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Courtney Olds

Offering therapy in LA
License: M.A.,LPC,NCC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseDepression
12 years of experience

I enjoy the process of following your lead to the topics and concerns that are most pressing for you. I also teach breathing exercises, meditation techniques, visualizations and communication strategies to give you effective tools for daily living. I use both structured methods like CBT and EMDR and my own intuitive understanding to help you heal. I specialize in treating issues like anxiety, depression, relationship concerns, trauma, grief and Autism Spectrum Disorders. For me, therapy is a way of gently holding up a mirror to see our inherent sanity, clarity and wisdom that is like the blue sky above the clouds. I am trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), a gentle, painless method that uses back and forth eye movements to help people move past traumatic memories and events. This technique can be surprisingly effective and brief in treating the lasting emotional scars of medical procedures, car accidents, rape and other forms of trauma. I also have extensive training in mindfulness meditation, a practice that has been proven to lower depression and anxiety and even reduce chronic pain. For clients who are interested, this can be a powerful tool for strengthening self-awareness.

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Linda Guidry

Offering therapy in LA
License: M.Ed,NCC,LPC-S
Stress, AnxietyGriefParenting issuesAnger managementDepression
18 years of experience

Hi! My name is Linda Guidry, but please, call me Lindy. (My mother was the only person to ever call me 'Linda!") Are your life challenges holding you back? Do your current problems drain your energy and undermine your ability to reach your full potential? I believe that within each of us is the desire and the ability to thrive, love, connect, and succeed in life. At times it can be overwhelming to surmount the difficulties and stress of living in today’s world. You do not have to do it alone! I am a National Certified Counselor and a Licensed Professional Counselor and Counselor Supervisor. I am licensed to practice in the state of Louisiana and the state of Alaska. I have been working in the mental health field since 2004. I earned my master’s degree in Educational Leadership, Guidance and Counseling in 2008 from the University of New Orleans. Over the past 16 years, I have worked in several venues: private practice, in the foster care system, in a day program for chronically ill adults, and in the non-profit sector. My experience includes working with individuals with mood disorders, anxiety and depression, anger issues and self control, self-esteem, grief and loss, and adult onset disability and chronic illnesses. I would describe my approach as empathetic, goal oriented, and client centered. I use Cognitive Behavioral therapy, Solution focused therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Mindfulness to help my clients set goals and objectives and to work through their difficulties to reach their full potential We often find ourselves searching for balance and stability in our lives but have trouble figuring out how to achieve it. My job is to help you do just that. I am dedicated to assisting you, as my client, in pursuit of personal growth, to helping you to gain a better understanding and appreciation of yourself and others, and to support you as you make important changes and decisions about your life. People seek out therapy for a wide variety of reasons. Sometimes it is an overwhelming lack of direction. Often, it's a result of major life changes, loss, psychological injuries, or specific issues such as anxiety, depression, anger, or grief. I offer a private, safe, non-judgmental, and confidential environment for you to explore your concerns, find relief and to bring joy and passion back into your life. I look forward to accompanying you on your journey of self-discovery, healing, happiness, and wellness! Available hours Monday - Thursday 9 - 4 CDT Friday 12 - 3 CDT Saturday and Sunday by appointment If these hours are problematic, please call this to the counselor's attention. I will do my best to arrange a time that is workable for you! Linda D. Guidry, M.Ed., NCC, LPC-S Lic # 4416 Guidry Counseling Services 59324 Pineridge Road, Lacombe, LA. 70445 985-272-6810 University of New Orleans, M.Ed., in Educational Leadership, Guidance, and Counseling Specialties: Anxiety, Depression, Parenting, Anger Management, Grief and Loss, General Counseling All fees for services are set by Better Help. Fee information can be obtained at www.betterhelp.com This information is required by the Board of Professional Counselors which regulates all licensed professional counselors: Louisiana Licensed Professional Counselors Board of Examiners 11410 Lake Sherwood Ave North Suite A Baton Rouge, LA 70816 225-295-8444 (phone) 225-295-8448 (fax) Email: lpcboard@lpcboard.org Alaska Dept. of Commerce, Community and Economic Development Division of Corporations, Divisions, and Professional Licensing Phone: (907) 465-1074 Email: ProfessionalCounselors@Alaska.Gov PO Box 110806 Juneau, AK 99811-0806

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Bertrille Hookfin

Offering therapy in LA
License: LCSW-BACS
Stress, AnxietyLGBTRelationship issuesFamily conflictsDepression
18 years of experience

I have 18 years of experience providing therapy for all ages from 5 years- old to adults. I have worked providing therapy for children and adults with special needs. I provide an eclectic approach to therapy. I believe in 'starting where the client is." The essential goal of therapy is similar to a Carl Rogers quote stating acceptance of who we are can lead to change. I look forward to traveling the journey of acceptance with you.

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Megan Woods

Offering therapy in LA
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefAnger managementDepression
10 years of experience

I am an LPC that has been working in some capacity in the mental health field for about 8 years serving a variety of people from various backgrounds and struggles. I have a Master's in Marriage and Family therapy from Liberty University and have worked both in offices providing individual, group, and family therapy as well as meeting people in their homes for individual therapy. I have experience in working with individuals that face a variety of struggles including depression, anxiety, suicidal ideation, identify issues, Bipolar disorder, psychosis, eating disorders, trauma, relationship issues, grief, anger management concerns, and low self esteem. Often people I work with enter the counseling relationship with fear that their struggles are too big and overwhelming for any possible help. I find joy in building a therapeutic alliance with that individual to help them see that although I will not be able to understand their experience, I am not deterred from working with them to become healthier and more stable. I am more of an eclectic counselor, working from a variety of theories and techniques. Sessions, in my opinion, should be a natural engagement of two individuals working toward a common goal and not forced or ridged. One day a person may need to establish a daily schedule and identify 3 coping skills to manage anxiety. Another day that same individual may need to talk while painting a picture. An important question I believe is important for me to answer as a counselor is, "what do in know about my client?" Not meaning what is the person's name and demographics. What is their favorite color? What books do they like to read? What brings them joy? If I don't know an individual then how and why should that person trust me to share burdens? In that journey I do like to utilize techniques often from Cognitive Behavioral therapy, individual therapy, grief therapy, anger management, and systems theory among other modalities. I look forward to having the opportunity to working with new individuals toward a better future!

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Megan Beecham

Offering therapy in LA
License: LPC,NCC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsGriefDepression
4 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with 3 years of experience working with clients with dual diagnoses including depression, anxiety, personality disorders, substance abuse disorders, schizoaffective disorder, schizophrenia, and bipolar disorder. Throughout my experience I have worked with clients in the group and individual therapy setting providing counseling related to family of origin issues, depression, substance use, grief/loss, loneliness, relationship issues, trauma, abuse, and emptiness related to finding purpose. Prior to going back to school for counseling, I worked with clients and their partners with HIV/AIDS. I provide counseling through a person-centered perspective. I think it is important to let each client be the expert of their life, and recognize the personal strengths that are important in forming new ways to tackle ongoing issues that are holding each client back from finding and choosing to live their best, most fulfilled, lives. I think it is important for clients not only to participate in therapy, but also to participate in experiential modalities to recognize what will be helpful to work through experiences in the here and now. I want to meet each client where they are in their process toward change and fulfillment. Thank you for choosing to let me work with you while finding fulfillment.

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Steven Hayes

Offering therapy in LA
License: LCSW,MA,CCM
Stress, AnxietyLGBTRelationship issuesAnger managementDepression
3 years of experience

Sometimes we really want growth, change and/or to just feel better, but we can be scared to take those first steps to making change. I am here to help you navigate through new, changing and/or challenging waters. I am a licensed clinical social worker in Texas with 10 years of experience working as a therapist, I also have had a good career as a college professor and special education teacher. I am a nurturing individual who also can be direct which is a plus if you want to reach your goals with the help of someone with a broad base of experience and approaches to effect change. It is important to know yourself and your social world and I am here to help with that growth. My first love led me to a graduate degree in sociology and I bring that nuance to the conversation which has proven helpful (and a bit fun!) My counseling style is direct, and interactive and solution focused. In our therapeutic relationship you are the captain and I am the first mate- we make choices and action plans together for your good and to help you reach the highest evolution of self possible. My approach to the work we do together combines Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), psychodynamic and reality therapy . Together, we tailor our conversations and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek for a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a 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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Jacqueline McGrew

Offering therapy in LA
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseAnger managementDepressionADHD
10 years of experience

I am licensed in Mississippi with 10 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. 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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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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Terria Alexander

Offering therapy in LA
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemCoachingCompassion fatigueADHD
20 years of experience

As a seasoned counselor licensed in Louisiana with over 20 years of experience, I specialize in guiding clients through various challenges such as stress, anxiety, motivation, self-esteem & confidence issues, time management, executive coaching, and compassion fatigue. My priority is to foster a supportive and judgment-free environment where you can freely explore your thoughts and emotions. Taking that initial step towards a more fulfilling and happier life requires courage, and I am committed to providing the compassionate support you need along your journey. Together, we can navigate towards positive growth and transformation.

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Christianne Ricard

Offering therapy in LA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesParenting issuesSelf esteemDepression
8 years of experience

I am licensed in Louisiana with 8 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, parenting issues, & 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 sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started! Educationally, I earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Master of Education in Counseling from Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond, Louisiana. My academic journey continued at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where I obtained an Education Specialist Certificate and a Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Leadership. My initial professional counseling experience was in a school environment, aiding children and adolescents with a range of issues including depression, ADHD, ODD, anxiety, teen pregnancy, parent/teen communication, motivation, and career/academic counseling. I broadened my counseling expertise by joining a local hospital as a mental health counselor. It has been my privilege to support adults through challenges such as depression, anxiety, sexual trauma, mood disorders, grief, loss, domestic violence, anger management, and relationship issues. Since the latter part of 2019, I have been offering my services in private practice. My genuine personality helps clients feel at ease, and I am confident that together we can collaborate to discover the most effective solutions for you. As an ordained minister, I am able to integrate faith-based counseling with a focus on Christianity at your request. My counseling approach is grounded in Strengths-Based therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Solution-Focused Counseling. I assist individuals, couples, and families in linking their thoughts and actions to gain a clearer understanding of their circumstances, thereby making more informed decisions. I am eager to support you through life's changes.

How to find counseling in Mansura

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Mansura 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 Mansura 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 Mansura 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 Mansura, 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 Mansura 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 Mansura 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 Mansura 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 Mansura 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 Mansura 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 71350 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 Mansura 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 Mansura 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 Mansura, 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.

Mansura 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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