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Kristi Myricks

Offering therapy in AL
License: LPC
Stress, AnxietyGriefAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
30 years of experience

Greetings! My name is Kristi Myricks, I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Alabama and Georgia with over 30 years of experience helping couples and individuals reach their maximum potential. I have always been genuinely interested in the well being and uniqueness of others. I have experience dealing with stress management, anger issues, anxiety, depression, PTSD, substance abuse, relationship problems, parenting, acute and long term mental illness. I provide person-specific attention and make myself available to you for multiple sessions. I have worked with individuals and families. I believe in solution based counseling, I want to help you find solutions and relief for your problems. My goal is to develop a therapeutic alliance, instilling hope, providing empathy, genuineness, acceptance, I have strong interpersonal communication skills and the ability to evoke positive responses, and open mindedness for you. I center my therapeutic relationship around your pace for change, while creating an environment conducive for change, that is mutually agreed upon. My ultimate goal is to help you understand yourself and your purpose by living your life to the fullest. I absolutely enjoy my profession, and consider what I do to help others my gift. I want to thank you again for taking the time out to consider working with me. I wish you well in all of your future endeavors. I look forward to working with you to navigate through life

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Valynda Jerome-Williams

Offering therapy in AL
License: MSW,LICSW,PIP
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefSelf esteemDepression
10 years of experience

Want to break through life's challenges? If you have anxiety, worry, depression, mental illness, guilt, shame, anger, toxic relationships, trouble setting goals, lack of focus, grief, limiting thoughts and beliefs, esteem issues, job loss, family issues, school issues, childhood trauma or later life issues, then look no further. As a seasoned professional, I offer holistic counseling, therapy and coaching services to good people who need a helping hand during trying times in their lives. My background includes psychiatric, self-esteem, intellectual disability, veteran, abuse, family, career, dual diagnosis and other related issues. I have been a licensed professional for over ten years and I have worked with every age group. I offer individual, family and group counseling in methods most helpful to you. I concentrate on Strength-Based, Gestalt, Family Systems, Solution-Focused Brief, Eclectic, and Person-Centered Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Coaching, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Culturally Sensitive Therapy, & Reality Therapy among other approaches. I believe life is an adventure, an amusement park filled with roller coasters. Sometimes, life tries to get the best of us. I believe in helping good people break through life’s challenging adventures, now. I believe in meeting people where they feel the most motivated to take action, whether that is online or via telephone. I want to help you overcome life’s challenges. I believe life has its ebbs and flows. I believe YOU CAN rise above life’s challenges or drown in despair. I know that having the right tools in your toolbox can help you overcome life’s challenges. Let me help you rise above your current life challenge and own your life. Want to get to the other side of your current life challenge? Take one step further, then another, all with the help of a compassionate and non-judgmental therapist. I am here to empower you! Your well-being is yours to gain. You deserve it. Stop the pain. Solve the problem. Call me today and let's begin the journey. Your breakthrough is waiting.

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Lorene Floyd

Offering therapy in AL
License: MS,LPC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesTrauma and abuse
35 years of experience

My name is Lorene Floyd and I am a licensed professional counselor in the state of Alabama. I received by Masters in Counseling and Human Development from Troy University, Montgomery and my BS degree in Psychology from the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa. I have been working in the mental health field (primarily the Veteran Affairs Health Care System) for 30 years and am currently retired so that I can have more time with my grandkids. The bulk of my experiences include working with individuals with substance abuse problems and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. This has equipped me to also be able to relate and treat issues such as anger, anxiety, marital, and stress along with a number of other mental health disorders. I have also recently completed certification to be a Life Purpose Life Coach with the hope that I can help you discover your purpose and develop your passion. I'm relatively easy going and open-minded but believe in being direct and honest. Although I am trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy and Prolonged Exposure Therapy, I believe most times that just allowing you to talk about your problems goes a long way towards finding a solution and healing. I'm a very spiritual person of faith and enjoy singing, dancing (only for fun) and walking. I am excited to be a part of a helping team!

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Christina Webb

Offering therapy in AL
License: LPC
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
14 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Alabama. I have over 14 years of experience working with teens and adults of all ages in individual, couples, group, and family therapy. Among the issues I address in therapy are interpersonal relationships, communication skills, lifestyle changes, dysfunctional thinking, grief/loss, anxiety, depression, mood disorders, substance use issues, social and peer relationships, self-esteem, individual growth, and healthy boundaries. I believe in a multi-faceted approach that is warm, strength based, and client centered. Each person is unique; therefore, we will work together to craft a specific plan designed for your needs. As a therapist, I do not tell you what to do. I strive to empower you to make the best possible decisions that encourage growth and change. I promote growth by offering a safe, accepting atmosphere so that you feel heard, validated, and empowered. I look forward to starting this journey with you.

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Dr. Heather Bryant

Offering therapy in AL
License: PhD,LPC
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemCoping with life changesCoachingCompassion fatigue
16 years of experience

Hello, I am a licensed professional counselor in the state of Alabama. My primary background is working with families and helping guide individuals as they find themselves and their place in this world. After working as a therapist for 15+ years, I moved to Los Angeles and I studied further into psychological research and earned a PhD in psychology. My focus of study was on relationships and connecting with others via online venues. This has broadened my expertise and reignited my passion for counseling with others. Since returning to Alabama, I continue to participate in research and I am also doing what I love - counseling. I have extensive training in cognitive behavioral therapy, trauma-focused therapy, and client-centered therapy. The approach I prefer to use is an eclectic style, drawing from multiple therapies as needed and tweaking them to be a best fit for the client in their particular situation. I enjoy working with others and supporting them in their journey as they go through life. I also enjoy exploring insight into core feelings and motivations to better understand behaviors and make lasting changes. I have a faith-based perspective, which I can incorporate into our sessions or not based on your preference. I enjoy researching how people use online spaces, such as games and apps, to meet and develop relationships and support systems. Developing grounded theories and discovering processes is my passion. I am a mom, wife, daughter, mental health advocate, researcher, crafter, gamer, and I love learning about things different from myself and what I know. I am an Enneagram Type 9, INFJ. I enjoy anything new, such as experiences, foods, restaurants, ideas, games, cultures, languages, or activities. My personal style of interacting is non-judgmental, honest, and genuine. I look forward to hearing about the current adventures and challenges that you are in and helping you to develop a plan to live out your most authentic self and get the results you want out of life.

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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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Daveny Vinson

Offering therapy in AL
AddictionsRelationship issuesAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
12 years of experience

I am licensed in Georgia with 12 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with coping with addictions, relationship issues, anger management, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Tiffini Chandler

Offering therapy in AL
Stress, AnxietyAnger managementSelf esteemCareer difficultiesDepression
6 years of experience

Hello, I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Alabama with 6 years of professional experience helping clients manage their stress, anxiety, anger management, lack of motivation, self-esteem, confidence & career difficulties. My goal as a therapist is to provide a safe space where each client feels comfortable expressing their life stressors. As a therapist I pride myself on always treating people as I would like to be treated. With that being said be proud of yourself for taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life. I look forward to assisting you with this journey.

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Sean Stumbo

Offering therapy in AL
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
3 years of experience

I am a licensed counselor in Alabama and Ohio. I have 3 years of post-licensure experience and more than a decade of total experience working in various mental health related positions. I have provided individual and group counseling in both inpatient and outpatient settings. I am currently a part-time instructor as well as pursuing my Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision at the University of Alabama. My treatment approach integrates humanistic and cognitive-behavioral therapies. I believe in treating each client with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I tailor the treatment plan to meet the unique needs of each individual. I have experience helping clients with stress, anxiety, depression, addictions, motivation, self-esteem and confidence issues. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started! If you are struggling and in need of support, I would be honored to work with you. Please reach out to discuss how I may be able to help. I look forward to joining you on the path to healing and positive transformation!

How to find counseling in Detroit

Finding the best therapist close by in Detroit 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 Detroit. 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 Detroit, 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 Detroit 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 Detroit 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 Detroit, elsewhere in Lamar, 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 Detroit area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Detroit 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 Detroit 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 Detroit 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 Detroit, 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 Detroit 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 Detroit 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 Detroit 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 Detroit 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 Detroit 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 35552 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 Detroit 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 Detroit 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 Detroit, 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.

Detroit 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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