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Jill Sexton

Offering therapy in AL
Counselor License Type(s): M.Ed,LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseGrief
18 years of experience as a therapist

I am an Licensed Professional Counselor with over 16 years of experience . I specialize in treating adoption related issues, trauma, grief and loss, parenting issues. I am certified in TF-CBT, trained in EMDR and is and adoption competent professional. I serve children, adolescents, adults and families. I graduated with undergraduate degree in Psychology from Auburn University and with her masters degree in community counseling from Auburn University Montgomery. Dr. Brené Brown says "When we deny the story, it defines us. When we own the story, we can write a brave new ending.", I believe this to be true and work with clients to create new endings through understanding our own stories, identifying triggers to block our growth, and identifying steps towards achieving desired outcomes. I provide a relatable, empathic, and calming approach. Because each person holds unique qualities and circumstances, I work to holistically understand clients and tailor the counseling experience around clients' specific needs and desires.

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Valynda Jerome-Williams

Offering therapy in AL
Counselor License Type(s): MSW,LICSW,PIP
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefSelf esteemDepression
10 years of experience as a therapist

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

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Lateka Williams

Offering therapy in AL
Counselor License Type(s): M.S., LPC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsGriefAnger managementDepression
8 years of experience as a therapist

My name is Lateka Williams I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, I believe counseling offers people a safe space to express and process how they feel so they may begin to heal and move foreword. I have a holistic approach to therapy that involves treating the whole person. I combine CBT, DBT, and REBT, to help change thoughts and behaviors. Some of my areas of expertise are in addiction, grief, anxiety, depression, self esteem issues, adolescents, trauma, and family therapy. Over the years I have had the privilege of helping individuals and families move towards self fulfillment, peace, and stability. The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step, if you are ready to begin your journey allow me to assist and encourage you.

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Lawrence Baker

Offering therapy in AL
Counselor License Type(s): LPC-S
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
15 years of experience as a therapist

My name is Lawrence Baker, Jr., and I have worked in social services since 1994, and have been a Licensed Professional Counselor since 2005. During that time I have worked with a variety of populations including veterans and their families, individuals with depression and anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, substance abuse issues, psychotic disorders, and adjustment disorders. The bulk of my experience has been individual, family, and group therapy sessions. I am committed to helping people to overcome experiences and learn how to live a fulfilling and meaning life. I am a kind and compassionate listener and enjoy working with people from all backgrounds. My therapy approach is conversational and interactive. Everyone has the right to be heard and treated with dignity, kindness, and respect.

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Katherine (Katie) Traylor

Offering therapy in AL
Counselor License Type(s): MA,LPC,NCC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesDepressionCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
10 years of experience as a therapist

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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Donald "Bo" Hardy

Offering therapy in AL
Stress, AnxietyCareer difficultiesDepressionCoping with life changesADHD
9 years of experience as a therapist

I have a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and a National Board Certified Counselor with 8 years of professional work experience. I spent those 8 years working with a nonprofit organization, helping adults and students with disabilities learn valuable interpersonal skills for the workplace. I worked with groups and individuals and also taught social skills classes in local schools. Prior to my counseling experience, I had a career in education, and hold Bachelors and Masters degrees in instrumental music education. I still enjoy playing and performing, but I am a teacher at heart! I have experience in helping clients with ADHD, stress, anxiety, and depression, parenting issues, anger management, life changes, and career difficulties. I try to work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Living an active lifestyle is very important to me, and as such, I am interested in the effects of exercise and nutrition on mental health. I love helping clients set goals to improve their mental health, as well as their overall wellness. 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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Dr. Dana Logan

Offering therapy in AL
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
4 years of experience as a therapist

I am a licensed social worker in Alabama, Texas, and Louisiana with 4 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, ADHD, & depression. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. 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. At this time, I am only available for appointments available during school hours. -Dana Logan, DSW, LICSW, LCSW, ADHD-CCSP

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Tiffany Hickman-Gaines

Offering therapy in AL
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemADHD
14 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Alabama with 14 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & concentration, memory and focus (adhd). 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. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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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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Nashonda Thomas

Offering therapy in AL
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepression
6 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Alabama with 6 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, relationship issues, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. 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. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

How to find counseling in Hamilton

Finding the best therapist close by in Hamilton 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 Hamilton 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 Hamilton. 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 Hamilton, 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 Hamilton 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 Hamilton 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 Hamilton 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 Hamilton, 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 Hamilton area can be found below:

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

Hamilton 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 Hamilton 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 Hamilton 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 35570 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 Hamilton 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 Hamilton.

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 Hamilton 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 Hamilton, 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.

Hamilton 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.

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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