While some people may be unwelcome in their communities, a counselor can make you feel welcome no matter what the odds may be. Monroe may have been known as an unwelcoming place in the past, but nowadays, it accepts everyone and a counselor here can help you. 

Monroe is a city that’s growing still, and while it does have high temperatures and an abundance of rain, you don’t have to let it rain on your parade, for a counselor can help you see the sunshine in everything. 

This is Deborah Ridgeway's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Monroe, Louisiana (Monroe, LA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 15

I am a licensed clinical social worker in Louisiana (US) with a positive and hopeful outlook! I am a little older, early 60's, but very open-minded and still excited about working with people. I have a sense of humor and maintain a hope for the future. It is an honor to work with another person, to gain their trust and help them figure out what's going well, what is causing concern or distress, and to help them find small steps toward a resolution and personal growth. ...

This is Anquitra  Walton's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Monroe, Louisiana (Monroe, LA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC-S,NCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts
Years of Experience: 4

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Louisiana. I have worked with clients experiencing difficulties with anxiety, depression, behavioral issues and Bipolar disorder. I have worked with clients in various settings such as teletherapy, in-home, community based, intensive substance abuse in corrections, and in an inpatient setting. My preference of counseling style is in Mindfulness and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I see the relationship as mutual and the feedback from clients is important to the therapeutic relationship. Using this approach ...

This is Gwanette Johnson's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Monroe, Louisiana (Monroe, LA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 15

Are you ready to take that first step to wellness and personal growth? I am here to assist you. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Louisiana. My goal is to provide a warm and trusting environment for individuals to gain the necessary skills needed to overcome the everyday challenges and struggles in life. I help people with a variety of issues including but not limited to depression, stress, anxiety, relationship problems, life transitions and career development across the lifespan. My primary approach is cognitive behavioral and clien...

This is Lawrence Lucas's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Monroe, Louisiana (Monroe, LA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 20

It has been a blessing and a privilege over the past 25 years to provide counseling services to adults & teens struggling with a number of issues such as depression, loneliness, anxiety, relationships, spirituality, pornography, parenting, etc. This journey has given me opportunities to teach across the country to parents of teens, junior high and high school teens, as well as college students and couples. Whatever you are struggling with, it would be an honor to walk with you through the trials you are facing and I will do my very best to help you find clarity ...

This is Kattie Staudermann 's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Monroe, Louisiana (Monroe, LA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 4

I am a License Clinical Social Worker with over 10 years of experience as a Social Worker. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, Schizophrenia, Bipolar, substance abuse, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, grief/loss, OCD and ADHD. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. My counseling 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 combin...

This is Molly Terry's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Monroe, Louisiana (Monroe, LA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MS,LMHC,LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 22

If you are looking for a therapist who cares and makes the effort, who listens without judgment. If you wish to be seen and heard and valued, I am unique in making others feel comfortable, safe and willing, and ready to work through difficult areas of the self. From start to finish, I am on your side. I believe in the therapeutic relationship. I will meet you as an equal, with genuine and effective listening and feedback. We will set goals and assess and revise them along the way. I believe in the therapeutic process and want to help you become your best self. I w...

This is Denise LeJeune's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Monroe, Louisiana (Monroe, LA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 30

I am committed to each individual fully knowing self as an individual and as a member of family and society. From this belief stance you can make new choices to attain peace and joy of life with healthy self-esteem and authentication. You have the right to happiness and the circumstances' of life cannot change your happiness without your choice. As a therapist, I am a critical listener, assist in healing the pains and/or memories of your life, creative, down to earth and challenging. Alone we cannot make a difference to how you feel and act; together we can ...

This is April Poolson's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Monroe, Louisiana (Monroe, LA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 12

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor In Louisiana with over 12 years experience working as a Mental Health Counselor. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, addictions, and symptoms of bipolar, borderline personality disorder and schizophrenia. I have also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity and compassion. My approach is solution focused, client ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Monroe, Louisiana (Monroe, LA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

My name is Andrea Smalls. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 16 years of experience with a variety of conditions including but not limited to, depression, anxiety, anger, grief and loss, addiction, substance abuse. I believe in using my gift to assist others in developing solutions to address the challenges experienced through the peaks and valleys of life. I have worked with several populations including children, adults, and geriatric adults within individual, family, and group settings. I utilize an integrated approach with techniques from Cogni...

This is Frederica Johnson's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Monroe, Louisiana (Monroe, LA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC,NCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 4

Greetings, My name is Frederica Johnson, LPC, NCC. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Louisiana. I am also a National Certified Counselor. I have worked in the mental health field for over 11 years and my expertise is related to working with individuals who are experiencing grief, relationship issues, anxiety, depression, mood disorders, anger, self-esteem issues, etc. I specialize in working with all ages. My therapeutic focus is person-centered therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy, in which my clients are able to fully express their th...

This is Janice Middleton's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Monroe, Louisiana (Monroe, LA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Parenting issues, Anger management, Depression
Years of Experience: 7

Hello, My name is Janice Middleton and I am a licensed professional counselor in the state of Louisiana. I have been licensed for 7 years and I have been in mental health for 17 years. I graduated from Louisiana Tech University with a master in counseling. My treatment modality is mainly cognitive behavioral therapy, but I also use other modalities including, but not limited to, psychodynamic, behavioral, and person-centered therapies. I have been trained in trauma focus, PTSD of youth and adolescents, CPP, and TBRI. Choosing to get counseling is a serious...

This is Dr. Craig Anderson's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Monroe, Louisiana (Monroe, LA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): PsyD
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 20

I am a doctoral level psychologist with 20 years of experience as a therapist. I provide therapy for individuals afflicted with presenting problems to include depression, anxiety, self-esteem, anger, substance use, relationship and adjustment related issues. I utilize a number of individualized therapy approaches to include humanistic, cognitive behavioral and psychodynamic techniques to relieve distress, strengthen resilience and promote improved welfare and functioning ability. My aim is to assist recovery and improved functioning and wellness using effective, ...

This is Richard  Pryor's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Monroe, Louisiana (Monroe, LA)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Depression
Years of Experience: 30

"Just remember, there are no quick fixes. But, by taking action just a little bit every day, you will build up a powerful reservoir of confidence, self-esteem, and discipline." - Scott Allan Very true - self-discovery, acceptance, and healing are a process. However, in most cases, the first step is the hardest - beginning the journey. I know this first hand, as both a survivor and therapist. I can well relate to the daily challenges of 'managing' the lifetime impact of abuse. At times, it can be a day-to-day or minute by minute process; sometimes, even going ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Monroe, Louisiana (Monroe, LA)
Therapy Specialties: Addictions, Anger management, Depression
Years of Experience: 20

I am licensed in Louisiana with 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with coping with addictions, 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. 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.

This is Diamond O'Steen's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Monroe, Louisiana (Monroe, LA)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Depression
Years of Experience: 4

I am licensed in Louisiana with 4 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & career difficulties. 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!

This is Dr. Joshua Smith's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Monroe, Louisiana (Monroe, LA)
Therapy Specialties: Addictions, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 15

I am licensed in Louisiana with 15 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with coping with with a variety of concerns among those being addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & intimacy related issues. Therapy is a type of partnership whereby two experts come together for the purposes of developing solutions, guidance, and discovery . Taking the first step to sign up for therapy is not easy, but everything we know about recovery is clear to how powerfully therapeutic taking these first steps can be. Welcome to your ...

This is Cynthia Madison's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Monroe, Louisiana (Monroe, LA)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Anger management, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 15

I am licensed in Louisiana with 15 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, anger management, & bipolar disorder. 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.

This is Shannon Fowler's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Monroe, Louisiana (Monroe, LA)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Parenting issues, Anger management, Depression
Years of Experience: 4

I am licensed in Louisiana with 4 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, parenting issues, & anger management. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

This is Leatha Anatole's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Monroe, Louisiana (Monroe, LA)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Grief, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 7

I am licensed in Louisiana with 7 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, coping with grief and loss, & 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. 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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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Monroe, Louisiana (Monroe, LA)
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, ADHD
Years of Experience: 6

I am licensed in Louisiana with 8 years of professional work experience, the last four years being with functional family issues. I utilize an integrative approach that combines Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused Therapy, and Existential Therapy. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues (significant others and/or family relationships), family conflicts (including co-parenting), trauma and abuse, addiction, & parenting issues including assistance with parenting skills for children aged 0-18. Besides working with adults, ...

Having A Hard Time Selecting A Mental Health Professional In Monroe?

Finding the right therapist can feel intimidating. However, there are a few methods you can try to narrow your search for a counselor in the Monroe area if you find it challenging to find therapists accepting new clients.

First, research what type of therapy you'd like to pursue before finding a therapist or psychologist. You might be interested in psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), group therapy, marriage and family therapy, or couples therapy. Each therapy can offer various benefits. If you're still unsure, consider asking your prospective therapists which methods they practice.

When you're ready to search, search for 'therapist near me in Monroe and scroll through the options. Next, consider your goals for the gender of your therapist, the type of therapy they're most experienced with, and their specialty. Finally, choose a therapist located near you in the city of Monroe or elsewhere in Ouachita or the state of Louisiana.

Mental health professionals working through private practice or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships and communication skills, working through life's obstacles, or changing negative thinking patterns. They may also provide a listening ear and validation. Verified Monroe therapists can provide licensed marriage and compassionate counseling, tailor to individual needs, and create a therapeutic relationship as a National Certified Counselor.

What Is The Cost Difference Between Conventional Therapy And BetterHelp? 

Forbes reports that the average price of an in-person therapy session in the US is $100 to $200 per hour. These prices may be higher in Monroe due to a higher cost of living.

Some therapists 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 therapists serving the city of Monroe and elsewhere throughout the state of Louisiana you can expect significantly more affordable options, with sessions ranging from $60 to $90 per week (billed every four weeks).


Did You Know BetterHelp Therapists Are Not Limited To In-Person Visits?

Online therapists, including the US-based therapists above, can work with people like you in or around Monroe to offer creative forms of communication and treatment. You do not have to commute to a therapist's office to meet with one of these counselors.

Through BetterHelp, you can partake in video, phone, or live chat sessions with your licensed therapist. You can work through various symptoms, receive worksheets, and sign up for mental health webinars. Additionally, the BetterHelp app offers a journaling feature.

Suppose you're struggling with relationship problems that could be addressed in couples therapy. In that case, you may choose to work with one of BetterHelp's experienced cognitive-behavioral therapists specializing in behavioral health and relationships. You can also try a provider through BetterHelp's sister platform, ReGain, which is dedicated to couples and spouses worldwide. Look through the available therapists above and consider which might work for you.

San Jose has many professionals who provide client-centered individual counseling in person and through online therapy. If you opt into online therapy, you might also be able to meet with therapists all over the US. Many individuals gain further insight into their lives through internet-based counseling. In Monroe, therapy can be easily accessible and a click away.


How To Know If Therapy Is Right For You?

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 they may struggle to provide objective guidance as a therapist can. Therapists are also professionals trained to respond to various concerns, symptoms, and mental health conditions.

A therapist may support you toward a healthier emotional state, regardless of your mental health or life concerns. While supporting individuals in developing healthier habits, another benefit of therapy is having a 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 San Jose 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 can express yourself through creativity instead of words.

With almost one million people in Monroe, LA, finding a therapist can be costly, and therapists may be booked out with clients. Through the list of therapists above and others through BetterHelp, you may be able to find a therapist within 24 to 48 hours. If you're searching for a nearby therapist close to 71210 or the surrounding zip codes, consider other available therapists through the BetterHelp therapist page.

Stay Up To Date With The Leading Online Therapy Platform

To stay up to date with BetterHelp's initiatives through their social channels, you can follow them on PinterestLinkedInInstagramTwitter, and FacebookFor mental health tips, check out the BetterHelp YouTube channel.

Take some time to learn more about BetterHelp therapists and counselors to understand the services available to you clearly. If you have any questions, please reach out through the contact page or send an email to contact@betterhelp.com.

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

Emergency Situations

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:

·      National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

·      National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

·      Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741

·      Veterans Crisis Line: Call 1-800-273-8255 (and press 1) or text 838255. For support for the deaf and hard of hearing community, please use your preferred relay service or dial 711 then 1-800-273-8255.

·      Trevor Lifeline (LGBTQ Lifeline): (866)488-7386 

·      SAMHSA National Helpline (Substance Use): (800)662-4357

·      National Eating Disorder Association Helpline:1-800-931-2237 (M-Th: 9 AM-9 PM EST, Fri 9 AM - 5 PM EST)

·      Child Help Hotline: Call 1-800-422-4453 or use the online chat feature

·      National Anti-Hazing Hotline: 1-888-NOT-HAZE (1-888-668-4293) 

·      Physician Crisis Support Line: Call 1-888-409-0141 if you are a first responder or medical provider experiencing crises related to Covid-19

·      Sexual Assault Hotline: Call RAINN at 1-800-656-4673

Zip Codes Served By BetterHelp Therapists

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

71201, 71202, 71203, 71207, 71209, 71210, 71211, 71212, 71213, 71217

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Some other commonly asked questions on therapy and BetterHelp can be found below:

How Do I See A Therapist For The First Time? 

Before seeing your therapist, prep for your session by reading about the counseling process. You might write a list of questions you want to ask your therapist. 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 why you're attending therapy.

Should I Attend Therapy If I Feel Fine? 

If you don't feel the need to see a therapist, you don't have to. However, some people may avoid attending counseling due to preconceived notions of what therapy entails. Although therapists 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 advice. A therapist 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 Crying In Therapy A Breakthrough?

Crying can be a breakthrough for some individuals who struggle to express emotions. Others might find that they often cry during sessions. Crying can be normal and healthy, so whether you cry or not may be a personal aspect of sessions.

Are Therapists Worth It?

We may all be on different paths in life, as each human can be unique in their personality, expression, and goals. A therapist can target various symptoms, experiences, and personalities. Unlike advice from a friend, family member, or non-professional, therapists are trained to meet you where you're at. Therapy can be worth it. Over 41 million adults in the US attend therapy each year, showing it's a popular option and may be often effective.

Do Therapists Judge You? 

The boundaries between you and a therapist are in place to protect you and them from ethical concerns. Therapists are held by ethical standards through the American Psychological Association (APA) and are not allowed to judge or harm their clients. Their job is to support you and make you feel safe and respected. You might consider changing therapists if you don't feel safe or respected.