In life, there are many reasons to celebrate, but you may not know what you should celebrate. When you feel anxious or depressed, you may feel like nothing is worth celebrating. A counselor in Alexandria can give you a reason to celebrate and allow you to live a better life. 

Alexandria is a great little town, and it’s known for its Mardi Gras celebration. You can celebrate your own accomplishments as you catch some beads, and a counselor can help by giving you some goals to reach. Speak to a counselor today and see how you can accomplish your dreams and your goals.

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Alexandria, Louisiana (Alexandria, LA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): DPC,LPC-S,MA
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 25

Greetings, I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with 25 years of helping individuals, couples, and families become their best version of themselves. It gives me joy to assist others in their growth and transformations. My life and work experiences in public and private agencies and as a veteran have helped me established unique skills sets and clinical tools and expertise to assist others in their journeys to health and wellness. My approach to therapy starts from a place of empathy, understanding, compassion, respect, genuineness, and concern for others....

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Alexandria, Louisiana (Alexandria, LA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC-S,LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 23

Hi ! 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 s...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Alexandria, Louisiana (Alexandria, LA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW,
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Depression
Years of Experience: 20

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of Louisiana. I received my Master of Social Work at the University of Washington in Seattle in 2001. I worked for the Veteran's Administration Hospital in Seattle in inpatient psychiatry for two years before returning to my home state of Louisiana to be near family. Since 2003, I have worked in Child Welfare, Community Mental Health, and private hospital. For the last 13 years, I've been the Clinical Director for an Intensive Outpatient Program, providing group and individual psychotherapy. My therapy s...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Alexandria, Louisiana (Alexandria, LA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT,PhD
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Career difficulties, Depression
Years of Experience: 7

Welcome! And thank you! I love to work with Couples, Families, and individuals who are seeking to overcome barriers in their lives. Some are struggling with: * anger management, * addiction, * Jobs stress, * familial & social relationships issues, * loneliness, * anxiety, * current or past abuse * depression, * poor communication, * relationship issues, * parenting, * Trauma/Traumatic events * poor focus and attention, * low motivation, * veterans support, * VICTIM OF A VIOLENT CRIME (VOC),* and the search for purpose. Often many people are stuck in addictive self...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Alexandria, Louisiana (Alexandria, LA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 13

Thank you very much for checking here: I hope to be of service to you. My 13+ years of experience includes many years of counseling and listening, across various cultures, ages and personal client needs, with a few years as adjunct professor at Louisiana State University, Shreveport, LA: 3 years of work as a patient counselor in a hospital psychiatric unit, and 3 years of practice in a pediatric clinic. My current solo practice is empathetic, accepting and non-judgmental, having also practiced as an EAP (employee counselor) in a very large hospital and city sy...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Alexandria, Louisiana (Alexandria, LA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MS,LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with the state of Louisiana. I have over 3 years of counseling experience. I have worked with clients with a wide range of issues including addiction, depression, anxiety, grief, parenting issues, relationship and marriage issues. I approach counseling from a cognitive-behavioral perspective, in that patterns of thoughts and actions are explored in order to better understand the client’s problems and develop solutions. I see the counseling relationship as a process in which my client and I build a relationship based on t...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Alexandria, Louisiana (Alexandria, LA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC,Expressive Arts Therapist
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Eating disorders, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 14

I have been a licensed professional counselor and an expressive arts therapist for 14 years. I have worked with clients with a wide variety of concerns including grief and loss, fertility issues, miscarriage, pregnancy, postpartum, and eating disorders. I have also worked with others in managing life transitions, anxiety, depression, shame, self confidence, relational, fitness, career and life goals. My counseling style is warm, compassionate and respectful. I provide a sacred container for anyone choosing the courage required in their therapeutic work. I meet...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Alexandria, Louisiana (Alexandria, LA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Depression
Years of Experience: 5

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and I received my Masters Of Social Work from Tulane University. I am experienced in working with individuals and families recovering from the effects of addiction, codependence, mental illness, grief and loss, depression, and anxiety. Authentic understanding of every client is my goal, and my approach is person-centered and rooted in empathy and mindfulness. I am humbled to be invited into the lives of my clients, and partner with them in their journeys toward growth. I firmly believe that we all have the potential to tr...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Alexandria, Louisiana (Alexandria, LA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA, LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression, ADHD
Years of Experience: 7

Hello there, I’m Jenesis! I’m a Licensed Professional Counselor practicing in Louisiana and Texas. I received a Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling in 2015 from Louisiana Tech University. I have over five years of clinical experience working with a diverse background of children, adolescents and adults who desire to cope with issues relating to anxiety, depression, bipolar, selective mutism, ADHD, conduct disorder, impulse control, DMDD, addiction, life transitions and family conflict. I also specialize in Person-Centered, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, a...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Alexandria, Louisiana (Alexandria, LA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LPC-S
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 12

Welcome! My name is Chandra and I am a licensed professional counselor in the state of Louisiana. I have over 12 years of experience working in the field of behavioral health. I have worked in a variety of settings including outpatient, in-home, the criminal justice system, shelters, and addiction treatment. I have had experience working with a broad range and severity of clinical issues. I have the most experience working with anxiety, addictions, intimate partner violence, and other complex trauma/abuse. I also have experience working with depression, phobias, ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Alexandria, Louisiana (Alexandria, LA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC,NCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 5

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 - Alexandria, Louisiana (Alexandria, LA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC,NCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Depression, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 4

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor licensed in Louisiana and a National Certified Counselor. I see counseling as a process in which you the client, and I, the counselor, 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 work with clients who may be dealing with a variety of issues including but not limited to anxiety, depression, life skills deficits, behavioral problems, relationship diffi...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Alexandria, Louisiana (Alexandria, LA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 15

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) With over 15 years of experience in rural settings where it is very difficult for patients to find the resources they need to help with any behavioral health challenges. I have worked with clients who possess a variety of symptoms such as depression, anxiety, self-esteem issues, communication issues, relationship issues, ADHD, etc. I feel my therapy style is warm and engaging for the Client. I believe in treating all clients with the same respect and Make it my mission to make each client comfortable at work very hard...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Alexandria, Louisiana (Alexandria, LA)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Grief, Anger management, Depression
Years of Experience: 5

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with five years of experience clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, addiction and grief and loss issues. My therapy style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, client-centered and solution focused approaches. However, I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towar...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Alexandria, Louisiana (Alexandria, LA)
Therapy Specialties: Addictions, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 15

I am licensed in Louisiana with 15 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with coping with with a variety of concerns among those being addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & intimacy related issues. Therapy is a type of partnership whereby two experts come together for the purposes of developing solutions, guidance, and discovery . Taking the first step to sign up for therapy is not easy, but everything we know about recovery is clear to how powerfully therapeutic taking these first steps can be. Welcome to your ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Alexandria, Louisiana (Alexandria, LA)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, ADHD
Years of Experience: 15

I am licensed in Louisiana with 15 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, & family conflicts. I also have experience working with concentration, memory and focus (ADHD). 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. 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 journe...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Alexandria, Louisiana (Alexandria, LA)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 5

I am licensed in Louisiana with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, LGBT-related issues, & trauma and abuse. 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 courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Alexandria, Louisiana (Alexandria, LA)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 3

I am licensed in Louisiana with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, trauma and abuse, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. 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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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Alexandria, Louisiana (Alexandria, LA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC, NCC,BC-TMH
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 9

I have enjoyed working for various mental health agencies and have extensive experience in several areas of counseling. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, in the states of Mississippi and Colorado and a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the state of Nevada. I have worked with individuals, couples, families and groups. I have worked with children as young as 4 to adults up to age 101! I have assisted clients who struggle with symptoms of anxiety, depression, addiction, trauma, relational and self-esteem issues. I am a mother of seven, including...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Alexandria, Louisiana (Alexandria, LA)
Therapy Specialties: Addictions, Grief, Sleeping disorders, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 12

I am licensed in Louisiana with 12 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with coping with depression, anxiety. addictions, grief and loss, and sleeping disorders. 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 seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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

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 Alexandria 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 therapy can offer various benefits. If you're still unsure, consider asking your prospective therapists which methods they practice.

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

Mental health professionals working through private 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 Alexandria 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? 

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

Some therapists 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 Alexandria and elsewhere throughout the state of Louisiana you can expect significantly more affordable options, with 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 Alexandria 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. 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 therapists above and consider which might work for you.

San Jose 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 counseling. In Alexandria, therapy can be easily accessible 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 therapist can. Therapists are also professionals trained to respond to various concerns, symptoms, and mental health conditions.

A therapist 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 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 San Jose 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 Alexandria, LA, finding a therapist can be costly, and therapists may be booked out with clients. Through the list of therapists above and others through BetterHelp, you may be able to find a therapist within 24 to 48 hours. If you're searching for a nearby therapist close to 71315 or the surrounding zip codes, consider other available therapists 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 and counselors 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 Served By BetterHelp Therapists

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

71301, 71302, 71303, 71306, 71307, 71309, 71315

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Some other commonly asked questions on therapy and BetterHelp can be found below:

How Do I See A Therapist 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 therapist. 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 therapist, you don't have to. However, some people may avoid attending counseling 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 therapy. 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.

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. 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 therapist can target various symptoms, experiences, and personalities. Unlike advice from a friend, family member, or non-professional, therapists are trained to meet you where you're at. Therapy 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.

Do Therapists Judge You? 

The boundaries between you and a therapist are in place to protect you and them from 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 is to support you and make you feel safe and respected. You might consider changing therapists if you don't feel safe or respected.