Kathy Avsar, Therapist in Birmingham, Alabama — Zencare
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Kathy Avsar

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Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC
Alabama Accepting Online
Birmingham Accepting In-person
Updated August 1, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Existential crisis & challenges
  • Life transitions
  • Relationship issues
  • Sexual health & dysfunction

Professional statement

Kathy Avsar, PhD, LMHC is a Jungian Analyst and Licensed Mental Health Counselor located in Birmingham, AL. Dr. Avsar specializes in helping clients better understand their thoughts, impulses, dreams, fears, and desires. Some of Dr. Avsar’s clients arrive at therapy disconnected from their thoughts and emotions, which can look like dissociation or psychosis. She works with clients who suffer from anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, complex PTSD, trauma, and grief. She also supports clients who would like to process through women’s issues, entrepreneurial struggles, and more.

Dr. Avsar’s approach to therapy draws from both her Jungian training and her PhD in Behavioral Neuroscience. She helps clients understand more about how their brain works, including how it adapts to change and how to build healthy habits. She also helps clients interpret their life through metaphor, myth, or stories to find more meaning. By taking a mind-body perspective, clients learn how to both calm their minds and their bodies to achieve a feeling of balance and calm. Dr. Avsar believes that one of the most important parts of therapy is the relationship built between the therapist and the client, so she strives to create a trusting, vulnerable atmosphere where both parties feel comfortable.

Dr. Avsar is a member of the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts. She strives to practice culturally competent care with all of her clients, especially those from diverse backgrounds and identities. She dedicates herself to providing feminist, inclusive therapy services so clients can feel connected once more to their own lives.


Message to clients

I want to hear your story and support you in beginning to see your life from a new perspective. Trying to fit in a box made for someone else causes a lot of anxiety and discomfort. Finding the bits and pieces of your psyche that have been denied, pushed aside, and left behind to fit into society's box is the task because squeezing yourself into the "perfect box" made for someone else is just painful.

This journey is not an easy one. It takes grit, courage, and determination. It requires wandering down long forgotten paths, turning over stones, and looking in dark places to find all the nuances of you. At times treacherous and scary, the path to the wholeness that is truly you is exciting but can only begin when you are ready.

If this feels right for you, reach out because I love seeing that aha moment when someone realizes that their life doesn't have to be perfect, it just has to be theirs, warts and all!

I look forward to talking with you,

Kathy


Specialties

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Existential crisis & challenges - Supportive exploration of meaning and purpose in one’s life; finding one’s path in the face of existential anxiety, dread, and feelings of meaninglessness

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress

Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

Sexual health & dysfunction - Addressing emotional, physical, and biological concerns related to sexual intimacy and functioning; education and skill building around topics such as erectile dysfunction, orgasms, low libido, shame, and history of abuse; improving communication to realize a fulfilling sex life




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Kathy Avsar is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $175 (55min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Check
  • Debit Card
  • PayPal
  • Venmo
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Every other week
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed

Location(s)

Online Sessions (Alabama)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9am - 4pm
  • Tue 9am - 4pm
  • Wed 9am - 4pm
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun 9am - 4pm

Birmingham practice
105 Vulcan Road, Suite 324, Birmingham, Alabama 35209
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Tue 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Wed 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun 9:00am-5:00pm

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 10 years


Interregional Society of Jungian Analysts, Diplomate Jungian Analyst, 2022
Walden University, MS, 2014
University of Alabama at Birmingham, PhD, 2012


Licensure

Alabama: 3749


Languages

English