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Jamie Gaskin

Clinical therapist offering therapy in LA
Counselor License Type(s): MA,LPC,NCC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseParenting issues
5 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) who earned my Master’s Degree in Counseling, with a specialization in Clinical Mental Health from Holy Cross University. I am a National Certified Counselor and a member of the American Counseling Association. I am currently advanced trained and working toward my certification in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Story Informed Trauma Therapy (SITT), and Play Therapy. Prior to working as a counselor, I have worked with populations that have been greatly impacted by trauma. My experience includes working with individuals, couples, and families dealing with a variety of traumatic and relational issues. I utilize an attachment framework derived from Emotionally Focused Therapy and Story Informed Trauma Therapy (SITT) to help my clients understand how they came to be who they are. Validating the client and how their behaviors make sense, aids in their understanding and acceptance of themselves. We can learn new behaviors once we have identified the unhealthy ones creating new cycles and securing bonds between partners. My counseling style is attachment-based, which means we look at what you learned by those who raised you, how you found comfort as a child, did you have anyone safe, were emotions safe to express and how are these items impacting your life today. We all struggle throughout life and I was no exception. Acknowledging the struggle is a huge step towards success along with finding the right therapist. We only know what we were taught and how to react to situations from those who raised us. You deserve to be the best you possible and I am here to help you find that. Let me help you discover new ways to a happy and healthier life.

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Wanda Bush

Clinical therapist offering therapy in LA
Counselor License Type(s): LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsAnger managementSelf esteem
15 years of experience as a mental health therapist

My name is Wanda W. Bush. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor. My primary therapeutic interventions are Brief Solution Focused Therapy , Client Centered Therapy and Motivational Interviewing . I hold a Master ‘s Degree in Counseling. I am an active member of the American Counseling Association. Additionally, I am an experienced healthcare administrator. Wellness of mind, body and spirit is very important to me. My practice philosophy is that we are partners in this journey. I am not here to "fix" you. Because you are not broken. We all need someone to talk to along this journey called life.

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Emily Bailey

Clinical therapist offering therapy in LA
Counselor License Type(s): LPC
Trauma and abuseIntimacy-related issuesSleeping disordersBipolar disorderADHD
21 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Welcome! My name is Emily. I am a mother, partner, friend, daughter, and all-around real-life person just like you. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Louisiana with a masters degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. Since becoming licensed in 2006, I have worked with individuals, couples, and families. I have worked with children, teens, adults, and geriatric clients. I am a person-centered therapist that adapts my style to the client and the situation. My counseling style is warm, friendly, and casual. I see the counseling process as one in which you and I work to develop trust and respect for one another in order to work as a team in identifying and interrupting cycles of problematic behaviors, develop adaptive life goals, and implement strategies to help you achieve those goals. There are a lot of "right" ways to do therapy. I have utilized and studied several counseling theories and techniques over the years. My style could be described as eclectic since I use techniques from many different theories in my practice. Some of the therapeutic approaches I tend to utilize in therapy include: Cognitive-behavioral therapy, Dialectical behavior therapy, Narrative therapy, Strategic therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing, systems theory, Mental Research Institute theory, Structural therapy, Mindfulness, and Solution-focused therapy. I work with BetterHelp full-time and hold sessions on weekdays. My typcial hours are as follows: Monday: 7:30am - 5:45pm Tuesday: 7:30am - 5:45pm Wednesday: 7:30am - 5:45pm Thursday: 7:30am - 5:45pm Friday: 7:30am - 4:00pm I look forward to meeting you and getting started on the therapeutic journey! Emily

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Jenesis Gibson

Clinical therapist offering therapy in LA
Counselor License Type(s): MA, LPC
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
7 years of experience as a mental health therapist

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, and Solution Focused Therapy with a trauma-focused approach. One thing in life that is constant is change. Some changes in life are more difficult to navigate than others. When we are stressed, anxious or depressed, it is a sign that our lives are out of balance. My focus is on providing a trusting, safe, supportive, nonjudgmental and empathetic space for adults, couples, and families to share their experiences and to help navigate through some more difficult life changes. I enjoy working with clients who are motivated to make changes to improve their lives, find purpose, and meaningful fulfillment. Deciding to engage in therapy can be overwhelming. Finding a therapist whose personality and style is a good fit is important. I believe in developing skills for effective coping mechanisms for overall holistic wellness. I look forward to helping clients facilitate positive change and working collaboratively with them to achieve goals they never thought were possible.

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Marissa Copeland

Clinical therapist offering therapy in LA
Counselor License Type(s): MS,NCC,LPC
Anger managementSelf esteemCoping with life changes
10 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a Professional Counselor licensed in Louisiana and Alabama with just over 10 years of experience working as a mental health professional in both counseling and clinical settings. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, personality disorders, intellectual disabilities, behavioral challenges, relationship issues, ADHD and general adjustment issues. I also have a passion for intertwining self-esteem-building/empowerment into treatment across the board. 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 your desired potential, barriers to reaching this potential, and methods to overcome identified barriers with the goal of developing and obtaining the best quality of life that is possible. I approach counseling from a person-centered/cognitive-behavioral perspective in that a person’s attitudes and perception of self as well as patterns of thoughts and actions are utilized as a major component of the therapeutic process. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral practices with person-centered approaches to intervention. I will tailor our dialogue and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. I pride myself on authenticity and enjoy providing a safe space for my clients to tap into their authentic selves, feelings and overall concerns. I look forward to working with you!

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Dr. Craig Anderson

Clinical therapist offering therapy in LA
Counselor License Type(s): PsyD
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
20 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a doctoral level psychologist with 20 years of experience as a therapist. I provide therapy for individuals afflicted with presenting problems to include depression, anxiety, self-esteem, anger, substance use, relationship and adjustment related issues. I utilize a number of individualized therapy approaches to include humanistic, cognitive behavioral and psychodynamic techniques to relieve distress, strengthen resilience and promote improved welfare and functioning ability. My aim is to assist recovery and improved functioning and wellness using effective, supportive, directive and collaborative interventions to respond to your challenges and recovery goals. I look forward to assisting you in your journey to maximize health, foster growth and enhance your quality of life.

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Patricia Carr

Clinical therapist offering therapy in LA
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
12 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Louisiana with 12 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with depression, stress and anxiety, trauma related challenges, relationship issues, and have worked extensively with Clients struggling with addictions. I enjoy assisting people with problem solving! I also have a deep respect for Clients' authorship of their own journeys and am ceaselessly amazed at the strengths people bring to their struggles . 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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Tara Dupont

Clinical therapist offering therapy in LA
Stress, AnxietyParenting issuesAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
5 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Louisiana with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, parenting issues, anger management, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. 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 sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started! Please be mindful that you must be a Louisiana resident and in the state of the Louisiana at the time of all of our sessions.

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William Knecht

Clinical therapist offering therapy in LA
Relationship issuesIntimacy-related issuesCareer difficultiesCoping with life changes
40 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Louisiana with 40 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, intimacy related issues, including sex therapy and sexual addictions, & career difficulties. I also have experience working with coping with life changes. 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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Deanderia Gremillion

Clinical therapist offering therapy in LA
AddictionsRelationship issuesGriefSelf esteemDepression
10 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Louisiana with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with coping with addictions, depression, general anxiety issues, relationship issues, coping with grief and loss, & 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. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

How to find a therapist for counseling in Bonita

Finding the best therapist close by in Bonita 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 in Bonita that work best for you in order to begin your personal journey towards emotional healing with a therapist.

Understanding the type of therapy you'd like to search for is crucial before finding a therapist or psychologist in Bonita. 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 Bonita, 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 in the Bonita region and in the state of Louisiana. Find a therapist under any of these distinctions and know that the sessions they offer can provide a safe place to heal.

A mental health counselor working through their own in-person therapy practice in Bonita or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships, communication skills, working through life transitions, couples counseling, managing a mood disorder, improving coping skills, self help tips, offer life coaching, family therapy, or change in negative thinking patterns. A therapist may also provide a safe place and validation for clients experiencing emotional pain, or that simply want a psychological assessment. 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 Bonita area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find Bonita 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 Bonita, elsewhere in Morehouse, or in the greater state of Louisiana.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs) about therapists and mental health services

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling with a therapist compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Bonita 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 Bonita 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 Bonita 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 a BetterHelp therapist 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). If you're looking for a therapist, Cincinnati offers a variety of professionals who can help with your mental health needs at a price you can afford.

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

Therapists in Bonita, 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 Bonita psychiatrists to prescribe a drug or medication as treatment, or perform psychological assessments and other psychiatric services.

How does working with a professional 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, post traumatic stress disorder, and more. An online mental health therapist, including the therapists in Bonita 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 Bonita helping individuals on topics including managing life transitions, symptoms affecting sexual health, behavioral health, coping skills for anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, marriage counseling, and more. 

What mental health issues can psychotherapy address with the help of psychologists?

BetterHelp's verified Bonita 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:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy - This type of therapy is provided by therapists who are professional counselors, helping clients identify and change negative thought patterns through structured sessions.
  • Behavior therapy - Therapists use behavior therapy techniques to help clients modify harmful behaviors and develop healthier habits, often through the guidance of a professional counselor.
  • EMDR therapy - EMDR therapists assist clients in processing traumatic memories to alleviate emotional distress and improve overall well-being, utilizing the expertise of a professional counselor.
  • Talk therapy - Therapists engage clients in talk therapy to explore their feelings and develop strategies for dealing with various mental health issues, often guided by a professional counselor.
  • Depression - Therapists offer counseling to help individuals manage symptoms of depression and improve their mood and functioning, often working closely with a professional counselor.
  • Anxiety disorders - Therapists specialize in anxiety disorders, offering strategies to manage and reduce anxiety symptoms effectively, often through counseling sessions with a professional counselor.
  • Stress - Therapists provide tools and techniques to help clients cope with stress and improve their mental resilience, frequently under the supervision of a professional counselor.
  • Eating disorders - Therapists experienced in eating disorders offer specialized counseling to address unhealthy eating patterns and body image issues, with the support of a professional counselor.
  • Grief - Therapists provide support and guidance to clients experiencing grief, helping them navigate the stages of loss, often in collaboration with a counselor.
  • Attachment therapy - Therapists use attachment therapy to help clients understand and improve their emotional bonds and relationships, often with the assistance of a counselor.
  • Relationships - Therapists work with clients to improve communication, resolve conflicts, and strengthen their connections with others, often using the skills of a counselor.
  • Children, adolescents, and teens - Therapists specializing in youth therapy address the unique mental health needs of children, adolescents, and teens, often involving a counselor in the process.
  • Addiction (substance abuse) - Therapists offer counseling for addiction, helping clients overcome substance abuse and maintain long-term recovery, often under the guidance of a counselor.
  • Divorce - Therapists support individuals through the emotional and practical challenges of ending a marriage, often working with a psychologist to provide comprehensive care.
  • Trauma or PTSD - Therapists specializing in trauma and PTSD help clients process traumatic experiences and reduce their symptoms, frequently collaborating with a psychologist.
  • Bipolar disorder - Therapists provide counseling to manage the mood swings and challenges associated with bipolar disorder, often in consultation with a psychologist.
  • Psychodynamic treatment - Therapists use psychodynamic treatment to explore unconscious processes and how they affect current behavior, often guided by psychologists.
  • Career counseling - Therapists assist clients in making informed decisions about their professional paths and resolving work-related issues, often with the help of psychologists.
  • Alcohol use disorders - Therapists offer specialized counseling to help clients manage and overcome alcohol use disorders, frequently under the supervision of psychologists.
  • OCD - Therapists provide strategies and support to manage obsessive-compulsive disorder symptoms, often via psychotherapy.
  • ADHD - Therapists offer counseling to help clients with ADHD improve focus, organization, and overall functioning, often via psychotherapy.
  • Mood disorders - Therapists work with clients to stabilize and improve mood through various therapeutic approaches, frequently in psychotherapy.
  • Sex addiction
  • Complex trauma
  • Life transitions

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 Bonita 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 in Bonita?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a Bonita 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.

Bonita therapists 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 Bonita 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 Bonita 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 psychotherapist.

With a lot of people in LA, therapists 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 71223 or the surrounding zip codes, consider others available through the BetterHelp site. No matter if you are seeking help from therapists in your area or beyond, online therapy can be a great option.

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

Before seeing your Bonita 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 while offering mental health services. The first session will often serve as an intake to get to know you as a person and learn why you're attending therapy in Bonita.

Should I find a therapist or psychologist for therapy 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 from a therapist. A Bonita 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 with a Bonita counselor 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 that a counselor can help with.

Is mental health care and therapy with a therapist worth it?

Therapy with a licensed counselor 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 therapist 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 Bonita, 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.

Bonita 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 during telehealth appointments?

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.

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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 to customer service 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.

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