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Cassandra Moore

Offering therapy in AL
License: LPC (AL, AZ)
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefIntimacy-related issuesDepression
7 years of experience

Hello and welcome to BetterHelp! I am a Licensed Master's Level graduate of Auburn University at Montgomery (AUM). I have worked with individuals (adolescents and adults), couples, and families in several different non-clinical and clinical settings including residential and intensive outpatient in both non-profit and private facilities. My specialties include treating individuals with communication issues, intimacy-related issues, depression, stress and anxiety, low self-esteem, ADD/ADHD, family conflict, relationship issues, death of a loved one, substance use/abuse. As your therapist, we go through your journey together to decrease and/or eliminate distress of your mind and within your relationships through "talk therapy". My approach to your treatment depends on your goals for therapy and the issue(s) that you present. At times, we delve in your family background and how you were raised as a child and into your past relationships as I have found that what's going on presently is a direct result of unresolved issues from the past. At other times, there is just a need to find a solution and/or come to a resolution of an issue. I utilize a few treatment modalities including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Person-Centered Therapy, and Solution-Focused Therapy (SFT). I look forward to working with you and helping you achieve your goals!

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Dr. William Walker

Offering therapy in AL
License: Ed.D. (Ph.D.),LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
25 years of experience

Hello. My name is Dr. William (Bill) Walker and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Alabama. I have formerly been licensed as a Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas and licensed as a Marriage & Family Therapist in Alabama and Texas. I have 25 years’ experience providing counseling services to clients in a variety of settings, including community mental health centers, university health clinics, hospitals, and private practice. I also have 20 years of experience as a university professor preparing others to become mental health counselors themselves. I currently serve on the faculty in the Department of Mental Health & Wellness at Grand Canyon University. I received my doctoral degree in Counselor Education from Texas A&M University (Commerce). I have two Masters degrees: one in Mental Health Counseling and one in Religious Studies. My post-doctoral training took place at the University of Alabama, Birmingham School of Medicine/Hospital in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurobiology. My specializations are in the treatment of anxiety and depression, but my wide-ranging experience makes me confident in dealing effectively with numerous mental health issues. In therapy, my approach is to be respectful, down-to-earth, and very practical. All that matters is you getting better, with ‘better’ being defined by you. My job is to offer a safe, secure environment and use my experience and expertise to help you successfully resolve your problem and become the person you desire to be. My personality leads me to be loyal and dependable as your counselor and to work hard for you. I promise to offer my best in working alongside you as you make the changes in your life you want to make.

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Sharmen Rutherford

Offering therapy in AL
License: MA, LPC, ICAADC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseEating disordersDepression
15 years of experience

Life isn't always easy. At times, things just don't seem right or the way that we would like for them to be. Life can be frustrating, overwhelming, complicated and down-right messy. It is during these difficult seasons that I would like to come alongside you and offer strength, hope and encouragement and to equip you with the tools you need to make a better future for yourself. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Alabama, an Internationally Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor, Certified Clinical Trauma Professional and am currently pursuing an Eating Disorders Specialist certification. I have 15 years of experience helping clients with addictions, co-occurring disorders, anxiety, depression, eating disorders, trauma, PTSD, self-harm, school pressures and grief. I am a member of the Alabama Alcohol & Drug Abuse Association, International Consortium of Alcohol & Drug Counselors, International Association of Trauma Professionals, and the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals. I look forward to getting to know you and building a therapeutic relationship that will help lead you to your best life!

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Jasmine Robinson

Offering therapy in AL
License: LICSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
7 years of experience

I am a graduate of Troy University where I earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Services. I also have a Master's degree in Social Work. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, who has experience in direct practice. I have worked with individuals, children, families and seniors. I have worked with individuals experiencing a variety of mental health issues to include grief and loss, anxiety, Depression, and career burnout to name a few. I use a number of therapeutic modalities including, but not limited to, Systems Theory, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Crisis Intervention, and Solution Focused Therapy. I use a strengths based, holistic, and person centered approach to guide practice.

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Stephanie Dates

Offering therapy in AL
License: LICSW
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefDepressionCoping with life changes
10 years of experience

Hi, My name is Stephanie Dates. I am a licensed social worker with eighteen years of experience working in a clinical setting. My patients come from very diverse and eclectic backgrounds. This has allowed me the privilege to provide counsel specifically focused on changing the negative thoughts that can contribute emotional difficulties, depression, and anxiety. I enjoy helping others identify areas of change and develop options that may enhance their quality of life. Allow me the privilege to work with you to develop positive changes and approaches to the stressors of life. I am looking forward to interacting with you!

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Fani Chifchieva

Offering therapy in AL
License: LPC, NCC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsAnger managementSelf esteem
8 years of experience

My name is Fani Chifchieva. I hold LPC license in Alabama and NCC credentials. I have over 7 years of therapeutic experience, working in different settings and with different age groups, which has made me quick to adapt to each client and situation and to provide the best care and options. I use variety of therapeutic approaches that will best fit each client and develop specific coping skills for that person. My therapeutic approach is CBT( Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) and Solution- Focused Therapy. I also use Grief Therapy, Art Therapy and Person- Centered Therapy. My goal is to provide safe environment where clients will feel comfortable on working through their personal difficulties and helping them achieve their goals. I am looking forward on connecting with clients and being able to provide the best care!

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Krystal Kemp

Offering therapy in AL
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsGriefSelf esteemDepression
16 years of experience

I am licensed in Kansas with 16 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, coping with grief and loss, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

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Lekesha Wyse

Offering therapy in AL
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesGriefSelf esteem
8 years of experience

I am licensed in Alabama with 8 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, & coping with grief and loss. I also have experience working with motivation, self esteem, and confidence. 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 sign up for therapy can take courage, and I am proud of you for getting started. I look forward to working with you!

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Savannah O'Berry

Offering therapy in AL
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
5 years of experience

Hi! I am licensed in Alabama with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, & coping with grief and loss. I also have experience working with crisis situations and helping take steps toward a healthy life after a crisis happens. Unconditional positive regard, listening without judgement, and providing support for any challenges life brings are a big part of my counseling philosophy. I believe in the importance of honest, open, respectful communication in the therapeutic relationship. Along with this openness, I believe you are the expert in your life, and I am here to walk with you in your journey to wellness. Every person is unique and the dialogue between us along with the treatment plan we collaborate on will reflect your individual needs and goals. A good treatment plan is not something impossible or unrealistic, but one with small and attainable goals that fit into your life. 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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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.

How to find counseling in Tuskegee

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Tuskegee 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 Tuskegee 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 Tuskegee 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 Tuskegee, 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 Tuskegee 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 Tuskegee 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 Tuskegee 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 Tuskegee 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 Tuskegee 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 36087 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 Tuskegee 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 Tuskegee 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 Tuskegee, 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.

Tuskegee 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.

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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 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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36083, 36087, 36088

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