How to Find the Right Huntsville Therapist

So you’ve made the decision to seek help, but where do you start? Finding the right therapist to fit your needs is not a task to be taken lightly. In today’s blog, we will look at important factors to keep in mind when looking for a therapist in Huntsville.

finding the right Huntsville Therapist

Determine Your Need

The first step is to determine the type of therapist you need. Although most counselors generalize in most areas, it is important to find a therapist who has experience in the area of your need. Look at what you are struggling with and decide what issue is most crucial for you to seek help. Is it anxiety or depression? Are you struggling in your relationship? Maybe you’re seeking a career change. Whatever the issue, you can find a Huntsville therapist that best suits your situation.

Do Your Research

Once you have narrowed down your search to therapists who specialize in your particular area, do your research. Look at their credentials, how long they have been practicing, and read client reviews. Spending a little time to gather information about a therapist will save you time because it allows you to have all the information you need at your fingertips to make a well-informed decision. Another important step is to check with your insurance company to see what kind of coverage they offer for mental health wellness. If you do not have insurance, contact the therapy centers and ask about self-pay discounts or a sliding scale fee schedule.

Your Mental Health Professionals

If you are looking for a therapist in the Huntsville area, Garrett Counseling has you covered. We have a variety of therapists with expertise in specialized areas. Contact us today by completing the online form  here, or call (256) 239-5662. For your convenience, appointments are available in person or online with real-time video.


Huntsville, Boaz and Jacksonville, Alabama Counseling Centers

Alabama Counseling CentersIf you are looking for a compassionate counselor in Alabama, Garrett Counseling has three convenient locations to serve you and your family. We specialize in the needs of children of all ages and adults covering a variety of issues. Here is a bit more about our Alabama counseling center services and locations.


We provide service for individuals, families, adults, adolescents, and children. No matter which of our Alabama counseling locations you choose, we have counselors skilled in all areas of expertise. A partial list of targeted issues is listed below, but feel free to contact us for any therapy need:

  • Divorce
  • Grief counseling
  • Premarital counseling
  • PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder)
  • Empty nest syndrome
  • Depression (adults and adolescents)
  • Anxiety
  • Chronic illness
  • Parenting concerns/issues

Additionally, Garrett Counseling is a certified provider for AutPlay Therapy. Counseling sessions are conducted in-person and online through real-time video. In addition, teletherapy sessions are a great alternative for anyone who feels safer and more secure in their own home environment.


Our fully staffed Huntsville office is located just off of 72 and west of 255. We have experienced and dedicate counselor ready to help you or your children with a variety of issues. If you need directions, please click here and then click on “directions.”


If you live or work in Boaz area, you’ll find our office right off of 431. However, if you’re better with using landmarks, you’ll find us just north of Boaz Middle and High Schools.   Click here for more detailed directions. We have several compassionate counselors on staff ready to help you through grief, overcome anxiety or any of our other services.


Right across the street from Jacksonville High School is our Jacksonville office. You’ll find support from any one of our staff for you as an individual, for you and your spouse or for your child or children. Click here if you need further directions.

Trust Our Alabama Counseling Centers

With three locations in Alabama, Garrett Counseling has compassionate counselors with decades of experience. Of course, we accept many different insurances and are ready to help you through whatever life circumstance you, your child, or your family are facing. Call us today at (256) 239-5662 to schedule your appointment. Or, you can fill out the information form here, and one of our staff members will be in touch with you shortly.


Therapy is Self-Care

woman in therapy for self-care

Most of us go to the dentist twice a year and we get a physical check up once a year. Those both help us know that our bodies are in good physical shape and healthy. You should think of therapy as a mental health checkup that you do on a regular basis.

Benefits of Therapy

The stigma of therapy is that it’s for people experiencing trauma or a personal crisis. In reality, there are many things in our lives that with the help of a counselor we could more easily navigate. For example, raising children can be very challenging, and most – if not all – parents question their choices from time to time. Parenting doesn’t come with a manual, but a counselor has the experience and input from many others in your shoes and may have the answer that would work best for your family. That is only one example of a plethora of circumstances, but some of the overall benefits of therapy include:

  • Increased self-esteem
  • Better confidence in your decision-making skills
  • Improved interpersonal and communication skills
  • More effective stress management skills
  • Tools to change self-defeating behaviors
  • Confident problem-solving skills
  • Tools to utilize for conflict resolution

Talking with a licensed mental health professional does not mean that something is wrong with you. On the contrary, it takes a greater level of maturity to say, “Hey, I think therapy would be good for me.” Our experienced counselors are trained professionals equipped to address your specific needs and give you the tools necessary for optimal mental health wellness.

Whole Body Wellness

Your brain is an essential part of your overall wellness. You wouldn’t leave the house with just one shoe, so why would you get an annual physical and not keep your mental health a priority as well? Contact us at Garrett Counseling at one of our three locations, Jacksonville, Boaz, and Huntsville, to talk with one of our seasoned professionals either in person or via telemed today. Call us at (256) 239-5662.