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Kenyatta Dent

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MS
Counselor License Type(s): MS, LPC
AddictionsAnger managementSelf esteem
3 years of experience as a mental health therapist

“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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Pamela Williams

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MS
Counselor License Type(s): MS, LPC,NCC
Trauma and abuseAnger managementSelf esteemDepressionADHD
25 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Everyone’s story matters…… This journey called life is about conquering. It’s a lifelong journey of education, growth, and overcoming the many obstacles we are faced with. I believe that every obstacle is a lesson, and something good comes out of every experience. While you can’t always control your circumstances, you do have control in the direction you steer. It’s important to know that even though it’s your own journey, you’re never alone. You may need help to get through it and that’s okay. Seeking help is a strength, not a weakness. Let’s take the good with the bad and enjoy this journey called life. My name is Pamela Williams and I have 23 years of experience helping others help themselves. Thank you for inviting me on your journey.

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Kerri Vogt

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MS
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseParenting issuesCoping with life changes
6 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a Clinical Social Worker licensed in Mississippi with 6 years of experience working in mental and behavioral health care settings, as well as school settings from the primary to post-graduate level. I have worked with clients struggling with depression, anxiety, ADHD, adjustment to various life changes, parenting problems, and survivors of sexual assault/abuse. I have worked with both men and women from early childhood to middle age in both individual settings. My therapeutic approach is to first establish a connection through a warm and inviting interaction. I respect each individual's boundaries and unique capacity to share once a secure connection is made. I respect and welcome all individuals regardless of race, religion, sexual orientation, or gender identification. I recognize the whole person in their environment and my practice is influenced by family systems theory. I am also trained in TF-CBT and have training in attachment based modalities. Once connected, I will work with you to determine the best treatment plan for your unique needs. You've already made progress in getting to this point, as it takes strength and courage to begin the search for a therapist. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you. I hope to work with you to reach a more fulfilled and content life.

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Elizabeth Reynolds

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MS
Counselor License Type(s): LPC,NCC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteemDepression
10 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a LPC and have been a therapist for 10 years. Over the years I have worked with an array of disorders from Schizophrenia to depression. I have treated adolescence as well as seniors. Needless to say, I have seen and heard alot. I love what I do and embrace all of its challenges. My therapy style is very welcoming, relaxed, and nonjudgmental. I will meet you were you are and help you get were you want to go. I am not the expert on you, you are! I want to empower you to discover the best version of yourself and achieve your goals. So, lets get to work. The time is now. I look forward to working and growing with you.

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Demetrius Clay

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MS
Counselor License Type(s): LPC,EdS,MS
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsAnger managementBipolar disorderADHD
10 years of experience as a mental health therapist

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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Shonna Burnett

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MS
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepression
15 years of experience as a mental health therapist

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 name a few. I have experience with adults, children/ adolescents in family, group, and individual care. I also have experience working from several therapy models and have found Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) to be the best fit for the clients I serve. I am not rigid in my approaches, however, and enjoy a challenge, so I'm open to utilizing whichever model, tool, skill that meets the needs of my clients. 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. I believe in meeting people where they are, so I am always working to be a better me. I challenge you to work with me, so I can help you be the BEST YOU, YOU CAN BE!!! Hello there! I am Shonna. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) dual state, and I have a wide range of experience providing therapy services to individuals, groups, families, in a variety of settings. 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 name a few. I have experience with adults, children/adolescents in family, group, and individual care. I also have experience working from several therapy models and have found Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) to be the best fit for the clients I serve. I am not rigid in my approaches, however, and enjoy a challenge, so I'm open to utilizing whichever model, tool, skill that meets the needs of my clients. I believe in meeting people where they are, so I am always working to be a better me. I challenge you to work with me, so I can help you be the BEST YOU, YOU CAN BE!!!

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Adrienne Carlisle

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MS
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changesADHD
21 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Mississippi with 21 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, depression, & coping with life changes. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. 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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Dwight Newell

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MS
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsParenting issuesSelf esteemDepression
30 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Mississippi with 30 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, parenting issues, & 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. 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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Dr. Erica Allen

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MS
Parenting issuesSelf esteemCareer difficultiesCoachingCompassion fatigue
15 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Mississippi with 12 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with parenting issues, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, career difficulties, & executive and professional coaching. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Mary Fowler

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MS
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
3 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Mississippi with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, trauma and abuse, & coping with grief and loss. 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.

How to find a therapist for counseling in Gunnison

Finding the best therapist close by in Gunnison 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 in Gunnison that work best for you in order to begin your personal journey towards emotional healing with a therapist.

Understanding the type of therapy you'd like to search for is crucial before finding a therapist or psychologist in Gunnison. 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 Gunnison, 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 in the Gunnison region and in the state of Mississippi. Find a therapist under any of these distinctions and know that the sessions they offer can provide a safe place to heal.

A mental health counselor working through their own in-person therapy practice in Gunnison or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships, communication skills, working through life transitions, couples counseling, managing a mood disorder, improving coping skills, self help tips, offer life coaching, family therapy, or change in negative thinking patterns. A therapist may also provide a safe place and validation for clients experiencing emotional pain, or that simply want a psychological assessment. 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 Gunnison area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

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

Frequently asked questions (FAQs) about therapists and mental health services

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling with a therapist compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Gunnison 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 Gunnison 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 Gunnison 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 a BetterHelp therapist 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). If you're looking for a therapist, Cincinnati offers a variety of professionals who can help with your mental health needs at a price you can afford.

How is a licensed therapist on this Gunnison online therapy platform verified?

Therapists in Gunnison, 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 Gunnison psychiatrists to prescribe a drug or medication as treatment, or perform psychological assessments and other psychiatric services.

How does working with a professional 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, post traumatic stress disorder, and more. An online mental health therapist, including the therapists in Gunnison 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 Gunnison helping individuals on topics including managing life transitions, symptoms affecting sexual health, behavioral health, coping skills for anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, marriage counseling, and more. 

What mental health issues can psychotherapy address with the help of psychologists?

BetterHelp's verified Gunnison 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:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy - This type of therapy is provided by therapists who are professional counselors, helping clients identify and change negative thought patterns through structured sessions.
  • Behavior therapy - Therapists use behavior therapy techniques to help clients modify harmful behaviors and develop healthier habits, often through the guidance of a professional counselor.
  • EMDR therapy - EMDR therapists assist clients in processing traumatic memories to alleviate emotional distress and improve overall well-being, utilizing the expertise of a professional counselor.
  • Talk therapy - Therapists engage clients in talk therapy to explore their feelings and develop strategies for dealing with various mental health issues, often guided by a professional counselor.
  • Depression - Therapists offer counseling to help individuals manage symptoms of depression and improve their mood and functioning, often working closely with a professional counselor.
  • Anxiety disorders - Therapists specialize in anxiety disorders, offering strategies to manage and reduce anxiety symptoms effectively, often through counseling sessions with a professional counselor.
  • Stress - Therapists provide tools and techniques to help clients cope with stress and improve their mental resilience, frequently under the supervision of a professional counselor.
  • Eating disorders - Therapists experienced in eating disorders offer specialized counseling to address unhealthy eating patterns and body image issues, with the support of a professional counselor.
  • Grief - Therapists provide support and guidance to clients experiencing grief, helping them navigate the stages of loss, often in collaboration with a counselor.
  • Attachment therapy - Therapists use attachment therapy to help clients understand and improve their emotional bonds and relationships, often with the assistance of a counselor.
  • Relationships - Therapists work with clients to improve communication, resolve conflicts, and strengthen their connections with others, often using the skills of a counselor.
  • Children, adolescents, and teens - Therapists specializing in youth therapy address the unique mental health needs of children, adolescents, and teens, often involving a counselor in the process.
  • Addiction (substance abuse) - Therapists offer counseling for addiction, helping clients overcome substance abuse and maintain long-term recovery, often under the guidance of a counselor.
  • Divorce - Therapists support individuals through the emotional and practical challenges of ending a marriage, often working with a psychologist to provide comprehensive care.
  • Trauma or PTSD - Therapists specializing in trauma and PTSD help clients process traumatic experiences and reduce their symptoms, frequently collaborating with a psychologist.
  • Bipolar disorder - Therapists provide counseling to manage the mood swings and challenges associated with bipolar disorder, often in consultation with a psychologist.
  • Psychodynamic treatment - Therapists use psychodynamic treatment to explore unconscious processes and how they affect current behavior, often guided by psychologists.
  • Career counseling - Therapists assist clients in making informed decisions about their professional paths and resolving work-related issues, often with the help of psychologists.
  • Alcohol use disorders - Therapists offer specialized counseling to help clients manage and overcome alcohol use disorders, frequently under the supervision of psychologists.
  • OCD - Therapists provide strategies and support to manage obsessive-compulsive disorder symptoms, often via psychotherapy.
  • ADHD - Therapists offer counseling to help clients with ADHD improve focus, organization, and overall functioning, often via psychotherapy.
  • Mood disorders - Therapists work with clients to stabilize and improve mood through various therapeutic approaches, frequently in psychotherapy.
  • Sex addiction
  • Complex trauma
  • Life transitions

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 Gunnison 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 in Gunnison?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a Gunnison 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.

Gunnison therapists 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 Gunnison 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 Gunnison 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 psychotherapist.

With a lot of people in MS, therapists 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 38746 or the surrounding zip codes, consider others available through the BetterHelp site. No matter if you are seeking help from therapists in your area or beyond, online therapy can be a great option.

How should I prepare for my first therapy session with a Gunnison counselor?

Before seeing your Gunnison 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 while offering mental health services. The first session will often serve as an intake to get to know you as a person and learn why you're attending therapy in Gunnison.

Should I find a therapist or psychologist for therapy 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 from a therapist. A Gunnison 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 with a Gunnison counselor 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 that a counselor can help with.

Is mental health care and therapy with a therapist worth it?

Therapy with a licensed counselor 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 therapist 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 Gunnison, 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.

Gunnison 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 during telehealth appointments?

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

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

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