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Angela Harris-VanWright

Offering therapy in LA
License: MA,LPC-S
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseParenting issuesDepression
14 years of experience

Greetings!! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Approved PLPC Supervisor. I have over 14 years of experience in Community Mental Health and over 2 years experience in private practice. I earned my Master's Degree in Counseling and Guidance from Louisiana Tech University in 2006. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety/stress, parenting problems, PTSD, family/relationship issues and ADHD/ADD. I have also worked with clients who have experienced trauma (childhood trauma, major car accidents, domestic/emotional abuse and physical trauma). My goal is to bring inspiration and healing to people who are struggling with life challenges. I want to be a catalyst for change and mental well-being. My personal philosophy of counseling begins and ends with grace and a willingness to enter into an individual's experience alongside of them. I have an authentic listening heart that desires to see people live as whole, healthy individuals. I believe in holistic healing that takes into consideration the whole person - physical, emotional, mental and spiritual. I believe that counseling is a pathway for growth and healing. I treat each person as a unique individual, worthy of unconditional acceptance, regardless of his or her personal circumstances or struggles. It is my desire to come alongside, challenge, and encourage my clients to find healing emotionally, mentally, physically, and spiritually. My approach is eclectic therapy, where I adapt to the unique needs of each specific client, depending on the problem, the treatment goals, and the person's expectations and motivation. My goal is to help clients achieve their personal goals, and gain greater insight into their lives. I believing in treating everyone with respect, dignity and compassion. I applaud you for taking your first steps toward your healing process, and I would love to work with you every step of the way. "True healing is not the fixing of the broken, but the rediscovery of the unbroken." Life isn't always easy. Sometimes, even the strongest people among us need a little help to work through some of life's most challenging problems. I am here to help you dig out, and start feeling better and happier; to support, encourage and empower you. I look forward to working with you! and remember, "BROKEN CRAYONS STILL COLOR"

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Robin Greenwood

Offering therapy in LA
License: MA,LPC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefSelf esteemDepression
15 years of experience

Hello I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Louisiana and I have 15 years of professional experience. I have worked with many issues including depression, anxiety, life transition, grief and loss, trauma, and personal identity issues to name some. I take a wholistic approach that is client-centered and humanistic. I combine this with action oriented techniques to help my clients meet their goals. My goal is to create a safe, non-judgmental environment that is conducive to you doing the important work of dealing with your most personal and challenging issues. I am excited to work with you as you manage your personal journey!

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Dr. Jimmy Trahan

Offering therapy in LA
License: EdD,MA,LPC
AddictionsRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseSelf esteemCoaching
3 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Louisiana. My license has been in effect since 2019, and 2020 taught all of us that the utility of technology is necessary and we are grateful for it. My academic history is broad. I began my academic career in 2000 and had flunked out by 2001. When I came back to school, I was humbled and ready to work. While my initial pursuits were an interest in law school (Political Science & English), my career changed when I completed my English MA and began teaching at McNeese State University. It was during that time teaching that I also helped a local pastor open a private school for children in his congregation. Working as founder and Principal of Eastwood Christian Academy helped me understand the broad needs of individuals and families within my community, and I was motivated to learn more. I promptly went back to school to become a therapist, and I have since earned a doctorate in Education from Vanderbilt University. My approach to therapy is client-centered in a broad sense with a particular focus from the ideas of Motivational Interviewing, "Is what you are doing getting you what you want?" It is on this idea that I attempt to practice, and I aim to support, encourage, and teach the necessary skills for clients to obtain what they want out of life. I am trained in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (A.C.T.), Behavioral Couples Therapy (BCT), and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy. Our stories are our truth, the most authentic version of ourselves is found in the truth of our life experiences, and my hope is to be a support to anyone and everyone who would choose to entrust me with the story of their life.

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Aletha Nelson

Offering therapy in LA
License: LPC
Stress, AnxietyAnger managementCoping with life changesADHD
7 years of experience

Hello! My name is Aletha A. Nelson. I am a licensed professional counselor in Louisiana. I have been a licensed counselor for 7 years. I have worked with a range of individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, anger, stress related issues, self-esteem, and life transitions- just to name a few! I received a Master of Science in Rehab Counseling from University of North Texas. Therapy is an inviting place where every single part of you is welcome, even the parts that are uncomfortable to share. As a therapist, I am honored that you chose this process as your vehicle to healing. Therapy will be difficult sometimes and at others the most enjoyable part of your week. As your therapist. I welcome these opposing states and embrace them. I believe that therapy is a collaborative process between the therapist, individuals, families, groups, and organizations. I can help you identify goals and potential solutions to difficulties which cause emotional turmoil; seek to improve communication and coping skills; strengthen self-esteem; promote behavior change and have optimal mental health. I will tailor your treatment plan based on your needs and goals and move at a pace that is best suited for you. My approach is client-centered, always, with other modalities I use depending on the presenting issues, such as, cognitive behavioral, solution focused and psychodynamic.

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Beronica Sullivan

Offering therapy in LA
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietySelf esteem
21 years of experience

I am a therapist in Louisiana with over 20 years of experience. I have worked with children and adults on issues that impact their daily lives. My therapy style is gentle and encouraging and my approach encompasses cognitive behavior therapy. I believe in the power of sharing your story and having yourself and someone else hear it. I also focus on sharing strategies to help manage thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. I appreciate the privilege of and look forward to walking with you through this journey.

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Glenzetta Hall

Offering therapy in LA
License: M.A. ,M. Ed. , LPC-S
Stress, AnxietyAnger managementSelf esteemDepressionADHD
10 years of experience

I see counseling as a process in which you and I having come to understand and trust one another, work as a team to explore and define present problem situations, develop future goals for an improved life, and work in a systematic fashion toward realizing those goals. I approach counseling from a cognitive behavioral perspective in that patterns of thoughts and actions are explored in order to better understand the clients' problems and to develop solutions. I work with clients in a variety of formats, including individually, as couples and as families. I also conduct group therapy. I have counseled clients of varying ages and in both school and clinical settings working together toward a desired positive outcome. I have worked to improve the lives of people since 2002, first as a teacher, later as a counselor. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Louisiana and Texas. I graduated in 1979 from Louisiana State University in Shreveport, Louisiana. After twenty-four years in the corporate world , I received my alternative teacher certification from Grambling State University. I earned a master’s in counseling from Louisiana Tech University in 2012, and a Master of Education in 2016. I also have an Educational Leadership Certification, a Louisiana and Texas Licensed Professional Counselor’s certification, and a National Certified Counselor certification. I've also worked for the Louisiana Department of Education as a Science Teacher Leader Advisor Instructional Materials Reviewer. It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards change. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you. I look forward to working with you!

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Dr. Natisha Davis-Wilson

Offering therapy in LA
License: LPC-S
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefSelf esteemDepression
15 years of experience

I am licensed in Louisiana with over 15 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, 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. 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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Kellye Lewis

Offering therapy in LA
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepression
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, depression, coping with addictions, relationship issues, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I subscribe to a holistic therapeutic approach through the bio-psycho-social-spiritual model and get results by implementing integrative techniques utilizing CBT, REBT, Solution Focused, Person Centered and Trauma Informed. I am nationally certified and graduated from a 60 hour CACREP accredited program. 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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Fabiola Casimir

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

I am licensed in Florida with 15 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, anger management, & 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. 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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T'Airra Belcher

Offering therapy in LA
Stress, AnxietyLGBTTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
9 years of experience

I am licensed in Louisiana and Virginia with 9 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, lgbtq+ related issues, trauma and abuse, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. 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 seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

How to find counseling in Lecompte

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Lecompte 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 Lecompte 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 Lecompte 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 Lecompte, 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 Lecompte 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 Lecompte 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 Lecompte 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 Lecompte 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 Lecompte 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 71346 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 Lecompte 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 Lecompte 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 Lecompte, 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.

Lecompte 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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