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Coralea Dalrymple

Offering therapy in AL
Counselor License Type(s): MS,LPC,SC
Stress, AnxietyGriefParenting issuesSelf esteemDepression
22 years of experience as a therapist

I have been a Licensed Professional Counselor in Alabama for the past 15 years. I am originally from Western New York- but have been in Alabama for over 30 years. The military brought me here, and I was a military spouse for over 15 years. I am a graduate of Troy University, Alabama. I worked as a therapist in a community mental health center for 17 years and then moved to private practice in 2019. In these positions, I have been able to work with people from all walks of life, with many varied issues- from depression to bipolar and anxiety, to relationship issues (including deployments and re-unifications), parenting, grief, loss, and aging issues. I have worked with many other agencies to bring quality mental health care to the people in our communities. My approach is cognitive-behavioral as well as person-centered and solution-focused. I believe in teaching and giving people the tools to find solutions to current issues and use them in the future. My goal is to help you make the best decisions and feel good about these decisions. I believe in constantly learning and improving my skills to pass on the best and most current information and solutions to my clients. I am an alumnus of the National Health Service Corps- a program that encourages qualified professionals to work in health shortage areas to serve the underserved population. Everyone deserves excellent services, regardless of situations, circumstances, characteristics, or past decisions. I am very person-centered and look forward to helping you find your strengths, build upon them, and address whatever issue that has brought you to this site. Everyone has a story and knowledge to offer to others. Together, we will look at how to use your story's strengths and add other coping skills, problem identification, and problem-solving skills to your knowledge base. Everyone has one life; we deserve the best, most fulfilling life possible. And sometimes, everyone needs some help. Let me know if you are ready to learn new ways of dealing with problems that are reducing your life satisfaction. I am eager and excited to partner with you and help you move in whatever direction you want your life to go.

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Dr. Mariel Moore

Offering therapy in AL
Counselor License Type(s): LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsSleeping disordersDepression
8 years of experience as a therapist

ABOUT ME Hello, I am Mariel Moore. I'm a licensed LPC, License Practical Counselor in the state of Alabama. I am so happy that you are reading about me. I have been in the counseling field for over ten years. I have worked with independent agencies doing substance abuse counseling. The substance abuse counseling was inpatient and outpatient. I am presently in private practice. I work with children, teenagers, and family units. I graduated from Amridge University with a PhD. in Family Therapy in 2016. My primary therapy orientation is personal-centered as well as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I believe in a personal center approach and utilizing positive regard for all clients. I like to use a cooperative approach with the clients. I love for the client to set goals and objectives for future progress. I desire all the therapy sessions to be authentic and balanced. I incorporate great listening skills and empathy. I work with my client to maintain progress from session to session. I understand each client is different and has their own personality. I utilize individual treatment plans for each client. I gather new materials from research to make every session new for each client. I worked with children, teenagers, and adults suffering from depression, anxiety, ADHD, Conduct Disorder, Adjustment Disorder, Grief, and other childhood disorders. I also work with local physicians’ offices with some patients managing terminal illnesses. I utilize the integrated approach with medicine and counseling to help the client and their families adjust to their present reality. I have also worked with clients involving some career path, self-esteem building, coping skills, team-building skills, and transitions in everyday issues that have some stuck. My passion and goals are to help clients find their authentic self and to improve their relationship with self and others to find peace and a deeper appreciation of self. With children and under adults I work with the family system as I believe that if one family member is impacted, all the members are impacted in certain ways. Specialties Depression Trauma Grief Self-esteem Family Also experienced in LGBTQ relationships Clinical Approaches: Attachment Disorder Cognitive Behavior Therapy Motivational Interviewing Trauma-Informed Care Solution Focus Therapy Pastoral Counseling

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Daniel Maddox

Offering therapy in AL
Counselor License Type(s): M.Ed,NCC,LPC
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseParenting issuesDepression
7 years of experience as a therapist

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with 6 years of experience providing counseling for families, individuals, couples and teens. I have provided services in-home, in office and online. I have worked with clients with many different concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, confidence, transitions, grief and loss, coping challenges, behavioral issues and ADHD. I have also helped many individuals who have experienced trauma, abuse and crisis. My experience has enabled me to work with people from many different backgrounds and cultures. My counseling style is warm, interactive and focused on my client. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I aim to make each individual and couple feel heard and understood. My approach for individuals combines cognitive-behavioral, person-centered, humanistic, and rational-emotive counseling. When working with couples, I utilize systems therapy and solution-focused therapy. I will focus our interactions and treatment plan on meeting your unique and specific needs. It’s not always easy to seek help to find 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 help support and empower you. I am looking forward to working with 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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Michael Brown

Offering therapy in AL
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseDepressionCoping with life changes
11 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Alabama with 11 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, trauma and abuse, & depression. 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 sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Rex Perkins

Offering therapy in AL
Stress, AnxietyLGBTRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseSelf esteem
15 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed LISCW in Alabama with 12 years of professional work experience, working with adolescence and college age students, as well as older adults and children. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, depression, LGBTQ-related issues, relationship issues, & motivation, self-esteem, and confidence. I also teach clients how to develop a unique social skill method to help manage uncomfortable social situations with friends, family, and partners. I am also trained in ERP therapy for the treatment of OCD, Hoarding, and BFRBs. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared. When you step into my therapy area it is considered a non-judgement, be yourself, zone, to allow you accomplish the goals you initially came to therapy for in an easier way. 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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Ashley Craige

Offering therapy in AL
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsFamily conflictsGriefAnger management
10 years of experience as a therapist

Ashley Craige is licensed professional counselor in the State of Alabama with over 10 years of professional experience working specifically with adolescents ages 12-18 and adults 18 and older. She graduated from the University of Mobile with a Bachelors Degree in Psychology, and a Masters Degree in Marriage and Family Counseling. Ashley is a certified alcohol and drug counselor as well as an approved clinical supervisor. She has not only provided Substance Abuse and Mental Health services in outpatient, school based, and residential settings, but she has also trained other therapist in the field as well. She has experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, family conflicts, & coping with grief and loss. She believes 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. Ashley is here to support you in that process.

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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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Shari Nehemiah

Offering therapy in AL
Stress, AnxietyParenting issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
10 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Alabama with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, parenting issues, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. 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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Lisa Patton

Offering therapy in AL
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefParenting issuesDepression
7 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Alabama with 7 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, coping with grief and loss, & parenting issues. 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!

How to find counseling in Lafayette

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

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

Lafayette 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 Lafayette 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 Lafayette 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 36862 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 Lafayette 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 Lafayette.

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 Lafayette 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 Lafayette, 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.

Lafayette 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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