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Ashley Gilbert
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, MFT, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Birmingham, AL 35209
Telling your story takes tremendous courage. In my work I am constantly humbled and honored to receive those stories. As a therapist I work from the premise that people are deeply complex and multilayered beings. Our past, our present, and expectations of our future dictate how we navigate life's inevitable challenges. Because our lives are a constant state of transition, we have the opportunity to learn from the past and navigate our present through awareness and understanding of ourselves, and others. I feel it a great honor to support people in their transitions, and foster their awareness and growth.
Telling your story takes tremendous courage. In my work I am constantly humbled and honored to receive those stories. As a therapist I work from the premise that people are deeply complex and multilayered beings. Our past, our present, and expectations of our future dictate how we navigate life's inevitable challenges. Because our lives are a constant state of transition, we have the opportunity to learn from the past and navigate our present through awareness and understanding of ourselves, and others. I feel it a great honor to support people in their transitions, and foster their awareness and growth.
(205) 419-0039 View (205) 419-0039
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Jerrold L. Langford
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, ADC, ICADC
Verified Verified
Birmingham, AL 35209
Courage is one step ahead of fear; therefore, it is in our hard times, when the HERO within us is revealed. Stress, anxiety, relationships, and other life challenges can send us into a whirlwind of instability. Also, some people are seeking refuge from the shame and guilt of addiction, unresolved childhood issues, and/or trauma. Allworld Counseling & Consulting, LLC provides a safe, private, and non-judgmental environment to help people restore belief and rebuild self-determination in order to find their inner Hero to help them transform their lives. We believe that you are so much more that what you are going through.
Courage is one step ahead of fear; therefore, it is in our hard times, when the HERO within us is revealed. Stress, anxiety, relationships, and other life challenges can send us into a whirlwind of instability. Also, some people are seeking refuge from the shame and guilt of addiction, unresolved childhood issues, and/or trauma. Allworld Counseling & Consulting, LLC provides a safe, private, and non-judgmental environment to help people restore belief and rebuild self-determination in order to find their inner Hero to help them transform their lives. We believe that you are so much more that what you are going through.
(205) 583-0237 View (205) 583-0237
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Paige M. Reynolds
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Birmingham, AL 35209
Not accepting new clients
My ideal client is someone who is looking for support with taking the next step in their lives. They are looking for someone to help provide them the tools to take that step and support them in accomplishing their goals.
My ideal client is someone who is looking for support with taking the next step in their lives. They are looking for someone to help provide them the tools to take that step and support them in accomplishing their goals.
(205) 238-7167 View (205) 238-7167
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Rev. Dr. Tommie Watkins Jr
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LMSW, MDiv
Verified Verified
Birmingham, AL 35209
My ideal client is one that perhaps is dealing with feelings of fear, anger, envy, uncertainty, depression, perhaps amplified by strong religious convictions and spiritual uncertainty. They are particularly uncomfortable with being vulnerable often negligent in discussing feelings and issues of religion and spirituality, but will allow a few conversations to explore what their particular and specific issues and beliefs may be, including past traumas and sexual abuse issues. This client would be open to exploring their spirituality (not religion) as a means of developing and improving coping skills and spiritual strategies.
My ideal client is one that perhaps is dealing with feelings of fear, anger, envy, uncertainty, depression, perhaps amplified by strong religious convictions and spiritual uncertainty. They are particularly uncomfortable with being vulnerable often negligent in discussing feelings and issues of religion and spirituality, but will allow a few conversations to explore what their particular and specific issues and beliefs may be, including past traumas and sexual abuse issues. This client would be open to exploring their spirituality (not religion) as a means of developing and improving coping skills and spiritual strategies.
(205) 772-8080 View (205) 772-8080
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Keeyana Gaynell McLish
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Birmingham, AL 35209
Life can be full of challenges and difficult experiences. Sometimes those challenges whether a life change, relationship issue, or taking on a new role can be overwhelming. My role as a counselor is to provide my clients with a safe space to express themselves and provide support that will assist them in utilizing their strengths to overcome their challenges. I am grateful that you are seeking counseling and look forward to working with you!
Life can be full of challenges and difficult experiences. Sometimes those challenges whether a life change, relationship issue, or taking on a new role can be overwhelming. My role as a counselor is to provide my clients with a safe space to express themselves and provide support that will assist them in utilizing their strengths to overcome their challenges. I am grateful that you are seeking counseling and look forward to working with you!
(205) 927-2950 View (205) 927-2950
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Erica Smith
Counselor, MDiv, MA, ALC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Birmingham, AL 35209
I believe that as individuals make sense of their story they begin creating the life they were designed for. I work with adults who want to heal from issues related to trauma, depression, anxiety, domestic/ interpersonal violence, relational issues, grief, childhood neglect/ abuse, religious trauma, spiritual abuse, feeling stuck or sensing that something is just “not right."
I believe that as individuals make sense of their story they begin creating the life they were designed for. I work with adults who want to heal from issues related to trauma, depression, anxiety, domestic/ interpersonal violence, relational issues, grief, childhood neglect/ abuse, religious trauma, spiritual abuse, feeling stuck or sensing that something is just “not right."
(205) 839-9341 View (205) 839-9341
Laili R Markert
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Homewood, AL 35209
Dr. Markert is a licensed clinical psychologist, with a B.A. from Emory University, Masters degrees from the University of Michigan and the University of Toledo, and a PhD from the University of Toledo. She did her internship at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Medical School. She provides assessment of mood disorders, ADHD, and cognitive problems related to school performance. Her training is in Cognitive-Behavioral and Dialectical Behavior Therapies. Dr. Markert works in therapy with adolescents and adults with a wide variety of psychological problems including: Anxiety, Depression, ADHD, PTSD, Bipolar Disorder, Adjustment Disorder, and Post-partum anxiety and depression.
Dr. Markert is a licensed clinical psychologist, with a B.A. from Emory University, Masters degrees from the University of Michigan and the University of Toledo, and a PhD from the University of Toledo. She did her internship at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Medical School. She provides assessment of mood disorders, ADHD, and cognitive problems related to school performance. Her training is in Cognitive-Behavioral and Dialectical Behavior Therapies. Dr. Markert works in therapy with adolescents and adults with a wide variety of psychological problems including: Anxiety, Depression, ADHD, PTSD, Bipolar Disorder, Adjustment Disorder, and Post-partum anxiety and depression.
(205) 877-3558 View (205) 877-3558
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Shannon S Crenshaw
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC-S
Verified Verified
Birmingham, AL 35209
As a therapist I like to meet my clients where they are. I work with each client to develop a plan based on proven therapeutic methods. I provide mental health treatment to teens, indiviuals and families who are experiencing difficulties in their lives. Welcome to the no judgment zone.
As a therapist I like to meet my clients where they are. I work with each client to develop a plan based on proven therapeutic methods. I provide mental health treatment to teens, indiviuals and families who are experiencing difficulties in their lives. Welcome to the no judgment zone.
(205) 583-0367 View (205) 583-0367
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Ebonee Sanders
Counselor, MS, ALC
Verified Verified
Birmingham, AL 35209
I am a passionate advocate for children, adolescents, and teens dealing with mental health challenges. It appears that mental health issues are becoming more prevalent in our community. Individuals need to have a trustworthy resource for addressing concerns such as anxiety, depression, ADHD, Bipolar disorder, emotional regulation, substance use disorders, and behavioral challenges. If your child struggles to manage their emotions or demonstrates behavioral issues, I urge you to contact me promptly.
I am a passionate advocate for children, adolescents, and teens dealing with mental health challenges. It appears that mental health issues are becoming more prevalent in our community. Individuals need to have a trustworthy resource for addressing concerns such as anxiety, depression, ADHD, Bipolar disorder, emotional regulation, substance use disorders, and behavioral challenges. If your child struggles to manage their emotions or demonstrates behavioral issues, I urge you to contact me promptly.
(659) 200-5914 View (659) 200-5914
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Joí Iman Gresham
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW-S
Verified Verified
Birmingham, AL 35209
REVIVE 3•23 is a holistic mental wellness practice addressing women’s issues across her lifespan. We serve women as they experience life transitions, including pregnancy and the postpartum period. We journey with you through life changing transitions, creating realistic solutions to help you cope and conquer stressors related to adjustment to motherhood, work-life balance, and/or identity and more.
REVIVE 3•23 is a holistic mental wellness practice addressing women’s issues across her lifespan. We serve women as they experience life transitions, including pregnancy and the postpartum period. We journey with you through life changing transitions, creating realistic solutions to help you cope and conquer stressors related to adjustment to motherhood, work-life balance, and/or identity and more.
(205) 984-4033 View (205) 984-4033
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Bass Assertive Solutions & Support, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW, PIP
Verified Verified
Homewood, AL 35209
As a mental health therapist, I provide a safe and pleasant environment for you to share your life's challenges. I believe in helping you realize your strengths and abilities to overcome these challenges. I assist you with processing and working through your troubles as well as equipping you with the knowledge and tools to combat your obstacles. Working together we will make positive changes in your life. Some of the areas I address are: depression; anxiety; physical, sexual, and emotional abuse; anger management; couple's counseling; sex therapy & concerns; PTSD; and ADHD. Telemental health therapy services are also available.
As a mental health therapist, I provide a safe and pleasant environment for you to share your life's challenges. I believe in helping you realize your strengths and abilities to overcome these challenges. I assist you with processing and working through your troubles as well as equipping you with the knowledge and tools to combat your obstacles. Working together we will make positive changes in your life. Some of the areas I address are: depression; anxiety; physical, sexual, and emotional abuse; anger management; couple's counseling; sex therapy & concerns; PTSD; and ADHD. Telemental health therapy services are also available.
(205) 703-2877 View (205) 703-2877
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Jennifer Maddox
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Birmingham, AL 35209  (Online Only)
My ideal client seeks self-exploration & understanding, facing issues like anxiety, depression, or relationship difficulties. They need a supportive space for personal growth, aiming to gain insight, develop coping strategies, improve communication, & foster healthy relationships. They aspire to enhance mental well-being, achieve a better life quality, & unlock their full potential.
My ideal client seeks self-exploration & understanding, facing issues like anxiety, depression, or relationship difficulties. They need a supportive space for personal growth, aiming to gain insight, develop coping strategies, improve communication, & foster healthy relationships. They aspire to enhance mental well-being, achieve a better life quality, & unlock their full potential.
(205) 898-5269 View (205) 898-5269
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Iman Healing Journey
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Birmingham, AL 35209
Do you struggle with developing a deeper connection with others or self, due to anxiety, depression, or trauma? Are you tired of being the strong friend and wish to learn how to develop stronger and more effective boundaries? I specialize in helping others have a better sense of connection with self, process traumas, mom guilt, and more. You do not have to do this alone. Not only do I provide a safe space, but also an authentic approach that intertwines theories and skills that are evidenced based and appropriate for meeting self and life goals.
Do you struggle with developing a deeper connection with others or self, due to anxiety, depression, or trauma? Are you tired of being the strong friend and wish to learn how to develop stronger and more effective boundaries? I specialize in helping others have a better sense of connection with self, process traumas, mom guilt, and more. You do not have to do this alone. Not only do I provide a safe space, but also an authentic approach that intertwines theories and skills that are evidenced based and appropriate for meeting self and life goals.
(205) 827-6023 View (205) 827-6023
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Johnece Smith
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdS, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Birmingham, AL 35209
Is it hard to share your thoughts and feelings with others? Are you feeling unheard? Feeling overwhelmed with depression, anxiety, life stressors, and fear? Embarking on the journey of therapy is taking the courageous first step towards healing and holistic health. Remember, you don't have to walk this path alone. Together, let's forge a new path towards well-being, one step at a time.
Is it hard to share your thoughts and feelings with others? Are you feeling unheard? Feeling overwhelmed with depression, anxiety, life stressors, and fear? Embarking on the journey of therapy is taking the courageous first step towards healing and holistic health. Remember, you don't have to walk this path alone. Together, let's forge a new path towards well-being, one step at a time.
(205) 498-9577 View (205) 498-9577
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Monique Johnson
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdS, LPC-S, RPT-S, CCBT, TF-CBT
Verified Verified
Birmingham, AL 35209
Ms. Johnson is committed to supporting individuals and families through a comprehensive approach. She strongly believes that, with the appropriate resources, everyone can achieve their fullest potential and is dedicated to ensuring they receive the utmost quality of service to make that possible. Her focus is on promoting the well-being of individuals, families, and the broader community by providing education, intervention, effective treatment, and prevention.
Ms. Johnson is committed to supporting individuals and families through a comprehensive approach. She strongly believes that, with the appropriate resources, everyone can achieve their fullest potential and is dedicated to ensuring they receive the utmost quality of service to make that possible. Her focus is on promoting the well-being of individuals, families, and the broader community by providing education, intervention, effective treatment, and prevention.
(205) 379-6240 x205 View (205) 379-6240 x205
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Kelly Duke
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, PIP
Verified Verified
Birmingham, AL 35209  (Online Only)
I approach people without judgement in an effort to help them reach their goals. With over a decade of experience working with diverse populations, I specialize in LGBTQ+, blended and non-traditional family structures. I enjoy working with adolescents, as well as adults using individualized treatments to support, affirm, and empower each individual, couple, and family I get the privilege of working with.
I approach people without judgement in an effort to help them reach their goals. With over a decade of experience working with diverse populations, I specialize in LGBTQ+, blended and non-traditional family structures. I enjoy working with adolescents, as well as adults using individualized treatments to support, affirm, and empower each individual, couple, and family I get the privilege of working with.
(205) 881-5117 View (205) 881-5117
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LaTonya Melton
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC-S, RPT-S, NCC, JSOCC
Verified Verified
Birmingham, AL 35209
Dr. Melton has almost two decades of experience working with children, adolescents and families. She utilizes a cognitive behavioral and person-centered approach coupled with her personal philosophy, 'touch one to reach one.' She is a Juvenile Sex Offender Certified Counselor, Registered Play Therapist Supervisor and Certified AutPlay Therapy Provider
Dr. Melton has almost two decades of experience working with children, adolescents and families. She utilizes a cognitive behavioral and person-centered approach coupled with her personal philosophy, 'touch one to reach one.' She is a Juvenile Sex Offender Certified Counselor, Registered Play Therapist Supervisor and Certified AutPlay Therapy Provider
(205) 619-6469 View (205) 619-6469
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Jessica Davis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, PIP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Birmingham, AL 35209
Have you been overwhelmed with anxiety, depression, fear, life stressors, or life transitions? Are you looking for someone to support you and help you navigate these issues to find answers and solutions? Therapy is a team sport and I want you to win! I have experience working with adults and adolescents from various backgrounds and experiencing different issues such as depression, anxiety, relationship issues, work/life balance, and stress management. I enjoy seeing people make positive and meaningful changes.
Have you been overwhelmed with anxiety, depression, fear, life stressors, or life transitions? Are you looking for someone to support you and help you navigate these issues to find answers and solutions? Therapy is a team sport and I want you to win! I have experience working with adults and adolescents from various backgrounds and experiencing different issues such as depression, anxiety, relationship issues, work/life balance, and stress management. I enjoy seeing people make positive and meaningful changes.
(205) 549-3892 View (205) 549-3892
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Jacqueline Dillon DeMarco
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Homewood, AL 35209
Hello and thank you for your interest in my practice. I am a licensed psychologist offering individual and couple therapy to adults. It can be difficult to choose a therapist who is right for you and to begin therapy. My intent is to create a supportive therapeutic environment to help you reach your therapeutic goals. Therapeutic interventions and techniques are tailored to the client's needs and personality, and treatments used are those supported by research as being effective interventions for your presenting problem.
Hello and thank you for your interest in my practice. I am a licensed psychologist offering individual and couple therapy to adults. It can be difficult to choose a therapist who is right for you and to begin therapy. My intent is to create a supportive therapeutic environment to help you reach your therapeutic goals. Therapeutic interventions and techniques are tailored to the client's needs and personality, and treatments used are those supported by research as being effective interventions for your presenting problem.
(205) 718-5433 View (205) 718-5433
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Nneka L. Hartfield
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CST, CPC
Verified Verified
Homewood, AL 35209
Nneka Hartfield is a licensed therapist, certified sex therapist and certified life coach that believes change is possible when an individual/couple has the right tools to lead them towards success. When working with clients, she takes a holistic approach to counseling, in order to encourage the client to create their own change. With this, she strives to help clients to utilize their life experiences to break down barriers and build the life they want one brick at a time.
Nneka Hartfield is a licensed therapist, certified sex therapist and certified life coach that believes change is possible when an individual/couple has the right tools to lead them towards success. When working with clients, she takes a holistic approach to counseling, in order to encourage the client to create their own change. With this, she strives to help clients to utilize their life experiences to break down barriers and build the life they want one brick at a time.
(205) 236-5540 View (205) 236-5540

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 35209

200+

Average cost per session

$140

Therapists in 35209 who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
88% Depression
78% Relationship Issues
78% Self Esteem
75% Coping Skills
71% Stress
65% Grief

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

94% BlueCross and BlueShield
53% New Directions | Lucet
44% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in 35209 see their clients

81% In Person and Online
19% Online Only

Gender breakdown

81% Female
18% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 35209?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

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Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.