Therapists in Brent, AL

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Mechelle Frazier
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdS, LPC
Verified Verified
Brent, AL 35034
Waitlist for new clients
***EVENING APPOINTMENTS AVAILABLE! Work in Progress is a counseling service devoted to helping you create the life and relationships you want by establishing healthy boundaries and healthy connections. We are all social beings that interact with others. Our fulfillment and identity are directly related to relationships with family, friends, loved ones, and most importantly, self. Therefore the goal of therapy is to help you create positive and long-term change by addressing your specific needs and helping you to find new ways to improve all of your relationships. Treatment plans are customized to fit your unique goals.
***EVENING APPOINTMENTS AVAILABLE! Work in Progress is a counseling service devoted to helping you create the life and relationships you want by establishing healthy boundaries and healthy connections. We are all social beings that interact with others. Our fulfillment and identity are directly related to relationships with family, friends, loved ones, and most importantly, self. Therefore the goal of therapy is to help you create positive and long-term change by addressing your specific needs and helping you to find new ways to improve all of your relationships. Treatment plans are customized to fit your unique goals.
(205) 346-0869 View (205) 346-0869

Online Therapists

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Options Counseling Services, LLC
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Pike Road, AL 36064
Confucius once said, "To put the world right in order, we must first put the nation in order; to put the nation in order, we must first put the family in order; to put the family in order, we must first cultivate our personal life; we must first set our hearts right." This can be seen through the diversities of the family and pressures which affect movement through the life cycle. For this reason, I will provide comprehensive, confidential services for individuals, couples, or families who experience turmoil and aid individuals, couples, or families in acquiring emotional and psychological freedom.
Confucius once said, "To put the world right in order, we must first put the nation in order; to put the nation in order, we must first put the family in order; to put the family in order, we must first cultivate our personal life; we must first set our hearts right." This can be seen through the diversities of the family and pressures which affect movement through the life cycle. For this reason, I will provide comprehensive, confidential services for individuals, couples, or families who experience turmoil and aid individuals, couples, or families in acquiring emotional and psychological freedom.
(334) 721-1424 View (334) 721-1424
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Integrative Health Services, LLC Michelle Knight
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW, PIP, CREP
Verified Verified
12 Endorsed
Pelham, AL 35124
I counsel on many sensitive and intimate topics. Are you struggling with marital issues, have an at-risk teen, grief, gambling, substance abuse, depression, anxiety, or a chronic illness? Is a relationship or career choice no longer serving you in a positive way? My office is a nurturing place that welcomes openness and individuality. I'm an outside the box thinker, a supporter of the LGBTQ plus community, someone who has a personal investment in your success, and can be the confidential sounding board that is difficult to find.
I counsel on many sensitive and intimate topics. Are you struggling with marital issues, have an at-risk teen, grief, gambling, substance abuse, depression, anxiety, or a chronic illness? Is a relationship or career choice no longer serving you in a positive way? My office is a nurturing place that welcomes openness and individuality. I'm an outside the box thinker, a supporter of the LGBTQ plus community, someone who has a personal investment in your success, and can be the confidential sounding board that is difficult to find.
(205) 523-8502 View (205) 523-8502
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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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Nadia Jenkins
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Montgomery, AL 36111  (Online Only)
My ideal client is one who has resolved that they are wanting to make some changes in life and are willing and ready to put in the work it will take to be successful. In reality there is equifinality, meaning that there are multiple pathways that lead to similar outcomes. Sometimes, we just need help to figure out which of these pathways lead to our desired outcome. Understanding that things in life do not always fair as we plan; it is in those times, I am here to assist you through sorting the issues, and identifying the needs to obtain the desired goal(s).
My ideal client is one who has resolved that they are wanting to make some changes in life and are willing and ready to put in the work it will take to be successful. In reality there is equifinality, meaning that there are multiple pathways that lead to similar outcomes. Sometimes, we just need help to figure out which of these pathways lead to our desired outcome. Understanding that things in life do not always fair as we plan; it is in those times, I am here to assist you through sorting the issues, and identifying the needs to obtain the desired goal(s).
(334) 689-6615 View (334) 689-6615
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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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Laura Gold
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Tuscaloosa, AL 35406  (Online Only)
Has the loss of a loved one, relationship, or life transition left you feeling lost, anxious, depressed, angry, or unsure of where to turn? Grief is an umbrella term for all the emotions you might feel after loss, and it has no fixed timeline. Whether your loss was recent or decades ago, I can help. I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker with over 10 years experience and a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional. I specialize in grief and trauma work.
Has the loss of a loved one, relationship, or life transition left you feeling lost, anxious, depressed, angry, or unsure of where to turn? Grief is an umbrella term for all the emotions you might feel after loss, and it has no fixed timeline. Whether your loss was recent or decades ago, I can help. I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker with over 10 years experience and a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional. I specialize in grief and trauma work.
(205) 708-6440 View (205) 708-6440
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Leslie Kahn
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, PIP
Verified Verified
Birmingham, AL 35243
Therapy means change. I believe in working through issues to bring about understanding and action. It is through action that one sees success!
Therapy means change. I believe in working through issues to bring about understanding and action. It is through action that one sees success!
(205) 677-7501 View (205) 677-7501
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Stephanie Dutson
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Hoover, AL 35244
There is a version of your life where you feel fulfilled, content, and hopeful. A life where you act with whole-hearted passion for what you believe in and what brings you joy. A life that feels authentically YOU! If you are feeling stuck, overwhelmed, dealing with a difficult life transition, experiencing anxiety or depression, or wanting to heal from difficult experiences in your past, I'm here to help! My practice is exclusively online to meet the needs of those who are overcommitted, struggle to find childcare, live in rural areas, are students, or simply need increased convenience, flexibility, and confidentiality in therapy.
There is a version of your life where you feel fulfilled, content, and hopeful. A life where you act with whole-hearted passion for what you believe in and what brings you joy. A life that feels authentically YOU! If you are feeling stuck, overwhelmed, dealing with a difficult life transition, experiencing anxiety or depression, or wanting to heal from difficult experiences in your past, I'm here to help! My practice is exclusively online to meet the needs of those who are overcommitted, struggle to find childcare, live in rural areas, are students, or simply need increased convenience, flexibility, and confidentiality in therapy.
(205) 881-0594 View (205) 881-0594
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Armstrong Therapeutic Services LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Birmingham, AL 35242
Does interpersonal conflict, anxiety and depression make you feel lost? Like you're walking in a fog? This uneasiness can be triggering, anxiety provoking, and it’s common for most people. Unfortunately, many people learn to avoid all conflicts even within themselves. This can lead to self disappointment, which can cause more unmet goals and lead to long-term problems
Does interpersonal conflict, anxiety and depression make you feel lost? Like you're walking in a fog? This uneasiness can be triggering, anxiety provoking, and it’s common for most people. Unfortunately, many people learn to avoid all conflicts even within themselves. This can lead to self disappointment, which can cause more unmet goals and lead to long-term problems
(205) 850-4651 View (205) 850-4651
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Karen Ozbirn
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPCS
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Birmingham, AL 35217
Some times, we struggle in this world and it is hard to make sense of it. It seems that you are alone and that no one understands. You are overwhelmed by life. There comes a time when you need a little support to make it from one day to the next. That support can come in the form of therapy.
Some times, we struggle in this world and it is hard to make sense of it. It seems that you are alone and that no one understands. You are overwhelmed by life. There comes a time when you need a little support to make it from one day to the next. That support can come in the form of therapy.
(256) 801-1555 View (256) 801-1555
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Brooke Harris
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pelham, AL 35124
No one person is immune to the complexities of the human experience. We all feel pain, joy, loss, connection, & all of the other vast emotions that exist in life. Creating space to explore your personal human experience is worth the time & is something I will view as sacred. I work with ages 18 & up either via telehealth or in-person. Issues of particular interest are adjustment issues, depression, anxiety, grief & loss, relationship issues, LGBTQ issues, & substance abuse. My focus is establishing a safe space for clients to feel seen & heard while using their own expertise & exploring a healthy life based on the individual.
No one person is immune to the complexities of the human experience. We all feel pain, joy, loss, connection, & all of the other vast emotions that exist in life. Creating space to explore your personal human experience is worth the time & is something I will view as sacred. I work with ages 18 & up either via telehealth or in-person. Issues of particular interest are adjustment issues, depression, anxiety, grief & loss, relationship issues, LGBTQ issues, & substance abuse. My focus is establishing a safe space for clients to feel seen & heard while using their own expertise & exploring a healthy life based on the individual.
(205) 964-9625 View (205) 964-9625
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Lauren Amacker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, PIP, BC-TMH
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Pelham, AL 35124  (Online Only)
Do you feel burdened with sadness, worry, overwhelm and/or fear? Is your brain exhausted and your body fatigued? Do you often wonder what your purpose is, or how to manage all that life has thrown at you? You're tired and realize that something has to change. But you feel stuck and not sure what change would look like. You're looking for a safe space to talk, and to find peace. You are not alone and there is help. My goal is to create an authentic, comfortable, and compassionate therapeutic environment where you can take steps towards experiencing improved emotional health.
Do you feel burdened with sadness, worry, overwhelm and/or fear? Is your brain exhausted and your body fatigued? Do you often wonder what your purpose is, or how to manage all that life has thrown at you? You're tired and realize that something has to change. But you feel stuck and not sure what change would look like. You're looking for a safe space to talk, and to find peace. You are not alone and there is help. My goal is to create an authentic, comfortable, and compassionate therapeutic environment where you can take steps towards experiencing improved emotional health.
(659) 234-2131 View (659) 234-2131
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Shannon White
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Pelham, AL 35124
In today's society, people feel pressure to choose a side or struggle with what to say. It's hard to determine where you fit in or who to trust. This is not a way to go through life. I help clients decipher what is important and refocus on those things that matter most. While we can't change the world overnight, we can help influence and change our environment and be a positive light to those we encounter. Life is a journey with ups and downs but it's up to us to embrace each day and use it to accomplish something new and choose to see the joy in each moment.
In today's society, people feel pressure to choose a side or struggle with what to say. It's hard to determine where you fit in or who to trust. This is not a way to go through life. I help clients decipher what is important and refocus on those things that matter most. While we can't change the world overnight, we can help influence and change our environment and be a positive light to those we encounter. Life is a journey with ups and downs but it's up to us to embrace each day and use it to accomplish something new and choose to see the joy in each moment.
(205) 890-7664 View (205) 890-7664
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Jo Simmons Self
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, PhD, RN
Verified Verified
Birmingham, AL 35209
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.
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 View (205) 596-6467
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Sara Nielsen (Individual Coaching Support Grps)
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, RYT-200
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Double Springs, AL 35553
I am an LPC with over 17 years of experience. I am licensed in Missouri, Kansas, New Hampshire & Alabama. I am able to treat a variety of presenting issues such as anxiety, depression, trauma, OCD & I do specialize in eating disorders. I am able to offer a variety of approaches & specialize in CBT, DBT and Intuitive Eating. I offer online: psychotherapy, disordered eating support group, intuitive eating coaching & a 10 week Intuitive Eating course (working on-demand format too). I offer yoga & somatic movement online as well. I take insurance in Alabama.
I am an LPC with over 17 years of experience. I am licensed in Missouri, Kansas, New Hampshire & Alabama. I am able to treat a variety of presenting issues such as anxiety, depression, trauma, OCD & I do specialize in eating disorders. I am able to offer a variety of approaches & specialize in CBT, DBT and Intuitive Eating. I offer online: psychotherapy, disordered eating support group, intuitive eating coaching & a 10 week Intuitive Eating course (working on-demand format too). I offer yoga & somatic movement online as well. I take insurance in Alabama.
(205) 964-8154 View (205) 964-8154
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Anita C Barnes
Counselor, MEd, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Bessemer, AL 35022
I am a Christian Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Alabama who provides in office and virtual counseling. I am an independent nationally certified counselor who has experience working with teens and adults. I am experienced in rehabilitation, coping with anxiety and depression, grief, adverse childhood events, crisis intervention and trauma in both adolescents and adults. I employ an eclectic mix of modalities to meet each client's unique needs. I believe everyone should have a safe and healing place to work through life's difficulties and feel supported.
I am a Christian Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Alabama who provides in office and virtual counseling. I am an independent nationally certified counselor who has experience working with teens and adults. I am experienced in rehabilitation, coping with anxiety and depression, grief, adverse childhood events, crisis intervention and trauma in both adolescents and adults. I employ an eclectic mix of modalities to meet each client's unique needs. I believe everyone should have a safe and healing place to work through life's difficulties and feel supported.
(205) 677-5120 View (205) 677-5120
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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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Krystal Smith
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW-S, PIP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hoover, AL 35226  (Online Only)
You keep replaying the incident in your mind even when you don’t want to. The event has left you feeling on edge and afraid. You can’t relax and it’s impossible to be in public without looking over your shoulder. You can’t stay anywhere too long, or you fear you will come apart. People around you don’t understand and tell you to get over it. You wish you could simply get over it, but this event has taken over your life. You don’t recognize yourself, and you don’t think you can ever be the person you were before. You can’t sleep or focus. You believe the incident was your fault and think of things you should have done differently.
You keep replaying the incident in your mind even when you don’t want to. The event has left you feeling on edge and afraid. You can’t relax and it’s impossible to be in public without looking over your shoulder. You can’t stay anywhere too long, or you fear you will come apart. People around you don’t understand and tell you to get over it. You wish you could simply get over it, but this event has taken over your life. You don’t recognize yourself, and you don’t think you can ever be the person you were before. You can’t sleep or focus. You believe the incident was your fault and think of things you should have done differently.
(205) 273-5083 View (205) 273-5083
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Immanuel Marsh
Counselor, MA, MDiv, ALC
Verified Verified
Hoover, AL 35226
If you’re reading this, life has happened and you’re considering counseling. Maybe you’ve found yourself worrying constantly. You’re fraying at the edges. You’re missing a loved one. Getting out of bed has become a chore. Your relationships feel like a hamster wheel. Maybe Auburn Football has let you down again. No matter how you ended up where you are, counseling can be a crucial step in moving forward. Whether it’s ratcheting down the anxiety a notch, unloading the heaviness of depression, or just trying to get some traction in life - there is hope.
If you’re reading this, life has happened and you’re considering counseling. Maybe you’ve found yourself worrying constantly. You’re fraying at the edges. You’re missing a loved one. Getting out of bed has become a chore. Your relationships feel like a hamster wheel. Maybe Auburn Football has let you down again. No matter how you ended up where you are, counseling can be a crucial step in moving forward. Whether it’s ratcheting down the anxiety a notch, unloading the heaviness of depression, or just trying to get some traction in life - there is hope.
(205) 255-1836 View (205) 255-1836

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Brent, AL

< 10

Therapists in Brent, AL who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Chronic Pain
100% Grief
100% Spirituality
100% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Aetna
100% BHS | Behavioral Health Systems
100% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in Brent, AL see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

100% Female
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Brent?

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.