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Mary Slaton

Offering therapy in LA
License: LPC,NCC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoaching
7 years of experience

My name is Mary Slaton, LPC, NCC. I earned my counseling degree from Loyola in 2001, and my certification in meditation from Chopra Institute in 2021. When everything is aligned in our lives, we feel happy and fulfilled, but we all encounter obstacles. At times, we need encouragement and guidance to find our way back. Seeking counseling shows a belief in your ability to bring about positive change in your life. I am here to assist you and encourage you as you explore alternatives that lead to the satisfying life you envision. I believe that we are goal-oriented, but we are sometimes unaware of how we're trying to gain that feeling of significance and satisfaction. Along the path to achieving your goals, it helps me to find out about the various areas of your life, such as social, spiritual, love, self, and work. As we explore the various areas of your life, we’ll discover patterns. As we uncover these, we can determine what is working for you, so we can explore ways of increasing these positive experiences in other areas of your life. I believe people have the capacity for self-awareness and the ability to resolve their problems with support and assistance. So many people wander through life feeling like there's more or that things could be different, so thank you for taking that brave step toward setting the goals that will bring you the relief, happiness, and joy that we all seek.

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Amelia Laurent-Julien

Offering therapy in LA
License: LPC,NCC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesParenting issuesSelf esteemCoping with life changes
3 years of experience

I congratulate you on deciding to make a change somewhere in your life! It is not easy to admit that something is a problem, but once you do change can begin to happen. Change happens when you acknowledge there is something that needs to change. You can become the person you want to be and I am here to help you build that bridge to a better you in a brighter future. We are all going to get sad, happy, angry, hurt, excited, anxious and everything else between every now and then…..it is how we handle it that we can control. Are you ready to take that control back? Done feeling the way that you do? Lets build your bridge to cross over to the better life you want and get through it together! My name is Amelia Laurent-Julien, M.Ed., LPC, NCC, CPDPE, CDVS-I. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, National Certified Counselor, Certified Positive Discipline Parent Educator, and a Certified Domestic Violence Specialist (Level I). I specializes in working with adults with specific issues such as anxiety, trauma, anger management, and life transitions through Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Person- Centered Therapy. I work with adults ages 18 and over on resolving issues such as post-partum depression, conflict resolution, depression, anxiety, parenting issues, life adjustment/transitions, and grief. I utilize different styles and theoretical approaches, as I tailor therapy to the individual needs. Although I am an eclectic therapist, I concentrate more on behaviors and how to eliminate those we do not like! I assist you with building the bridge to a brighter future that you want and desire. It starts here! A few personal about me things: I love to write, spend time with my family and friends, craft - I love making personalized items when I have spare time such as tee shirts, tumblers, mousepads, keychains..ect. I love anything DIY! I am also a photographer and love creating memories with my camera. I love to travel, physically and mentally! I love to learn anything new that I do not have any prior knowledge of. I have a few kids, including a dog named Jaxson. I was born and raised in the river parishes of Louisiana where I still reside with my family. I am an active member in these professional organizations: Positive Discipline Association Louisiana Counseling Association National Anger Management Association American Psychological Association American Counseling Association Chi Sigma Iota

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Heather Wiltshire

Offering therapy in LA
License: LPC-S,NCC
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsParenting issuesSelf esteemDepression
23 years of experience

Welcome to BetterHelp. It is not always easy to make the decision to get counseling and actually make a call or log on to a website. Congratulations for taking the first step. My name is Heather Wiltshire and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor (LPC-S) in Louisiana and a National Certified Counselor (NCC). I have over 20 years experience working with adolescents, teens, and adults. My clinical approach is solution-based while also using cognitive behavioral techniques. I am comfortable working with a range of issues including stress, anxiety, depression, life changes, parenting, relationships, and sometimes just life. I believe that counseling is a place to talk to someone, without judgement, to work out a plan and take steps towards feeling better. If we get to work together, I look forward taking that path with you.

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Lori Passmore

Offering therapy in LA
License: MS,LPC, LMHC
Stress, AnxietyGriefAnger managementDepressionCoping with life changes
20 years of experience

Congratulations on your decision to take the first steps toward change. It takes courage to reach out for a more fulfilling and happier life. Seeking help can be scary, but with confidential and professional support, facing a problem you are having can be a rewarding and life-changing experience. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you. Nationally Certified as a Licensed Professional Counselor in Louisiana and Texas and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Florida, I would gladly support your goals of positive mental health and increased life satisfaction. Let's work together to unleash a healthier and happier you by enhancing your strengths and acknowledging areas for improvement. I provide a relaxed atmosphere, with a sincere and non-judgmental approach. We will embark on a person-centered journey emphasizing the importance of individualized care, mutual respect and honesty, along with a cognitive behavioral and dialectical behavioral approach to allow us to focus on your thoughts, self-talk and ability to care for yourself through mindfulness and relaxation to help you recognize and manage your emotions with clear and genuine messages. This allows us to put you in charge of your life. Together we can work on changing any problematic behaviors, thoughts, and/or emotions you may be experiencing. I applaud you for taking this step to make a change that leads to a happier and more fulfilling life for you. I look forward to working with you.

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Shandrieka Vallare

Offering therapy in LA
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesDepression
17 years of experience

Shandrieka is an experienced License Clinical Social Worker licensed in Texas and Louisiana, graduate of Southern University at New Orleans. She enjoys spending time partaking in self-care activities such as: mediating, listening to smooth jazz and engaging with loved ones. Shandrieka is passionate about helping people overcome life's difficult challenges, assisting individuals with developing new insights. She has had the privilege of providing individual counseling to young children, adolescents, adults and geriatric populations in an inpatient setting as well as community- based. Utilizing various therapeutic modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Narrative Therapy and Behavioral Therapy. Shandrieka views behavioral health as the primary component of holistic health, resulting in healthy families, personal relationships and stronger communities.

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Keiasha Hypolite

Offering therapy in LA
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemCareer difficultiesCoping with life changes
6 years of experience

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 empowering you. I aim to make the therapy experience genuine, helpful, and safe. I look forward to meeting you and work together to identify your goals and make plans to achieve them!

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Susan Guerra

Offering therapy in LA
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsGriefSelf esteemDepression
28 years of experience

I have been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker for 24 years and am currently licensed in Louisiana. I offer work and life experiences in a variety of areas. I have worked extensively with but not limited to clients with the following issues: medical, chronic illness, end of life, transplant, caregiver fatigue, mental health, chronic depression, severe anxiety, Bipolar, Schizophrenia, personality disorders, eating disorders, substance abuse/addiction, women's issues, domestic violence, sexual trauma, homelessness, and previous incarceration. My work has been conducted within home health, hospice, psychiatric hospitals, outpatient clinics, residential substance abuse, residential women's shelters, mental health counseling centers, home, and school environments. I feel that I offer a compassionate and non-judgmental approach in which the focus is on the best plan of care for your individual needs. I believe that there is no "cookie cutter" way in which to help people and that everyone has individualized circumstances and needs. I also offer all learning modalities so that you have the best and most effective learning environment in order for you to be able to actively apply and develop the coping strategies that you need to be successful in achieving your vision for your life. I feel that I offer realistic solutions to real-life issues and welcome the opportunity to assist you in achieving your authentic and healthy self!

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Portia Morrison

Offering therapy in LA
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsSelf esteemDepression
15 years of experience

I am licensed in Louisiana with 14 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients in different age groups, including adolescents and teens, with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I also have experience working with depression. 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!

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Tema Hymel

Offering therapy in LA
GriefDepressionCoping with life changesCoachingCompassion fatigue
26 years of experience

I am licensed in Louisiana with 26 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with coping with grief and loss, depression, coping with life changes, & executive and professional coaching. 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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Hanna Harris

Offering therapy in LA
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
6 years of experience

I am licensed in Louisiana with 6 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. 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.

How to find counseling in Fenton

Finding the best therapist close by in Fenton 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 Fenton. 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 Fenton, 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 Fenton 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 Fenton 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 Fenton, elsewhere in Jefferson Davis, 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 Fenton area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Fenton 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 Fenton 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 Fenton 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 Fenton, 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 Fenton 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 Fenton 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 Fenton 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 Fenton 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 Fenton 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 70640 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 Fenton 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 Fenton 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 Fenton, 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.

Fenton 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.

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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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70591, 70640

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