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Mary Lynn Smith

Offering therapy in AL
License: LPC, NCC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseDepressionCoping with life changes
10 years of experience

Greetings! I am Lynn and am a Licensed Professional Counselor as well as a Nationally Certified Counselor. I am also a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional as well as certified in Telemental Health through the Telehealth Certification Institute. I have 10 years of experience working with people from 3 -90 years old. With such a wide age range, I have encountered a variety of issues from depression, anxiety , trauma, grief, relationship issues, ADHD, as well as coping with developmental disabilities, to name a few. Whatever brings you here, I believe that with the right tools and roadmap, people can overcome obstacles to successful living and begin to live the life that brings them fulfillment. I believe that the therapeutic process is a collaborative effort built through an authentic and trusting relationship. That is what drives my style of warm honesty and compassionate regard for individual struggles while seeking the most effective strategies for you, as an individual. When appropriate, I do like to bring humor to the process. A good smile or laugh at ourselves can sometimes bring much healing. People are my heart and lifework. I consider it an honor to partner with people in their pain and difficulties and see the process of successful internal resolutions come to life! I consider it a privilege to collaborate with others, helping to empower them to become their best!

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Elizabeth Andrew

Offering therapy in AL
License: LPC 1575
Stress, AnxietyLGBTRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseDepression
25 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 23 years of experience in the field. I work with adults, children, adolescents, couples and families. My goal is to provide a safe, confidential, and non-judgmental environment. My approach is warm, respectful, and interactive. I place a strong value on working with a client's culture and values in psychotherapy. I use an integrative approach, assessing which techniques are best suited for you. My goal is to meet you where you are and assist you in reaching where you want to be. I believe in tailoring treatment to the unique needs of each client by using a variety of approaches. Together, we will develop strategies to improve your life such as developing behavioral plans for your children or constructing family rules to help with improving relationships. I hope you will contact me so I can answer your questions, ease your fears, and help you determine if I am the right fit for you. Elizabeth Andrew MS, LPC

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Danel Whitehead

Offering therapy in AL
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoaching
7 years of experience

I am licensed in Alabama with 7 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & 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 ask for help, to take the first steps toward a change, and seek out a more fulfilling and happier life. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

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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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Dr. Dana Logan

Offering therapy in AL
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
4 years of experience

I am a licensed social worker in Alabama, Texas, and Louisiana with 4 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, ADHD, & depression. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. 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. At this time, I am only available for appointments available during school hours. -Dana Logan, DSW, LICSW, LCSW, ADHD-CCSP

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Teresa Utley

Offering therapy in AL
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsIntimacy-related issuesCoping with life changes
14 years of experience

I am licensed in Alabama with 14 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, family conflicts, & intimacy related issues. 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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Te'Asia Mason

Offering therapy in AL
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsParenting issuesCoping with life changesADHD
4 years of experience

Making the decision to begin therapy can be intimidating, but I am here to offer help and support in any way that I can. I believe therapy involves a collaborative effort between the client and therapist to explore the best possible solution. I also believe in "meeting you halfway" to build a strong therapeutic relationship to ensure a positive outcome. I specialize in treating anxiety, depression, adjustment, family conflict, self-esteem, and self-exploration. I also utilize my experience in Applied Behavior Analysis to offer a unique counseling approach for individuals with autism spectrum disorder. I utilize CBT and other creative counseling techniques to aid you in reaching your goals. I pride myself on being authentic, determined, and transparent with my clients. I consider it an honor to watch you grow, learn and explore new parts of yourself. It is my belief that living a better life is a process and not a destination. Keep pressing forward! Please don't hesitate to contact me to begin your healing process. Please note: I am only able to provide services to Alabama residents at this time.

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Cheryl Hall

Offering therapy in AL
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
6 years of experience

Taking the first step for therapy takes courage. Be proud of yourself for getting started. I have experience in helping clients with stress, anxiety and trauma utilizing modalities EMDR, CBT and DBT. Areas of focus include assisting individuals coping with addictions and substance abuse. I provide guidance in developing motivation, self-esteem and confidence for clients in addressing their needs. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity and compassion. I tailor our dialogue and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.

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Valannda Hazzard

Offering therapy in AL
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
4 years of experience

I am licensed in Alabama with 4 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

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Kalonda Coleman

Offering therapy in AL
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemCoping with life changesADHD
3 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Alabama and I have experience helping individuals of all ages with stress and anxiety, depression, relationship dynamics, ADHD, and a variety of challenges related to adjustments and life transitions. I believe that you are the expert of your story and it is my honor to support you as you navigate difficulties and rediscover strengths to help you achieve your goals. Therapeutic Goal: I believe therapy should be a collaborative effort to clarify your goals, maximize your strengths, identify potential roadblocks, and design a lifestyle that works for you. Therapeutic Approach: We achieve this goal by exploring behavioral and thought patterns which may be hindering your success. During sessions, we will look for hidden motivations and subtle beliefs which are no longer beneficial. We will utilize creative problem-solving to develop strategies more conducive to a fulfilling life. We will implement strategies for success and review and adjust as necessary. And we will do all of this in a safe, nonjudgmental space where you can voice all of your fears, frustrations, confusion, and mistakes on the way to growth.

How to find counseling in Thomaston

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Thomaston 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 Thomaston 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 Thomaston 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 Thomaston, 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 Thomaston 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 Thomaston 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 Thomaston 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 Thomaston 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 Thomaston 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 36783 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 Thomaston 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 Thomaston 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 Thomaston, 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.

Thomaston 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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