Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Hoover, Alabama

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


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

Dr. Tina Marie Glover

LPC,CRC,CADC
20 years experience
Hello my name is Dr. Glover; I’m originally form San Diego, California. I received my doctorate degree from Oregon State University in Counseling with a specialty in Counselor Education & Supervision. I’m a repeat Alumni of Portland State University receiving a Masters of Science in Counseling with an emphasis on Rehabilitation and Community Counseling and a Bachelor's of Science in Sociology and Psychology. I’m an Nationally Certified Rehabilitation Counselor, a Nationally... Read More
Hello my name is Dr. Glover; I’m originally form San Diego, California. I received my doctorate degree from Oregon State University in Counseling with a specialty in Counselor Education & Supervision. I’m a repeat Alumni of Portland State... 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

Mary Crawford

MA,LPCS
10 years experience
I am a clinical mental health counselor licensed in Alabama with over 10 years of experience working as a individual and group therapist. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, mental health diagnoses and addictions. I also helped many people who have experienced physical and emotional trauma and abuse. My counseling style is warm and compassionate. I believe in everyone having the potential... Read More
I am a clinical mental health counselor licensed in Alabama with over 10 years of experience working as a individual and group therapist. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting... 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

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

An Overview of Mental Health in Hoover, Alabama

With 84,100 residents, Hoover, Alabama, is the 405th largest city in the United States. Located in Jefferson County, Hoover has a population density of 1,786 residents per square mile, which is 1,871 percent higher than the national population density average.

Hoover’s vast population is surprisingly diverse. Though 88 percent of the population are English speaking, nine percent of Hoover residents are foreign born, five percent speak Spanish and 34 percent were born outside of the state. 70.2 percent of Hoover residents are white, 17.1 percent are black, nearly six percent are Hispanic and approximately five percent are Asian.

In addition to being diverse, Hoover also happens to be a fairly flourishing city. The median household income is $78,056, which is significantly higher than the U.S. average of $55,322. The homeownership rate in the city is 68.1 percent, which is slightly higher than the national average of 64.3 percent. The median property value is $268,100 and the average household owns two vehicles. Hoover’s poverty rate is 6.08 percent, which is significantly lower than the national poverty rate.

All in all, the numbers for Hoover look good. However, demographics don’t always paint a complete or fair picture of a place. Beneath Hoover’s shiny exterior, it too faces the same challenges that many cities and small towns across the U.S. experience, one of which is mental health.

Mental Health Concerns in Alabama

Of Alabama’s nearly 4.8 million residents, approximately 4.1 percent of adults live with serious mental illness such as bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and severe depression. Of those adults living with a diagnosed mental disorder, only 43.5 percent receive any form of treatment. In terms of accessibility of mental health services, Alabama ranks number 46 out of all 50 states and Washington D.C., with number 50 being the worst.

Opioid use is relatively low in Alabama compared to other states. However, the opioid overdose death rate of 7.5 per 100,000 individuals is still higher than the national rate of 6.2 for men and 4.3 for women. Outside of opioid abuse, substance abuse ranks as the second biggest health concern for Alabamians.

Suicide is another major concern for the state. Every state but one (Nevada) has seen a sharp increase in the number of suicides between 1999 and 2016. Alabama’s suicide rate grew by 21.9 percent in that 17-year span. In many counties throughout the state, suicide rates increased by more than 30 percent in individuals 10 years and older.

Mental Illness Risk Factors in Hoover

If Hoover’s median household income is significantly higher than the national rate, and its poverty rate is relatively lower, then poverty—which is usually the greatest risk factor for mental illness—can be ruled out as a major contributing factor to the area’s mental health concern. However, that doesn’t mean that the area is without risk factors. Some plausible reasons for Hoover’s high mental illness rates are as follows:

  • Weather: Because it is located in the heart of Tornado Alley, Hoover and its residents are no stranger to the loss and devastation that severe storms can bring. The destruction and death caused by tornados can cause depression and financial distress, while the anticipation of a tornado may cause anxiety.
  • High Population Density: Studies show that risk factors for major mental illnesses such as anxiety disorders, mood disorders and psychotic disorders are higher in cities and areas with high population density.
  • Veterans: A large percentage of Military veterans call Hoover home. Hoover has a greater share of WWII, Korean War and post-2000 Gulf War vets than the United States as a whole. It also has a large share of Vietnam vets. Military veterans are known to exhibit several mental health concerns including PTSD, depression, anxiety, aggression and others.
  • Minorites: Hoover’s minority population is fairly large, accounting for nearly 30 percent of all residents. Poverty levels are typically highest amongst minority populations.
  • Risky Behaviors: 1 percent of Jefferson County residents drink excessively, and 19.4 percent smoke regularly. Both these behaviors lead to depression, anxiety, obesity, cancer and other long-term health concerns.

The Mental Health Crisis in Alabama

As mentioned in an earlier section, Alabama ranks as one of the top five worst states for mental health care. The community mental health centers that do still exist are starved for funding and the state has refused to extend Expanded Medicaid to those in need. Additionally, Alabama has closed more hospital beds for emotionally unwell individuals, leaving them and their families in crisis.

Fortunately, there’s E-Counseling. The site’s easy to use directory is designed to match unwell individuals with a therapist who fits their needs and who can help them reach their goals. If you are in need of mental health counseling, refer to the directory today.