Therapists in Jefferson County, AL

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Photo of Kylie Howell, Licensed Professional Counselor in Jefferson County, AL
Kylie Howell
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MEd, NCC, CLC, RYT
Verified Verified
Mountain Brook, AL 35223  (Online Only)
Let's face it - life can be tough! Maybe you're anxious, depressed, stressed, or just plain worn out from dealing with this fast-paced world. Is a piece of you crying out for change and feels like there has to be more to life than "this?" There is! By working together, we will ignite your strengths, uncover your authentic inner wisdom, and support you as you learn to embrace the amazing person you already are. I offer a safe space for you to untangle from the patterns, thoughts, and behaviors that leave you feeling drained. We will work together to deepen self-compassion, explore underlying issues, and ways to live your best life.
Let's face it - life can be tough! Maybe you're anxious, depressed, stressed, or just plain worn out from dealing with this fast-paced world. Is a piece of you crying out for change and feels like there has to be more to life than "this?" There is! By working together, we will ignite your strengths, uncover your authentic inner wisdom, and support you as you learn to embrace the amazing person you already are. I offer a safe space for you to untangle from the patterns, thoughts, and behaviors that leave you feeling drained. We will work together to deepen self-compassion, explore underlying issues, and ways to live your best life.
(205) 619-1436 View (205) 619-1436
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Lindsay Bean
Counselor, MEd, ALC
Verified Verified
Hoover, AL 35244
ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS! Are you ready for change but recognize you need some help along the way? Do you need someone who is objective and can partner with you to help you live a more full life? Are you looking for new solutions? Maybe you've tried many counseling techniques, or you are new to counseling. I can offer you traditional counseling and an exciting new treatment called neurofeedback.
ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS! Are you ready for change but recognize you need some help along the way? Do you need someone who is objective and can partner with you to help you live a more full life? Are you looking for new solutions? Maybe you've tried many counseling techniques, or you are new to counseling. I can offer you traditional counseling and an exciting new treatment called neurofeedback.
(205) 236-2253 View (205) 236-2253
Photo of Ben DeBell, Licensed Professional Counselor in Jefferson County, AL
Ben DeBell
Licensed Professional Counselor, MDiv, LPC
Verified Verified
Trussville, AL 35173
Ben is a Licensed Professional Counselor that utilizes an integrative approach to counseling, incorporating theological and psychological principles. He uses a variety of counseling models to meet the various needs of clients including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Brief-Solution Focused Therapy, TBRI, and others. Ben enjoys working with individuals, couples/families, and children.
Ben is a Licensed Professional Counselor that utilizes an integrative approach to counseling, incorporating theological and psychological principles. He uses a variety of counseling models to meet the various needs of clients including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Brief-Solution Focused Therapy, TBRI, and others. Ben enjoys working with individuals, couples/families, and children.
(205) 315-8995 View (205) 315-8995
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Christina Klose
Counselor, MA, LCAS-A, ALC
Verified Verified
Birmingham, AL 35235  (Online Only)
Feeling lost, hopeless or alone? I will walk with you through your journey of addiction, gambling, depression, anxiety, or through difficult life challenges to find your personal balance, light, and grounding. Reaching out can be challenging and uncomfortable and I applaud you for getting this far. In our work together, we will collaborate in finding hope and healing. With several years of diverse counseling experience my passion is to help you find brighter days ahead.
Feeling lost, hopeless or alone? I will walk with you through your journey of addiction, gambling, depression, anxiety, or through difficult life challenges to find your personal balance, light, and grounding. Reaching out can be challenging and uncomfortable and I applaud you for getting this far. In our work together, we will collaborate in finding hope and healing. With several years of diverse counseling experience my passion is to help you find brighter days ahead.
(205) 964-5518 View (205) 964-5518
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Brandy Smith
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Birmingham, AL 35223  (Online Only)
Brandy Smith is a Licensed Psychologist in the state of Alabama with 13+ years post-doctoral experience. She was trained as a generalist and earned her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from University of Memphis. Brandy works with adults and approaches clinical work collaboratively: meeting clients where they are and working together to reach their goals. She is well-trained to address diversity broadly defined, especially with concerns related to gender, sexual orientation, and race.
Brandy Smith is a Licensed Psychologist in the state of Alabama with 13+ years post-doctoral experience. She was trained as a generalist and earned her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from University of Memphis. Brandy works with adults and approaches clinical work collaboratively: meeting clients where they are and working together to reach their goals. She is well-trained to address diversity broadly defined, especially with concerns related to gender, sexual orientation, and race.
(205) 974-0619 View (205) 974-0619
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Randi Crawford
Counselor, NCC, ALC
Verified Verified
Birmingham, AL 35209
I believe that I have the intellectual and emotional maturity required to be an excellent counselor, helping people who suffer from mental health issues to become happier and better integrated individuals. I specialize in helping children, adolescents, teens and young adults. ADHD, Anxiety, Depression, Bi-Polar, Schizophrenia, and Substance Abuse Disorder.
I believe that I have the intellectual and emotional maturity required to be an excellent counselor, helping people who suffer from mental health issues to become happier and better integrated individuals. I specialize in helping children, adolescents, teens and young adults. ADHD, Anxiety, Depression, Bi-Polar, Schizophrenia, and Substance Abuse Disorder.
(205) 273-9023 View (205) 273-9023
Photo of Christa McCrorie, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Jefferson County, AL
Christa McCrorie
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, PIP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Trussville, AL 35173
Let’s get you back in control and living freely. We seek therapy for many reasons- we might find ourselves in the same destructive cycles or feel trapped in our own lives. We might find ourselves unable to stop thinking about traumatic memories or acting out our trauma over and over. We might feel out of place in our own bodies, knowing something is not aligning with our gender, sex, or sexual orientation but not sure where to start. Or we just may be wanting to find our greatest potential and change our behavior patterns for success. I can help. We can work together to see your life a little differently and start to make change.
Let’s get you back in control and living freely. We seek therapy for many reasons- we might find ourselves in the same destructive cycles or feel trapped in our own lives. We might find ourselves unable to stop thinking about traumatic memories or acting out our trauma over and over. We might feel out of place in our own bodies, knowing something is not aligning with our gender, sex, or sexual orientation but not sure where to start. Or we just may be wanting to find our greatest potential and change our behavior patterns for success. I can help. We can work together to see your life a little differently and start to make change.
(205) 578-2692 View (205) 578-2692
Photo of McKenzie Counseling, Licensed Professional Counselor in Jefferson County, AL
McKenzie Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Birmingham, AL 35209
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, based in Birmingham, Al servicing children 5-18 and families in need of therapeutic guidance. As a therapist it is my role to create a safe space for individuals and families to compassionately explore their journeys and assist them in reaching their full potential. I believe gaining insight into ones core self and accepting our past experiences as guided lessons lead us down the path to find the specific aspects of ourselves that makes us so unique. I support the notion that we don't need to be "broken" to need healing, yet we may simply desire the evolution of self. ​
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, based in Birmingham, Al servicing children 5-18 and families in need of therapeutic guidance. As a therapist it is my role to create a safe space for individuals and families to compassionately explore their journeys and assist them in reaching their full potential. I believe gaining insight into ones core self and accepting our past experiences as guided lessons lead us down the path to find the specific aspects of ourselves that makes us so unique. I support the notion that we don't need to be "broken" to need healing, yet we may simply desire the evolution of self. ​
(205) 964-7854 View (205) 964-7854
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Stacy Barnes
Counselor, MEd, ALC
Verified Verified
Birmingham, AL 35243
I consider counseling to be a unique privilege. I value being a safe place for clients in their life struggles. I see my clients as whole people while incorporating research-based practices to guide their journey and growth.
I consider counseling to be a unique privilege. I value being a safe place for clients in their life struggles. I see my clients as whole people while incorporating research-based practices to guide their journey and growth.
(205) 574-1642 x6 View (205) 574-1642 x6
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Joanna Ware Counseling, LLC
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LPC
Verified Verified
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
Photo of Erica Smith, Counselor in Jefferson County, AL
Erica Smith
Counselor, MDiv, MA, ALC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Birmingham, AL 35213
I believe that as individuals make sense of their story they begin creating the life they were designed for. I work with adults and couples who want to heal from issues related to trauma, depression, anxiety, domestic/ interpersonal violence, relational issues, grief, childhood neglect/ abuse, religious trauma, spiritual abuse, feeling stuck or sensing that something is just “not right."
I believe that as individuals make sense of their story they begin creating the life they were designed for. I work with adults and couples who want to heal from issues related to trauma, depression, anxiety, domestic/ interpersonal violence, relational issues, grief, childhood neglect/ abuse, religious trauma, spiritual abuse, feeling stuck or sensing that something is just “not right."
(205) 839-9341 View (205) 839-9341
Photo of Christopher E Litton, Psychologist in Jefferson County, AL
Christopher E Litton
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
I have been serving the residents of Alabama for almost 20 years, and excited to be of help to you and your family. I provide service to adults and children over the age of 12, and work with a variety of issues including mood, grief, and trauma. I have extensive experience in helping people overcome psychogenic non-epileptic seizures (PNES), and have been working with this issue since 2011.
I have been serving the residents of Alabama for almost 20 years, and excited to be of help to you and your family. I provide service to adults and children over the age of 12, and work with a variety of issues including mood, grief, and trauma. I have extensive experience in helping people overcome psychogenic non-epileptic seizures (PNES), and have been working with this issue since 2011.
(205) 259-1744 View (205) 259-1744
Photo of Kelsey Crafton, Counselor in Jefferson County, AL
Kelsey Crafton
Counselor, ALC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Birmingham, AL 35205
Hello, my name is Kelsey Crafton, a therapist dedicated to creating a caring and validating environment for you - especially during life’s challenging moments. Reaching out when you need support can be challenging, but I am here to help you embrace your authentic self, develop goals that fit your life and foster a relationship with you grounded in trust and acceptance. Whether you are an individual struggling or a couple/family looking to strengthen your bonds, I can guide you through exploring your needs and discovering tools to enhance your overall well-being.
Hello, my name is Kelsey Crafton, a therapist dedicated to creating a caring and validating environment for you - especially during life’s challenging moments. Reaching out when you need support can be challenging, but I am here to help you embrace your authentic self, develop goals that fit your life and foster a relationship with you grounded in trust and acceptance. Whether you are an individual struggling or a couple/family looking to strengthen your bonds, I can guide you through exploring your needs and discovering tools to enhance your overall well-being.
(205) 953-1644 View (205) 953-1644
Photo of Jessica Hendrix, Licensed Professional Counselor in Jefferson County, AL
Jessica Hendrix
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Hoover, AL 35244
Life can deal all of us some challenging times, I'm here to help on that journey. My goal is to help you better understand, resolve and find solutions to the challenges and/or trauma in your life. I have an active and transparent approach. I respect that you are the expert in your own experiences, and aim to work collaboratively to help you achieve your goals.
Life can deal all of us some challenging times, I'm here to help on that journey. My goal is to help you better understand, resolve and find solutions to the challenges and/or trauma in your life. I have an active and transparent approach. I respect that you are the expert in your own experiences, and aim to work collaboratively to help you achieve your goals.
(205) 588-7499 View (205) 588-7499
Photo of Amber Fox, Licensed Professional Counselor in Jefferson County, AL
Amber Fox
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pinson, AL 35126  (Online Only)
Are you experiencing depression or anxiety? Are you wanting to feel like the best version of yourself? Do you just need someone to talk to? As a Licensed Professional Counselor, I am here to help you process life's difficulties and experience your best self. I strive to provide a comfortable, trusting, and nonjudgmental environment where we can discuss your specific needs and goals and work together to improve your quality of life. I offer evening telehealth appointments so you will not have to miss work and can meet with me from the comfort and safety of your own home.
Are you experiencing depression or anxiety? Are you wanting to feel like the best version of yourself? Do you just need someone to talk to? As a Licensed Professional Counselor, I am here to help you process life's difficulties and experience your best self. I strive to provide a comfortable, trusting, and nonjudgmental environment where we can discuss your specific needs and goals and work together to improve your quality of life. I offer evening telehealth appointments so you will not have to miss work and can meet with me from the comfort and safety of your own home.
(659) 200-0922 View (659) 200-0922
Photo of Marisa Holland, Licensed Professional Counselor in Jefferson County, AL
Marisa Holland
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC-S, NCC, BC-TMH
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Hoover, AL 35216
Update as of 4/19/24: Accepting potential slots for tweens, teens, or ladies looking for Saturday appointment with a recently added Counselor to the practice! Looking to change negative or challenging aspects of your life? Trauma, depression, anxiety, low self esteem, and recent life changes are just a few examples of daily ups and downs that everyone can struggle with from time to time. How to begin making any changes can be hard and/or overwhelming but you and I will work together to develop approaches that work to solve or manage these challenges.
Update as of 4/19/24: Accepting potential slots for tweens, teens, or ladies looking for Saturday appointment with a recently added Counselor to the practice! Looking to change negative or challenging aspects of your life? Trauma, depression, anxiety, low self esteem, and recent life changes are just a few examples of daily ups and downs that everyone can struggle with from time to time. How to begin making any changes can be hard and/or overwhelming but you and I will work together to develop approaches that work to solve or manage these challenges.
(844) 742-0190 View (844) 742-0190
Photo of Ellis Bernstein, Psychologist in Jefferson County, AL
Ellis Bernstein
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Birmingham, AL 35223  (Online Only)
Good therapy works. However, there are often barriers between you and "good therapy." It's hard to find a therapist that is a match, hard to look at your life with honesty, and hard to work on becoming better. I'm a Psychologist providing therapy to adults and couples. I've worked with a diverse range of clients with all sorts of concerns, taught university courses on counseling, and currently work as a scientist within a digital health company. I know it's hard to find good therapy, but through all of my experiences, I've found one fact that remains consistently clear: good therapy works.
Good therapy works. However, there are often barriers between you and "good therapy." It's hard to find a therapist that is a match, hard to look at your life with honesty, and hard to work on becoming better. I'm a Psychologist providing therapy to adults and couples. I've worked with a diverse range of clients with all sorts of concerns, taught university courses on counseling, and currently work as a scientist within a digital health company. I know it's hard to find good therapy, but through all of my experiences, I've found one fact that remains consistently clear: good therapy works.
(205) 896-2171 View (205) 896-2171
Photo of Christine Ponte, Licensed Professional Counselor in Jefferson County, AL
Christine Ponte
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Hoover, AL 35216
Not accepting new clients
As a therapist, I believe in acceptance, showing up authentically, and offering a non-judgmental, compassionate, empathetic approach with my clients. I believe that your life is your own story to write, and you get to decide what comes next. It is important that clients feel safe in my office, whether that be in person or virtual. I specialize in treating PTSD, codependency, eating disorders, grief, depression, and anxiety. I am a body positive clinician as well as an affirming therapist for the LGBTQIA+ community.
As a therapist, I believe in acceptance, showing up authentically, and offering a non-judgmental, compassionate, empathetic approach with my clients. I believe that your life is your own story to write, and you get to decide what comes next. It is important that clients feel safe in my office, whether that be in person or virtual. I specialize in treating PTSD, codependency, eating disorders, grief, depression, and anxiety. I am a body positive clinician as well as an affirming therapist for the LGBTQIA+ community.
(205) 851-3611 View (205) 851-3611
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Erin McAdams
Counselor, ALC
Verified Verified
Birmingham, AL 35236
Hi! My name is Erin and I am an Associate Licensed Counselor who graduated from the University of Alabama, Birmingham with a degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I currently work primarily with children, adolescents, and young adults who may experience anxiety, anger issues, or have a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder or ADHD. I love using play therapy, CBT, and Solutions-Focused Therapy to help clients achieve their goals and work with families and other support systems to accomplish all outlined needs.
Hi! My name is Erin and I am an Associate Licensed Counselor who graduated from the University of Alabama, Birmingham with a degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I currently work primarily with children, adolescents, and young adults who may experience anxiety, anger issues, or have a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder or ADHD. I love using play therapy, CBT, and Solutions-Focused Therapy to help clients achieve their goals and work with families and other support systems to accomplish all outlined needs.
(205) 797-7698 x4752 View (205) 797-7698 x4752
Photo of Ebone N Collins, Counselor in Jefferson County, AL
Ebone N Collins
Counselor, MS, ALC, NCC
Verified Verified
Birmingham, AL 35222
I have experience with a wide variety of children who suffer from depression, anxiety, self-esteem complications, sexual trauma, physical trauma, and bereavement. Most of my work consist of working with children and adolescents from various backgrounds, but I have experience working closely with families as well. Together we can work on identifying areas that could use the development of resiliency within yourself as well as your family in order to cope with life stressor or adversities. I am here to create a safe and positive space for you to explore, heal, and grow throughout the course of your journey.
I have experience with a wide variety of children who suffer from depression, anxiety, self-esteem complications, sexual trauma, physical trauma, and bereavement. Most of my work consist of working with children and adolescents from various backgrounds, but I have experience working closely with families as well. Together we can work on identifying areas that could use the development of resiliency within yourself as well as your family in order to cope with life stressor or adversities. I am here to create a safe and positive space for you to explore, heal, and grow throughout the course of your journey.
(205) 463-5247 View (205) 463-5247

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Number of Therapists in Jefferson County, AL

800+

Average cost per session

$140

Therapists in Jefferson County, AL who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
88% Depression
78% Self Esteem
76% Coping Skills
75% Relationship Issues
74% Stress
68% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

88% BlueCross and BlueShield
52% New Directions | Lucet
45% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Jefferson County, AL see their clients

77% In Person and Online
23% Online Only

Gender breakdown

81% Female
18% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Jefferson County?

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.