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Arkaya "Kady" Williams-Abbott

Offering therapy in AL
License: LPC-S,NCC, BC-TMH
AddictionsRelationship issuesFamily conflictsDepressionCoaching
30 years of experience

Hi! Do you struggle with relationships? Do you want your marriage to be better? Do you struggle with depression or anxiety and just want to be happy? Are you having trouble adjusting to a new situation? A move to new area, a new job, recently single or divorced? If you work with me, I can help you with the issues mentioned above. My name is Arkaya Williams-Abbott and I go by "Kady." I am a licensed therapist in the state of Alabama. In addition to the issues I mentioned above, I have over 29 years of experience working with adult men and women who struggle with substance use disorders (alcoholism and drug addictions) and serious mental illnesses. My counseling approach is client centered and I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Stages of Change as therapeutic interventions that will help you with the issues you struggle with. I received my Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from Auburn University and a Master's Degree in Counseling from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. There is no doubt that asking for help is hard, however, I think counseling is one of the best gifts one can give to themselves! Together, let's bring clarity to the issues clouding your life. I am an ally.

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Thomas "Tom" Wissert

Offering therapy in AL
License: LPC
Relationship issuesTrauma and abuseCoping with life changesCoachingADHD
8 years of experience

Hello. I am Tom WIssert a Licensed Professional Counselor in Alabama. My experience over the last several years has been with drug and alcohol addictions and the co-occurring issues and causes that go along with these addictions. More recently I have dealt with many different marital and relationship problems from intimacy to communication. Using Motivational Interviewing and Active Listening I have been able to help clients see things from a different perspective and to identify problem thinking. I would describe myself as a behaviorist using a Cognitive Behavioral approach and Person Centered counseling to help client resolve problems. Being a good listener is one of my best skills and using things clients tell me to unlock some deeper issues is a great reward for both the client and myself. I am generally available to clients on weekdays and some weekends if necessary. A goal of mine is a 24 hour message return. I usually check messages throughout the day and return messages before leaving the office.

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Jeanetta Thomas

Offering therapy in AL
License: LICSW
Stress, AnxietyLGBTFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
7 years of experience

I am a trauma-informed licensed therapist with ten years of experience working with individuals, couples, and families. One of my greatest joys as a therapist is working with members of diverse communities to be the best version of themselves. I believe that we can best heal and grow through emotional intelligence, self-mastery, and understanding of how our cultural background and life circumstances have impacted our life outlook. I have worked with individuals and families addressing depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship issues, parenting problems, as well as identity and career challenges. I have also helped many people over the years establish a stronger sense of self-esteem and life direction. I am trained in trauma-focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), as well as Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR). Helping individuals heal from the impact of trauma, as well as empowering individuals who have experienced physical, emotional, and psychological abuse is one of my greatest passions. I have also worked with countless couples and families to improve relationship dynamics through trust-building and communication improvement. My counseling approach is strengths-based and person-centered. I believe in treating everyone with unconditional positive regard and I strongly oppose stigmatizing labels. I employ the use of pragmatic problem-solving modalities, and will tailor our sessions and treatment plan to best address your personalized needs. I am here to assist you in addressing your self-identified needs related to living your best life. I look forward to working with you!

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Christina Miller

Offering therapy in AL
License: MS,LMFT
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issuesDepression
20 years of experience

Hello! My name is Christina Miller and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of Alabama. I have been working in the field of mental health and wellness for over 20 years. I have experience in individual, couple, family, and group therapy, in-office, by telephone, and online. I have worked with clients presenting with depression, anxiety, life cycle transition issues, communication, parenting, grief/loss, infidelity, anger management, eating disorders, and crisis. I believe in creating a space where we can work together to resolve issues and collaborate on treatment plans and solutions that are tailored to your personal needs and experiences. I would describe my therapeutic approach as empathetic and solution-focused. I empower my clients to become the best versions of themselves. You are the expert on your life, and we will work collaboratively to discover strategies and solutions that work best for you. It takes a lot of courage and motivation to reach out for additional support. I am eager to walk alongside you as you face these challenges. Thank you for entrusting me to do so. I look forward to meeting you soon.

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Karen Jurls

Offering therapy in AL
License: LICSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefSelf esteemCoping with life changes
35 years of experience

Choosing therapy is self-care. Coping with life's challenges can be difficult. Your needs and feelings matter. Working with the right therapist can help one make positive change and growth managing their daily live and overall mental health. I have extensive experience in the mental health and public health fields. I also have worked closely with adoptive parents and their children. My career has involved helping others with depression, stress, self-confidence, loss due to relationship and family changes, poor coping skills, and trauma. Ensuring your confidentiality and demonstrating respect to you are my utmost priorities. Working together to set goals, make change, and understand your feelings and behavior can be accomplished together. Feeling better and moving forward with a new perspective can make life more manageable and enjoyable. I look forward to meeting and working with you.

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Coleman Thompson

Offering therapy in AL
License: LPC
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsDepressionADHD
3 years of experience

I have 5+ years experience working with individuals to improve their mental health. Most of my experience has been working with families, individuals, couples and at-risk youth. I have also worked in outpatient therapy for 3+ years. My focus has been on depressive disorders, situational/lifestyle adjustment, trauma, and anxiety. I want to ensure my clients are heard. I like to take time to celebrate the progress you make on yourself; We are a team, and I am in your corner. I will do my best to help you work through whatever you might be going through, and I will provide tools you can use to improve your mental well-being.

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Caitlyn Schmidt

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

Welcome, My name is Caitlyn Schmidt and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Alabama. I have 7 years of clinical experience in working with clients presenting with a wide range of concerns, including Anxiety, Depression, low self esteem, lack of motivation, anger and stress. We can work together to help you get through any personal, relationship, family or career issues you may be struggling with. I find it is just as important to take care of your mental health as it is to take care of your physical health in order to be the best possible version of yourself. I know how hard it can be to reach out for help and to take the necessary steps towards changing your life for the better and I am here to support and empower you on your journey!

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Bryan Miller

Offering therapy in AL
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesAnger managementADHD
4 years of experience

I am licensed in Alabama with 4 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, relationship issues, & anger management. 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 believe that my role is to provide support and guidance through empathy, genuineness and unconditional positive regard, while ensuring that you maintain agency over your life. As your therapist, I am tasked with guiding you to find the path of insight, resolution, reduction and maintenance . It is my hope that you will invite me into your world, that I may learn more about you and your challenges. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

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Miranda Dennis

Offering therapy in AL
License: LCSW
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
20 years of experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, a Certified Dialectical Behavioral Therapist, a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional and Certified PreEnrich Couples Counseling Facilitator and the owner of Oasis Clinical Counseling Services a Christian Based Mental Health Practice. I practice holistic therapy, this means I tailor your sessions to explore, challenge and to meet your social, emotional, physical and spiritual needs. I am licensed in the states of Alabama, Georgia, New York and Virginia and can only provide therapy to those who live in those states. I have 20 years of experience working with children, adolescents and their families and adults. I look forward to partner with you in this journey called life to help you build the life you find worth living.

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Clayton Hightower

Offering therapy in AL
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesFamily conflictsIntimacy-related issues
5 years of experience

I am a licensed clinical social worker in Alabama with 5 years of professional work experience. My work experience is primarily with individuals facing substance abuse and addiction-related issues. I have worked in multiple levels of care, including inpatient treatment, outpatient treatment, and outpatient therapy. The longer I have been a therapist, the more my interest has expanded to relationship issues, both past and ongoing, as well as developing a stronger sense of self in a loud world. I believe that making the choice to seek out therapy is a big step, and every individual does it differently and with different goals. I am well versed in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness-based Therapy, Brief Solution Focused Therapy, and more long-term psychodynamic approaches. I will work with you to determine which approach will be most effective and communicate with you about what that looks like at every step of the process so that you feel seen, heard, and respected.

How to find counseling in Midland City

Finding the best therapist close by in Midland City 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 Midland City. 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 Midland City, 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 Midland City 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 Midland City 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 Midland City, elsewhere in Dale, 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 Midland City area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Midland City 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 Midland City 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 Midland City 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 Midland City, 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 Midland City 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 Midland City 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 Midland City 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 Midland City 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 Midland City 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 36350 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 Midland City 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 Midland City 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 Midland City, 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.

Midland City has many clinicians who practice person or client-centered individual therapy in-person and through online therapy to assist clients in their healing journey. If you opt into online therapy, you might also be able to meet with providers all over the United States and change therapists easily at any time. Many people struggling with anxiety and depression, substance abuse, body image issues, and more find therapists that are a good fit for them, feel supported, and gain further insight into their lives through internet-based therapy.

Do therapists judge you in therapy sessions?

The boundaries between you and a therapist are in place to help you and them regarding ethical concerns. Mental health professionals are held by ethical standards through the American Psychological Association (APA) and are not allowed to judge or harm their clients. If you are concerned about sharing details about yourself, feel free to withhold personal information. Their job in the therapeutic relationship is to create a safe place, help you gain a deeper understanding of your mental health, and support you. You might consider changing counselors if you don't feel safe or respected.

Stay up to date with the leading online counseling platform

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

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

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

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