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Dr. Michael Gordon

Offering therapy in MS
License: DPC,LPC,CADCII
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesDepression
16 years of experience

I am a licensed professional counselor in Mississippi. I have worked with a wide range of individuals. I have 15 years of experience working with individuals with substance use, anxiety, depression schizophrenia, trauma, bipolar and borderline personality disorder. I am energetic and interactive. I believe in accepting individuals as they are and having a non-judgmental stance. I have experience in the following modalities/approaches; solution focused, cognitive -behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, rational emotive therapy, the stages of change and EMDR. I look forward in assisting you in making new discoveries and changes in your life.

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Shannon Lloyd

Offering therapy in MS
License: LPC
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsAnger managementDepressionADHD
13 years of experience

Hello!!! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Mississippi as well as a National Certified Counselor with over 13 years experience in providing individual, family and group counseling. I have experience working with clients ages 3 to adulthood with a multitude of presenting issues such as developmental delays, trauma, depression, anxiety, grief, loss, anger management, life changes, self esteem and identify issues as well as relationship and family issues. I have also worked in many different counseling settings and have experience working with culturally diverse clients. My counseling style is warm, and emphatic, it is influenced by Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT). My approach combines client centered therapy and structured family therapy along with goal oriented, and solution focused therapy to highlight ones strengths to help my client become the best version of themselves and do so authentically. I believe everyone is unique and should have a unique counseling experience tailored to them where they can work through life’s challenges. I look forward to the opportunity to work with you in a safe, nonjudgmental, compassionate and nurturing space to help you achieve your identified goals to become the best version of yourself with dignity and respect It takes courage to reach out and I am here to provide you with the safe space you need to be vulnerable and to begin to heal.

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Tishounna Sulton

Offering therapy in MS
License: LCSW,MS
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
13 years of experience

“Come on in and make yourself at home.” I really mean it...This phrase is exactly what you need to hear after spending a great deal of time carrying the weight of the world. Now that you are here, I want to welcome you. My name is Tishounna, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Psychotherapist, Wife, Mother, Daughter, Friend and Believer in all things good. Through person-centered therapy, I am here to serve you, your family and your marriage/relationship. If you’re looking for a Transparent, Truthful and Trusting therapist, look no further. As an experienced clinician with 16 years in this profession, I’ve had the opportunity to provide direct services to individuals from various backgrounds. My plan is to provide mental wellness through therapy and education to assist in goal setting and goal attainment. It is my view that all individuals have good qualities and the capacity to change. In addition, I believe that negative thinking has a strong effect on people’s behaviors and if they can shift their thinking to a positive mode, they will be motivated and susceptible to pleasant outcomes.

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Hope Spencer

Offering therapy in MS
License: LPC 1144,NBSC 84187,NCC 84187
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsAnger managementDepressionADHD
19 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and I believe that to have a successful outcome in therapy, the client and therapist must first build a strong rapport. Once that foundation is laid, We will use one of several therapeutic modalities, depending on the issue at hand. These modalities may include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, and Client-Centered Therapy. An Integrated approach can be utilized as well. I am a good listener, and caring, sensitive, and energetic. Not only do I have the necessary credentials, experience, and hours to be licensed, but I have a lifetime of experience and wisdom to draw from, which is invaluable! I like to think I am funny :)! I have wanted to be a therapist since the age of 16 and that was a loooong time ago!

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Demetrius Clay

Offering therapy in MS
License: LPC,EdS,MS
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsAnger managementBipolar disorderADHD
10 years of experience

My name is Demetrius Clay. I am currently 33 years old of age, and I am an African American male. I currently live in Mississippi and recently received my LPC in September 2021. I received my Masters in Psychology & Counseling in 2016 and my Educational Specialist degree in Clinical Counseling in 2019. My background is clinical mental health. I been working around clinical mental health since 2014 after receiving my Bachelors degree in Psychology. I currently work as behavioral counselor at a public middle school that serves grades 6th - 8th. I worked mostly in inpatient facilities. I worked 11 months for an outpatient facility working with children & youth & adolescents. I have worked with young adults that have depression and anxiety. I also worked with young adults that had substance usage issues. From working in the inpatient facilities, I worked with schizophrenia and bipolar clients, depressed clients, substance abuse clients, and other clients with mental disorders. My focus area is currently substances addiction, parenting issues, depression and anxiety, and LGBTQ issues. My style of therapy is warm and opening. I am non-judgmental and honesty. My first step is to build a positive therapeutic relationship with each client. I am a calm and relaxed therapist. My goal is to touch each client and to help each client solve his or her own issue and return back to normal functioning. From working at different inpatient facilities, I was able to gain experience from working with different populations and different clients with different diagnoses. I created treatment plans for each client and completed initial intake on each client. I also have group experience with group therapy. For parent that are having issues with their children, I do have experience in parenting issues by working with parents at this particular outpatient facility and through the school district. I am willing to meet clients halfway when it comes to receiving therapy. My schedule is flexible, and I will be flexible in order to meet others' schedule. We can have counseling sessions through "zoom" or video call, by phone, or through messaging. I am open to all communications.

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Kayla Felker

Offering therapy in MS
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issuesSelf esteem
6 years of experience

I am licensed in Mississippi with 5 years of therapy experience. I received my BSW from the University of North Alabama and began working in community mental health. I served as case manager, on-site supervised apartments manager, and group psychosocial rehabilitation supervisor. I then obtained my Masters from Western New Mexico. I have experience in Individual therapy, group/family counseling, therapy with children/youth, addiction, trauma, serious mental Illnesses, terminal illness, child welfare, and christian counseling . While you may be struggling with a mental health symptom or diagnosis, it does not have to dictate your life. 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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Robbie Ouzts

Offering therapy in MS
License: MEd, NCC, LPC
Career difficultiesCoping with life changes
25 years of experience

Hi, my name is Robbie Brawner Ouzts, MEd, NCC, LPC, CCC, BCC. I look forward to working with you. While I am a counselor and coach, I have been on both sides of the table! No one ever reached their goals and solved all problems alone, and we all need help from time to time. The most successful executives, athletes, students, and happiest people have mentors, coaches, counselors, and board of directors; however, you choose to label; someone who has their best interest in mind, confide, and trust. It can be somewhat intimidating, but I invite you to meet with me. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Georgia and Mississippi. I am board certified by The National Board for Certified Counselors (NCC). National Career Development Certified Career Counselor (CCC) focuses on essential factors in training and experience, including counseling and specialization in career development, theory, and practice. Board Certified Coach (BCC) who has met educational and training requirements, passed psychometrically coaching exam, coaching experience, professional peer references, committed to continuing education. Additionally, I am a Gallup Strength Coach. I have over 25 years of experience working with college students (BS/MS/Ph.D.), adults in transition, recruiting, leadership, health, and fitness coaching. I have worked in CA, GA, and MS. My scope of practice has included ages, from middle school to retirees. I work with many populations, ages, domestic/ international students, and mid-career changers. I also have experience outside the educational counselor realm as a recruiter and consultant. I have worked with clients with many issues, including depression, lack of focus, anxiety, low self-esteem, career development challenges. My counseling style is interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I meet you where you are and never make assumptions. It takes courage to seek assistance and take steps toward making a change. If you are ready to take that step, I will support you through this journey. I look forward to working with you!

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Amy Jackson

Offering therapy in MS
Family conflictsTrauma and abuseGriefParenting issuesAnger management
15 years of experience

Greetings and welcome! I applaud you for having the courage to take the first step in your journey to healing and a more fulfilling life! My name is Amy Jackson, and I am a Licensed Certified Social Worker. I have 15 years of professional work experience in the community mental health and medical settings. I have experience in helping children and adults with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, parenting concerns, & 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. 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. My therapy style is open and flexible. I believe in treating each individual with dignity and respect & meeting each individual where they are currently in the therapeutic journey. I believe there is no "cookie-cutter" approach to treatment. Therefore, my approach will be tailored to your individual needs. I look forward to providing you support and assistance as you continue on your journey to healing!

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Erica Brumfield

Offering therapy in MS
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
17 years of experience

I am licensed in Mississippi with 17 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & 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. Shandra Wilson

Offering therapy in MS
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsLGBTRelationship issuesDepression
24 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 24 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, lgbtq+ related issues, & relationship issues. 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!

How to find counseling in Belmont

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Belmont 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 Belmont 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 Belmont may not take health insurance, some 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 or clinicians throughout the state of Mississippi 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 Belmont, 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 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 Belmont 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 Belmont 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 Belmont 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 Belmont 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 Belmont 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 MS, 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 38847 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 Belmont 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 Belmont 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 Belmont, 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.

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

Do therapists judge you in therapy sessions?

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

Stay up to date with the leading online counseling platform

To stay up to date with BetterHelp's initiatives through their social channels, you can follow them on PinterestLinkedInInstagramTwitter, and Facebook. For mental health tips, check out the BetterHelp YouTube channel.

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

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

If you are experiencing a crisis or emergency, don't use this site's online services. If you are in life-threatening danger, call 911. If you require support for a crisis, reach out to the hotlines below:

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

38827, 38847

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