Who doesn't want happiness and a sense of satisfaction with self, relationships, and life overall? When challenges throw us off track, therapy offers an opportunity to understand obstacles and find solutions. If you are in the midst of thorny decisions, coping with change, healing from loss, recovering from trauma, or feeling depressed, fearful or overwhelmed, I'd like to help. I offer guidance, support, and a collaborative alliance for understanding oneself, clarifying goals, and mastering new skills to alleviate emotional distress and enhance life's meaning and richness.
My practice serves adults and couples with a wide variety of issues, from the interpersonal to the intra-personal. I also assist those grappling with psychological factors that often complicate decisions and behavior concerning money.
Dr. Lyman also holds a Master's in Public Adminstration and has a dozen years in executive management. A former Birmingham Career Woman of the Year and President of the Alabama Psychological Association, she has been listed in Who's Who in America.
Take the first step to help. Call Ruth Ann Lyman now - (205) 289-8725


  • Years in Practice: 20+ Years
  • School: University of Alabama
  • Year Graduated: 1974
  • License No. and State: 168 Alabama


  • Avg Cost (per session): $150 - $200
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
  • Accepted Payment Methods: Mastercard, Visa

Accepted Insurance Plans
  • American Behavioral
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Managed Health Care Administration
  • Medicare
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.


  • Relationship Issues
  • Depression
  • Grief


  • Anxiety
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Life Coaching
  • Trauma and PTSD

Mental Health

  • Mood Disorders

Client Focus


  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)


  • Bisexual Clients
  • Gay Clients
  • HIV / AIDS Clients
  • Lesbian Clients
  • Transsexual Clients

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Eclectic


  • Individuals
Last Modified: 21 Nov 2015
Ruth Ann Lyman, PhD, Psychologist in Mountain Brook

Ruth Ann Lyman

Psychologist, PhD