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Erika Williams

Offering therapy in LA
License: MA,LPC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
10 years of experience

Hello. My name is Erika Williams. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Louisiana with over 10 years’ experience working in various setting with diverse populations. My approach is to form a therapeutic alliance with the client. Such a relationship is essential, as it is oftentimes the first setting in which the person shares intimate thoughts, beliefs, and emotions regarding the issues in question. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, low self-esteem and trauma. My counseling style encourages curiosity, creativity, and humility. I believe in promoting a safe environment that promotes empathy and nonjudgment. Honesty is also important as it is the foundation for healing and personal growth. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, psychodynamic and client-centered therapy. It is my desire to help you reach you full potential as a human being and to assist others in finding the beauty within. Courage is a virtue when we choose to do good, especially when that is most difficult. Courage is moral strength in the face of danger. Courage gives you the ability to put aside fear of failure and take the first steps. Demonstrating courage is reaching out for help! I look forward to working with you!

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Bridget Suire

Offering therapy in LA
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseAnger managementDepressionCoaching
20 years of experience

I am licensed in Louisiana with 25 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, anger management, & depression. My therapeutic approach is cognitive behavioral, systems theory, and mindfulness. I have many tools in my therapeutic toolbox that I will be happy to share with you. 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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Anastasia Arceneaux

Offering therapy in LA
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseParenting issuesDepressionADHD
14 years of experience

Hi and thank you for visiting my page! It takes courage to seek a happier, more fulfilling life and to take the first steps to change. My name is Anastasia Porche Arceneaux and I am Licensed Professional Counselor in Louisiana. I have a Master's in Psychological Counseling and a Specialist in School Psychology. I have experience with working with children, adolescents, and adults in various mental health settings. I have multiple certifications in the behavioral health field. I have helped many clients work through stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self-injurious behaviors, parenting issues, relational/family issues, and depression. With 14 years of experience in the counseling field, I cherish the feeling of ensuring my clients are "in good hands" through our therapeutic relationship. It is extremely important to me that you feel understood and heard in our therapeutic relationship. I believe everyone needs someone to talk too. I take a non-judgemental approach to developing and maintaining a therapeutic relationship with my client. 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 and empower you in that journey. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, client-centered, trauma-informed, and motivational interviewing. I will "meet you where you are at" in your journey to "being a better version of you." If you are ready to take the next step, I am here to support and empower you. I look forward to working with you soon!

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Angela Dungan

Offering therapy in LA
Stress, AnxietyParenting issuesSelf esteemCoping with life changes
4 years of experience

I am licensed in Louisiana with 4 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & coping with life changes. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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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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Shaterrika Williams

Offering therapy in LA
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteemCoping with life changesADHD
16 years of experience

I am licensed in Louisiana with 14 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, family conflicts, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & 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. 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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Tracye Valentine

Offering therapy in LA
License: LPC-MHSP
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseParenting issuesSelf esteemDepression
13 years of experience

Thank you for reaching out! I am a clinical supervisor and therapist licensed in Tennessee as a Licensed Professional Counselor – Mental Health Service Provider and have board certification as National Certified Counselor. I have years of experience working with clients with a wide range of mental and behavioral health needs including: trauma, depression, anxiety, parenting issues, ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, parenting and have been trained in Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I have experience working with child and adolescent counseling and adults. I am a counselor who is very client-focused and believe in treatment planning and objectives that are reasonable and attainable. It is very important to build a rapport with the client and the pair working to identify objectives and goals of treatment. Some of the treatment modalities used are cognitive-behavioral therapy, rational-emotive therapy, narrative therapy and psychodynamic models of therapy. Therapy models of treatment generally consist of a combination of modalities. I applaud you for seeking help to find resolution and/or to reach lifelong goals by taking steps to achieve them by seeking assistance. It seems like you are ready and I am available to work with you in reaching and creating a plan to maintain those goals! I look forward to working together!

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Rebecca Hubert

Offering therapy in LA
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsCoping with life changesCompassion fatigueADHD
25 years of experience

I am licensed in Louisiana with 25 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, coping with life changes, & compassion fatigue. 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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Teresa Taylor

Offering therapy in LA
Stress, AnxietyAnger managementSelf esteemBipolar disorderDepression
4 years of experience

I became a counselor because I feel passionate in helping individual's find peace and harmony in their lives among their daily struggles. In this day and age, mental health self-care should be viewed equally as taking care of one's physical self-care, and I believe in taking care of mind, body and spirit. I believe it takes courage and strength to seek professional health in this world of judgement and darkness. "Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light". -Brene Brown I approach therapy by utilizing cognitive behavioral therapy. My goal is to help you connect and understand how your thoughts, actions, and behaviors cause stress, anxiety, and depression. Being human, we all face life’s challenges, trials, and tribulations leaving us with emotional turmoil. Together, we can develop goals to aid you to achieve your desired outcomes to live a life of meaning and purpose. I have worked with a diversity of adult and couples with diverse backgrounds struggling with stress, anxiety, depression, bipolar, anger issues, grief, and interpersonal conflict. I would consider it a privilege to be a part of your journey as you travel down the road to healing. “God is our refuge, our strength, and our ever-present help in trouble”. Psalms 46:1

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Charlotte Jones

Offering therapy in LA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteemDepression
7 years of experience

I am licensed in Louisiana with 7 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & 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 counseling in Cottonport

Finding the best therapist close by in Cottonport 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 Cottonport. 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 Cottonport, 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 Cottonport 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 Cottonport 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 Cottonport, elsewhere in Avoyelles, 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 Cottonport area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Cottonport 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 Cottonport 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 Cottonport 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 Cottonport, 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 Cottonport 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 Cottonport 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 Cottonport 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 Cottonport 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 Cottonport 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 71327 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 Cottonport 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 Cottonport 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 Cottonport, 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.

Cottonport 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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