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Kate Nelson-Dooley

Clinical therapist offering therapy in AL
Counselor License Type(s): LICSW,PIP
Stress, AnxietyParenting issuesSelf esteemDepressionADHD
14 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hello. Thank you for taking the time to read my profile. Most importantly, you are taking the right steps toward a happier and healthier you. Finding a therapist can lead to feelings of uncertainty which is perfectly okay. I want you to find the therapist that is right for you. My hope is that the following paragraphs will describe my education, experience, and therapeutic style sufficiently enough to aide you in your decision. Education I obtained my master’s in social work from the University of South Florida in 2008. I then relocated to Hammond, Louisiana where I proceeded to obtain a License in Clinical Social Work (LCSW). An LCSW shows that I have the education and experience to provide individual, family, and group psychotherapy to the community. After that, I relocated to Alabama where I obtained a Private Independent Practice License (PIP), which allows me to provide psychotherapy services through my private practice. Finally, I recently obtained an E-therapy Certificate to show that I am competent to provide psychotherapy via video, chat, and telephone. Experience I have over 12 years’ experience providing clinical social work services to the community. I provided psychotherapy to individuals in a variety of settings including in the home, in an office, in partial hospitalization, and in the hospital. Further, I have experience treating adults from 18 years old to 108 years old. My experience includes helping people who feel devastatingly lonely, sadness, grief, depression, anxiety, trauma, bullying, anger, difficulty coping with life transitions, and challenges socially. Additionally, I specialize in working with adults who experience medical illnesses which have impacted their emotional wellbeing. Therapeutic Style I believe that each person and situation is unique and special, so I strive to understand the client and all the types of stresses that are involved. I pull from modalities including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Solution Focused Psychotherapy which are somewhat structured. However, I have had much success using those techniques with clientele. I work from a creative and open-minded style that is comfortable for my clients. Your journey is precious, and I hope the best for you. Please feel free to call upon me if I may be of assistance.P

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Joy Rabon

Clinical therapist offering therapy in AL
Counselor License Type(s): MA,LMFT
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
24 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Thank you for visiting my profile! I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, and Certified Integrative Mental Health Professional. I am licensed in the states of Alabama and North Carolina and I am an approved out-of-state telemental health provider for Florida. I work with individuals facing issues including but not limited to: PTSD/trauma, adjustment/transitional stress, anxiety/depression, interpersonal/relational, and sociocultural/identity struggles. With over 29 combined years of working in the mental health field in a variety of public, private, and virtual settings, I integrate systemic, holistic, neuro-biopsychosocial, and, traditional psychotherapeutic approaches to assist you in your journey toward emotional and relational healing and balance. My style is relaxed, reflective, casual, conversational, compassionate, and creative. I am naturally empathic and intuitive and my hope is that these traits assist with alleviating anxiety about the counseling experience. I invite you to ask questions if you have any questions about me or my approach in order for you to make an informed decision about what is best for you on this brave healing journey you have chosen to pursue. Additional info: *I have a pretty quick response time if you send me a message. However, messages will most likely be returned in the early morning and late evening hours (Central/US time). Although I may respond over a weekend, I cannot ensure that will always be the case. *I require at least the first live session to be a video session. Using phone (audio-only) and live chat(text-only) options can be used for future sessions as long as it seems clinically appropriate. *The availability you see is not the only availability I have. Because I do have a private practice in addition to working with BetterHelp, I needed to create an availability calendar that would not likely lead to an accidental double booking. Feel free to ask about a time slot that is not listed. I do not have availability options after 2:00 pm (CST), but I do offer early morning and weekend morning availability. *While I cannot guarantee a specific appointment day/time each week, I do try to offer a predictable, recurring appointment schedule for you when I can so it helps with consistency. *I absolutely love what I do! Counseling is not and has never been just a "job" for me. By nature, I am a helper and an encourager. I love empowering others to find and be the best version of themselves and to learn skills in the area of self-love, self-acceptance, and self-advocacy while still on a path of self-improvement, growth, awareness, and getting out of the rut of a comfort zone that has interfered with individual, relational, or career success. I appreciate that BetterHelp allows for opportunities to engage/encourage/empower/provide psychoeducation in between sessions which is often difficult to do in traditional therapy settings. *BetterHelp has journaling features for the clients and worksheet features for the therapist that can be assigned. There may be times I might assign some in-between session "homework", though not always in journaling/worksheet form. Sometimes it's an observational task or an opportunity to implement a skill we might be exploring in sessions. This will help keep you focused, prepared, and possibly less emotionally overwhelmed about the inner work you are doing by having an outlet of expression that still accomplishes the inner goals you have for yourself. It's also a great way for you to feel successful and empowered! Any task or homework or expressive outlet assigned will depend on your unique situation and the goals you have set for yourself. *As a licensed therapist, I am required by law to obtain your full name, date of birth, contact information, consent for counseling, and verify photo ID. I am unable to work with anonymous clients. *Consent is given when you review and accept the member information form prior to our first appointment. Your full name, contact information, date of birth, and photo ID can be sent as a secure message on the platform or I can obtain that information during our first session. I am happy to answer any questions regarding this process. * I encourage you to upload a headshot photo of yourself in the profile picture because there may be times I have clients that have the same first name and it helps me remember who is who when appointments are scheduled. *If you are experiencing recent and/or frequent and/or intrusive thoughts of harming yourself or others, this platform is not designed for these types of cases. Please seek emergency or crisis assistance, or off-line therapy in your local area. Again, if you have any questions for me to assist you with making an informed decision about your counseling experience and therapeutic goals, please do not hesitate to ask. I look forward to working with you!

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Dr. Shari Barfield

Clinical therapist offering therapy in AL
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsDepressionCoping with life changesADHD
20 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hi! My name is Dr. Shari Barfield, but most people call me Dr. Shari. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Alabama and Tennessee, with almost 20 years of professional work experience. I earned a doctorate in human services and have a masters in clinical mental health counseling. I hold the National Certified Counselor, Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor, and Human Services-Board Certified Practitioner credentials. 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. My role is to help you identify your strengths and challenges, and collaboratively create goals to help you in taking steps needed to find a more fulfilling and happier life. I am here to support you in your journey

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Dawn Rayburn

Clinical therapist offering therapy in AL
Stress, AnxietyParenting issuesSelf esteemCoping with life changesADHD
20 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Alabama with 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, parenting issues, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & coping with life changes. 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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Brandy Cobbs

Clinical therapist offering therapy in AL
Stress, AnxietyCoping with life changesCoachingCompassion fatigueADHD
27 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Alabama and have been since 1996 as an LGSW and since 1999 as an LCSW (25 years of professional work experience as an LCSW). In November, 2021, I retired from 25 years with the State of Alabama doing work with foster children, parents at risk of losing their children, and with child abuse and neglect intake and crisis work. Since retiring, I added ADHD Coach training and certification as well. I have experience in helping clients with coping with life changes, ADHD coaching, & compassion fatigue and have some personal experience in Alanon and with being a family member of someone exhibiting Narcissistic behaviors. I also was diagnosed with ADHD at age 26 and have experienced roughly half my life on both sides of the diagnosis. I understand the experience of looking back and seeing how things could have been different if diagnosed sooner, while also learning (yes, still learning) acceptance and techniques to achieve things I didn't believe possible as a younger person. I have two young adult sons and did go through infertility issues, and prematurity/NICU stay with the youngest, giving me some insight in both infertility, multiple miscarriages, and parenting. I also am an avid art/crafter, a musician, and poet and love learning new languages (to keep the brain healthier). I strongly believe that any creative, intellectual interest or hobby and/or recreational outlet is very important to our mental health. I believe that rekindling some such outlet or interest can build self-esteem which spills into other areas of our lives as well. I am open to clients who seek a therapist who is aware of spirituality and mindfulness practices as important facets of life for some individuals. However, as an Episcopalian, I am not comfortable with engaging in the practice of "Christian-based" counseling in any restricting or conservative manner. I am open to discussion of how a client's religion helps them or has caused trauma as either of these viewpoints can impact a person's mental health. I am not an athiest or agnostic, but rather a mildly involved and often questioning Episcopalian who enjoys learning about other religions and cultures for the sake of broadening my own mind. I am also open and affirming of all humans, however they are made, however they present themselves, and to whom they are attracted. I do not have specialized LGBTQIA+ therapeutic experience, but I welcome anyone who needs ADHD related counseling or any other areas with which I do have experience, regardless of how they identify. I have recent experience in the past two years working as a professional ADHD Coach with both college students with ADHD and women over 50 who also have ADHD, some in the workforce and some recently retired. I have also worked with parents of children with ADHD. While outside of Better Help, I do ADHD related Coaching, being an online therapist at Better Help is more in line with therapy instead of coaching. However, I still may incorporate some techniques used in both Coaching and Therapy, if that is relevant and agreed upon by myself and the client. There are other reasons for executive functioning difficulties such as Autism Spectrum Disorder, depression, stroke, traumatic brain injuries, aging, and "brain fog" from Fibromyalgia and other auto-immune disorders. All are welcome and I will do my best to assist with smoothing out your days and helping someone improve or create work-arounds for those executive functions that most impact them. The primary goal or purpose for each individual client entering therapy varies, but for some, it is to identify areas they wish to improve and then start making some small changes. This involves creating steps toward achieving their goals. For others, the purpose of therapy is to have someone to brainstorm with, vent to, and gain insight into some issues that have kept them from opportunities or just have kept them in a stress filled environment. I believe in a client-centered approach which means that I come to the table with resources but without a pre-arranged agenda. You come to the table with experiences, beliefs, and interests, and some problems you want to address. We work together to find solutions for what can be changed, and sometimes acceptance in what cannot be changed (and yes, to fine-tune the wisdom to know the difference). I look forward to seeing clients embrace new ways of seeing themselves and their world. Ultimately, I seek 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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Carson Winn

Clinical therapist offering therapy in AL
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsGriefDepressionCompassion fatigue
16 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Alabama, Florida and California with many years of professional work experience as a therapist. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, mood instability, overcoming addictions, and healing trauma. Our human condition is one that requires guidance and compassion. Helping my clients elevate out of depression, enduring grief and resolving loss are among the most common services I provide. I work with individuals, couples and families to create a safe space where thoughts and feelings can be explored without fear of judgment. Starting the therapy process, switching therapists, or returning to therapy after a period of time can be challenging. To be vulnerable is to be courageous and to do this often requires help. My skills are designed to help my clients achieve a sense of strength and to have a more consistent state of peace and joy. I do this with a variety of methods. I tailor my model of therapy based on the clients’ needs and individual goals, allowing authentic growth and sustaining mental health. Often simply identifying goals can create immediate shifts in how we think, in turn changing the way we feel. Whether the therapy is brief and efficient to push toward immediate mobility, or the therapy is instead a more long-term plan, depends on my clients’ needs and desires. I am available to help you with your future and therapy process.

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Te'Asia Mason

Clinical therapist offering therapy in AL
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsParenting issuesCoping with life changesADHD
4 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Making the decision to begin therapy can be intimidating, but I am here to offer help and support in any way that I can. I believe therapy involves a collaborative effort between the client and therapist to explore the best possible solution. I also believe in "meeting you halfway" to build a strong therapeutic relationship to ensure a positive outcome. I specialize in treating anxiety, depression, adjustment, family conflict, self-esteem, and self-exploration. I also utilize my experience in Applied Behavior Analysis to offer a unique counseling approach for individuals with autism spectrum disorder. I utilize CBT and other creative counseling techniques to aid you in reaching your goals. I pride myself on being authentic, determined, and transparent with my clients. I consider it an honor to watch you grow, learn and explore new parts of yourself. It is my belief that living a better life is a process and not a destination. Keep pressing forward! Please don't hesitate to contact me to begin your healing process. Please note: I am only able to provide services to Alabama residents at this time.

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Dr. Valerie Zeiger

Clinical therapist offering therapy in AL
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefDepressionCompassion fatigue
15 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Alabama with 15 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with compassion fatigue and burnout, stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, coping with grief and loss, & depression. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process. As an empathetic therapist, who integrates forward-facing therapy (FFT), my goal is to help you uncover your true potential & lead a life that is meaningful. While we can't change difficult situations, or past, we can work together to understand & resolve challenges in your life with an integrative approach. Together, we unearth patterns or perceptions that may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling, meaningful life. I look forward to helping you heal in an approach tailored for you. I teach clients how to use simple self-regulation to interrupt the body's response & return to comfort.

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Zoe Long Holloway

Clinical therapist offering therapy in AL
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesDepressionCoping with life changesADHD
5 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Zoe Long Holloway is a Licensed Counselor in the state of Alabama and received her Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Auburn University. While at Auburn, Zoe became passionate about psychology and, having seen the impact social media can have on mental health in her time as a research assistant, began focusing on how she can be a part of the solution for people living with mental health concerns. Zoe has experience working with depression, anxiety, mood disorders, stage of life problems, addiction, and various other challenges and conditions! Her approach to these concerns involve an eclectic mix of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Solution Focused practices to meet her clients where they are and work towards their goals. Zoe works with her 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. She works consistently to stay on top of new trends and research within the counseling field to ensure she is providing the best services to her clients. In her free time, she enjoys being creative (art, music, etc), spending time outdoors, watching new tv series and movies, as well as playing a video game or two! Overall, Zoe is passionate about helping others achieve their goals and live the life they wish to!

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Bryan Tweed

Clinical therapist offering therapy in AL
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseCoping with life changes
15 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Alabama with 15 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, & trauma and abuse. I also have experience working with 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. 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.

How to find a therapist for counseling in Littleville

Finding the best therapist close by in Littleville 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 Littleville 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 Littleville. 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 Littleville, 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 Littleville 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 Littleville 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 Littleville area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find Littleville 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 Littleville, elsewhere in Colbert, or in the greater state of Alabama.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs) about therapists and mental health services

Some other commonly asked questions on therapy with a licensed counselor and BetterHelp serving the Littleville area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling with a therapist compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Littleville 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 Littleville 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 Littleville 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). If you're looking for a therapist, Cincinnati offers a variety of professionals who can help with your mental health needs at a price you can afford.

How is a licensed therapist on this Littleville online therapy platform verified?

Therapists in Littleville, 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 Littleville psychiatrists to prescribe a drug or medication as treatment, or perform psychological assessments and other psychiatric services.

How does working with a professional 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 therapist, including the therapists in Littleville 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 Littleville 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 with the help of psychologists?

BetterHelp's verified Littleville 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:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy - This type of therapy is provided by therapists who are professional counselors, helping clients identify and change negative thought patterns through structured sessions.
  • Behavior therapy - Therapists use behavior therapy techniques to help clients modify harmful behaviors and develop healthier habits, often through the guidance of a professional counselor.
  • EMDR therapy - EMDR therapists assist clients in processing traumatic memories to alleviate emotional distress and improve overall well-being, utilizing the expertise of a professional counselor.
  • Talk therapy - Therapists engage clients in talk therapy to explore their feelings and develop strategies for dealing with various mental health issues, often guided by a professional counselor.
  • Depression - Therapists offer counseling to help individuals manage symptoms of depression and improve their mood and functioning, often working closely with a professional counselor.
  • Anxiety disorders - Therapists specialize in anxiety disorders, offering strategies to manage and reduce anxiety symptoms effectively, often through counseling sessions with a professional counselor.
  • Stress - Therapists provide tools and techniques to help clients cope with stress and improve their mental resilience, frequently under the supervision of a professional counselor.
  • Eating disorders - Therapists experienced in eating disorders offer specialized counseling to address unhealthy eating patterns and body image issues, with the support of a professional counselor.
  • Grief - Therapists provide support and guidance to clients experiencing grief, helping them navigate the stages of loss, often in collaboration with a counselor.
  • Attachment therapy - Therapists use attachment therapy to help clients understand and improve their emotional bonds and relationships, often with the assistance of a counselor.
  • Relationships - Therapists work with clients to improve communication, resolve conflicts, and strengthen their connections with others, often using the skills of a counselor.
  • Children, adolescents, and teens - Therapists specializing in youth therapy address the unique mental health needs of children, adolescents, and teens, often involving a counselor in the process.
  • Addiction (substance abuse) - Therapists offer counseling for addiction, helping clients overcome substance abuse and maintain long-term recovery, often under the guidance of a counselor.
  • Divorce - Therapists support individuals through the emotional and practical challenges of ending a marriage, often working with a psychologist to provide comprehensive care.
  • Trauma or PTSD - Therapists specializing in trauma and PTSD help clients process traumatic experiences and reduce their symptoms, frequently collaborating with a psychologist.
  • Bipolar disorder - Therapists provide counseling to manage the mood swings and challenges associated with bipolar disorder, often in consultation with a psychologist.
  • Psychodynamic treatment - Therapists use psychodynamic treatment to explore unconscious processes and how they affect current behavior, often guided by psychologists.
  • Career counseling - Therapists assist clients in making informed decisions about their professional paths and resolving work-related issues, often with the help of psychologists.
  • Alcohol use disorders - Therapists offer specialized counseling to help clients manage and overcome alcohol use disorders, frequently under the supervision of psychologists.
  • OCD - Therapists provide strategies and support to manage obsessive-compulsive disorder symptoms, often via psychotherapy.
  • ADHD - Therapists offer counseling to help clients with ADHD improve focus, organization, and overall functioning, often via psychotherapy.
  • Mood disorders - Therapists work with clients to stabilize and improve mood through various therapeutic approaches, frequently in psychotherapy.
  • Sex addiction
  • Complex trauma
  • Life transitions

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 Littleville 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 in Littleville?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a Littleville 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.

Littleville 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 Littleville 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 Littleville 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 35654 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 Littleville counselor?

Before seeing your Littleville 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 Littleville.

Should I find a therapist or psychologist for therapy 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 Littleville 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 Littleville 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 with a therapist 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 therapist 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 Littleville, 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.

Littleville 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 during telehealth appointments?

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 for Littleville, Alabama

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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 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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