Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of experience: 30

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...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Self esteem, Depression
Years of experience: 10

Erica is a Licensed Social Worker (Licensed in the states of Ohio (LISW-S), Alabama (LICSW-PIP), Texas (LCSW) and California (LCSW) who has been working in a therapeutic environment with children, adults and families for the past 10 years. Erica uses a humanistic approach to assist clients to achieve their highest potential during difficult times in their lives. Drawing on a client's own personal strengths, Erica's goal is to empower clients achieve self actualization in order to improve their current life experience. Erica partners with clients in order to as...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Self esteem, ADHD
Years of experience: 25

Today you are one step closer to a new you where you feel empowered and on a positive path to growth and well-being! Hello, and welcome to my profile. Read on to learn about my qualifications, credentials, experience, and approach to therapy to help you with the process of choosing a professional therapist. My name is Lois Lambert. I earned my bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama. I attended graduate school and earned my master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University, located in beautiful, sunny, Malib...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Depression
Years of experience: 11

Congratulation, on taking the first step in your healing. My name is La Chandra Bartholomew-Jones and I have been practicing counseling since 2009. I received my Masters in Community Agency Counseling from Jacksonville State University in 2012; before completing an Educational Specialist Degree in Clinical Mental Health in 2014, also from Jacksonville State University. I am a Board Certified Counselor, in addition to being licensed independently as an Alabama Licensed Professional Counselor and a Georgia Licensed Professional Counselor. My theoretical approac...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of experience: 4

I am a licensed independent clinical social worker (LICSW) and a Certified Dementia Practitioner (CDP) who is licensed in Alabama. I have worked with clients with concerns ranging from depression, anxiety, career challenges, grief and coping with loss, family issues, as well as many other challenges. I also have helped many people who have experienced physical and emotional abuse in their lives. My counseling style is solution-focused and person-centered. I believe in treating clients with compassion while respecting autonomy, as well as providing a non-judgmenta...

Specialties: Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Coping with life changes, Coaching, ADHD
Years of experience: 8

Hello. I am Tom WIssert a Licensed Professional Counselor in Alabama. My experience over the last several years has been with drug and alcohol addictions and the co-occurring issues and causes that go along with these addictions. More recently I have dealt with many different marital and relationship problems from intimacy to communication. Using Motivational Interviewing and Active Listening I have been able to help clients see things from a different perspective and to identify problem thinking. I would describe myself as a behaviorist using a Cognitive Be...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Family conflicts, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue
Years of experience: 3

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

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of experience: 22

I understand societal stigma makes it hard to seek professional help, but you've identified a community here willing to help. I would like to work with you on your journey towards a more productive, healthy life. My name is Debbie Breckenridge and I am a licensed professional counselor with 22 years of specialized training and experience in inpatient/residential and outpatient settings. I have worked with diverse cultures, ethnicities and gender identities in the treatment of trauma, mood and anxiety disorders, severe mental illness, addictions, and self-injurious...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, LGBT, Grief, Anger management
Years of experience: 3

I am Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) in the state of Alabama. I began working in the field of social work in 2004. I initially worked in child and family preservation services before moving into the area of juvenile justice. I provided a range of services to juveniles on probation, including anger management and coping skills training, while also working with the family as a whole. As part of my MSW program at Western Kentucky University, I completed a yearlong practicum with a counseling agency, where I worked with clients experiencing d...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Coping with life changes
Years of experience: 9

As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, I strive to serve work with individuals on a variety of needs in order to experience peace and joy in their lives. I am licensed in Georgia with 9 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, & parenting issues. My primary work for several years in private practice was working within the foster care system with children and families managing complex trauma and attachment needs. I am a TBRI (Trust Based Relational Intervention) Practitio...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of experience: 14

I am licensed LISCW in Alabama with 12 years of professional work experience, working with adolescence and college age students, as well as older adults and children. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, depression, LGBTQ-related issues, relationship issues, & motivation, self-esteem, and confidence. I also teach clients how to develop a unique social skill method to help manage uncomfortable social situations with friends, family, and partners. I am also trained in ERP therapy for the treatment of OCD, Hoarding, and BFRBs. I work with m...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Anger management, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of experience: 4

I am licensed in Alabama with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, anger management, & depression. 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.

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression
Years of experience: 12

Hello, I’m Jaana and so glad you’ve taken this step even if it’s just to “get a feel” for the process. You may be somewhat nervous about seeking some help and for some, especially through tele-behavioral-health. I am originally from Mobile, Al but have lived in the Birmingham area for many years. I have a wealth of experience in helping others with a professional work history of 20+ years. This includes (but is not limited to) working with clients experiencing what seems to be overwhelming stress and are probably experiencing a great deal of anxiety and/or ...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Parenting issues, Depression, ADHD
Years of experience: 3

Hello, I'm Bill Weathers, a licensed professional counselor with a master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Auburn University at Montgomery. I have a unique background with three years of experience in counseling following 21 years of service as an Army officer. Whether you're a teen navigating the challenges of adolescence, an individual facing life's complexities, or anyone seeking support, I'm here to help you. I understand that life can throw curveballs at us, and we all need someone to lean on from time to time. I'm not just a counselor; I...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief
Years of experience: 14

I am licensed in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia with 14 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & trauma and abuse. 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. 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 jour...

How To Find Counseling Glen Allen

Finding the best therapist close by in Glen Allen can feel challenging, but know that once you narrow your search for a counselor near the Glen Allen 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 Glen Allen. 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 Glen Allen, 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, these professionals 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 Glen Allen 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 Glen Allen counselors 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 Glen Allen area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT in Glen Allen
  • DBT in Glen Allen
  • Substance use therapy in Glen Allen
  • Couples therapy in Glen Allen

When you're ready to start your search and find therapists in Glen Allen, 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 Glen Allen, elsewhere in Marion, 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 Glen Allen area can be found below:

How Does The Cost Of In-Person Counseling Compare To The Cost Of BetterHelp With A Licensed Glen Allen 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 Glen Allen 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 in Glen Allen: $150-$500
  • Counseling with therapists in Glen Allen: $100-300
  • Therapy with a psychologist in Glen Allen: $100
  • Therapy in Glen Allen: $80

While many psychologists in Glen Allen may not take health insurance, some counselors 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 counselors serving the city of Glen Allen 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 four weeks).

How Is A Licensed Therapist On This Online Therapy Platform Verified?

Therapists in Glen Allen, 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 professionals 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 counselor. 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 counselors 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 Glen Allen above, can work with young adults, children, adolescents, and adults in or around Glen Allen 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 to meet with one of these counselors 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 Glen Allen 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 Glen Allen 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 Glen Allen therapy provider through BetterHelp's sister platform, ReGain, which is dedicated to couples and spouses worldwide. Look through the available counselors above and consider which might work for you.

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 also professionals 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 Glen Allen counselor 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 almost one million people in Glen Allen, AL, providers may be booked out with clients. Through the list of counselors 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 35559 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 in Glen Allen can be a great option.

How Should I Prepare For My First Therapy Session With A Glen Allen 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, Counselor, 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 counselors and 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 Glen Allen 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 Glen Allen, 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.

Glen Allen has many professionals 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. In Glen Allen, therapy can be easy to use and a click away. 

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

To stay up to date with BetterHelp's initiatives through their social channels, you can follow them on PinterestLinkedInInstagramTwitter, and Facebook. For mental health tips, check out the BetterHelp YouTube channel.

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 with a counselor 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:

A woman meets with a therapist online in her home city of Glen Allen.

Below are some of the zip codes served by BetterHelp therapists in Glen Allen:

35554, 35559, 35594