LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics Therapists in Alabama

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Find therapists that specialize in LGBTQIA, gender, or sexuality topics provide emotionally safe, comfortable spaces for clients to process through how their identity impacts their lives. They may discuss relationships and relationship dynamics, self-judgements or internalized shame, or dreams for the future in sessions. The following therapists have special expertise in LGBTQIA, gender, and sexuality topics. They provide compassionate care and teach their clients how to enhance their self-love, increase their coping strategies, and set healthy boundaries in relationships.

Health insurance plans often pay for out-of-network sessions

Many health insurance plans reimburse 50-80% of session fees with out-of-network therapists. Learn if your health insurance plan qualifies.

17 Matching Therapists with Availability

Accepting new clients online

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Christen N Mullane

Therapist
Chronic illness - Trauma - Insomnia & sleep issues - Chronic pain - Stress management - Assistance for caregivers and frontline workers
Zencare Vetted
$0-$200 Check Cost Estimate

Waitlist available online

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Sarah Kamens

Therapist
Trauma - Anxiety - Depression - Self-esteem - Loneliness - Existential crisis & challenges
Zencare Vetted
$0-$275 Check Cost Estimate

Accepting new clients online

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Tammy Austin

Therapist
Adolescent mental health - Anger management - Depression - Trauma - Veterans' issues - Women's issues

Accepting new clients online

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Ann Becker-Schutte

Therapist
Caregiver stress & support - Depression - Existential crisis & challenges - Loss, grief, and bereavement - Medical professionals' mental health - Women's issues

Accepting new clients in-person & online

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Morgan Jenkins

Therapist
ADHD - Anxiety - Couples counseling - Depression - LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics - Sexual health & dysfunction

Accepting new clients online

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Nichole Wood-Barcalow

Therapist
Eating disorders & disordered eating - Body image - Loss, grief, and bereavement - Values clarification - Anxiety
Zencare Vetted

Accepting new clients online

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Louise Wheeler

Therapist
Pregnancy, perinatal, postpartum mental health - Postpartum depression - Trauma - Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Complex PTSD (C-PTSD) - Cultural adjustment
Zencare Vetted

Accepting new clients online

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K. Danise Mok

Therapist
Trauma - Mood disorders - Gender identity & transgender health - LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics - Race & cultural identity - Faith Deconstruction/Crisis/Transition
Zencare Vetted

Accepting new clients online

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CAYA Care Clinic

Group practice
ADHD - Anxiety - Chronic illness - Depression - Insomnia & sleep issues - Trauma
Zencare Vetted

Accepting new clients online

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Cook Counseling and Consulting Inc.

Group practice
Anxiety - Borderline personality disorder - Depression - LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics - Stress management - Trauma
Zencare Vetted

Accepting new clients online

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Nicole Young

Therapist
Infertility counseling - Couples counseling - Loss, grief, and bereavement - Pregnancy, perinatal, postpartum mental health - College & graduate student mental health - Veterans' issues
Zencare Vetted

Accepting new clients online

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Blair L Prescott

Therapist
Caregiver stress & support - Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Self-esteem - Sexual harassment & assault - Trauma - Burnout
Zencare Vetted

Accepting new clients in-person & online

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Ann Nowak

Therapist
Anxiety - Depression - LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics - Life transitions - Loss, grief, and bereavement - Stress management
Zencare Vetted

Waitlist available online

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Jennifer Howell

Therapist
Anxiety - Chronic pain - Communication issues - Relationship issues - Insomnia & sleep issues - Trauma
Zencare Vetted

Waitlist available online

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Avina Khiatani

Therapist
Eating disorders & disordered eating - Relationship issues - Sexual harassment & assault - College & graduate student mental health - Cultural adjustment - Racism, oppression, and discrimination
Zencare Vetted

Waitlist available online

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Center for Psychological Growth and Resilience, LLC

Pre-Licensed Professional
Relationship issues - Work stress - Anxiety - Depression - Life transitions - Self-care
Zencare Vetted

Waitlist available online

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Leigha Ward

Therapist
Anxiety - LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics - Pregnancy, perinatal, postpartum mental health - Relationship issues - Sexual health & dysfunction - Nonmonogamy, polyamory, and kink

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FAQs about how to find a therapist in Alabama

How do I find a therapist in Alabama?

Find a therapist near you in Alabama on Zencare. Narrow your search by using filters like insurance, therapy budget specialty, and provider identity. Mental health professionals on Zencare are vetted for their extensive experience treating individual adults, children and adolescents, as well as couples and families. Explore each potential therapist profile to learn more about their specialties, and watch an introductory video to get a sense of their personality. Book a free initial call to find the right therapist for you!

Does insurance cover therapy in Alabama?

Yes, most Alabama health insurance carriers provide mental health benefits that cover therapy. However, the exact amount of coverage will vary based on the plan details and whether the selected provider is in-network or out-of-network with your insurance. If the therapist is in-network with your insurance, you’ll pay only a copay at each session after meeting your annual deductible. If the therapist is out-of-network with your insurance, you may still be able to receive reimbursement after paying the fee at the time of therapy session. If you have a PPO or POS insurance plan, you can likely receive some reimbursement when you see a therapist out-of-network in Alabama. If you have an HMO, EPO, or Medicaid/Medicare plan, you likely cannot receive reimbursement, and would be responsible for the full out-of-network session fee. Note that services designed to treat topics which are not diagnosed mental health conditions, such as couples counseling and life coaching, are not typically covered by health insurance. The potential mental health provider must also be a licensed therapist in your state for the insurance company to cover services.

How do I find an affordable therapist in Alabama?

Therapists located in Alabama offer session fees from <$100/session. To find a therapist who meets your budget, filter by session fee on Zencare. Many therapists offer a sliding scale, or a range of session fees based on financial need to clients who would not otherwise be able to afford typical therapy rates in Alabama. If you are struggling to pay for therapy, consider asking for a sliding scale, looking for an in-network therapist, or seeking services through a local agency, college counseling center, or hospital.

How can I make an appointment with a therapist in Alabama?

Start your search for an appointment with a therapist in Alabama on Zencare. Many mental health professionals located in Alabama require clients to have an introductory call before booking a full appointment online. In this free call, the prospective therapist will ask about your goals for treatment, and make sure that their skills, specialized training, and scope of private practice are a match for your mental health issues. At the same time, you should assess if you feel comfortable talking with the therapist, as studies show that the most important determinant of successful therapy is the relationship between therapist and client. After an initial call, you’ll typically be given the option to book an appointment with the therapist, or continue your search if it’s not a good fit. At the initial session, you’ll likely discuss the therapeutic process and determine goals for your personal growth. Common therapy goals include learning effective coping strategies to deal with negative feelings, increasing self-awareness, and gaining a deeper understanding and insight into relationship patterns.

How can I find a therapist in Alabama who sees clients after hours?

Find a therapist who sees clients after hours on Zencare. Many therapists in Alabama offer appointments outside of traditional business hours. Simply filter by Office Hours under More Filters to choose the time of day that works best for you, whether that be early morning before work, in the evenings, or even over the weekend. After hours sessions are a good option for busy individuals, couples, and families dealing with hectic schedules and who need a flexible option for their mental health care.

How do I find a therapist in Alabama who offers in-person sessions?

Find a therapist who offers in-person sessions on Zencare. Many therapists in Alabama have resumed offering in-person sessions; you can filter by “In-Person” to find a provider who is accepting new clients for in-office sessions. You can also search by map to find providers in Alabama near you. While some clients prefer in-person sessions because they offer a safe, neutral ground for the session to take place, for the widest range of therapist options, consider expanding your search to also include providers licensed in your state who offer telehealth, or therapy sessions via remote video call.

How do I find a therapist in Alabama who offers online sessions?

Find a therapist who offers online sessions on Zencare. Most therapists in Alabama continue to offer appointments online; you can filter by “Online” to find a provider who is accepting new clients for teletherapy sessions. In order to see a therapist, they must be licensed to provide online sessions to clients living in your state. Online therapy is different from text therapy, or asynchronous therapy; online therapy offers the same consistent relationship with a local Alabama therapist that an in-person session would, with sessions taking place via phone or a video sessions through a secure teletherapy platform. Online therapy sessions are a convenient way to find a therapist near Alabama without leaving the comfort of your home or office.

Where can I get mental health therapy in Alabama?

Start your search for mental health therapy in Alabama on Zencare. Many therapists are quality-vetted for excellence in clinical care. When you’re struggling with your mental health, it might be time to seek professional support in the form of counseling services, couples therapy, or psychiatric medication management. There are a wide range of private practice therapists to choose from in Alabama; consider narrowing your search by criteria like insurance carrier, therapy budget, specialty, or provider identity to find a great fit!

How can I start therapy in Alabama?

Start your search for a great therapist in Alabama on Zencare. First, consider any logistic limitations, like how far you are willing to travel outside of Alabama or if you are open to online sessions with a local provider. Also consider how much your therapy budget is, and when you are available for therapy. Then, make a list of priorities for your ideal therapist: do they match your identity, or have expertise in a specific area like anxiety or depression? There is no one reason to start therapy; many individuals in Alabama go see a therapist when they need help to move forward through a difficult time, cope with symptoms of a mental illness such as a mood disorder, navigate life transitions, process relationship difficulties or improve their behavioral health. Use your priorities to filter on Zencare by insurance, speciality, and availability. Look through a few provider profiles to find the therapist you might click with, watch their introductory videos, and book a free call to find a great personal fit!

What kinds of mental health providers are available in Alabama?

There are many different kinds of mental health providers available in Alabama, including psychologists, clinical social workers, and mental health counselors. As long as the provider is licensed in your state, the factor that matters most to therapy outcomes is the therapeutic alliance, or the relationship you build with your therapist. Common types of therapy provided in Alabama include cognitive therapies, like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and insight-oriented therapies like psychodynamic therapy. Other providers offer a blend of techniques for a more interpersonal, holistic approach. Some mental health therapists in Alabama also offer specialized treatment services, like couples therapy, premarital counseling, and family therapy. While most Alabama providers are qualified to treat general challenges, like depression, anxiety disorders, trauma, relationship difficulties, and low self-esteem, for concerns such as substance abuse, personality disorders, and eating disorders, consider seeking expert care. Together with your therapist, you’ll build a treatment plan that addresses your reasons for seeking therapy and monitor progress toward your wellness goals and overall well being.

How does paying for therapy work in Alabama?

There are several options for paying for therapy in Alabama. For many people, the most affordable way to seek mental health services is to look for a provider who is in-network with your insurance. Due to high demand and low availability, in-network providers often have long waitlists; to widen your options and start therapy sooner, you might also consider looking for an out-of-network provider. When you see an out-of-network therapist in Alabama, you can ask for a sliding scale if you are unable to afford their typical session fees, or seek reimbursement from your insurance company if you have a PPO or POS plan. For clients who have an insurance plan with a high deductible and low medical costs, therapy costs are often comparable when you see a therapist in- or out-of-network. While paying for therapy can be a substantial investment, it’s also a great way to improve relationships, boost self-esteem, address symptoms of mental illness, and ultimately live a happier, more self-directed life.