Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Relationship issues, Anger management, Depression
Years of experience: 19

Welcome! Carvan Lorraine Carter Walker, Ed.S, MS, LPC, BC-TMH is located in Meridian, MS. Her credentials are an Education Specialist Degree in Counseling, a Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology, and a Bachelor's Degree in Social Work. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed Social Worker in the State of Mississippi and also a Board Certified Tele-Mental Health Therapist. She has 19 years of experience in the mental health field which includes substance use and abuse, adolescent issues, school counseling, adults, the elderly, and marriage a...

Specialties: Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of experience: 36

I am a Licensed Certified Social Worker (LCSW) with over 36 years of experience. My primary modalities of treatment are Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, and Solution-Oriented Therapy. I have dual professions. Along with my Clinical Social Work background, I am a Licensed Ordained Minister with a MDIV. However, I don't impose my value system on my clients. Among the issues treated include depression, anxiety, stress related issues, relationship issues, social skills, self-esteem, veteran and military issues, trauma, aging, life developmen...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Depression
Years of experience: 15

Hello Prospective clients. I applaud you for having the motivation to pursue therapy. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor. I also serve as a Qualified Board Supervisor with the State of MS for Licensed Professional Counselors. I earned a Bachelor of Science, Master of Science, and Doctorate in Counseling Psychology with a specialization in Mental/Behavioral Health. I have over 15 years of experience in mental health and social services. I have experience providing services for children, teens and adults presenting with various mental, emotional, and behavioral...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of experience: 22

Welcome to Better Help! According to the Centers for Disease and Prevention (CDC), in 2020, forty percent of U.S. citizens reported struggling with mental health issues. My name is Nathaniel Mitchell. I am a Licensed Certified Social Worker in the State of Mississippi, with over 22 years of experience helping individuals and families with various concerns. I received a Master of Social Work degree from Jackson State University. I earned a Doctor of Social Work degree, specializing in Theories and Techniques in Marriage, Couple, Family Counseling, Child and A...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Depression
Years of experience: 17

I am Licensed Professional Counselor licensed in Mississippi with 17 years of experience working as a clinical therapist. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, anger issues, DMDD, Conduct Disorder, LGBTQI and ADHD. I also have helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or physical or emotional abuse. I have experience in teaching at the college level and helping those with family and marital issues. I taught Couple Counseling which explored the dynamics of mari...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Depression, ADHD
Years of experience: 20

Hello. Call me " Trell." I am a licensed clinical social worker with over 20 years of experience in the field. I aid individuals across the life span who are struggling with their emotions, navigating life situations, illness and in decision making. My approach is evidence based, holistic; trauma informed, practical and direct. The models of care used include, but are not limited to, CBT, DBT, Motivational Interviewing, Somatic Psychotherapy and Mindfulness Practices. I am non-judgmental. In my sessions, you are free to be your authentic, uncensored self. ...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of experience: 15

Hi, there. I am a licensed professional counselor in both Georgia and Mississippi , and I have over 15 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 have a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s degree in professional counseling. My experience includes service to a variety of populations in various settings to include—Department of Corrections/Juvenile Justice, inpatient/acute/outpatient/residential care to na...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Self esteem
Years of experience: 18

I am licensed in Mississippi with more than 17 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with coping with addictions, trauma and abuse, & parenting issues. I also have experience working with motivation, self esteem, and developing the practice of healthy boundaries. Boundaries define who we are and who we are not. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion while presenting Truth in love. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek out...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Depression
Years of experience: 17

I am licensed counselor with 19 years of professional work experience in the field of mental health. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, trauma issues, relationship issues, interpersonal conflict, & family conflicts. I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma Focused CBT, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy as my approaches to counseling. I have worked with all age populations ranging from age 5 to 70 years old. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog ...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Anger management, Coping with life changes, ADHD
Years of experience: 7

Hello! My name is Aletha A. Nelson. I am a licensed professional counselor in Louisiana. I have been a licensed counselor for 7 years. I have worked with a range of individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, anger, stress related issues, self-esteem, and life transitions- just to name a few! I received a Master of Science in Rehab Counseling from University of North Texas. Therapy is an inviting place where every single part of you is welcome, even the parts that are uncomfortable to share. As a therapist, I am honored that you chose this process as your ve...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of experience: 6

I am licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in Mississippi with 6 years of professional work experience. I have experience in working with diverse clients to help them manage stress and anxiety, depression, & coping with life changes. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where their thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. My therapy approach is laid back and welcoming. I believe in treating everyone with respect and compassion. My utilize an eclectic approach that pulls from different modalities such as: Psychothera...

Specialties: Parenting issues, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD
Years of experience: 15

I am licensed in Mississippi with more than 15 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with parenting issues, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and anxiety. I regularly work with adults who are involved with CPS and seeking reunification with family. I also have specialized training for populations diagnosed with varying forms of psychosis. 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. It takes courage to ...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Intimacy-related issues, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of experience: 11

I am licensed in Mississippi with 11 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, intimacy related 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!

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Depression
Years of experience: 16

I am licensed in Mississippi with 16 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & 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.

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Self esteem, Depression
Years of experience: 11

I am a licensed therapist in Mississippi with 11 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, motivation, self esteem, and confidence. 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. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life. This is first steps towards change. I am here to support & empower you during the journey.

How To Find Counseling Abbeville

Finding the best therapist close by in Abbeville can feel challenging, but know that once you narrow your search for a counselor near the Abbeville 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 Abbeville. 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 Abbeville, 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, these professionals 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 Abbeville 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 Abbeville counselors 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 Abbeville area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT in Abbeville
  • DBT in Abbeville
  • Substance use therapy in Abbeville
  • Couples therapy in Abbeville

When you're ready to start your search and find therapists in Abbeville, 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 Abbeville, elsewhere in Lafayette, or in the greater state of Mississippi.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Some other commonly asked questions on therapy with a licensed counselor and BetterHelp serving the Abbeville area can be found below:

How Does The Cost Of In-Person Counseling Compare To The Cost Of BetterHelp With A Licensed Abbeville 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 Abbeville 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 in Abbeville: $150-$500
  • Counseling with therapists in Abbeville: $100-300
  • Therapy with a psychologist in Abbeville: $100
  • Therapy in Abbeville: $80

While many psychologists in Abbeville may not take health insurance, some counselors in the state of Mississippi may work on a sliding scale, meaning they'll factor in your income and charge what you can afford per session. With BetterHelp counselors serving the city of Abbeville and elsewhere throughout the state of Mississippi you can expect significantly more affordable options, with sessions ranging from $60 to $90 per week (billed every four weeks).

How Is A Licensed Therapist On This Online Therapy Platform Verified?

Therapists in Abbeville, Mississippi 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 professionals 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 counselor. 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 counselors 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 Abbeville above, can work with young adults, children, adolescents, and adults in or around Abbeville 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 to meet with one of these counselors 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 Abbeville 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 Abbeville 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 Abbeville therapy provider through BetterHelp's sister platform, ReGain, which is dedicated to couples and spouses worldwide. Look through the available counselors above and consider which might work for you.

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 also professionals 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 Abbeville counselor 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 almost one million people in Abbeville, MS, providers may be booked out with clients. Through the list of counselors 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 38601 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 in Abbeville can be a great option.

How Should I Prepare For My First Therapy Session With A Abbeville 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, Counselor, 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 counselors and 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 Abbeville 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 Abbeville, Mississippi 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.

Abbeville has many professionals 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. In Abbeville, therapy can be easy to use and a click away. 

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 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 with a counselor 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:

A woman meets with a therapist online in her home city of Abbeville.

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

38601