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Nicala Edwards

Offering therapy in LA
License: MS,PLPC,NCC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsIntimacy-related issuesDepression
6 years of experience

Welcome! My name is Nicala and I am a licensed professional counselor in the state of Louisiana. I have over 5 years of experience working in the mental health field. I have worked in a variety of settings including in-patient, partial care, outpatient, in-home, and addictions. Although that seems like a mouthful, it simply means that I have had experience working with a broad range and severity of clinical issues. I have the most experience working with anxiety, family/relationship conflicts, life transitions, LGBTQIA population, and complex trauma/abuse. I also have experience working with depression, intellectual/developmental disabilities, and mild autism. I work with individuals and families who are experiencing mental health, marital issues, suicidal thoughts, grief, loss, and other issues that can be very challenging, stressful, and overwhelming. Reducing your symptoms and improving your daily functioning is my goal. I provide support and counseling to clients from diverse backgrounds, personalities, and cultures. Services are delivered with respect, enthusiasm, and professionalism. Together you and I will collaborate to develop a treatment plan to meet your individual or family needs. I am a Cognitive Behavioral Therapist (CBT) and have experience in utilizing CBT, person-centered, Eclectic/Integrative, Motivational Interviewing, Play-Therapy, Solution-Focused, and Systems approach to help you meet your therapeutic goals. I am dedicated to creating a safe, supportive, and inclusive environment that will allow you to reach your therapeutic goals. My goal is to ensure the well-being of all clients. Life can be challenging, but with proper help and support, you don’t have to endure it alone.

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Shawnene Weeks

Offering therapy in LA
License: MSW,LCSW
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
8 years of experience

I am a licensed clinical social worker [LCSW] with specialized training as an Addiction Recovery Practitioner. I am also trained in Cognitive Processing Therapy and Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy; to help individuals recover from trauma. My therapy style is person-centered. I focus on the whole person. I am experienced in working with individuals suffering from the cycle of substance abuse, trauma, and anxiety. My vision is one of inclusivity. My aim is to help people through difficult times, unexpected life-stressors, and to ultimately be an effective collaborator in their well-being. I’m delighted in the possibility of collaborating with you in finding ways to effectively manage your current life-stressors. And in helping you reach your current goals. In being tenacious about dealing with my own life challenges, I hold close to the belief that we are all deserving of a big, full life! “Ready to talk? I’m listening.”

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Glenzetta Hall

Offering therapy in LA
License: M.A. ,M. Ed. , LPC-S
Stress, AnxietyAnger managementSelf esteemDepressionADHD
10 years of experience

I see counseling as a process in which you and I having come to understand and trust one another, work as a team to explore and define present problem situations, develop future goals for an improved life, and work in a systematic fashion toward realizing those goals. I approach counseling from a cognitive behavioral perspective in that patterns of thoughts and actions are explored in order to better understand the clients' problems and to develop solutions. I work with clients in a variety of formats, including individually, as couples and as families. I also conduct group therapy. I have counseled clients of varying ages and in both school and clinical settings working together toward a desired positive outcome. I have worked to improve the lives of people since 2002, first as a teacher, later as a counselor. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Louisiana and Texas. I graduated in 1979 from Louisiana State University in Shreveport, Louisiana. After twenty-four years in the corporate world , I received my alternative teacher certification from Grambling State University. I earned a master’s in counseling from Louisiana Tech University in 2012, and a Master of Education in 2016. I also have an Educational Leadership Certification, a Louisiana and Texas Licensed Professional Counselor’s certification, and a National Certified Counselor certification. I've also worked for the Louisiana Department of Education as a Science Teacher Leader Advisor Instructional Materials Reviewer. It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards change. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you. I look forward to working with you!

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Patricia (Patty) Earl

Offering therapy in LA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseGrief
27 years of experience

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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Sarah Bodden-Cheffen

Offering therapy in LA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesIntimacy-related issuesSelf esteemDepression
9 years of experience

I am licensed in Louisiana with 9 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, & depression. I have had the pleasure to work with the LGBTQ+ community to assist with relationships issues, self-esteem, guilt, or shame. My therapeutic approach comes from a Client Centered, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Solution Focused Therapy to name few. 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 sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Stephanie Davis

Offering therapy in LA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsGriefParenting issues
4 years of experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker based in Louisiana. My work experience includes working with children, teens and adults in a variety of settings including hospital, schools, at-risk interventions in the homes and hospice care. I have supported my clients in working through their challenges related to anxiety and depression, relationship and family issues, crisis and trauma work, as well as grief and bereavement related to end of life issues. I approach the therapeutic relationship with unconditional positive regard and respect for each person’s unique culture and belief systems. I understand that while we are all a product of the families and life experiences that we were born into, we each have the ability and power to change what happens in our lives for the future. My approach to therapy is a holistic, client-centered focus. I believe that YOU are the author of your story and the expert on how you think and feel. I help clients find their strengths and the positive aspects of difficult circumstances. Together, we utilize those strengths to influence outcomes. 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. Life is full of challenges and we all need support from time to time to have the fulfilling and happy lives we desire. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started! I look forward to meeting you and being a part of your journey.

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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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Mazie Martisius

Offering therapy in LA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemCareer difficultiesCoping with life changes
5 years of experience

I am licensed in Louisiana with 5 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 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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Linda Frederick

Offering therapy in LA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issuesSelf esteem
20 years of experience

I am licensed in Louisiana with 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & parenting issues. 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. 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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Dr. Kenneth Foy

Offering therapy in LA
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsCoping with life changes
18 years of experience

I am licensed in Louisiana with 18 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, family conflicts, & 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 sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

How to find counseling in Evergreen

Finding the best therapist close by in Evergreen 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 Evergreen. 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 Evergreen, 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 Evergreen 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 Evergreen 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 Evergreen, 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 Evergreen area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Evergreen 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 Evergreen 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 Evergreen 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 Evergreen, 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 Evergreen 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 Evergreen 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 Evergreen 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 Evergreen 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 Evergreen 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 71333 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 Evergreen 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 Evergreen 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 Evergreen, 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.

Evergreen 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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