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Sergio Hayes

Offering therapy in LA
License: MA,LPC
Stress, AnxietyLGBTRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuse
13 years of experience

In our diverse lives, we encounter a myriad of experiences, from triumphs and setbacks to hurdles and solutions. Throughout this journey, there are moments when we seek guidance to navigate our path and attain the fulfilling life we aspire to. As a professional counselor, I offer my support in such times. To help you assess if I am the right fit for your needs, let me provide an overview of my credentials and expertise: I hold a Master's degree in Counseling Psychology and am a Licensed Professional Counselor holding licenses in multiple states in the US, bringing with me a rich background rooted in a Multiracial Latino/Hispanic heritage. Before my involvement in mental health, I gained valuable insights from working within the court system, offering me a comprehensive understanding of the significance of mental health services for individuals facing diverse challenges and therapeutic needs. My experience extends to working with patients affected by Severely Persistent Mental Illnesses (SPMI) and individuals dealing with behavioral issues within various court programs such as Mental Health Court, Veterans Court, and Drug Court. In my role as a Program Manager in a Mental Health Court program, I specialized in providing trauma and family counseling at a Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility, focusing on adolescents who had experienced trauma. Furthermore, I have accumulated significant experience through several years of practice in private settings, serving a diverse clientele. I have received extensive training in various counseling approaches, with a particular emphasis on EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) for trauma counseling. This specialized technique enables individuals to overcome unresolved trauma and address cognitive barriers that hinder their progress in achieving their desired life. Additionally, I am a certified MRT (Moral Recognition Therapy) provider, offering targeted treatment for substance abuse-related concerns, conduct disorders, and oppositional defiance disorders that may have led individuals into the criminal justice system. I am well-versed in Motivational Interviewing techniques and collaborate with agencies nationwide, fostering multicultural approaches to therapy as a proud Latino/Hispanic/Bilingual mental health professional. In my therapeutic work, I prioritize understanding each patient's unique needs and crafting personalized action plans to address their specific concerns. By employing the counseling approaches mentioned earlier, we delve into the underlying causes of current issues, gaining insights into additional therapy-related requirements for achieving resolution and closure. I firmly believe in adopting a holistic perspective when addressing challenges and employing a systems approach to help clients recognize and appreciate the value of their existing support networks, regardless of their size or initial perception. As a solution-focused counselor, I firmly believe this approach is the most effective in tackling day-to-day difficulties and pursuing long-term goals. I trust this comprehensive overview of my professional background offers you insight into my expertise. If my approach aligns with your needs and proves beneficial, I am excited about the prospect of working together and guiding you on your journey toward sustainable recovery.

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Norma Clark

Offering therapy in LA
License: MA,LPC
AddictionsRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseSelf esteem
9 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas and in Louisiana with over 12 years of experience in individual and group therapy, primarily in crisis and trauma. I have worked with clients of varying diagnoses, including depression, anxiety, bipolar, PTSD, psychosis, as well as substance abuse and dual diagnosis. Most of my clients have been adults, but, in addition, I have over two years of experience working with families, including couples, parents, children, and chronically suicidal teens. I have used all kinds of creative interventions, including art, music, animal-assisted, Tai Chi, yoga, mindfulness, writing, and life narrative. My primary goal is to help you identify, manage, and work through any emotional or behavioral problems that impede your quality of life. My role as a therapist is not to judge, but rather to listen and provide support while you work to face problems head-on. I will guide you to navigate to the root cause of your personal crisis, while learning valuable coping skills that will help you stabilize your mood and behaviors

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Amelia Laurent-Julien

Offering therapy in LA
License: LPC,NCC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesParenting issuesSelf esteemCoping with life changes
3 years of experience

I congratulate you on deciding to make a change somewhere in your life! It is not easy to admit that something is a problem, but once you do change can begin to happen. Change happens when you acknowledge there is something that needs to change. You can become the person you want to be and I am here to help you build that bridge to a better you in a brighter future. We are all going to get sad, happy, angry, hurt, excited, anxious and everything else between every now and then… is how we handle it that we can control. Are you ready to take that control back? Done feeling the way that you do? Lets build your bridge to cross over to the better life you want and get through it together! My name is Amelia Laurent-Julien, M.Ed., LPC, NCC, CPDPE, CDVS-I. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, National Certified Counselor, Certified Positive Discipline Parent Educator, and a Certified Domestic Violence Specialist (Level I). I specializes in working with adults with specific issues such as anxiety, trauma, anger management, and life transitions through Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Person- Centered Therapy. I work with adults ages 18 and over on resolving issues such as post-partum depression, conflict resolution, depression, anxiety, parenting issues, life adjustment/transitions, and grief. I utilize different styles and theoretical approaches, as I tailor therapy to the individual needs. Although I am an eclectic therapist, I concentrate more on behaviors and how to eliminate those we do not like! I assist you with building the bridge to a brighter future that you want and desire. It starts here! A few personal about me things: I love to write, spend time with my family and friends, craft - I love making personalized items when I have spare time such as tee shirts, tumblers, mousepads, keychains..ect. I love anything DIY! I am also a photographer and love creating memories with my camera. I love to travel, physically and mentally! I love to learn anything new that I do not have any prior knowledge of. I have a few kids, including a dog named Jaxson. I was born and raised in the river parishes of Louisiana where I still reside with my family. I am an active member in these professional organizations: Positive Discipline Association Louisiana Counseling Association National Anger Management Association American Psychological Association American Counseling Association Chi Sigma Iota

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Jeffrey Myers

Offering therapy in LA
License: LPC
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemBipolar disorderDepressionCoping with life changes
15 years of experience

I am a therapist licensed in Louisiana with over 15 years of experience working as a counselor. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, and severe mental illness. My therapy style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, and psychodynamic. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. 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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Sheila SEALS

Offering therapy in LA
License: LCSW,BACS
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefAnger managementSelf esteem
39 years of experience

Greetings! I am a native New Orleanian, whose studies and career have taken me to New York, California, FL, and Texas before returning home. As a result of the travel, I have had a variety of experiences in a variety of settings, including community mental health center, non-profits and schools. I received my Master's in Social Work/Direct Services from Tulane University. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Board Approved Clinical Supervisor, I have worked with individuals and groups, families, adults and children. Much of my focus, has been on issues including: stress and anxiety management; anger management and self-esteem development. In addition, I have extensive, specialized training in parenting issues, grief and loss , substance addictions, disaster recovery, aging, custody issues and healthy communications within relationships. My clinical orientations combine client-centered, solutions-focused, individualized therapy, resulting from active compassionate listening. I believe in engaging clients in a caring, respectful manner. SPECIALTIES *Grief and Loss *Abuse *Stress and Anxiety Management *Anger Management *Social Emotional Learning CLINICAL APPROACHES Strengths-Focused Therapy Client-Centered Therapy Solutions-Focused Therapy Mindfulness Therapy Cognitive Behavioral Therapy YEARS OF EXPERIENCE 39+ LICENSING Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Board Approved Clinical Supervisor(LCSW-BACS) #2555 Louisiana

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Monica Baltodano-Dubey

Offering therapy in LA
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsGriefDepressionCoping with life changes
19 years of experience

I am licensed in Louisiana with 19 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, coping with grief and loss, & 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.

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Rebekah Cox

Offering therapy in LA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefSelf esteemDepression
28 years of experience

I am licensed in Louisiana with 28 years of professional experience. I have experience in helping individuals & couples work towards solutions. I also have experience working with coping with life changes, work related issues, and careeer transitions. 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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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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Sheila Flynn

Offering therapy in LA
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseIntimacy-related issuesParenting issues
3 years of experience

I am a licensed professional counselor with three years of experience in Texas. My expertise lies in helping clients navigate relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma, abuse, and intimacy-related concerns. My approach is based on treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I understand the importance of creating a treatment plan that is tailored to your unique needs. I acknowledge that it takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life, and I am here to support and empower you throughout your journey.

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Hanna Harris

Offering therapy in LA
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
6 years of experience

I am licensed in Louisiana with 6 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & 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 counseling in Leonville

Finding the best therapist close by in Leonville 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 Leonville. 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 Leonville, 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 Leonville 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 Leonville 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 Leonville, elsewhere in St. Landry, or in the greater state of Louisiana.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Leonville 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 Leonville 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 Leonville 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 Leonville, 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 Leonville 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 Leonville 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 Leonville 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 Leonville 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 Leonville therapist can help you confront these concerns and open up through unique methods of support. There are also many types of therapy, such as art therapy, where you may find you can express yourself through creativity instead of words.

With a lot of people in LA, providers may be booked out with clients. Through the list of profiles above and others within BetterHelp's team, you may be able to find a psychologist within 24 to 48 hours. If you're searching to find a a nearby psychotherapist close to 70512 or the surrounding zip codes, consider others available through the BetterHelp site. No matter if you are seeking help in your area or beyond, online therapy can be a great option.

How should I prepare for my first therapy session with a Leonville 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 Leonville 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 Leonville, 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.

Leonville 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

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

If you are experiencing a crisis or emergency, don't use this site's online services. If you are in life-threatening danger, call 911. If you require support for a crisis, reach out to the hotlines below:

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

70512, 70551, 70570

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