Birmingham, Alabama Therapists

Find a therapist in Birmingham, Alabama  that meets your needs. Browse our comprehensive list of affordable and licensed therapists in Birmingham to find a professional specializing in counseling people with stress, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, grief and more.

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Stephanie Lett
LICSW, PIP
In-Person Sessions:

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...
Miles Hudson
LICSW-PIP
Teletherapy for Clients In:

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,...
April Calvin
LPC-Supervisor 1
In-Person Sessions:

Birmingham, Alabama

Teletherapy for Clients In:

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...
Kylie Howell
LPC 172
Teletherapy for Clients In:

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...
Maggie Klyce
LICSW, PIP, CEDS
In-Person Sessions:

Hoover, Alabama

I am a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist and an EMDR therapist.  I serve as President on the Alabama Chapter of the International Association for Eating Disorder Professionals and am a national presenter on the topic of eating disorders and...
In-Person Sessions:

Hoover, Alabama

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Alabama, Georgia

A possess a doctorate degree in counseling psychology and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Alabama and Georgia as well as a life Coach with over 20 years of mental health experience working across the life span in various treatment...
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,...
Michelle Knight
LICSW-PIP
In-Person Sessions:

Hoover, Alabama

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Alabama

TELEHEALTH now provided!! Now accepting MEDICAID/MEDICARE!! Integrative Health Services, LLC focuses on treating the mind, body, and spirit. Everyone is not the same and therefore, treatment is tailored to fit the individual needs of each person....
Teletherapy for Clients In:

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...
Aisha Thorn
MA, LPC, NCC
In-Person Sessions:

Alabaster, Alabama

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Alabama

I believe that each person is the expert of their life. I also believe that at times we all need an objective person to listen and to help us find our center. I strive to meet each person where they are, no judgements, no preconceived ideas. I...
Paula Lett
MACMHC
In-Person Sessions:

Cropwell, Alabama

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Alabama

Paula Lett, MACMHC, LPC, MAC is a licensed professional counselor who provides general counseling services for individuals (adolescents and adults), couples and family. She also specializes in substance abuse treatment and holds a Master Addictions...
Heather MacLeod
LICSW, CEAP, CCM
In-Person Sessions:

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,...
Sharmen Marshall
MA, LPC, ICADC, AADC, CCTP
In-Person Sessions:

Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Teletherapy for Clients In:

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...
Vanessa Goepel
LPC 172, LPC-S 7
In-Person Sessions:

Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Teletherapy for Clients In:

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...

Guide to 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 together 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 crimes 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 rate 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 has 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 making an attempt 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 health care 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.

Use our Therapist Directory

Birmingham doesn’t have a surplus of therapists, but there are enough providers in the city for you to become overwhelmed if you’re seeking treatment.

Our therapist directory can help you sort providers by data that we have already collected. This helps decrease the chance that you’ll be unhappy with your treatment. The process will be easier if you feel comfortable with your therapist.