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Julie Mouton

Offering therapy in LA
License: LCSW
Relationship issuesParenting issuesAnger managementSelf esteemCareer difficulties
12 years of experience

Hi my name is Julie Mouton,LCSW. I have been working as a therapist for 12 years. I have experience working with clients with many different types of challenges. My approach is client centered. I appreciate the honor it is to help clients to heal and work towards their goals in life. I enjoy helping people to work through their problems so they can have more peace and joy in their lives. I am passionate about my work and love making a difference in the lives of my clients on their path to emotional health and wellbeing.

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Tasha Moran

Offering therapy in LA
License: LPC
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemDepression
22 years of experience

I am an LPC in Louisiana with 22 years experience. My experience and expertise includes managing stress and anxiety, increasing motivation, improving self esteem/confidence, as well as managing depression. I believe in empowering you to determine the strengths that will assist you in overcoming your challenges. It takes courage to seek out support. I would be honored to walk with you through this journey.

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Gwendolyn Smith

Offering therapy in LA
AddictionsRelationship issuesGriefAnger managementSelf esteem
7 years of experience

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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Karen Marchand

Offering therapy in LA
License: LCSW
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issuesAnger managementCareer difficulties
24 years of experience

Welcome to BetterHelp! You have made the first step in prioritizing yourself, mental health, and self-care. So let me tell you a little about me. My name is Karen D. Marchand and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has over 20 plus years in social services. My experience is in couples counseling, domestic violence intervention, restoring relationships within marriages and families, parenting, anger management, effective decision making, as well as career building. I have worked within the systems of home health, hospice, hospital, school, judicial, and private practice. And I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including but not limited to depression, anxiety, relationship issues, physical trauma, emotional abuse, parenting problems, and career challenges. I believe it’s not where you start but where you finish in life. I am committed in treating everyone with respect by utilizing quality listening skills with no judgment. It is my responsibility to ensure you have the tools needed for your journey to change. I may use one of the following modalities in your journey: Client Centered Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Emotionally Focused Therapy Motivational Interviewing Solution-Focused Remember, you took the first step. Let me help you with the next.

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Tracie Jackson

Offering therapy in LA
License: LPC-S #3384
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseAnger managementDepression
23 years of experience

I am an LPC-S in the state of Louisiana in which I have practiced Chemical Dependency and Community Mental Health Counseling for 23 years. My passion is working with women who have experienced domestic violence; trauma; post-tramatic disorder; emotional, verbal, and physical abuse; self esteem issues; and substance dependence issues. I prefer this population because I was Clinical Director of Counseling at the YWCA and counseled a myriad of problems. I had a private practice for a few years entitled POWER Counseling Services. The title was an acronym for Power Of Women's Empowerment & Recovery. I, also, have a passion for working with clients of addiction because that is the area in which I received my Masters of Arts degree. I have worked with addiction clients inpatient, as well as, outpatient. I am an empathetic person and I try to uplift, encourage, and engage with my clients in this manner.

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Charles "Brandon" Ramsey

Offering therapy in LA
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issuesSelf esteemCoaching
18 years of experience

I am licensed in Louisiana with 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients of all ages with relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, & motivation, self esteem, and a wide variety of individual issues. 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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Lori Butler

Offering therapy in LA
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseAnger managementDepressionCoping with life changes
12 years of experience

I am licensed in Louisiana with 12 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, anger management, & 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 sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Linda Frederick

Offering therapy in LA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issuesSelf esteem
20 years of experience

I am licensed in Louisiana with 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & parenting issues. 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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Vanessa Batiste-Leal

Offering therapy in LA
Stress, AnxietyEating disordersSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
4 years of experience

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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Tema Hymel

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

I am licensed in Louisiana with 26 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with coping with grief and loss, depression, coping with life changes, & executive and professional coaching. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

How to find counseling in Lake Arthur

Finding the best therapist close by in Lake Arthur 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 Lake Arthur. 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 Lake Arthur, 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 Lake Arthur 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 Lake Arthur 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 Lake Arthur, elsewhere in Jefferson Davis, or in the greater state of Louisiana.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Lake Arthur 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 Lake Arthur 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 Lake Arthur 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 Lake Arthur, 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 Lake Arthur 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 Lake Arthur 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 Lake Arthur 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 Lake Arthur 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 Lake Arthur 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 70549 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 Lake Arthur 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 Lake Arthur 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 Lake Arthur, 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.

Lake Arthur has many clinicians who practice person or client-centered individual therapy in-person and through online therapy to assist clients in their healing journey. If you opt into online therapy, you might also be able to meet with providers all over the United States and change therapists easily at any time. Many people struggling with anxiety and depression, substance abuse, body image issues, and more find therapists that are a good fit for them, feel supported, and gain further insight into their lives through internet-based therapy.

Do therapists judge you in therapy sessions?

The boundaries between you and a therapist are in place to help you and them regarding ethical concerns. Mental health professionals are held by ethical standards through the American Psychological Association (APA) and are not allowed to judge or harm their clients. If you are concerned about sharing details about yourself, feel free to withhold personal information. Their job in the therapeutic relationship is to create a safe place, help you gain a deeper understanding of your mental health, and support you. You might consider changing counselors if you don't feel safe or respected.

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Take some time today to learn more about the team of therapists at BetterHelp to understand the services available to you clearly. If you are new to therapy or have any questions about the services and terms, please reach out through the contact page or send an email to contact@betterhelp.com.

If you’re ready to sign up for online therapy, consider signing up with a platform like BetterHelp and get matched within 24 to 48 hours.

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