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Kate Nelson-Dooley

Offering therapy in AL
License: LICSW,PIP
Stress, AnxietyParenting issuesSelf esteemDepressionADHD
14 years of experience

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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Jennifer Terry

Offering therapy in AL
License: CRC,LPC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefBipolar disorderDepression
5 years of experience

Welcome! My name is Jennifer and I am a licensed professional counselor and certified rehabilitation counselor. Eight years in the mental health field has exposed me to many wonderful people in a variety of settings. My professional experience began in residential group homes and then out-patient care. I have most experience working with people who have anxiety, depression, complex trauma, schizophrenia, and intellectual disabilities. For the past nine years, I have volunteered as a mentor for people who are incarcerated through a national Bible study outreach program. Perhaps the most important lesson I have learned is that, each person already possesses gifts and talents to overcome even the bleakest circumstance. My passion is to help you uncover the emotional gifts that may have been buried under the corrosion of negativity. This lesson drives me to learn more about each person I am fortunate to meet. I strive to always provide a supportive environment as we work together. At times, I will ask difficult questions that are designed to spur your growth and development to the next level. I provide worksheets and information sheets throughout out our time together to help you learn more about anxiety, depression, and emotional well-being. These also help you discover more about yourself. They are part of our therapeutic work together, take a relatively short amount of time to answer, provide meaningful information, and are at no extra cost to you. I do expect the worksheets to be completed. This world is rapidly changing, and this can become overwhelming for many. I believe in planning for tomorrow but celebrating victories and examining defeats on a day by day basis. We can work through emotions, concerns, and often discover root causes to break the power they hold over you. I know there is a great need for LGBTQ counselors. However, I do not have training in LGBTQ issues and can't provide treatment as it is outside my scope of practice. My role as therapist, is to guide and walk with you along your pathway. Using your values and your priorities as the road map to YOUR success. My primary approach is a client-centered approach with motivational interviewing, CBT and/or EMDR incorporated. I always tailor the treatment to your needs. These are your sessions; I will use my training and experience to help guide you along your journey. Each discussion will promote development of the terrific qualities you already possess in order to help you flourish! Any time you have questions in general or the about the process, please let me know.

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Paula Freeman

Offering therapy in AL
License: LICSW,PIP
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseParenting issuesSelf esteem
8 years of experience

Hello. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Alabama. I have been a Social Worker for over 26 years and have worked in child welfare, residential treatment, and mental health. I have also had the opportunity to provide bereavement services as a volunteer with Hospice. My professional experience has included working with children, teens, and adults in individual and group settings. I have also provided supervision, consultation, training, and coaching to other Social Workers and professionals. My counseling style is empathic and client-centered. I believe in treating everyone with sensitivity, respect, and compassion. I am not here to judge or label. I believe we all have challenges in our lives and sometimes need help getting through those challenges. I like to begin where you are and collaborate with you to tailor my approaches and plan that will best meet your needs. My counseling approach and strategies combine dialectical behavior, cognitive behavior, solution-focused, and person-centered therapies. Additionally, I like to provide psychoeducation as a tool for you to gain knowledge and power in meeting your goals. It takes courage to seek support for life’s challenges and changes. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and assist you in the journey.

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Sara Nielsen

Offering therapy in AL
License: MA, LPC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseEating disordersSelf esteemDepression
15 years of experience

I am an LPC (licensed practicing counselor) in the State of Alabama and have been practicing for about 15 years. I have about 20 years of experience working in the field. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, trauma, eating disorders, self-esteem, OCD, ADHD and many other concerns. I have worked in a wide variety of settings, including residential treatment, inpatient hospitalization, correctional settings, outpatient and online format as well. I specialize in working with people who have experienced trauma, have relationship issues with food, eating disorders and those who identify as LGBTQ. This is a safe space! My counseling style is collaborative, interactive and guided by your needs. This is a safe space, where you will not find judgment. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, acceptance commitment therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, mindfulness based, strengths based and other styles of counseling. I will tailor to your needs and expressed wishes; we will together to determine your therapeutic needs. I recognize the difficulty of seeking help and of creating change; I am here to help you every step of the way! I look forward to working with you!

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Ebony Whitby

Offering therapy in AL
AddictionsCareer difficultiesDepressionCoping with life changesCoaching
7 years of experience

I am licensed in Alabama with over 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with motivation, self esteem, and confidence, career difficulties, coping with life changes, & executive and professional coaching. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started! Let the journey begin!

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Ebone Newton

Offering therapy in AL
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesAnger managementDepressionCoping with life changes
4 years of experience

I am licensed in Alabama with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, anger management, & depression. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

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Barbara Mosley

Offering therapy in AL
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefParenting issuesDepression
30 years of experience

BetterHelp - English I am licensed in Alabama with 30 years of professional work experience. My work occurred as I lived in several states during travel, with my family’s military assignments, and have been licensed in Northeastern & Southeastern United States. I have experience helping clients with depression, anxiety, stress, grief, chronic illness, ({low} motivation, self-esteem and confidence). My work with clients has been within an open, safe environment; created so their thoughts and feelings can be shared with the goals of satisfactory improvement. This sharing of emotional/psychological experiences examines thoughts, feelings privately, safely without fear of judgment. Clients who take these certain steps forward, toward seeking more fulfillment and happiness in their lives, can find courage to continue. I am here to support them during these processes.

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Jennie Young

Offering therapy in AL
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsGriefSelf esteemCoping with life changes
19 years of experience

I am licensed in Alabama with 19 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with coping with addictions, relationship issues, coping with grief and loss, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Summer Morton

Offering therapy in AL
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
5 years of experience

I am licensed in Alabama with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & 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. 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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Michael McGraw

Offering therapy in AL
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsGriefDepression
7 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Alabama and Virginia. I help clients with depression, anxiety, grief and loss, relationship and family issues, recovery from trauma, and self-care. I will collaborate with you to identify your internal strengths and help you connect with the resources you need to move forward on your unique path.

How to find counseling in Nectar

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Nectar 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 Nectar 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 Nectar 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 Nectar, 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 Nectar 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 Nectar 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 Nectar 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 Nectar 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 Nectar 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 35079 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 Nectar 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 Nectar 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 Nectar, 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.

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

Do therapists judge you in therapy sessions?

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

Stay up to date with the leading online counseling platform

To stay up to date with BetterHelp's initiatives through their social channels, you can follow them on PinterestLinkedInInstagramTwitter, and Facebook. For mental health tips, check out the BetterHelp YouTube channel.

Take some time today to learn more about the team of therapists at BetterHelp to understand the services available to you clearly. If you are new to therapy or have any questions about the services and terms, please reach out 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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Below are some of the zip codes served by BetterHelp therapists in Nectar:

35049, 35079

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