For some, life can feel like a playground. It can be a place to explore and learn what is fun. For others, they may feel like they're the one being bullied on the playground, and they can’t enjoy themselves. These bullies come in the form of depression, or a life problem such as a job that goes nowhere. A counselor in Biloxi can help you make the best of life’s playground.

Biloxi is known as the Playground of the South. If you're ready to make your life your playground, speak to a counselor today and see how you can.

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Jessica Thomas

Offering therapy in MS
License: MS,LPC-S
Stress, AnxietyParenting issuesAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
12 years of experience

I am a licensed professional counselor in the state of Mississippi, with over thirteen years of mental health experience, with more than eight years consisting of master level counseling experience, which includes a wide range of patients in a variety of treatment settings. These have included providing counseling in a psychiatric hospital, inpatient and partial hospital settings, an outpatient clinic for individuals dealing with substance abuse, a community mental health center, the prison system, and private practice. I also provided consultation services in a variety of settings, including early childhood and inpatient substance abuse treatment. I strive to bring an effective blend of experience, expertise, clarity, concern and action to the counseling process, and all things related to mental health and substance abuse, to maximize outcomes and provide genuine healing and wholeness to individuals, marriages, families, and communities. I also have a strong base of counseling experience working with adults in a wide variety of settings. Specialty areas include depression, bipolar disorder, general mood disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, and substance abuse. It takes courage to take the first steps towards a change, and I look forward to working with you as an element of your support system, providing encouragement as you transition through beneficial change.

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Chamberli "Chami" Kane

Offering therapy in MS
License: MA,LPC,Ed.S
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseDepressionCoping with life changes
22 years of experience

Hi and welcome! My name is Chami (Chay-me) Kane, and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the states of Mississippi and Tennessee. I have been working with families, individuals, and kids for the last twenty years, and I have a masters in Marriage and Family Therapy and a Specialist in Counseling Education. I have worked in a variety of settings including private practice, schools, and mental health agencies. I have been married to my husband, Jon, for twenty years, and we have two miracle daughters, one in middle school and one in elementary. We also have two fur babies, Cookie and Cocoa. I have personally struggled for five years with infertility and battled cancer twice, and I believe that our trials can sharpen us and surprise us with blessings we did not expect. I believe my battles helped me become a better counselor and empathize with and care for those who are hurting on a different level than before. My counseling style is warm and encouraging and a place where you can share hard things and still feel accepted. I use a variety of approaches including cognitive behavioral, rational emotive, and solution-focused, but it is tailored to meet your needs and help accomplish your goals for therapy. You have already done one of the hardest things, which is taking that first step and reaching out! I look forward to learning more about you and walking through this together.

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Kenyatta Dent

Offering therapy in MS
License: MS, LPC
AddictionsAnger managementSelf esteem
3 years of experience

“Know all the theories, master all the techniques, but as you touch a human soul be just another human soul.”― C.G. Jung Hello, my name is Kenyatta Dent and I am a Licensed Professional Counseling in Mississippi. I love helping others overcome obstacles through goal setting and finding potential solutions to problems that are causing emotional turmoil in their lives. Like Carl Rogers, I believe a clinician should be empathetic, congruent, and have unconditional positive regard. When working with my clients, it is my job to provide an atmoshphere that is conducive to change. I have over 10 years experience working in the mental health field. I've served as a school based therapist providing services to children with behavior problems. Most of the children I have worked with were diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder, Oppositional Defiant, and some trauma. I currently provide individual and group counseling services to male inmates who have been diagnosed with substance abuse disorders in a correctional facility . I also facilitate groups on Anger Management and Basic Cognitive Skills. My counseling approach is a combination of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Person Centered, and Motivational Interviewing. I currently hold a Master's in Rehabilitation Counseling and Master's in Counseling/Psychology. I look forward to working with you!

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Jenelia Branson

Offering therapy in MS
License: LPC,NCC,NCSC
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
15 years of experience

Hi there! I am Jenelia Branson, a Licensed Professional Counselor, National Board Certified Counselor, and National Certified School Counselor. I have over 15 years of experience. I have a heart for marriages and youth; therefore, I am also an advocate for families as well! And if you are single (satisfied or still searching), I've got a heart for you, too! I genuinely have a sincere interest to see others succeed in life, especially in the area of mental health! I want to see/hear about you doing better and living your life wholeheartedly! Together, we will work to help you reclaim your independence on your journey towards health and healing. We will build a solid foundation of trust within our client-counselor relationship so you feel the freedom to release and not be judged. The end goal is to help guide you towards the strength and know-how to recognize, reduce, and/or relieve symptoms through therapeutic techniques and resources in order to reach wholeness, restore relationships, and acquire healthier ways of living. I am genuine and compassionate! I’ve been called a “people whisperer” which I find as an honor but mostly humbles me. I have heard a wide range of stories both interesting and what would seem far-fetched, so know that you can be comfortable sharing with me. I was born to do this…listen to and learn from others as they open their minds and hearts towards wholeness and better health. Oh yeah, and if we can have fun along the way, that too! I want you to ENJOY your life....whatever phase you're in! So what are you waiting for? Things CAN get better! So let’s get started today!

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Tina Johnson

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

Thank you for reviewing my profile to consider me for services. I have over 29 years experience working with intense clients from youth to developmentally disabled adult males. Currently, I specialize in women's issues regarding professional and personal relationships, finances, low self-esteem, domestic abuse, abuse/neglect with CPS, trauma, anger/stress management, parenting, anxiety, grief/loss, crisis intervention, and wellness. I am a Licensed Certified or Clinical Social Worker with a Master's degree in Social Work from the University of Southern Mississippi. I am originally from San Francisco, CA. I have lived in different places through the course of my adult life. I have raised two children and I have been married. I am divorced. I am particularly skilled at active listening. I see each client as capable of growth and improvement. I believe in the power of encouragement and empowerment but also self-sufficiency as well as self-determination. Again thank you for considering me to help you along your journey and I look forward to working with you.

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Amye Graham Sims

Offering therapy in MS
License: MSW,LCSW
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsParenting issuesDepression
18 years of experience

I am an LCSW licensed in Mississippi with over 17 years of experience working as a psychotherapist. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, addiction, military/veterans, relationship issues, and aging populations. I have also helped many people who have experienced physical and emotional abuse and/or trauma. My therapy style is down to earth, warm, and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach includes several evidence based practices and will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. I look forward to working with you!

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Ranarda Wright

Offering therapy in MS
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepression
8 years of experience

I am a licensed mental health therapist in Mississippi with experience working in a wide range of settings. I have worked with whose challenges include depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, attention deficit, mood and personality disorders. My therapy style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. My approach combines cognitive behavioral, humanistic and dialectical behavioral therapy. Your individualized treatment plan is tailored to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps toward 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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Jennifer Savell

Offering therapy in MS
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
25 years of experience

I am a Marriage and Family therapist licensed in Mississippi with 25 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with a wide range of concerns including stress management and anxiety, coping with addictions and depression. I have also helped many people who have experienced trauma and abuse, as well as post traumatic stress disorder. I also have experience in working with those who need improvement with motivation, self esteem, and confidence. My therapy style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity and compassion. I will tailor your treatment plan to meet your unique specific needs. 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! If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support you.

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Rachel Alcorn

Offering therapy in MS
Stress, AnxietyIntimacy-related issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
11 years of experience

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!

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Raven Lang

Offering therapy in MS
Stress, AnxietyAnger managementSelf esteemDepressionCompassion fatigue
10 years of experience

I am licensed in Alabama with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, anger management, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & 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 seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

How to find counseling in Biloxi

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Biloxi 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 Biloxi 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 Biloxi 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 Biloxi, 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 Biloxi 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 Biloxi 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 Biloxi 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 Biloxi 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 Biloxi 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 39534 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 Biloxi 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 Biloxi 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 Biloxi, 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.

Biloxi 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 Biloxi:

39530, 39531, 39532, 39533, 39534, 39535

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