Cities of industry and commerce allow for many different jobs, but that doesn’t mean everything is easy. Luckily, a counselor in Gadsden will help you improve your life so you can do your job efficiently.

Gadsden is known for its industry since it has a lot of shipping centers. It is still a heavy industry city, but it has declined. The local issues are still plaguing the area, but the city has tried to revitalize in the 2000s. While there are issues, a counselor here can help you overcome your personal issues in order to live a life that’s more successful, and also help you revitalize your purpose and goals that you might have in life. 

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Rebecca Cohen

Offering therapy in AL
License: EdD,LPC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsLGBTTrauma and abuseDepression
7 years of experience

Hello! I am Rebecca L. Cohen, EdD, LPC. I am a licensed counselor in Alabama. I have a great love of learning and helping others learn and grow in their own lives. Currently I am focusing my work with women. My love of learning has offered me the opportunity to gain my Bachelor Degree in Human Services and English, Master of Education, Emphasis in English, Master of Science, Counseling and Psychology, and lastly Doctorate of Education in Counselor Education and Supervision. I have worked most of my career in social service areas. Some populations and areas I have worked in and with are children and families dealing with abuse and neglect, teen and young adults in foster care, depression and anxiety issues, LGBTQ+ community, substance abuse treatment, and trauma. I would describe my counseling style as person centered. I have always been drawn to Choice Theory/Reality Therapy. I also utilize CBT, DBT, and Motivational Interviewing to aid clients in learning new skills. I love to learn from my clients and to be a partner in their journey to reaching goals. I believe you are the expert about your life and I am only here to aid in your journey and help you find answers or learn how to better cope with issues in life. It takes courage to open up and to be vulnerable in therapy, and I respect that courage. I look forward to being a partner with you on your journey, whatever that journey might be. I am looking forward to being able to help give you support and a safe place to grow. I can't wait to meet you and start working with you.

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Tamara Ward

Offering therapy in AL
License: MS,MA,LICSW
Stress, AnxietyLGBTFamily conflictsCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
3 years of experience

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 bit of support from time to time. I am so happy you are here today! I have over 8 years experience with the LGBTQ+ community, including gender-minority life experiences. I have over a decade of experience working in case management with adults on the Autism spectrum and with Asperger's disorder. I am comfortable in conversations where my clients may need extra time to find their words.

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Danielle Bonner

Offering therapy in AL
License: MSW,LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefSelf esteemDepression
20 years of experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I am licensed in North & South Carolina as well as Alabama with more than 20 years of experience working as an outpatient therapist, DBT Facilitator and life coach. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, substance abuse, OCD and ADHD. I also helped many people who have experienced trauma including intimate partner violence and child abuse and neglect. My counseling style is realistic, kind and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with dignity and respect. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, solution-focused, psychodynamic and rational-emotive counseling. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. I look forward to working with you!

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Katherine (Katie) Traylor

Offering therapy in AL
License: MA,LPC,NCC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesDepressionCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
10 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 10 years of experience providing a safe and non judgmental environment for people to work towards and experience freedom and healing. I have worked with a range of client ages 14 - 56 and a variety of issues including struggling with adjustment, childhood trauma and complex grief, depression, anxiety and relationship issues including both avoidance and dependence. My most recent years of clinical experience have been with university students ages 17-45. My approach to therapy includes holding space for you to be fully and wholly who you are and it combines Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Family Systems Theory, Client-Centered Therapy, and also Brief and Solution Focused models of therapy. I believe in treating all clients with warmth and respect. My goal will be to tailor our conversations and treatment plan to meet your specific needs and to align with you to move toward the healing and growth that you are seeking. It takes courage and effort and energy to reach out and try something new or tell your story to a new person. When you are ready to take that step, I am here to honor the good in you and support you in your journey.

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Catherine Job

Offering therapy in AL
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsGriefDepression
30 years of experience

My name is Catherine Job and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas and Alabama. I have a Master’s degree in Psychology and a Master’s degree in Business Administration. I work with clients who are experiencing anxiety, stress, depression, trauma, grief and loss, relationship issues, and family conflict. I have experience working with LGBTQ+ clients, clients with AIDS/HIV, Veterans and First responders. My approach to therapy is client centered which means that I believe therapy is a collaboration between the client and the therapist. I ask clients to identify what their goals are for therapy. I use cognitive behavioral approaches in sessions to help clients understand how their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are all connected. Once a client understands these, they can move towards making changes and living an emotionally healthier and happier life. My clients have described me as very approachable, nonjudgmental and empathetic. I am available to my clients Monday through Friday for either 30- minute or 45-minute video sessions. I will send you the consent forms after you sign up for a session and these can be completed and returned through the portal. I ask my clients to take what they learn in sessions and practice it outside of sessions. My contact with my clients outside of session is primarily for scheduling and the sending of handouts and worksheets. I will respond to client emails within a 24-hour time frame during the week and on Monday for messages left on weekends. I believe in helping my client establish a good work/life balance and practice this myself by using weekends to “re-energize” so I can give 100% to my clients during sessions. In the event of a mental health emergency or crisis situation, clients should call 911 or go to their nearest emergency room. You have taken a courageous first step for your mental health by seeking therapy services and I look forward to working with you.

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Anna Shinn

Offering therapy in AL
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
11 years of experience

I am a nationally certified counselor and am licensed as a professional counselor in Alabama with 11 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, anger management, motivation, self esteem, couple's conflicts, confidence, substance use, and severe mental illnesses. 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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Michael Jenkins

Offering therapy in AL
AddictionsTrauma and abuse
4 years of experience

I am licensed in Alabama with 4 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients learn to cope with addictions, trauma and abuse. I am dedicated to helping those experiencing depression, anxiety, grief, trauma, and substance use disorders. 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. My job is to help you accomplish the goals YOU set for yourself, whatever those goals may be.

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Teri Uhler

Offering therapy in AL
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemDepressionADHD
30 years of experience

I am licensed in Alabama, Arizona and Florida with 30years of professional work experience. I have experience with children, teens, young adults, adults and older adults. I am currently working with clients on Navajo Reservation dealing with substance abuse, depression, anxiety, ADHD, adjustment disorders, bipolar and other mental health issues. I use mindfulness, CBT and other modalities to help my clients to cope with life's stressors and past traumas. I have experience in helping adults with stress and anxiety, ADHD, school/work issues, coping with grief and loss, motivation, relationship problems, self-esteem, and confidence, & depression. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our sessions and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

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Bianca Austin

Offering therapy in AL
Stress, AnxietyDepression
3 years of experience

I am licensed in Alabama with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety & depression. 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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April Davis

Offering therapy in AL
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefDepressionCoping with life changes
5 years of experience

I am licensed in Alabama with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, coping with grief and loss, & depression. 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!

How to find counseling in Gadsden

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Gadsden 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 Gadsden 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 Gadsden 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 Gadsden, 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 Gadsden 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 Gadsden 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 Gadsden 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 Gadsden 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 Gadsden 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 35901 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 Gadsden 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 Gadsden 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 Gadsden, 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.

Gadsden 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.

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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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35901, 35902, 35903, 35904

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