabama (Birmingham, AL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT,Th.M.,M.Div.
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 3

Hello! I am a Marriage & Family Therapist licensed in the State of Alabama. I have worked in the social service field for more than 20 years and have worked through a wide range of wide range of concerns. I work with individuals, couples, and families- my specialty is relationships. Intra-personal relationships, personal relationships, or social relationships they are all important. So whether you are on an introspective journey, or an individual navigating life with friends; perhaps you are partners doing life together, having intimate, satisfying and responsive...

This is Jennifer Otwell's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Birmingham, Alabama (Birmingham, AL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LICSW,PIP
Therapy Specialties: Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 5

My name is Jenn and I am a mental health professional licensed in Alabama. I have over 5 years of experience working as a therapist and licensed clinical social worker. I have worked with people who've experienced trauma, depression, and anxiety as well as those dealing with changes and challenges in life. I believe it takes strength to seek out therapy as well as discuss issues and concerns in the present or past. My counseling approach is strength-based and person centered and starting where you're at emotionally, as well as where you are comfortable. I am stro...

This is Elizabeth Cook'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, Grief, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 3

Hi, my name is Elizabeth Cook and I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker licensed in the state of Alabama. I received my Bachelor's Degree in Social Work from Belmont University in Nashville, TN and my Master's Degree in Social Work from the University of Alabama. I have spent the majority of my experience working with individuals (ages 21+) and families struggling with grief and loss through both outpatient and inpatient hospice care settings. Through my work I have helped individuals navigate caregiver issues in addition to the stress that accompanie...

This is Emily West'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, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 7

“Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light.” -Brene Brown. The journey of counseling isn’t always comfortable. It takes us to places we often fear to go. With that fear, we also learn to cope, grow, and manifest a new view on our lives. Things that were once unbearable are easier to carry because you aren’t doing it alone. My name is Emily West, and I'm a licensed practicing counselor. I have been working with clients of all ages for the past seven years. I have a Masters in Community Agency Counseling ...

This is Jessica Shields's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Birmingham, Alabama (Birmingham, AL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): Ed.S.,LPC,NCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 6

Hey there and thank you for the courage it took to click my profile! It takes strength, determination, and an ounce of bravery to take these rocky first steps toward healing and growth. Bravo to you! I'm Jessica Shields. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Alabama and a National Certified Counselor in the United States of America. I also hold a post-master’s degree in counseling (Ed.S). I have experience working with children, adolescents, families, and adults. I humbly hope that I've helped clients of all ages through depression, an...

This is John Van Eaton'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, Anger management, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 10

I earned a Master of Arts degree in Professional Counseling from Richmont Graduate University and his Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre from Auburn University. My professional counseling experience focuses in treating teens and adults with emotional disregulation, bipolar disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, depression, and anxiety in both group settings and in one-on- one sessions. I teach Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy designed to help clients understand how their thoughts impact their feelings and behaviors. This treatment is the foundation of my ther...

This is Marjorie Ann Robinson'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: Addictions
Years of Experience: 10

I received my Masters’ of Social Work in 2010 from The University of Alabama and began my career working with the local homeless population my first year after graduate school. I later moved into clinical practice, working for a local organization, working with clients experiencing mental health and substance abuse disorders. I have utilized evidence based practices with the following therapeutic modalities: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Humanistic Therapy, Mindfulnes...

This is Somiya (Sam) Murtadi's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Birmingham, Alabama (Birmingham, 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 Dianne Simpson's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Birmingham, Alabama (Birmingham, 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.

This is RaJahmel White 's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Birmingham, Alabama (Birmingham, AL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): Ra'Jahmel White, LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

Ra’Jahmel White, LPC has been working in the counseling field since July 2013. He has extensive experience with working with both adolescents and adults dealing with serious mental illness and substance abuse. His passion for counseling leads him to help others reach and achieve their life goals. With each client that he has the pleasure to work with, he diligently helps them develop insight for being satisfied with the life they live; understanding that each day is a part of the overall process in reaching their goals. Mr. Ra’Jahmel White graduated from Alabama A...

Having a hard time selecting a therapist in Birmingham? (Here Is How Our Birmingham Therapists 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, family therapy, or couple’s counseling; just pick the Birmingham therapist 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.


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.

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 stress, anxiety, depression, grief, etc)... take a look at our available therapists above and find a therapist that is right for you.


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). In addition to developing 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 in your everyday life.

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 in the popular nearby cities listed at the bottom of this page.

Other FAQs:

What is the difference between a therapist and a psychologist?

Both a therapist and a psychologist can help with some of the most challenging times in life. Often times, a psychologist will work along side a psychiatrist who is also a doctor in order to have medication prescribed if needed for a patient's care; but this is not always to case. At the end of the day, both mental health care professionals can provide the different types of therapy that someone needs.

So if you're looking for a professional, it's likely that one of our therapists can be of assistance and help you feel comfortable and confident with online counseling. Our counseling services will connect you with a licensed professional that is ready to work with clients like you to form a helpful therapeutic relationship.

Whether you are here looking for a a child psychologist in Birmingham, couples counseling in Birmingham, family conflict therapy in Birmingham, or a marriage counselor open to working with individuals in you area... BetterHelp can assist you, possibly in new ways that you haven't tried using technology.

Are therapists covered by insurance?

Therapy with a clinical psychologist is often NOT covered by health insurance. While only some health plans in the USA cover counseling in Birmingham, this does not have to make your search for therapists in you area a challenge. The reason is our new ways of using technology like text, video, phone, and live chat options have made it easier for therapists working with individuals like you easier and much more affordable; as described above.

With that in mind, you can feel comfortable to look at the list of available therapists on our platform ready to both help and work with clients like you; all while building a healthy therapeutic relationship designed to assist you. When it comes to working with a BetterHelp therapist on our platform, it's important to keep in mind that the services offered here normally are not covered by health insurance, Medicaid or Medicare.

Therapists... what exactly do they do?

Therapy, aka psychotherapy and/or counseling, on the BetterHelp platform is basically the process of working and meeting with a licensed clinical psychologist online. Whether you're looking for a couples counseling session, or cognitive behavioral therapy... we have counselors that are actively working with individuals like yourself and are able to work with you.

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Emergency Situations:

If you are in a crisis or any other person may be in danger due to an issue that is an emergency - don't use this site's online services.

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 therapists in 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

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