As a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, I provide therapy for families, couples, and individuals using an holistic approach, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution Focused, and Family Systems Therapy with a goal to resolve core conflicts, develop healthy cognitive patterns and find solutions to overcome such issues as anxiety, panic, depression, PTSD, trauma, stress, relationship issues and other life changing events.
"People start to heal the moment they are heard." Everyone deserves the opportunity to work toward their full potential in a safe and supportive setting. What do you need to heal from? I have a passion for learning about people and helping them overcome whatever is hindering them from experiencing their optimal lives. My therapeutic belief centers around a solution-focused, strength-based approach in order to enhance skills and facilitate change needed to gain personal growth. It is my mission to provide my clients with the utmost respect in an open and comfortable therapeutic environment.
I specialize in the treatment of ADHD, trauma, and problem behaviors in children, teens, and adults. I use various interventions including talk therapy, play therapy, nature therapy, and family therapy. I have a limited number of in-person and teleheatlh sessions per week.
“When a person realizes he has been deeply heard, his eyes moisten. I think in some real sense he is weeping for joy. It is as though he were saying, ‘Thank God, somebody heard me. Someone knows what it’s like to be me" (Carl Rogers). I believe that therapy is an equal partnership and I view my clients as experts in their own lives. Through mutual respect, empathetic listening, and positive regard, I work alongside my clients to help them find resolution and peace.
Are you experiencing distress in your life? is your marriage floundering, or your kids out of control? Are you losing sleep nightly worrying about the future, or down and depressed most days feeling burdened by events from your past or current life circumstances? You need someone to talk to you can trust, but don't have anyone in your circle of family friends, or acquaintances? Please call me today for a free consultation over the phone, and let me share my approach to your difficulties that may make your days and nights easier, your marriage better, or any of the other difficulties bearable. Call me at (251) 517-3175 x 2655 today.
I am passionate about guiding others along their path of personal growth and development. I have helped clients move through transitions in their lives, recognize their own self-worth and overcome patterns of depression, anxiety and low self-esteem. I see life as a journey and am interested in helping clients get in touch with their own natural wisdom and intuition as a source of guidance and direction. Just like any part of nature, when we connect with our true essence, we find a state of balance, healing and wholeness.
Do problems with depression, anxiety, or attention span get in the way of you reaching your potential and enjoying your life as much as you've always wanted to? Do you find yourself worrying too much, thinking negative thoughts, or snapping at the people you love? If so, then you've come to the right place! I have helped literally thousands of people change their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors for the better. I specialize in anxiety, depression & ADHD issues but I can help in a wide area of concerns.
Though my area of specialization is in trauma recovery with children and teenagers, I also have had successful experience working with the following, in no particular order: Depression, Anxiety, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Sensory Processing Disorders, ADD/ ADHD, Reactive Attachment, Bipolar Disorder, Grief/ Loss, Life Transitions, Behavior Management, Sexual Acting Out of children under 12, Non-Offending Caregiver treatment, Hoarding, and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. I treat patients as young as 4 through age 70. Sessions are held both individually and in family sessions.
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, CMMT, RYT 500
I love working with motivated people who are ready to take a bold and compassionate look at their patterns - behavioral and emotional. I feel that people need help uncovering their own resources and that personal empowerment is the key to living more fully. Being out of "balance," whether that's behaviorally, emotionally, or spiritually, causes tremendous distress. My main goal in treatment is to help my client restore balance, thereby creating the opportunity to develop healthy, mindful choices in all areas of life.
Are you experiencing difficult life transitions, anxiety, depression, feelings of powerlessness or hopelessness? Do you lack joy in your life or struggle to maintain healthy relationships? Do you struggle to know God's love or believe He cares about you? Are you critical of yourself and lacking in confidence and self love? Life is filled with endless possibilities for you and God desires that you live life fully and experience joy.
I am an individual and women's issues counselor licensed in Alabama with over 20 years of experience working as a psychotherapist. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety and ADHD. One of my specialities is neurofeedback for children with ADHD. Why look into Neurofeedback? Neurofeedback promotes a sense of internal control, by helping the brain to regulate itself. Once regulated, brainwave activity tends to remain regulated throughout the child's lifetime, sometimes eliminating or lessening the need for medications.
I am a counseling psychologist. I work with families, couples, young adults and adults. I have over 15 years of experience with evidence-based family therapy. My approach to families, couples and individuals is strength-based and respect-based. This means appreciating that struggles we face as individuals and in relationships are not typically due to maliciousness but are part of the human struggle to do what we believe and feel is best for ourselves and our families--even if misguided. Unfortunately, we frequently misinterpret the intentions of others and experiences which impacts how we react--this can be changed and relationships can be repaired.
I have worked with clients with various life problems such as work stress, family conflict, anxiety, depression, trauma symptoms, and parenting problems. While I have the most experience working with teenagers, in recent years I have branched out to work with adults and younger children. I have helped clients identify, process, and move past what is blocking them from living the life they want. I come from a therapeutic style of compassion, understanding, educating, and not judging. I believe that we all need to have a kind, unbiased, and honest person with whom we can trust to help where we need it sometimes.
As a practical, interactive, solution focused therapist, my treatment approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients resolve current problems and long-standing patterns. With sensitivity and compassion, I help clients find solutions to a wide range of life challenges and psychological issues.
Blending conventional and alternatives approaches, I draw on a variety of styles and techniques to incorporate what will be most helpful for each client. I work with each client to help them build on their strengths to identify and achieve life goals.
I am a licensed professional counselor & national certified counselor who specializes in working with children & adolescents. I use an eclectic approach which may include cognitive behavioral therapy, solution focused, client centered, therapeutic art & play techniques and other methods to personalize the sessions to what works best with each unique individual. I have experience in treating children & teens with a wide variety of mental health concerns . I have trauma focused training in both TF-CBT & Child Parent Psychotherapy(CPP). I strive to create a safe and welcoming atmosphere where both you and your child will feel welcome.
Licensed Professional Counselor, MSEd, LPC-S, NCC, CCTP, BC-TMH
Change can seem daunting, but always leads to wisdom, increased awareness and self-improvement. Best of all, change can be accomplished with dignity and poise; life's speed bumps don't always have to turn into a train wreck. Learning to trust the process of growth with courage, leads to self-actualization. I bring over 30 years of experience to your counseling needs and am licensed in AL, SC, GA and OR (and FL, KY for telehealth). Focus areas include navigating through life changes, mood disorders, PTSD, anxiety, stress management, family problems, identity shifts, child/play therapy, parenting and social media issues.
Hiram has over 29 years of clinical counseling experience and the genuine passion for helping people in need. He specializes in individuals, marriage/relationships, and adolescents. Key issues include anxiety/depression, communication, conflict resolution, grief/trauma, divorce, blended families, parenting skills, substance abuse, pornography, infidelity and the mending of trust, co-dependency, ADD for all ages, and anger management issues. It takes a great amount of courage to reach out. Counseling helps to empower you in overcoming and/or managing life's numerous painful challenges.
Many of us live life by doing what has worked in the past. But life isn't static and things change. And what has worked in the past just doesn't work anymore. Many of us are stuck in old survival patterns, which means we react to life rather than being present for it.
Dr. Elam works with children,adolescents,and adults.He has had successful experience working with the following: Anxiety Disorders, Depression, Postpartum Depression, PTSD, Self-Harming Behaviors,Behavioral Problems, Trauma,Adjustment Disorders,Medical FamilyTherapy,Marriage and Family
All of us feel stuck and discouraged at times. Anxiety, Depression, PTSD, and general life stresses can be overwhelming. How would it feel to like yourself more? How would it feel to wake up in a life you love, with habits that help you feel fulfilled and whole? Together, we can overcome these things that are holding you back. I view counseling as “new skills for old problems” or “more tools for your toolbox.” There really are practical solutions for dealing with life’s challenges and difficult seasons. Counseling can help you find those solutions, and it can help you overcome the roadblocks that keep you from succeeding.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Fairhope are psychologists, licensed counselors, therapists, psychotherapists, and licensed clinical social workers, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualized treatment.
Services offered, education and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in Fairhope then may specialize in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counseling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.
Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.
How to find a specialist?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in Fairhope, or Child Psychologists in Fairhope.
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What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in Fairhope specialize in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.
How to use my insurance?
Many therapists accept health insurance. Check to see if your insurance is covered. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the therapist.