One of the oldest structures in Addis, the Old Bank of Addis building, is now a museum, showcasing all the different functions this one build has had over the years. Sometimes, it was a bank, sometimes it was a post office. Other times, it stood quietly and watched the history of Addis unfold.

In life, we move through transitions, too. Some are easier than others. And sometimes, emotional and mental health troubles make it difficult to move forward. But you don’t have to struggle alone. An Addis-area counselor knows what you’re going through and can help make life easier for you. Match with a licensed, confidential mental health professional to get started today.

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Cynthia Wadsworth

Offering therapy in LA
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefDepressionCoping with life changes
30 years of experience

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 am always client centered and solution focused. Frequently, a short term goal people set is to alleviate the discomfort that led you to seek counseling. I have experience and training in working with people who have experienced anxiety, depression, grief, and trauma. My focus is on you, not the label. We will build on your strengths to build a new future.

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VaKendall Long

Offering therapy in LA
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
12 years of experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 19 years of experience in the social work field. I have over 12 years of experience providing counseling and mental health services. I have extensive knowledge working with individuals who have experienced some type of trauma or mental health crisis; specifically, individuals who have experienced trauma, depression, anxiety, behavioral issues, and anger issues. I enjoy working with a diverse clientele; I enjoy helping people in general navigate through life challenges. My theoretical orientation in therapy is Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and Solution Focused Therapy. My counseling style is very laid back; I launch from a strength perspective; always exploring the strengths of the individual. I believe in work life balance. Some of my self-care activities include tennis, exercise, travel, prayer, music, and spending time with family & friends.

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Mary Tobias

Offering therapy in LA
License: LPC, LMFT
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsBipolar disorderDepressionADHD
3 years of experience

I am a licensed professional counselor with 4 years of experience working with adults and many other age groups who had diagnoses of depression, anxiety, grief and loss, ADHD, PTSD, or relationship issues, and parenting challenges. My counseling style is empathetic, active listening, interactive, and each person is treated as an expert of their own experiences. I view each person as needing assistance with finding tools that help them live the life they prefer. My counseling approach encompasses humanistic, Narrative, Solution-Focused, Cognitive-Behavioral, Emotionally Focused, and other family therapies that can assist with healing and challenges. I will work with you to create a plan that accommodates your special needs. The focus is on the strength that it takes for someone to seek assistance with various challenges. I look forward to collaborating with you on your new life plan.

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Theresa Yucel

Offering therapy in LA
License: LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsGriefDepression
6 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the states of Louisiana and Texas. I am a graduate of Northwestern University with a Masters of Arts in Counseling. I have experience working with adolescents, young adults and geriatrics. I have training in crisis management working at an inpatient psychiatric hospital for 3 years helping clients at crisis points in their mental health journey. I transitioned to working with an outpatient population with a focus in adult to geriatric group therapy. I have worked in the field full time since 2015 working with those in crisis, individuals facing adjustment issues, grief and loss. My specialties include but are not limited to depression, anxiety, self-care, and healthy boundary setting. My ultimate goal is to create a trusting therapeutic relationship with clients and a judgement free zone where you can thrive and revive. I believe therapy is a partnership, an assist in life. I look forward to working with you on your life journey.

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Matthew Johnson, III

Offering therapy in LA
License: LCSW,BACS
AddictionsRelationship issuesFamily conflictsGriefDepression
24 years of experience

My name is Matthew Johnson III, LCSW BACS. I have been a social worker for 24 years. I've been an LCSW for 20 year. My experiences are in addictions and bereavement, which help me to work with anxiety, depression, PTSD, Trauma, and family issues. My approach is a client centered approach, and I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy along with a process oriented clinical environment to allow you to feel comfortable expressing your feelings, having your thoughts and feelings validated and then getting constructive feedback, by working collaboratively with you to help you resolve your current struggles. Our sessions will also help you to grow emotionally by learning to process your negative feelings appropriately, learn better coping strategies to help you thrive and most importantly to help you in your the process of transformation. This is becoming the person that you want to be. I have experience working with individuals, couples and families. As you learn to change how you think, feel and act, you will change yourself and hence change your world for the better. I look forward to working with you to help accomplish your life goals.

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Shontell Magee-Dolliole

Offering therapy in LA
License: MA,LPC
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
14 years of experience

I am a licensed therapist with over 15 years of experience as a professional therapist in New Orleans, Louisiana. I have worked with people with various issues, including depression, anxiety, marital problems, parental issues, job obstacles, and ADHD. I have also assisted other adolescents who have endured physical or emotional abuse. My approach to counseling is welcoming and participatory. Everyone should be treated with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. My therapeutic approach of counseling is cognitive-behavioral, gestalt, psychodynamic, and rational-emotive therapy in my approach. I will personalize our conversation and treatment approach to your individual requirements. It requires bravery to pursue a more full and happy life and initiate change. If you are prepared to take this step, I will support and empower you. I am really looking forward to working with you!

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Brianna Moore

Offering therapy in LA
Stress, AnxietyLGBTSelf esteemDepressionCompassion fatigue
6 years of experience

I am licensed in Louisiana with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, lgbt-related issues, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. 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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Brenda Klazynski

Offering therapy in LA
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefParenting issuesDepression
38 years of experience

I am licensed in Louisiana with 38 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 work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. 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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Mandy McCoy

Offering therapy in LA
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepression
11 years of experience

I am licensed in Louisiana with over 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with coping with addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. 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.

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Trinity Burns

Offering therapy in LA
LGBTFamily conflictsParenting issuesCareer difficultiesADHD
4 years of experience

I am licensed in Colorado and Louisiana with 4 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with LGBTQIA2 related issues, family conflicts, ADHD issues, & career difficulties. Let me explain a little more about these areas of focus. I have training within systems and family conflicts due to my license of being an LMFT, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I am skilled in recognizing patterns; most of my clients and families have told me this during our work together. I have experience working with people of the LGBTQIA2 community and helping individuals and families navigate their sexuality or gender identity. Another area in which I am passionate about is helping individuals who have been clinically diagnosed with ADHD move through a world in a more ADHD friendly manner. Let's work with your brain rather than against it. Lastly, in regards to career matters the way in which I often find myself helping clients is related to matters such as boundary setting and work life balance. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. As we spend more time together on your mental health journey you will notice that I value laughter and often this is found in my sessions. Have you heard of the statement you can give someone a fish and feed them for a day or you can teach them to fish and feed them for a lifetime? That viewpoint is a visual example of how in therapy the work is helping you, the person reading my bio, learn how to interact in a healthier and more sustainable way rather than providing you direct answers. With that being said, it takes courage and immense amount of bravery to seek out a more fulfilling and authentic life by taking the first steps towards a change. I am here to support, challenge, and empower you in that journey.

How to find counseling in Addis

Finding the best therapist close by in Addis can feel challenging, but know that once you narrow your search for a counselor serving your area, you can find a therapist in your city that is accepting new clients and fits your goals. Whether you're struggling with depression, anxiety, marriage, family issues, or other emotional challenges, feel proud that you have begun your search to find the mental health care services that work best for you in order to begin your personal journey towards emotional healing.

Understanding the type of therapy you'd like to search for is crucial before finding a therapist or psychologist in Addis. Perhaps you're interested in narrowing your search for a psychotherapist that can offer psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), talk therapy, provide group therapy, marriage and family therapy for individuals or couples, or couples therapy. Each type of therapy can offer various benefits and address or treat different disorders. If you're still unsure or are new to counseling in Addis, feel free to contact the provider via email to find out which methods they practice.

It is also important to understand that mental health professionals in the United States are accredited to provide care, helping individuals and couples, with a variety of licenses. These include licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT), licensed clinical social worker (LCSW), and clinical psychologist or doctor of psychology (PsyD). Regardless of their licensure, they are trained to treat individuals and couples counseling, and sometimes children, in any type of therapy. Find a therapist under any of these distinctions and know that the sessions they offer can provide a safe place to heal.

Mental health professionals working through their own in- person therapy practice in Addis or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships, communication skills, working through life transitions, managing a mood disorder, improving coping skills, or change in negative thinking patterns. They may also provide a safe place and validation for clients experiencing emotional pain. Verified providers can provide licensed marriage and couples therapy, tailor to individual needs, and create a therapeutic relationship as a National Certified Counselor.

There are all kinds of therapists working with clients today across the United States and in the greater Addis area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find therapists, have in mind what type of therapy you'd like your provider to be most experienced with and choose an experienced provider with a practice located near you in the city of Addis, elsewhere in West Baton Rouge, or in the greater state of Louisiana.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Addis therapist?

The average price of an in-person therapy session in the US is $100 to $200 per hour. These prices may be higher in Addis due to a higher cost of living. The price also depends on the type of provider you are looking for. See the following average prices for various mental health providers without insurance:

  • Counseling with a psychiatrist: $150-$500
  • Counseling with therapists: $100-300
  • Therapy with a psychologist: $100

While many psychologists in Addis may not take health insurance, some 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 or clinicians throughout the state of Louisiana you can expect significantly more affordable options, with sessions ranging from $65 to $100 per week (billed every four weeks).

How is a licensed therapist on this online therapy platform verified?

Therapists in Addis, Louisiana working on BetterHelp are licensed, trained, experienced, and accredited as a doctor of psychology (PhD / PsyD), licensed marriage and family therapists (LMFT), licensed clinical social worker (LCSW / LICSW), or licensed professional counselors (LPC). All of these psychology clinicians have a Masters Degree or a Doctorate Degree in their field of psychology sciences, and follow the APA Code of Ethics. They have been qualified and certified by their state's professional board after successfully completing the necessary education, exams, training and practice with a patient, and extensive experience in a healthcare clinic or treatment centers, in order to become a mental health provider. While their lived experience, expertise, careers, and background vary, they all possess at least 3 years and 1,000 hours of hands-on experience with adult and sometimes teen patients, and have the necessary therapist credentials to provide a safe space for long lasting emotional healing in therapy. 

Please note BetterHelp does not offer or provide care from psychiatrists to prescribe a drug as treatment, or perform psychological assessments.

How does working with a counselor in BetterHelp online therapy sessions work?

BetterHelp clinicians treat clients online across the United States (individuals and couples) through life transitions, inner child exploration, long term depression or anxiety, and more. An online mental health professional, including the therapists in Addis above, can work with young adults, children, adolescents, and adults virtually as an accredited licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) or licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT). You do not have to commute to a an office as a psychotherapy client.

Through BetterHelp therapy, you can partake in video, phone, or live chat therapy sessions with your licensed therapist. You can work through various symptoms, use the in app journaling feature, and receive worksheets. You'll also find support groups or group therapy lead by a therapist in Addis helping individuals on topics including managing life transitions, symptoms affecting sexual health, behavioral health, coping skills for anxiety or depression, trauma, stress, marriage counseling, and more. 

What mental health issues can psychotherapy address?

BetterHelp's verified Addis therapists specialize and have clinical experience in a wide range of mental health issues and modalities, helping clients to feel better and improve their lives every day. See below for examples.

Specialties on BetterHelp include:

You may also be struggling with relationship problems that could be addressed in couples therapy or with a sex therapist. In that case, you may choose to work with one of BetterHelp's experienced cognitive-behavioral therapists or licensed marriage family therapists (LMFT) who work with clients in relationships. You can also try a Addis therapy provider through BetterHelp's sister platform, ReGain, which is dedicated to couples and spouses worldwide. 

How do I know if online counseling is right for my family?

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 you may feel that they may lack the skills to provide objective guidance. Counselors are trained to respond to various concerns, symptoms, and mental health conditions.

A psychologist in your city can support you toward a healthier emotional state, regardless of your mental health, life concerns, or healing needs. While supporting individuals in developing healthier habits, another good benefit of therapy is having an understanding, 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 Addis 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 may find you can express yourself through creativity instead of words.

With a lot of people in LA, providers may be booked out with clients. Through the list of profiles above and others within BetterHelp's team, you may be able to find a psychologist within 24 to 48 hours. If you're searching to find a a nearby psychotherapist close to 70710 or the surrounding zip codes, consider others available through the BetterHelp site. No matter if you are seeking help in your area or beyond, online therapy can be a great option.

How should I prepare for my first therapy session with a Addis counselor?

Before seeing your therapist, prep for your session by reading to understand the therapy process. You might write a list of questions you want to ask your psychotherapist, any emotional pain you may feel, and the ways in which you hope to improve. 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 learn why you're attending therapy.

Should I find a therapist or psychologist if I feel fine? 

Some simply don't feel the need to see a psychologist. However, some people may avoid attending therapy due to stigma or preconceived notions of what therapy entails. Although psychologists often support people with mental health conditions, 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 feedback and advice. A Addis licensed clinical social worker 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.

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 mental health care and therapy worth it? 

Therapy is effective and has the power to change individuals' lives. Each client is at a different stage of their emotional healing journey in life, as each human can be unique in their personality, expression, skills, and goals. A psychologist can target various symptoms, experiences, and personalities to help you feel your best and put you on the path to healing. Unlike advice from a friend, family, or non-professional, a mental health professional has an understanding of various disorders like ADHD and depression with many hours of experience in treating adults in their practice. For this reason, seeing an evidence based psychologist in Addis, Louisiana can be worth it. Over 41 million adults in the US attend therapy services each year, showing it's a popular option and is proven to be effective.

Addis has many clinicians who practice person or client-centered individual therapy in-person and through online therapy to assist clients in their healing journey. If you opt into online therapy, you might also be able to meet with providers all over the United States and change therapists easily at any time. Many people struggling with anxiety and depression, substance abuse, body image issues, and more find therapists that are a good fit for them, feel supported, and gain further insight into their lives through internet-based therapy.

Do therapists judge you in therapy sessions?

The boundaries between you and a therapist are in place to help you and them regarding ethical concerns. Mental health professionals are held by ethical standards through the American Psychological Association (APA) and are not allowed to judge or harm their clients. If you are concerned about sharing details about yourself, feel free to withhold personal information. Their job in the therapeutic relationship is to create a safe place, help you gain a deeper understanding of your mental health, and support you. You might consider changing counselors if you don't feel safe or respected.

Stay up to date with the leading online counseling platform

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

Take some time today to learn more about the team of therapists at BetterHelp to understand the services available to you clearly. If you are new to therapy or have any questions about the services and terms, please reach out through the contact page or send an email to contact@betterhelp.com.

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

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:

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70710

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