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Erica Innocent

Offering therapy in AL
License: Licensed Independent Social Worker, with Supervision Endorsement (LISW-S),Licensed Independent Certified Social Worker (LICSW) with Private Independent Practice Certification (PIP)
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsSelf esteemDepression
10 years of experience

Erica is a Licensed Social Worker (Licensed in the states of Ohio (LISW-S), Alabama (LICSW-PIP), Texas (LCSW) and California (LCSW) who has been working in a therapeutic environment with children, adults and families for the past 10 years. Erica uses a humanistic approach to assist clients to achieve their highest potential during difficult times in their lives. Drawing on a client's own personal strengths, Erica's goal is to empower clients achieve self actualization in order to improve their current life experience. Erica partners with clients in order to assist them in identifying resources within themselves in order to help them to cope with the challenges that they are currently facing. Erica also uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy approaches in order to assist clients in understanding how inaccurate thoughts can disrupt their well being and assist clients in thinking better in order to feel better. Erica has successfully worked with people from a variety of backgrounds and life situations and values diversity. Erica provides a safe, judgement free therapeutic experience. Erica currently resides in Alabama and provides electronic service delivery of therapy services for people residing in Ohio, Texas, California and Alabama. You can verify my Social Work Licensure at the following sites: Ohio: https://cswmft.ohio.gov/Online-License-Verification Alabama: http://www.socialwork.alabama.gov/search.aspx Texas: https://www.bhec.texas.gov/verify-a-license/index.html California: https://search.dca.ca.gov/ Licensure Board Contact Information: Ohio CSWMFT Board Phone: 614- 466-0912 https://cswmft.ohio.gov/ Alabama State Board of Social Work Examiners Phone: 334- 242-5860 http://socialwork.alabama.gov/ Texas Behavioral Health Executive Counsel Phone: (512) 305-7700 https://www.bhec.texas.gov/verify-a-license/index.html California Board of Behavioral Science (916) 574-7830 https://www.bbs.ca.gov/

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Thandi Wells

Offering therapy in AL
License: EdS,LPC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
8 years of experience

Thandi Kenyetta Wells was born in Montevallo, AL. Thandi is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She provides counseling and coaching services for children, adolescents, couples, and family.Thandi began her professional journey as a case manager in substance abuse and matriculated from primary therapist to a program director. Thandi enjoys supporting others as they grow and develop the skills needed to live a life full of peace and freedom. She believes in empathetic confrontation alongside client education. She frequently uses cognitive behavioral, dialectical behavioral therapy, and reality based therapy.

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Brittney Little

Offering therapy in AL
License: MSEd,LPC,NCC
Stress, AnxietyLGBTTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
3 years of experience

We do not always get to choose our circumstances but we do choose our response and behavior. However, it is not always that simple, and finding your best self takes time. Life can throw some real challenges our way but with empowerment and encouragement, I want to help you identify how to choose your best responses and behavior. Happiness is a choice and it's a choice you deserve to make for yourself. As a counselor, I strive to create a safe environment free from judgment and filled with unconditional acceptance. You are the best expert on "you" even when it may not seem clear. My goal is to see your own unique perspective and to help you identify choices that will lead you to your best self. I specialize in working with clients who struggle with low self-esteem, adjustment issues, depression, anxiety, self-harm, and suicidal ideation. My experience in public education also makes me an informed advocate for school-aged clients. My education includes a BA in Psychology from Auburn University (2010), MSEd in School Counseling from Troy University (2016), and I am currently pursuing my EdS in Professional Counseling from Troy University. I am also a Nationally Certified Counselor under NBCC and am a member of the Alabama Counseling Association. I completed the Associate Licensing process under Dr. LaTrica Henegar and am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC).

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Camille Holcomb

Offering therapy in AL
License: LPC
Addictions
6 years of experience

Hi! I am Camille Holcomb, a licensed therapist. I am here to help you reach your goals. Through sessions with me, you will experience unconditional respect while showing concern. I will offer support and a safe space to discuss what you need help with. I will provide a collaborative environment in which we can work together to achieve your goals. It takes courage to reach out and talk with someone you don't know. But I intend to make you comfortable by actively listening, offering encouragement, and providing feedback. I understand that some clients want long term counseling, while others have a need to vent their frustrations or process their thoughts. I am available for either. My approach combines cognitive behavior therapy, person centered therapy, and solution focused therapy. I have experience in depression, anxiety, substance abuse, and more. I look forward to talking with you!

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Maria Mackall

Offering therapy in AL
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issuesDepressionCoping with life changes
3 years of experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Alabama with at least 3 years of therapeutic experience. I also have a License to practice Social Work in the state of Maryland, my home town. I have experience in helping adults with relationship issues, family conflict, parenting issues, & depression. My therapeutic style allows you to take the lead on your journey of healing, with a small push by myself to help you see various options available for change to occur. I believe change is possible for everyone, as long as you are willing to go for it. I treat everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I do not know the shoes you walk in everyday, but I am willing to listen to you explain how it feels to be in them and not judge your actions or current circumstances. I will tailor our conversations and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life. However you have already taken a step towards a change, by reaching out for support . I am here to support & empower you in your journey towards change.

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Ashley Johnson

Offering therapy in AL
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepression
6 years of experience

Thank you for taking a moment to stop by. Let’s be real, we all encounter challenges in life and sometimes trying to figure out things on your own can be tough. If you are looking for a safe space to express and explore, you have come to the right place. The universe has been gracious enough to allow me to serve as a therapist for the past 6 years and my personal and professional life experiences have equipped me to be able to work as a “guide" with an array of clients from various backgrounds. I specialize in working with clients on the following topics: anxiety, depression, relationship challenges, addictions, and daily life stressors. I use a variety of techniques and methods derived from different theories, my main approach is centered around holistic wellness using client-centered and solution focused therapy. As a Licensed Professional Counselor, I strive to assist every client on their journey to becoming the best version of themselves. It is my mission to help you understand and manage emotions, incorporate positive coping skills, and set healthy life goals to live a more meaningful life. If you have any questions, please feel free to send me a message. I look forward to hearing from you soon!

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Kimberly Davis

Offering therapy in AL
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsBipolar disorderDepressionCoping with life changes
15 years of experience

I am a licensed clinical social worker in the state of Alabama, and I have over 15 years of experience working with people dealing with mental and behavioral health issues. I have worked with diverse populations in various treatment settings, to include: crisis stabilization, inpatient psychiatric and detox, residential, re-entry correctional facilities, out patient and independent contract settings. My approach is always non-judgmental, compassionate, direct, solution-focused, and client centered. You are the expert in your life and the writer of your own story. I am here to share my knowledge and skills that i have learned over the years that can help you with living the life that you desire. By using combinations of various techniques from a vast array of theories and methodologies, both traditional and holistic, in nature, we can discover what works best for you. We will work to identify specific skills, practices, strengths, and resources that will: provide symptom relief, improve daily coping, and help to create a strong foundation that will allow you to safely work on any areas of desired change. I emphatically believe that, we as humans beings do the very best that we can do at any given time, by using the skills and resources that we have available to us at that time. On this life journey, we often encounter situations that do not respond well to our current skill sets, or ways of coping. We must learn new skills, new behaviors, and new ways of coping, so that we can continue our journey and live the quality of life that we desire. I commend you for reaching out and asking for help, as I know it's not always easy to do so. Thank you for entrusting me with the details of your personal story, and for giving me the opportunity to work with you at this point on your journey. I am committed to empower others with the self determination needed to create the positive changes desired!

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Michael Schwan

Offering therapy in AL
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseAnger managementDepressionCoping with life changes
7 years of experience

I am a licensed clinical social worker with a background in community mental healthcare. I have over 7 years of experience providing clinical services to children, youth, and adults with a wide range of emotional, behavioral, and trauma-related issues, as well as to individuals with chronic mental illnesses and substance use disorders. My clinical approach is comprised primarily of CBT and TF-CBT, but I also incorporate various aspects of other clinical modalities into my therapy sessions and attempt to tailor one's treatment as specifically to their individual needs as possible. I enjoy working with individuals of diverse cultures and backgrounds. I strive to provide a relaxed and supportive environment where individuals feel safe to discuss their feelings and concerns without fear of judgement regardless of their race/ethnicity, cultural background, religious/spiritual beliefs, sexual orientation, or gender identity. https://flhealthsource.gov/telehealth/

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Belinda Kock

Offering therapy in AL
GriefSelf esteemCompassion fatigue
5 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with the state of Alabama. I am a graduate of The University of Montevallo, with my M.Ed. in Counseling with an emphasis on Clinical Mental Health. I received my Certification of Thanatology from the Association for Death Education and Counseling in 2016 and in December of 2021, I completed my Grief Counseling Studies through the Center for Loss & Life Transition with Dr. Alan Wolfelt in Fort Collins, Co. I specialize in helping those struggling with the death of a loved one move through their grief and loss journey by offering a safe non-judgmental space of compassion and listening. I also provide support for people struggling with motivation, self esteem, & confidence. I have a passion to companion my mental health counseling peers that are experiencing symptoms of compassion fatigue or are seeking a safe non-judgmental space to do their own self-work.

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Leashia Moody-Miller

Offering therapy in AL
License: LPC-S,CCM,LPC after name
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteemDepression
28 years of experience

I am licensed in Alabama with 28 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. 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. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

How to find counseling in Pinckard

Finding the best therapist close by in Pinckard 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 Pinckard. 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 Pinckard, 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 Pinckard 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 Pinckard 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 Pinckard, 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 Pinckard area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Pinckard 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 Pinckard 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 Pinckard 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 Pinckard, 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 Pinckard 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 Pinckard 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 Pinckard 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 Pinckard 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 Pinckard 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 36371 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 Pinckard 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 Pinckard 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 Pinckard, 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.

Pinckard 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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