Dothan, Alabama Therapists

Find a therapist in Dothan, Alabama  that meets your needs. Browse our comprehensive list of affordable and licensed therapists in Dothan to find a professional specializing in counseling people with stress, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, grief and more.

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Choya Wise
LICSW-PIP
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Alabama

Choya Wise is a licensed clinical social worker with over 20 years’ experience in mental health. Over these years, he has thrived in helping clients believe in themselves and harness their capability to make life and relationships happen. Choya is...
Gayla Lemley
LPC, MS, MA
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Alabama, Arizona

Today you are one step closer to a New You where you feel empowered and on a positive path to growth and well-being. As a solution-focused Holistic therapist, my goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that is authentically...
Stephanie Lett
LICSW, PIP
In-Person Sessions:

Birmingham, Alabama

Thank you for visiting Love Out Loud Counseling and Consulting Services, LLC. My name is Stephanie Lett. I have dedicated nearly a decade to serving others in order to improve society. My profession is much more than a tool for me to earn a...
Jennifer Johnson
LICSW-PIP, MSW
In-Person Sessions:

Huntsville, Alabama

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Alabama

Jennifer’s approach to therapy is interactive, warm and accepting. She tailors each treatment to the patient’s individual needs and uses a combination of cognitive behavioral therapy, stress management, play therapy, inner child work, mood...
Miles Hudson
LICSW-PIP
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Alabama

Miles Hudson is an individual and group therapist at Forge Wellness. He enjoys working with adults and adolescents who are looking for solutions to life's challenges. He works with clients facing a range of issues including, addiction, trauma,...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Alabama

Mark Banaszek is an individual and group therapist at Integrative Health Services with 15 years of experience working with child, adolescents, individuals, and families. He has experience working with school systems and other agencies throughout...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Alabama

Chari N. Herron is a mental health professional with 10 years of post-master’s experience working with adults and children in various settings. She attended Columbus State University in Columbus, GA where she received her Bachelor of Arts in...
Maggie Klyce
LICSW, PIP, CEDS
In-Person Sessions:

Hoover, Alabama

I am a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist and an EMDR therapist.  I serve as President on the Alabama Chapter of the International Association for Eating Disorder Professionals and am a national presenter on the topic of eating disorders and...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Alabama

Specializing in helping adults with history of abuse/neglect in childhood, learn to love themselves and thrive. I meet treat each of my clients by addressing the individual pain-points they are currently experiencing. I use a combination of...
In-Person Sessions:

Phenix City, Alabama

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Alabama

PTSD doesn't develop only in those people who have experienced combat. You need a counselor who is aware of the many facets and forms of trauma and how they shape the person you are and how you experience the symptoms of PTSD. Veterans often have...
In-Person Sessions:

Alexander City, Alabama

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Alabama

My name is Virginia Bradshaw Archer. But, please call me Ginny. I have been providing counseling services over 30 years. I received a Bachelors of Science Degree in Business Management from Auburn University in 1987. In 1990, I received a Masters in...
In-Person Sessions:

Mobile, Alabama

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Alabama

Hello and welcome to The Sunshine's Haven Counseling Center, LLC. My name is Afiya K. Hooker and I am an Associate Licensed Counselor for the state of Alabama. The clients I serve may be experiencing feelings of depression, anger, distress and...
In-Person Sessions:

Huntsville, Alabama

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Alabama

Struggling to stay happy in your marriage? I have been helping couples work through difficult issues for nearly 30 years. I will tell you what I think and give you the best effort possible to help you make positive changes in your marriage. I...
Cheryl Bray
LMHC, LPC-Supervisor 1
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Alabama, Florida

After 17 years in another career, I returned to school and obtained my Masters in Counseling Psychology from Mississippi College. My undergraduate degree in Psychology is from Huntingdon College in Montgomery, AL. I have completed Level I, II and...
Heather MacLeod
LICSW, CEAP, CCM
In-Person Sessions:

Tuscaloosa, Alabama

I am experienced in working with adults and adolescents, and my areas of expertise include general mental health (such as stress management, depression, and anxiety), anger management, communication skills, work issues, management consultation,...
In-Person Sessions:

Huntsville, Alabama

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Alabama

With over 10 years experience as a marriage and family therapist, I currently serve as a private practitioner working with a broad spectrum of clients in Huntsville, AL. I have experience working in residential treatment programs for addictions and...
Brooke Nelson Murphy
ALC, CCTP, AAMRT, CAMRT
In-Person Sessions:

Madison, Alabama

I am a professional counselor at Vallis Mental Health offering individual, couples, family, and group counseling. I graduated from Athens State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and Chemistry, and I incorporate my knowledge of...
Reese Jefferson
LPC-S, NCC, MAC, BC-TMH
In-Person Sessions:

Hunstville, Alabama

I love what I do! I have been in the mental health field for over 15 years. I have a Masters in Counseling Psychology and a Doctorate in Higher Education Leadership. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, and National Certified Counselor in private...
Vanessa Goepel
LPC 172, LPC-S 7
In-Person Sessions:

Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Alabama

Counseling serves as a guide to assist with life's struggles and stressors. Whether new to counseling or having experienced a similar counseling relationship, my ideal client is motivated for change and ready to learn new approaches to thinking and...
In-Person Sessions:

Huntsville, Alabama

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Alabama

You’ve been to hell and back fighting for the life you want, but you’re also wondering why you attract people who mistreat and abuse you. Loneliness, rejection, low-self esteem and shame have taken their toll. So, you’re looking for a...
Paula Lett
MACMHC
In-Person Sessions:

Cropwell, Alabama

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Alabama

Paula Lett, MACMHC, LPC, MAC is a licensed professional counselor who provides general counseling services for individuals (adolescents and adults), couples and family. She also specializes in substance abuse treatment and holds a Master Addictions...
Katie Beaugez
MEd, ALC
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Alabama

Hi there! I’m Katie Beaugez—or Katie Bee, if that’s easier. I’m a licensed mental health counselor who provides therapy services for individuals and families. My philosophy as a counselor is that everyone should have access to good therapy,...
Leslie Herhold
LICSW, MSW
In-Person Sessions:

Fairhope, Alabama

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Alabama, Louisiana

Leslie Theriot Herhold, MSW, LCSW, PMH-C graduated with a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Louisiana State University in 2006. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with nearly 15 years experience in working with women during the perinatal...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Alabama

I graduated from Auburn University with a doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology in 1998. Since earning my degree, I have lived in the Auburn area and have been in private practice. I am currently a co-owner of Auburn Psychology Group, LLC.

An Overview of Mental Health in Dothan, Alabama

Dothan, Alabama, is located 20 miles west of Georgia and 16 miles north of Florida. With a population of 68,202, it’s known for its family-friendly atmosphere, National Peanut Festival, Dothan Area Botanical Gardens and Forever Wild Trails. In under two hours, residents can be at the beaches of the Gulf of Mexico.

The city’s largest employers include two area hospitals, the public school system and the city. It is a relatively affordable place to live as compared to other parts of the US, and the city has seen nice development in recent years with more restaurants and shops opening up.

Dothan can be a pleasant place to live with mild winters and access to the amenities of a bigger city while retaining the charm of a small Southern town. There are some unique circumstances in the city that may lead residents to seek mental health services.

Crime

Dothan has a high crime rate for a city its size. The majority of the crimes are property crimes – with one of the highest rates of vehicle theft in the US – although violent crime rates are also high. These less-safe conditions can lead to fear, anxiety and other mental health challenges that deserve attention.

Poverty

The poverty rate in Dothan is 19.7% which is higher than the state and national levels. People living in poverty aren’t likely to get the health care services they need.

Disability

12.0% of residents live with a disability. Managing chronic conditions can be difficult for the person who is disabled as well as their caregivers.

Obesity

33.3% of the population is considered to be obese. Being significantly overweight can lead to difficult physical and mental health challenges.

Sexually Transmitted Diseases

The rates of individuals living with STDs in Houston County is significantly higher than state and national levels. Coping with these illnesses may require mental health services as well as physical care.

Substance Abuse

The opioid crisis in the US is widespread. Alabama residents have one of the highest rates of opioid prescriptions in the country. While there are legitimate medical reasons for taking these medications, they can be addictive. Anyone struggling with addiction may want to seek mental health help as well.

The Challenge of Finding a Suitable Therapist in Dothan

Per nationwide rankings, there’s a shortage of mental health professionals in Alabama. The state has a high level of individuals with mental illness and low access to insurance and treatment. Alabama has one mental health professional per 1,260 people, ranking it 48th in the country.

Within Dothan, some individuals may face financial obstacles to obtaining care. Residents who live in poverty or who do not have health insurance are at high risk of not receiving the treatment they need. In these situations, health care, especially mental health care, tends to fall low on the list of priorities.

There are some more affordable options to care than traditional face-to-face sessions with a therapist. Online, voice, video and text messaging services can be less expensive (since the therapist doesn’t have to pay for expensive office space). Some community centers or non-profit groups also provide free support groups and crisis help lines. Other community-focused organizations may offer financial assistance to those whose incomes are below a certain level.

Mental Health Resources in Dothan

Statewide rankings can often overlook the resources that are available. In Dothan, several licensed professional counselors, certified alcohol and drug counselors, psychologists and licensed independent social workers work with residents for a range of life’s challenges. These professionals have experience helping people through addictions, relationship issues, self-esteem difficulties, career challenges, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, grief and loss, eating disorders, anger management, bipolar, depression and more.

When a therapist first starts working with a patient, he or she will take the time to understand that patient’s background and challenges. Together they will develop a treatment plan that can draw on a variety of disciplines such as cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, mindfulness-based methods and solution-focused therapy.

Find a Therapist in Dothan

For individuals looking for a therapist in the Dothan area, E-Counseling’s online directory contains a list of qualified care providers. These counselors have extensive experience providing non-judgmental, compassionate and confidential care to those seeking support with mental health challenges.