This is Brooke Bowen's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Shorter, Alabama (Shorter, AL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MS, LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 19

Hello and welcome to my profile! Life can be challenging at times and reaching out for help can be difficult. I'm glad that you're taking this step on your journey. It takes a lot of courage, so give yourself credit for that. I'm Brooke and I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor. I hold a double BS degree in Psychology and Criminal Justice (Forensic Investigations), an MS degree in Psychology, and have completed extensive graduate work in Criminal Justice and Community Agency Counseling. I've been in this field since 2003 and have worked in various settings wit...

This is Jordan Jackson's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Shorter, Alabama (Shorter, AL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC,NCC
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 4

My name is Jordan Leigh Jackson and I have four years of experience in counseling; I graduated in 2016 from the University of Montevallo and they require a rigorous internship period before allowing soon-to-be graduates to take the National Counselor Examination, which allows each student to start their associate period of counseling. After completing my associate hours, I received my license in the state of Alabama. Most of my experience is with low to median income families and their children, since my agency worked closely with the Department of Human Resources...

This is John Douglass's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Shorter, Alabama (Shorter, AL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Parenting issues, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 20

Thank you for connecting with me. It is great that you have taken this first step toward a counseling relationship. My name is John Douglass. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with the state of Alabama. I have been in practice for 20 years. I have worked with adolescents, young adults, families and couples at various stages and experiences in life. I have found that therapy can be most helpful when it is owned by the client. I believe that the client is the center of the therapeutic relationship. That is why I am client directed in my approach to thera...

This is Stephen Murphy 's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Shorter, Alabama (Shorter, AL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSW,LICSW,PIP
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Depression
Years of Experience: 6

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the states of Alabama, Virginia, and Georgia. My experience includes clinical social work, risk management, regulatory compliance, quality assurance, case management, crisis intervention, advocacy, brokerage, education, and facilitation working with diverse groups of children, adolescents, and adults in medical social work, child welfare, mental health/chemical dependency, HIV/AIDS, and Veteran Affairs. While working with these clients, I have acquired necessary clinical skills relevant to culturally diverse practice and ...

This is Thandi Wells's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Shorter, Alabama (Shorter, AL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): EdS,LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 8

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 beha...

This is Betty Cousins's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Shorter, Alabama (Shorter, AL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LICSW,CCM
Therapy Specialties: Depression
Years of Experience: 3

I am a clinical social worker with experience working with clients who have a broad range of issues such as depression, anxiety, and self-confidence issues. I have a passion to help others overcome issues that hinder the life they desire. I emphasize partnership with clients to assist with resolving challenges and achieving goals. During the therapeutic process, I assist clients in discovering their strengths. I completed my Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Social Work at the University of Southern Mississippi. I have over 10 years of experience across a varie...

This is Brittney Little's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Shorter, Alabama (Shorter, AL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSEd,LPC,NCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

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 ...

This is Danielle Bonner's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Shorter, Alabama (Shorter, AL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSW,LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 20

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I am licensed in North & South Carolina as well as Alabama with more than 20 years of experience working as an outpatient therapist, DBT Facilitator and life coach. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, substance abuse, OCD and ADHD. I also helped many people who have experienced trauma including intimate partner violence and child abuse and neglect. My counseling style is realistic, kind and interactive. I believe in treating everyo...

This is Patricia Corbitt's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Shorter, Alabama (Shorter, AL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MASTER IN SW,BS HUMAN RESOURCE MGMT,ASSOCIATE SCIENCE
Therapy Specialties: Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Parenting issues, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 15

I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker with 15 years of experience working as a crisis intervention therapist and life coach. I have experience in school social work, family counseling, parenting, relationships, including premarital, marriage counseling, and foster care and adoption and career challenges. I have also worked with individuals who have experienced traumatic pasts and emotional abuse. I am very interactive, engaging and warm with my clients, striving to bring out the best in them. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensiti...

This is Jennifer Rhodes's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Shorter, Alabama (Shorter, AL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

I am a clinical social worker licensed in Alabama with 10 years of experience working as a therapist. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, self-esteem/worth, grief, relationship issues, and adjustment to numerous life events. I have also helped many people begin the most courageous healing process from trauma and abuse. My therapy style is warm and compassionate and I firmly beleive that each person is worthy and deserving of peace in their lives. At different times in our lives, we all struggle with difficu...

This is Dr. Jason Reasor's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Shorter, Alabama (Shorter, AL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): DPC,LPC,NCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

I has been counseling individuals and couples since July 2007 while serving as a pastor and spiritual leader. My desire to help people led to me completing my MA in counseling from Midwestern Baptist Seminary and have been working as a professional counselor since August 2018. I recently completed my doctorate in professional counseling from Mississippi College in August 2021. My approach to counseling is holistic in nature and I believe in counseling the “whole” individual (thoughts, emotions, behaviors, and social considerations). I use an integrative design ...

This is Dr. Vaughn Millner's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Shorter, Alabama (Shorter, AL)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 20

PROFESSIONAL MISSION My professional mission is to facilitate clients’ ability to live their best lives; to gain clarity on their own vision; and identify/transcend limiting beliefs that may be slowing their progress. Professional counselors should be encouraging, challenging, compassionate, and organized. I support my clients and present myself as an ally. I challenge clients to transcend limiting beliefs and work with them in developing self-efficacy and confidence. THEORETICAL ORIENTATION Being existential/humanistic is my theoretical orientation. As su...

This is Rachel Allgood's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Shorter, Alabama (Shorter, AL)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Anger management, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 25

I am licensed in Alabama with 25 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with grief and loss, anger management, & bipolar disorder. 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.

This is Nicole George's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Shorter, Alabama (Shorter, AL)
Therapy Specialties: Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 12

I am licensed in Alabama with 15 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, & depression. 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!

This is Dr. Spencer Blalock's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Shorter, Alabama (Shorter, AL)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 16

I'm Spencer and my pronouns are "He", "Him", and "His". I am licensed in Alabama and Mississippi with 16 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, LGBT-related issues, & trauma and abuse. 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!

This is Donica Pugh's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Shorter, Alabama (Shorter, AL)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Anger management, Self esteem, ADHD
Years of Experience: 5

I am licensed in Alabama with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, 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 sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

This is Jason Gibson's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Shorter, Alabama (Shorter, AL)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues
Years of Experience: 15

I am licensed in Alabama with 15 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & trauma and abuse. 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 sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

This is Dr. Jonathan Behler's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Shorter, Alabama (Shorter, AL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): PhD,LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Grief, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 15

In life, you seek out the ability to have peace, harmony, a fulfilling career, and a happy family. However, sometimes these things do not happen, or things go astray. Life happens, tragedy comes about, or situations arise to make you feel unhinged. Sometimes, you just need someone with whom you can unload. Someone who will walk you through solutions to the problems at hand. I would like to be that person for you. I have a Master's of Divinity in Theology, a Master's in Professional Counseling and a Ph.D. in Psychology. I am certified in AACC counseling with pa...

This is Tiffany Hickman-Gaines's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Shorter, Alabama (Shorter, AL)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, ADHD
Years of Experience: 14

I am licensed in Alabama with 14 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & concentration, memory and focus (adhd). 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 seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Shorter, Alabama (Shorter, AL)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 14

My counseling philosophy is If you can’t fly, then run. If you can’t run, then walk. If you can’t walk, then crawl, but whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward. –Martin Luther King, Jr. The thought of assisting and helping others has been a driving force instilled within me since childhood. I am an outgoing, down to earth person that does not meet a stranger. I am a firm believer that there are no “cookie cutter” solutions to the counseling process as we are all created differently and must be treated as such. My therapeutic strengths are my tenacious an...

Having A Hard Time Selecting A Mental Health Professional In Shorter?

Finding the right therapist can feel intimidating. However, there are a few methods you can try to narrow your search for a counselor in the Shorter area if you find it challenging to find therapists accepting new clients.

First, research what type of therapy you'd like to pursue before finding a therapist or psychologist. You might be interested in psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), group therapy, marriage and family therapy, or couples therapy. Each therapy can offer various benefits. If you're still unsure, consider asking your prospective therapists which methods they practice.

When you're ready to search, search for 'therapist near me in Shorter and scroll through the options. Next, consider your goals for the gender of your therapist, the type of therapy they're most experienced with, and their specialty. Finally, choose a therapist located near you in the city of Shorter or elsewhere in Macon or the state of Alabama.

Mental health professionals working through private practice or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships and communication skills, working through life's obstacles, or changing negative thinking patterns. They may also provide a listening ear and validation. Verified Shorter therapists can provide licensed marriage and compassionate counseling, tailor to individual needs, and create a therapeutic relationship as a National Certified Counselor.

What Is The Cost Difference Between Conventional Therapy And BetterHelp? 

Forbes reports that the average price of an in-person therapy session in the US is $100 to $200 per hour. These prices may be higher in Shorter due to a higher cost of living.

Some therapists 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 therapists serving the city of Shorter and elsewhere throughout the state of Alabama you can expect significantly more affordable options, with sessions ranging from $60 to $90 per week (billed every four weeks).


Did You Know BetterHelp Therapists Are Not Limited To In-Person Visits?

Online therapists, including the US-based therapists above, can work with people like you in or around Shorter to offer creative forms of communication and treatment. You do not have to commute to a therapist's office to meet with one of these counselors.

Through BetterHelp, you can partake in video, phone, or live chat sessions with your licensed therapist. You can work through various symptoms, receive worksheets, and sign up for mental health webinars. Additionally, the BetterHelp app offers a journaling feature.

Suppose you're struggling with relationship problems that could be addressed in couples therapy. In that case, you may choose to work with one of BetterHelp's experienced cognitive-behavioral therapists specializing in behavioral health and relationships. You can also try a provider through BetterHelp's sister platform, ReGain, which is dedicated to couples and spouses worldwide. Look through the available therapists above and consider which might work for you.

San Jose has many professionals who provide client-centered individual counseling in person and through online therapy. If you opt into online therapy, you might also be able to meet with therapists all over the US. Many individuals gain further insight into their lives through internet-based counseling. In Shorter, therapy can be easily accessible and a click away.


How To Know If Therapy Is Right For You?

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 they may struggle to provide objective guidance as a therapist can. Therapists are also professionals trained to respond to various concerns, symptoms, and mental health conditions.

A therapist may support you toward a healthier emotional state, regardless of your mental health or life concerns. While supporting individuals in developing healthier habits, another benefit of therapy is having a 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 San Jose 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 can express yourself through creativity instead of words.

With almost one million people in Shorter, AL, finding a therapist can be costly, and therapists may be booked out with clients. Through the list of therapists above and others through BetterHelp, you may be able to find a therapist within 24 to 48 hours. If you're searching for a nearby therapist close to 36075 or the surrounding zip codes, consider other available therapists through the BetterHelp therapist page.

Stay Up To Date With The Leading Online Therapy Platform

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

Take some time to learn more about BetterHelp therapists and counselors to understand the services available to you clearly. If you have any questions, please reach out through the contact page or send an email to contact@betterhelp.com.

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

Emergency Situations

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:

·      National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

·      National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

·      Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741

·      Veterans Crisis Line: Call 1-800-273-8255 (and press 1) or text 838255. For support for the deaf and hard of hearing community, please use your preferred relay service or dial 711 then 1-800-273-8255.

·      Trevor Lifeline (LGBTQ Lifeline): (866)488-7386 

·      SAMHSA National Helpline (Substance Use): (800)662-4357

·      National Eating Disorder Association Helpline:1-800-931-2237 (M-Th: 9 AM-9 PM EST, Fri 9 AM - 5 PM EST)

·      Child Help Hotline: Call 1-800-422-4453 or use the online chat feature

·      National Anti-Hazing Hotline: 1-888-NOT-HAZE (1-888-668-4293) 

·      Physician Crisis Support Line: Call 1-888-409-0141 if you are a first responder or medical provider experiencing crises related to Covid-19

·      Sexual Assault Hotline: Call RAINN at 1-800-656-4673

Zip Codes Served By BetterHelp Therapists

Below are some of the zip codes served by BetterHelp therapists in Shorter:

36075

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Some other commonly asked questions on therapy and BetterHelp can be found below:

How Do I See A Therapist For The First Time? 

Before seeing your therapist, prep for your session by reading about the counseling process. You might write a list of questions you want to ask your therapist. 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 why you're attending therapy.

Should I Attend Therapy If I Feel Fine? 

If you don't feel the need to see a therapist, you don't have to. However, some people may avoid attending counseling due to preconceived notions of what therapy entails. Although therapists 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 advice. A therapist 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 Crying In Therapy A Breakthrough?

Crying can be a breakthrough for some individuals who struggle to express emotions. Others might find that they often cry during sessions. Crying can be normal and healthy, so whether you cry or not may be a personal aspect of sessions.

Are Therapists Worth It?

We may all be on different paths in life, as each human can be unique in their personality, expression, and goals. A therapist can target various symptoms, experiences, and personalities. Unlike advice from a friend, family member, or non-professional, therapists are trained to meet you where you're at. Therapy can be worth it. Over 41 million adults in the US attend therapy each year, showing it's a popular option and may be often effective.

Do Therapists Judge You? 

The boundaries between you and a therapist are in place to protect you and them from ethical concerns. Therapists are held by ethical standards through the American Psychological Association (APA) and are not allowed to judge or harm their clients. Their job is to support you and make you feel safe and respected. You might consider changing therapists if you don't feel safe or respected.