Problems with depression can make a person feel very vulnerable. You might feel like a deer caught in the headlights and you just can't seem to move no matter how hard you try. These types of feelings are things that many people deal with and you are certainly not alone in your struggles. In order to start healing, it is important to get the help that you need to properly address your depression.

Finding a Morgan City-area counselor that can assist you will be a great idea. Professionals like this have the know-how to help you get through tough days. They will be able to work together with you to defeat your depression. Your vulnerability can turn into inner strength over time and you will be able to get the best of your depression. Take the time to contact the counselor today so that you can begin to make progress.

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Lindsay Haugen

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MS
Counselor License Type(s): MS,LPC,NCC
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsParenting issuesDepressionADHD
20 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hello! I am a master's level counselor with licenses in multiple states. I completed my Master of Science in Psychology with a Clinical Emphasis in 2002, and I received additional graduate level training in 2015 to obtain licensure as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Iowa. I am currently licensed as a Licensed Professional Counselor in Mississippi and Georgia, and I have been previously licensed as a Licensed Psychological Examiner in Arkansas and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Iowa. My approach to therapy tends to be eclectic and individualized based on the needs of the client. I prefer for counseling to be interactive, with us working as partners to reach your goals. I have over 20 years of experience in counseling, including working with children, families, individuals with co-occurring behavioral health and medical conditions, individuals with developmental disabilities, military and Veterans, and the geriatric population. I look forward to working with you to determine what your goals are and where you would like to be!

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Anastasia Smith-McEwen

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MS
Counselor License Type(s): LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
10 years of experience as a mental health therapist

My name is Anastasia Smith-McEwen. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor(LPC) in the state of Mississippi. I have been doing mental health counseling for 10 years in various settings in Mississippi. I have been a home based foster care counselor, crisis counselor at a local mental health center and therapist at an acute inpatient facility. In doing so, I have had the opportunity to work with children, adolescent & adults dealing with a variety of mental health disorders. I have experience in group counseling, individual counseling & family counseling. I utilize a variety of therapeutic methods such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Existential Therapy & Person-Centered Therapy. My passion for mental health therapy comes from an inner desire to assist individuals with acquiring the tools necessary to help them navigate through difficult times in their life.

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Rosalin Landrews

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MS
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
19 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hi! I am a clinical social worker licensed in Mississippi and Louisiana. If you have been feeling down, hurt, anxious, lost, confused, embarrassed, misunderstood, stuck, overwhelmed, lonely, or dysfunctional, I look forward to working with you. I offer respect, eclecticism, warmth, innovation, humor, depth, teamwork and patience. I have over 17 years experience helping others manage the high demands, frequent transitions and complexities of life. Sometimes you just can't find the energy, courage nor hope to open up even though family/friends have been asking "what's wrong". You find your sense of wellness diminishing and past efforts to cope have created more problems resulting in a heavier load. Things can get tough at times, but you don't have to live hard. Be encouraged! Life strengths often get overlooked during unplanned challenges. I provide counseling services to help others navigate difficult personal situations and determine their best selves. The process of determination is so elevating! I find joy in facilitating a compassionate motivating space for individuals to define how they feel and what they want. My enormous personal and professional experience allows me to connect and engage in meaningful work with great people as we all try to figure things out and be okay in our lives. I have successfully collaborated with a wide variation of individuals as my therapeutic approach is flexible and integrative. There is no one size fits all when addressing life issues. I strongly value individualism, privacy and integrity. Are you ready to begin the amazing journey toward more confident, healthy and complete living? Maybe I am a good fit for you. Let's find out.

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Brandon Tutor

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MS
Counselor License Type(s): MS, LPC, CAT, NCC, GC-C
Stress, AnxietyLGBTTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
4 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Mississippi with more than four years of experience working with individuals with a variety of mental health concerns. I specialize in trauma, addictions, anxiety, depression, LGBTQIA+, sexuality, and grief/loss. You’ll find that my therapeutic style is warm and humanistic in nature. I believe that everyone deserves to heal and has the potential to heal. I most often combine Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy with Solution-Focused Therapy to allow my clients to quickly get to the root of their negative thinking so that they can get back to loving life again. As you move towards a brighter future, I will challenge you, empower you, and walk with you on a healing journey to ensure that you get the best therapeutic experience possible. I look forward to working with you as your view of yourself and the world around you become brighter each day!

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Jo Baker

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MS
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseParenting issuesAnger managementADHD
6 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a Licensed Certified Social Worker (LCSW) In Mississippi. I have had more than ten years of experience as a licensed mental health practitioner, primarily in private practice. Before this, my professional experience involved providing social services to foster and adoptive children and families and counseling adolescents in an emergency shelter setting. In my therapy practice, I work with adults, adolescents, and children, as well as with families. I have had experience working with anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder, ADHD, and traumatic stress disorders. I have considerable experience providing support and psycho-education to parents of children with behavioral and emotional problems. My treatment approach combines practices and techniques of several treatment methods including Cognitive-Behavioral, Mindfulness, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy, and others. The goal is to develop a treatment plan that meets the client's individual needs. I believe that a good therapeutic relationship between client and therapist is vital, and I strive to develop such a relationship through demonstrating respect, empathy, genuine concern, non-judgment, and unconditional positive regard. The decision to seek therapy can be a difficult one. The therapeutic process is a joint effort between client and therapist. I pledge to bring the best I have to offer to that process as we work to help you feel better and improve your quality of life.

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Yvette Huddleston

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MS
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesIntimacy-related issuesSelf esteemDepression
3 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a licensed certified social worker in Mississippi with 16 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy related issues, & 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. My therapeutic approach is competent, caring and nonjudgmental. 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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Ayanna Gill-Cooper

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MS
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsParenting issues
22 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Mississippi with 22 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety. 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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Lauren Smith

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MS
Counselor License Type(s): LICSW
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsGriefParenting issues
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, family conflicts, & coping with grief and loss. I also have experience working with parenting issues including perinatal mental health. 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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Dr. Alexandra Repke

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MS
AddictionsRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseCareer difficulties
6 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a licensed psychologist specializing in the treatment of addiction, personality disorders, and trauma. My patients are often successful professionals struggling to navigate addiction and relationship issues. To address these concerns, I provide treatment supported by research, congruent with your values, and informed by my clinical experience. During my early years as a clinician, I came across the literary works of Viktor Frankl, an Austrian psychiatrist and Holocaust survivor who reflected on his freedom of choice over his attitudes and actions while imprisoned. His writing changed my life and therapeutic style. In our sessions, I will validate your hardships yet encourage you to take ownership over your outlooks and behaviors. I am committed to encouraging growth by offering you accountability, education, and support. I look forward to walking alongside of you.

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Dr. Hilary DeShong

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MS
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemCareer difficultiesCoping with life changes
10 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Mississippi with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, lgbtq+ related issues, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & career difficulties. 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 Morgan City

Finding the best therapist close by in Morgan City 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 Morgan City 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 Morgan City. 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 Morgan City, 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 Morgan City 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 Morgan City 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 Morgan City area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find Morgan City 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 Morgan City, elsewhere in Leflore, 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 Morgan City 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 Morgan City 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 Morgan City 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 Morgan City 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 Morgan City online therapy platform verified?

Therapists in Morgan City, 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 Morgan City 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 Morgan City 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 Morgan City 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 Morgan City 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 Morgan City 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 Morgan City?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a Morgan City 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.

Morgan City 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 Morgan City 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 Morgan City 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 38946 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 Morgan City counselor?

Before seeing your Morgan City 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 Morgan City.

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 Morgan City 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 Morgan City 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 Morgan City, 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.

Morgan City 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.

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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