Hoover, Alabama Therapists

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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...
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,...
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...
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:

Alexander City, Alabama

Teletherapy for Clients In:

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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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,...
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,...
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...

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.