Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Dothan, Alabama

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


Lois Lambert

MA,LPC
25 years experience
Today you are one step closer to a new you where you feel empowered and on a positive path to growth and well-being! Hello, and welcome to my profile. Following is a bit of information regarding my qualifications, credentials, experience, and approach to therapy to help you with the process of choosing a professional therapist. My name is Lois Lambert. I earned my bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama. I attended graduate school... Read More
Today you are one step closer to a new you where you feel empowered and on a positive path to growth and well-being! Hello, and welcome to my profile. Following is a bit of information regarding my qualifications, credentials, experience, and... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:25 years

Nancy Boyett

LICSW
27 years experience
Welcome! My name is Nancy Elizabeth "Beth" Boyett, LICSW, and I have been helping people for over 27 years, in a variety of settings to find their safe places and achieve their goals. I have a private practice in Fairhope, Alabama, and have lived abroad and in rural and metropolitan areas in the United States. I have respect for all cultures that promote peace and equality for women, men, and non-binary individuals. I... Read More
Welcome! My name is Nancy Elizabeth "Beth" Boyett, LICSW, and I have been helping people for over 27 years, in a variety of settings to find their safe places and achieve their goals. I have a private practice... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:27 years

Walter Bowers

LPC
20 years experience
My name is Walter Bowers and I am a licensed professional counselor or LPC for short. I have been licensed for more than 20 years and have more than 25 years of counseling experience. I have helped many clients make positive choices regarding problems that they have presented in counseling sessions with me. The approach that I use is rational choice and is based on Robert Glasser's Choice Theory. I teach clients how to apply... Read More
My name is Walter Bowers and I am a licensed professional counselor or LPC for short. I have been licensed for more than 20 years and have more than 25 years of counseling experience. I have helped many clients make... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:20 years

Jennifer Terry

CRC,LPC
4 years experience
Welcome! My name is Jennifer and I am a licensed professional counselor and certified rehabilitation counselor. Eight years in the mental health field has exposed me to many wonderful people in a variety of settings. My professional experience began in residential group homes and then out-patient care. I have most experience working with people who have anxiety, depression, complex trauma, schizophrenia, and intellectual disabilities. For the past nine years, I have volunteered as a mentor... Read More
Welcome! My name is Jennifer and I am a licensed professional counselor and certified rehabilitation counselor. Eight years in the mental health field has exposed me to many wonderful people in a variety of settings. My professional experience began in... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:4 years

Dr. Denise Cleveland

EdD,LICSW,PIP
10 years experience
I am Dr. Cleveland. I am licensed in Alabama with over 10 years of experience in mental health working as a licensed independent clinical social worker (LICSW) in private independent practice (PIP) . I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, divorce and post-divorce issues, parenting problems, career challenges, OCD, anger management, grief and bereavement, caregiving and ADHD. I also helped many people who... Read More
I am Dr. Cleveland. I am licensed in Alabama with over 10 years of experience in mental health working as a licensed independent clinical social worker (LICSW) in private independent practice (PIP) . I have worked with... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:10 years

Shamari Grayson

LICSW-PIP
4 years experience
Hello! I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker with six years of experience in the field. I attended undergraduate at the University of Southern Mississippi where I gained experience working with at risk youth while pursuing my degree in social work. I received my graduate degree in social work from the University of Alabama with a focus in children, adolescents, and their families. I have spent the past three years providing mental health counseling... Read More
Hello! I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker with six years of experience in the field. I attended undergraduate at the University of Southern Mississippi where I gained experience working with at risk youth while pursuing my degree in... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:4 years

Ariela Aaron

MA,Ed.S,LPC-S
3 years experience
Hello : My name is Ariela. I completed a Bachelor of Science from Southern University A&M with an emphasis in psychology and a minor in French in 1997. In 2003, I completed a Master's degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from The University of Alabama. Then, in 2005 I completed an Education Specialist Degree in Counselor Education with a specialty of family marriage and community counseling from The University of Alabama as well. ... Read More
Hello : My name is Ariela. I completed a Bachelor of Science from Southern University A&M with an emphasis in psychology and a minor in French in 1997. In 2003, I completed a Master's degree in Rehabilitation... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:3 years

An Overview of Mental Health in Dothan, Alabama

Dothan, Alabama, is located 20 miles west of Georgia and 16 miles north of Florida. With a population of 68,202, it’s known for its family-friendly atmosphere, National Peanut Festival, Dothan Area Botanical Gardens and Forever Wild Trails. In under two hours, residents can be at the beaches of the Gulf of Mexico.

The city’s largest employers include two area hospitals, the public school system and the city. It is a relatively affordable place to live as compared to other parts of the US, and the city has seen nice development in recent years with more restaurants and shops opening up.

Mental Health in Dothan

Dothan can be a pleasant place to live with mild winters and access to the amenities of a bigger city while retaining the charm of a small Southern town. There are some unique circumstances in the city that may lead residents to seek mental health services.

    • Crime: Dothan has a high crime rate for a city its size. The majority of the crimes are property crimes – with one of the highest rates of vehicle theft in the US – although violent crime rates are also high. These less-safe conditions can lead to fear, anxiety and other mental health challenges that deserve attention.
    • Poverty: The poverty rate in Dothan is 19.7% which is higher than the state and national levels. People living in poverty aren’t likely to get the health care services they need.

 

  • Disability: 12.0% of residents live with a disability. Managing chronic conditions can be difficult for the person who is disabled as well as their caregivers.
  • Obesity: 33.3% of the population is considered to be obese. Being significantly overweight can lead to difficult physical and mental health challenges.
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases: The rates of individuals living with STDs in Houston County is significantly higher than state and national levels. Coping with these illnesses may require mental health services as well as physical care.
  • Substance Abuse: The opioid crisis in the US is widespread. Alabama residents have one of the highest rates of opioid prescriptions in the country. While there are legitimate medical reasons for taking these medications, they can be addictive. Anyone struggling with addiction may want to seek mental health help as well.

 

The Challenge of Finding a Suitable Therapist in Dothan

Per nationwide rankings, there’s a shortage of mental health professionals in Alabama. The state has a high level of individuals with mental illness and low access to insurance and treatment. Alabama has one mental health professional per 1,260 people, ranking it 48th in the country.  

Within Dothan, some individuals may face financial obstacles to obtaining care. Residents who live in poverty or who do not have health insurance are at high risk of not receiving the treatment they need. In these situations, health care, especially mental health care, tends to fall low on the list of priorities.

There are some more affordable options to care than traditional face-to-face sessions with a therapist. Online, voice, video and text messaging services can be less expensive (since the therapist doesn’t have to pay for expensive office space). Some community centers or non-profit groups also provide free support groups and crisis help lines. Other community-focused organizations may offer financial assistance to those whose incomes are below a certain level.

Mental Health Resources in Dothan

Statewide rankings can often overlook the resources that are available. In Dothan, several licensed professional counselors, certified alcohol and drug counselors, psychologists and licensed independent social workers work with residents for a range of life’s challenges. These professionals have experience helping people through addictions, relationship issues, self-esteem difficulties, career challenges, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, grief and loss, eating disorders, anger management, bipolar, depression and more.

When a therapist first starts working with a patient, he or she will take the time to understand that patient’s background and challenges. Together they will develop a treatment plan that can draw on a variety of disciplines such as cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, mindfulness-based methods and solution-focused therapy.

Find a Therapist in Dothan

For individuals looking for a therapist in the Dothan area, E-Counseling’s online directory contains a list of qualified care providers. These counselors have extensive experience providing non-judgmental, compassionate and confidential care to those seeking support with mental health challenges.