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Curtis Jones

Clinical therapist offering therapy in AL
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemDepression
28 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hi! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 28 years of experience working as therapist, social worker, counselor Public Health Administrator. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, grief and loss, with a special focus on individuals over 55 years of age as well young adults and adolescents. I have helped many young people and elderly who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. My counseling style is compassionate and empathetic. I believe that the relationship between the client and the therapist determines the effectiveness of the therapeutic process. Treating everyone with dignity and respect is ingrained into my character and is reflected in my interaction with others. Cognitive behavioral therapy is my preferred treatment modality along with solution focused therapy. We will develop a plan of treatment based on your needs as a guide towards attainment of your desired goals You have taken the first step towards a better life. I will be here to assist throughout this journey going forward. I am excited about joining you on this journey! SPECIALTIES: • Stress, Anxiety • Trauma and abuse • Grief/loss • Depression Experienced in: Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Sleeping disorders ,Self- esteem , Bipolar disorder and Coping with life changes Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy and Trauma-Focused Therapy Years of Experience: 28

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Dr. Sonya McCurdy

Clinical therapist offering therapy in AL
Counselor License Type(s): LICSW, PIP,MPH MDiv
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
19 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a licensed clinical social worker with 17 years of experience working with patients who have various mental health diagnosis. I have specialty experience with anxiety disorder, depression, PTSD, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and personality disorder. I use a client centered approach when working with clients, along with CBT, DBT and MI techniques. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. My expertise is not limited to the aforementioned specialties and I would love to help anyone who needs mental health counseling. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. If for any reason I am unable to serve a client, I can refer them to a therapist that better meets his/her needs. Feel free to view my Psychology Today profile as well as my personal website, https://restorationfaithbasedcounseling.org/, for additional information about me and my therapeutic approach. It takes courage to seek for a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you.

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Dr. Paula Downie

Clinical therapist offering therapy in AL
Counselor License Type(s): DSW,MSW,LICSW
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
17 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hi, I am Dr. Paula Downie, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I graduated from Florida State University with a Masters in Social Work in 2003 and I graduated from Walden University in 2020 with my Doctorate in Social Work. My experience in providing therapy includes provision of group, individual, and family therapy. My main mode of therapy is Cognitive Behavioral, but I am trained in additional therapies such as Prolonged Exposure, Cognitive Processing Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing. I may also utilize an eclectic approach when called for to the benefit of the client. My goal as a social worker and a therapist is to bring options, enlightenment, and empowerment to the people I touch and thereby helping to achieve an improved quality of life.

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Deanna Hatcher

Clinical therapist offering therapy in AL
Counselor License Type(s): LPC,CEAP
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesParenting issuesSelf esteemDepression
16 years of experience as a mental health therapist

“Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears.” – Les Brown. Which are YOU living? Are you stressed out? Stuck? Overwhelmed? Frustrated? Fearful? Hopeless? If you said yes to any of these, then you’re probably not living your dreams. Therefore, it will be my mission to help you identify areas in your life that are challenging to you and help you find perspective, resolution and peace. Now, ask yourself, “Why suffer another day?” You can be well on your way to living your dreams, feeling and being your best self ever!

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Melinda Calligan

Clinical therapist offering therapy in AL
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
18 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I have over 17 years of clinical experience working with a variety of populations including children, adolescents, adults, and geriatrics with emotional, behavioral, and psychiatric problems. I have experience helping clients sort through a multitude of personal and mental health issues including stress, depression, anxiety, anger management, coping skills, emotional disturbance, family conflict, relationship issues, life coaching, parenting, peer relationships, school issues, teen violence, motivation, self-esteem, and confidence. I strive to be an authentic, warm, open, and a compassionate clinician. My mission is to help all my clients identify and accept their intrinsic worth. I hope to offer guidance and unconditional support that can help put my clients on the path towards discovering their highest self and fulfilling the purpose for their lives. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage and I am here to support you in that process.

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Gabriela Glassco

Clinical therapist offering therapy in AL
Counselor License Type(s): LPC,NCC
Stress, AnxietySelf esteem
13 years of experience as a mental health therapist

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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Christopher Pope

Clinical therapist offering therapy in AL
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
23 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hi there! I am a licensed professional counselor (LPC) with 22 years of professional experience working as a mental health clinician in many areas throughout the field of mental health counseling, therapy, and other human services-related fields. I am currently licensed and/or have been licensed in Mississippi, Tennessee, Alabama, and North Carolina. My fundamental approach is through the lens of existential philosophy with a solution-focused approach and a strong emphasis on values as a driving factor with respect to our daily behaviors and decision-making processes. Therefore, I consider a holistic approach to life challenges and maladaptive behaviors when considering the various modalities at my disposal including acceptance and commitment therapy, existential therapy, narrative therapy, reality therapy, family systems therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness-based therapy, positive psychology, sports psychology, industrial psychology, and holistic/whole body/wellness therapy approaches. I have experience in helping clients/couples with relationship issues, communication, establishing and maintaining deep connection & intimacy, finding purpose & meaning, teaching mindfulness skills, teaching coping skills for depression & anxiety, teaching stress reduction techniques, improving motivation, self-esteem, self-confidence, self-esteem, and self-worth. I partner (I'm not the expert on your life; You are!) with my clients to create an open and safe environment to hold a space for you where thoughts, emotions, issues, challenges, and problems can be shared without fear of judgment. I simply help you to regain agency over your life, and help you become more autonomous & empowered in order for you to make solid choices and decisions. In doing that, you are able to live into the answers to the questions regarding the various challenges you face in life. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling joyful life and to take the first steps towards meaningful change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey, instilling that autonomy in you so you are confident in your own ability to face life and its many challenges. I can say without knowing you that I believe in you because we are all human, and I believe we are all capable of positive change and creating the life we value and envision. Life is about the journey, not the destination. We never stop learning. Life is also the teacher. It has a lot to teach us, and there is always much to learn. Each day is a gift and another chance to do that very thing. So I want you to start this day with hope and a belief in yourself. As long as you have a willingness to make changes, and a commitment to the process and of doing the work that needs to be done, you will find success. Best of luck to you on this journey, and many blessings in the coming days.

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Dr. Shari Barfield

Clinical therapist offering therapy in AL
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsDepressionCoping with life changesADHD
20 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hi! My name is Dr. Shari Barfield, but most people call me Dr. Shari. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Alabama and Tennessee, with almost 20 years of professional work experience. I earned a doctorate in human services and have a masters in clinical mental health counseling. I hold the National Certified Counselor, Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor, and Human Services-Board Certified Practitioner credentials. 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. My role is to help you identify your strengths and challenges, and collaboratively create goals to help you in taking steps needed to find a more fulfilling and happier life. I am here to support you in your journey

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Tiffany Reaves

Clinical therapist offering therapy in AL
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseParenting issues
17 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Alabama, Iowa, and Massachusetts and have been in practice for over 17 years. I specialize in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, family conflicts, & trauma and abuse. I have extensive experience with childhood victims of physical and sexual abuse/neglect. I approach therapy from a trauma informed perspective. I utilize an open and nonjudgmental method when providing treatment. I'm here to provide a safe space for you to explore your emotions and offer guidance and support to you on your journey toward self-improvement and wellness. 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! Let's work on achieving your goals together!

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Belinda Kock

Clinical therapist offering therapy in AL
GriefSelf esteemCompassion fatigue
5 years of experience as a mental health therapist

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.

How to find a therapist for counseling in Triana

Finding the best therapist close by in Triana 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 in Triana that work best for you in order to begin your personal journey towards emotional healing with a therapist.

Understanding the type of therapy you'd like to search for is crucial before finding a therapist or psychologist in Triana. 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 Triana, 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 in the Triana region and in the state of Alabama. Find a therapist under any of these distinctions and know that the sessions they offer can provide a safe place to heal.

A mental health counselor working through their own in-person therapy practice in Triana or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships, communication skills, working through life transitions, couples counseling, managing a mood disorder, improving coping skills, self help tips, offer life coaching, family therapy, or change in negative thinking patterns. A therapist may also provide a safe place and validation for clients experiencing emotional pain, or that simply want a psychological assessment. 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 Triana area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find Triana 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 Triana, elsewhere in Madison, or in the greater state of Alabama.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs) about therapists and mental health services

Some other commonly asked questions on therapy with a licensed counselor and BetterHelp serving the Triana area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling with a therapist compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Triana 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 Triana 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 Triana 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 a BetterHelp therapist 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). If you're looking for a therapist, Cincinnati offers a variety of professionals who can help with your mental health needs at a price you can afford.

How is a licensed therapist on this Triana online therapy platform verified?

Therapists in Triana, 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 Triana psychiatrists to prescribe a drug or medication as treatment, or perform psychological assessments and other psychiatric services.

How does working with a professional 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, post traumatic stress disorder, and more. An online mental health therapist, including the therapists in Triana 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 Triana helping individuals on topics including managing life transitions, symptoms affecting sexual health, behavioral health, coping skills for anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, marriage counseling, and more. 

What mental health issues can psychotherapy address with the help of psychologists?

BetterHelp's verified Triana 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:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy - This type of therapy is provided by therapists who are professional counselors, helping clients identify and change negative thought patterns through structured sessions.
  • Behavior therapy - Therapists use behavior therapy techniques to help clients modify harmful behaviors and develop healthier habits, often through the guidance of a professional counselor.
  • EMDR therapy - EMDR therapists assist clients in processing traumatic memories to alleviate emotional distress and improve overall well-being, utilizing the expertise of a professional counselor.
  • Talk therapy - Therapists engage clients in talk therapy to explore their feelings and develop strategies for dealing with various mental health issues, often guided by a professional counselor.
  • Depression - Therapists offer counseling to help individuals manage symptoms of depression and improve their mood and functioning, often working closely with a professional counselor.
  • Anxiety disorders - Therapists specialize in anxiety disorders, offering strategies to manage and reduce anxiety symptoms effectively, often through counseling sessions with a professional counselor.
  • Stress - Therapists provide tools and techniques to help clients cope with stress and improve their mental resilience, frequently under the supervision of a professional counselor.
  • Eating disorders - Therapists experienced in eating disorders offer specialized counseling to address unhealthy eating patterns and body image issues, with the support of a professional counselor.
  • Grief - Therapists provide support and guidance to clients experiencing grief, helping them navigate the stages of loss, often in collaboration with a counselor.
  • Attachment therapy - Therapists use attachment therapy to help clients understand and improve their emotional bonds and relationships, often with the assistance of a counselor.
  • Relationships - Therapists work with clients to improve communication, resolve conflicts, and strengthen their connections with others, often using the skills of a counselor.
  • Children, adolescents, and teens - Therapists specializing in youth therapy address the unique mental health needs of children, adolescents, and teens, often involving a counselor in the process.
  • Addiction (substance abuse) - Therapists offer counseling for addiction, helping clients overcome substance abuse and maintain long-term recovery, often under the guidance of a counselor.
  • Divorce - Therapists support individuals through the emotional and practical challenges of ending a marriage, often working with a psychologist to provide comprehensive care.
  • Trauma or PTSD - Therapists specializing in trauma and PTSD help clients process traumatic experiences and reduce their symptoms, frequently collaborating with a psychologist.
  • Bipolar disorder - Therapists provide counseling to manage the mood swings and challenges associated with bipolar disorder, often in consultation with a psychologist.
  • Psychodynamic treatment - Therapists use psychodynamic treatment to explore unconscious processes and how they affect current behavior, often guided by psychologists.
  • Career counseling - Therapists assist clients in making informed decisions about their professional paths and resolving work-related issues, often with the help of psychologists.
  • Alcohol use disorders - Therapists offer specialized counseling to help clients manage and overcome alcohol use disorders, frequently under the supervision of psychologists.
  • OCD - Therapists provide strategies and support to manage obsessive-compulsive disorder symptoms, often via psychotherapy.
  • ADHD - Therapists offer counseling to help clients with ADHD improve focus, organization, and overall functioning, often via psychotherapy.
  • Mood disorders - Therapists work with clients to stabilize and improve mood through various therapeutic approaches, frequently in psychotherapy.
  • Sex addiction
  • Complex trauma
  • Life transitions

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 Triana 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 in Triana?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a Triana 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.

Triana therapists 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 Triana 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 Triana 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 psychotherapist.

With a lot of people in AL, therapists 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 35756 or the surrounding zip codes, consider others available through the BetterHelp site. No matter if you are seeking help from therapists in your area or beyond, online therapy can be a great option.

How should I prepare for my first therapy session with a Triana counselor?

Before seeing your Triana 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 while offering mental health services. The first session will often serve as an intake to get to know you as a person and learn why you're attending therapy in Triana.

Should I find a therapist or psychologist for therapy 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 from a therapist. A Triana 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 with a Triana counselor 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 that a counselor can help with.

Is mental health care and therapy with a therapist worth it?

Therapy with a licensed counselor 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 therapist 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 Triana, 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.

Triana 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 during telehealth appointments?

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 for Triana, Alabama

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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 to customer service 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.

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