Indianola is the birthplace of Albert King, who was a blues musician who sang and played guitar. He is best known for his album “Born Under a Bad Sign,” which came out in 1967. If you are not a blues fan, the town also has some great parks and trails where you can walk off some of that stress of the day.

Whether you are feeling stressed out, depressed, confused, or just need someone to listen who will understand, there are some wonderful mental health professionals in and around Indianola who can help. Contact one of the Indianola-area therapists today for whatever mental or emotional concerns you may have.

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Victoria Scott

Offering therapy in MS
License: LPC, NCC,BC-TMH
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
9 years of experience

I have enjoyed working for various mental health agencies and have extensive experience in several areas of counseling. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, in the states of Mississippi, Colorado, Georgia, North Carolina, Louisiana and a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the state of Nevada. I have worked with individuals, couples, families and groups. I have worked with children as young as 4 to adults up to age 101! I have assisted clients who struggle with symptoms of anxiety, depression, addiction, trauma, relational and self-esteem issues. I am a mother of seven, including a son on the autism spectrum. My counseling style is person-centered. I believe in treating everyone with respect and unconditional positive regard. I will devise a plan of treatment created specifically for you. My personal life experiences, in addition to my education and work history, help me to empower individuals to overcome difficult emotional obstacles. I know that asking for help can be difficult. Congratulations on taking that first step. I am looking forward to hearing from you and guiding you through the therapeutic process.

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Carvan Walker

Offering therapy in MS
License: Ed.S,MS,LPC
Stress, AnxietyLGBTRelationship issuesAnger managementDepression
19 years of experience

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 and couples counseling. Carvan Lorraine Carter Walker is a Solution-Focused and Humanistic Psychotherapist. Utilizing Narrative Practice as a valuable tool during sessions helps to uncover one's true potential and cultivate their inherent strengths by allowing the client to identify their values and skills associated with them. Her role is to be a guide for her clients in finding understanding as we develop a plan for possible resolutions to challenges. Mastering a solid "Mental Health Toolbox" which solidifies the foundation needed to help one overcome painful experiences by using the lessons learned from those experiences as stepping stones instead of stumbling blocks as one moves toward their desired growth and goals.

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Colleen Phillips

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

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

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Pamela Luckett

Offering therapy in MS
License: MCC,LPC,CTTS
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemCareer difficultiesDepressionCoping with life changes
40 years of experience

My name is Pamela Luckett. I am glad that you have decided to reach out and utilize the services provided by BetterHelp. When you need some help to find your balance, this is a very good option. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Mississippi and have been involved in counseling for over 35 years. My areas of experience have been with an inpatient psychiatric facility, geriatric counseling, management of mental health facilities and am a Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialist. My experience in tobacco cessation has opened doors for me to provide additional emotional, addiction and behavior change counseling. Life style changes are part of my area and I would describe my counseling style as a good listener and 'reflector' to help a client make their own decisions by obtaining a better perspective. Your interest in reaching out for help is what makes therapy work - you are the driver, I'm the guide! I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy techniques as well as Motivational Interviewing systems. I have also used Cognitive Process Therapy. The clients I have worked with are mostly over 25 and many have multiple issues such as bipolar disorder, depression and personality disorders. I am honest with clients about what I hear and offer a chance to make changes that can help them find small successes and build from there. I would describe myself as being culturally sensitive and aware of issues that may relate. I look forward to contributing to your decision to find ways to make changes to help you find a more comfortable way to live your own life. I will respond within 24 hours during the week days and by Monday for messages on weekends.

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Sherita Dobbins

Offering therapy in MS
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefBipolar disorderDepression
14 years of experience

Hello! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Mississippi with over 13 years of experience working with children and families. I earned a Master of Science degree in Social Work specializing in Clinical Evidenced-Based Interpersonal Practice from the University of Tennessee. I am currently pursuing an Educational Specialist degree specializing in Play Therapy from the University of Mississippi. I have extensive training in trauma, child abuse, sexual abuse, and grief-related issues. I have experience in working in mental health, inpatient, outpatient, and school settings, in addition to working in a home hospice program. Additionally, I have experience providing individual, group, and family therapy. I have supported and worked with patients and families dealing with depression, anxiety, ADHD, grief/loss, Bipolar, adjustment issues, trauma, abuse, relationship issues, and crisis. My counseling style is client-centered focused, warm with empathy and compassion, yet direct, open, and honest. I am very dedicated to treating everyone with dignity and respect. Still, most importantly, I pride myself on meeting my clients where they are with support, being non-judgmental, and being sensitive to their needs. My approach includes an eclectic approach using various techniques in counseling sessions. I have training and experience in Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Behavior Modification, and Person-Centered. I am dedicated to supporting the personal growth and healing that help create changes. Thank you for taking the time to review my profile, as I look forward to assisting and supporting you on your healing journey.

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Lisa Moore

Offering therapy in MS
License: MSW,LCSW
Stress, AnxietyGriefParenting issuesSelf esteemDepression
25 years of experience

I am Lisa Moore, MSW/LCSW. I am a licensed certified/clinical social worker in the state of Mississippi and Alabama. I have over 30 years of experience serving the needs of individuals, families, and communities. I am a well-rounded person who is open to innovative ideas and strategies that consist of evidence-based practices. I am understanding, compassionate, and empathetic. I believe everyone has strengths and we as a team can find those strengths and build from there. I work with clients who are having challenges with depression, anxiety, anger, grief and loss, negative thinking, problem-solving, decision-making, parenting concerns/issues, just to name a few. My therapeutic approach is eclectic, primarily using Client Centered Therapy/Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Strength Perspective Approach. I meet clients where they are and stand as a change agent for the better. My goal is to empower clients to be the best version they can be while providing a supportive and safe space. Nobody can share a client's story better than the client. I am here to actively listen, engage, and provide therapy to assist in your healing process. I believe proactive steps in mental health are just as important as physical steps. You can do it! Take the first step towards a better tomorrow. I want you to not just survive but thrive for a better quality of life. Moving Forward: Relax, Refresh and Reset...

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Dr. Robert Cross

Offering therapy in MS
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsSelf esteemDepression
12 years of experience

I am licensed in Mississippi with 12 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I also have experience working with depression. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Harmony Raffeo

Offering therapy in MS
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
6 years of experience

I am licensed in Mississippi with 6 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.

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Brittany Perry

Offering therapy in MS
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
6 years of experience

I am licensed Clinical Social Worker in Tennessee,Mississippi, and Arkansas with 6 years of professional work experience that includes working with families involved in the child welfare system, family units, adult individuals, and adolescents. I practice treating a variety of concerns including, but not limited to depression, anxiety, mood disorders, trauma/abuse, grief, adhd/add, school issues, parenting concerns and self-development just to name a few. I am here to help you understand and discover healthy and effective solutions to overcoming identified issues and traumas you have experienced. I’m dedicated to helping you to grow through it all!

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LaTesha Thomas

Offering therapy in MS
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefSelf esteemCoping with life changes
12 years of experience

I am licensed in Mississippi with 12 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, coping with grief and loss, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. 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!

How to find counseling in Indianola

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Indianola 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 Indianola 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 Indianola 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 Indianola, 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 Indianola 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 Indianola 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 Indianola 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 Indianola 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 Indianola 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 38751 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 Indianola 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 Indianola 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 Indianola, 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.

Indianola 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.

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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 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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