Abbeville has a rich colonial history, but most of it is no longer visible today. Some residents may not be aware that every building in the town was destroyed in a hurricane in the 1850s. The town rebuilt, and persevered to grow into a bustling village. Life can also sometimes throw hurricanes in our path, making us lose sight of our goals and aspirations. When things seem hopeless it is time to turn for help.

Counselors in the Abbeville area are able to provide that assistance. These confidential therapists will be able to help you pick up the pieces after personal hurricanes and rebuild your life into one of happiness. If you need help, contact a counselor today.

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Abbeville, LA
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 30

The first thing I do with every new person I work with is to listen to or read their story. After 26 years of clinical social work experience, I have learned the vast importance and value of people telling their stories. You are the expert on your life,and if you are seeking counseling, you want to change your future story. As you describe the changes you desire, we will also look at your strengths. Together, we can set goals to make those changes.Together we can work to meet your goals. I use an eclectic mix of therapeutic approaches to help those I serve. I ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Abbeville, LA
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LPC-S
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 7

Congrats to you for taking the big step to seek help and take control over your mental wellness! I am a licensed professional counselor in Louisiana, Texas, and Georgia. I have been in the mental health field since 2012 and have been licensed since 2016. I graduated from Louisiana Tech University with a Masters in Counseling and Guidance. I practice general mental health counseling for a wide variety of issues including: anxiety, depression, life transitions, and relationships. I specialize in supporting moms and all birthing parents to become the best version ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Abbeville, LA
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC-S,NCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 23

Welcome to BetterHelp. It is not always easy to make the decision to get counseling and actually make a call or log on to a website. Congratulations for taking the first step. My name is Heather Wiltshire and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor (LPC-S) in Louisiana and a National Certified Counselor (NCC). I have over 20 years experience working with adolescents, teens, and adults. My clinical approach is solution-based while also using cognitive behavioral techniques. I am comfortable working with a range of issues including stress, anxiety, dep...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Abbeville, LA
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC,Certified School Counselor,Telehealth Certified
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Grief, Anger management, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 3

I am currently a certified school counselor and I have been a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Louisiana for the last 3 years. I have over 12 years of experience working with children and families as a school counselor. I have had specialized training in play therapy, bully prevention, applied suicide intervention training (ASIST), and currently hold a tele-mental health certification. I have previously operated a domestic violence crisis line, provided anger management classes for students and parents, and was the coordinator of an afterschool program fo...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Abbeville, LA
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC,NCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 6

Hi, I am Tiaira Willis- Haynes. I have been providing therapeutic services for over 5 years. I am currently a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) who is Nationally Certified. I received my Masters degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling in 2018. My favorite theoretical orientation is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I graciously believe how we think and behave plays a role in our current struggles. I also utilize Solution Focused Therapy when problems need to be resolved quickly. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my husband and loved ones. I sta...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Abbeville, LA
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Grief, Depression, ADHD
Years of Experience: 5

Over-thinking and replaying situations from the past? Are you constantly over-analyzing your present-day life, not knowing how to navigate towards your future? You don't need to stay stuck in a toxic headspace. With 10 years of experience in Mental Health Services and children's issues; I provide is a safe space to connect, recharge, and gain inspiration. The time is now, to morph into your full potential! I have one demand in therapy: "Let the monster out." I'm interested in the crevices of your mind. Show me where the cobwebs are because that's where ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Abbeville, LA
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW,BACS
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Anger management, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 39

Greetings! I am a native New Orleanian, whose studies and career have taken me to New York, California, FL, and Texas before returning home. As a result of the travel, I have had a variety of experiences in a variety of settings, including community mental health center, non-profits and schools. I received my Master's in Social Work/Direct Services from Tulane University. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Board Approved Clinical Supervisor, I have worked with individuals and groups, families, adults and children. Much of my focus, has been on issues in...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Abbeville, LA
Type Of Therapy License(s): M.A. ,M. Ed. , LPC-S
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression, ADHD
Years of Experience: 10

I see counseling as a process in which you and I having come to understand and trust one another, work as a team to explore and define present problem situations, develop future goals for an improved life, and work in a systematic fashion toward realizing those goals. I approach counseling from a cognitive behavioral perspective in that patterns of thoughts and actions are explored in order to better understand the clients' problems and to develop solutions. I work with clients in a variety of formats, including individually, as couples and as families. I also con...

This is Christine Talley's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Abbeville, LA
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 12

My passion in life is to sincerely help others heal and grow with kindness, understanding, respect, compassion and empathy. I want others to become the best possible versions of themselves and to live meaningful lives. I believe that meeting individuals where they are is imperative to their recovery. I have been involved in Community Mental Health since 2008. I received my first License to practice Social Work in Kentucky/West Virginia, in 2015. I have been practicing Social Work in Louisiana since 2018. I have worked with a variety of populations, but I am specia...

This is Dr. Christi Brown's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Abbeville, LA
Type Of Therapy License(s): PhD,MA,LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Anger management, Depression
Years of Experience: 21

Do you simply want to live your best life and are prepared to put in the effort to figure out how to get there? Well, let me help! Make that first step. I am a genuine and dedicated therapist with a doctorate (Ph.D.) in addiction psychology. I am also a Licensed Addictions Counselor and a Licensed Professional Counselor. Substance use disorders and addictions, mood disorders, nutrition and integrative medicine in mental health, LQTBQIA+ challenges, and spiritual counseling are some of my areas of expertise. I have more than 20 years of accomplished counseling, coa...

This is Kitty White's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Abbeville, LA
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 35

I am a licensed clinician in Louisiana with 35 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, & individual concerns around emotionality, self-esteem and problem solving. I work in the context of respect and compassion. I have experience in working with parents and youth on behavioral and school related concerns as well as gender related issues. I approach my work with individuals based on their needs, skills and goals..

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Abbeville, LA
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 3

I am a licensed clinical social worker based in Louisiana, with 3 years of professional work experience as a therapist and over 12 years of experience in the medical field. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with grief and loss, & depression. I also have experience working with coping with life changes. 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 seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Abbeville, LA
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Parenting issues, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 16

I am licensed in Louisiana with 16 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, parenting issues, & depression. 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. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

This is Dena Melna's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Abbeville, LA
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 20

I am licensed in Louisiana with 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with grief and loss, bipolar disorder, & depression. 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. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Abbeville, LA
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Parenting issues, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 6

If you are looking for compassionate and nonjudgmental support I am here for you. If you need to figure out important life changes, experiences , or confusing emotions, I am here to help you gain new insights and clarity. I am licensed in Louisiana with 6 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, coping with grief and loss, & parenting issues. I believe that working together in a safe space is the most effective way to begin feeling better and finding important answers and solutions. I w...

Having A Hard Time Selecting A Mental Health Professional In Abbeville?

Finding the right therapist can feel intimidating. However, there are a few methods you can try to narrow your search for a counselor in the Abbeville area if you find it challenging to find therapists accepting new clients.

First, research what type of therapy you'd like to pursue before finding a therapist or psychologist. You might be interested in psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), group therapy, marriage and family therapy, or couples therapy. Each type of therapy can offer various benefits. If you're still unsure, consider asking your prospective counselors which methods they practice.

When you're ready to search, search for 'therapist near me in Abbeville and scroll through the options. Next, consider your goals for the gender of your psychotherapist, the type of therapy they're most experienced with, and their specialty. Finally, choose a therapist located near you in the city of Abbeville or elsewhere in Vermilion or the state of Louisiana.

Mental health professionals working through their own practice or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships and communication skills, working through life's obstacles, or changing negative thinking patterns. They may also provide a listening ear and validation. Verified Abbeville therapists can provide licensed marriage and compassionate counseling, tailor to individual needs, and create a therapeutic relationship as a National Certified Counselor.

What Is The Cost Difference Between Conventional Therapy And BetterHelp With A Abbeville Therapist? 

Forbes reports that the average price of an in-person therapy session with a counselor in the US is $100 to $200 per hour. These prices may be higher in Abbeville due to a higher cost of living.

Some counselors in the state of Louisiana may work on a sliding scale, meaning they'll factor in your income and charge what you can afford per session. With BetterHelp therapists serving the city of Abbeville and elsewhere throughout the state of Louisiana you can expect significantly more affordable options, with counselor sessions ranging from $60 to $90 per week (billed every four weeks).


Did You Know BetterHelp Therapists Are Not Limited To In-Person Visits?

Online therapists, including the US-based therapists above, can work with people like you in or around Abbeville to offer creative forms of communication and treatment. You do not have to commute to a therapist's office to meet with one of these counselors.

Through BetterHelp, you can partake in video, phone, or live chat sessions with your licensed therapist. You can work through various symptoms, receive worksheets, and sign up for mental health webinars. Additionally, the BetterHelp app offers a journaling feature.

Suppose you're struggling with relationship problems that could be addressed in couples therapy with a counselor. In that case, you may choose to work with one of BetterHelp's experienced cognitive-behavioral therapists specializing in behavioral health and relationships. You can also try a provider through BetterHelp's sister platform, ReGain, which is dedicated to couples and spouses worldwide. Look through the available counselors above and consider which might work for you.

Abbeville has many professionals who provide client-centered individual counseling in person and through online therapy. If you opt into online therapy, you might also be able to meet with therapists all over the US. Many individuals gain further insight into their lives through internet-based therapy. In Abbeville, therapy can be easily to use and a click away.


How To Know If Therapy Is Right For You?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a therapist is the validation and active listening they can provide. Your friends and loved ones may also be available to listen, but they may struggle to provide objective guidance as a psychotherapist can. Therapists are also professionals trained to respond to various concerns, symptoms, and mental health conditions.

A psychologist may support you toward a healthier emotional state, regardless of your mental health or life concerns. While supporting individuals in developing healthier habits, another benefit of therapy with a licensed counselor is having a safe space with a non-judgmental party who can support you through challenging experiences.

Many people have sensitive topics that they may feel ashamed to discuss with their friends or partner. A Abbeville therapist can help you confront these concerns and open up through unique methods of support. There are also many types of therapy, such as art therapy, where you can express yourself through creativity instead of words.

With almost one million people in Abbeville, LA, finding a therapist can be costly, and therapists may be booked out with clients. Through the list of counselors above and others through BetterHelp, you may be able to find a psychologist within 24 to 48 hours. If you're searching for a nearby psychotherapist close to 70510 or the surrounding zip codes, consider others available through the BetterHelp therapist page.

Stay Up To Date With The Leading Online Therapy Platform

To stay up to date with BetterHelp's initiatives through their social channels, you can follow them on PinterestLinkedInInstagramTwitter, and FacebookFor mental health tips, check out the BetterHelp YouTube channel.

Take some time to learn more about BetterHelp therapists to understand the services available to you clearly. If you have any questions, please reach out through the contact page or send an email to contact@betterhelp.com.

If you’re ready to sign up for online counseling, consider signing up with a platform like BetterHelp and get matched with a counselor within 24 to 48 hours.

Emergency Situations

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:

·      National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

·      National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

·      Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741

·      Veterans Crisis Line: Call 1-800-273-8255 (and press 1) or text 838255. For support for the deaf and hard of hearing community, please use your preferred relay service or dial 711 then 1-800-273-8255.

·      Trevor Lifeline (LGBTQ Lifeline): (866)488-7386 

·      SAMHSA National Helpline (Substance Use): (800)662-4357

·      National Eating Disorder Association Helpline:1-800-931-2237 (M-Th: 9 AM-9 PM EST, Fri 9 AM - 5 PM EST)

·      Child Help Hotline: Call 1-800-422-4453 or use the online chat feature

·      National Anti-Hazing Hotline: 1-888-NOT-HAZE (1-888-668-4293) 

·      Physician Crisis Support Line: Call 1-888-409-0141 if you are a first responder or medical provider experiencing crises related to Covid-19

·      Sexual Assault Hotline: Call RAINN at 1-800-656-4673

Zip Codes Around Abbeville Served By BetterHelp Therapists

Below are some of the zip codes served by BetterHelp therapists in Abbeville:

70510, 70511

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Some other commonly asked questions on therapy with a licensed counselor and BetterHelp can be found below:

How Do I See A Therapist Taking Abbeville Sessions For The First Time? 

Before seeing your therapist, prep for your session by reading about the counseling process. You might write a list of questions you want to ask your psychotherapist. When you attend your session, let them know if you have any concerns about therapy or feel unsure about what to talk about. They may help guide you with open-ended therapeutic questions. The first session will often serve as an intake to get to know you as a person and why you're attending therapy.

Should I Attend Therapy If I Feel Fine? 

If you don't feel the need to see a psychologist, you don't have to. However, some people may avoid attending therapy due to preconceived notions of what therapy entails. Although therapists often support people with mental health conditions, you do not need a diagnosis or condition to attend counseling. You can discuss grief, relationship concerns, stress, or life changes and ask for general advice. A therapist may help you gain power over your life and emotions while you navigate day-to-day experiences.

Gaining a new perspective on yourself through various therapies might allow you to improve your self-esteem, work through relationships, and gain a better sense of your mental health goals. The success you may find through therapy can be dependent on your process with a counselor.

People may also attend therapy for specific motives, such as bullying, an autism diagnosis, a desire to learn mindfulness meditation, personality concerns, trouble with office workers, specific phobias, and many other principles.

Is Crying In Therapy A Breakthrough?

Crying can be a breakthrough for some individuals who struggle to express emotions. Others might find that they often cry during sessions with their counselor. Crying can be normal and healthy, so whether you cry or not may be a personal aspect of sessions.

Are Therapists Worth It?

We may all be on different paths in life, as each human can be unique in their personality, expression, and goals. A psychologist can target various symptoms, experiences, and personalities. Unlike advice from a friend, family, or non-professional, therapists are trained to meet you where you're at. Counseling can be worth it. Over 41 million adults in the US attend therapy each year, showing it's a popular option and may be often effective when working with a licensed counselor.

Do Therapists Judge You? 

The boundaries between you and a therapist are in place to help you and them regarding ethical concerns. Therapists are held by ethical standards through the American Psychological Association (APA) and are not allowed to judge or harm their clients. Their job as your counselor is to support you and make you feel safe and respected. You might consider changing counselors if you don't feel safe or respected.