Therapists in Birmingham, AL

Photo of Alison Creighton Johnson, Counselor in Birmingham, AL
Alison Creighton Johnson
Counselor, M Ed, ALC
Verified Verified
Birmingham, AL 35223
Whether you are experiencing anxiety, depression, loss, questions of purpose, life transitions or familial and relational concerns, know that I will meet you where you are today. As a counselor, I work to create a safe space for you, explore the mysteries of life, heal and grow into becoming who you were created to be. I value integrating emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual exploration in the counseling process creatively. You are here for a reason and you are here for a purpose. It is worth navigating what an abundant life could look like.
Whether you are experiencing anxiety, depression, loss, questions of purpose, life transitions or familial and relational concerns, know that I will meet you where you are today. As a counselor, I work to create a safe space for you, explore the mysteries of life, heal and grow into becoming who you were created to be. I value integrating emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual exploration in the counseling process creatively. You are here for a reason and you are here for a purpose. It is worth navigating what an abundant life could look like.
(205) 927-6407 View (205) 927-6407
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Caroline Baker
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC
Verified Verified
Birmingham, AL 35209  (Online Only)
My ideal client is one who is ready to talk about their difficulties and problems and accept therapeutic relationship building, unconditional positive regard, feedback and reframing. I enjoy working with clients across the life continuum starting at age 4.
My ideal client is one who is ready to talk about their difficulties and problems and accept therapeutic relationship building, unconditional positive regard, feedback and reframing. I enjoy working with clients across the life continuum starting at age 4.
(205) 519-3873 View (205) 519-3873
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Represent Wellness, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Birmingham, AL 35203  (Online Only)
Are you struggling with finding a sense of peace or balance in your everyday life? Are you finding that life is difficult to cope with right now with all of the demands that you have placed in your lap? Do you feel unheard, unseen, and just wish you had a place to sort through everything you have swimming around in your mind right now? Well, Represent Wellness is here to help.
Are you struggling with finding a sense of peace or balance in your everyday life? Are you finding that life is difficult to cope with right now with all of the demands that you have placed in your lap? Do you feel unheard, unseen, and just wish you had a place to sort through everything you have swimming around in your mind right now? Well, Represent Wellness is here to help.
(205) 273-0182 View (205) 273-0182
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Benjamin Stillwell
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Birmingham, AL 35243
Feeling stuck? Overwhelmed? Struggling to cope? It is my goal to help individuals and couples find stability and consistency. I specialize in Men's Issues, Anxiety, LGBT+, and Couples looking for a nonjudgemental perspective.
Feeling stuck? Overwhelmed? Struggling to cope? It is my goal to help individuals and couples find stability and consistency. I specialize in Men's Issues, Anxiety, LGBT+, and Couples looking for a nonjudgemental perspective.
(205) 203-9111 View (205) 203-9111
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Becca Shaw
Counselor, MA
Verified Verified
Birmingham, AL 35223
Do you feel lost and alone? Are you overwhelmed by anxiety or bitterness? Or is there a traumatic memory you can't seem to move past? You don't have do figure things out on your own. I offer both individual and couples counseling, with an emphasis on relationships and trauma. If you're struggling with relational wounds, grief related to a loss, or medically complicated situations, I would be honored to help you navigate a way forward. The only requirement is that you're willing to be curious and compassionate towards your story with me.
Do you feel lost and alone? Are you overwhelmed by anxiety or bitterness? Or is there a traumatic memory you can't seem to move past? You don't have do figure things out on your own. I offer both individual and couples counseling, with an emphasis on relationships and trauma. If you're struggling with relational wounds, grief related to a loss, or medically complicated situations, I would be honored to help you navigate a way forward. The only requirement is that you're willing to be curious and compassionate towards your story with me.
(205) 984-3656 View (205) 984-3656
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Ashley Carden
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Birmingham, AL 35242
Hi! I'm so glad you are here. I specialize in treating children, adolescents, and individuals who have experienced trauma (sexual abuse, physical abuse, maltreatment and neglect), anxiety, stress, trauma-related struggles, and attachment disturbances. Life can be challenging - especially when you feel stuck and joy seems lost. Experiencing challenging life events does not mean settling for unhappy circumstances. Together, we can work on creating positive meaning out of the most painful parts of your story, so that you can continue to move forward in the healing process and get to the place where you want to be.
Hi! I'm so glad you are here. I specialize in treating children, adolescents, and individuals who have experienced trauma (sexual abuse, physical abuse, maltreatment and neglect), anxiety, stress, trauma-related struggles, and attachment disturbances. Life can be challenging - especially when you feel stuck and joy seems lost. Experiencing challenging life events does not mean settling for unhappy circumstances. Together, we can work on creating positive meaning out of the most painful parts of your story, so that you can continue to move forward in the healing process and get to the place where you want to be.
(205) 272-6386 View (205) 272-6386
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Whitney Jefferson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Birmingham, AL 35209  (Online Only)
Hello! Are you new mom and overwhelmed? Are you a college student or new graduate anxious about the future? Do you simply just need someone to be a helpful sound board as you sort through your feelings about life and relationships? Let’s talk! I am a dedicated therapist committed to supporting adults navigate the complexities of relationships.
Hello! Are you new mom and overwhelmed? Are you a college student or new graduate anxious about the future? Do you simply just need someone to be a helpful sound board as you sort through your feelings about life and relationships? Let’s talk! I am a dedicated therapist committed to supporting adults navigate the complexities of relationships.
(659) 222-5776 View (659) 222-5776
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Garrett Bass
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Birmingham, AL 35205
Not accepting new clients
Do you struggle with disordered eating or poor body image, addictive or impulsive behaviors, or distressing thoughts or emotions? Are you dealing with feelings of guilt, shame, or hurt that are interfering with your own health and wellbeing? Do you feel like there are significant barriers that are standing in the way of truly knowing and being yourself? It can be overwhelming to find yourself trapped in unhelpful or isolating patterns with no idea of how to make a change. If this sounds familiar, I would encourage you to reach out and schedule a therapy appointment today.
Do you struggle with disordered eating or poor body image, addictive or impulsive behaviors, or distressing thoughts or emotions? Are you dealing with feelings of guilt, shame, or hurt that are interfering with your own health and wellbeing? Do you feel like there are significant barriers that are standing in the way of truly knowing and being yourself? It can be overwhelming to find yourself trapped in unhelpful or isolating patterns with no idea of how to make a change. If this sounds familiar, I would encourage you to reach out and schedule a therapy appointment today.
(205) 440-2658 View (205) 440-2658
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Joanna Ware Counseling, LLC
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Birmingham, AL 35223
I believe that from the day we are born, to the day we die, we come to know ourselves in and through our most intimate relationships. Hopefully these relationships are life giving, whether they are with our parents, our siblings or our significant partners. However, when we have to struggle to find support and comfort from our loved ones, life can become frustrating and hopeless. As a Marriage and Family Therapist, a Licensed Professional Counselor, and a Certified PBSP Certified Therapist, I am trained to offer my clients the most comprehensive counseling practice available to help them improve their most intimate relationships.
I believe that from the day we are born, to the day we die, we come to know ourselves in and through our most intimate relationships. Hopefully these relationships are life giving, whether they are with our parents, our siblings or our significant partners. However, when we have to struggle to find support and comfort from our loved ones, life can become frustrating and hopeless. As a Marriage and Family Therapist, a Licensed Professional Counselor, and a Certified PBSP Certified Therapist, I am trained to offer my clients the most comprehensive counseling practice available to help them improve their most intimate relationships.
(205) 683-4074 View (205) 683-4074
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Katie Reed
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Birmingham, AL 35226
Not accepting new clients
Have you found yourself dealing with experiences, thoughts, emotions, or behaviors that feel out of control or overwhelming? Or maybe you feel stuck living in the past or frozen with fear about the future? You don't have to struggle with this alone. The support of a skilled and empathetic therapist during these times can be invaluable to fostering resilience, meaning, and movement through life. My foremost goal in therapy is creating a safe space to experience empathy and acceptance that fosters the peace and growth you seek. I would be honored to come alongside you on your journey.
Have you found yourself dealing with experiences, thoughts, emotions, or behaviors that feel out of control or overwhelming? Or maybe you feel stuck living in the past or frozen with fear about the future? You don't have to struggle with this alone. The support of a skilled and empathetic therapist during these times can be invaluable to fostering resilience, meaning, and movement through life. My foremost goal in therapy is creating a safe space to experience empathy and acceptance that fosters the peace and growth you seek. I would be honored to come alongside you on your journey.
(205) 293-0227 View (205) 293-0227
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Jane Johnson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, CEDS
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Birmingham, AL 35226
Though vulnerability is often uncomfortable, nothing is as painful as feeling disconnected from the life you want to lead. I am a Certified Daring Way (TM) Facilitator and often integrate Brene Brown's work on shame-resiliency, vulnerability, belonging, self-compassion, and courage into therapy sessions. I am also a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist and have significant experience helping individuals and families work toward recovery from an eating disorder (and related issues).
Though vulnerability is often uncomfortable, nothing is as painful as feeling disconnected from the life you want to lead. I am a Certified Daring Way (TM) Facilitator and often integrate Brene Brown's work on shame-resiliency, vulnerability, belonging, self-compassion, and courage into therapy sessions. I am also a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist and have significant experience helping individuals and families work toward recovery from an eating disorder (and related issues).
(205) 201-1556 View (205) 201-1556
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Andrea Mathews, LPC, NCC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Birmingham, AL 35205
Are you commonly losing yourself in relationships? Do you easily give up yourself to please others? Do you find yourself saying, "I don't even know who I am?" Or maybe you would say, "I'm not sure I've ever known who I am." Do you have a history of childhood trauma/abuse, or were you raised by toxic parents? Or perhaps you have experienced spiritual abuse perpetrated by parents, or false spiritual leaders. Are you gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered, non-binary, queer, questioning other member of the LGBTQ+ population? Are you having relationship problems? I have worked with these issues and more for over more than 30 years.
Are you commonly losing yourself in relationships? Do you easily give up yourself to please others? Do you find yourself saying, "I don't even know who I am?" Or maybe you would say, "I'm not sure I've ever known who I am." Do you have a history of childhood trauma/abuse, or were you raised by toxic parents? Or perhaps you have experienced spiritual abuse perpetrated by parents, or false spiritual leaders. Are you gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered, non-binary, queer, questioning other member of the LGBTQ+ population? Are you having relationship problems? I have worked with these issues and more for over more than 30 years.
(205) 216-5074 View (205) 216-5074
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Danne-Wilson Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, CRC, LPC-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Birmingham, AL 35226  (Online Only)
It is my belief that you can reach your goal(s) if you chose to with the right mix of support and encouragement. I am here to help you get there. Call me, I look forward to working with you.
It is my belief that you can reach your goal(s) if you chose to with the right mix of support and encouragement. I am here to help you get there. Call me, I look forward to working with you.
(205) 994-8140 View (205) 994-8140
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Tommy Wald
Counselor, MA, ALC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Birmingham, AL 35205
Not accepting new clients
Life can be difficult, confusing, and sometimes feel overwhelming. We may experience periods of feeling like we have made a wrong turn somehow, or that we have become lost with no clear sense of where the path is. We can find ourselves feeling unheard, anxious, depressed or down, or stuck in repetitive cycles. These feelings can sometimes be accompanied by frustration that ways in which we used to cope with difficult experiences are no longer working for us, or we become concerned that certain things we are doing might actually be making things worse. When we find ourselves in these or similar situations counseling can help.
Life can be difficult, confusing, and sometimes feel overwhelming. We may experience periods of feeling like we have made a wrong turn somehow, or that we have become lost with no clear sense of where the path is. We can find ourselves feeling unheard, anxious, depressed or down, or stuck in repetitive cycles. These feelings can sometimes be accompanied by frustration that ways in which we used to cope with difficult experiences are no longer working for us, or we become concerned that certain things we are doing might actually be making things worse. When we find ourselves in these or similar situations counseling can help.
Photo of Jessica Schmidt, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Birmingham, AL
Jessica Schmidt
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Birmingham, AL 35205
I believe that counseling helps us to create wellness and peace within ourselves no matter life’s circumstances. I feel the therapeutic relationship should provide you with confidence and inner strength to face life’s challenges. My goal is to help you gain understanding of yourself and the struggles you face in order for us to improve your quality of life.
I believe that counseling helps us to create wellness and peace within ourselves no matter life’s circumstances. I feel the therapeutic relationship should provide you with confidence and inner strength to face life’s challenges. My goal is to help you gain understanding of yourself and the struggles you face in order for us to improve your quality of life.
(205) 898-4582 View (205) 898-4582
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April L Coleman
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Birmingham, AL 35242
Mental Health concerns are public health concerns. Your mental wellbeing is just as important as your physical health. We all go through things and you don't have to go through those things alone. As a Therapist, I would like to be considered an additional support system for you. I would like to help you navigate and process your concerns and or issues; while providing you the tools you need for your toolbox- on your continued path to growth. Let's Talk!
Mental Health concerns are public health concerns. Your mental wellbeing is just as important as your physical health. We all go through things and you don't have to go through those things alone. As a Therapist, I would like to be considered an additional support system for you. I would like to help you navigate and process your concerns and or issues; while providing you the tools you need for your toolbox- on your continued path to growth. Let's Talk!
(205) 270-5175 View (205) 270-5175
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Samantha Adams
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Birmingham, AL 35242
I aim to serve individuals, couples, and families who desire understanding, healing, and healthier, deeper relationships. I have a background working with individuals with eating disorders, addiction, and general trauma, as well as experience working with couples and families suffering from relationship issues such as disconnection, infidelity, addiction, and trauma.
I aim to serve individuals, couples, and families who desire understanding, healing, and healthier, deeper relationships. I have a background working with individuals with eating disorders, addiction, and general trauma, as well as experience working with couples and families suffering from relationship issues such as disconnection, infidelity, addiction, and trauma.
(205) 850-1831 View (205) 850-1831
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Paige Wilson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Birmingham, AL 35205
Not accepting new clients
I believe all humans have the potential to heal from difficulties they experience. We all exhibit a toughness and can recover from difficult life experiences including anxiety, depression, and trauma. We already have that power within ourselves, we just have to learn how to unlock it. Through therapy, we can unlock this potential.
I believe all humans have the potential to heal from difficulties they experience. We all exhibit a toughness and can recover from difficult life experiences including anxiety, depression, and trauma. We already have that power within ourselves, we just have to learn how to unlock it. Through therapy, we can unlock this potential.
(205) 273-5187 View (205) 273-5187
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Judith Schulman-Miller
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LMFT
Verified Verified
Birmingham, AL 35243
As an active and collaborative therapist, I provide a comfortable, safe, caring environment for psychotherapy. Blending warmth and compassion with insight and skill building, I help you navigate through difficult times and emerge with renewed hope. You will gain new skills and strategies to maximize strengths, overcome obstacles, and create positive and intentional patterns of growth. You will gain skills to communicate more effectively and understand and resolve your challenges and conflicts in constructive, compassionate and healthy ways. My goal as a therapist is to help my clients lead fulfilled, empowered and productive lives. History is not destiny.
As an active and collaborative therapist, I provide a comfortable, safe, caring environment for psychotherapy. Blending warmth and compassion with insight and skill building, I help you navigate through difficult times and emerge with renewed hope. You will gain new skills and strategies to maximize strengths, overcome obstacles, and create positive and intentional patterns of growth. You will gain skills to communicate more effectively and understand and resolve your challenges and conflicts in constructive, compassionate and healthy ways. My goal as a therapist is to help my clients lead fulfilled, empowered and productive lives. History is not destiny.
(205) 316-9127 View (205) 316-9127
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Let's Talk Counseling Services, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC, CATP
Verified Verified
Birmingham, AL 35203
Feeling overwhelmed by life's challenges? My counseling and life coaching services are here to help. Tailored to support individuals, families, and couples, I offer compassionate guidance and practical tools for overcoming obstacles and embracing positive change. With a holistic approach, I draw from diverse therapeutic techniques and personal coaching strategies to address your unique needs and goals. Together, we'll uncover insights, foster resilience, and empower you to lead a life of purpose and fulfillment. Whether you're navigating grief, anxiety, career decisions, or self-discovery, I'm here to walk alongside you, guiding you
Feeling overwhelmed by life's challenges? My counseling and life coaching services are here to help. Tailored to support individuals, families, and couples, I offer compassionate guidance and practical tools for overcoming obstacles and embracing positive change. With a holistic approach, I draw from diverse therapeutic techniques and personal coaching strategies to address your unique needs and goals. Together, we'll uncover insights, foster resilience, and empower you to lead a life of purpose and fulfillment. Whether you're navigating grief, anxiety, career decisions, or self-discovery, I'm here to walk alongside you, guiding you
(205) 772-1570 View (205) 772-1570

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Birmingham, AL

700+

Average cost per session

$136

Therapists in Birmingham, AL who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
88% Depression
78% Self Esteem
75% Relationship Issues
75% Coping Skills
71% Stress
67% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

87% BlueCross and BlueShield
49% New Directions | Lucet
46% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Birmingham, AL see their clients

76% In Person and Online
24% Online Only

Gender breakdown

82% Female
17% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Birmingham?

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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.