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Jill Sexton

Offering therapy in AL
License: M.Ed,LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseGrief
18 years of experience

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

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Tammera Carbo

Offering therapy in AL
License: LPC, LCMHC, LMHC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issuesAnger management
33 years of experience

My name is Tammera Carbo, and I am a licensed professional counselor in Alabama, a licensed mental health counselor in Florida and a licensed clinical mental health counselor in North Carolina. I have more than 30 years of experience providing counseling services and have worked in inpatient, residential, outpatient and school settings. I have worked with clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues and self-esteem issues. I have also helped clients with anger management and ADHD concerns. I provide professional, research-based counseling primarily utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Reality Therapy and Time Limited Psychodynamic Therapy. and Talk Therapy. This simply means that we will look at how behavior, feelings and thought work together to impact mood and action. I can also integrate Biblical counseling into the therapeutic process if that is something you desire. We will strive to create a safe, positive environment for you to explore the presenting problem offering intervention that will allow for positive growth. Thank you for reaching out to us and I look forward to working with you!

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Bernette Harris

Offering therapy in AL
License: MS,LMFT
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesFamily conflictsDepression
43 years of experience

Hello from the other side. My name is Bernette. The good news is there is always hope. As we experience the daily human condition, everyone will recognize and address concerns independently/as a couple during their lifetime. However, there are times when it is necessary to seek assistance from others when life issues become overwhelming. Congratulations on choosing BetterHelp in your quest to find support to overcome the struggle(s) you are now facing. It will be my pleasure to help you acquire the crucial tools that will allow you to navigate through the current challenge(s) in life. Finding the resolution to a problem is rewarding and, at times, freeing. I became a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (#235) in 2001 and have 44 years of psychotherapy experience. My undergraduate and graduate studies were completed at Jacksonville State University. My career has focused on Psychotherapy/Counseling, Substance Abuse, and Marriage and Family Therapy, which included providing services to individuals, groups, families, couples, at-risk adolescents, and senior adults in various settings, including community-based, private, and public agencies. The areas I have experience in are Self-Esteem, Coping with Life Changes, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Drug and Substance Abuse, Family Problems, Guilt and Shame, and Women's Issues. When meeting with a consumer(s), I will utilize the following techniques: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Solution-Focused Therapy. These techniques will help guide individuals toward a healthier outlook on life. Therapy sessions are conducted on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday (review the schedule for session times), and messages are checked during the week. I always consider it a privilege to work with each individual who entrusts me as their therapist.

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Benita Madison

Offering therapy in AL
License: LMFT,MA
Stress, AnxietyGriefDepression
12 years of experience

My name is Benita Madison (Mrs. Madison). I am licensed in Oklahoma, Alabama, and Texas as a marriage and family therapist. I have counseled and advised adults individually and in small groups pertaining to relationship development and life goals. I have worked as a therapist in a community college, a counseling psychologist as a civilian in the military, a counselor/therapist at a Historically Black College/University, a sub contractor in Texas, and at a community counseling center. Specialties include: anxiety, depression, conduct, oppositional defiant, attention deficit/hyperactivity, and psychosis Clinical approach: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Experience in: trauma and abuse, grief, parenting, self-esteem, caregiver issues and stress, coping with natural disaster, LGBT, and family conflicts

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Leslie Warren

Offering therapy in AL
License: Masters Social Work,LICSW,PIP
Stress, AnxietyParenting issuesSelf esteem
3 years of experience

Welcome to my web page at BetterHelp. Did you know that over 42% of the United States population has sought some type of mental help services in their lifetime? Another 36% of the United States population have thought about seeking out mental health services to address all ranges of mental health issues. It takes initiative, courage and self-awareness to reach out for help. The hardest part of reaching out for help is finding a therapist that is compassionate, warm, understanding, non-judgmental, and a good listener that fits a client's mental health needs while accommodating home, school, and work balance within the scope of everyday life. Furthermore, it is even more difficult to navigate the process of what to expect in therapy to achieve positive outcomes in mental health wellness. I firmly believe in the philosophy that "if you do not 'jive' with a therapist, do not quit counseling, just find a therapist you do." In my professional experience I have often heard clients state, "My therapist does not listen to me. They just tell me things I already know." This is not the experience that I want to give any of my clients. I believe in the philosophy "treat others like you would want to be treated and walk a mile in their shoes." I believe that everyone is an expert of their own life and that the therapist should empower a client to concentrate on things that they can control within their environment through positivity, thus, avoiding the traps of "should haves, could haves, would haves, must haves" that can cause a person to become paralyze within their own psyche. The counselor/client relationship should be a collaborative one that does not leave the client feeling deflated but empowered with new tools to try to improve overall mental health functioning. I have had many clients come with high expectations that the therapist "will fix them, or give them advice". This is one thing that no therapist can do as this would be taking individual power away from the client further exasperating the symptoms of the mental health diagnosis for which one is seeking help. The therapeutic relationship is one that each party equally contributes to setting client centered goals that are measurable and attainable while bringing about personal awareness of how behaviors affect actions and how actions affect mental health outcomes. In short, all behaviors have positive or negative consequences. My approach to counseling is to help educate clients on behaviors, choices, and consequences through solution-focused, cognitive behavior, aspects of psychodynamic and Gestalt, but mostly client centered therapies. I ascribe to the concept, "Stop, Think, Act" when working with a client. I am Leslie Warren, a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker with a Person In Practice endorsement by the Alabama State Board of Social Work Examiners. I have over 15 years in social services experience in an agency setting prior to receiving my Masters in Social Work in 2014 and a Masters in Rehabilitation Counseling in 2018 from the University of Alabama. I have about 6 years postmasters clinical experience working for both private and public agencies/companies with preschool and school age children, young adults, caregivers, disabled populations, and older adults. I am well versed in helping clients assess community and educational resources. I am experienced in providing case management, individual, and group therapy, I am experiences in treating clients with general anxiety and situational depression. I am most knowledgeable in educating clients on grief and anxiety issues related to death, disability, and infertility. As a person who has suffered from infertility, I am passionate in beginning a new phase of my professional career by helping infertile couples navigate the stresses, anxiety, grief, and unknown expectations of the path to parenthood while giving individuals and couples emotional and educational support to deal with the loses each time a treatment fails. This "emotional roller coaster" causes a vicious cycle of disappointment, worry, depression, family and couple conflicts, and financial strain upon the individual's or couple's relationship. Many times the medical community lacks experience and education to address the needs of couples through the treatment process and fails to educate the client (patient) on all alternatives for treatment that may be available to them such as regular adoption and embryo donation/adoption through IVF. My plight with infertility is the main reason I decided to get a Masters of Social Work so I could help individuals and couples be a advocate for themselves through education, emotional support and understanding that is lacking in training among both the medical and mental health professional fields. Since choosing the right therapist affects the direct outcomes of the client's progress toward mental help awareness and emotional well being, I prefer to have the first sessions to be through video chat as this will promote the atmosphere of a collaborative, trusting, warm, and open therapeutic relationship. I can also accommodate phone and chat forums. If you choose to enter into a therapeutic relationship with me, and you do not see an appointment time that works for you, or is not available on the calendar, reach out and I may be able to accommodate on a case by case basis as long as I have at least a two to three days notice. I generally check messages here a few times per day Tue-Sat and I will respond as quickly as I can. I do appreciate your patience when it takes a bit longer at times, as I may be tending to other clients or professional/personal responsibilities." I wish you the best in this journey and I commend you for taking the initiative, courage and self-awareness to reach out for help. Leslie Warren, LICSW, PIP

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Glynn Cannon

Offering therapy in AL
License: LPC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesFamily conflictsDepression
14 years of experience

Hello, my name is Glynn and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with over 14 years of counseling experience in the mental/behavior health field. I obtained my Master’s in 2008 and I have extensive experience in both the public and private sector. During my tenure I have facilitated groups sessions, provided individual, and family therapy sessions. I have worked with issues such as but not limited to anxiety, stress management, PTSD, anger management, child(ren), family issues, peer pressures, relationships, addiction, grief & loss, and parenting etc. I have facilitated both individual and small groups, face-to-face and remote sessions via phone and/or video. I served over 10 years as a certified police officer and with my combined experience in law enforcement and the mental health field, I have gained extensive experience and knowledge in working with diverse populations, multicultural groups and socioeconomic classes. I have found that using an ecliptic approach and being flexible is best practice in providing the best service to meet my client(s) where they are and to best meet their needs. I am a Christian and I use my beliefs to guide and direct me, but I do not push my beliefs on my clients. I love this land and I love my country and I want to provide the best service I can to help my clients find the relief they are seeking. Thank you for taking the time to read about me, Glynn

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Mary Weston

Offering therapy in AL
License: LICSW 4856C
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseParenting issues
10 years of experience

Greetings, my name is Mary Dawn Weston, and I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in the state of Alabama. I am absolutely passionate about this field and working with clients to enhance their lives by reducing stress and negative outcomes. We will work together pursuing resolution to your identified needs by utilizing evidence-based therapies such as CBT, Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused Therapy, and other modalities. My pledge is to always start where you are with confidence, clarity, and compassion. With 11 years' experience in the field plus a lifetime of diverse personal experience, I would be honored to help aid with issues, resources, or any mental health concerns you may have. My specialties include PTSD, Anxiety, Addiction, Co-Dependency, Domestic Violence, Marital/Relationship issues, Phobias, and Anger Management. Thank you for your time and consideration in building a trusting and effective partnership. ~Mary Dawn

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Mark Miele

Offering therapy in AL
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsAnger managementBipolar disorderDepression
10 years of experience

I am licensed in Alabama with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, anger management, & bipolar disorder. 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. 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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Kilee Mikell

Offering therapy in AL
AddictionsSleeping disordersDepression
5 years of experience

I am licensed in Alabama with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I work with my teen clients & adult 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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Meghan Carroll

Offering therapy in AL
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
6 years of experience

I am a Clinical Social Worker, licensed in California, Texas, and Alabama and I have been practicing Social Work for seven years. I currently live in Alabama so I am in Central Time for scheduling purposes. I have worked in various settings, including residential psychiatric treatment facilities, in-home therapy, as well as providing therapy in an office setting and through telehealth services. I have worked with adolescents, adults, couples, families, and the older adult population. I have a large amount of experience working with anxiety, depression (including intense training on post-partum mood disorders), trauma, family conflicts, grief/loss, and parenting issues. My approach to therapy is to first and foremost build a strong and positive therapeutic relationship with my clients. As a therapist, I focus on each person's specific individual needs, meeting the client where they are at in the present moment, and adjusting my style to meet their needs. I am a solution focused, strengths based therapist but I also utilize components of cognitive therapy and trauma-informed therapy as needed. My ultimate purpose as a therapist is to provide positive support and a safe space for someone to open up and process any thoughts, feelings, and emotions that they find would be helpful for them. I look forward to working with you!

How to find counseling in Loachapoka

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Loachapoka 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 Loachapoka 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 Loachapoka 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 Loachapoka, 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 Loachapoka 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 Loachapoka 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 Loachapoka 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 Loachapoka 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 Loachapoka 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 36832 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 Loachapoka 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 Loachapoka 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 Loachapoka, 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.

Loachapoka 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.

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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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36832, 36865

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