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Courtney Olds

Clinical therapist offering therapy in LA
Counselor License Type(s): M.A.,LPC,NCC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseDepression
12 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I enjoy the process of following your lead to the topics and concerns that are most pressing for you. I also teach breathing exercises, meditation techniques, visualizations and communication strategies to give you effective tools for daily living. I use both structured methods like CBT and EMDR and my own intuitive understanding to help you heal. I specialize in treating issues like anxiety, depression, relationship concerns, trauma, grief and Autism Spectrum Disorders. For me, therapy is a way of gently holding up a mirror to see our inherent sanity, clarity and wisdom that is like the blue sky above the clouds. I am trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), a gentle, painless method that uses back and forth eye movements to help people move past traumatic memories and events. This technique can be surprisingly effective and brief in treating the lasting emotional scars of medical procedures, car accidents, rape and other forms of trauma. I also have extensive training in mindfulness meditation, a practice that has been proven to lower depression and anxiety and even reduce chronic pain. For clients who are interested, this can be a powerful tool for strengthening self-awareness.

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Shona Dyche

Clinical therapist offering therapy in LA
Counselor License Type(s): LPC,NCC,NCSC
Stress, AnxietyAnger managementSelf esteemDepressionADHD
14 years of experience as a mental health therapist

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

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Pamela Thompson

Clinical therapist offering therapy in LA
Counselor License Type(s): LPC
Stress, AnxietyGriefAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
14 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Thanks for visiting me on BetterHelp.com and giving me the opportunity to help you on your journey to improve your daily life. My name is Pamela Thompson and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor practicing in the state of Louisiana. I obtained my Master's degree in Counseling and Guidance from Louisiana Tech University. I have over 13 years of counseling experience in a variety of settings. I have experience working with adolescents/teenagers in the juvenile detention group home setting, where I counseled juveniles identified with dual issues of substance abuse and mental health individually and in group settings; I provided counseling services for teenagers enrolled in the Youth Challenge Program for several years, helping them gain the skills to overcome challenges in their daily lives and achieve their goals to improve their futures. I have worked in the Mental Health Rehabilitation area of counseling for several years providing substance abuse counseling and education as well as traditional mental health counseling. I have provided services in Intensive Outpatient programs that services clients 18 years and older, conducting individual and group counseling to individuals with chronic severe mental health issues and dual-diagnosis clients with mental health and substance abuse issues. I incorporate various treatment modalities during therapy based on the client's specific needs; the methods I use regularly include cognitive/behavioral therapy, person-centered therapy, reality therapy, solution-based therapy, brief therapy, and mindfulness therapy. I do not believe in labeling someone based on a diagnosis, instead preferring to help identify their current issues and needs and providing them the tools and support to effectively manage issues that occur in their daily lives. I have counseled clients from age 9 to 99 and I have truly enjoyed working with every client no matter their age. I enter every counseling relationship with an open mind, a belief that all people deserve respect, and a desire to help you achieve the skills needed to make a positive change in your life.

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Taralah Jeansonne

Clinical therapist offering therapy in LA
AddictionsTrauma and abuseAnger managementCoping with life changes
6 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I see counseling as a progressive experience in which you, the client, and I, the LPC 6877, establish a confidential and trusting relationship in order to explore present situations. As a team, we will work together to establish goals and discern the best method to attain these goals. Ultimately, our work will be dedicated to addressing and improving functionality in life. I focus on clients experiencing depression, anxiety, after effects of trauma, and those in early recovery from alcohol or substance abuse disorders in a prison setting. I also have worked at a site that offered couples therapy, EAP, trauma therapy, behavioral therapy with juveniles and mindfulness therapy. I have worked with DBT, CBT and Behavioral therapy techniques with my clients. My style is warm and interactive and I am excited to work with you!

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Patricia (Patty) Earl

Clinical therapist offering therapy in LA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseGrief
27 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a LPC for 27 years and a board certified dance movement therapist. I am also a registered nurse and a certified yoga instructor. I have worked with children and adults offering trauma and grief therapy. As a movement therapist, I offer the opportunity to experience bodily felt emotions by teaching mindfulness. I use systems family theory as well as Jungian and object relations. Currently, I am working with eating disordered and addiction patients. I feel I am centered and grounded in my approach with clients. I listen and respond thoughtfully.

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Debra (Debbie) Whatley

Clinical therapist offering therapy in LA
AddictionsTrauma and abuseGriefAnger managementSelf esteem
21 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Louisiana with 21 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with coping with addictions, trauma and abuse, coping with grief and loss, & anger management. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

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Audria Musgrove

Clinical therapist offering therapy in LA
Stress, AnxietyIntimacy-related issuesSelf esteemCareer difficultiesDepression
13 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 stress and anxiety, intimacy related issues, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & career difficulties. 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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Melanie Roum

Clinical therapist offering therapy in LA
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseDepression
15 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Louisiana with 19 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, substance abuse and 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. 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. I enjoy using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy to help my clients grow and improve their lives. I believe the Bible is the most helpful book in overcoming challenges. I’m happy to guide you!

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Michelle Triplett

Clinical therapist offering therapy in LA
Relationship issuesSelf esteem
34 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Louisiana with 34 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients work towards positive outcomes. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

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Victoria Witt

Clinical therapist offering therapy in LA
Stress, AnxietyGriefDepressionADHD
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 stress and anxiety, coping with grief and loss, & depression. I also have experience working with concentration, memory and focus (adhd). 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.

How to find a therapist for counseling in Carencro

Finding the best therapist close by in Carencro 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 Carencro 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 Carencro. 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 Carencro, 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 Carencro 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 Carencro 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 Carencro area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find Carencro 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 Carencro, elsewhere in Lafayette, 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 Carencro 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 Carencro 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 Carencro 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 Carencro 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 Carencro online therapy platform verified?

Therapists in Carencro, 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 Carencro 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 Carencro 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 Carencro 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 Carencro 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 Carencro 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 Carencro?

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

Carencro 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 Carencro 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 Carencro 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 70520 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 Carencro counselor?

Before seeing your Carencro 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 Carencro.

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 Carencro 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 Carencro 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 Carencro, 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.

Carencro 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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70507, 70520

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