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Jeremiah Dalton

Offering therapy in AL
License: MA,LPC,NCC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefDepressionCoping with life changes
11 years of experience

A safe atmosphere to share your struggles, an empathetic ear to listen to you and what you are struggling with in your life, a fresh perspective, practical solutions, and a down to earth counselor! That is what you get with me! I work with specifically with males individually and with couples in pre-marriage and marriage counseling. I have experience working with men dealing with depression, anxiety, divorce, loss/grief, phase of life problems, relationship problems, anger, and more. Since my counseling experience and research deals with male clients and heterosexual couples. Please keep this in mind as you consider me as a potential counselor. I am a graduate of Liberty University with two masters degrees. The masters in religion and Christian leadership comes in handy as I help people navigate some of the questions of how spirituality impacts their life and the masters in professional counseling comes into play as I help others discover insight into their life and how to develop working solutions that are holistic. I went back to school for these programs after getting married and having kids so I'm no stranger to stress. I have been working in the counseling counseling environment providing services in a variety of setting for over 11 years and have been a licensed counselor since 2015. My approach considers the mind, body and spirit of a person and how thinking, feeling and doing all interact. If you feel stuck, anxious, down or confused, talking things through with someone can be a great start in making a change! I would love to be invited into your story! Best wishes

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Marcus Thomas

Offering therapy in AL
License: LPC-S
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesDepressionADHD
12 years of experience

Marcus Thomas I am a professional counselor licensed in Alabama with over 10 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and adults from a variety of cultures, races, sexual identity and ethnical backgrounds. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, anger, relationship issues, parenting problems, grief, sexual issues, OCD, and ADHD. I also helped many people who have experienced trauma and/or emotional abuse. As an experienced counselor, I provide a variety of therapeutic interventions in a safe confidential environment that promotes health and wellness. I tailor treatment planning and services to meet you specific needs. We will work together to establish your goals to meet your needs and overcome adversity I look forward to working with you

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Lisa Shea Miller

Offering therapy in AL
License: MA,LPC-S,Registered Play Therapist
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsSelf esteemDepressionADHD
14 years of experience

I am a professional counselor licensed in Alabama with over 14 years of experience in the mental health field. I have worked with clients of all ages with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, OCD, trauma, and ADHD. My therapy style is interactive and client-centered. I believe in treating every client with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. The counseling relationship is the building block of the therapeutic sessions. Every client will feel heard, understood and I will tailor our dialogue and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It is hard to take that first step towards change and a happier you. When you are ready to take that step, I will encourage, support and empower you on that journey.

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Laurie Gaddy

Offering therapy in AL
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseDepressionCoping with life changes
11 years of experience

I am a licensed counselor in both Texas and Alabama with over 11 years of professional work experience. Though I have experience working with a wide range of clients in a variety of professional settings, my specialties primarily include stress-related disorders, anxiety, depression, life transitions, relationship issues, family conflict, domestic violence, abuse and trauma. My counseling approach is primarily Cognitive Behavioral (CBT); however, I also utilize an eclectic approach at times, including aspects of Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy, Adlerian Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, as well as Motivational Interviewing techniques. I tailor my approach and treatment plan to meet the specific needs and challenges of each individual client, and I look forward to finding which treatment modality works best for you. It takes courage to reach out and ask for help- to take those first steps toward change- or to break unhealthy habits and relationships. I believe we all possess attributes and strengths within that can ultimately assist us in healing from hard experiences and overcoming the challenges we face. I strive, as your therapist, to create an environment in which you feel safe to share your experiences, free of any bias or judgment, and I truly look forward to walking alongside of you as you take those hard, first steps. I am here to listen, support & empower you throughout your own personal journey toward health, healing, and change. I do my best to get your first appointment scheduled within one week. My schedule is somewhat flexible, so if the hours listed on my calendar do not work for you, just ask! I look forward to working with you!

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Mary Puckett

Offering therapy in AL
AddictionsLGBTRelationship issuesSelf esteemCoping with life changes
15 years of experience

I am licensed in Alabama with 15 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with coping with addictions, lgbt-related issues, relationship issues, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. 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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Dr. Shari Barfield

Offering therapy in AL
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsDepressionCoping with life changesADHD
20 years of experience

Hi! My name is Dr. Shari Barfield, but most people call me Dr. Shari. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Alabama and Tennessee, with almost 20 years of professional work experience. I earned a doctorate in human services and have a masters in clinical mental health counseling. I hold the National Certified Counselor, Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor, and Human Services-Board Certified Practitioner credentials. 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. My role is to help you identify your strengths and challenges, and collaboratively create goals to help you in taking steps needed to find a more fulfilling and happier life. I am here to support you in your journey

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Steffani Lynn-Schmidt Hammitt

Offering therapy in AL
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issuesADHD
3 years of experience

I am licensed in Alabama with 3 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 concentration, memory and focus (adhd). 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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Bryan Tweed

Offering therapy in AL
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseCoping with life changes
15 years of experience

I am licensed in Alabama with 15 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, & trauma and abuse. I also have experience working with coping with life changes. 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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Sellers Terrell

Offering therapy in AL
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsLGBTRelationship issuesTrauma and abuse
6 years of experience

I am very passionate about mental healthcare and counseling! I have a Master of Science in Counseling Psychology, with an emphasis on Clinical Mental Health Counseling. My undergraduate degree is a Bachelors in Social Work. I have also spent a lot of time between degrees and off record studying a variety of behavioral therapies with a professional mentor and researching a lot of other alternative, holistic, and integrative modalities for implementing healing, recovery, and rebuilding the Self. I believe therapy is a sacred place where you can show up as your authentic self and be safe from judgment and doubt. I am here to guide you through that process and provide you with accountability and support for healthy and positive change. I have 6 years of experience as a mental health counselor with my primary focus being clinical mental health in the outpatient setting. My clinical skills and interests include: comprehensive health & wellness, addiction & recovery, somatic healing/experiencing, the LGBTQIA+ community, and trauma work. I have an eclectic approach when it comes to counseling because every person deserves individualized care. You and I will work in collaboration to formulate and implement the best treatment plan for you and your needs. Amongst my approaches in the therapy setting - I most often use Dialectical Behavior Therapy [informed] and DBT skills for problems such as emotion dysregulation, interpersonal communication deficits, and distress tolerance; Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) with an emphasis on trauma processing and addressing the thoughts-feelings-behaviors cycle; solution-focused and strengths based counseling for problems requiring more immediate resolve; and motivational interviewing techniques. I have a sincere passion for working with individuals and families impacted by addiction, mood disorders, adjustments to major life changes or events, relationship issues, family of origin trauma, various other complex traumas, and lean heavily on mindfulness-based treatment modalities to empower my clients to heal from the stress and anxiety that gets trapped in the body. My ability to navigate hardships and adversity in my own life has well equipped me to guide others through struggles and find healing and compassion for themselves. I want to help you be the best you can be and find self-empowerment in your therapy journey - I will allow you to set the pace for your processing and provide you with the necessary tools/skills, resources, and outlets to find relief from emotional discomfort and life stressors. I am proud of you for seeking help and want you to know that you're very brave.

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Kalonda Coleman

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

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

How to find counseling in Deatsville

Finding the best therapist close by in Deatsville can feel challenging, but know that once you narrow your search for a counselor serving your area, you can find a therapist in your city that is accepting new clients and fits your goals. Whether you're struggling with depression, anxiety, marriage, family issues, or other emotional challenges, feel proud that you have begun your search to find the mental health care services that work best for you in order to begin your personal journey towards emotional healing.

Understanding the type of therapy you'd like to search for is crucial before finding a therapist or psychologist in Deatsville. Perhaps you're interested in narrowing your search for a psychotherapist that can offer psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), talk therapy, provide group therapy, marriage and family therapy for individuals or couples, or couples therapy. Each type of therapy can offer various benefits and address or treat different disorders. If you're still unsure or are new to counseling in Deatsville, feel free to contact the provider via email to find out which methods they practice.

It is also important to understand that mental health professionals in the United States are accredited to provide care, helping individuals and couples, with a variety of licenses. These include licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT), licensed clinical social worker (LCSW), and clinical psychologist or doctor of psychology (PsyD). Regardless of their licensure, they are trained to treat individuals and couples counseling, and sometimes children, in any type of therapy. Find a therapist under any of these distinctions and know that the sessions they offer can provide a safe place to heal.

Mental health professionals working through their own in- person therapy practice in Deatsville or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships, communication skills, working through life transitions, managing a mood disorder, improving coping skills, or change in negative thinking patterns. They may also provide a safe place and validation for clients experiencing emotional pain. Verified providers can provide licensed marriage and couples therapy, tailor to individual needs, and create a therapeutic relationship as a National Certified Counselor.

There are all kinds of therapists working with clients today across the United States and in the greater Deatsville area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find therapists, have in mind what type of therapy you'd like your provider to be most experienced with and choose an experienced provider with a practice located near you in the city of Deatsville, elsewhere in Elmore, or in the greater state of Alabama.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Deatsville therapist?

The average price of an in-person therapy session in the US is $100 to $200 per hour. These prices may be higher in Deatsville due to a higher cost of living. The price also depends on the type of provider you are looking for. See the following average prices for various mental health providers without insurance:

  • Counseling with a psychiatrist: $150-$500
  • Counseling with therapists: $100-300
  • Therapy with a psychologist: $100

While many psychologists in Deatsville may not take health insurance, some in the state of Alabama may work on a sliding scale, meaning they'll factor in your income and charge what you can afford per session. With BetterHelp or clinicians throughout the state of Alabama you can expect significantly more affordable options, with sessions ranging from $65 to $100 per week (billed every four weeks).

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

Therapists in Deatsville, Alabama working on BetterHelp are licensed, trained, experienced, and accredited as a doctor of psychology (PhD / PsyD), licensed marriage and family therapists (LMFT), licensed clinical social worker (LCSW / LICSW), or licensed professional counselors (LPC). All of these psychology clinicians have a Masters Degree or a Doctorate Degree in their field of psychology sciences, and follow the APA Code of Ethics. They have been qualified and certified by their state's professional board after successfully completing the necessary education, exams, training and practice with a patient, and extensive experience in a healthcare clinic or treatment centers, in order to become a mental health provider. While their lived experience, expertise, careers, and background vary, they all possess at least 3 years and 1,000 hours of hands-on experience with adult and sometimes teen patients, and have the necessary therapist credentials to provide a safe space for long lasting emotional healing in therapy. 

Please note BetterHelp does not offer or provide care from psychiatrists to prescribe a drug as treatment, or perform psychological assessments.

How does working with a counselor in BetterHelp online therapy sessions work?

BetterHelp clinicians treat clients online across the United States (individuals and couples) through life transitions, inner child exploration, long term depression or anxiety, and more. An online mental health professional, including the therapists in Deatsville above, can work with young adults, children, adolescents, and adults virtually as an accredited licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) or licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT). You do not have to commute to a an office as a psychotherapy client.

Through BetterHelp therapy, you can partake in video, phone, or live chat therapy sessions with your licensed therapist. You can work through various symptoms, use the in app journaling feature, and receive worksheets. You'll also find support groups or group therapy lead by a therapist in Deatsville helping individuals on topics including managing life transitions, symptoms affecting sexual health, behavioral health, coping skills for anxiety or depression, trauma, stress, marriage counseling, and more. 

What mental health issues can psychotherapy address?

BetterHelp's verified Deatsville therapists specialize and have clinical experience in a wide range of mental health issues and modalities, helping clients to feel better and improve their lives every day. See below for examples.

Specialties on BetterHelp include:

You may also be struggling with relationship problems that could be addressed in couples therapy or with a sex therapist. In that case, you may choose to work with one of BetterHelp's experienced cognitive-behavioral therapists or licensed marriage family therapists (LMFT) who work with clients in relationships. You can also try a Deatsville therapy provider through BetterHelp's sister platform, ReGain, which is dedicated to couples and spouses worldwide. 

How do I know if online counseling is right for my family?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a therapist is the validation and active listening they can provide. Your friends and loved ones may also be available to listen, but you may feel that they may lack the skills to provide objective guidance. Counselors are trained to respond to various concerns, symptoms, and mental health conditions.

A psychologist in your city can support you toward a healthier emotional state, regardless of your mental health, life concerns, or healing needs. While supporting individuals in developing healthier habits, another good benefit of therapy is having an understanding, safe space with a non-judgmental party who can support you through challenging experiences.

Many people have sensitive topics that they may feel ashamed to discuss with their friends or partner. A Deatsville therapist can help you confront these concerns and open up through unique methods of support. There are also many types of therapy, such as art therapy, where you may find you can express yourself through creativity instead of words.

With a lot of people in AL, providers may be booked out with clients. Through the list of profiles above and others within BetterHelp's team, you may be able to find a psychologist within 24 to 48 hours. If you're searching to find a a nearby psychotherapist close to 36054 or the surrounding zip codes, consider others available through the BetterHelp site. No matter if you are seeking help in your area or beyond, online therapy can be a great option.

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

Before seeing your therapist, prep for your session by reading to understand the therapy process. You might write a list of questions you want to ask your psychotherapist, any emotional pain you may feel, and the ways in which you hope to improve. When you attend your session, let them know if you have any concerns about therapy or feel unsure about what to talk about. They may help guide you with open-ended therapeutic questions. The first session will often serve as an intake to get to know you as a person and learn why you're attending therapy.

Should I find a therapist or psychologist if I feel fine? 

Some simply don't feel the need to see a psychologist. However, some people may avoid attending therapy due to stigma or preconceived notions of what therapy entails. Although psychologists often support people with mental health conditions, you do not need a diagnosis or condition to attend therapy. You can discuss grief, relationship concerns, stress, or life changes and ask for general feedback and advice. A Deatsville licensed clinical social worker may help you gain power over your life and emotions while you navigate day-to-day experiences.

Gaining a new perspective on yourself through various therapies might allow you to improve your self-esteem, work through relationships, and gain a better sense of your mental health goals. The success you may find through therapy can be dependent on your process.

People may also attend therapy for specific motives, such as bullying, an autism diagnosis, a desire to learn mindfulness meditation, personality concerns, trouble with office workers, specific phobias, and many other principles.

Is mental health care and therapy worth it? 

Therapy is effective and has the power to change individuals' lives. Each client is at a different stage of their emotional healing journey in life, as each human can be unique in their personality, expression, skills, and goals. A psychologist can target various symptoms, experiences, and personalities to help you feel your best and put you on the path to healing. Unlike advice from a friend, family, or non-professional, a mental health professional has an understanding of various disorders like ADHD and depression with many hours of experience in treating adults in their practice. For this reason, seeing an evidence based psychologist in Deatsville, Alabama can be worth it. Over 41 million adults in the US attend therapy services each year, showing it's a popular option and is proven to be effective.

Deatsville has many clinicians who practice person or client-centered individual therapy in-person and through online therapy to assist clients in their healing journey. If you opt into online therapy, you might also be able to meet with providers all over the United States and change therapists easily at any time. Many people struggling with anxiety and depression, substance abuse, body image issues, and more find therapists that are a good fit for them, feel supported, and gain further insight into their lives through internet-based therapy.

Do therapists judge you in therapy sessions?

The boundaries between you and a therapist are in place to help you and them regarding ethical concerns. Mental health professionals are held by ethical standards through the American Psychological Association (APA) and are not allowed to judge or harm their clients. If you are concerned about sharing details about yourself, feel free to withhold personal information. Their job in the therapeutic relationship is to create a safe place, help you gain a deeper understanding of your mental health, and support you. You might consider changing counselors if you don't feel safe or respected.

Stay up to date with the leading online counseling platform

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Take some time today to learn more about the team of therapists at BetterHelp to understand the services available to you clearly. If you are new to therapy or have any questions about the services and terms, please reach out through the contact page or send an email to contact@betterhelp.com.

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

If you are experiencing a crisis or emergency, don't use this site's online services. If you are in life-threatening danger, call 911. If you require support for a crisis, reach out to the hotlines below:

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36022, 36054

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