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Lilly Nelson Maxwell

Clinical therapist offering therapy in AL
Counselor License Type(s): MSW,BHSC,LICSW.
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
13 years of experience as a mental health therapist

My name is Lilly Maxwell, I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker-LICSW # 2490C licensed in the state of Alabama. I graduated from Oakwood University where I studied nursing, then I attended Alabama A& M University and obtained a Masters of Social Work degree -specialized in Mental Health and Substance Use disorders I have over 10 years experience providing psychotherapy services from a empowerment /strength perspective framework. My passion is helping individuals, couples, young adults and families in distress reach their highest level of functioning and potential in life; to find their unique voices. As well as encourage the building of positive relationships. I have extensive experience working in psychiatry and community mental health with individuals and families with mood disorders, addictions, trauma and suicidality. In my current practice I specialize in mental disorders; teaching coping strategies; life coaching; life skills training; grief and loss; geriatrics; and caregiver stress/burnout. I utilize a client-centered and family-centered approach to meet the various needs of my clientele. I provide a holistic approach to clients' unmet needs-(an alternative form of psychotherapy) focusing on the whole person (mind, body, and spirit) and health. The goal is growth of the whole person.

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Rachel Garrett

Clinical therapist offering therapy in AL
Counselor License Type(s): LICSW
Stress, AnxietyDepressionADHD
3 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hi there and welcome to the first step of taking charge of your mental health. Congratulations! My name is Rachel Garrett and I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker for the state of Alabama. I graduated with my MSW from Troy University in 2016 and have worked with many different areas including Child Abuse and Neglect with DHR, juvenile delinquents, incarcerated adults, and inpatient Geri psych. I have worked with depression, anxiety, bipolar, schizophrenia, and compassion fatigue. I tend to use mainly client centered therapy, CBT, and DBT and if you feel that I am the right fit for you, you and I will work together to navigate your life stressors and hopefully reach a blissful outcome. I promise to actively listen, treat you with kindness and respect, and fully empathize with you. I look forward to getting to know you and working with you!

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Cynthia Barrett

Clinical therapist offering therapy in AL
Counselor License Type(s): LICSW, LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefDepressionCoping with life changes
23 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) in AL and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in FL with 20 years of experience as a therapist and counselor in a variety of settings. I have helped people with a wide range of challenges including depression, anxiety, stress, career concerns, family and couples issues and military issues. I also have experience working with trauma and abuse survivors. My therapy style is warm, inviting and open. I believe in treating people with respect, sensitivity and compassion, avoiding labels and other stigma. My background is in cognitive behavioral therapy and client-centered counseling. My goal is to work with you to develop treatment plans that fit you and your specific needs and concerns. It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and the first steps it takes towards change. If you feel you are ready to take those steps, I am here to support and encourage you. I look forward to working with you!

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Marcus Thomas

Clinical therapist offering therapy in AL
Counselor License Type(s): LPC-S
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesDepressionADHD
12 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Marcus Thomas I am a professional counselor licensed in Alabama with over 10 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and adults from a variety of cultures, races, sexual identity and ethnical backgrounds. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, anger, relationship issues, parenting problems, grief, sexual issues, OCD, and ADHD. I also helped many people who have experienced trauma and/or emotional abuse. As an experienced counselor, I provide a variety of therapeutic interventions in a safe confidential environment that promotes health and wellness. I tailor treatment planning and services to meet you specific needs. We will work together to establish your goals to meet your needs and overcome adversity I look forward to working with you

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Astra Barkley

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

Astra Barkley has 20 years of experience with children, adults, and families in nonprofit sector, school setting, state agencies, and private practice. Her career spans from foster and adoptive case work, working with children with special needs, and marginalized populations in community setting to obtain needed services. She has provided mental health counseling in private sector for more than 8 years, providing counseling for depression, attention deficit disorders, anxiety, adjustment disorders, stress related issues, and more. In addition, Astra is employed at Troy University where she is an adjunct instructor and teaches bachelor level psychology classes. She is also a graduate teaching assistant at Auburn University where she is currently enrolled in counselor education and supervision doctoral program. She is a foster and adoptive parent, in addition to an advocate for foster and adoptive parents and foster children. She is trained in Trauma Informed Partnering of Safety and Permanence-Model Approach to Partnerships in Parenting and provides this training to interested foster and adoptive parents. She utilizes an integrative approach to counseling, this allows her to individualize each clients treatment plan.

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Dr. Carolyn Neiswender

Clinical therapist offering therapy in AL
Counselor License Type(s): DSW,LICSW,PIP
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
30 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hello! I applaud your decision to view my page. This first step may have been difficult for you, and it signals that you want resolution of an issue. Together we will work to alleviate pain/suffering so that you can have a full, rich, meaningful life. I work with individuals of all ages and backgrounds to repair trust, improve communication, and strengthen emotional intimacy. 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. I have a clinical doctoral degree (DSW) from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville as a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Alabama and an undergraduate degree in social work, sociology (minor-Psychology) earned at Huntingdon College. I love helping people! As a clinical social worker, I meet people during times of duress—often the worst day of their life. I have a non-judgmental attitude regarding the issues that one has when seeking my help. As we work toward healing, I can promise that I will NOT dismiss the pain you are experiencing or make light of your situation. It is imperative that I not only HEAR you but UNDERSTAND you and this requires open communication and trust (both of us). I have more than 30 years’ experience working with individuals and families with a variety of health/mental health concerns and life/career changes. I have mentored colleagues and provided supervision for them as well. With multiple years of experience in health care (hospitals, nursing homes, home health, hospice and academica ) I have also developed a passion for working with older adults and their families. Caregivers experience types of stress and often need concrete assistance. However, I treat adults of all ages especially those with anxiety, depression, life changes, pre-retirement concerns, etc. Additionally, I enjoy assisting college students master concerns about class assignments, issues with professors, and so forth. My approach is client centered and I use a range of treatment options: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, CBT, Mindfulness, Problem Solving Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Rogerian, Gestalt and others. The best client for me is one who is MOTIVATED to make changes and do the work necessary to make those changes. That means keeping appointments and completing assignments when given. I look forward to working with you to accomplish your goals! The next step is committing to therapy. Wishing you all the best life has to offer. Sincerely, Dr. Carolyn Neiswender, DSW, LICSW, PIP aka "Dr N"

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Desiree Cummings

Clinical therapist offering therapy in AL
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
6 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hi and welcome! Finding the right fit for your counselor is an important step in this journey of growth, and I'm grateful you've decided to take the time to learn more about me. Individual therapy is a collaborative effort between you and your therapist. The goal is to provide an open, supportive, and confidential environment for you to address the issues that are concerning you. Therapy often includes techniques to increase awareness and the capacity for self-observation, make adjustments, and develop insight and empathy. I have 12 years of experience in the mental health field across various settings. I specialize in helping men and women with issues of anxiety and depression. I also specialize in Christian Counseling. I feel the call and see the need for a safe place for Christians to be open and vulnerable about the issues they are facing. Many Christians hear wonderful sermons week after week, yet many still struggle with issues that prevent them from fully receiving the life and power in God's Word. My platform focuses on what I call Counsel-Coaching. I want to talk about the things you feel like you can't talk to anyone else about. I also want you to leave your 1st session transformed with a new focus. I believe, you, me, and the Holy Spirit can do that!

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Helen Sayre

Clinical therapist offering therapy in AL
Counselor License Type(s): MS,LMHC
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsSleeping disordersSelf esteemDepression
10 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hi, my name is Helen Sayre. I'm a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in Florida. I've been in private practice for over 10 years. The last year and a half I've been practicing via telehealth. I have seen a variety of populations with just as many different issues. I have treated clients with mood disorders, anxiety, post traumatic stress disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, chronic pain, grief/bereavement, trauma- related problems, and specific phobias among others. I truly enjoy getting to meet new people and learn their stories. My approach is cognitive behavioral and solution focused as well as humanistic. Ultimately, I work with you to come up with the best treatment plan for your specific needs.

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Dr. Terra Griffin

Clinical therapist offering therapy in AL
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseAnger managementSelf esteemCoping with life changes
20 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Alabama and Georgia with 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, anger management, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Teri Theresa Perkins

Clinical therapist offering therapy in AL
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseAnger managementDepression
17 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Alabama and Florida with 17 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & anger management. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. Coping skills/strategies/techniques taught and evidenced based treatments utilized will empower you to implement throughout your life long after sessions are over.

How to find a therapist for counseling in Mosses

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

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find Mosses 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 Mosses, elsewhere in Lowndes, 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 Mosses 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 Mosses 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 Mosses 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 Mosses 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 Mosses online therapy platform verified?

Therapists in Mosses, 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 Mosses 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 Mosses 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 Mosses 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 Mosses 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 Mosses 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 Mosses?

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

Mosses 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 Mosses 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 Mosses 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 36040 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 Mosses counselor?

Before seeing your Mosses 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 Mosses.

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 Mosses 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 Mosses 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 Mosses, 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.

Mosses 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.

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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.

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