Jasper, Alabama is known for its many outdoor water destinations. Visitors and residents to the area can enjoy a day at the Lewis-Smith Lake and Dam, the Walker County Fishing Lake, or Clear Creek. Sometimes our brains can feel like choppy waters during a storm.

When that happens, it is important to seek help in the form of a licensed, trained mental health professional. These compassionate men and women can help your mind be more like Clear Creek, and to guide your life closer to a state of smoother sailing. It’s worth a quick phone call to reach out today.

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Amy Kemp-Wellmeier

Offering therapy in AL
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseSelf esteemCoping with life changes
21 years of experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 20 years of working in the field. During my career, I have had the pleasure of working with various populations and issues including life adjustments, mood disorders, relationship issues, chronic pain conditions, and trauma-related issues in both military and civilian settings. I am trained and certified in the Evidence-Based modalities, and find they are a good base to use along with a holistic approach to mental health care. I believe that mental health is a process of finding the right treatment fit for each person, and working as a team with my clients to determine the goals for counseling. I see my role as a counselor as being an "educated compassionate guide" who is there to assist my clients to find their way out of what is holding them back and to provide them with the tools they need to achieve the life and relationships that they desire.

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Marjorie Ann Robinson

Offering therapy in AL
License: LICSW
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
12 years of experience

I received my Masters’ of Social Work in 2010 from The University of Alabama and began my career working with the local homeless population my first year after graduate school. I later moved into clinical practice, working for a local organization, working with adult and adolescent clients experiencing mental health and substance abuse disorders. I have utilized evidence based practices with the following therapeutic modalities: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Humanistic Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy, Motivational Interviewing Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, Spiritual Integration Counseling, Strength-Based Therapy, and Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy. I have a passion for fostering holistic well-being and I am dedicated to guiding individuals through their journey to mental and emotional harmony. I believe in addressing the whole person, recognizing personal strengths and the interconnected aspects that shape individual experiences. I seek to utilize the 8 pillars of holistic health (physical, mental, emotional, social, spiritual, environmental, occupational, and intellectual) by considering all the diverse factors that influence mental health. 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. When preparing for a session, please do not be driving a vehicle or be involved in potentially dangerous or any other distracting activities (watching tv, etc). If you must be driving, please let me know ahead of time and we will reschedule. Please be appropriately dressed and mannered during sessions. Also, please be aware, that this is not for emergency services. If you feel like harming yourself, or anyone else, please call a family member, friend, 911, 988, or go to your nearest Emergency room.

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Krista Jeffreys

Offering therapy in AL
License: Ed.S
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsFamily conflictsDepressionCoping with life changes
15 years of experience

I am a practicing counselor licensed in Alabama with over 14years of experience working as an LPC, addiction counselor, and school counselor. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, addiction issues, and career concerns. I also helped many people who have experienced trauma and abuse. My therapy style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, dialectical behavioral therapy, person centered, rational-emotive therapy. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards change. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you. I look forward to working with you!

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Deborah Gleason

Offering therapy in AL
Stress, AnxietyLGBTRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseDepression
6 years of experience

I am licensed in the state of Alabama and the state of Illinois with over 6 years experience as a social worker. I am also certified as a Somatic Activated Healer under Sah D'Simone. I specialize in treatment for anxiety, lgbt-related issues, relationship issues, & trauma and abuse. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. I work to meet my clients where they are at and provided strategies if necessary. I have worked with teens in a group home setting to help them improve self esteem and maximize their potential in everyday life. I practice from a spiritual lens understanding that everyone has a divine purpose that can be tapped into at any time. I’m here to help support and empower you.

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Bette Moore

Offering therapy in AL
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsIntimacy-related issuesParenting issuesCoaching
24 years of experience

I am licensed in Alabama with 24 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy related issues, & parenting issues. 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.

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Savanna Cannon

Offering therapy in AL
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
8 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, coping with grief and loss, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & 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 seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Dr. Terra Griffin

Offering therapy in AL
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseAnger managementSelf esteemCoping with life changes
20 years of experience

I am licensed in Alabama and Georgia with 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, anger management, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. 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.

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Benjamin Lighter

Offering therapy in AL
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changesADHD
3 years of experience

Hi, my name is Ben! I am licensed in Alabama with 3 years of experience as a counselor. Things I like to work with clients on include stress and anxiety, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, depression, & coping with life changes, but I'm here to help with whatever you need help with! I have plenty of time open to work with you, and love to respond fast. Let's get in touch soon!

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Charice Calloway

Offering therapy in AL
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
6 years of experience

I am licensed in Alabama and Florida with 6 years of professional work experience. Hi! My name is Charice Calloway and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I am passionate about helping clients through mental health challenges and unlocking inner strengths. My sessions are filled with compassion, empathy, and non-judgement. Therapy with me is a safe place to be vulnerable while also working collaboratively to achieve goals.

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Kimberly Qualls

Offering therapy in AL
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepressionADHD
9 years of experience

Hi there. I am Kimberly Qualls, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who enjoys client centered therapeutic solutions. I am devoted to helping others become a better version of themselves. On my therapeutic journey, it's been a pleasure to work with a wide range of individuals providing treatment for anxiety, depression, trauma and much more. Focusing on strengths and building a strong rapport are key essentials to success. I have six years of devoted services. Through leading summer day treatment groups and therapeutic activities to teach functional living skills and address behavioral issues with children between the ages of 3 and18, I've also built strong relationships with parents. Caring for others has also been my passion. I've identified risk and resiliency factors within individuals, youth, peer groups, families, schools, and communities. I look forward to developing strategies for interventions while working with you. I also want you congratulate you and encourage you to continue moving forward on your therapeutic journey.

How to find counseling in Jasper

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Jasper 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 Jasper 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 Jasper 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 Jasper, 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 Jasper 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 Jasper 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 Jasper 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 Jasper 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 Jasper 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 35503 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 Jasper 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 Jasper 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 Jasper, 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.

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

35501, 35502, 35503, 35504

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