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Vernitra Dobbins, LPC

Parenting issues Self esteem Career difficulties Coping with life changes ADHD
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About me

I am licensed and nationally certified counselor in Alabama with 6 years of professional work experience. I have experience in providing direct and indirect mental health and behavioral counseling for children, teens and adults with a variety of presenting issues including anxiety, depression, trauma, community violence, parenting issues, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, career difficulties, & coping with life changes.

I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. Although I am open-minded and much of my clinical experience includes working with African-American or Black youth, families, and adults in underserved communities given my firsthand experience, I am multiculturally competent and eager to learn more about various cultures.

I have over 10 years of experience in working with diverse children and families in a variety of settings such as private and public school, government training facilities and private practice. 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 therapy style and approach draws influence from Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Individual Psychology, Family Systems, and Mindfulness. 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.

Professional experience

6yrs in practice
Parenting issues Self esteem Career difficulties Coping with life changes ADHD

Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Anger management, Depression, Coaching, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Multicultural Concerns, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Self-Love, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

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These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Vernitra Dobbins. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Vernitra is very kind and patient. She will allow you to take some of the lead in what you want from therapy, but she is also a great guide along the way to keep you on track. When you do need somebody to tell you what is next, she is always ready to offer tools and advice. She has a laid back and very caring attitude. For myself, I knew I was ready to talk to somebody and I had a lot to let out, but I wasn't sure what I should do after that. She was so great at listening and then afterwards giving me advice and tools and comfort.

Written on Jun 19, 2023 after therapy with Vernitra for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Vernitra is an absolute doll and I adore her! She is very open minded and receptive, critically thinks and tries to pick about the situations in healthy manners, and is able to keep me grounded during our conversations. It feels very warm and familiar, not hostile or rushed whatsoever.

Written on May 24, 2023 after therapy with Vernitra for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd