Hi! My name is Marissa Kent and I am a nationally certified and licensed professional counselor in the state of Mississippi and Louisiana. I have nearly a decade's worth of experience in the mental health field, the last four of those years working with various populations as a counselor/therapist. I have worked with individuals dealing with a range of concerns and have the most experience with depression, anxiety and stress, anger management, and relationship issues. I got into the field of counseling because I love helping people. There are few things bette...
Welcome! I’m so happy you are here! I know this means you are contemplating the beginning of your therapeutic journey. This is such a brave and worthwhile journey you have chosen to take! I truly believe that anyone can benefit from counseling regardless of age, race, gender or circumstance. About me: I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with 18 years of experience. I received my Master’s degree in Counseling from Southeastern Louisiana University. I went on to earn my license (LPC) working closely with my supervisor who is a Licensed Marriage and Family Ther...
My name is Mary Waguespack, but I ask everyone to call me Cathy. I have a Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health from the University of Holy Cross. I am a professional counselor with six (6) years of experience helping people find peace, strength, and answers within themselves. My philosophy is to treat everyone with respect, warmth, and caring. I have experience in helping those with anxiety, stress, lack of motivation, self-esteem issues, confidence, life changes, and relationship issues. I tailor my therapy style to meet your individual needs and personalit...
I am a licensed clinical social worker in Louisiana with over 25 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, and ADHD. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach I use with clients is Cognitive-Behav...
Welcome to Betterhelp! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Louisiana with 3 years of experience in providing therapy to adults, children/teens, and families. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, parenting problems, and toxic self-image beliefs. I also helped people who have experienced physical/sexual trauma or emotional abuse. My counseling style is warm using empathetic listening and creating an atmosphere in which my clients feel safe. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and comp...
Greetings! I am a native New Orleanian, whose studies and career have taken me to New York, California, FL, and Texas before returning home. As a result of the travel, I have had a variety of experiences in a variety of settings, including community mental health center, non-profits and schools. I received my Master's in Social Work/Direct Services from Tulane University. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Board Approved Clinical Supervisor, I have worked with individuals and groups, families, adults and children. Much of my focus, has been on issues in...
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Louisiana. I am also a Nationally Certified Counselor, certified through the National Board for Certified Counselors. I have a vast amount of counseling knowledge and practical counseling experience with extensive practice, and thorough research on issues impacting the African American community, Marital/Relationship therapy, as well as adolescent issues, and Career Counseling. I have over 8 years of counseling experience working with diverse populations in individual, family, school, and group formats. My t...
Oh, hey there! Thank you for stopping by. My name is Robb and I have 19 years of helping people transform into their best selves. My therapy style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. However, I do have a 10/3 rule: I give you 10 minutes after the session starts (unless you message me in advance that you will be late) and then I will have to consider this a missed session and after 3 missed appointments in a row, I will no longer be able to work with you. Th...
Welcome! I am so glad that you have made this very important step in seeking therapy through BetterHelp! My name is Karen Kluchin-Song. I hold a Masters Degree in Social Work (MSW) from Tulane University School of Social Work, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) within the state of Louisiana with over 18 years of experience providing therapy. My areas of expertise include: trauma, grief, women’s issues, blended families, LGBTQIA, stress and military. I also have experience in working on relationship issues, depression, anxiety, anger management, p...
I have enjoyed working for various mental health agencies and have extensive experience in several areas of counseling. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, in the states of Mississippi, Colorado, Georgia, North Carolina, Louisiana and a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the state of Nevada. I have worked with individuals, couples, families and groups. I have worked with children as young as 4 to adults up to age 101! I have assisted clients who struggle with symptoms of anxiety, depression, addiction, trauma, relational and self-esteem issues. I...
I am licensed in Mississippi and Louisiana with 36 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, & family conflicts. I also have experience working with trauma and abuse. 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 sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!
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!
I am licensed in Louisiana and Mississippi with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, & family conflicts. I also have experience working with coping with life changes. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. 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 am a licensed therapist and certified trauma therpist with 7 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, PTSD, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse. 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 am licensed in Louisiana with 10 years of professional work experience.....southwest Louisiana-Cajun country to be exact. I am formally educated with a Masters degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and Professional Counseling. My greatest desire is to help bring enrichment and healing to individuals and families in Louisiana. We experience disasters almost yearly in Louisiana and our families and personal lives take the hit. I have experience in helping clients with life transitional issues, sexual and intimacy related issues, sexual dysfunctions, relationship i...
How To Find Counseling In Your Area
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 for a counselor in Elton, scroll through the options. Next, consider what type of therapy you'd like your counselor to be most experienced with. Finally, choose a provider located near you in the city of Elton or elsewhere in Jefferson Davis 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 Elton counselors can provide licensed marriage and compassionate counseling, tailor to individual needs, and create a therapeutic relationship as a National Certified Counselor.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Some other commonly asked questions on therapy with a licensed counselor and BetterHelp serving the Elton area can be found below:
How Do Costs Of Conventional Counseling Compare To BetterHelp With A Elton Counselor?
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 Elton 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 in Elton: $150-$500
- Counseling with therapists in Elton: $100-300
- Therapy with a psychologist in Elton: $100
- Therapy with a mental health counselor in Elton: $80
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 counselors serving the city of Elton 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).
How Does Working With A Counselor On BetterHelp Work?
It's important to note that these counselors treat clients online. Online providers, including the US-based providers above, can work with people like you in or around Elton virtually. You do not have to commute to a counselor's office to meet with one of these counselors.
Through BetterHelp therapy, you can partake in video, phone, or live chat therapy 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.
You may also be 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. Professionals on BetterHelp specialize in several mental health issues and modalities. See below for examples.Specialties on BetterHelp include:
- Cognitive behavioral therapy
- Behavior therapy
- Eating disorder s
- Attachment therapy
- Child and adolescents
- Bipolar disorder
- Psychodynamic treatment
Elton 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 providers all over the US. Many individuals gain further insight into their lives through internet-based therapy. In Elton, therapy can be easily to use and a click away.
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 they may struggle to provide objective guidance. Counselors 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 Elton counselor 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 Elton, LA, finding a counselor can be costly, and they 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 70532 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 in Elton can be a great option.
How Should I Prepare For My First Session With A Elton Counselor?
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 See A Counselor 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 counselors 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 counselor 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.
Is Mental Health Care 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, counselors 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. Mental health professionals 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.
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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 email@example.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.
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 Elton Served By BetterHelp Therapists
There are all kinds of therapists in the Elton area, including:
- CBT in Elton
- DBT in Elton
- Substance use therapy in Elton
- Couples therapy in Elton
Below are some of the zip codes served by BetterHelp therapists in Elton: