Therapists accepting UnitedHealthCare (UHC) in Alabama specializing in Loss/Grief

Seeing a Therapist Who Accepts United Healthcare (UHC)

Below you'll find a list of therapists and mental health care providers who offer online and in-person appointments. You can use the filters above to refine your search.

United Healthcare (UHC) therapists, psychologists, and counselors are available for in-person appointments and video therapy sessions. 

Therapy with an in-network United Healthcare counselor may cost no more than your copay, which typically ranges from $0 to $50. Some United Healthcare plans may require you to pay coinsurance instead of a copay, which means you’ll cover a certain percentage of the therapist’s fees out-of-pocket. 

You may have to pay the therapist’s full rate if you haven’t met your annual deductible with United Healthcare, even if the therapist is an in-network provider.

Depending on your United Healthcare insurance plan, there may be restrictions on the types of therapy services covered (e.g. couples counseling, grief counseling, psychological testing). Additionally, some plans may require you to get a referral from your primary care physician.

To check the specific costs and coverage details associated with your Optum health insurance plan, give them a call at (800) 444-6222 or visit the United Healthcare website to review your behavioral health benefits online. 

Therapy for Loss/Grief

Grief is a reaction to an emotionally significant loss and often comes with symptoms of depression or anxiety. These symptoms can remain intense and last for a long time after a loss, making it difficult to move forward with a healthy lifestyle. Working with a therapist who specializes in loss/grief may reduce symptom frequency and severity and lead to a better quality of life.

Finding Psychologists, Therapists, and Counselors in Alabama

Finding a therapist in Alabama may be easier in the larger cities like Huntsville, Birmingham, Montgomery and the suburbs off of I-95. Online therapy may be a good option if you live in the more rural areas or if a therapist with a particular specialty is not located near you. 

Out of pocket costs for therapy in Alabama will run between $90 - $110+ per session. Couples counseling and family therapy may be more expensive, starting at $100 - $125+ per session. And any first appointment with a therapist tends to be a little longer and may cost a little more. 

There are currently over 20,000 counselors in Alabama with licenses, including Licensed Independent Clinical Social Workers (LICSW), Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), Licensed Professional Counselors (LPC), and Psychologists (Ph.D. and Psy.D.). 

If you think you might qualify for free or reduced-cost services from the state, take a look at the ADMH website or see if you qualify for Medicaid.

Licensed clinicians (and even interns) are held to strict practice guidelines. If you’d like to learn more about identifying and reporting misconduct, learn more here.

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