Therapists in Shelby County, AL

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BOLER & Associates, Counseling & Consultation, LLC
Counselor, ALC
Verified Verified
Pelham, AL 35124
I managed to offer a nonjudgmental, non-bias, and confidential therapy approach with a exceptional quality of care for those that are experiencing everyday life stressors and seeking a better way to regain control over one's personal life.
I managed to offer a nonjudgmental, non-bias, and confidential therapy approach with a exceptional quality of care for those that are experiencing everyday life stressors and seeking a better way to regain control over one's personal life.
(205) 272-5296 View (205) 272-5296
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Tracy LaForty
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Pelham, AL 35124
Now accepting new clients. I believe we all have a story of how we think our lives are going to play out in our heads. When that story does not come true it leaves us feeling lost, sad, and sometimes angry. I provide a safe place to help people be able to make sense of life and start rebuilding themselves and their relationships.
Now accepting new clients. I believe we all have a story of how we think our lives are going to play out in our heads. When that story does not come true it leaves us feeling lost, sad, and sometimes angry. I provide a safe place to help people be able to make sense of life and start rebuilding themselves and their relationships.
(833) 240-6553 View (833) 240-6553
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Drake Denton
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, CGAC
Verified Verified
Birmingham, AL 35242
I have 30 years of mental health experience with most mental health illnesses and issues in almost all settings of treatment. I have been a licensed therapist in Alabama for over 20 years working closely with psychiatrists and psychologists. This broad clinical experience gives me the depth to connect with a great variety of issues to help develop a sense of hope toward your future. My private practice also offers individual, couple, and family therapy with both day, evening and Saturday sessions.
I have 30 years of mental health experience with most mental health illnesses and issues in almost all settings of treatment. I have been a licensed therapist in Alabama for over 20 years working closely with psychiatrists and psychologists. This broad clinical experience gives me the depth to connect with a great variety of issues to help develop a sense of hope toward your future. My private practice also offers individual, couple, and family therapy with both day, evening and Saturday sessions.
(205) 352-4180 View (205) 352-4180
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Shelly Mitchell
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, EdS, LPC-S, NCC
Verified Verified
Helena, AL 35080
You are the expert on your life & your story. My goal is to provide a safe, judgement free environment where you can share and explore your narratives. Therapy can empower you to access & mobilize your natural and inherent strengths. When you are ready, I can provide encouragement & support as you plan, develop, & write the next chapters in your story.
You are the expert on your life & your story. My goal is to provide a safe, judgement free environment where you can share and explore your narratives. Therapy can empower you to access & mobilize your natural and inherent strengths. When you are ready, I can provide encouragement & support as you plan, develop, & write the next chapters in your story.
(205) 255-1305 View (205) 255-1305
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Vernesia Womack
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC, BC-TMH
Verified Verified
Calera, AL 35040  (Online Only)
*NEW CLIENTS WELCOMED* There you are! You've made the decision that, at one time or another, we've all had to make in life. Whether there has been loss, traumatic experiences, relational problems, parenting woes, the fear of the unknown, or anything else that brought you to the realization that help is needed you've made that step. I can assist with helping to sort through the "unwanted pile-ups" as we work together to find that place of tranquility. I have a Masters in Professional Counseling and I have worked with teens, adolescents, as well as parents, where unwanted behaviors have taken a toll on the warmth in the relationship.
*NEW CLIENTS WELCOMED* There you are! You've made the decision that, at one time or another, we've all had to make in life. Whether there has been loss, traumatic experiences, relational problems, parenting woes, the fear of the unknown, or anything else that brought you to the realization that help is needed you've made that step. I can assist with helping to sort through the "unwanted pile-ups" as we work together to find that place of tranquility. I have a Masters in Professional Counseling and I have worked with teens, adolescents, as well as parents, where unwanted behaviors have taken a toll on the warmth in the relationship.
(205) 843-7841 View (205) 843-7841
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Brittany Cockrum
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MA, NCC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Birmingham, AL 35242
Thank you for taking a moment to consider me for your counseling needs! I'm a counselor that specializes in children and adolescents, but has a wide scope of experience, ranging from severe mental illness, to parenting, to women's empowerment, and grief. I believe that the best counseling experience is derived when a person feels empowered enough to challenge their own comfort zone and explore their vulnerability, and I actively work to be the counselor that a client can do that with.
Thank you for taking a moment to consider me for your counseling needs! I'm a counselor that specializes in children and adolescents, but has a wide scope of experience, ranging from severe mental illness, to parenting, to women's empowerment, and grief. I believe that the best counseling experience is derived when a person feels empowered enough to challenge their own comfort zone and explore their vulnerability, and I actively work to be the counselor that a client can do that with.
(205) 964-6114 View (205) 964-6114
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Daniel Maddox
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Helena, AL 35080
Hi, I’m Daniel, a Licensed Professional Counselor practicing in Alabama! I understand that the challenges we face can greatly affect the quality of our lives. As a therapist, I assist individuals in finding hope for a better future by utilizing an affirming, empowering, and judgment-free approach in a safe environment. I specialize in working with individuals experiencing depression, stress & anxiety, survivors of trauma and abuse, as well as couples with relationship distress.
Hi, I’m Daniel, a Licensed Professional Counselor practicing in Alabama! I understand that the challenges we face can greatly affect the quality of our lives. As a therapist, I assist individuals in finding hope for a better future by utilizing an affirming, empowering, and judgment-free approach in a safe environment. I specialize in working with individuals experiencing depression, stress & anxiety, survivors of trauma and abuse, as well as couples with relationship distress.
(205) 828-3548 View (205) 828-3548
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Lauren Packer
Counselor, MS, ALC
Verified Verified
Birmingham, AL 35242
You are welcome here! I prioritize a client-centered approach, believing in the power of collaboration and trust. Specializing in tweens, teens, adolescents, and young adults, I am committed to providing a safe and empathetic space where individuals can explore their unique journeys. My goal is to empower you toward growth, resilience, and positive change. Your confidentiality and trust are paramount. I look forward to the possibility of being a supportive guide on your path to well-being.
You are welcome here! I prioritize a client-centered approach, believing in the power of collaboration and trust. Specializing in tweens, teens, adolescents, and young adults, I am committed to providing a safe and empathetic space where individuals can explore their unique journeys. My goal is to empower you toward growth, resilience, and positive change. Your confidentiality and trust are paramount. I look forward to the possibility of being a supportive guide on your path to well-being.
(205) 272-6642 View (205) 272-6642
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Christopher Willson
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Birmingham, AL 35242
Now accepting clients for individual and group therapy! Whether you are looking to process the past, change the present, or prepare for the future, I would be honored to help you on your journey. I have worked with children, adolescents, and adults for over 15 years, focussing on reducing anxiety, building self esteem, and finding motivation to build the life you deserve.
Now accepting clients for individual and group therapy! Whether you are looking to process the past, change the present, or prepare for the future, I would be honored to help you on your journey. I have worked with children, adolescents, and adults for over 15 years, focussing on reducing anxiety, building self esteem, and finding motivation to build the life you deserve.
(215) 274-0172 View (215) 274-0172
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Tara H Bradley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Helena, AL 35080
Waitlist for new clients
As a Clinician & Psychotherapist, it is a privilege to be in partnership with you on your journey towards healing, life improvement and reaching your dreams and full potential. I have had the opportunity to serve in a multitude of settings and am comfortable meeting your needs, even if they seem overwhelming to you at this time.
As a Clinician & Psychotherapist, it is a privilege to be in partnership with you on your journey towards healing, life improvement and reaching your dreams and full potential. I have had the opportunity to serve in a multitude of settings and am comfortable meeting your needs, even if they seem overwhelming to you at this time.
(205) 270-5982 View (205) 270-5982
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Whitney Gay
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Helena, AL 35080
As a Clinician & Psychotherapist, I am invested in helping you achieve your goals and dreams. Whether it be developing critical coping skills to fight depression and anxiety, helping you resolve issues from the past, or navigating relationship issues, I am committed to your success and health. In this world of criticism, negativity and self-doubt, I want to help you overcome the challenges and struggles you face and empower you to flourish and thrive. We can work together to help break down the barriers in your life and enable you to reach your full potential.
As a Clinician & Psychotherapist, I am invested in helping you achieve your goals and dreams. Whether it be developing critical coping skills to fight depression and anxiety, helping you resolve issues from the past, or navigating relationship issues, I am committed to your success and health. In this world of criticism, negativity and self-doubt, I want to help you overcome the challenges and struggles you face and empower you to flourish and thrive. We can work together to help break down the barriers in your life and enable you to reach your full potential.
(205) 273-5468 View (205) 273-5468
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Alexandria Cottrell
Counselor, MEd, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Alabaster, AL 35007  (Online Only)
Hi there! I'm so excited that you have chosen to take the next steps in showing up for and caring for you. My name is Alex and I consider it an honor to serve in this capacity as a therapist. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), National Certified Counselor (NCC), and I have a Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I work from the perspective of counseling being a collaborative experience between counselor and client with the foundation of a strong therapeutic relationship.
Hi there! I'm so excited that you have chosen to take the next steps in showing up for and caring for you. My name is Alex and I consider it an honor to serve in this capacity as a therapist. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), National Certified Counselor (NCC), and I have a Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I work from the perspective of counseling being a collaborative experience between counselor and client with the foundation of a strong therapeutic relationship.
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Ellery C. Berryhill
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LMFT, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Birmingham, AL 35242
Are you facing overwhelming challenges in your marriage or relationships? With your children? Are you struggling with depression or anxiety/fear? Whether you are facing a job transition, conflict in your relationship, a death of a friend or relative, or another pressing concern, therapy provides you someone to listen, to walk beside you through these experiences, and to offer guidance and support as you face new discoveries and insights to your life and well-being. I have experience working with adults, adolescents, couples, and families and view therapy as your opportunity to grow healthier -- mentally, emotionally, behaviorally, relationally, and spiritually.
Are you facing overwhelming challenges in your marriage or relationships? With your children? Are you struggling with depression or anxiety/fear? Whether you are facing a job transition, conflict in your relationship, a death of a friend or relative, or another pressing concern, therapy provides you someone to listen, to walk beside you through these experiences, and to offer guidance and support as you face new discoveries and insights to your life and well-being. I have experience working with adults, adolescents, couples, and families and view therapy as your opportunity to grow healthier -- mentally, emotionally, behaviorally, relationally, and spiritually.
(205) 623-5917 View (205) 623-5917
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Jill Dean
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, EdS, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Pelham, AL 35124
Accepting New Clients. Do you have anxiety, addiction, complex trauma, grief, postpartum depression, or AuDHD? Or do you consider yourself to be neurodivergent? Do you often struggle in interpersonal relations? Let an experienced Licensed Professional Counselor meet you where you are and begin to explore those areas of concern causing difficulty. We will work to develop healthy, and obtainable changes. I offer a safe space where you can be yourself, with no judgement and no bias. I provide all-inclusive services to individuals beginning at 14 years old, and couples. Counseling can lead to feeling that you'r on a healing path.
Accepting New Clients. Do you have anxiety, addiction, complex trauma, grief, postpartum depression, or AuDHD? Or do you consider yourself to be neurodivergent? Do you often struggle in interpersonal relations? Let an experienced Licensed Professional Counselor meet you where you are and begin to explore those areas of concern causing difficulty. We will work to develop healthy, and obtainable changes. I offer a safe space where you can be yourself, with no judgement and no bias. I provide all-inclusive services to individuals beginning at 14 years old, and couples. Counseling can lead to feeling that you'r on a healing path.
(205) 703-2815 View (205) 703-2815
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AEB Counseling Services
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Birmingham, AL 35242
I am accepting new clients and can be a source of support for them in developing and achieving their goals. I work with clients who are experiencing grief, family conflict, excessive worry, perfectionism, and depression. I also work with clients who have experienced trauma in their lives in order to help them process this in a healthy way and move forward into a happier future. I am trained in EMDR which is a specialized therapy used to treat trauma-related needs. I enjoy working with children to help them learn to manage anger, distractions, hyperactivity, feelings resulting from divorce, and school problems.
I am accepting new clients and can be a source of support for them in developing and achieving their goals. I work with clients who are experiencing grief, family conflict, excessive worry, perfectionism, and depression. I also work with clients who have experienced trauma in their lives in order to help them process this in a healthy way and move forward into a happier future. I am trained in EMDR which is a specialized therapy used to treat trauma-related needs. I enjoy working with children to help them learn to manage anger, distractions, hyperactivity, feelings resulting from divorce, and school problems.
(205) 880-4657 View (205) 880-4657
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Krista Chick Integrative Health Services
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, BC-TMH
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Pelham, AL 35124
What events from your past have gotten you to where you are today? What events from your past have held you back from where you want to be? These are just some of the questions that can be explored and answered in therapy. We can easily be controlled by unprocessed events or trauma. However, healing is possible and allows us to move forward without letting past experiences negatively impact our lives. Together, we can work on removing these barriers that prevent you from becoming your best self.
What events from your past have gotten you to where you are today? What events from your past have held you back from where you want to be? These are just some of the questions that can be explored and answered in therapy. We can easily be controlled by unprocessed events or trauma. However, healing is possible and allows us to move forward without letting past experiences negatively impact our lives. Together, we can work on removing these barriers that prevent you from becoming your best self.
(205) 852-8324 View (205) 852-8324
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Crossroads to Pathways Family Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Birmingham, AL 35242
Is your teen or adolescent struggling with cognitive and emotional disturbances? Are you getting calls from school officials weekly and you are unsure of what to do? Do you suspect that your child is struggling with depression, anxiety, ADHD, ODD, OCD, or other emotional/cognitive disorders? Well we would like to work with you and your family! We specialize in assisting teens/adolescents and their parents with formulating a therapeutic counseling plan that will address symptoms of emotional and cognitive disorders while providing parents with a plan to advocate for their child.
Is your teen or adolescent struggling with cognitive and emotional disturbances? Are you getting calls from school officials weekly and you are unsure of what to do? Do you suspect that your child is struggling with depression, anxiety, ADHD, ODD, OCD, or other emotional/cognitive disorders? Well we would like to work with you and your family! We specialize in assisting teens/adolescents and their parents with formulating a therapeutic counseling plan that will address symptoms of emotional and cognitive disorders while providing parents with a plan to advocate for their child.
(256) 494-8483 View (256) 494-8483
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Ashley Carter
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Alabaster, AL 35007
Life has a way of throwing challenges at us that can feel overwhelming. Sometimes these challenges make us feel frustrated, sad, disappointed, and anxious. While these obstacles and feelings are completely normal, they have a way of impacting our mental health. If you are looking for a change and are ready to start therapy, I am here to help you right where you are. Together we will set goals and work towards these challenges at your own pace. Through this process, I hope to help you learn more about yourself and find your inner strength to face whatever comes your way.
Life has a way of throwing challenges at us that can feel overwhelming. Sometimes these challenges make us feel frustrated, sad, disappointed, and anxious. While these obstacles and feelings are completely normal, they have a way of impacting our mental health. If you are looking for a change and are ready to start therapy, I am here to help you right where you are. Together we will set goals and work towards these challenges at your own pace. Through this process, I hope to help you learn more about yourself and find your inner strength to face whatever comes your way.
(205) 624-2422 View (205) 624-2422
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Donna Sisson
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, EMDR
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Birmingham, AL 35242
Life can be challenging. At one time or another, we all confront a problem we don't want to face alone. Often, it's a dilemma in which our usual solutions don't work, and we can't seem to come up with new strategies that do.
Life can be challenging. At one time or another, we all confront a problem we don't want to face alone. Often, it's a dilemma in which our usual solutions don't work, and we can't seem to come up with new strategies that do.
(205) 351-0323 View (205) 351-0323
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Aisha Holmes Thorn
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC-S, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Alabaster, AL 35007
Waitlist for new clients
I believe that each person is the expert of their life. I also believe that at times we all need an objective person to listen and to help us find our center. I strive to meet each person where they are, no judgements, no preconceived ideas. I believe that counseling is not about labeling problems, it is about developing coping skills, gaining self awareness and self understanding. Together we find ways to uncover your strengths and live a more meaningful life.
I believe that each person is the expert of their life. I also believe that at times we all need an objective person to listen and to help us find our center. I strive to meet each person where they are, no judgements, no preconceived ideas. I believe that counseling is not about labeling problems, it is about developing coping skills, gaining self awareness and self understanding. Together we find ways to uncover your strengths and live a more meaningful life.
(205) 861-0057 View (205) 861-0057

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Number of Therapists in Shelby County, AL

200+

Average cost per session

$140

Therapists in Shelby County, AL who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
89% Depression
78% Self Esteem
77% Relationship Issues
74% Coping Skills
73% Stress
66% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

87% BlueCross and BlueShield
59% New Directions | Lucet
49% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Shelby County, AL see their clients

84% In Person and Online
16% Online Only

Gender breakdown

82% Female
17% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Shelby 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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.