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Tanisha Peterson

Offering therapy in LA
Counselor License Type(s): MSW,LCSW-BACS
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
10 years of experience as a therapist

Hey! Welcome to the BetterHelp Platform. I see that you have made a decision to make your mental health a priority. My name is Tanisha Peterson. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and service individuals within the Louisiana area. I speak English. I received a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Louisiana State University and A&M College and a Master's Degree in Social Work from Southern University of New Orleans. I have experience working with individuals from diverse backgrounds. -I have experience working with individuals struggling with anxiety, negative self-talk, low self-esteem, adjustments. - I work with older individuals with life transitions. -I have experience working with individuals with intellectual, developmental disabilities, and physical disabilities with social skills, understanding their diagnosis, depression, and anxiety. - I work with family members of individuals with intellectual, developmental, and physical disabilities with coping with their family member's diagnosis. I utilize person-centered thinking and several modalities to help individuals with decreasing their mental health concerns. As a therapist, I enjoy helping individuals crush their goals and connect to their most authentic self. One of the hardest parts is reaching out for help, but your here and you know that you're worth it! If you're ready to take the next step, please feel free to reach out to me. You are welcome to message me through Better Help. I am available through messaging, live chat, phone sessions, and video chat. I have non traditional hours, typically late evening and Saturday daytime hours for individuals who are looking for someone outside the standard 8-5pm schedule. Unfortunately, I do not have weekday daytime sessions. If you are searching for a therapist with non traditional hours, I would happy to discuss further how I can assist you and discussing how I can help you on your mental health journey.

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Dr. Jimmy Trahan

Offering therapy in LA
Counselor License Type(s): EdD,MA,LPC
AddictionsRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseSelf esteemCoaching
3 years of experience as a therapist

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

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Dr. Yael Banai

Offering therapy in LA
Counselor License Type(s): PhD
Stress, AnxietyCareer difficultiesDepressionCoping with life changesADHD
30 years of experience as a therapist

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Louisiana and have been for thirty years. Though I have practiced most frequently in a school environment, I have worked in other settings with a variety of populations, including teens and young adults. My areas of expertise include ADHD, anxiety and depression and personality disorders. My therapy style is low key and empathetic, with regard for the individual as a person of uniqueness with strengths and weaknesses that defy often negative labels. I use a variety of modalities in my approach, including cognitive behavioral, rational emotive, psychodynamic / transactional analysis and humanistic approaches. The approach(es) used and the eventual treatment plan will be tailored to the unique needs of the individual. Therapy is a journey, and like most journeys, it begins with a single step that may well be tempered by fear or doubt. The road to change take courage to begin with that first step into a future that offers a promise for tomorrow.

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Karen Kluchin-Song

Offering therapy in LA
Relationship issuesTrauma and abuseIntimacy-related issuesSelf esteemCareer difficulties
18 years of experience as a therapist

Welcome! I am so glad that you have made this very important step in seeking therapy through BetterHelp! My name is Karen Kluchin-Song. I hold a Masters Degree in Social Work (MSW) from Tulane University School of Social Work, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) within the state of Louisiana with over 18 years of experience providing therapy. My areas of expertise include: trauma, grief, women’s issues, blended families, LGBTQIA, stress and military. I also have experience in working on relationship issues, depression, anxiety, anger management, polyamory/ non monogamous relationships, young adult, first responders, control issues, family of origin, life purpose, dissociation, self love, workplace issues, combat issues, PTSD, addictions, parenting issues, guilt and shame, spirituality, sexuality, identity development, major life transitions, and isolation. This experience was conducted at Military Installations, at Schools, at Domestic Violence Programs, Rape Crisis Programs, at Children Advocacy Centers (CAC's) and within Private Practice (among others). My approach is eclectic- incorporating Trauma Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness, Strengths Based Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy and Psychodynamic Therapy. I believe strongly that my clients are the experts on their own lives. I wish to co-create goals for therapy with you as I walk with you along in your journey of self discovery. I wish to provide a safe place for you to process issues you wish to bring to therapy.

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Arronza Azard

Offering therapy in LA
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemCareer difficultiesDepressionCoping with life changes
25 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Louisiana with 24 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, career difficulties, & 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.

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Rochelle Busby

Offering therapy in LA
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsLGBTCareer difficultiesDepression
10 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Louisiana with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, LGBT-related issues, & 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 seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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John Zufall

Offering therapy in LA
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsLGBTGriefDepression
10 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in New York, Louisiana and Mississippi with 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, lgbt-related issues, & coping with 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. 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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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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Christianne Ricard

Offering therapy in LA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesParenting issuesSelf 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, 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.

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Dr. LaCrystal Wilson

Offering therapy in LA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionCompassion fatigue
11 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Louisiana with 11 years of professional work experience and am committed to providing the highest quality of care to promote healing and growth. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, academic issues, motivation, self-esteem, and confidence, & depression. I will combine traditional therapy with alternative treatments to achieve your goals. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. Beginning the journey to sign up for therapy requires being vulnerable and I commend you for taking the first step. I look forward to connecting with you!

How to find counseling in Saint Francisville

Finding the best therapist close by in Saint Francisville 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 Saint Francisville 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 Saint Francisville. 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 Saint Francisville, 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 Saint Francisville 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 Saint Francisville 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 Saint Francisville 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 Saint Francisville, elsewhere in West Feliciana, 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 Saint Francisville area can be found below:

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

Saint Francisville 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 Saint Francisville 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 Saint Francisville 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 70775 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 Saint Francisville 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 Saint Francisville.

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 Saint Francisville 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 Saint Francisville, 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.

Saint Francisville 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 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.

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