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Book 10+ of the best Trauma and PTSD therapists in Alabama

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Jerry Phillips

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LPC
35 years of experience
Empowering
Holistic
Solution oriented
Virtual
Hello, I am Jerry Phillips, a licensed mental health therapist. Welcome to our Grow platform. You can read more about my background, education, experience and therapy approach below. I'm so thankful you reached out for help. My personal and business motto has been for many years, "Helping People Help Themselves". This is also my goal with each client. I recognize that most people do not need to be fixed. Rather they need to be heard and understood. By listening and attempting to understand, I am often able to help guide people to real solutions for their personal issues. It will be a privilege to assist you exploring the concerns you discuss. Background: I have two Master degrees; Master of Divinity (M-Div) and Master of Counseling Psychology (MS). I am a U.S. Navy Retired Chaplain, having served 29 years. While on active duty as a Navy Chaplain, I attended a one year school for Pastoral Counseling. Immediately following this, at my next duty station, I began a second masters degree program for Counseling Psychology. This helped me become a much better Chaplain. I also received extensive training at the US Navy's Alcohol and Drug Rehabilitation Center and then conducted alcohol and drug counseling with military members. Three years after this degree program I was licensed in the State of Florida (my home) as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC). After retiring from the US Navy, I established the Upper Room Counseling Center, serving people in the Central Florida area. During this time I specialized in Anxiety disorders, Grief counseling and Addictions. I have had the opportunity to help many people mature as individuals and recover from their addictions. Today I continue helping people through Grow Counseling Telehealth. To access our live, face to face session, you will need either a computer, tablet or smartphone with a working camera and audio. This type of live video streaming works best with a strong, high speed internet connection. It is also recommended that you use Google Chrome as your web browser. Please be sure your device settings are set to "Allow" camera and microphone use while using Google Chrome. If you need to contact me directly, please feel free to do so. I can be reached at: 334-322-5750 or UpperRoomCC@gmail.com

Next available: Apr 17

Dr. Aisha Mitchell Washington, LCSW

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Dr. Aisha Mitchell Washington, LCSW  profile image
LICSW
23 years of experience
Empowering
Authentic
Direct
Virtual
Welcome to Dr. Mitchell's safe and brave space! I began my career working with "at-risk children and youth" and families in 1995. Many struggling with substance abuse, poverty, child abuse, and neglect. While maintaining the person in the environment perspective throughout my career, I supported antiracist policies, ideas, and actions. This is why I continue to practice in a manner that promotes self-awareness and self-reflectiveness for myself and with clients in a healing journey to self-care and resilience. I believe it is important to use narrative therapy and other therapies with the theory of intersectionality to remain person-centered. My practice is also focused on treating trauma and/or race-based stress that has shaped a person’s inner world; so the use of Feminist therapy, Queer Theory, and Liberation Psychology are introduced as appropriate. I welcome everyone who values peace to come and try with me.

Next available: May 15

Yulia Roe, LCSW, MRT

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Yulia Roe,  LCSW, MRT profile image
LICSW
7 years of experience
Direct
Authentic
Intelligent
Virtual
Welcome! I am Yulia, a Clinical Social Worker licensed in Virginia, Alabama, and Missouri with over 6 years of experience in mental health in a variety of settings. I am here to help you overcome challenges that you are currently facing. Our life journey may surprise us with many joyful and positive experiences, but there are certainly times when we stumble upon disappointments, stressful life events, health concerns, loss of a loved one, or traumatic experiences that bring us down to our knees and make us question the fairness of life itself and our place in it. If you can relate, you have come to a right place and I applaud you for finding strengths to reach out for help.

Next available: Apr 18

Serlina D James

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LICSW
12 years of experience
Empowering
Solution oriented
Authentic
Virtual
I'm an Integrative Wellness Practitioner and a certified Trauma Therapist. My goal is to provide a safe space for you to come to learn healthy coping strategies to manage daily stressors. I would be honored to be a part of your healing, your growth and your journey to Total Wellness. I have more than a decade of counseling and Life Coach experience. I am a strength's based, person-centered clinician with a passion to share my knowledge and expertise with you to create your path to living your best life. I will guide you in enhancing self awareness and increasing your ability to identify strengths and resources to manage stressors, overcome challenges and practice self-loving practices. As we work together, you will increase self-awareness, learn healthy coping strategies to manage stressors, remove barriers, heal from trauma, find inner peace and begin living the life you deserve. If you are looking to enhance your quality of life, I would be delighted to be a part of your journey to Wellness. I am here to help. Contact me to get started on your journey to living a balanced life filled with self-love, prosperity, peace and purpose.

Next available: Apr 29

Antwan T. Dixon

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Antwan T. Dixon profile image
LPC
11 years of experience
Authentic
Open-minded
Empowering
Virtual
Hi my name is Antwan and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor (LPC-S) in the state of Alabama and a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Georgia. I have been in the counseling profession for over a decade. Along with being a licensed therapist I teach as an adjunct professor in the graduate program for Counseling and Human Studies at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). My primary therapy approach is person-centered therapy. I help adult clients between the ages of 21 to 55 years old utilize identifiable resources on becoming aware of self by helping them to resolve barriers to personal growth. My primary areas of focus are mental health, substance abuse, gay/lesbian issues, anxiety, and depression.

Next available: Apr 22

April Chapel

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LPC
8 years of experience
Virtual
Are you a Christian woman in your 40s-50s experiencing emotional distress after a hard breakup or Narcissistic abuse? Are you looking for support but feeling judged by your faith community? Do you have self-condemning thoughts and doubt your value and worth, but WANT to have positive feelings toward yourself? Do you feel emotionally overconnected to another person and want your sense of independence back? Then YOU are the kind of client I enjoy working with! Together, we can evaluate and dispute negative thoughts and beliefs, resolve spiritual crises, break trauma bonds, and find acceptance for realities unlikely to change. I specialize in treating self-esteem, codependency, and divorce. I love working with clients to heal from trauma, resolve anger, and find acceptance for unrealized expectations. Middle-aged Christian women who have experienced physical, emotional, verbal or narcissistic abuse are my primary focus. I use spiritually informed Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy to help clients identify abuse, set boundaries, heal from trauma, resolve anger, and find acceptance for unrealized expectations. I provide practical, therapeutic, and spiritual interventions. Potential clients should know that I provide a safe, goal-oriented environment to work toward wholeness without judgment or criticism. Together we consider biblical truths and find ways to apply them to mental health. We will identify, evaluate, and dispute thoughts, beliefs, and behaviors that conflict with God's grace, truth, and love. of focus include fear, anger, guilt, grief, shame, stress, forgiveness, self-esteem, relationship loss, divorce and hopelessness. I open sessions with prayer. Successful treatment completion looks like you have met your therapy goals and are routinely staying inside your window of tolerance (the optimal level of arousal for emotions, memories, thoughts, experiences, and people) that you can endure without destabilizing. Visit my website, www.growingingrace.life to view video podcasts. I'm happy to answer questions through email before scheduling an appointment. I am completely virtual in my practice and meet with clients via distance counseling only. I provide handouts, prayers, and worksheets for therapy homework between sessions to reinforce skills acquired in sessions.

Next available: Apr 18

natasha smith

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LPC
10 years of experience
Virtual
I am a Licensed therapist with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

Next available: Apr 18

Rebecca Edwards

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LICSW
6 years of experience
Warm
Open-minded
Authentic
Virtual
Hi! I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I graduated with my Master's Degree for the University of South Florida. I have experience working with adult and adolescents dealing with depression, anxiety, substance abuse, self-esteem, life changes and other challenges. I specialize in working with women and men who are experiencing depression, anxiety, stress, relationship issues, negative self-image. I work with clients to help them discover their true self, underneath the expectations they have placed on themselves or feel pressure from others. I will meet you where you are in your journey, and will facilitate the changes to help you be a happier and healthier version of yourself.

Next available: Apr 28

Sparkle Cunningham

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LICSW
14 years of experience
Empowering
Solution oriented
Virtual
Feeling the need to talk about what matters to you? Life's transitions, stressors, worries, and fears are on everybody's mind. In session, we focus on renewing, restoring, and reviving the most important person...you. I am strong in the areas of increasing your ability to become self-aware and more confident. Through therapy we can explore areas of your life that help you to build a deeper understanding of self. This will lead to better problem-solving skills and being able to find ways to restore yourself. I like to deal with your concerns and let you guide us on where we need to go in therapy. I am open and ready to work with you in a focused, yet gentle way. I inspire people of color to embrace who they are and be more confident in themselves. I embrace all and help you understand that your inner healing helps in dealing with everyday stressors. Let's start reviving.

Next available: Apr 18

Casey Reagan

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Casey Reagan profile image
LICSW
3 years of experience
Authentic
Solution oriented
Open-minded
Virtual
I am Casey, a queer-affirming therapist who is also part of the queer community. I specialize in working with people who are non-conforming regarding sexuality, lifestyle, relationships, gender, religion and many other ways. I want to create a safe and nonjudgmental space for people to explore thoughts, questions, issues, and feelings they are dealing with each day. I have helped many individuals use body awareness to understand emotions and mood and learn how to manage their impacts on daily life. I use an integrated approach that teaches Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Interpersonal Social rhythm therapy, mindfulness, and Solution Focused techniques. I have a lot of experience working with people to manage issues related to grief and loss, life adjustments, Anxiety, Depression, Bipolar Disorder, and managing stress and crises. I know there are many ways that people express themselves and their emotions and not everything works for everyone. I bring a creative mindset to sessions to help problem solve the presenting issue.

Next available: Apr 22

Michael S. Rosenbaum, Ph.D.

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PhD
40 years of experience
Virtual
Sometimes people experience emotional problems (e.g., anxiety, depression), behavioral problems (e.g., overeating, smoking), or relationship problems (e.g., excessive arguing, poor communication) that interfere with their daily functioning. These difficulties result from the interaction of biological, learning, behavioral, and environmental factors, which influence patterns of thinking and behaving. Negative life events can contribute to the development of self-defeating patterns of thinking and behaving, which some people can have difficulty changing. In my work, which I have been practicing for 40 years, I help people identify these self-defeating patterns and develop strategies for dealing with them. I emphasize the importance of practicing these strategies consistently, with the goal of handling emotions more effectively and behaving in more responsible and healthy ways. I focus on life pattern changes with respect to relationships, depression, anxiety, anger control, impulse control, and stress management.

Next available: Apr 30

Maria Cevallos

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Maria Cevallos profile image
LICSW
3 years of experience
Warm
Solution oriented
Open-minded
Virtual
I am a bilingual LCSW with over 10 years of experience working in the human services field; focusing on mental health, behavior, and non-profit work. I grew up in Los Angeles, Ca., completed my Master of Social Work at Fordham University in the Bronx, NY., and currently reside in Ocala, Fl. As an LCSW I treat clients from across the lifespan with varying therapeutic needs by applying an integrative approach to treatment. Some of my areas of experience include treating family systems and individuals navigating intergenerational trauma, parents and children dealing with challenging behavior, neurodivergent populations, and individuals with a desire to better understand themselves and the maladaptive behaviors causing distress, mood issues, and anxiety. Areas of specialty include working with young adults navigating life after high school, parenting individuals/partners, and those who identify as Latina women struggling to balance relationships, family, individual needs, and independence. I believe that everyone and their experiences are unique, this is why I meet clients where they are in their life journey, empowering them to find and enhance solutions and coping skills that meet their needs. Although I am trained in CBT and DBT these interventions are only a part of my integrative approach to treatment. Client-centered care remains at the center of treatment; as there is not one single intervention that is best for all. Your treatment is yours, together we will create a treatment plan that empowers you.

Next available: Apr 19

Katherine Andrade

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LICSW
27 years of experience
Virtual
Greetings, my name is Dr. Katherine Andrade, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I have 27 years of experience working in Medical, Health, Mental Health, and Substance Use. I have worked as a school, mental health, medical, and military social worker. I have a Master's and Doctorate degrees in Social Work. I specialize in working with adults/seniors with mental health and substance use challenges as well as family issues, stress, adjusting to medical challenges, and military/veteran issues.

Next available: Apr 24

Khalilah Garrett, LCSW, LICSW

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Khalilah Garrett, LCSW, LICSW profile image
LICSW
16 years of experience
Virtual
Khalilah has always known that her role in the Mental Health Industry was a “calling” not just a choice. Khalilah is passionate about assisting her clients with improving their quality of life and daily functioning during the most delicate and vulnerable episodes in their lives. Khalilah assists adults, couples and families with developing coping strategies, mental health/interpersonal skills, and techniques to mitigate life stressors and mental health symptomology that negatively impact personal functioning and quality of life. Khalilah is a trauma treatment specialist and focuses on the effective treatment for those that have endured sexual, physical, emotional, childhood and domestic abuse. Khalilah utilizes evidenced based psychotherapies such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Attachment Theory, Psychodynamic Theory and Family Systems Theory. However, Khalilah would consider herself to be an Integrative Psychotherapist, which means that Khalilah utilizes a variety of orientations and therapies according to the client’s individual needs.

Next available: Apr 22

Monique Snelson

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LMFT
11 years of experience
Virtual
Hi I am Monique! I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I am a Certified Anxiety Treatment Professional and Mindfulness I Practioner. I work with people who are struggling with anxiety, depression, post traumatic stress disorder, transitions, and a vairety of other issues. A client may want to learn about communication skills, life skills, and how to learn acceptance. I also help with treatment planning including the use of emotional support animals and psychiatric service dogs to reduce sympotoms. I provide telehealth through audio, video or text messaging options. I specialize in anxiety, trauma, conflict, and crisis situations along with transitions which include divorce, work issues, and adjustment, with couples, teens, young adults, individuals and families while using systemic and positive approaches. Possible Emotional Support animal options. Focus on a holistic and collaborative experiences ensuring clients needs are met by supporting their goals in a safe and empathetic environment.

Next available: Apr 21

Jenise Williams

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LICSW
17 years of experience
Virtual
Greetings, I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker serving the states of Alabama, Georgia, and Florida. I have a passion for helping clients learn & master healthy coping strategies that will help them better manage their symptoms. In this thing called life, we often face challenges that can seemingly feel overwhelming. Rest assured you are not alone; millions struggle daily in finding ways to cope with it all. I have been a provider for over 17 years. I am a proud graduate of the University of Georgia Graduate School (MSW) and University of Birmingham (BSW).

Next available: Apr 18

Darlene Nicks

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Darlene Nicks  profile image
LICSW
12 years of experience
Warm
Authentic
Empowering
Virtual
Have you experienced Trauma! Have you recently gone through a relationship betrayal, divorce, infidelity, homelessness? I practice a strength based, holistic approach to therapy and use a variety of theories and techniques based on each individual's personality and needs. I believe that everyone possesses the natural ability to reach their most evolved and emotionally intelligent self, and it is my privilege to help others discover and develop their strengths and resources. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, and I am licensed in the State of Alabama, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey. My experience spans over 12 years working with individuals, adolescents, adults, and families struggling with addictions, work issues, domestic violence, housing insecurity, parenting issues, infertility, aging and death, mood disorders, trauma, chronic medical conditions. Together we will begin to recover balance and a sense of clarity for those struggling to regulate their emotions and self-esteem, focusing on issues of trauma, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, attachment difficulties, relationship and family issues. I encourage you to take a step of faith in connecting with me to find support for yourself!

Next available: May 13

Joe Hupp LISW-S, LCSW, LICSW, LSCSW, LMSW, LIMHP, ACSW

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Joe Hupp LISW-S, LCSW, LICSW, LSCSW, LMSW, LIMHP, ACSW profile image
LICSW
20 years of experience
Open-minded
Authentic
Solution oriented
Virtual
Hello, I am Joe and I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker, with the ability to serve those located throughout the United States. My aim to to ensure that each and every session be approach with comfort, finding solutions and getting you to feel better with whatever associated problem you are experiencing. It may be overwhelming, but it doesn't have to be. We can work together to find a solution to getting you to feel better!

Next available: Apr 26

Cindy Yu

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LMFT
3 years of experience
Virtual
Hi, welcome! I am a bilingual (English and Mandarin Chinese) Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I have a Master’s degree (Summa Cum Laude) in Marriage and Family Therapy and am currently a third-year PhD candidate in Couples and Family Therapy at Nova Southeastern University. I am professionally trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy, solution-focused therapy, Bowen’s theory, Gottman Method, CBT, and more. I work mainly with clients who are struggling with anxiety, depression, grief & loss, trauma, self-esteem, or relationship issues. I also work with clients who want to work on self-growth and gain more insight in life.

Next available: Apr 18

Jamie Ellis

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LICSW
1 year of experience
Virtual
Hi! My name is Jamie Ellis and I am a licensed clinical social worker. I received my masters in social work from Florida State University. I have been practicing mental health counseling for 10 plus years in all types of setting from inpatient psych to outpatient individual therapy. I love to help people. I love to use my extensive knowledge to encourage and help people heal. I have had experience with all ages but perfer to work with adults 18 years older.

Next available: Apr 26

Christine Woodard

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Christine Woodard profile image
LICSW
9 years of experience
Warm
Solution oriented
Empowering
Virtual
Are you in a time of transition and feeling anxious, overwhelmed, alone, or even doubting your decisions? Do you feel stuck in the same cycle of high conflict, poor communication, and lack of connection in your relationships? Or do you find that you have difficulty setting boundaries, juggling the many tasks in your day, and often say "yes" when you really want to say "no" to others? I have over 9 years of experience working with individuals, couples, and families going through major life transitions, times of crisis and trauma, marital and relationship difficulties, and those just seeking to feel reconnected with themselves and others. I have an extensive background in working with trauma victims, domestic violence and abuse, and military families but it is my belief that no problem you bring to our session is too large or too small. I'd love to help you on your journey to healing and wholeness.

Next available: Apr 18

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