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Deborah Youngblood

Offering therapy in LA
License: MSW, LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
14 years of experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, licensed in the state of Louisiana with more than 15 years of experience working as a counselor. I completed my BS in Counseling Psychology from Southwestern Assemblies of God University and then obtained my graduate degree in Social Work from Tulane University School of Social Work. I have worked with people who are experiencing anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, relationship issues, parenting challenges, career challenges, OCD, and ADHD. I have also worked with people who have experienced physical trauma and physical and/or emotional abuse. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I treat my clients with respect, compassion and sensitivity. Each person is unique. My approach combines person-centered, cognitive-behavioral, and motivational interview techniques. and trauma based interventions. Treatment planning and dialog will be tailored to meet your specific and unique needs. I believe it takes courage to begin the journey toward change. I am here to assist and empower you to identify your needs and begin the process of change. I am looking forward to working with you!

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Dr. Lisa Weber-Curry

Offering therapy in LA
License: DPC,LPC-S,MA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsDepressionCoping with life changes
25 years of experience

Greetings, I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with 25 years of helping individuals, couples, and families become their best version of themselves. It gives me joy to assist others in their growth and transformations. My life and work experiences in public and private agencies and as a veteran have helped me established unique skills sets and clinical tools and expertise to assist others in their journeys to health and wellness. My approach to therapy starts from a place of empathy, understanding, compassion, respect, genuineness, and concern for others. I can also be direct when needed. I truly believe "nothing changes if nothing changes". I enjoy coaching, empowering, and providing support to others. I enjoy a fulfilling life and assisting others in learning to enjoy a fulfilling life. I am here for you when you are ready to make changes, grow, and live your best life! I am truly looking forward to meeting you and beginning your new journey with you. Stay positive, Dr. Lisa Weber-Curry

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Brandon Selby

Offering therapy in LA
License: MA,LPC,NCC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issuesDepression
3 years of experience

Being passionate about helping others, Brandon Selby began teaching and coaching youth in Middle and High Schools. After witnessing his student’s emotional needs, he returned to Graduate school at Adams State University and with honors completed a Master’s in Psychotherapy. Moreover, Brandon is enrolled in the University of New Orleans Doctorate of Counselor Education program. He is currently a Licensed Professional Counselor MA, LPC, providing individual, couples, group counseling, consultations, and parenting services in New Orleans, LA. Brandon has successfully helped families heal and grow through client-centered evidence-based approaches such as Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Play therapy, and Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy. He specializes in the treatment of ADHD, Autism, Defiant, Schizoid, Depression, Anxiety, and Family Functioning. He believes that every child, teenager, and adult can overcome any of life’s toughest obstacles with love and dedication. Brandon enjoys sports, spending quality time with his wife, and engaging within the New Orleans spirit.

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Lori Reeves

Offering therapy in LA
License: LPC,Expressive Arts Therapist
Stress, AnxietyGriefEating disordersSelf esteemCoping with life changes
14 years of experience

I have been a licensed professional counselor and an expressive arts therapist for 14 years. I have worked with clients with a wide variety of concerns including grief and loss, fertility issues, miscarriage, pregnancy, postpartum, and eating disorders. I have also worked with others in managing life transitions, anxiety, depression, shame, self confidence, relational, fitness, career and life goals. My counseling style is warm, compassionate and respectful. I provide a sacred container for anyone choosing the courage required in their therapeutic work. I meet my clients where they are and work organically, hold a jungian perspective, person centered approach. I believe each person has within them what they need to heal and grow, sometimes we all need someone to walk along side us through the journey and process. I am passionate about facilitating this process and creating a space for expression, sometime through working with image and the creative arts. I encourage self awareness with self love and compassion to find clarity. I am here to encourage, support and hold a loving, creative and compassionate space for you and your process. Besides talk therapy, I utilize tools such as yoga, mindfulness, breath awareness, meditation, writing, visual arts and creative expression in efforts to become more deeply connected and to listen to the wisdom within. I would be honored to facilitate and assist you on your journey.

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Emily Wilson

Offering therapy in LA
License: LPC,LMFT,CRC
Stress, AnxietyParenting issuesCareer difficultiesDepressionCoaching
22 years of experience

I am licensed professional counselor in Arkansas & Louisiana, a License Marriage and Family Therapist in Louisiana, a nationally licensed Certified Rehabilitation Counselor, and a Clinical Licensed Professional Counselor in Maine. Over the past 20 years I have worked in a variety of settings allowing experience in multiple areas. I have Bachelor's Degrees in Biology and Psychology, and a master Degree in Counseling and Guidance. I have experience in addictions, depression, anxiety, PTSD, military issues, abuse issues, relationship problems just to name a few. My therapy style is eclectic by nature, I don't believe in one size fit all therapy. I will tailor our sessions and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific immediate and long term needs. I look forward to working with you!

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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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Cynthia Montcalm

Offering therapy in LA
License: LPC-S,LMFT
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemBipolar disorderDepressionCoping with life changes
23 years of experience

My name is Cynthia Montcalm and I am dually licensed as a LPC-S and a LMFT. For the past 22 years I have been helping individuals and families using CBT, Adlerian, DBT and Existential approaches to achieve personal, career, relationship and life transition goals. I believe in the power of therapy and of the power within individuals and their support systems to find healing and growth.

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Je'riel Harvey

Offering therapy in LA
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefBipolar disorderDepression
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, trauma and abuse, coping with grief and loss, & bipolar disorder. Finding the right therapist is of the utmost importance and in working with someone, it's important to feel heard, respected, and understood and to feel confident that that person has the expertise and skills to help you. I invite you to meet with me to see if I am the right therapist for you. I provide effective high-quality therapy by approaching your needs from multiple angles; this means that you will develop greater awareness of your struggles and yourself while being provided with direct and practical guidance to see improvements in your life. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialogue and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. I am firm believer that with the right support and tools clients can find healing and meet their personal goals. My counseling focus is on utilizing client's resilience and inner strengths, identifying harmful belief systems and thought patterns, and implementing evidence based techniques suited to the client's 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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Ashlie Lucas

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

I am licensed in Louisiana and Indiana. I have 25 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, coping with grief and loss, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. 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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Wysonda Smith

Offering therapy in LA
Trauma and abuse
7 years of experience

***I AM ONLY ACCEPTING CLIENTS WHO ARE OPEN TO AND READY FOR EMDR THERAPY AT THIS TIME. THANK YOU FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING.*** Hi! I’m Wysonda Smith, but everyone calls me Torri. I’m a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Texas, Oregon, Louisiana, and D.C. I’m so glad that you found your way here. You may feel overwhelmed right now and unable to imagine your life in a better place, but you have already taken the courageous first step of asking for help. I will be by your side as we navigate life’s challenges together and explore the brighter path ahead. I will create a supportive and non-judgmental space where you are safe and free to share your emotions, thoughts, and fears. I will be with you to encourage your growth and celebrate your successes along the way. You can expect an eclectic, integrative, and transpersonal approach to therapy. The combination of therapeutic modalities that I use with each client is individualized and tailored specifically for YOU. We will dive into thought patterns and behaviors that no longer serve you as well as mindfulness and dreamwork. I am especially passionate about trauma and our innate resilience. By looking into counseling, you are already demonstrating that beautiful resilience within. I aim to gain a holistic picture of who you are to better offer guidance and support. Let’s collaborate and create the happiness and inner peace that you’ve been searching for!

How to find counseling in Gueydan

Finding the best therapist close by in Gueydan 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 Gueydan. 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 Gueydan, 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 Gueydan 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 Gueydan 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 Gueydan, elsewhere in Vermilion, 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 Gueydan area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Gueydan 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 Gueydan 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 Gueydan 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 Gueydan, 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 Gueydan 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 Gueydan 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 Gueydan 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 Gueydan 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 Gueydan 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 70542 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 Gueydan 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 Gueydan 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 Gueydan, 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.

Gueydan 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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