Renita Harrigan, Therapist in Birmingham, Alabama — Zencare
Renita  Harrigan

Renita Harrigan

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Alabama Accepting Online
Birmingham Accepting In-person
Updated August 23, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Family issues
  • Self-esteem
  • Women's issues

Professional statement

Renita Harrigan is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Birmingham, Alabama, who enjoys assisting individuals, families, and couples seek clarification for life's questions. Her clientele consists of people from various socioeconomic backgrounds which promotes a safe and confidential environment for anyone. Having an environment where transparency is welcomed, it promotes a session that allows each client the opportunity to breathe, be who they are, and know their life matters. Renita brightens up when a client reconnects to a hope they thought was lost due roadblocks in their life.

Renita uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), which provides each client the opportunity to understand how their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors intertwine so they can begin to make next steps. She strives to help clients understand responses are connected to events that either formed rational or irrational thoughts; and some of these thoughts were formed from childhood. Having a better understanding of this process provides a new outlook on past, current, and future decisions.

Renita has worked in the social services industry for more than 25 years, volunteered 22 years in prisons which include focuses on relationship, self-esteem, and ministry issues. This diverse experience allows Renita to have a better understanding of life and the sensitive nature of each client and their needs. Renita is direct, sensitive, kind, and able to communicate with you with no judgement to ensure each client feels as if they are heard.


Message to clients

I understand starting therapy can be filled with many uncertainties, but it speaks volumes about you making your first step towards a healthier you. When you reach out to me, you can expect an explanation of my practice's next steps to begin services and answers to any questions you might have about my practice. My sessions are designed to promote an environment where you are comfortable to say the things you have always wanted to say without fear of being judged. Reach out, schedule a session, and give therapy a try. My hope is that you won’t give up on yourself just as you have given so much to others. You will always be your best investment!


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

Family issues - Promoting communication and supporting family members to address challenges and reduce conflict and distress

Self-esteem - Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect

Women's issues - Therapy tailored to common concerns among women; providing a safe and understanding space to address life challenges, stressors, and questions around identity as a woman




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Magellan Health
  • Medicaid
  • New Directions
  • Optum
  • United Healthcare

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $136 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $50 - $136

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 6pm - 8:30 pm
  • Tue 6pm - 8:30 pm
  • Wed 6pm - 8:30 pm
  • Thu 6pm - 8:30 pm
  • Fri 6pm - 8:30 pm
  • Sat 11:30 am - 5pm
  • Sun Closed

Birmingham practice
616 Red Lane Rd, Suite C-5, Birmingham, Alabama 35215
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 6:30pm - 8:30pm
  • Tue 6:30pm - 8:30pm
  • Wed 6:30pm - 8:30pm
  • Thu 6:30pm - 8:30pm
  • Fri By appt
  • Sat 12 pm - 4:30 p.m. *not every Saturday
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 22 years


Highlands College, Certificate - Ministry & Pastoral Leadership, 2016
University of Alabama at Birmingham, MA - Rehabiliation Counseling, 2000
Talladega College, BA - Psychology, 1996


Licensure

Alabama: LPC03567


Languages

English