Plaquemine is home to an annual Acadian Heritage festival that draws tourists from all over the world. Yet even when times are not as exciting in this small town, one can usually find community activities. If you are finding yourself isolating from the community and avoiding socialization, it could be a sign of a deeper problem.

If you are having feelings of isolation or sadness, Plaquemine-area counselors can help. These confidential and licensed therapists will be able to help you figure out why you are feeling this way and overcome it. Contact a counselor today.

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Chelsey Ragas

Offering therapy in LA
Counselor License Type(s): PhD,LPC-S,NCC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsDepressionCoping with life changes
5 years of experience as a therapist

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Professional Counselor, Supervisor in Louisiana and Nationally Certified Counselor with over 5 years of experience working as a counselor. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, family issues, identity issues, career challenges, and eating disorders. I also helped many people who have addictions to substances including heroin, pain pills, cocaine, methamphetamines, benzodiazepines, and alcohol, My counseling style is approachable and interactive. I believe the counseling process is one where we both work together to help you reach your goals. I believe in treating everyone with respect, care, compassion, and and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines a variety of counseling styles to include solution-focused, person-centered, motivational interviewing, and mindfulness. Since therapy is about you, I tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It is a major milestone for someone to take the initiative to want to improve area(s) in their life. If you are ready to take that step I am here and ready to support and help you. I look forward to working with you!

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Annetta Starr

Offering therapy in LA
Counselor License Type(s): MS,LPC,NCC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsGriefSelf esteemCoping with life changes
5 years of experience as a therapist

Welcome! My name is Annetta Starr. I have a Masters of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from University of Louisiana at Monroe. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Louisiana. I have worked in the counseling field since 2015 helping clients find success with managing their needs. Some clients need help with anxiety and others need help with addictions. We all have needs. I believe that we each have a responsibility to ourselves to make sure that our basic needs are met, because when we do, we find ourselves functioning at our best and living more fully. My counseling approach is more humanistic/client centered, as I believe that we as individuals already possess the qualities that we need to live fully. I encourage and utilize curiosity, intuition, creativity, humility, and empathy in individualized therapy sessions to help clients close the gap between where they are right now and where they want to be in the future. If you choose to make a commitment to work on meeting your needs, I will commit myself to helping you. I will not give up on you. Taking personal responsibility for ourselves is the first indication that clients have the strength and control to make any changes necessary to live life with fullness. Let’s work together to evaluate what you are doing, thinking, and feeling, and develop plans to help you make choices that will help you meet your needs and have success at getting what you want.

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Leslie Cates

Offering therapy in LA
Counselor License Type(s): MA,LPC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsGriefSelf esteemDepression
9 years of experience as a therapist

Hi! My name is Leslie, and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Louisiana with 8 years of experience providing counseling and psychotherapy services. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns, including depression, anxiety, stress, life changes, self-esteem, codependency, addictions, relationship issues, PTSD, and grief and loss. I have also helped many people who have struggled with the effects of childhood trauma and abusive relationships. I earned my Master of Arts in Counseling in December of 2016, in New Orleans, LA. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I do not believe in stigmatizing labels. I approach therapy from a client-centered perspective: You determine your goals and direction for therapy, and I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. I conduct therapy through a strengths-based and solutions-focused lens, and I draw on multiple treatment modalities to help clients achieve their desired goals, including Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Acceptance-and-Commitment Therapy. More specifically, I aim to help clients change their thoughts and perspectives to become more realistic and encouraging, while emphasizing purposeful acceptance and willingness to change. I also utilize interventions from Cognitive Processing Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy to help clients process traumatic experiences and manage difficult emotions. It takes courage to seek help to achieve positive changes and healing for a more fulfilling life. 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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Jeremy Thornhill

Offering therapy in LA
Counselor License Type(s): LPC,LMFT
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseIntimacy-related issuesDepression
7 years of experience as a therapist

My name is Jeremy, I'm in my 30's and I am licensed both as a LMFT and LPC. I have worked with families and individuals of all ages, races, sexualities, religions and gender identities in a variety of both outpatient and inpatient settings. I'm a classically trained systemic therapist who uses the MRI framework in my approach to therapy. To most people, this sentence will likely not hold much meaning. What this means in plain English is that I approach a client's identified problem by taking fully into account their entire context. By context, I mean a client's family, work and private life. This relies on a client being fully open with me, which understandably, is a very difficult thing to do. In my view, all problems are attempted solutions and are patterns of behavior which exist for a very good reason. I must stress that sometimes a client may find it preferable to keep their problems as sometimes change may be worse for them than the status quo. Therapy is not a process to be taken lightly and we live in a world where we often must choose between two undesirable outcomes. Not every client will feel that a therapist is a good fit for them, and that also includes myself. In the end, open communication will be the best way for both of us to check in with one another about the direction we are going in therapy. I look forward to meeting and getting to know you... and if change occurs, well, that would be very nice, too.

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Dr. Christi Brown

Offering therapy in LA
Counselor License Type(s): PhD,MA,LPC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesAnger managementDepression
21 years of experience as a therapist

Do you simply want to live your best life and are prepared to put in the effort to figure out how to get there? Well, let me help! Make that first step. I am a genuine and dedicated therapist with a doctorate (Ph.D.) in addiction psychology. I am also a Licensed Addictions Counselor and a Licensed Professional Counselor. Substance use disorders and addictions, mood disorders, nutrition and integrative medicine in mental health, LQTBQIA+ challenges, and spiritual counseling are some of my areas of expertise. I have more than 20 years of accomplished counseling, coaching, and supervising therapists. I am passionate about working with clients of all cultures in order to help them heal and grow so that they can live fulfilled and satisfying lives. I look forward to working with you!

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Velda Wiltz

Offering therapy in LA
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepression
35 years of experience as a therapist

I am a licensed Clinical Social Worker in Louisiana with 30 plus years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, relationship issues, & 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. 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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Danielle Greco

Offering therapy in LA
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsGriefAnger managementADHD
17 years of experience as a therapist

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor based in Louisiana. I have 17 years of experience in the counseling field. I have worked with children and adults with a variety of issues including anxiety, depression, grief, family issues, trauma, and suicide ideation. I also have an in depth understanding of addiction counseling, crisis counseling, and bereavement counseling. I approach counseling as a combined effort between the client and the counselor. My goal is to build a relationship founded on trust. Together we will explore the presenting problems and the patterns that occur, and establish goals that will help improve functioning in your day-to-day life. My experience spans across multiple client populations and settings including telephone counseling in a crisis center, family counseling in a community center, addictions counseling in a treatment center, and individual and group counseling in a school setting. I have worked with people of various ages, races, and backgrounds. I believe that we are influenced by the people and circumstances around us, but that with the right tools and support, we can overcome any obstacle. My goal as a counselor is to make you feel safe, supported, and empowered. I approach counseling from a cognitive behavioral perspective, drawing from solution focused therapy and client centered therapy. I believe that the client is the main focus of therapy. I want to understand the issues, collaborate to create goals, develop a plan of action, and work together to achieve those goals. It takes a lot of strength to reach out for help; and I'd like to help you discover the happier, healthier you.

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Angelle Hobbs

Offering therapy in LA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteemDepression
8 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Louisiana with 8 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & 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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Allison Brauer

Offering therapy in LA
Stress, AnxietyLGBTTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
11 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Louisiana with 11 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, lgbt-related issues, trauma and abuse, & coping with grief and loss. 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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Sara Darling

Offering therapy in LA
Stress, AnxietyGriefCoping with life changes
6 years of experience as a therapist

I am a TEAM-CBT Level 1 therapist licensed in Alabama and Louisiana with 10 plus years of experience helping people cope with challenges they are facing in life. I partner with clients who are dealing with stress, anxiety, grief, and loss. 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.

How to find counseling in Plaquemine

Finding the best therapist close by in Plaquemine 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 in Plaquemine that work best for you in order to begin your personal journey towards emotional healing with a therapist.

Understanding the type of therapy you'd like to search for is crucial before finding a therapist or psychologist in Plaquemine. 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 Plaquemine, 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 in the Plaquemine region and in the state of Louisiana. Find a therapist under any of these distinctions and know that the sessions they offer can provide a safe place to heal.

A mental health counselor working through their own in-person therapy practice in Plaquemine or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships, communication skills, working through life transitions, couples counseling, managing a mood disorder, improving coping skills, self help tips, offer life coaching, family therapy, or change in negative thinking patterns. A therapist may also provide a safe place and validation for clients experiencing emotional pain, or that simply want a psychological assessment. 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 Plaquemine 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 Plaquemine, elsewhere in Iberville, 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 Plaquemine area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Plaquemine 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 Plaquemine 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 Plaquemine 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 a BetterHelp therapist 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 Plaquemine, 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 or medication as treatment, or perform psychological assessments and other psychiatric services.

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, post traumatic stress disorder, and more. An online mental health professional, including the therapists in Plaquemine 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 Plaquemine helping individuals on topics including managing life transitions, symptoms affecting sexual health, behavioral health, coping skills for anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, marriage counseling, and more. 

What mental health issues can psychotherapy address?

BetterHelp's verified Plaquemine 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 Plaquemine 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 Plaquemine 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.

Plaquemine therapists 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 Plaquemine 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 Plaquemine 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 psychotherapist.

With a lot of people in LA, therapists 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 70764 or the surrounding zip codes, consider others available through the BetterHelp site. No matter if you are seeking help from therapists in your area or beyond, online therapy can be a great option.

How should I prepare for my first therapy session with a Plaquemine 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 while offering mental health services. The first session will often serve as an intake to get to know you as a person and learn why you're attending therapy in Plaquemine.

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 from a therapist. A Plaquemine 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 with a counselor 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 that a counselor can help with.

Is mental health care and therapy worth it? 

Therapy with a licensed counselor 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 Plaquemine, 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.

Plaquemine 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 to customer service 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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70764, 70765

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