William "Aaron" Hanlin


About Me

My name is Aaron Hanlin and I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) working as a therapist in Birmingham, Alabama. I have experience working with a diverse population of individuals dealing with depression, anxiety, substance use issues, grief, trauma and difficult experiences, current family and family of origin problems, immigration related issues, LGBTQ issues, issues related to health and disability, and a variety of other issues and problems. I have been working also with individuals living with HIV for the last three years and practice in both English and Spanish.

I believe in working collaboratively with my clients, as no one knows you better than you do. I think the foundation of a working therapeutic relationship is built on respect and valuing the dignity and worth of every person. I enjoy talking to people and hearing their stories, as every person has unique story, history, and perspective on the world. I have a person-centered approach, and incorporate elements of motivational interviewing and existential therapy. I believe that I can work effectively with people of any race, ethnic background, sexual orientation, and gender identity.

It isn’t easy to reach out for help. I respect that you are here, willing to open up to a stranger, to begin the process of feeling better. I am happy to provide more information about myself or answer any questions, and I look forward to working with you.


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Family conflicts
  • Grief
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Relationship issues , Trauma and abuse , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Expats , Family of Origin Issues , Read more...
Years of Experience: 3

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video







These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for William "Aaron" Hanlin. 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.

Written by M.A. on Mar 07, 2022 after therapy with William "Aaron" for 8 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, and coaching

Aaron has been absolutely integral to how much my life has improved since joining BetterHelp. I had some family issues going on that were out of my control and causing some problems for me because of this. He has helped me to deal with not only this but also many things and helped me in so many aspects. I would recommend him to anyone needing help!

Written by C.O. on Aug 05, 2021 after therapy with William "Aaron" for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Mr. Hanlin has far exceeded what I expected out of an online therapy website. He is extremely knowledgeable, knows how to talk to me and understands what I'm saying, professional but also personable, and he's helped me really understand myself more. I would recommend him to anyone who fits the criteria for his area of knowledge.

Written by Y.U. on Jun 25, 2021 after therapy with William "Aaron" for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and coping with life changes

Aaron has been super patient and caring. He helped me figure out how to find the root cause of my problems and what changes I need to make to see results. I'm still taking baby steps, but I'm more confident and comfortable with myself now.

Work with me!