Whether you need help managing the symptoms of a mental illness or are questioning your personal beliefs during challenging times, working with a therapist can make a real difference in your life. If you’re looking for mental health care in Mississippi, consider online treatment. Barriers to care, like a lack of available providers or transportation issues, can make finding an in-person provider in your area challenging. A therapy platform like BetterHelp can make treatment more flexible and convenient.

With BetterHelp, you can work with a licensed mental health counselor, social worker, psychologist, or licensed marriage and family therapist from the comfort of your home at a time that fits your schedule. Every provider on the platform has either a master of science or art degree and meets the qualifications for state licensure.

If you’re looking for an online therapist, MS has many options. The licensed professional counselors on the list below each have at least a master's degree and are licensed to provide therapy statewide. Contact one of the therapists below to begin your journey toward better mental health.

 

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Dr. Patricia Brawley

Offering therapy in Mississippi
License: PhD, LPC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefDepressionCoping with life changes
34 years of experience

Things stacking up? Feeling overwhelmed? Whatever your situation or problem, you do not have to stay stuck. Even if it wakes you up in the middle of the night, it is likely you can learn something meaningful from it. There is hope. I am a licensed professional counselor and I help people find solutions to their problems. Finding the right solution is like a mystery investigation. There are clues and they fit together to form the picture of your life. I use creative arts, such as writing, movies and poetry to make our relationship personal and unique. This approach is not found in a one-size, fits-all clinic. My clients find, "and they all lived happily after" when they embrace this holistic, non-judgmental work toward having the life of their dreams. If you're looking for extra support and guidance through a challenging situation or you're ready to move in a new direction in your life, I look forward to working with you to achieve your goals. No problem is too small. If it bothers you, that's enough. I offer a holistic approach to treatment. This could include traditional talk therapy, assessments, journaling, dream analysis, writing, viewing movies, reading/writing poetry, learning mindfulness meditation and using other creative art forms.

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Colleen Phillips

Offering therapy in Mississippi
License: L.C.S.W.
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
7 years of experience

My name is Colleen Phillips. I am a Clinical Social Worker licensed in the states of Louisiana and Mississippi. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, role/life transitions, grief and caregiver strain. I also have experience helping many people who have experienced abuse and neglect in their home setting. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, with each encounter. My approach combines multiple counselling techniques to help individuals move towards the well-being they desire. I will work with you to develop a treatment plan that meets your unique needs and goals. It takes courage to take the first steps towards a change. You've taken the first step by looking for some support. I hope to work with you to help you reach your desired level of well-being.

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Chinnika Crisler

Offering therapy in Mississippi
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
13 years of experience

I am a licensed certified(clinical) social worker in Mississippi, with over 14 years of experience working with adults as a therapist, but I have been a Social Worker for a total of 22 years. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns, and life challenges including, but not limited to depression, anxiety, other mental health issues, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, grief and loss issues, chronic illness management etc. I also help many people who have experienced physical/emotional trauma or 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 combines cognitive-behavioral, solution focused therapy, interpersonal therapy, motivational interviewing , and psychoeducation. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes strength and courage to seek for a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you. I look forward to working with you!

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Kambria Thorne

Offering therapy in Mississippi
License: LPC
Anger managementSelf esteemBipolar disorderDepression
19 years of experience

ABOUT ME My name is Kambria Thorne. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Mississippi. I am a National Certified Counselor with a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology. I have a passion for providing support and treatment to individuals seeking help with managing and improving their mental health. I have more than 16 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and adults in various mental health settings. I have helped many clients work through the many aspects of mental health to include depression, anxiety, crisis situations and trauma. In my work with these different populations, I work from a client-centered perspective which focuses on client's strengths as opposed to concentrating on negatives. This provides a safe space for clients to feel heard, understood, and respected. I treat everyone with admiration and kindness. I work to ensure that our sessions will be tailored to your desires and goals. My goal as we embark on this journey is to always create a positive therapeutic relationship in which you can openly share your thoughts and feelings. My approach combines but is not limited to, cognitive-behavioral therapy, client-centered, and/or solution focused therapy. I work in partnership with you to ensure that I meet you where you are in your journey. Below are some of my specialties: • Anxiety (social, generalized) • Bipolar & Depressive & Other Mood Disturbances • Adjustment Issues • Trauma & Stress Related Concerns • Anger/ Control Concerns • Problems related to family/interpersonal relationships I am pleased that you have decided to embark on this brave journey toward growth and healing. I hope to work with you and thank you for considering me!

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Dwyla Wilson

Offering therapy in Mississippi
AddictionsRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
14 years of experience

I am licensed in Mississippi with 14 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with coping with addictions, relationship issues, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Angeline Williams

Offering therapy in Mississippi
Family conflictsParenting issuesAnger managementSelf esteemADHD
15 years of experience

I am a licensed professional counselor and certified mental health therapist in Mississippi with 15 years of professional work experience. I have a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s degree in counseling. I have experience in helping clients with family conflicts, parenting issues, anger management, & 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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Amanda Stokes

Offering therapy in Mississippi
Stress, AnxietyLGBTDepressionCoping with life changes
4 years of experience

I am licensed in Mississippi with 4 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with lgbtq+ related issues & 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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Dr. April Mitchell

Offering therapy in Mississippi
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
14 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Mississippi with 14 years of professional work experience. I have a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, and Doctorate in Professional Counseling. I hold multiple professional certifications as a Board Certified TeleMental Health Provider (BC-TMH), Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor (CCMHC), Certified Mental Health Therapist (CMHT), and National Certified Counselor (NCC). I am skilled in varying modalities; my theoretical approach is integrative with a primary focus in Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT). I strive to deliver quality services to children, families, single adults, couples, elderly, and individuals with disabilities. I promote overall mental wellness with the use of evidenced based interventions to maximize positive outcomes. I have experience working with individuals in the areas of anger management, anxiety, behavior modification, coping skills, depression, divorce, familial and societal reintegration, grief and loss, life transitions, parenting, peer relationships, racial identity, intimate relationships, self-esteem, stress, teen violence, and trauma. I believe that 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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Stephen Schottgen Jr

Offering therapy in Mississippi
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemDepression
13 years of experience

I am licensed in Alabama and Mississippi with many years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with grief and loss, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I also have experience working with depression. 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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Natalie White

Offering therapy in Mississippi
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefDepressionCoping with life changes
15 years of experience

I am licensed in Mississippi with 15 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, coping with grief and loss, & depression. 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.

How can therapists in Mississippi support you?

Therapists in Mississippi can practice many types of counseling, from marriage and family therapy to cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT). They may also assist you with symptoms of depression, stress, or anxiety.

Therapists may help you set and achieve career goals, work on current issues you may be facing, or address your past. Over 1,523,527 people live in Mississippi, and one out of five Americans has a mental health condition. Searching for licensed professionals in Mississippi may help you find mental health support for personal growth, anxiety disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and other mental health concerns. You do not need a mental health diagnosis to seek support from one of BetterHelp's licensed providers above.  

The mental health field can include psychiatric medication management, online therapy, marriage counseling, couples therapy, clinical social work, licensed counseling, and other mental health services in person and online. Seeing a licensed provider can help you navigate mental health conditions and life circumstances through mindfulness and other specialized techniques.

Please note that BetterHelp does not offer diagnostic or medication management services.

Why are many residents in the state of Mississippi working with a licensed counselor?

People reach out for mental health support for a variety of reasons. Many individuals work with a counselor for general life advice, while others may attend therapy for a specific concern. Whether you live in a large city or a smaller county in Mississippi, BetterHelp can match you with a licensed professional tailored to your preferences noted when you sign up.

Mental health counselors in Mississippi support clients with varying issues, which can include:

  • Challenging situations or life stressors
  • Eating disorders
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Depression or depressive conditions
  • Adjustment issues
  • Emotional support for a terminal illness
  • Chronic pain emotional support
  • Grief
  • Personality disorders
  • Trauma
  • Relationship conflicts and concerns

Finding a therapist that takes new clients in online therapy can be the first step in finding a treatment plan that works for you. Your therapist can provide a safe space for you to focus on self-care and well-being.

If you're interested in speaking to one of the therapists above or being matched with a counselor in 24 to 48 hours, consider signing up for BetterHelp. BetterHelp has over 35,000 providers, including those listed above.

Emergency services

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:

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

Some commonly asked questions can be found below.

How much does a therapist cost?

Mental health professionals can differ in price. Forbes found that the average cost of in-person therapy in the US is around $100 to $200 per hour. Pricing can also vary based on your location. 

BetterHelp offers payment plans of $60 to $90 per session, charged monthly in a lump sum. You can also take advantage of this pricing on one of BetterHelp's sister platforms, like ReGain for couples or TeenCounseling for teens aged 13 to 19.

Many therapists may be upfront about their pricing and whether or not they take health insurance from the beginning. Additionally, some in your area may offer a sliding scale plan to allow those with lower incomes to pay less for therapy. However, services online can often save individuals a few hundred dollars per month.

How do I know if I should get a therapist?

Mental health services and mental health providers may help you navigate various concerns. 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 counselor may help you gain power over your life and emotions while you navigate day-to-day experiences.

Mental health issues don't always present as a crisis. Many professionals provide talk therapy and support for life transitions, skills learning, relationship problems, or life coaching. Online therapy sessions in Mississippi can allow clients seeking therapy to experience professional help through video, phone, or live chat sessions without commuting to an office.

Does insurance cover therapy?

Different counseling services can vary in cost. Therapists must apply to accept insurance through insurance companies, which may take time and money, so not every therapist offers services through insurance. If you cannot find a therapist that accepts your plan, BetterHelp may be cheaper than visiting an in-person therapist.

Is online therapy safe?

Online therapy through BetterHelp and its sister platforms is safe. Therapists are licensed, experienced, and vetted before being contracted with the platform. If you experience any concerns with your therapist, you change your counselor through the platform or app at any time.

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