Welcome to the BetterHelp Community.
I am Rachel Murphy Hinton, a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I am licensed in the State of Louisiana and can provide services to people who are physically in Louisiana at the time of sessions.
I offer Individual, Family, and Couples/Relationship/Marriage Counseling.
I have fallen in love with tele therapy and as a result, have transitioned my practice to full time tele therapy!
Based on the Louisiana LPC rules regarding TeleTherapy, I am able to provide tele therapy sessions by video sessions or phone sessions. While I am able to message, the messaging is used for example to schedule and reschedule appointments, and I am not able to provide the therapy sessions through messaging.
I often say that Life is a Journey...it's such a journey...and We're all on it! I've recently added to that, saying... "and there is room for all of us!"
I have also often said that I believe it takes a lot of courage to reach out for help. And the truth is, we all need help...none of us can do it on our own!
My passion is to create a safe space for people to be able to talk about whatever it is that they are coping with ...and for some of us, to be able to say out loud the things that are hard to say out loud. I believe that the counseling relationship is a unique relationship. I believe so much of what makes counseling work is the relationship and the fact that it is nonjudgmental. My style is warm, inviting, and engaging.
I have been in private practice for 20+ years. I have worked with a variety of populations over the years. I have an outstanding background as a positive and energetic therapist with a high standard of excellence, professionalism, and ethics. I have provided services addressing numerous issues such as: anger management, domestic violence, substance abuse issues (for clients and for family members affected by one's substance use/abuse issues), stress management, mood management, depression, anxiety, grief issues, trauma, sexual abuse, physical abuse, adjustment issues, life changes, divorce, and relationship issues.
I have experience with and am comfortable working with people of various ages, cultures, and backgrounds. Again, I emphasize the importance of the counseling relationship and connecting with people and building the relationship in counseling.
I also believe in the quote "you are stronger than you know you are and you are more beautiful than you know you are." I often find that in counseling, as we explore coping skills, we are also identifying and sharpening many existing strengths....and that people are stronger than they know they are!
My approach is a mixture of client-centered, cognitive behavioral, and Emotionally Focused Therapy.
I am trained in Emotionally Focused Therapy. Emotionally Focused Therapy is used in Individual, Relationship/Couples and Family Counseling.
It is an honor to walk with you on the journey through counseling.
I look forward to connecting with you.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Communication Problems, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family Problems, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, HIV / AIDS, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood Disorders, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Phobias, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT)
LA LMFT 431
LA LPC 2134
Written on Oct 23, 2023 after therapy with Rachel for 1 year and 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd
I love Rachel. She's honestly the best and the main reason I'm starting therapy for a 2nd time. My first experience with Rachel was excellent. I was in a tough spot in my life and she helped me organize my thoughts. I'm not in as tough a spot this time, but I know she can help teach me how to soften the edges of my stress/anxiety.
Written on Aug 11, 2023 after therapy with Rachel for 1 year and 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Rachel has been SO helpful with helping me work through my trauma, anxiety, and insecurities. I always feel safe and heard!
Written on May 04, 2023 after therapy with Rachel for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, and coping with life changes
Rachel is the absolute best. She is so patient, calming, and non-judgmental. To say she’s improved my outlook on life is an understatement.
Written on Mar 20, 2023 after therapy with Rachel for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and grief
Rachel has been amazing so far. She has a very warm presence and I was immediately comfortable with her from our first session on which typically isn't easy for me. She is also very insightful and is helping me work through a lot. I'm so glad I decided to try this platform out.
Written on Feb 20, 2023 after therapy with Rachel for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and adhd
Really a good provider. Highly recommend!
Written on Jan 16, 2023 after therapy with Rachel for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship issues