Youngsville is the fastest growing city in Louisiana, surrounded by sugar cane farms but growing rapidly in population. With growth comes change, and with the dramatic growth of Youngsville change is inevitable. Changes in life can be stressful and discouraging. It is common to need a little outside help to cope with dramatic change.

If you are going through a time of change, Youngsville-area counselors can help. These therapists are able to help you evaluate how change has affected your life and learn to cope and adapt to your new way of life. Contact a counselor today.

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Nicole Rabalais

Offering therapy in LA
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesCareer difficultiesDepressionADHD
8 years of experience

My name is Nicole Rabalais. I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Louisiana #11992. I graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a Master of Science in Social Work in 2008. I have been working in the field since that time in various positions: caseworker, therapeutic houseparent at a foster group home, mental health rehabilitation specialist, and now as a group therapist for an intensive outpatient program. My overall focus is on psychological wellness through 1) purposeful living and 2) healthy relationships. Purposeful Living I will help you determine your particular values and priorities and identify the obstacles that prevent you from living a life according to those values. I also places a heavy focus on finding balance in the various aspects of one's life (work, relationships, recreation, health) to create fulfillment. Many of my methods are derived from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Healthy Relationships When dealing with this aspect of therapy, I focus mainly on assertiveness training/interpersonal effectiveness and interpersonal boundaries. Assertiveness and interpersonal effectiveness training will help you to get your needs met while preserving positive relationships. Learning about interpersonal boundaries will help you understand where your locus stops and where another person's begins. Before we begin our work together, I ask you to fill out a short assessment to determine whether we are a good fit. I look forward to hearing from you. - Nicole NOTE: I can only work with patients within the state of Louisiana. I will also require identifying information so that I am in compliance with the standards of the National Association of Social Workers.

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Kimberly Williams

Offering therapy in LA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionADHD
9 years of experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I received my master’s degree specializing in Children, Youth and Families, from Louisiana State University (Geaux Tigers)! I understand that reaching out for support can be frightening, especially to a stranger, but I assure you that I am a very open-minded, non-judgmental, and down-to-earth therapist with over eight years of experience and expertise to offer you. I have extensive experience providing quality services in a wide range of areas including depression, anxiety, ADHD, behavioral issues, relationships, interpersonal dynamics, communication, self-esteem, school/career issues, anger management, stress management, psychoeducation, and life skills. My clinical modality is that of a client-centered approach focused on a strength perspective and cognitive behavioral therapy. I am very positive, honest, and comical, at times, but I also like to "keep it real" to help you get the help that you are seeking and achieve your treatment goals. A lot of my clients have referred to me as having an "old soul" because of my level of maturity and experience and my ability to relate to others on a diverse scale. I lead my practice with dignity, respect, confidentiality, and trust for every individual that entrusts me with their most personal and vulnerable circumstances. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. *A little about me: I am a mother of 3 - a young adult male, a teenage girl, and a toddler boss! I love retail therapy, listening to inspirational messages, and reading self-development books. If you think that we would be a good fit, please do not hesitate to reach out to me! It would be my pleasure to assist you!

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Michael Frederick

Offering therapy in LA
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsSelf esteemDepression
3 years of experience

I have over 20 years of experience providing individual, group and family therapy to adults as well as adolescents. I have worked in a variety of settings and use several different therapeutic techniques. I believe in a highly individualized, solution focused treatment approach to help you identify issues which may be preventing your living the life you want, and help you identify the life changes needed to reach life goals long thought unattainable! I treat both adult and adolescents who are depressed, have anxiety issues, substance abuse or dependency issues, as well as couples and families having problems relating to each other.

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Lori Arceneaux

Offering therapy in LA
License: LCSW/BACS
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issuesDepression
20 years of experience

Hi, I’m a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Louisiana with over 18 years of experience. I have a particular interest and expertise in working with those touched by foster care and/or adoption. For the majority of my career, I have worked with children and teenagers. I enjoy working with these age groups and assisting them with navigating the often complex emotions that accompany adolescence. Also, I have worked extensively with families and couples. Many of these clients were in need of assistance with strengthening and improving their relationships, improving their communication, and managing the various stressors in their lives. I strive to provide a warm, caring and supportive environment where my clients can work through obstacles, struggles and past traumas to reach a successful solution. I partner with each individual to help them achieve the life they desire. I work with each individual to identify and build upon their unique strengths and to find more positive and productive ways of communicating and problem solving. Sometimes making the first step can be the most difficult one once an individual has decided to seek counseling. I am committed to providing a welcoming and compassionate setting so my client and I can develop a healthy and effective therapeutic relationship. I'm here to help.

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Glenzetta Hall

Offering therapy in LA
License: M.A. ,M. Ed. , LPC-S
Stress, AnxietyAnger managementSelf esteemDepressionADHD
10 years of experience

I see counseling as a process in which you and I having come to understand and trust one another, work as a team to explore and define present problem situations, develop future goals for an improved life, and work in a systematic fashion toward realizing those goals. I approach counseling from a cognitive behavioral perspective in that patterns of thoughts and actions are explored in order to better understand the clients' problems and to develop solutions. I work with clients in a variety of formats, including individually, as couples and as families. I also conduct group therapy. I have counseled clients of varying ages and in both school and clinical settings working together toward a desired positive outcome. I have worked to improve the lives of people since 2002, first as a teacher, later as a counselor. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Louisiana and Texas. I graduated in 1979 from Louisiana State University in Shreveport, Louisiana. After twenty-four years in the corporate world , I received my alternative teacher certification from Grambling State University. I earned a master’s in counseling from Louisiana Tech University in 2012, and a Master of Education in 2016. I also have an Educational Leadership Certification, a Louisiana and Texas Licensed Professional Counselor’s certification, and a National Certified Counselor certification. I've also worked for the Louisiana Department of Education as a Science Teacher Leader Advisor Instructional Materials Reviewer. It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards change. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you. I look forward to working with you!

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Velda Wiltz

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

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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Laurie Pittman

Offering therapy in LA
License: LMHC,LMFT
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteemCoping with life changes
10 years of experience

Hello and welcome! I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of Florida, and a Licensed Professional Counselor in the stated of Louisiana. I have over 11 years of counseling experience, working with adults, children and families struggling with challenges such as stress, anxiety, depression, parenting concerns, life transitions and trauma. I work from a strength-based approach, pulling from theories such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-focused Therapy, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). This integrative approach allows the ability to tailor counseling to meet individual needs. I enjoy helping others explore personal strengths and possibilities, elements that can be important parts of healing, growth and change. Prior to becoming a counselor, I was an educator, with over 10 years of classroom experience. I believe that the counseling process is a collaborative one, and that building rapport is very important. Let's work together to create goals, and move toward meeting these goals. I work from a place of warmth, respect and encouragement. We all face challenges from time to time. Reaching out for support can be the first step in identifying thoughts and behaviors that are not working for us, and can prompt us to explore new paths toward growth. I welcome working with you on your journey.

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Dr. Kenneth Foy

Offering therapy in LA
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsCoping with life changes
18 years of experience

I am licensed in Louisiana with 18 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, family conflicts, & coping with life changes. 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 sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Diamond Triggs

Offering therapy in LA
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
12 years of experience

I am licensed in Louisiana with 12 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, trauma and abuse, & 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 sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started! My personal motto is "In everything there is a gift." and I look forward to helping you find The Gift of You!

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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 Youngsville

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Youngsville 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 Youngsville 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 Youngsville 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 Youngsville, 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 Youngsville 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 Youngsville 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 Youngsville 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 Youngsville 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 Youngsville 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 70592 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 Youngsville 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 Youngsville 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 Youngsville, 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.

Youngsville has many clinicians who practice person or client-centered individual therapy in-person and through online therapy to assist clients in their healing journey. If you opt into online therapy, you might also be able to meet with providers all over the United States and change therapists easily at any time. Many people struggling with anxiety and depression, substance abuse, body image issues, and more find therapists that are a good fit for them, feel supported, and gain further insight into their lives through internet-based therapy.

Do therapists judge you in therapy sessions?

The boundaries between you and a therapist are in place to help you and them regarding ethical concerns. Mental health professionals are held by ethical standards through the American Psychological Association (APA) and are not allowed to judge or harm their clients. If you are concerned about sharing details about yourself, feel free to withhold personal information. Their job in the therapeutic relationship is to create a safe place, help you gain a deeper understanding of your mental health, and support you. You might consider changing counselors if you don't feel safe or respected.

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Take some time today to learn more about the team of therapists at BetterHelp to understand the services available to you clearly. If you are new to therapy or have any questions about the services and terms, please reach out through the contact page or send an email to

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

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