In life, it can feel like you're a knight slaying a dragon that is just too powerful for you. No matter what you do, the dragon breathes fire that seems to melt your armor. However, there is hope, and that hope comes in the form of a counselor based in Florence. 

Florence is known for its Renaissance Fair. When you're faced with a mental health issue, or another problem, a counselor can be that sword and shield that protects you from everything life throws at you. Talk to a counselor and learn more about what you can do. 

This is Dr. Magna Porterfield's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Florence, Alabama (Florence, AL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): Ph.D.
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 26

I am a psychologist who is licensed in both the states of Alabama and Georgia and I have had the opportunity to work in the field of psychology for several years. I have worked in the both university settings (as a teacher and counselor) as well as in private practice. I have also had the opportunity to travel and share my knowledge through lectures and workshops. I have the most experience in helping people who struggle with unipolar (but NOT bipolar) depression and anxiety. I also have a considerable amount of experience in working with individuals who hav...

This is Katherine Myers's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Florence, Alabama (Florence, AL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW,LICSW
Therapy Specialties: Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Eating disorders, Depression
Years of Experience: 9

Maybe you have waited a long time to seek help and suffered in silence. Perhaps you've become accustomed to this discomfort or a pain. Or maybe you desire change through seeking understanding and want a greater sense of wellbeing. Therapy can help you with this process of personal growth and healing. Whether you have a crisis, traumatic experience, significant life challenge or are wanting to experience greater fulfillment therapy may be for you. I specialize in the treatment of eating disorders and helping people heal from traumatic experiences. I also enjoy w...

This is Michael Porterfield's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Florence, Alabama (Florence, AL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LICSW,ACHP-SW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 4

Thank you for allowing me an opportunity to enter your life and help you during this time! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the states of Alabama (LICSW) and Georgia (LCSW). My 7+ years of experience in crisis intervention, hospice care, and mental health have given me an extraordinary appreciation for life. Sometimes we struggle with BIG things, like suicidal thoughts, while other times we are just trying to "get through the day". Regardless of where you are I would love the opportunity to speak to you. I specialize in grief and know that loss, despite i...

This is Rebecca Moerbe's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Florence, Alabama (Florence, AL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LICSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Depression, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 10

Hello! My name is Rebecca and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I have provided mental health support to people for over 15 years. I have worked with all ages in a variety of settings from homes to hospitals. I have focused on working with people facing challenges due to change- either health, relationships, or mental health. I have experience working with challenges including depression, grief, adjustment, life transitions, caregiver stress, and trauma. My counseling style is warm, encouraging, honest, and respectful, with a dash of humor. I like to ad...

This is Aisha Thorn's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Florence, Alabama (Florence, AL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LPC,NCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 7

I believe that each person is the expert of their life. I also believe that at times we all need an objective person to listen and to help us find our center. I strive to meet each person where they are, with no judgments, no preconceived ideas. I believe that counseling is not about labeling problems, it is about developing coping skills, gaining self-awareness, and self-understanding. Together we find ways to uncover your strengths and live a more meaningful life. Using CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) and ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) I work with t...

This is Jamie Sailors's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Florence, Alabama (Florence, AL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): M.S., Ph.D., LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 11

Thank you for viewing my profile on BetterHelp. Please let me introduce myself to you, beginning with my professional credentials. I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of Alabama as well as a Clinical Fellow of the American Association of Marriage and Family (AAMFT). I also earned my Ph.D. in Human Development and Family Science. I have 10 plus years providing direct service to clients like yourself, including serving as the sole EAP provider for the employees of my local community. My other experiences include teaching in a university-settin...

This is Rachel Garrett's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Florence, Alabama (Florence, AL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LICSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Depression, ADHD
Years of Experience: 3

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

This is Jeanetta Thomas's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Florence, Alabama (Florence, AL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LICSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 5

I am a mental health professional licensed in Alabama with ten years of experience working as a therapist and licensed clinical social worker. I have worked with individuals and families addressing depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship issues, parenting problems, as well as identity and career challenges. I have also helped many people over the years establish a stronger sense of self-esteem and life direction. I am trained in trauma-focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), as well as Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Eye Movement Desensitization and...

This is Dr. Steven Petty's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Florence, Alabama (Florence, AL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): PhD,LPC
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 10

Greetings, I’m a Licensed Professional Counselor with an earned Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology and Doctoral Degree in Educational Psychology. I’ve worked in a variety of professional settings to include: Law Enforcement, Academia, and Military environments. My education and work experience has developed within me a professional value system founded on a strong belief and adherence to the principles of Multiculturalism, Empathy, and Fairness! A very unique characteristic about my counseling approach is “Purpose” derived from the firm belief in my coun...

This is Allison Crotwell's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Florence, Alabama (Florence, 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 Dr. Shelly Peed's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Florence, Alabama (Florence, AL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC,NCC,PhD
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 22

Hello! I am Shelly, better known as SPeed(y) just because I have high energy, AND, my name makes a sentence.... (Shelly Peed). I hope I made you smile.... I've been helping individuals, couples, the LGBTQ community and families since I was first licensed in 1999. My expertise has grown into deeper therapies such as hypnotherapy and polyvagal theory therapy, where I educate my clients on what is happening inside the body and mind so that, together, we can alleviate any pain which prevents living fully in the present. I am a devout Christian and can come at hel...

This is Meagan  Baxter's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Florence, Alabama (Florence, AL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW,LICSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Depression, ADHD
Years of Experience: 4

My name is Meagan Baxter. I graduated with a Bachelors in Human Services Management from the University of Phoenix and a Masters in Social Work from the University of Southern California. I use cognitive behavioral therapy, solution-focused therapy, client-centered, and motivational interviewing. I have experience working with individuals struggling with negative self-talk, low self-esteem, mood instability, substance use, challenging irrational beliefs, anxiety, history of trauma, and grief and loss.

This is Mary Weston's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Florence, Alabama (Florence, AL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LICSW 4856C
Therapy Specialties: Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues
Years of Experience: 7

Greetings, my name is Mary Dawn Weston, and I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in the state of Alabama. I am absolutely passionate about this field and working with clients to enhance their lives by reducing stress and negative outcomes. We will work together pursuing resolution to your identified needs by utilizing evidence-based therapies such as CBT, Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused Therapy, and other modalities. My pledge is to always start where you are with confidence, clarity, and compassion. With 8 years' experience in the field...

This is Jennifer  Blondeau's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Florence, Alabama (Florence, AL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC,NCC,MEd
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Depression
Years of Experience: 14

Hi, my name is Jennifer. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with a wide variety of experience starting in 2008. I graduated from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Psychology and then from Auburn University with a Master’s of Education degree in Community Agency Counseling. I am a Nationally Certified Counselor as well. I have received advanced training in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I am very person centered in my approach; offering empathy and unconditional positive regard to help facilitate change and...

This is Francesca Curry's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Florence, Alabama (Florence, AL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LICSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 5

I am a licensed clinical social worker (LICSW) with 5 years of experience working with individuals with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, and ADHD. I also help individuals who find themselves needing support after becoming a caregiver to a loved one. My therapy style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and meeting them where they are. I use a variety of counseling and therapeutic techniques customized for each individual ...

This is Jennifer Garrison's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Florence, Alabama (Florence, AL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC,Jennifer Garrison
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 9

My name is Jennifer Garrison. I’m from Atlanta, Georgia and followed my passion for counseling resulting in creating a life in Alabama. I’ve been in the counseling field for approximately 9 years, with primary services provided in trauma and the individualized effects and impact of trauma. I stand firm in my thoughts that true courage is stepping out and asking for help. In providing services and assistance to those who desire, I wish to explore alternate hypothesis and discover the answers to the questions they seek by creating a safe place for each and every...

This is Jennifer Rhodes's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Florence, Alabama (Florence, AL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

I am a clinical social worker licensed in Alabama with 10 years of experience working as a therapist. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, self-esteem/worth, grief, relationship issues, and adjustment to numerous life events. I have also helped many people begin the most courageous healing process from trauma and abuse. My therapy style is warm and compassionate and I firmly beleive that each person is worthy and deserving of peace in their lives. At different times in our lives, we all struggle with difficu...

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

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

This is Kathleen  Peerson 's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Florence, Alabama (Florence, AL)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 20

I am licensed in Alabama with 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, & depression. I have specific experience in working with young adults who are trying to develop a sense of who they are as well as life goals. I also have experience working with coping with life changes. I believe the counseling relationship is about providing support while navigating life’s challenges. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared witho...

This is Robyn Huckabee's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Florence, Alabama (Florence, AL)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 24

Hello and welcome to BetterHelp! My name is Robyn Huckabee. I am a licensed clinical social worker (LICSW) with over 20 years experience working with adolescents, families, couples, and individuals. I have helped people who have faced challenges such as depression, anxiety, trauma, post-traumatic stress, addictions, grief, relationship issues, parenting, explosive anger, personality disorders, and self-esteem issues. I am a Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist and am also certified in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), With a deep insight and compassion g...

Having a hard time selecting a therapist in Florence? (Here Is How Our Florence Therapists Can Help)

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

With more than 39959 people in the city of Florence, 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 35632 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 Florence, couples counseling in Florence, family conflict therapy in Florence, 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 Florence, 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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Other zip codes that therapists in or around Florence, Alabama can serve:

35630, 35631, 35632, 35633

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