This is Melissa Averett's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Duson, LA
Type Of Therapy License(s): M.Ed,LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 12

My name is Melissa Averett. I’m a Licensed Professional Counselor. I earned my Master Degree in Education Counseling at Southeastern Louisiana University in 2008. I’ve worked 4 years in a residential setting with woman recovering from addiction. I also worked 9 years providing outpatient counseling to adults for wide range of struggles and mental illness. I help Clients that have experienced the trauma of divorce begin the healing and forgiveness process. I use Person Centered Counseling to build rapport and help my clients identify their counseling need and se...

This is LaTrina Craig's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Duson, LA
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC-S
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Anger management, Depression
Years of Experience: 9

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Louisiana with over 10 years of experience working as a Psychotherapist. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, anger management, academic issues, and ADHD. I also helped many people who have experienced sexual trauma or emotional abuse. My counseling style is supportive and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with unconditional positive regard, respect, sensitivity, and compassion. My approach combines co...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Duson, LA
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Anger management, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 6

I am a licensed professional counselor from Louisiana with experience working with people from all walks of life. I have experience with group therapy and individual therapy for various life issues. I have worked with individuals with various issues including depression, anxiety, grief, trauma, anger management, and communication problems. I am dedicated to helping clients set and meet goals, work through difficulties, and build healthier lives through improved self-esteem, thinking and coping patterns. I believe that active listening, compassion, and a desire...

This is Michelle Waguespack's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Duson, LA
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Coaching
Years of Experience: 12

I am an LPC licensed in the state of Louisiana. My counseling experience has spanned the university, business, and private practice settings. Although my degree focus is in the marriage and family area, I built a specialty in career counseling working with all stages and phases of career issues. In addition, I am passionate about working with clients in the areas of communication, anxiety, grief& loss, confidence building, self-esteem issues, and life transitions. I believe that good therapy comes from a warm, non-judgmental professional relationship. I will w...

This is Dr. Robert Hanser's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Duson, LA
Type Of Therapy License(s): Ph.D., LCP-SA, LAC-CCS
Therapy Specialties: Addictions, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Anger management
Years of Experience: 25

I am a counselor licensed in Louisiana and Texas with over 20 years of experience working with individuals who present with a wide variety of challenges. In particular, I have specialized experience working with substance abuse, family violence, abuse, trauma, anger, and veteran’s issues. I have also worked with numerous police officers and police families. I have worked with people who also find themselves lost and/or at a standstill in life; in particular, those who are searching for meaning in their existence. My approach to counseling goes from being person-...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Duson, LA
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 12

My name is Lance Miguez, and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), licensed in Louisiana. I have 12 years of counseling experience in a variety of settings. I have worked with clients in both inpatient and outpatient settings to address problems such as depression, anxiety, relationship issues, career challenges, and serious mental illness. My counseling style is interactive, with the goal of bringing solutions to the problems you are facing today. I believe in treating everyone as an individual who possesses the strength and capability to improve their li...

This is Dr. James Brown's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Duson, LA
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC, NCC,Psy.D
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 12

I am a licensed professional counselor in Louisiana with over 13 years of experience working as a counselor, substance abuse counselor and vocational rehabilitation counselor. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, addiction issues, and career challenges. I also helped many people who have experienced social injustice. My counseling style is direct and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I believe in equal treatment to a...

This is Keiasha Hypolite's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Duson, LA
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 6

I am a licensed clinical social worker in Louisiana, with over four years of experience working as a counselor and consultant. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, lifestyle changes, and stress. I believe in treating all people with compassion, respect, and sensitivity, and I believe that you know yourself best. My approach combines solution-focused, client-centered, cognitive-behavioral, and coaching. My goal is to help you move forward from any challenges by empowerin...

This is Dr. Kevin Bastian's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Duson, LA
Type Of Therapy License(s): Ph.D.,LPC,LPC-S
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Coaching
Years of Experience: 36

I am a Ph.D./Licensed Professional Counselor in New Orleans with over 36 years of experience as a Counselor, Educator, and Life Coach. I have worked with clients with many concerns, including school, college, relationships, parenting, and career challenges. My therapy style is client-centered. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I do not believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines client-centered, cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, and rational-emotive therapy. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet yo...

This is Shannon Sumrall's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Duson, LA
Type Of Therapy License(s): M.A., M.Ed.,LPC, PMP
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Anger management, Self esteem, Coaching
Years of Experience: 20

I hold two Masters degrees, one in Medical Anthropology and another in Counseling. I have over 20 years of experience working in mental health and in the healthcare field as a therapist, coach, trainer, educator and in various leadership roles at healthcare facilities. I'm a Certified Master Practitioner and Trainer of Hypnosis, Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP), and Time Line Therapy with thousands of hours of experience using NLP in therapy, coaching and training. I see coaching as a process in which you, the client, and I, the coach, having come to unders...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Duson, LA
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 16

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, licensed in the states of Louisiana, Texas, and Florida. I am also a Board Approved Clinical Supervisor in the state of Louisiana. I have over 16 years of experience as a social worker and counselor. My education includes a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and a Master’s Degree in Social Work with an integrated concentration in Health and Mental Health, as well Child and Family Services. I have worked with a variety of clients throughout my career, including school-aged children, adolescents, adjudicated youth, adults, ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Duson, LA
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Grief, Coping with life changes, Coaching
Years of Experience: 6

Warmest of welcomes! You have made the decision to seek a partner to professionally address your therapeutic needs and concerns. This is a significant step in the direction of a healthier, more autonomous self. Selecting the correct therapist is essential to developing a strong and effective healing alliance and I would like to be your partner. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor located in the great state of Louisiana with extensive experience with various populations and demographics addressing issues of anxiety, depression, mood disorders, career changes, li...

This is Chabre Johnson's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Duson, LA
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW,Chabre Johnson
Therapy Specialties: Parenting issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 3

Hi! I am a licensed Clinical Social Worker born and raised in Louisiana. I've been licensed for 9 years with 3 of those yrs. being clinical, however I have over 18 yrs. of experience doing community-based work with children, youth, and families. I enjoy working with teens and young adults, but I have years of experience in helping clients with increasing motivation, self-esteem and confidence building, burnout, career difficulties, coping with life changes, parent and youth relationships, LGBTQ+ support, and professional coaching. And for the last 10 years I've wo...

This is Retha Morrell's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Duson, LA
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 15

I am licensed in Louisiana with 15 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, anger management, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & bipolar disorder. 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.

This is Jessica Cook's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Duson, LA
Therapy Specialties: Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 3

I am licensed in Louisiana with 3 years of professional counseling experience. I have experience in helping clients with family conflicts, trauma and abuse, & parenting issues. I also have experience working with 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.

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

Finding the right therapist can feel intimidating. However, there are a few methods you can try to narrow your search for a counselor in the Duson area if you find it challenging to find therapists accepting new clients.

First, research what type of therapy you'd like to pursue before finding a therapist or psychologist. You might be interested in psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), group therapy, marriage and family therapy, or couples therapy. Each type of therapy can offer various benefits. If you're still unsure, consider asking your prospective counselors which methods they practice.

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

Mental health professionals working through their own practice or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships and communication skills, working through life's obstacles, or changing negative thinking patterns. They may also provide a listening ear and validation. Verified Duson therapists can provide licensed marriage and compassionate counseling, tailor to individual needs, and create a therapeutic relationship as a National Certified Counselor.

What Is The Cost Difference Between Conventional Therapy And BetterHelp With A Duson Therapist? 

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

Some counselors in the state of Louisiana may work on a sliding scale, meaning they'll factor in your income and charge what you can afford per session. With BetterHelp therapists serving the city of Duson and elsewhere throughout the state of Louisiana you can expect significantly more affordable options, with counselor sessions ranging from $60 to $90 per week (billed every four weeks).


Did You Know BetterHelp Therapists Are Not Limited To In-Person Visits?

Online therapists, including the US-based therapists above, can work with people like you in or around Duson to offer creative forms of communication and treatment. You do not have to commute to a therapist's office to meet with one of these counselors.

Through BetterHelp, you can partake in video, phone, or live chat sessions with your licensed therapist. You can work through various symptoms, receive worksheets, and sign up for mental health webinars. Additionally, the BetterHelp app offers a journaling feature.

Suppose you're struggling with relationship problems that could be addressed in couples therapy with a counselor. In that case, you may choose to work with one of BetterHelp's experienced cognitive-behavioral therapists specializing in behavioral health and relationships. You can also try a provider through BetterHelp's sister platform, ReGain, which is dedicated to couples and spouses worldwide. Look through the available counselors above and consider which might work for you.

Duson has many professionals who provide client-centered individual counseling in person and through online therapy. If you opt into online therapy, you might also be able to meet with therapists all over the US. Many individuals gain further insight into their lives through internet-based therapy. In Duson, therapy can be easily to use and a click away.


How To Know If Therapy Is Right For You?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a therapist is the validation and active listening they can provide. Your friends and loved ones may also be available to listen, but they may struggle to provide objective guidance as a psychotherapist can. Therapists are also professionals trained to respond to various concerns, symptoms, and mental health conditions.

A psychologist may support you toward a healthier emotional state, regardless of your mental health or life concerns. While supporting individuals in developing healthier habits, another benefit of therapy with a licensed counselor is having a safe space with a non-judgmental party who can support you through challenging experiences.

Many people have sensitive topics that they may feel ashamed to discuss with their friends or partner. A Duson therapist can help you confront these concerns and open up through unique methods of support. There are also many types of therapy, such as art therapy, where you can express yourself through creativity instead of words.

With almost one million people in Duson, LA, finding a therapist can be costly, and therapists may be booked out with clients. Through the list of counselors above and others through BetterHelp, you may be able to find a psychologist within 24 to 48 hours. If you're searching for a nearby psychotherapist close to 70529 or the surrounding zip codes, consider others available through the BetterHelp therapist page.

Stay Up To Date With The Leading Online Therapy Platform

To stay up to date with BetterHelp's initiatives through their social channels, you can follow them on PinterestLinkedInInstagramTwitter, and FacebookFor mental health tips, check out the BetterHelp YouTube channel.

Take some time to learn more about BetterHelp therapists to understand the services available to you clearly. If you have any questions, please reach out through the contact page or send an email to contact@betterhelp.com.

If you’re ready to sign up for online counseling, consider signing up with a platform like BetterHelp and get matched with a counselor within 24 to 48 hours.

Emergency Situations

If you are experiencing a crisis or emergency, don't use this site's online services. If you are in life-threatening danger, call 911. If you require support for a crisis, reach out to the hotlines below:

·      National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

·      National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

·      Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741

·      Veterans Crisis Line: Call 1-800-273-8255 (and press 1) or text 838255. For support for the deaf and hard of hearing community, please use your preferred relay service or dial 711 then 1-800-273-8255.

·      Trevor Lifeline (LGBTQ Lifeline): (866)488-7386 

·      SAMHSA National Helpline (Substance Use): (800)662-4357

·      National Eating Disorder Association Helpline:1-800-931-2237 (M-Th: 9 AM-9 PM EST, Fri 9 AM - 5 PM EST)

·      Child Help Hotline: Call 1-800-422-4453 or use the online chat feature

·      National Anti-Hazing Hotline: 1-888-NOT-HAZE (1-888-668-4293) 

·      Physician Crisis Support Line: Call 1-888-409-0141 if you are a first responder or medical provider experiencing crises related to Covid-19

·      Sexual Assault Hotline: Call RAINN at 1-800-656-4673

Zip Codes Around Duson Served By BetterHelp Therapists

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

70529

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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

How Do I See A Therapist Taking Duson Sessions For The First Time? 

Before seeing your therapist, prep for your session by reading about the counseling process. You might write a list of questions you want to ask your psychotherapist. When you attend your session, let them know if you have any concerns about therapy or feel unsure about what to talk about. They may help guide you with open-ended therapeutic questions. The first session will often serve as an intake to get to know you as a person and why you're attending therapy.

Should I Attend Therapy If I Feel Fine? 

If you don't feel the need to see a psychologist, you don't have to. However, some people may avoid attending therapy due to preconceived notions of what therapy entails. Although therapists often support people with mental health conditions, you do not need a diagnosis or condition to attend counseling. You can discuss grief, relationship concerns, stress, or life changes and ask for general advice. A therapist may help you gain power over your life and emotions while you navigate day-to-day experiences.

Gaining a new perspective on yourself through various therapies might allow you to improve your self-esteem, work through relationships, and gain a better sense of your mental health goals. The success you may find through therapy can be dependent on your process with a counselor.

People may also attend therapy for specific motives, such as bullying, an autism diagnosis, a desire to learn mindfulness meditation, personality concerns, trouble with office workers, specific phobias, and many other principles.

Is Crying In Therapy A Breakthrough?

Crying can be a breakthrough for some individuals who struggle to express emotions. Others might find that they often cry during sessions with their counselor. Crying can be normal and healthy, so whether you cry or not may be a personal aspect of sessions.

Are Therapists Worth It?

We may all be on different paths in life, as each human can be unique in their personality, expression, and goals. A psychologist can target various symptoms, experiences, and personalities. Unlike advice from a friend, family, or non-professional, therapists are trained to meet you where you're at. Counseling can be worth it. Over 41 million adults in the US attend therapy each year, showing it's a popular option and may be often effective when working with a licensed counselor.

Do Therapists Judge You? 

The boundaries between you and a therapist are in place to help you and them regarding ethical concerns. Therapists are held by ethical standards through the American Psychological Association (APA) and are not allowed to judge or harm their clients. Their job as your counselor is to support you and make you feel safe and respected. You might consider changing counselors if you don't feel safe or respected.