Birmingham, Alabama Therapists

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Huntsville, Alabama

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Alabama

With over 10 years experience as a marriage and family therapist, I currently serve as a private practitioner working with a broad spectrum of clients in Huntsville, AL. I have experience working in residential treatment programs for addictions and...
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Mobile, Alabama

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Alabama

Hello and welcome to The Sunshine's Haven Counseling Center, LLC. My name is Afiya K. Hooker and I am an Associate Licensed Counselor for the state of Alabama. The clients I serve may be experiencing feelings of depression, anger, distress and...
Stephanie Lett
LICSW, PIP
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Birmingham, Alabama

Thank you for visiting Love Out Loud Counseling and Consulting Services, LLC. My name is Stephanie Lett. I have dedicated nearly a decade to serving others in order to improve society. My profession is much more than a tool for me to earn a...
Jennifer Johnson
LICSW-PIP, MSW
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Huntsville, Alabama

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Alabama

Jennifer’s approach to therapy is interactive, warm and accepting. She tailors each treatment to the patient’s individual needs and uses a combination of cognitive behavioral therapy, stress management, play therapy, inner child work, mood...
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Phenix City, Alabama

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Alabama

PTSD doesn't develop only in those people who have experienced combat. You need a counselor who is aware of the many facets and forms of trauma and how they shape the person you are and how you experience the symptoms of PTSD. Veterans often have...
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Alabama

Chari N. Herron is a mental health professional with 10 years of post-master’s experience working with adults and children in various settings. She attended Columbus State University in Columbus, GA where she received her Bachelor of Arts in...
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Alabama

I graduated from Auburn University with a doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology in 1998. Since earning my degree, I have lived in the Auburn area and have been in private practice. I am currently a co-owner of Auburn Psychology Group, LLC.
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Huntsville, Alabama

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Alabama

Struggling to stay happy in your marriage? I have been helping couples work through difficult issues for nearly 30 years. I will tell you what I think and give you the best effort possible to help you make positive changes in your marriage. I...
Sharmen Marshall
MA, LPC, ICADC, AADC, CCTP
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Tuscaloosa, Alabama

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Alabama

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...
April Calvin
LPC-Supervisor 1
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Birmingham, Alabama

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Alabama

My name is April Anderson Calvin, I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Alabama with over 20 years of experience in the helping field. I am a proud graduate of The Jacksonville State University with a Master of Science Degree in...
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Alabama

Mark Banaszek is an individual and group therapist at Integrative Health Services with 15 years of experience working with child, adolescents, individuals, and families. He has experience working with school systems and other agencies throughout...
Brooke Nelson Murphy
ALC, CCTP, AAMRT, CAMRT
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Madison, Alabama

I am a professional counselor at Vallis Mental Health offering individual, couples, family, and group counseling. I graduated from Athens State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and Chemistry, and I incorporate my knowledge of...
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Alexander City, Alabama

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Alabama

My name is Virginia Bradshaw Archer. But, please call me Ginny. I have been providing counseling services over 30 years. I received a Bachelors of Science Degree in Business Management from Auburn University in 1987. In 1990, I received a Masters in...
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Huntsville, Alabama

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Alabama

You’ve been to hell and back fighting for the life you want, but you’re also wondering why you attract people who mistreat and abuse you. Loneliness, rejection, low-self esteem and shame have taken their toll. So, you’re looking for a...
Choya Wise
LICSW-PIP
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Alabama

Choya Wise is a licensed clinical social worker with over 20 years’ experience in mental health. Over these years, he has thrived in helping clients believe in themselves and harness their capability to make life and relationships happen. Choya is...
Vanessa Goepel
LPC 172, LPC-S 7
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Tuscaloosa, Alabama

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Alabama

Counseling serves as a guide to assist with life's struggles and stressors. Whether new to counseling or having experienced a similar counseling relationship, my ideal client is motivated for change and ready to learn new approaches to thinking and...
Miles Hudson
LICSW-PIP
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Alabama

Miles Hudson is an individual and group therapist at Forge Wellness. He enjoys working with adults and adolescents who are looking for solutions to life's challenges. He works with clients facing a range of issues including, addiction, trauma,...
Leslie Herhold
LICSW, MSW
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Fairhope, Alabama

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Alabama, Louisiana

Leslie Theriot Herhold, MSW, LCSW, PMH-C graduated with a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Louisiana State University in 2006. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with nearly 15 years experience in working with women during the perinatal...
Reese Jefferson
LPC-S, NCC, MAC, BC-TMH
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Hunstville, Alabama

I love what I do! I have been in the mental health field for over 15 years. I have a Masters in Counseling Psychology and a Doctorate in Higher Education Leadership. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, and National Certified Counselor in private...
Cheryl Bray
LMHC, LPC-Supervisor 1
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Alabama, Florida

After 17 years in another career, I returned to school and obtained my Masters in Counseling Psychology from Mississippi College. My undergraduate degree in Psychology is from Huntingdon College in Montgomery, AL. I have completed Level I, II and...
Heather MacLeod
LICSW, CEAP, CCM
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Tuscaloosa, Alabama

I am experienced in working with adults and adolescents, and my areas of expertise include general mental health (such as stress management, depression, and anxiety), anger management, communication skills, work issues, management consultation,...
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Alabama

Specializing in helping adults with history of abuse/neglect in childhood, learn to love themselves and thrive. I meet treat each of my clients by addressing the individual pain-points they are currently experiencing. I use a combination of...
Kylie Howell
LPC 172
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Alabama

Kylie Howell is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Nationally Certified Counselor, and Registered Yoga Instructor who specializes in supporting clients with anxiety, stress management, grief and loss, depression, and self-esteem using a...
Katie Beaugez
MEd, ALC
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Alabama

Hi there! I’m Katie Beaugez—or Katie Bee, if that’s easier. I’m a licensed mental health counselor who provides therapy services for individuals and families. My philosophy as a counselor is that everyone should have access to good therapy,...

Mental Health Resources in Birmingham, Alabama

Birmingham is a busy Alabama city with a lot of history. It was formed in 1871 after three small farm towns merged and quickly became a hub spot for multiple business industries.

Now the most populous city in the state, 2017 estimates placed Birmingham’s population at 217,158 residents. Nearly three-quarters of the residents are African American while 22% are white. Their median age is a young 34 years old.

The population is falling. Between 2000 and 2010 Birmingham’s population plunged by more than 12%.

The city is considered to be a banking capital. However, over 40% of Birmingham minors live in poverty.

Violence in the city is relatively common. It has one of the highest crime rates in the U.S.

Birmingham Mental Health

15.8% of Birmingham’s over-25 population has a bachelor’s degree or higher. The average worker earns $27,317, which is less than the national average.

A significant amount of evidence shows that poverty is intricately related to mental health issues. Additionally, someone who doesn’t have a college degree is more likely to have employment struggles than someone who does.

The average Birmingham resident did not graduate from college. This makes it more difficult for them to find a high-paying job. If they become too stressed about money, depression or other mental health issues might be triggered.

Alabama’s depression and suicide rates are significantly higher than the national average. Many residents are low-income or reside in rural areas. They don’t have reliable access to mental health care.

Poverty, unemployment, and social isolation can lead to depression. However, the same cocktail of ingredients can also prevent someone from getting the care that they need. It’s hard to see a therapist if you can’t afford it. It can also be hard to muster up the motivation to go to the appointment.

According to data, Alabama has the least amount of mental health providers of any state in the country.

Health and Depression

Depression and obesity are intertwined. A recent study found that 36.3% of Alabama residents are obese. It’s one of the top five heaviest states.

Research has linked obesity to both depression and poverty. Birmingham residents are battling the perfect storm. There’s a high amount of poverty, obesity, and other possible stressors. There’s a risk that residents will develop depression or further health problems.

Mental Health Resources in Birmingham, Alabama

Alabama does not have an abundance of mental health providers. However, Birmingham city officials are trying to do something to make the city more livable.

In 2017, WalletHub ranked Birmingham as the 6th most stressed-out city in America. Their ranking was based on factors like the divorce rate, share of single parents, number of adults diagnosed with depression, etc.

According to WalletHub, Birmingham residents have more financial stress than anyone else in the country.

The city is attempting to clean up its image. It’s updating buildings in its urban center and trying to revitalize its surroundings. The government is also pumping money into post-secondary education.

Birmingham is home to multiple major colleges and universities. Three of the five law schools within the state are located within the city’s confines. The area also has prominent medicine, optometry, pharmacy, nursing, engineering, and dentistry schools.

The college system is a big draw for young people and families. The athletic games receive national attention. However, it’s not enough to save the city. Students come to Birmingham to complete their education but they leave when they get their degree.

More Needs to be Done

Cleaning up the city’s main urban areas is a great start but it won’t eradicate Birmingham’s mental health problems. Residents are dealing with too many stressors. The state needs to hire more providers. People can’t be treated unless they have access to professional healthcare services.

In September 2018, Alabama’s prison system faced a hearing over its failure to hire an adequate number of mental health providers to treat inmates. U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson said that the state’s behavior violated the constitutional ban on cruel and unusual punishments.