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Donda Goodson

Offering therapy in AL
License: MA,LPC-S
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefSelf esteemDepression
30 years of experience

My name is Donda Goodson and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Alabama. I obtained my undergraduate degree from Auburn University in Vocational Rehabilitation and my Master's degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in Rehabilitation Counseling. I received my counseling license in 1992 from the Alabama Board of Examiners in Counseling. The majority of my clinical experience is from mental health agencies and private practice. I have worked with clients ages 4 to 74 with various issues to include anger management, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, obsessive compulsive disorders, trauma and stress related disorders, individuals struggling to maintain sobriety, those with ADHD and Autism Spectrum Disorders and parents doing their best to parent but find themselves struggling and feeling frustrated. Through the utilization of client-centered and cognitive behavioral therapy, I work to help you work through obstacles and reach your personal goals.

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Brandy Sutton-Gamble

Offering therapy in AL
License: MSW,LICSW,PIP
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesIntimacy-related issuesSelf esteemDepression
10 years of experience

I have had the pleasure of working within the field of social work for 16 years after receiving my Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology in 2005 and my Master of Social Work (MSW) in 2008. I have worked within the non profit sector, acute care setting, and rehabilitation settings. I have experience working with young adults, military veterans, homeless individuals/families, individuals with chronic health conditions, and older adults. My approach to therapy is faith/strengths based and I believe very strongly that those who seek change will find it! I have experience in the areas of anxiety, depression, post traumatic stress disorder, and adjustment disorder. I commend you for taking the first step and consider it a blessing and honor that you are considering me to walk this path/journey with you. I look forward to growing with you but most importantly learning from you! God bless you!

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Melissa Mays

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

Have you been struggling lately? Do you feel anxious or depressed? Let me help you. Life can throw us curve balls and we don't always know how to get back on track. Oftentimes, we just need a helping hand. A non-judgmental 3rd party to help. I love helping others. That is the reason I became a licensed therapist in the state of Alabama. I have over 13 years of experience. I am passionate about helping and empowering others in their time of need. I am also a military spouse of over 25 years and I know first hand, that life can and will be unpredictable. If you need help overcoming feelings of anxiety or depression, need a coach, or just someone to vent too, I am here. My approach is solution-focused. I use CBT and mindfulness. I provide counseling from a client focused perspective where sessions are client driven. Therapy doesn't have to be formal or scary. I strive to provide a laid-back atmosphere. 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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Dr. Robinette Muse

Offering therapy in AL
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
28 years of experience

I am licensed in Georgia with 28 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I also have experience working with 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.

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Dina Marble

Offering therapy in AL
Stress, Anxiety
25 years of experience

I am licensed in Alabama with 25 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety. 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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Percy Storey III

Offering therapy in AL
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsAnger managementDepressionCoping with life changes
4 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Alabama. Additionally, I have devoted 12 years of my professional career to the field of mental health, focusing on providing care to both teenagers and adults facing a wide range of challenges. I firmly believe that therapy offers a dedicated space for problem-solving and healing. It serves as a beacon of HOPE and new beginnings. Within a trusting and collaborative therapeutic relationship, individuals can find structure to build their strengths, gather support and resources. Furthermore, it is a nurturing environment for personal growth and self-discovery. My approach involves skillfully guiding clients in setting clear goals while remaining flexible to what you need. I strive to create a non-judgmental environment, fostering your comfort in sharing your thoughts and feelings. I firmly believe in the resilience of individuals to overcome their obstacles, but often, they require guidance, understanding, and insight to identify and navigate the barriers that are hindering their progress. I ask questions to explore deeper insights and readily acknowledge recurring patterns. I will assist you in evaluating how your relationships and community can either contribute to challenges or offer solutions. Together, we will examine behaviors and beliefs to discern their utility in your life.

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Savannah Kizzie

Offering therapy in AL
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsIntimacy-related issuesDepression
4 years of experience

Welcome! My name is Savannah Kizzie and I am a licensed professional counselor (LPC) in the state of Texas and Alabama. I follow a holistic therapeutic approach that places emphasis on an individuals physical, emotional, social, and spiritual well-being. I believe providing a safe, comfortable, and non-judgmental environment can foster deep self-reflection, personal growth, and long-term healing. By incorporating the use of mindfulness and client-centered techniques. I believe clients can develop the innate skills necessary to address the root cause of many of life’s challenges. With a wide array of experiences ranging from trauma & crisis to family relationships, marital relationships, and life transitions. I will incorporate cognitive behavioral and solution focus strategies to empower clients and I am committed to providing those who work with me the tools necessary for a successful counseling experience.

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Chelsea Taylor

Offering therapy in AL
Family conflictsGriefParenting issuesAnger managementSelf esteem
5 years of experience

I am licensed in Alabama with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with family conflicts, coping with grief and loss, parenting issues, anger management, child development, ADHD, autism spectrum disorder, and trauma. 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 sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Tyler Newman

Offering therapy in AL
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsGriefAnger management
3 years of experience

I am licensed in Alabama with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, adolescents, and family conflicts, & coping with 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. 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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Faith Richardson

Offering therapy in AL
License: MDiv., MS, LPC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesFamily conflictsDepression
6 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Georgia, National Certified Counselor, pastoral counselor, and ordained minister. I received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Wesleyan College (Macon, GA), a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Penfield College at Mercer University (Atlanta, GA), and a Master of Divinity with a concentration in Pastoral Care and Counseling from the James and Carolyn McAfee School of Theology at Mercer University (Atlanta, GA). My Clinical Pastoral Education work includes the Training and Counseling Center at St. Luke's, Emory University Hospital, and the VA Medical Center in Atlanta. I have additional experience working in psychiatric and drug treatment facilities, major hospitals, and in church settings. I believe in establishing rapport and unconditional positive regard in the therapeutic environment. My clinical orientations are Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Solution Focused Counseling. Nevertheless, I am able to tailor my approach to fit your needs and often utilize an eclectic approach to counseling. Some of the counseling concerns I address include but are not limited to depression, anxiety, grief and loss, stress, chronic and terminal illness, veterans concerns, spirituality, women's issues, life transitions, family dynamics and couples counseling. I am very passionate about helping people reach their full potential and I am excited to help YOU!

How to find counseling in Kinsey

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Kinsey 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 Kinsey 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 Kinsey 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 Kinsey, 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 Kinsey 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 Kinsey 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 Kinsey 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 Kinsey 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 Kinsey 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 36345 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 Kinsey 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 Kinsey 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 Kinsey, 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.

Kinsey 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

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Take some time today to learn more about the team of therapists at BetterHelp to understand the services available to you clearly. If you are new to therapy or have any questions about the services and terms, please reach out through the contact page or send an email to contact@betterhelp.com.

If you’re ready to sign up for online therapy, consider signing up with a platform like BetterHelp and get matched within 24 to 48 hours.

If you are experiencing a crisis or emergency, don't use this site's online services. If you are in life-threatening danger, call 911. If you require support for a crisis, reach out to the hotlines below:

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

36303, 36345

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