As you look back at your life so far, negative thoughts shift your focus to emotional pains you’ve suffered. You’re unhappy with decisions you’ve made, but you make the same mistakes again and again.

Unhelpful thoughts lead to emotional distress, and you feel incapable of anything else.
Denham Springs’ Old City Hall is a historic old building from the 1930s. In the city hall of your life, worrying about wrong decisions and unfortunate events isn’t helpful. You need to find a better way to govern your mind and emotions. Talk to a counselor in the Denham Springs area for help.

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Tammi Rider

Offering therapy in LA
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesDepressionCoping with life changes
30 years of experience

I have worked in numerous areas of counseling and mental health for 25+ years, including inpatient treatment, outpatient treatment, private practice, schools, home health and hospice . I have experience in depression, anxiety, stress, relationship counseling, substance abuse recovery, spirituality, trauma/post traumatic stress and behavioral issues with children/adolescents. My wide range of expertise helps in almost any issue you want to work on in life. I can help you with practical solutions to everyday issues. My focus is to empower you with information and practical tools, so you will meet your own goals for healing, growth and change. I am a compassionate counselor who has worked with people from all walks of life. My approach is getting to know you as an individual and helping you create a happy, fulfilling and balanced life.

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Robert Bryan

Offering therapy in LA
License: LPC
Stress, AnxietySelf esteem
5 years of experience

Hello! My name is Robert Bryan, and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor. I want to thank you for having the strength and courage to reach out and begin counseling sessions with me. It takes a lot to take that initial step and I appreciate that you have decided to. I view counseling as a process where we collaborate as a team to explore and better understand your experiences, build trust in one another, develop goals for an improved life and work towards realizing your full potential.

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Linda Guidry

Offering therapy in LA
License: M.Ed,NCC,LPC-S
Stress, AnxietyGriefParenting issuesAnger managementDepression
18 years of experience

Hi! My name is Linda Guidry, but please, call me Lindy. (My mother was the only person to ever call me 'Linda!") Are your life challenges holding you back? Do your current problems drain your energy and undermine your ability to reach your full potential? I believe that within each of us is the desire and the ability to thrive, love, connect, and succeed in life. At times it can be overwhelming to surmount the difficulties and stress of living in today’s world. You do not have to do it alone! I am a National Certified Counselor and a Licensed Professional Counselor and Counselor Supervisor. I am licensed to practice in the state of Louisiana and the state of Alaska. I have been working in the mental health field since 2004. I earned my master’s degree in Educational Leadership, Guidance and Counseling in 2008 from the University of New Orleans. Over the past 16 years, I have worked in several venues: private practice, in the foster care system, in a day program for chronically ill adults, and in the non-profit sector. My experience includes working with individuals with mood disorders, anxiety and depression, anger issues and self control, self-esteem, grief and loss, and adult onset disability and chronic illnesses. I would describe my approach as empathetic, goal oriented, and client centered. I use Cognitive Behavioral therapy, Solution focused therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Mindfulness to help my clients set goals and objectives and to work through their difficulties to reach their full potential We often find ourselves searching for balance and stability in our lives but have trouble figuring out how to achieve it. My job is to help you do just that. I am dedicated to assisting you, as my client, in pursuit of personal growth, to helping you to gain a better understanding and appreciation of yourself and others, and to support you as you make important changes and decisions about your life. People seek out therapy for a wide variety of reasons. Sometimes it is an overwhelming lack of direction. Often, it's a result of major life changes, loss, psychological injuries, or specific issues such as anxiety, depression, anger, or grief. I offer a private, safe, non-judgmental, and confidential environment for you to explore your concerns, find relief and to bring joy and passion back into your life. I look forward to accompanying you on your journey of self-discovery, healing, happiness, and wellness! Available hours Monday - Thursday 9 - 4 CDT Friday 12 - 3 CDT Saturday and Sunday by appointment If these hours are problematic, please call this to the counselor's attention. I will do my best to arrange a time that is workable for you! Linda D. Guidry, M.Ed., NCC, LPC-S Lic # 4416 Guidry Counseling Services 59324 Pineridge Road, Lacombe, LA. 70445 985-272-6810 University of New Orleans, M.Ed., in Educational Leadership, Guidance, and Counseling Specialties: Anxiety, Depression, Parenting, Anger Management, Grief and Loss, General Counseling All fees for services are set by Better Help. Fee information can be obtained at www.betterhelp.com This information is required by the Board of Professional Counselors which regulates all licensed professional counselors: Louisiana Licensed Professional Counselors Board of Examiners 11410 Lake Sherwood Ave North Suite A Baton Rouge, LA 70816 225-295-8444 (phone) 225-295-8448 (fax) Email: lpcboard@lpcboard.org Alaska Dept. of Commerce, Community and Economic Development Division of Corporations, Divisions, and Professional Licensing Phone: (907) 465-1074 Email: ProfessionalCounselors@Alaska.Gov PO Box 110806 Juneau, AK 99811-0806

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Lawrence(Larry) Lucas

Offering therapy in LA
License: LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteemDepression
23 years of experience

It has been a blessing and a privilege over the past 25 years to provide counseling services to those from many walks of life, including individuals, couples, teens, parents of teens, teachers, laborers, students, retirees, and many professionals such as renown medical doctors and therapists. Issues addressed are depression, loneliness, anxiety, relationships, spirituality, addictions, parenting, etc. This journey has given me opportunities to teach across the country to teach to the above varieties of individuals wishing to grow in these areas. Whatever you are struggling with, it would be an honor to walk with you through the trials you are facing and I will do my very best to help you find clarity and resolution. Thank you for giving me a chance to navigate life’s challenges with you!

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Craig Taffaro

Offering therapy in LA
License: LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsGriefParenting issues
33 years of experience

As a Licensed Professional Counselor and over 35 years of experience in helping clients, it is a privilege to engage in the change, growth, and resolution process with the people with whom I have worked. Having experienced clients in settings ranging from private practice, to incarceration, to hospitals, to clinics, to churches, it is my belief that the counseling process is not intended for only a certain segment of our society. With a Christian basis for intervention, all clients are seen as valuable gifts to the world and the counseling journey seeks to optimize the functional and healthy expression of you as a gift. Therapeutic approaches include behavioral, cognitive-behavioral, RET, and truth based counseling with an unwavering foundational principle of compassion and the respect of the personal dignity afforded to each client served.

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Regina Moore

Offering therapy in LA
License: M.Ed.,NCC,LPC-S
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseParenting issuesSelf esteemDepression
10 years of experience

Hello, I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Board Approved Supervisor (LPC-S), licensed to practice in Louisiana. I have a Master's Degree in Counselor Education from North Carolina A & T State University in Greensboro, North Carolina. I have been a licensed mental/behavioral health therapist for over ten years. I have more than 15 years of experience working with individuals, families, and groups as a helping professional. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting concerns, childhood trauma, physical and emotional abuse, and ADHD. I have also helped clients who experienced flashbacks of emotional trauma from human trafficking. I believe that everyone deserves to be treated with respect, compassion, and empathy. My therapeutic approach combines Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Person-Centered Therapy, with some combination of Motivational interviewing. You will be actively engaged in interactive and sometimes illustrative sessions that are designed to meet your specific needs. You will also have an opportunity to measure your progress and I will be there to assist you in making the adjustments necessary to reach your therapeutic goals. I look forward to working with you to achieve your desired outcomes!

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Edna Booker

Offering therapy in LA
AddictionsRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseAnger managementDepression
20 years of experience

I am licensed in both Arizona and Louisiana with 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with coping with addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & anger management. 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.

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Julie Duncan

Offering therapy in LA
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseIntimacy-related issuesSelf esteem
15 years of experience

I am licensed in Louisiana with 15 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, substance abuse issues, questions of faith and spirituality, military life related issues, intimacy related issues, and individuals in the LBGTQ community. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Reaching out for help and taking the first step to sign up for therapy takes courage and I am proud of you for getting started! I am excited to support you along your journey of self-discovery, healing, self-empowerment, and positive change towards creating the life you most desire and deserve.

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Lauren Gonzales

Offering therapy in LA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefSelf esteemDepression
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, 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. 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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Laura Poirier

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

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker licensed in Louisiana with 30 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I am recently retired from a full-time schedule and am taking clients part time. If my availability doesn’t fit with your needs, let me know and I’ll do my best to assist you. 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 Denham Springs

Finding the best therapist close by in Denham Springs 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 Denham Springs. 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 Denham Springs, 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 Denham Springs 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 Denham Springs 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 Denham Springs, elsewhere in Livingston, 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 Denham Springs area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Denham Springs 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 Denham Springs 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 Denham Springs 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 Denham Springs, 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 Denham Springs 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 Denham Springs 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 Denham Springs 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 Denham Springs 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 Denham Springs 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 70726 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 Denham Springs 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 Denham Springs 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 Denham Springs, 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.

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

70726, 70727

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