Kaplan, Louisiana was, in 1896, a growing settlement, mostly Acadian, and mostly French-speaking. These settlers originated from France and settled in the maritime provinces of Canada and Maine, the U.S.A. in the 1600s. In 1755, they had their lands confiscated and they were exiled. One group traveled to Louisiana and settled there. They became known as Cajuns. Although other nationalities of settlers could be found in and around Kaplan, the culture and language of the Cajuns were dominant.

To this day, the Cajun culture is celebrated by the annual Louisiana Cajun Food Fest held in downtown Kaplan. It features music, dance, art, and food of the Louisiana Cajuns.

Keep your mental health in check by contacting a licensed counselor in the Kaplan area. There’s no need to handle your distress on your own.

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Diane Kohm

Clinical therapist offering therapy in LA
Counselor License Type(s): MA,LMFT
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepression
22 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hello and Welcome! Marriage & Family Therapists work with individuals, couples, and families. While change happens from within, we all exist in relationship – to our family of origin, our work associates, our friends, our romantic partners, and our children. We also exist in relationship to our thoughts, feelings, desires, intentions, belief systems, and higher Self. I believe we all have the capacity to lead abundant lives and have healthy relationships. As licensed therapist, I can help you build upon your own strengths and resources, releasing beliefs that no longer serve you, and then translate those inner shifts to changes in your external relationships. There is a saying I like which is attributed to a corporate leadership trainer, Dan Bobinski, “Nothing changes if nothing changes.” It’s more succinct and proactive than Einstein's definition of insanity: Doing the same thing over and over but expecting different results. Are you ready to make positive changes in your life? I am a Masters level therapist with over 20 years’ experience with diverse populations. I graduated with a Masters degree in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University-Los Angeles and am a Licensed Marital & Family Therapist in the State of Louisiana. I have extensive experience working with individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, stress management, self-esteem, domestic violence, and relationship issues. My approach is eclectic, incorporating theories, such as cognitive behavioral, solution-focused, narrative, and mindfulness, to ensure your specific concerns are addressed in a way most effective for you. We will work collaboratively to identify areas of distress and personalize your therapeutic goals to accomplish the most meaningful results. I look forward to working with you to discover your best Self!

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Lindsay Lee

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

Congratulations on making it here! It is extremely brave to ask for help and you're making a huge first step. My name is Lindsay Lee and I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker licensed in Louisiana and Colorado. My practice has taken me to work with survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and other violent crime in North Carolina; individuals living with severe and persistent mental illness in Louisiana, young people experiencing trauma and loss in New Orleans schools, military families coping with deployment, professionals struggling with compassion fatigue and secondary traumatic stress, and most recently providing supervision to new social workers in Colorado. I earned my Master's in Social Work at Tulane University, with a certificate in International Social Work. Over my ten years of practice in social work I have learned that relationships are central to how we function in the world, Our relationships with our family, friends, co-workers, and educators impact the quality of our lives in important ways. This applies to the counseling relationship too. It is critical that we find the right fit and style that feels comfortable for your needs and your life. It would be a privilege to help you on your journey.

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Harvey Norris

Clinical therapist offering therapy in LA
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
30 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hi, my name is Harvey Norris. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Louisiana with over 30 years of experience in the mental health field. I have worked with a wide range of client concerns including depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), trauma, and suicide. I specialize in dealing with Trauma, Veterans, and Active Duty service members. My counseling approach is person centered and I am warm and compassionate. I treat everybody with dignity and respect. I believe when I meet a new client my role is to “start where they are” and help them move forward along the path They want. I try very hard to avoid labels that stigmatize all humans. Change and tackling your issues takes courage and strength. Shaping your life to become more fulfilled and happy is very difficult. I appreciate you taking this opportunity to reach out to me and see if we can work together to help you be all that you can be. On a personal level, I have been married to the same wonderful woman since 1994 and we have a relationship that reaches back to 1989. We have five beautiful but stubborn children, trying to navigate forward in these chaotic times. I live in a nice house "owned" by my terrier (dog) named "Scruffy" or "Mr. Scruffles" who generously allows my family to live here with him.

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Gwendolyn Smith

Clinical therapist offering therapy in LA
AddictionsRelationship issuesGriefAnger managementSelf esteem
7 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hi!! If you struggle with Addiction If you struggle with maintaining Relationships If you are struggling with Love and Marriage If you have decided, you want something different and better and if you have decided you want to find happiness and be your best self. I am interested in assisting you on your journey with the aforementioned issues. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of Louisiana and the State of Florida. I have worked with Marriage and Family for 13 years, Substance Abuse/Mental Health for 10 years. I have worked with clients with concerns such as depression, anxiety and anger to name a few. I am here to listen to you and offer guidance when you decide you are in need of help finding the next right thing to do. I believe your wellbeing should be controlled by you. I am a good listener, non-judgmental and empathic. My counseling approach is eclectic using evidence-based interventions such as Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Psychoeducation to name a few. I will always tailor dialog and treatment planning to meeting your unique and specific concerns. I received my bachelor’s degree in psychology from Troy University and my master’s degree in Clinical Social Work from the University of West Florida. Let me take this time to encourage and applaud you on your decision to seek counseling, for that step takes courage. The reward of a happier, more fulfilling life at the end of this journey far outweighs the struggles that have been impeding your mental well-being. I look forward to reassuring you that people do heal and helping you to create your success story.

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Shannon Mott

Clinical therapist offering therapy in LA
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
6 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 6 years of mental health care experience. I have worked with client's with a wide range of mental health disorders including Depression, ADHD, Bipolar disorder, Schizophrenia, Anxiety, PTSD, Substance Abuse disorders, etc. In addition I have worked with client's without a diagnosis that were experiencing Relationship problems, Parenting concerns, and others who were experiencing grief or having problems adjusting to changes in their life. I have experience working with individuals experiencing or have experienced sexual, physical, or verbal abuse. My therapy style is relatable, supportive and encouraging. I believe that everyone deserves respect, regardless of race, political standing or religion. My approach combines Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral therapy, and a Solution Focused approach. I used additional evidenced based practices based on the presenting problem that a client is experiencing. Admitting that you need help is the first step on the journey to make positive changes in your life. If you are ready to take that step, I'm here to support and empower you.

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Patricia (Patty) Earl

Clinical therapist offering therapy in LA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseGrief
27 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a LPC for 27 years and a board certified dance movement therapist. I am also a registered nurse and a certified yoga instructor. I have worked with children and adults offering trauma and grief therapy. As a movement therapist, I offer the opportunity to experience bodily felt emotions by teaching mindfulness. I use systems family theory as well as Jungian and object relations. Currently, I am working with eating disordered and addiction patients. I feel I am centered and grounded in my approach with clients. I listen and respond thoughtfully.

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Sarah Jorge

Clinical therapist offering therapy in LA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionCompassion fatigue
3 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Louisiana with 6 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Duane Williams

Clinical therapist offering therapy in LA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesParenting issuesAnger managementDepression
19 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Georgia, Louisiana, and Texas with 19 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, depression, relationship issues, parenting issues, & anger management. 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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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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E'Shereca Mills

Clinical therapist offering therapy in LA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefAnger managementDepression
5 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Texas with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, anger management, & 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 a therapist for counseling in Kaplan

Finding the best therapist close by in Kaplan 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 Kaplan 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 Kaplan. 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 Kaplan, 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 Kaplan 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 Kaplan 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 Kaplan area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find Kaplan 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 Kaplan, elsewhere in Vermilion, 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 Kaplan 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 Kaplan 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 Kaplan 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 Kaplan 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 Kaplan online therapy platform verified?

Therapists in Kaplan, 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 Kaplan 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 Kaplan 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 Kaplan 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 Kaplan 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 Kaplan 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 Kaplan?

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

Kaplan 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 Kaplan 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 Kaplan 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 70548 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 Kaplan counselor?

Before seeing your Kaplan 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 Kaplan.

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 Kaplan 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 Kaplan 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 Kaplan, 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.

Kaplan 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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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 to customer service 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.

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