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Laura Angers Maddox

Offering therapy in AL
License: LPC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseParenting issuesDepression
9 years of experience

Hello, I'm Laura! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, a Registered Play Therapist and a National Certified Counselor. I graduated with a Master's degree in Marriage and Family Counseling in 2012 but the focus of my work experience has been with individuals, families and couples equally. I have worked in a group home, in office settings and I have also provided in-home counseling during the past few years. My hope is that whatever life situation you are facing, I can provide an open heart and a counseling relationship built on respect and trust. I have experience working with survivors of trauma and abuse, individuals with depression, stress and anxiety, as well as couples with relationship distress. When working with survivors of trauma, I use a technique called Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I use other techniques as well, such as cognitive-behavioral therapy when working with depression and anxiety, and systems theory when working with couples and families. My style of counseling is accepting, understanding and encouraging.

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Matthew Russell

Offering therapy in AL
License: LPC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseAnger managementDepression
6 years of experience

I am a licensed professional counselor who has been working for the past 5 years in addictions and mental health. I have worked with clients struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, ADHD, relationship issues and more. I take my approach to counseling from the client's perspective. My approach is client centered, meaning I believe everyone has the ability to help themselves and will do so if given the opportunity. I also use cognitive behavior therapy when clients identify a barrier to their goals. I believe counseling is best begun in the present day-to-day life of the client and assist in helping them be who they want to be. It is my favorite thing in the world to watch people learn and grow. I believe that everyone is capable of great change and that anyone can live a fulfilling life. I am happy to be a part of the process.

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Andrea Lane

Offering therapy in AL
License: MS ,LPC ,NCC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepression
7 years of experience

Welcome to Therapy! I'm thrilled that you've chosen to embark on your journey toward becoming the best version of yourself. My name is Andrea Lane, and I'm here to guide and support you every step of the way. With a wealth of qualifications and over 8 years of experience, I am a dedicated Licensed Professional Counselor, National Certified Counselor, ADHD Certified Clinical Service Provider, Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional, Certified Mood Disorder Professional, and Personal Life Coach. Holding a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling in Psychology, I specialize in individual, couples, and family counseling services. My therapeutic approach is grounded in compassion, empathy, and a solution-oriented mindset tailored to your unique needs. I specialize in assisting clients dealing with behavioral issues, psychological concerns, and substance abuse, extending my services to individuals of all ages, from children to adults. Whether you're navigating life transitions, facing difficult decisions, or seeking self-discovery, I'm here to provide the support you need to thrive. As a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Personal Life Coach, my goal is to empower you to manage stress, overcome challenging emotions, and set achievable goals. I offer counseling and personal life coaching to individuals, families, and couples who aspire to enhance their lives and realize their full potential. Focus on Anxiety, Depression, & ADHD As a Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional (CCATP), I specialize in employing neuropsychological-informed Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and other integrative therapeutic techniques to help you manage anxiety, panic attacks, and worries. Together, we can "Rewire Your Anxious Brain" and regain control over your emotional well-being. As an ADHD Certified Clinical Service Provider, I specialize in empowering individuals to cultivate structure and routine while effectively managing the daily challenges of life. My mission is to support you in thriving both personally and professionally, enhancing your overall quality of life. Whether you're navigating the demands of your career or seeking to optimize your adult responsibilities, I'm dedicated to helping you unlock your full potential and improve your day-to-day experiences. As a Certified Mood Disorder Professional, I specialize in assisting clients in addressing specific symptoms, cognitive patterns, and interpersonal difficulties associated with depression and mood disorders. I believe in adopting a holistic approach that combines various modalities, including psychotherapy, lifestyle interventions, and complementary therapies. This comprehensive approach allows us to tackle the multifaceted nature of depression and mood disorders effectively. Together, we may explore strategies such as exercise, nutrition, sleep hygiene, and stress management techniques to promote overall well-being and enhance treatment outcomes. By integrating these approaches, we can create a tailored treatment plan that addresses your unique needs and supports your journey towards recovery and resilience.

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Raven Brown-McKinney

Offering therapy in AL
License: LCSW,CLC
Self esteemCareer difficultiesDepressionCoping with life changesCoaching
4 years of experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Life Coach with 15 years experience partnering with individuals, families, adolescents, and women to help them reach their goals and live more fulfilling and healthy lives. Dealing with stress, depression, work, family or personal issues? Balancing work, family, friends, and life can be overwhelming. Partnering with a therapist to overcome life's challenges can be essential to living a healthy and fulfilling life. I am an experienced Social Worker with crisis intervention, assessment, domestic violence, health education, and coaching experience. I have been successful working with adults to reach their highest potential for more than 15 years. My counseling style is open, warm, and collaborative. My approach combines cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, and acceptance and commitment therapies. I will collaborate with you to create a treatment plan that helps you reach your individual goals. A real therapist for real people! Make the first step to enjoying your new life!

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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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Elizabeth Cook

Offering therapy in AL
License: LICSW
Stress, AnxietyGriefCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
3 years of experience

Hi, my name is Elizabeth Cook and I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker licensed in the state of Alabama. I received my Bachelor's Degree in Social Work from Belmont University in Nashville, TN and my Master's Degree in Social Work from the University of Alabama. I have spent the majority of my experience working with individuals (ages 21+) and families struggling with grief and loss through both outpatient and inpatient hospice care settings. Through my work I have helped individuals navigate caregiver issues in addition to the stress that accompanies aging and life transitions. Prior to this work I served in homes as a child behavioral counselor. My approach to therapy is client focused and strengths based. I believe that providing active/reflective listening can normalize feelings and help individuals see their own potential, empowering them to make lasting change. By using solution focused therapy in addition to cognitive behavioral techniques, it is my hope that my clients leave therapy feeling confident in their ability to recognize and advocate for their needs. I look forward to getting to know you as we work together!

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Dr. Rodney Teague

Offering therapy in AL
License: PhD
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseDepression
20 years of experience

The psychotherapeutic relationship is unique and remarkable in a number of ways. Talking to another person about oneself requires a measure of vulnerability. That can be scary, no doubt! But it also affords the opportunity to open some previously closed-off and darkened spaces and to loosen what have become uncomfortably tight knots in your day-to-day experience of living. I am a firm believer that in any individual therapy session there are two experts in the room (whether that room is virtual or actual). I have certain expertise and experience--particularly as a listener and professional-perspective-taker--that I will bring to the table. But you are and will remain the expert on you and your experience. I will ask that you allow me the honor of learning about and from you. I will ask you to talk about yourself and your world as you understand it--without judgment. That is to say, I will suspend my judgment AND that I will relentlessly encourage you to do the same! In the process of teaching me about your life--its struggles and its successes--it is likely that you will surprise yourself from time to time with the things you hear yourself say. Surprise, like vulnerability, can be frightening, but both bring about courage and hope for change.

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Gabriela Glassco

Offering therapy in AL
License: LPC,NCC
Stress, AnxietySelf esteem
13 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Alabama with 13 years of experience working with individuals, parents, and families. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, and mental health. I also helped many people who have experienced physical and emotional trauma and abuse. My counseling style is warm and compassionate. I believe everyone can reach their full potential and truly experience life to the fullest . I believe in treating everyone with respect, empathy, and compassion. I also believe in creating a safe environment where thoughts, concerns, dreams etc. can be shared. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, solution focused, and client centered. I will tailor our dialogue and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. All things in life take hard work and courage and I am so proud of you for taking the first step. I am looking forward to walking with you on this journey!

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Reba Pendleton

Offering therapy in AL
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefDepressionCoping with life changes
11 years of experience

I am licensed in Kentucky with 11 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, coping with grief and loss, & 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 seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Chelsea Taylor

Offering therapy in AL
Family conflictsGriefParenting issuesAnger managementSelf esteem
5 years of experience

I am licensed in Alabama with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with family conflicts, coping with grief and loss, parenting issues, anger management, child development, ADHD, autism spectrum disorder, and trauma. 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!

How to find counseling in Toxey

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Toxey 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 Toxey 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 Toxey 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 Toxey, 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 Toxey 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 Toxey 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 Toxey 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 Toxey 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 Toxey 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 36921 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 Toxey 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 Toxey 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 Toxey, 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.

Toxey 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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