Therapists in Hoover, AL

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Ellie Mental Health (Birmingham-Hoover)
LPC, LISW, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hoover, AL 35244
We offer Evening & Weekend Appointments! Welcome to Ellie Mental Health (Birmingham-Hoover), where authenticity thrives in a safe, compassionate, and inviting space. We are dedicated to providing exceptional care that meets you exactly where you are on your journey. Our empathetic approach recognizes the importance of the whole person, addressing your mental health concerns while embracing your overall well-being. Our goal is to support you in cultivating self-awareness, resilience, and stronger connections. With us, you'll experience a transformative path towards personal growth, increased self-esteem, and a more fulfilling life
We offer Evening & Weekend Appointments! Welcome to Ellie Mental Health (Birmingham-Hoover), where authenticity thrives in a safe, compassionate, and inviting space. We are dedicated to providing exceptional care that meets you exactly where you are on your journey. Our empathetic approach recognizes the importance of the whole person, addressing your mental health concerns while embracing your overall well-being. Our goal is to support you in cultivating self-awareness, resilience, and stronger connections. With us, you'll experience a transformative path towards personal growth, increased self-esteem, and a more fulfilling life
(205) 651-1203 View (205) 651-1203
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Gabrielle Marie Bowen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hoover, AL 35244
Maybe you have tried therapy before, perhaps even several times. It can feel awful to have to start over and feel alone in your journey. Maybe you have taken a multitude of medications, some of which were not even explained to you. In times like these, it is easy to feel misunderstood, unheard, and even hopeless. You want to create and sustain lasting change in your life, but you are unsure of where to turn. You are looking for someone who uses a unique approach with evidence-based research supporting its effectiveness, and someone who will listen during this healing process.
Maybe you have tried therapy before, perhaps even several times. It can feel awful to have to start over and feel alone in your journey. Maybe you have taken a multitude of medications, some of which were not even explained to you. In times like these, it is easy to feel misunderstood, unheard, and even hopeless. You want to create and sustain lasting change in your life, but you are unsure of where to turn. You are looking for someone who uses a unique approach with evidence-based research supporting its effectiveness, and someone who will listen during this healing process.
(205) 964-8579 View (205) 964-8579
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Renee' N. Smith
LMSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Hoover, AL 35244
I'm a therapist who whole heartedly believes in therapy. I started a non profit organization called Yes, I Have A Therapist to destigmatize mental health especially in the black community. Therapy has given me the language needed to advocate for myself and others and my hope is that I can assist you in doing the same thing. I want to empower you to use the tools you already have to create the life you deserve.
I'm a therapist who whole heartedly believes in therapy. I started a non profit organization called Yes, I Have A Therapist to destigmatize mental health especially in the black community. Therapy has given me the language needed to advocate for myself and others and my hope is that I can assist you in doing the same thing. I want to empower you to use the tools you already have to create the life you deserve.
(205) 947-2789 View (205) 947-2789
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Amanda Reid
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hoover, AL 35244
Life is hard! We all need support at times for various reasons. Good for you for seeking out that support for yourself. The only way to really love others through ‘their mess’ is to first learn to love ourselves through our own. My hope is to reach you where you are and uplift you through open communication and affirming sessions that assist you towards self-actualization. Let’s work together to help you achieve your goal of the healthiest version of self!
Life is hard! We all need support at times for various reasons. Good for you for seeking out that support for yourself. The only way to really love others through ‘their mess’ is to first learn to love ourselves through our own. My hope is to reach you where you are and uplift you through open communication and affirming sessions that assist you towards self-actualization. Let’s work together to help you achieve your goal of the healthiest version of self!
(205) 273-5185 View (205) 273-5185
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Kristen Wood
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PIP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hoover, AL 35216
Do you find yourself in a constant spiral of intrusive thoughts unsure how to stop the internal chatter of your mind? Do you find yourself constantly comparing yourself to others feeling that there is something innately wrong with you? You are not alone. I specialize in working with anxiety, depression, OCD, and trauma. I want to work with you to find the best treatment approach for your specific and unique needs. I love EMDR, Brainspotting, ERP, IFS informed and CBT techniques.
Do you find yourself in a constant spiral of intrusive thoughts unsure how to stop the internal chatter of your mind? Do you find yourself constantly comparing yourself to others feeling that there is something innately wrong with you? You are not alone. I specialize in working with anxiety, depression, OCD, and trauma. I want to work with you to find the best treatment approach for your specific and unique needs. I love EMDR, Brainspotting, ERP, IFS informed and CBT techniques.
(205) 883-9218 View (205) 883-9218
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Japonica Bryant
Counselor, MS, ALC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hoover, AL 35244  (Online Only)
As a counselor, I am deeply committed to providing a supportive and empathetic space for individuals navigating life transitions, depression, anxiety, grief, and trauma. My approach is rooted in compassion, collaboration, and evidence-based techniques tailored to each client’s unique needs. In my practice, I prioritize creating a safe and non-judgmental environment where clients feel heard, understood, and empowered to explore their emotions and experiences. I believe in the power of fostering a strong therapeutic alliance built on trust, respect, and authenticity.
As a counselor, I am deeply committed to providing a supportive and empathetic space for individuals navigating life transitions, depression, anxiety, grief, and trauma. My approach is rooted in compassion, collaboration, and evidence-based techniques tailored to each client’s unique needs. In my practice, I prioritize creating a safe and non-judgmental environment where clients feel heard, understood, and empowered to explore their emotions and experiences. I believe in the power of fostering a strong therapeutic alliance built on trust, respect, and authenticity.
(251) 317-2635 View (251) 317-2635
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Perdue Counseling & Consulting, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, RPT, IMH-E®
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Hoover, AL 35244
We all go through different seasons in our lives, whether it’s the birth of a child or the death of a loved one, I can assist you through each transition. I provide services to children, adolescents, and adults with issues related to anxiety, depression, trauma and PTSD. Allow me to join you on your journey to health and healing.
We all go through different seasons in our lives, whether it’s the birth of a child or the death of a loved one, I can assist you through each transition. I provide services to children, adolescents, and adults with issues related to anxiety, depression, trauma and PTSD. Allow me to join you on your journey to health and healing.
(833) 406-0680 View (833) 406-0680
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Deborah Grant
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPCS, CRC
Verified Verified
Hoover, AL 35244
I have a passion for working with adolescents who may be struggling with anxiety, LGBTQ issues, bullying, and significant mental health issues. I believe that all individuals can succeed and be fully functioning with the right support and care. As a former high school counselor, I have worked with adolescents from many walks of life and believe in my own power to help them succeed!
I have a passion for working with adolescents who may be struggling with anxiety, LGBTQ issues, bullying, and significant mental health issues. I believe that all individuals can succeed and be fully functioning with the right support and care. As a former high school counselor, I have worked with adolescents from many walks of life and believe in my own power to help them succeed!
(205) 894-5928 View (205) 894-5928
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Amber E Keltz
Licensed Professional Counselor, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Hoover, AL 35244
Counseling enables people to become empowered by their own personal strengths to attain self-goals. My goal is to help clients identify those strengths in order to overcome obstacles and challenges to create life solutions. Everyone has unique needs and developing individual skills sets is important to their growth. I believe in meeting the client where they are in the present and helping clients continue to grow by maintaining a positive therapeutic relationship.
Counseling enables people to become empowered by their own personal strengths to attain self-goals. My goal is to help clients identify those strengths in order to overcome obstacles and challenges to create life solutions. Everyone has unique needs and developing individual skills sets is important to their growth. I believe in meeting the client where they are in the present and helping clients continue to grow by maintaining a positive therapeutic relationship.
(205) 245-8224 View (205) 245-8224
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Joel Thomas Blackstock Jr.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, MSW, PIP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hoover, AL 35216
Please come see me even if you have tried therapy many times but still haven't given up on healing! My goal as a therapist is to have a large bag of tools for you so that we can find a technique that you respond to best. I love working with creative people, people who are suffering from anxiety, depression, conflict, people who have chronic pain despite medication adherence and people who are just plain confused about why they feel the way they do. I don't believe that any one approach works for every person, and want to work with you collaboratively to find out what it is that you need for your unique life story.
Please come see me even if you have tried therapy many times but still haven't given up on healing! My goal as a therapist is to have a large bag of tools for you so that we can find a technique that you respond to best. I love working with creative people, people who are suffering from anxiety, depression, conflict, people who have chronic pain despite medication adherence and people who are just plain confused about why they feel the way they do. I don't believe that any one approach works for every person, and want to work with you collaboratively to find out what it is that you need for your unique life story.
(205) 896-8889 View (205) 896-8889
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Fayth Owen Hope
LPC Intern, EdS, ALC
Verified Verified
Hoover, AL 35236  (Online Only)
You deserve access to quality mental healthcare…regardless of insurance coverage or financial status. We are in the midst of very trying times and now, more than ever, people need to make mental health and self-preservation a top priority. Seeds of Hope is here to assist you with navigating the ebb and flow of life by offering accessible and affordable online counseling services. There is always hope - and it is right at your fingertips.
You deserve access to quality mental healthcare…regardless of insurance coverage or financial status. We are in the midst of very trying times and now, more than ever, people need to make mental health and self-preservation a top priority. Seeds of Hope is here to assist you with navigating the ebb and flow of life by offering accessible and affordable online counseling services. There is always hope - and it is right at your fingertips.
(205) 596-6240 View (205) 596-6240
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Kimberly Kirklin
Pre-Licensed Professional, ALC, MA
Verified Verified
Hoover, AL 35244
My practice focuses on providing support and healing to those who grapple with a range of mental health concerns such as anxiety, depression, grief, and other emotional struggles that can significantly impact one's well-being. I seek to empower clients with effective tools for their unique challenges. In addition to individual therapy, I also offer couples therapy to support relationships and communication. I firmly believe that with the right tools and support, individuals can work through their mental and emotional health challenges, ultimately leading to a life filled with joy and purpose.
My practice focuses on providing support and healing to those who grapple with a range of mental health concerns such as anxiety, depression, grief, and other emotional struggles that can significantly impact one's well-being. I seek to empower clients with effective tools for their unique challenges. In addition to individual therapy, I also offer couples therapy to support relationships and communication. I firmly believe that with the right tools and support, individuals can work through their mental and emotional health challenges, ultimately leading to a life filled with joy and purpose.
(205) 973-6391 View (205) 973-6391
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Jennifer Fuller
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MEd
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hoover, AL 35216
You ARE enough. The love and encouragement you did not receive from the people in your life was their failing, NOT yours. You ARE worthy. This is the time of your life where you are now in control.
You ARE enough. The love and encouragement you did not receive from the people in your life was their failing, NOT yours. You ARE worthy. This is the time of your life where you are now in control.
(205) 622-1112 View (205) 622-1112
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Adam Benjamin Johnson
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MA
Verified Verified
Hoover, AL 35244
Life isn’t always a walk in the park. Especially when others are unable to relate to what you feel and experience. You want compassion. It's hard to be your true self around others for fear of judgment. Society wants you to fit into a nice little box and it makes it impossible to be who you are. You can be surrounded by family and loved ones who care about you and want the world for you, yet you feel so lonely and isolated. Sometimes it feels like no one understands you and never will. The pain may seem unbearable. You struggle with so many personal issues and just want someone who can relate to you with the experience to help.
Life isn’t always a walk in the park. Especially when others are unable to relate to what you feel and experience. You want compassion. It's hard to be your true self around others for fear of judgment. Society wants you to fit into a nice little box and it makes it impossible to be who you are. You can be surrounded by family and loved ones who care about you and want the world for you, yet you feel so lonely and isolated. Sometimes it feels like no one understands you and never will. The pain may seem unbearable. You struggle with so many personal issues and just want someone who can relate to you with the experience to help.
(205) 537-9745 View (205) 537-9745
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Peter P. Boyle at Boyle & Associates, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC, CCFC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Hoover, AL 35244
Does your child or teen lack motivation to achieve, have unresolved emotional issues, deal with bullying and are unable to speak up, have difficulty expressing their feelings in an appropriate way, exhibit high-risk behaviors including sexual promiscuity, drug use or other self-harm, or simply need guidance through parental separation, divorce, loss or any demanding life situation? I have helped many children and teens overcome the obstacles to achieving success in behavior modification, emotional stability, academics and social relationships. I specialize in treating at-risk children and teens that suffer from behavioral/emotional issues that prevent healthy development.
Does your child or teen lack motivation to achieve, have unresolved emotional issues, deal with bullying and are unable to speak up, have difficulty expressing their feelings in an appropriate way, exhibit high-risk behaviors including sexual promiscuity, drug use or other self-harm, or simply need guidance through parental separation, divorce, loss or any demanding life situation? I have helped many children and teens overcome the obstacles to achieving success in behavior modification, emotional stability, academics and social relationships. I specialize in treating at-risk children and teens that suffer from behavioral/emotional issues that prevent healthy development.
(205) 289-3510 View (205) 289-3510
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Kelly Lansden
Counselor, ALC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hoover, AL 35244
Are you tired of letting chronic illness or pain control your life? With a master's degree in counseling and a deep understanding of the mind-body connection, I offer a holistic approach that addresses both the physical and emotional aspects of living with chronic conditions. My goal is to provide you with the tools and support you need to not just cope, but to thrive despite the challenges you face.
Are you tired of letting chronic illness or pain control your life? With a master's degree in counseling and a deep understanding of the mind-body connection, I offer a holistic approach that addresses both the physical and emotional aspects of living with chronic conditions. My goal is to provide you with the tools and support you need to not just cope, but to thrive despite the challenges you face.
(205) 997-3294 View (205) 997-3294
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Kristen M Woods
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hoover, AL 35216
Whether you’re experiencing distress or conflict within your life, experiencing professional changes, having difficulty coping with the loss of a loved one, experiencing a transitional phase in your life, or etc. through a positive therapeutic process growth can occur. Through an empathetic and safe environment, the therapeutic process can assist you in creating your optimal life.
Whether you’re experiencing distress or conflict within your life, experiencing professional changes, having difficulty coping with the loss of a loved one, experiencing a transitional phase in your life, or etc. through a positive therapeutic process growth can occur. Through an empathetic and safe environment, the therapeutic process can assist you in creating your optimal life.
(205) 983-6371 View (205) 983-6371
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Courtney W Wood
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Hoover, AL 35226  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I believe that therapy is most helpful when there is collaboration between the therapist and client. You are the expert on you. While I bring my clinical training and years of experience, we will work together to find practical solutions to the issues you are experiencing. My background includes working with individuals who have experienced problems associated with anxiety/panic, anger, addictions, and past trauma.
I believe that therapy is most helpful when there is collaboration between the therapist and client. You are the expert on you. While I bring my clinical training and years of experience, we will work together to find practical solutions to the issues you are experiencing. My background includes working with individuals who have experienced problems associated with anxiety/panic, anger, addictions, and past trauma.
(205) 984-1034 View (205) 984-1034
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ACA Counseling Alexis Sapp
Licensed Professional Counselor, NCC, LPC-S, LPC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Hoover, AL 35244
Mrs. Sapp is a Nationally Board Certified Counselor (NBCC) and a Licensed Professional Counselor, (LPC), and a Supervising Counselor, SC. Mrs. Sapp is trained in EMDR and is eager to continue her professional development in the area of EMDR with children, adolescents, and teens. Mrs. Sapp enjoys the therapeutic benefit of engaging clients in walk-and-talk therapy while utilizing ACA's facility dogs. Her mission is to empower children, teens, and their families to overcome personal obstacles and improve their quality of life. She is passionate about the impact of counseling during childhood and adolescent years.
Mrs. Sapp is a Nationally Board Certified Counselor (NBCC) and a Licensed Professional Counselor, (LPC), and a Supervising Counselor, SC. Mrs. Sapp is trained in EMDR and is eager to continue her professional development in the area of EMDR with children, adolescents, and teens. Mrs. Sapp enjoys the therapeutic benefit of engaging clients in walk-and-talk therapy while utilizing ACA's facility dogs. Her mission is to empower children, teens, and their families to overcome personal obstacles and improve their quality of life. She is passionate about the impact of counseling during childhood and adolescent years.
(205) 530-8743 View (205) 530-8743
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Ashley H Underwood Flourish Wellness Center Llc
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Hoover, AL 35226
Life can be challenging, but you don't have to go through it alone. There are no perfect people or families but healthy individuals help build healthy families and children. I have 24 years experience in the mental health profession. Relational conflict, behavioral issues, anxiety, grief, and depression are a few of the issues I specialize in (extensive list in specialties section). Counseling by a licensed professional, is the best place to seek help. Openness, attending sessions, and a willingness to practice skills outside of sessions is all that's needed of you for a successful experience, you set the pace.
Life can be challenging, but you don't have to go through it alone. There are no perfect people or families but healthy individuals help build healthy families and children. I have 24 years experience in the mental health profession. Relational conflict, behavioral issues, anxiety, grief, and depression are a few of the issues I specialize in (extensive list in specialties section). Counseling by a licensed professional, is the best place to seek help. Openness, attending sessions, and a willingness to practice skills outside of sessions is all that's needed of you for a successful experience, you set the pace.
(205) 316-9424 View (205) 316-9424

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Number of Therapists in Hoover, AL

200+

Average cost per session

$140

Therapists in Hoover, AL who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
88% Depression
79% Self Esteem
77% Coping Skills
75% Relationship Issues
73% Stress
71% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

94% BlueCross and BlueShield
58% New Directions | Lucet
40% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Hoover, AL see their clients

87% In Person and Online
13% Online Only

Gender breakdown

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

How can I find a therapist in Hoover?

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.