Addiction Therapists in Birmingham, AL

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Charles Woody Howard
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
6 Endorsed
Verified
6 Endorsed
I have extensive experience working with adults, teens, and families with substance abuse, dual diagnosis, anxiety, depression, adjustment stress, relationship issues, grief and loss, trauma/abuse, PTSD, and anger management.
Are you struggling with a loved one? Struggling with self-confidence? Feeling anxious or depressed? Having difficulty coping with a life transition; relationship strain, or loss of a loved one? Want to get to know yourself better? Not happy with the way things are going? Not sure what to do? Do you need a safe place to talk about what's going on in your life? Need some practical solutions? My goal is to create a comfortable, non-judgmental environment so that I can assist you in getting back on track, or defining a new road altogether.
(205) 538-3099
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Birmingham, AL 35223
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Tom McLure Red Mountain Counseling Llc
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MAEd, MA
Verified
Verified
Anxiety, Depression, Relationships, Addictions, Trauma. Counseling/Therapy is investment in quality of life. People seek help when frustrated, confused, overwhelmed. Does addiction ( substance /behavior) control your life? Does a challenging relationship frustrate you? Are you tired of trying to change your partner? or trying to change yourself for your partner? Have you experienced painful loss? Do you frequently feel tense and uneasy? Does the life you live differ from the life you want?
(205) 618-8840
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Birmingham, AL 35223
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Terri Williams-Glass
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Healing from your past can lead you to your best today. I specialize in working with clients who have depression, anxiety, trauma and substance use . Additionally, I have experience in helping people work through debting, divorce and women's issues. Therapy can be an integral part of change and support when life gets bumpy. Guilt and shame, depression and anxiety are feelings that often create suffering and affect self-worth, sleep, social interactions, work and romantic relationships.
(205) 317-9451
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Birmingham, AL 35243
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Claire Forman Wilson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
Verified
Our world is a broken one filled with broken people, and oftentimes those broken people hurt one another. We are designed for connection with one another, and sometimes those connections go awry and create emotional dysfunction or trauma. That dysfunction and trauma often results in maladaptive means of protecting ourselves and coping with our feelings. This can manifest itself through substance abuse/ addiction , dysfunctional relationships, depression, anxiety, and other issues. Are you feeling weighed down by any of these issues? Does any of this ring true to you? I hope to provide the compassionate support needed to recover.
(205) 880-2674
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Birmingham, AL 35205
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Chesie l Roberts
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, ADC, LPC
Verified
Verified
I am a Mental Health and Substance Abuse Specialist.
Are you struggling to find peace and happiness in your life? Are your negative thoughts causing you anxiety? If so, you are not alone. I help individuals everyday that are struggling with stress and anxiety. We work to regain that balance in your life and help you find that road map towards your goals. This increases your confidence and self esteem. This allows you to focus on the solutions to your problems, reduces your anxiety and as a result you will be more optimistic about life and feel better in less than 4 sessions.
(205) 742-9014
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Birmingham, AL 35223
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Miles Hudson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, PIP
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Specializing in treating addiction , trauma, and grief, Miles uses a humanistic approach.
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, grief, depression, and anxiety. Miles partners with his clients to understand their goals, and discover resources and objectives for achieving them.
(205) 402-8197
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Birmingham, AL 35226
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Jerrold L. Langford
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, ADC, ICADC
Verified
Verified
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
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Birmingham, AL 35209
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Hope House Counseling and Education
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, MDiv, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Our Certified Sex Addiction Therapists help you use proven methods to restore sexual and relationship integrity, rebuild trust, and cope with betrayal trauma.
Have you just found out that your spouse or significant other has been engaging in sexual behaviors and lying about it? Maybe it was sexting, an emotional affair, pornography, or other sexual behaviors. Whatever it was, it was kept from you and you feel lied to, betrayed, and fooled. Or maybe you are the one engaging in sexual behaviors that you have tried to stop but, no matter how much effort you put into stopping, you return to that same behavior over and over. Maybe you are grieving a relationship loss, trying to figure out how to parent now that things have changed or you just feel stuck in the same old patterns.
(205) 273-2280
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Birmingham, AL 35226
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Rev. Dr. Tommie Watkins Jr
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LMSW, MDiv
Verified
Verified
I also specialize in addressing spiritual, sexual, behavioral, mood, and general mental health issues as well as working with substance abuse, and recovery.
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
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Birmingham, AL 35209
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Grace Counseling Service
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MA
Verified
Verified
I have worked with individuals and families dealing with addiction for the last 8 years as well I have over 30 years in the business world and have been married for over 40 years.
Almost everyone finds a time in life where their issues are having a negative impact on their lives and their relationships. As a counselor my goal is to meet my clients where they are without judgement and to achieve their life goals. I work with both individuals and families as well as marriages. If you are struggling and dealing with frustration and despair there is help and hope and you do not have to deal with these issues alone. At Grace Counseling we have not only clinical experience but I understand because I have been there.
(205) 910-4573
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Birmingham, AL 35223
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Kayla Lynn Kent
Counselor, MEd, LPC, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Life is full of many challenges. You may be experiencing sudden life changes, need a safe place to process and heal from a traumatic event, coping with loss and need a place to grieve, and/or struggling with addiction or have a family member who is struggling with addiction and need direction. It is my privilege to provide a safe place to grieve, grow, heal, and learn for all of those who are in need.
(205) 235-8219
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Birmingham, AL 35222
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Kevin Hays
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA
Verified
Verified
For 29 years, I have worked with diverse individuals seeking counseling for varied issues, including relationship difficulties, addiction , depression, anxiety, trauma/PTSD, and grief.
The psychological and emotional pain that motivates you to seek counseling is a gift. By identifying and working through issues underlying that pain, you will experience a transformation - a deeper and more meaningful relationship with yourself and others. Adolescence and adulthood can be a challenging time. Exclusion from others with feelings of isolation and loneliness can lead to poor self-image, damaging relationships, and self-destructive behavior. Together we can co-create a strong relationship in which truths can be voiced thus relieving fears and conflicts.
(205) 850-1438
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Birmingham, AL 35243
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Tiffany Chesnut
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, MHSP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Additionally, I have extensive training in working with those struggling with substance use disorders, anxiety, depression, trauma and difficult life transitions.
Sometimes, events in our lives leave us feeling helpless, stuck, abandoned and alone. Emotions can overwhelm us giving the impression we have no control over those feelings or the world around us. Without the necessary skills it is difficult to move past those events to find healing. In many cases, these events seriously impact our relationships with other people. I am passionate about helping people find their way through the pain and to facilitate their feelings of empowerment. This leads to growth and healing.
(205) 619-3304
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Birmingham, AL 35233
Not accepting new clients
Not accepting new clients
Mary Ellen Capps
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified
Verified
I love working with people who are ready for a change...people who are motivated to do the work that will transform their lives...perhaps to let go of self limiting beliefs, work through their pain and grow into the person they want to be. Most of my clients come to be because of intense grief, trauma, addiction issues as well as marriage and family and change of life issues. I believe healing is within each of my clients and we work in partnership to reach that goal.
(205) 703-2145
Birmingham, AL 35209
Not accepting new clients
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Tal Prince
Counselor, LPC, CSAT, CPTT, EMDR, NCC
Verified
Verified
Are you struggling with addiction , or loving someone that is? Are you worn out from the chaos, frustration and despair of it all? Those long frustrating days of despair and isolation do not have to be a death sentence. There is help and hope available! At Insights Counseling Center, you will not be met with judgment or surprise. We understand because we have been there.
(205) 390-1699
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Birmingham, AL 35242
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Pamela Quekemeyer
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S, EMDR
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
These therapies can help treat trauma, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, grief, pain, and substance abuse concerns.
Therapy is a journey into self-awareness. My private practice, Birmingham Therapy Services LLC, focuses on helping individuals walk through their experiences to become their true self and shine their brightest light. My goal for therapy is to create a safe space for self-exploration and self-discovery. I provide understanding and empathy while utilizing a strength-based approach to help clients become more aware of themselves, and therefore experience change. I value the importance of diversity, individual differences, self-identity, and multicultural competency.
(205) 928-8532
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Birmingham, AL 35226
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Jo Simmons Self
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, PhD, RN
Verified
Verified
I have five years of experience in a treatment center for substance abuse and addiction where most of my patients were healthcare professionals.
My approach to counseling is client centered because I personally believe that clients have the answers they are seeking. My role as a counselor is to guide them through the process of discovery. I believe that all of us live our lives on a healthy/unhealthy continuum. I support clients in their desire to develop healthy ways of getting their needs met and living on the positive side of the scale. My office provides a completely safe, non-threatening, and non-judgmental environment for clients to verbalize and explore their options.
(205) 596-6467
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Birmingham, AL 35209
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Adam Corley Elliott
Pre-Licensed Professional, ALC, MA
Verified
Verified
I am trained in and have experience working with clients struggling with addiction , anxiety, depression, grief, and trauma.
One of the first things I tell clients who struggle with mental health disorders or overwhelming stress is that in today's society, with all the turmoil and uncertainty we face, it is a natural and normal reaction to be struggling mentally. While there is still a large stigma towards mental health and therapy I believe a great way to combat this is by understanding that it is not weakness to seek help, it in fact takes great strength to reach out to someone and admit that we cannot do this on our own.
(205) 236-3257
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Birmingham, AL 35223
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Garrett Bass
Counselor, MA, ALC, NCC
Verified
Verified
I specialize in treating eating disorders, addiction , self-esteem issues, depression, anxiety, and trauma.
Do you struggle with disordered eating, addictive or impulsive behaviors, or tolerating distressing thoughts or feelings? Do you feel like there are so many barriers keeping you from being the best version of 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, it could be time for you to schedule a therapy appointment.
(205) 440-2658
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Birmingham, AL 35205
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Lori Phillips
Counselor, ALC, MA
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
While I’m open to helping you in any challenge that you’re facing, I specialize in working with individuals who are experiencing anxiety, addiction , trauma, and ADHD symptoms.
Whether you’re seeking to better balance your everyday life, cope with stress or anxiety, feel less stuck, heal past wounds, or if you don’t really know where to start, I'm here to help.
(205) 736-8115
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Birmingham, AL 35205
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Addiction Therapists

What is the best therapy for addiction?

Addiction treatment will be tailored to the individual. People seeking help for addiction—whether with a psychotherapist, in an outpatient clinic, or in a residential program—should expect to engage in multiple types of treatments, sometimes including medication. For anyone recovering from addiction, avoiding situations in which one has typically used a substance is essential, as is the support of close connections. Since substance use disorders tend to co-occur with underlying mental health conditions such as anxiety or depression, those must also be addressed as part of any recovery plan.

How long does therapy for addiction take?

There is no set timeline for recovery from addiction. Patients and their families should expect the work to last several months, if not longer. Residential treatment programs may be based on a stay of 30, 60, or 90 days, with continuing work after release, but only about 1 percent of people are treated in such facilities. Ceasing use is just the first step; therapy to help maintain abstinence and effect behavior change must follow. The process of recovery, neuroscience has shown, involves brain cells recovering the capacity to respond to natural sources of reward and restore control over the impulse to use. Another definition of recovery is restoring voluntary control over one’s substance use and retaking all of one’s previous responsibilities.

How effective is drug addiction treatment?

Substance use disorders are treatable and remission is achievable for many who seek recovery; by some estimates, more than three-quarters of people who become addicted to alcohol or drugs recover. But that success rarely occurs quickly or on a set timeline; relapse is not only common, but many therapists and clinicians view it as a normal part of the process—not always a sign that a person has returned to addiction, but a signal that their treatment should be adjusted to help them regain control. Overall, research suggests, five years after the end of substance use, one’s risk of relapse is no greater than that of others who had not faced addiction. Other experts believe that complete abstinence is not the only measure of recovery, and that, through effective treatment, many people can learn to control their use.

How can you get addiction treatment for someone?

The most important factor in recovery from addiction is widely understood to be an individual’s commitment to change. For that reason, “interventions” in which friends and family gather to urge or force someone to begin immediate treatment often backfire; even when such efforts do lead someone to begin treatment, they may be less likely to stay than those who are self-driven. Still, family members can play an important role in supporting an individual who seeks help and can take part in family therapy as one element of a loved one’s treatment.