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Bridget Crochet

Clinical therapist offering therapy in LA
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW-BACS
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
17 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Welcome to BetterHelp! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Board Approved Clinical Supervisor for the State of Louisiana with 18 years of social work experience. I moved to London, England in 2008 for approximately 5 years where I worked as an agency social worker in various London Borough agencies such as Leaving Care, Referral and Assessment, Foster Care and Juvenile Services. Upon returning home to Louisiana, I accepted a position with a behavioral health company where I’ve worked for approximately 11 years in various levels of care including inpatient, partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient hospitalization. During five years of my employment with Compass Health I was the Program Director of two large PHP/IOP outpatient programs. I also have 4 years experience working with Assertive Community Treatment that provides community based mental health services to high-risk populations. My counseling style is warm, empathetic and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, goal oriented and client centered treatment. CBT- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy provides individuals intervention that aim to improve mental health. CBT focuses on challenging and changing unhelpful negative thought patterns, behaviors, improving emotional stability and focus, and assist in the development of personal coping strategies that target current situational stressors. It takes courage to seek for a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you. I look forward to working with you! Be the change you wish to see in the world. - Mahatma Gandhi

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Lori Arceneaux

Clinical therapist offering therapy in LA
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW/BACS
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issuesDepression
20 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hi, I’m a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Louisiana with over 18 years of experience. I have a particular interest and expertise in working with those touched by foster care and/or adoption. For the majority of my career, I have worked with children and teenagers. I enjoy working with these age groups and assisting them with navigating the often complex emotions that accompany adolescence. Also, I have worked extensively with families and couples. Many of these clients were in need of assistance with strengthening and improving their relationships, improving their communication, and managing the various stressors in their lives. I strive to provide a warm, caring and supportive environment where my clients can work through obstacles, struggles and past traumas to reach a successful solution. I partner with each individual to help them achieve the life they desire. I work with each individual to identify and build upon their unique strengths and to find more positive and productive ways of communicating and problem solving. Sometimes making the first step can be the most difficult one once an individual has decided to seek counseling. I am committed to providing a welcoming and compassionate setting so my client and I can develop a healthy and effective therapeutic relationship. I'm here to help.

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Leslie Santure

Clinical therapist offering therapy in LA
Counselor License Type(s): LPC
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
6 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Welcome to your mental health journey! I am your wellness guide and therapist, Leslie! The therapeutic path has been my career choice for 6 years. The most intense and educational time I have experienced as a therapist was working on a crisis team, and addressing trauma, abuse, and instability of clients and their families. I also have experience in family conflict, children/teens, parenting, communication, anger management, depression, anxiety, low self-worth, CBT, Trauma-Focused therapy, and life changes. Before that, I worked many jobs including being a case manager for children with disabilities. I am licensed in Louisiana, and am currently working on licensure in Georgia and Texas. I offer a relaxed, judgment free space through the therapeutic process. I have experience and choose to work with diverse clients that includes race, sexual orientation, and/or culture. Empathy and positive regard are present in each session and interaction. Who we are matters, especially in therapy! I look forward to working as a team to improve your mental health and coping skills!

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Nikolya Sparks

Clinical therapist offering therapy in LA
Stress, AnxietyDepressionCoping with life changesCompassion fatigueADHD
20 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am Nikolya T. Sparks. I have earned a B.A. in Psychology from THE Grambling State University & an M.A. in Counseling & Guidance from Louisiana Tech University. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) and Certified Grief Informed Professional (CGP) with 30+ years of clinical experience in both direct care & administrative roles. I began my career as a direct care provider years ago working with teens and young adults in a group home setting. I am experienced in managing the following concerns: relationship conflict, infidelity, low self-esteem, interpersonal relationship skills, anxiety, ADHD, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anger management, behavior management, anxiety & panic attacks, parent skills training, sexual abuse/trauma, unresolved grief, executive/professional coaching, independent living skills, crisis management, suicide prevention/aftercare and individuals with serious mental illness (SMI). I am here to support, encourage, empower & inspire you (and your families) to be the best versions of yourselves, which also helps to strengthen the family unit with education. This can only be achieved with active participation, desire to learn, willingness to change and/or grow. The fact that you showed up here and for yourself speaks to your commitment to growth! I am a native New Orleanian & proud member of the #WHODAT Nation. I encourage a healthy work-life balance & indulgence in self-care. Some of my self-care activities include prayer, journaling, spending time with my family, festivals, spoiling my two fur babies Bernie & Lady Lola, reading, planning (I’m a proud Planner Babe), traveling & serving my community. I am a Life Member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. I am also mother to one son, Brian Christopher. I'm also fortunate enough to have several "bonus" kids.

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Dr. Mirfat Addi

Clinical therapist offering therapy in LA
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesFamily conflictsDepression
6 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a licensed professional counselor with a PhD in the counseling field. I have over five years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, relationship issues, & family conflicts. 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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Vanessa Batiste-Leal

Clinical therapist offering therapy in LA
Stress, AnxietyEating disordersSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
4 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Louisiana with over seven years of professional work experience. I have experience working with athletes (youth, amateur, semi-pro, pro, and retired) who are experiencing stress and anxiety, eating disorders, motivation, self-esteem, and confidence, & depression. 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 seek a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Elizabeth Nolen

Clinical therapist offering therapy in LA
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
23 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a licensed Clinical Social Worker in Louisiana with 23 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, motivation, self esteem, confidence, & depression. I have many years of my career provided couples counseling working with couples to repair trust, improve communication and strengthen their emotional intimacy with each other. My style is supportive and interactive. I meet you where you're at with respect of your values and beliefs. I utilize Cognitive Behavioral, rational emotive and supportive therapy. 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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Terria Alexander

Clinical therapist offering therapy in LA
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemCoachingCompassion fatigueADHD
20 years of experience as a mental health therapist

As a seasoned counselor licensed in Louisiana with over 20 years of experience, I specialize in guiding clients through various challenges such as stress, anxiety, motivation, self-esteem & confidence issues, time management, executive coaching, and compassion fatigue. My priority is to foster a supportive and judgment-free environment where you can freely explore your thoughts and emotions. Taking that initial step towards a more fulfilling and happier life requires courage, and I am committed to providing the compassionate support you need along your journey. Together, we can navigate towards positive growth and transformation.

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Taylor Wentzel

Clinical therapist offering therapy in LA
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseSelf esteemCoping with life changes
5 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hi! I'm Taylor. I am licensed counselor in northwest Louisiana. I have been counseling for 5 years. I specialize in substance use and have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with life changes, and motivation, self-esteem, and confidence. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion while empowering you to make the healthy changes you want. I will do my best to customize our sessions and treatment plan to meet your unique needs. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage, and I hope I can help you along the way.

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Steven Nimrod

Clinical therapist offering therapy in LA
Counselor License Type(s): L.C.P.C.
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
30 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the state of Kansas and a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state Louisiana. I have over 30 years of counseling experience. My approach is holistic in nature. Utilizing tools and techniques derived from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, my goal is to empower and nurture each individual in Mind, Body, and Spirit. It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first step toward change. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you throughout the journey. Life gets hard sometimes and there are many aspects/changes we are not able to control. Working together we can develop a plan of action to move forward toward a better, healthier well-being, fine tuning the Mind, Body, and Spirit. Utilizing a variety of tools and techniques, we can explore, mold, modify, and heal thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. I won't guarantee success, but my ultimate goal for you is to gain control of your thoughts, your feelings, and your behaviors in order for you to embody power and enhance your overall health, well-being, and present life situation.

How to find a therapist for counseling in Fordoche

Finding the best therapist close by in Fordoche 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 in Fordoche that work best for you in order to begin your personal journey towards emotional healing with a therapist.

Understanding the type of therapy you'd like to search for is crucial before finding a therapist or psychologist in Fordoche. 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 Fordoche, 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 in the Fordoche region and in the state of Louisiana. Find a therapist under any of these distinctions and know that the sessions they offer can provide a safe place to heal.

A mental health counselor working through their own in-person therapy practice in Fordoche or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships, communication skills, working through life transitions, couples counseling, managing a mood disorder, improving coping skills, self help tips, offer life coaching, family therapy, or change in negative thinking patterns. A therapist may also provide a safe place and validation for clients experiencing emotional pain, or that simply want a psychological assessment. 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 Fordoche area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find Fordoche 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 Fordoche, elsewhere in Pointe Coupee, or in the greater state of Louisiana.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs) about therapists and mental health services

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling with a therapist compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Fordoche 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 Fordoche 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 Fordoche 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 a BetterHelp therapist 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). If you're looking for a therapist, Cincinnati offers a variety of professionals who can help with your mental health needs at a price you can afford.

How is a licensed therapist on this Fordoche online therapy platform verified?

Therapists in Fordoche, 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 Fordoche psychiatrists to prescribe a drug or medication as treatment, or perform psychological assessments and other psychiatric services.

How does working with a professional 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, post traumatic stress disorder, and more. An online mental health therapist, including the therapists in Fordoche 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 Fordoche helping individuals on topics including managing life transitions, symptoms affecting sexual health, behavioral health, coping skills for anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, marriage counseling, and more. 

What mental health issues can psychotherapy address with the help of psychologists?

BetterHelp's verified Fordoche 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:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy - This type of therapy is provided by therapists who are professional counselors, helping clients identify and change negative thought patterns through structured sessions.
  • Behavior therapy - Therapists use behavior therapy techniques to help clients modify harmful behaviors and develop healthier habits, often through the guidance of a professional counselor.
  • EMDR therapy - EMDR therapists assist clients in processing traumatic memories to alleviate emotional distress and improve overall well-being, utilizing the expertise of a professional counselor.
  • Talk therapy - Therapists engage clients in talk therapy to explore their feelings and develop strategies for dealing with various mental health issues, often guided by a professional counselor.
  • Depression - Therapists offer counseling to help individuals manage symptoms of depression and improve their mood and functioning, often working closely with a professional counselor.
  • Anxiety disorders - Therapists specialize in anxiety disorders, offering strategies to manage and reduce anxiety symptoms effectively, often through counseling sessions with a professional counselor.
  • Stress - Therapists provide tools and techniques to help clients cope with stress and improve their mental resilience, frequently under the supervision of a professional counselor.
  • Eating disorders - Therapists experienced in eating disorders offer specialized counseling to address unhealthy eating patterns and body image issues, with the support of a professional counselor.
  • Grief - Therapists provide support and guidance to clients experiencing grief, helping them navigate the stages of loss, often in collaboration with a counselor.
  • Attachment therapy - Therapists use attachment therapy to help clients understand and improve their emotional bonds and relationships, often with the assistance of a counselor.
  • Relationships - Therapists work with clients to improve communication, resolve conflicts, and strengthen their connections with others, often using the skills of a counselor.
  • Children, adolescents, and teens - Therapists specializing in youth therapy address the unique mental health needs of children, adolescents, and teens, often involving a counselor in the process.
  • Addiction (substance abuse) - Therapists offer counseling for addiction, helping clients overcome substance abuse and maintain long-term recovery, often under the guidance of a counselor.
  • Divorce - Therapists support individuals through the emotional and practical challenges of ending a marriage, often working with a psychologist to provide comprehensive care.
  • Trauma or PTSD - Therapists specializing in trauma and PTSD help clients process traumatic experiences and reduce their symptoms, frequently collaborating with a psychologist.
  • Bipolar disorder - Therapists provide counseling to manage the mood swings and challenges associated with bipolar disorder, often in consultation with a psychologist.
  • Psychodynamic treatment - Therapists use psychodynamic treatment to explore unconscious processes and how they affect current behavior, often guided by psychologists.
  • Career counseling - Therapists assist clients in making informed decisions about their professional paths and resolving work-related issues, often with the help of psychologists.
  • Alcohol use disorders - Therapists offer specialized counseling to help clients manage and overcome alcohol use disorders, frequently under the supervision of psychologists.
  • OCD - Therapists provide strategies and support to manage obsessive-compulsive disorder symptoms, often via psychotherapy.
  • ADHD - Therapists offer counseling to help clients with ADHD improve focus, organization, and overall functioning, often via psychotherapy.
  • Mood disorders - Therapists work with clients to stabilize and improve mood through various therapeutic approaches, frequently in psychotherapy.
  • Sex addiction
  • Complex trauma
  • Life transitions

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 Fordoche 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 in Fordoche?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a Fordoche 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.

Fordoche therapists 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 Fordoche 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 Fordoche 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 psychotherapist.

With a lot of people in LA, therapists 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 70732 or the surrounding zip codes, consider others available through the BetterHelp site. No matter if you are seeking help from therapists in your area or beyond, online therapy can be a great option.

How should I prepare for my first therapy session with a Fordoche counselor?

Before seeing your Fordoche 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 while offering mental health services. The first session will often serve as an intake to get to know you as a person and learn why you're attending therapy in Fordoche.

Should I find a therapist or psychologist for therapy 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 from a therapist. A Fordoche 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 with a Fordoche counselor 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 that a counselor can help with.

Is mental health care and therapy with a therapist worth it?

Therapy with a licensed counselor 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 therapist 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 Fordoche, 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.

Fordoche 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 during telehealth appointments?

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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