I believe your story is important and deserves to be heard.
As a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, I provide personalized therapy or counseling through Teletherapy (aka video therapy/online counseling) with clients in Alabama.
Your Story Therapy (YST) provides mental health therapy using science-proven and culturally appropriate approaches.
I will express authentic interest in you, celebrate the uniqueness of your experiences, attend to how social issues and language impact your life, remember that I am not the expert on your life, and convey transparency and honesty.
We welcome those in the Arab, Islamic, Christian, and Atheist communities!
We also provide letters of support for no additional fee!
This means that if you were my client, I would keep all your information confidential (a secret) only for Your Story Therapy to know. This includes keeping it a secret that a person is seeing a therapist.
A Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) is a type of psychotherapist that has studied and trained in relational and systemic therapy approaches. The MFT approach aligns with with idea that problems affecting people are best treated in the context of relationships. MFTs believe that our relationships and past experiences influence our current problems and the way we view the world.
No! You do not have to be married or even in a relationship to see a MFT. Marriage and Family Therapy works great for individuals and groups as well as for those in culturally specific communities. Many siblings, roommates, and co-parents choose to see a MFT to help improve their relationships.
Research shows that Video Therapy, TeleTherapy, or Online Counseling can be just as effective as face-to-face counseling. One of the biggest predictors of effective therapy, is having a good client-therapist relationship. If you aren't connecting with your therapist, you can always try another!
There are actually many benefits to Video Therapy that you can't get from face-to-face therapy. For instance, Video Therapy can reach those in rural areas or those that might not have available transportation. Scheduling a Video Therapy session might also be more convenient for those with a busy work or family schedule.
But Video Therapy is not for everyone...
While I do not accept insurance at this time, I can provide a "Superbill" which will allow a reimbursement from insurance. Usually, insurance will reimburse the majority of the payment. Whether your insurance reimburses or not, Clients are ultimately responsible for online counseling payments.
I promise not to bombard you with emails! Just about once every few months.