Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Tuscaloosa, AL

Meet our Providers

Amy Coleman
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • ComPsych
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • BCBS
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Amy Coleman, LICSW

Philosophy of Care

Are you constantly seeking ways to find balance in your life? Do you feel as though no matter what you do you are falling 10 steps behind? If so, Amy believes that engaging in therapy can assist you in taking a step in the right direction. Amy’s goal is to create a safe space and environment where you can open up and finally begin the process to attaining emotional freedom in your life.

Amy is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She completed her Master’s in Social Work from Alabama A&M University. Amy has extensive experience, including 11 years as an advocate for domestic violence victims and survivors. Amy also understands grief and bereavement concerns, women’s issues, as well as a variety of other issues including depression and anxiety. Amy’s specialty lies in assisting adults who seek to achieve balance and peace within their daily life.

Understanding and validating your story is important to Amy, who is an open minded and empathetic practitioner. Amy works as a helper to assist you in developing self-awareness, find your strengths, and to promote growth no matter where you are in life. Delving deep into underlying issues can often present a challenge, but Amy is committed to working with you, as a team effort, to provide the help that you need to overcome.

Education

Alabama A&M University
Master’s in Social Work

Specialties

  • Women’s Issues
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Grief & Bereavement
Carrie Allen
Accepting:
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS
  • Magellan
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Carrie Allen, LPC

Philosophy of Care

In the last five years, Carrie has counseled children, as young as 18-months-old to adults. Carrie has worked with LGBTQ+, individual, and group services. Carrie specialty is providing trauma-focused therapy to victims of sexual, physical, and emotional violence and abuse for nearly four years. Carrie’s passion is to help those that have experienced trauma. Carrie is a nationally certified Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral (TF-CBT) therapist. Carrie is also currently in training for national certification for Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP). These evidence-based approaches allow her to work with children between the ages of birth to 19. For adults, Carrie has an eclectic approach that encompasses cognitive behavioral theory, mindfulness, client-centered and creative techniques.

“I am a lighthouse rather than a lifeboat. I do not rescue, but instead, help others find their way to shore. ”

It is a privilege to help those who are stuck reliving their trauma, those who have lost their voice because they are afraid to speak, and those who have such big feelings that it scares other people. It is such a joy and privilege to watch clients find their voice, understand their feelings, and work their way through the healing process. It is understandable that talking to someone new can be intimidating, so there is a lot of effort by Carrie to create a safe space for each client. Carrie and the client together will work to create that safe space so that clients can feel brave enough to share the hard stuff.

Education

Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Walden University

Specialties

  • Trauma
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Stress
  • Anger Management
Mitch Tarver
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Medicare
Pending:
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • New Directions
Self Pay Rate: $99

Mitch Tarver, LCSW

Philosophy of Care

Mitch Tarver is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Alabama who has 10 years of mental health experience providing services to adults with life problems such as depression, anxiety, anger management, codependency, and occupational/workplace issues.  He received his master’s degree in Social Work in 2011 from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa.

Mitch utilizes supportive, strength-based, solution-focused, and cognitive-behavioral therapeutic approaches and works to tailor therapy to the needs of the client.  Mitch is a proponent of adequate mental health services for all and believes that everyone is capable of change and improvement.

Mitch is interested in assisting you in reaching your goals by building on your strengths, identifying new and creative ways to adjust to difficult situations and circumstances, and helping you align your actions and decisions with your values.  

Education

University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa
Masters in Social Work

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress Management
  • Anger Management
  • Addiction
  • Codependency
  • LGBTQIA
  • Occupational/Workplace Issues
Ruth Ware
Accepting:
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Ruth Ware, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Ruth Ware is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the states of Alabama, Mississippi, and Virginia.  She is also Board Certified in Telemental Health.  Ruth has 25+ years of experience helping adults and those with issues related to depression, anxiety, life transitions, and addictions issues find their way back to the road of recovery and happiness.  She completed her Bachelor of Science in Psychology at Oklahoma State University and received a Master of Human Relations from University of Oklahoma.  She also has a Master of Business of Administration.

Ruth utilizes collaborative, strengths-based, solution-focused, cognitive behavioral, mindfulness based and experiential approaches to therapy to assist clients to meet their treatment objectives.  She remains mindful of individual differences and needs in the process and brings years of experience that allow flexibility and alternatives to meet the needs of each individual.

Ruth believes in meeting her clients where they are at the moment.  She strives to help them to experience a therapeutic relationship that will allow them to grow and change in the direction they wish to go in their life.

Education

The University of Oklahoma
Master of Human Relations

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • EMDR
  • CBT/DBT
  • Sleep Issues
  • Addictions
  • Adjustment Issues/Life Transitions
  • Military/First Responders
  • Grief/Loss
  • Trauma

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