William Fretwell

LPC

About me

Hello,
Thank you for taking some time to check me out. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Alabama with 15 years of experience in counseling. I am an older guy who grew up in a very dysfunctional military family and carried my resulting hurts and problems around for decades. For years I prayed and read the Bible to help with my problems and that helped a lot, but I found I still needed more. Finally, in my late 30’s and serving in the military, I decided to get some professional counseling and found that it was the missing part of my puzzle, which together with God’s help, enabled me to become more whole. Eventually, I chose to get out of the service and go back to college to become a counselor myself. There is nothing like going through a lot of problems yourself, to help you have empathy for others with difficulties.
You can’t arrive at a destination until you take that first step. Like me, you have decided to get whatever help you can get to improve your life. I am familiar with a variety of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy techniques and principles, and that is needed because there is no “one size fits all” when it comes to counseling. Working together, we can construct a plan to help get you going toward the goal of emotional and cognitive process healing. How far you go will depend on how hard you work at it. Frankly, getting that kind of healing isn’t an easy task; it takes hard work. But, if you are ready to work on it, I can give you the tools you need to get the job done and will be with you through it all.
If you are ready to get started, I would feel honored to be your partner in the healing process. I look forward to your first step.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Relationship issues
  • Anger management
  • Career difficulties
Also experienced in:
Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Self esteem , Bipolar disorder , Depression , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , Abandonment , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 15

Services offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

AL LPC 3316

VA LPC 0701010978


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for William Fretwell. 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 on Jan 24, 2023 after therapy with William for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder,

William Fretwell is an amazing therapist. He helped me over come my anxiety and reassured me that I wasn't over thinking my fears of being a women and just being cautious in the real world is normal. He helped me with acknowledging my boundaries how to manage my mental health and work life balance.

Written on Jan 23, 2023 after therapy with William for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, self esteem, and anger management

Really great and affordable

Written on Jan 10, 2023 after therapy with William for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

Bill has been excellent in helping me cope with my anxiety and helped me get a better grasp on my mental health.

Written on Jan 04, 2023 after therapy with William for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

this has been good for me so far

Written on Dec 20, 2022 after therapy with William for 3 weeks on issues concerning family conflicts

Bill is an excellent counselor. I have only had a few sessions, and he has helped me so much!

Written on Dec 17, 2022 after therapy with William for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, and compassion fatigue

Listens. Asks questions. Keeps me on track to work on myself.

Written on Nov 29, 2022 after therapy with William for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

I had an immediate connection with William Fretwell . He listens as well as giving me things to work on between sessions .

Written on Nov 14, 2022 after therapy with William for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, self esteem, career difficulties, and coaching

Bill is steady, has common sense, experience and smarts. Thanks

Written on Nov 10, 2022 after therapy with William for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, and self esteem

Very helpful suggestions for dealing with stress and developing the tools for good mental health

Work with me!