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Carol Costner

Offering therapy in AL
Counselor License Type(s): MS,LPC,NCC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseDepression
15 years of experience as a therapist

Imagine waking up every morning feeling like you can take on the world. How great does that feel? Pretty great and an attainable goal, but the reality is that at times life takes twists and turns which can leave us with worries, frustrations and conflicts. These can pile up and prevent us from accessing our built-in ability to live a purposeful, joyful life. That's where I come in. I'm Carol Costner, a licensed professional counselor with over 14 years of experience working with people who have shared with me a broad range of problems. I always knew I wanted to work in the helping profession and pursued that out of high school by attending the University of Alabama in Birmingham, graduating with a Bachelor's degree in nursing. My work began in helping alleviate the physical suffering of those I was honored to serve in hospital settings. After a while, I returned to school and graduated with a Master's degree in Community Counseling from Jacksonville State University, earning my counseling license and my national certification as a counselor. I began working in a variety of settings with clients who suffered emotionally and relationally with both diagnosed and undiagnosed mental health issues. My counseling style is client-centered, which simply means that you are the best expert on yourself. I will depend on you to share with me your own self assessment as a place to begin. I use a combination of solution-focused therapy, mindfulness, cognitive behavioral and narrative therapy techniques. I employ a whole-person integrated approach to wellness, using empathy while also being direct. This approach helps my clients avoid being too hard on themselves while also owning responsibility for change. Everyone will not fit into one method of therapy so I tailor my efforts toward what fits you best. I believe that we all have within us an internal compass--the ability to find our way. I would love the opportunity to assist you in accessing that compass and finding your way through whatever you are currently facing. I promise that I will give you my utmost best as we travel the journey to wellness and wholeness together. If you're looking for change and relief from distressing emotions, I would be delighted to join with you in a journey toward a more abundant life.

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Tammera Carbo

Offering therapy in AL
Counselor License Type(s): LPC, LCMHC, LMHC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issuesAnger management
33 years of experience as a therapist

My name is Tammera Carbo, and I am a licensed professional counselor in Alabama, a licensed mental health counselor in Florida and a licensed clinical mental health counselor in North Carolina. I have more than 30 years of experience providing counseling services and have worked in inpatient, residential, outpatient and school settings. I have worked with clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues and self-esteem issues. I have also helped clients with anger management and ADHD concerns. I provide professional, research-based counseling primarily utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Reality Therapy and Time Limited Psychodynamic Therapy. and Talk Therapy. This simply means that we will look at how behavior, feelings and thought work together to impact mood and action. I can also integrate Biblical counseling into the therapeutic process if that is something you desire. We will strive to create a safe, positive environment for you to explore the presenting problem offering intervention that will allow for positive growth. Thank you for reaching out to us and I look forward to working with you!

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Christina Webb

Offering therapy in AL
Counselor License Type(s): LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
14 years of experience as a therapist

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Alabama. I have over 14 years of experience working with teens and adults of all ages in individual, couples, group, and family therapy. Among the issues I address in therapy are interpersonal relationships, communication skills, lifestyle changes, dysfunctional thinking, grief/loss, anxiety, depression, mood disorders, substance use issues, social and peer relationships, self-esteem, individual growth, and healthy boundaries. I believe in a multi-faceted approach that is warm, strength based, and client centered. Each person is unique; therefore, we will work together to craft a specific plan designed for your needs. As a therapist, I do not tell you what to do. I strive to empower you to make the best possible decisions that encourage growth and change. I promote growth by offering a safe, accepting atmosphere so that you feel heard, validated, and empowered. I look forward to starting this journey with you.

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Katherine (Katie) Traylor

Offering therapy in AL
Counselor License Type(s): MA,LPC,NCC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesDepressionCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
10 years of experience as a therapist

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 10 years of experience providing a safe and non judgmental environment for people to work towards and experience freedom and healing. I have worked with a range of client ages 14 - 56 and a variety of issues including struggling with adjustment, childhood trauma and complex grief, depression, anxiety and relationship issues including both avoidance and dependence. My most recent years of clinical experience have been with university students ages 17-45. My approach to therapy includes holding space for you to be fully and wholly who you are and it combines Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Family Systems Theory, Client-Centered Therapy, and also Brief and Solution Focused models of therapy. I believe in treating all clients with warmth and respect. My goal will be to tailor our conversations and treatment plan to meet your specific needs and to align with you to move toward the healing and growth that you are seeking. It takes courage and effort and energy to reach out and try something new or tell your story to a new person. When you are ready to take that step, I am here to honor the good in you and support you in your journey.

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Melinda Calligan

Offering therapy in AL
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
18 years of experience as a 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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Lyndia Benion

Offering therapy in AL
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsGriefParenting issuesAnger management
40 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Alabama with 40 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, coping with grief and loss, & parenting 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. 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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megan wetherbee

Offering therapy in AL
GriefDepression
20 years of experience as a therapist

Hello there! I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) in Alabama with 20 years of professional experience. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I believe that therapy can provide a safe, objective space to share your innermost feelings. I believe in the power of giving your unexplainable emotions a name & I can help you do that. I specialize in working with those who have experienced a loss of a loved one or a recent medical diagnosis. As a cancer survivor, I have lived experience with the grief process involved with receiving an unexpected diagnosis. My other areas of focus include depression, anxiety and narcissistic abuse. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Tiffany Thompson

Offering therapy in AL
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
5 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Alabama with 5 years of professional work experience. I am also certified in Dialectical Behavior Therapy. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, relapse prevention, trauma and abuse, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Darlene Dezso

Offering therapy in AL
Counselor License Type(s): MSW/LICSW
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
35 years of experience as a therapist

Hi and welcome! I am licensed in Alabama with 35 years of professional work experience, mostly including private practice. I have experience in helping clients with stress, balancing mind, body and spirit, grief, anxiety, trauma and past abuse, motivation, self- esteem, codependence (confusion & fear) and confidence, as well as, mild to moderate depression. Facilitating self-love, life-purpose and empowerment is key. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will meet you where you are, really listening on a deep level and 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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Khalilah Garrett

Offering therapy in AL
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseGrief
14 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia with 14 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & trauma and abuse. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. 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.

How to find counseling in Yellow Bluff

Finding the best therapist close by in Yellow Bluff 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 Yellow Bluff 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 Yellow Bluff. 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 Yellow Bluff, 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 Yellow Bluff 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 Yellow Bluff 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 Yellow Bluff 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 Yellow Bluff, elsewhere in Wilcox, 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 Yellow Bluff area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Yellow Bluff 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 Yellow Bluff 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 Yellow Bluff 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).

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

Therapists in Yellow Bluff, 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 or medication as treatment, or perform psychological assessments and other psychiatric services.

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, post traumatic stress disorder, and more. An online mental health professional, including the therapists in Yellow Bluff 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 Yellow Bluff 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?

BetterHelp's verified Yellow Bluff 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 Yellow Bluff 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 Yellow Bluff 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.

Yellow Bluff 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 Yellow Bluff 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 Yellow Bluff 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 36769 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 Yellow Bluff 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 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 Yellow Bluff.

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 from a therapist. A Yellow Bluff 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 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 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 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 Yellow Bluff, 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.

Yellow Bluff 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

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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.

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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