Mental health treatment can be a step toward self-discovery and a more fulfilling life. If you’re looking for therapy in Louisiana, it can be beneficial to consider online treatment. Barriers to mental health care, like a lack of available providers or transportation challenges, can make it difficult to find in-person sessions. An online treatment platform like BetterHelp can make therapy more convenient and flexible. 

With BetterHelp, you can work with a licensed therapist from the comfort of your home at a time that works for your schedule. Plus, you can change providers anytime until you find the right therapist. 

Therapy can help you learn to have a healthy relationship with yourself by improving low self-esteem and fostering self-acceptance. An experienced therapist will get to know you and your unique challenges so they can determine what approach to treatment may work for you, whether you need trauma-informed care, art therapy, or cognitive behavioral therapy.

If you’re looking for a therapist, LA offers many online treatment options. The providers listed below are licensed to provide treatment statewide.

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Deborah Youngblood

Offering therapy in Louisiana
License: MSW, LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
14 years of experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, licensed in the state of Louisiana with more than 15 years of experience working as a counselor. I completed my BS in Counseling Psychology from Southwestern Assemblies of God University and then obtained my graduate degree in Social Work from Tulane University School of Social Work. I have worked with people who are experiencing anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, relationship issues, parenting challenges, career challenges, OCD, and ADHD. I have also worked with people who have experienced physical trauma and physical and/or emotional abuse. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I treat my clients with respect, compassion and sensitivity. Each person is unique. My approach combines person-centered, cognitive-behavioral, and motivational interview techniques. and trauma based interventions. Treatment planning and dialog will be tailored to meet your specific and unique needs. I believe it takes courage to begin the journey toward change. I am here to assist and empower you to identify your needs and begin the process of change. I am looking forward to working with you!

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Diane Kohm

Offering therapy in Louisiana
License: MA,LMFT
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepression
22 years of experience

Hello and Welcome! Marriage & Family Therapists work with individuals, couples, and families. While change happens from within, we all exist in relationship – to our family of origin, our work associates, our friends, our romantic partners, and our children. We also exist in relationship to our thoughts, feelings, desires, intentions, belief systems, and higher Self. I believe we all have the capacity to lead abundant lives and have healthy relationships. As licensed therapist, I can help you build upon your own strengths and resources, releasing beliefs that no longer serve you, and then translate those inner shifts to changes in your external relationships. There is a saying I like which is attributed to a corporate leadership trainer, Dan Bobinski, “Nothing changes if nothing changes.” It’s more succinct and proactive than Einstein's definition of insanity: Doing the same thing over and over but expecting different results. Are you ready to make positive changes in your life? I am a Masters level therapist with over 20 years’ experience with diverse populations. I graduated with a Masters degree in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University-Los Angeles and am a Licensed Marital & Family Therapist in the State of Louisiana. I have extensive experience working with individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, stress management, self-esteem, domestic violence, and relationship issues. My approach is eclectic, incorporating theories, such as cognitive behavioral, solution-focused, narrative, and mindfulness, to ensure your specific concerns are addressed in a way most effective for you. We will work collaboratively to identify areas of distress and personalize your therapeutic goals to accomplish the most meaningful results. I look forward to working with you to discover your best Self!

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Shona Dyche

Offering therapy in Louisiana
Stress, AnxietyAnger managementSelf esteemDepressionADHD
14 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, National Certified Counselor, and a National Certified School Counselor. I have experience working as a psychotherapist and a school guidance counselor. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including but not limited to depression, anxiety, relationship issues, ADHD, Bipolar Disorder, and academic and career counseling. I see counseling as a process in which the you, the client and I, the counselor having come to understand and trust one another work as a team. We will work to explore and define present problem situations and develop future goals for an improved life. We will work in systematic fashion toward realizing those goals. I will tailor your treatment plan to meet your individual needs. It takes courage to seek change and a happier life. If you are ready to take the that step, I am here to help you. I look forward to working with you.

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Maria Sands

Offering therapy in Louisiana
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyLGBTDepression
12 years of experience

My name is Maria Sands. I hold a Masters Degree in Social Work and a State license to practice Social Work in Louisiana. I practice from a Bio-Psycho-Social perspective; that is, I look at the whole person as an Individual who is also part of society. I have worked in medical and psychiatric venues which adds to my ability to address issues such as comorbidities and psychotropic medications. My specialties include Anxiety Disorder, ADHD, Bi-Polar Disorder and Major Depressive Disorder. I use CBT, Deep Relaxation Techniques, Self-Affirmations and Journaling among other techniques and treatment approaches to address these disorders. I have had a good deal of experience with adults and the elderly with pre-existing conditions, such as kidney failure. I think I can help because I come from a Bio-Psycho-Social perspective and because I tailor my treatment approach to the clients I am treating. Different techniques work better for different people.

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Kimberlee McMurray

Offering therapy in Louisiana
License: MA, LPC-S
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issuesSelf esteemCoping with life changes
10 years of experience

I am a licensed professional counselor with 10 years of experience working with individuals, families and couples. I have worked with a diverse population in various settings, from private practice, mental health rehabilitation, community and home-based programs, hospitals and school environments. I mainly utilize short-term therapy approaches (6-12 sessions), focusing on specific or current challenges. I view counseling in a holistic way, that focuses on whole-person wellness. All individuals are the expert of their own circumstances and lives. My work is about promoting personal growth and development, improving relationships, healing, progress, discovering purpose and affirming who you are. I assist clients in coping, communicating, identifying solutions, making steps toward positive change, making better choices in order to achieve specific goals by reinforcing your strengths, recognizing your abilities and realizing efforts to change. BE WELL! Education I earned my Master of Arts degree in Counseling and Guidance from Louisiana Tech University in 2013. Licensure I am currently licensed in Louisiana and Texas with the Louisiana Licensed Professional Counselor Board of Examiners and Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors. I also serve as a Board Approved Supervisor for clinicians through PLPC supervision in the state of Louisiana.

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Latasha Hicks

Offering therapy in Louisiana
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
10 years of experience

I am licensed in Louisiana with over 18 years of professional work experience. I have specialized training with behavior therapy and trauma of all types (including domestic violence and sexual abuse). Finally, I have been trained in a number of therapeutic modalities, that treat mood disorders, anxiety, stress, relationship issues, and coping with grief and loss. I believe in providing goal-directed treatment. This means that a goal or several goals are established after a thorough assessment. All treatment is then planned with the goal in mind and progress is made toward the goal in a time-efficient manner. I take a collaborative and supportive stance in my approach to therapy and my clients have told me that I am easy to talk to. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Adele Brown

Offering therapy in Louisiana
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsParenting issuesSelf esteemADHD
25 years of experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the state of Louisiana with over 25 years of clinical experience. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including but not limited to depression, family and relationship issues, learning disabilities, ADHD, anxiety disorder, parenting problems, intellectual disabilities, and Conduct Disorder. My therapy style is warm, engaging and interactive . I believe in treating my clients with respect, empathy, compassion, and sensitivity. My approach combines various modalities to meet your specific needs. I look forward to assisting you in reaching a positive outcome.

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Robert Ward

Offering therapy in Louisiana
License: MS,LPC
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemDepression
19 years of experience

Oh, hey there! Thank you for stopping by. My name is Robb and I have 19 years of helping people transform into their best selves. My therapy style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. However, I do have a 10/3 rule: I give you 10 minutes after the session starts (unless you message me in advance that you will be late) and then I will have to consider this a missed session and after 3 missed appointments in a row, I will no longer be able to work with you. Thank you in advance for your understanding and cooperation regarding this matter. My approach is informed by my faith in Jesus and that Christ is the healer. For more on my understanding of this, please refer to this video on YouTube: My main area of focus and interest is in identity (knowing and loving who you truly are). Although I was trained in Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (a form of CBT), I have found that our pain is a spiritual one and therefore requires a spiritual answer. I also help people in finding their true identity (who you are, not what you do). It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards change. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you. I look forward to working with you!

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Christina Stein

Offering therapy in Louisiana
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseGriefSelf esteem
17 years of experience

I am licensed in Louisiana with 17 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & coping with grief and loss. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

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Sara Darling

Offering therapy in Louisiana
Stress, AnxietyGriefCoping with life changes
6 years of experience

I am a TEAM-CBT Level 1 therapist licensed in Alabama and Louisiana with 10 plus years of experience helping people cope with challenges they are facing in life. I partner with clients who are dealing with stress, anxiety, grief, and loss. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

How can therapists in Louisiana support you?

Therapists in Louisiana can practice many types of counseling, from marriage and family therapy to cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT). They may also assist you with symptoms of depression, stress, or anxiety.

Therapists may help you set and achieve career goals, work on current issues you may be facing, or address your past. Over 2,210,823 people live in Louisiana, and one out of five Americans has a mental health condition. Searching for licensed professionals in Louisiana may help you find mental health support for personal growth, anxiety disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and other mental health concerns. You do not need a mental health diagnosis to seek support from one of BetterHelp's licensed providers above.  

The mental health field can include psychiatric medication management, online therapy, marriage counseling, couples therapy, clinical social work, licensed counseling, and other mental health services in person and online. Seeing a licensed provider can help you navigate mental health conditions and life circumstances through mindfulness and other specialized techniques.

Please note that BetterHelp does not offer diagnostic or medication management services.

Why are many residents in the state of Louisiana working with a licensed counselor?

People reach out for mental health support for a variety of reasons. Many individuals work with a counselor for general life advice, while others may attend therapy for a specific concern. Whether you live in a large city or a smaller county in Louisiana, BetterHelp can match you with a licensed professional tailored to your preferences noted when you sign up.

Mental health counselors in Louisiana support clients with varying issues, which can include:

  • Challenging situations or life stressors
  • Eating disorders
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Depression or depressive conditions
  • Adjustment issues
  • Emotional support for a terminal illness
  • Chronic pain emotional support
  • Grief
  • Personality disorders
  • Trauma
  • Relationship conflicts and concerns

Finding a therapist that takes new clients in online therapy can be the first step in finding a treatment plan that works for you. Your therapist can provide a safe space for you to focus on self-care and well-being.

If you're interested in speaking to one of the therapists above or being matched with a counselor in 24 to 48 hours, consider signing up for BetterHelp. BetterHelp has over 35,000 providers, including those listed above.

Emergency services

If you are experiencing a crisis or emergency, don't use this site's online services. If you are in life-threatening danger, call 911. If you require support for a crisis, reach out to the hotlines below:

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

Some commonly asked questions can be found below.

How much does a therapist cost?

Mental health professionals can differ in price. Forbes found that the average cost of in-person therapy in the US is around $100 to $200 per hour. Pricing can also vary based on your location. 

BetterHelp offers payment plans of $60 to $90 per session, charged monthly in a lump sum. You can also take advantage of this pricing on one of BetterHelp's sister platforms, like ReGain for couples or TeenCounseling for teens aged 13 to 19.

Many therapists may be upfront about their pricing and whether or not they take health insurance from the beginning. Additionally, some in your area may offer a sliding scale plan to allow those with lower incomes to pay less for therapy. However, services online can often save individuals a few hundred dollars per month.

How do I know if I should get a therapist?

Mental health services and mental health providers may help you navigate various concerns. You do not need a diagnosis or condition to attend therapy; You can discuss grief, relationship concerns, stress, or life changes and ask for general advice. A counselor may help you gain power over your life and emotions while you navigate day-to-day experiences.

Mental health issues don't always present as a crisis. Many professionals provide talk therapy and support for life transitions, skills learning, relationship problems, or life coaching. Online therapy sessions in Louisiana can allow clients seeking therapy to experience professional help through video, phone, or live chat sessions without commuting to an office.

Does insurance cover therapy?

Different counseling services can vary in cost. Therapists must apply to accept insurance through insurance companies, which may take time and money, so not every therapist offers services through insurance. If you cannot find a therapist that accepts your plan, BetterHelp may be cheaper than visiting an in-person therapist.

Is online therapy safe?

Online therapy through BetterHelp and its sister platforms is safe. Therapists are licensed, experienced, and vetted before being contracted with the platform. If you experience any concerns with your therapist, you change your counselor through the platform or app at any time.

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