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Tammi Rider

Offering therapy in LA
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesDepressionCoping with life changes
30 years of experience

I have worked in numerous areas of counseling and mental health for 25+ years, including inpatient treatment, outpatient treatment, private practice, schools, home health and hospice . I have experience in depression, anxiety, stress, relationship counseling, substance abuse recovery, spirituality, trauma/post traumatic stress and behavioral issues with children/adolescents. My wide range of expertise helps in almost any issue you want to work on in life. I can help you with practical solutions to everyday issues. My focus is to empower you with information and practical tools, so you will meet your own goals for healing, growth and change. I am a compassionate counselor who has worked with people from all walks of life. My approach is getting to know you as an individual and helping you create a happy, fulfilling and balanced life.

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Ethan Nicholas

Offering therapy in LA
License: LCSW,LAC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsAnger managementSelf esteemCareer difficulties
7 years of experience

I am a licensed clinical social worker and licensed addiction therapist. m well rounded in experience from working with children, adolescents, and adults. I'm outgoing and open minded with focus on cognitive behavioral therapy , person centered therapy, and motivational enhancement therapy. I have experience in addiction therapy, anger management therapy, grief therapy, life coaching, and work readiness/ job development.

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Roxanne Stegall

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

Hi there! My name is Roxanne Stegall and I am a licensed clinical social worker with over eight years experience working in the mental healthcare field. My past work experience in both the medical and mental healthcare settings have prepared me to work with individuals from diverse backgrounds. I earned my Masters of Social Work Degree from Louisiana State University where I completed two internships, one was a local non-profit family-counseling center and the other was a state run outpatient-counseling center. After graduation, I was hired as the lead therapist at a private inpatient mental health facility where I worked with a multidisciplinary team and provided individual, family, and group counseling to both adolescents and adults. After making a move to a new city, I became a medical social worker for a children's hospital where I primarily worked with children and their families who were facing a life altering medical diagnosis. Past clients have described my demeanor as warm, empathetic, and approachable. I strive to create a safe and non-judgmental environment for each client to explore any life challenge they may be facing such as difficulties with stress/anxiety, feelings of depression, grief, chronic illness, life transitions, and/or relationship conflicts. I enjoy working alongside my clients to develop goals and objectives to address these life challenges. My approach to therapy is a holistic one. I use a variety of therapeutic approaches when working with clients, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, as well as strengths-based and mindfulness-based techniques. Whether this is your first time seeking counseling services or you are a returning client, engaging in therapy takes courage and humility. My personal goal as a therapist is for my clients to feel a greater sense of life-balance, self-confidence, and self-awareness that will empower them to address future life challenges that may arise. If you are ready to take the first steps towards a change, I look forward to working with you and supporting you through the journey!

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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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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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Tyra Cooper

Offering therapy in LA
Family conflictsAnger managementSelf esteem
5 years of experience

I am licensed in Louisiana with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with family conflicts, anger management, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. 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. Ernesha Smith

Offering therapy in LA
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemBipolar disorderDepression
8 years of experience

My name is Ernesha, some call me Dr. Smith or Dr. E, but you can call me whatever feels comfortable for you!I enjoy supporting individuals experiencing difficult life transitions including (but not limited to) relationship challenges, divorce or a break-up, loss of a loved one, expanding your family, embarking on a new career or contemplating leaving an existing career, moving to a new place, etc. I work to support the client in their journey to creating a path toward healing, acceptance and self-discovery, with the ultimate goal of achieving optimal emotional well-being, as defined by the client. Together, we will develop strategies that will generate feelings of well-being and create a path toward emotional healing and personal growth. I work with clients to help them uncover thinking and behavioral patterns that create barriers to optimal emotional well-being. Together we can explore and identify these patterns, uncover underlying issues, and tend to the parts of yourself that require attention, in order to create lasting and transformational change. Therapy expands our individual capacity, so that we can show up fully and as our best selves, across all the roles that we take on throughout life. I welcome the opportunity to work with you to expand your capacity and assist you in doing the work toward becoming your best self. My clinical goal is to help them identify and utilize these resources and solutions in their interactions with others and inner self to create positive change in their quality of life and relationships. I acknowledge that every client is unique and deserves a safe, caring environment as they travel in their therapeutic journey. I prides herself on being relatable and making people feel at ease.

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Torey LaMothe

Offering therapy in LA
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
36 years of experience

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!

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Jillian Burns

Offering therapy in LA
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
10 years of experience

I am licensed in Louisiana with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, & coping with grief and loss. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

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Kellie Dejan

Offering therapy in LA
Stress, AnxietyGriefAnger managementSelf esteemCoping with life changes
26 years of experience

I am licensed in Louisiana with 26 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with grief and loss, anger management, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. 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 Grand Coteau

Finding the best therapist close by in Grand Coteau 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 Grand Coteau. 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 Grand Coteau, 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 Grand Coteau 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 Grand Coteau 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 Grand Coteau, elsewhere in St. Landry, 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 Grand Coteau area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Grand Coteau 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 Grand Coteau 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 Grand Coteau 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 Grand Coteau, 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 Grand Coteau 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 Grand Coteau 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 Grand Coteau 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 Grand Coteau 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 Grand Coteau 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 70512 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 Grand Coteau 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 Grand Coteau 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 Grand Coteau, 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.

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

70512, 70541, 70584

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