Greenville has been home to many famous people, but perhaps one of the most notable is Annie Oakley, the American sharpshooter who joined the Wild Bill’s Wild West traveling show. Most people try to be straight shooters in all aspects of their life, but sometimes it isn’t easy to hit the mark of where you think you will end up in life. Annie enlisted the help of her husband, and sometimes you might need a little additional help of your own.

That help is readily available. Counselors in the Greenville area can offer you emotional support and advise you on how to get back to shooting straight from the hip with everything in your life, from relationships to work to family to facing the past. Contact a therapist to get started.

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Bernette Harris

Offering therapy in AL
Counselor License Type(s): MS,LMFT
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesFamily conflictsDepression
43 years of experience as a therapist

Hello from the other side. My name is Bernette. The good news is there is always hope. As we experience the daily human condition, everyone will recognize and address concerns independently/as a couple during their lifetime. However, there are times when it is necessary to seek assistance from others when life issues become overwhelming. Congratulations on choosing BetterHelp in your quest to find support to overcome the struggle(s) you are now facing. It will be my pleasure to help you acquire the crucial tools that will allow you to navigate through the current challenge(s) in life. Finding the resolution to a problem is rewarding and, at times, freeing. I became a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (#235) in 2001 and have 44 years of psychotherapy experience. My undergraduate and graduate studies were completed at Jacksonville State University. My career has focused on Psychotherapy/Counseling, Substance Abuse, and Marriage and Family Therapy, which included providing services to individuals, groups, families, couples, at-risk adolescents, and senior adults in various settings, including community-based, private, and public agencies. The areas I have experience in are Self-Esteem, Coping with Life Changes, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Drug and Substance Abuse, Family Problems, Guilt and Shame, and Women's Issues. When meeting with a consumer(s), I will utilize the following techniques: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Solution-Focused Therapy. These techniques will help guide individuals toward a healthier outlook on life. Therapy sessions are conducted on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday (review the schedule for session times), and messages are checked during the week. I always consider it a privilege to work with each individual who entrusts me as their therapist.

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Jameron Gatson

Offering therapy in AL
Counselor License Type(s): MA,LMFT
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issuesAnger managementSelf esteem
12 years of experience as a therapist

A clinician designed for children, families, and couples in need of brief therapy & support, yet with results parents can measure. We welcome families in need of support with parenting, life cycle family challenges, child anger management, respect for parents/authority, life purpose, marriage, and more. I join families and teens rather quickly due to my age, cultural diversity, personality, and style. A licensed clinician that is very familiar with all family related challenges. I am also a U.S. Army Iraq War Veteran, still serving as a Commissioned Officer, and offer additional services for Veterans and their families. Compass II Life is different by design, with the families foundation in mind. Log on to www.compassiilife.com to see more of the services offered by Deon Gatson and Compass II Life Services.

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William (Russell) Glass

Offering therapy in AL
Counselor License Type(s): LPC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
22 years of experience as a therapist

It’s awesome that you’ve reached out to BetterHelp. Change takes courage! I am a mental health therapist with a Master’s in counseling and have over 20 years of experience as a counselor. Much of that time has been spent working with folks addressing substance use disorder and accompanying issues such as HCV, esteem, trauma, loss, anxiety and depression. Many times, relationship and identity problems are also present and addressed. My approach is often based, in part, on the existentialistic philosophy of assisting others in finding their purpose and authentic self. This generally occurs through working on personal growth based on self-honesty and responsibility. The transformation is possible through the application of cognitive behavior therapy, that empowers them to be congruent in their thinking and actions. Challenging perceptions and hurtful thoughts are also vital. By focusing on their strengths, coping strategies are offered to assist them in managing their symptoms. My life experiences have included recovering and living with significant, chronic health challenges. My world view has further been enhanced by living abroad and working with various populations. I look forward to building a working relationship with you that is both safe and without judgement. Please contact me so I may assist you on your journey of change!

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Timothy Rowell

Offering therapy in AL
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW,LICSW
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsSelf esteemBipolar disorderDepression
12 years of experience as a therapist

I am a social worker licensed in Alabama and Florida with over 13 years of experience working as a therapist. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, trauma related challenges, addiction to substances, and psychosis. I believe it is important my patients feel comfortable engaging with me and know they will never be judged for anything they disclose during session. I believe the moment this occurs work will halt as honesty between us is essential to healing. I believe in treating everyone with care, respect, and being genuine with my patients. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, rational emotive behavior therapy, and dialectic behavioral therapy. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes effort and work to make changes to our lives. When we work together in a collaborative effort we can make the progress you desire. My hope is to see you be successful and help you achieve the quality of life you desire and deserve. I look forward to working with you!

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Hannah Strength

Offering therapy in AL
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
3 years of experience as a therapist

I have been working in field for 3 years and am licensed in Alabama. I want you to know that you are not alone in this. I want to provide a safe place for you to lift some of this emotional weight off your shoulders. You have the power, and you have the strength. I am here to guide you to your own discovery. I offer therapy to adults & teens. I have a team-mindset which assists the counseling collaboration process. Life can be overwhelming without the right tools, and I want to help you discover those.I enjoy hearing each individuals personal experience. You have something to say, and I want to hear your story. I am excited for your journey, and the path you choose to take from here. If I am lucky enough to hear your experience, I hope to work as a team to provide quality counseling to assist in whatever future you choose.

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Julie Knox

Offering therapy in AL
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsDepressionCoping with life changes
15 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Alabama, Arizona, Massachusetts, Nevada, and Washington with 15 years of professional clinical, counseling, and coaching experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, & depression. I also have experience working with clients coping with life changes. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. 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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Ebonie Johnson

Offering therapy in AL
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsAnger managementDepression
3 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Alabama with 3 years of professional work experience. I received my Masters’ of Social Work from The University of Alabama. I have worked in the fields of foster care, child protection, and addiction. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, anger management, motivation/empowerment and coping with everyday life challenges. 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. I will work with you to provide empowerment, practical tools and techniques to help navigate your personal challenges. I enjoy getting to know my clients and what they want to achieve through therapy so they are able to live their best life. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started! I’m excited and look forward to working with you. Currently, I am offering live appointments Friday-Sunday, with various times during those days. Live appointment times are typically 45 minute sessions, but can be 30 minutes. Please do your best to be on time for sessions. If you are 15 minutes late, you will need to reschedule. If you need to cancel and reschedule please do so at least 24 hours in advance. If there is a scheduling issue, please let me know as soon as possible, I will do what I can to accommodate.

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Sara Darling

Offering therapy in AL
Stress, AnxietyGriefCoping with life changes
6 years of experience as a therapist

I am a TEAM-CBT Level 1 therapist licensed in Alabama and Louisiana with 10 plus years of experience helping people cope with challenges they are facing in life. I partner with clients who are dealing with stress, anxiety, grief, and loss. 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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Fabiola Casimir

Offering therapy in AL
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseAnger managementDepressionCoping with life changes
3 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Florida with 15 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, anger management, & depression. 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. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

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Sellers Terrell

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

I have a sincere passion for working with individuals impacted by addiction, depression, anxiety, mood disorders, adjustments to major life changes/events, relationship issues, codependency, family of origin trauma, and various other complex trauma. I want to help you be the best you can be and find self-empowerment in your therapy journey. Through mindful processing and awareness building, I will help you build a foundation for healing as we carefully identify the not so great parts of your life and then pair curated and evidence based real life skills and solutions to problematic behaviors, thoughts/feelings, and experiences. I love working with people from all walks of life & backgrounds. However, my primary specialty is working with adults (18 and up) struggling with relationships, codependency, complex trauma, depression, anxiety, & life adjustment issues. I also pride myself on being a safe space for LGBTQ folx as both an ally and a member of the queer community. I am a non-religious/secular clinician with spiritual values but will never impose any of my personal beliefs or values on my clients unless you explicitly let me know you want to do that kind of work in YOUR therapy. Having worked with a variety of clients in a wide range of settings (for 6 years now), I have grown most in my ability to authentically connect, empathize and validate my clients' feelings, thoughts, and experiences. I cherish social and human connections so much so that I want to be relatable to you and offer you my authentic self in a professional/therapeutic space - I purposely and intentionally strive to create a non-judgmental, safe space for my clients to find self-empowerment, a new sense of energy, and solutions to life's many stressors. At the end of the day, I am only human and so are you - so let's navigate those human experiences together!

How to find counseling in Greenville

Finding the best therapist close by in Greenville 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 in Greenville that work best for you in order to begin your personal journey towards emotional healing with a therapist.

Understanding the type of therapy you'd like to search for is crucial before finding a therapist or psychologist in Greenville. 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 Greenville, 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 in the Greenville region and in the state of Alabama. Find a therapist under any of these distinctions and know that the sessions they offer can provide a safe place to heal.

A mental health counselor working through their own in-person therapy practice in Greenville or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships, communication skills, working through life transitions, couples counseling, managing a mood disorder, improving coping skills, self help tips, offer life coaching, family therapy, or change in negative thinking patterns. A therapist may also provide a safe place and validation for clients experiencing emotional pain, or that simply want a psychological assessment. 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 Greenville 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 Greenville, elsewhere in Butler, 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 Greenville area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Greenville 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 Greenville 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 Greenville 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 a BetterHelp therapist 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 Greenville, 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 or medication as treatment, or perform psychological assessments and other psychiatric services.

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, post traumatic stress disorder, and more. An online mental health professional, including the therapists in Greenville 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 Greenville helping individuals on topics including managing life transitions, symptoms affecting sexual health, behavioral health, coping skills for anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, marriage counseling, and more. 

What mental health issues can psychotherapy address?

BetterHelp's verified Greenville 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 Greenville 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 Greenville 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.

Greenville therapists 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 Greenville 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 Greenville 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 psychotherapist.

With a lot of people in AL, therapists 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 36037 or the surrounding zip codes, consider others available through the BetterHelp site. No matter if you are seeking help from therapists in your area or beyond, online therapy can be a great option.

How should I prepare for my first therapy session with a Greenville 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 while offering mental health services. The first session will often serve as an intake to get to know you as a person and learn why you're attending therapy in Greenville.

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 from a therapist. A Greenville 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 with a counselor 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 that a counselor can help with.

Is mental health care and therapy worth it? 

Therapy with a licensed counselor 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 Greenville, 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.

Greenville 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

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 to customer service 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.

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