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39 therapists in Louisiana accepting UnitedHealthcare Shared Services

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JohnNeiska Williams, Destined For Greatness Counseling

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JohnNeiska Williams, Destined For Greatness Counseling profile image
LPC
7 years of experience
Direct
Authentic
Humorous
Virtual
Do you struggle with just being yourself these days? Well, kick off your shoes and relax your feet, let's get real and talk what's tea." Many people see therapy as a never-ending cycle of therapists sitting with a notepad repeating, "How does that make you feel?". Hi, My name is John’Neiska "JoJo" Williams and I am a licensed professional counselor in the states TX and LA, I can assure therapy with me is never a cliche. I know how easy it is to feel alone and always ask why you. Some days it's easy to feel trapped looking for the fastest escape. At times you want to burst into tears or other times you feel like you're making all the wrong choices. I can understand if you need a break and want to scream. I'm here to help. Let's explore those issues you may be struggling with together and take back control of your life. I have certifications and a license as an addiction counselor. I have extensive training in trauma. I work well with, have over 10 years of experience, including my internship, and specialize in bipolar, women's issues, anxiety, personality disorders, LGBT issues, and substance/alcohol abuse. I also work well with Depression, stress, and trauma-related issues.

Next available: Jun 25

Shari M. Purry, LPC-S

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LPC
20 years of experience
Authentic
Empowering
Solution oriented
Virtual
Hello, I am Shari. Are you looking for someone you can feel safe to address your needs and not feel judged? Are you looking for someone authentic and supportive? Are you having difficulty finding someone who will be honest and direct? I work well with anyone who is motivated to start addressing their concerns right away. I believe finding the right therapist can be challenging, but it should not be a barrier to getting help. Finding a therapist should feel comfortable and natural. I am told I have a way of helping people feel as if they have known me before. I like to get an understanding of the source of your problem. Then together we explore how the source influences your thinking. People live life through their experiences which do not always serve us very well in today's time. I also believe in working from a holistic approach. Did you know our daily routines can prolong your recovery or cause mental instability? I have experienced being in a therapeutic relationship and believe in normalizing the need to get help in this way.

Next available: Jun 25

Janel McDonald

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LPC
8 years of experience
Open-minded
Authentic
Solution oriented
Virtual
Hello! Thank you for your time! I'm Janel McDonald, and I aim to provide compassionate, non-judgmental, empathetic care. My mission is to ease your apprehension and provide you with a safe and comfortable place to discuss your specific motivation for seeking counseling services. I served in the military for 22 years and have experience working with military veterans and civilians through some of the most challenging transitions in their lives. In the past four years, I have been working with clients by meeting via telehealth in their homes and the community to overcome barriers to treatment (e.g., transportation and childcare). My job as your therapist is to address the areas in your life where you need help. You don't have to do it alone. So, whenever you're ready, don't hesitate to get in touch with me, and let me share your path to grow towards a better tomorrow.

Next available: Jun 21

Corrie Pleska

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LCSW
8 years of experience
Authentic
Empowering
Warm
Virtual
It is fair to say there are a lot of stressors in our society, some so large they can have a huge impact on how we enjoy and navigate our lives. I'm here to tell you it isn't all in your head, you're not alone, and it is ok to ask for help. I am a licensed clinical social worker offering virtual therapy to individuals in Louisiana and Texas. I utilize a client-centered approach, meaning you are the expert in your own life and I am here only to assist you in reaching your goals. Trauma-informed care is a very important part of the services I provide, as I specialize in working with survivors of trauma, with expertise in abuse and assault. I believe it is necessary to acknowledge traumatic experiences throughout our lives and how those experiences may shape our worldview. Trauma is incorporated into the majority of the work I do with clients, it looks different for us all but it exists in some capacity. I am lucky to have had opportunities in my career that have allowed me to expand my practice to include working with individuals experiencing chronic illnesses. I provide a space where folks with chronic illnesses can share openly about the confines of their illnesses and receive validation around those feelings, sometimes for the first time. Most of the time clients are having a very normal reaction to an abnormal situation, no one prepares us for the possibility of chronic illness and little support is available for those who experience it. Lastly, as a queer woman, it is important to me that I provide quality care for LGBTQ teens and adults. Too often, we cannot find providers who hold identities similar to our own. The last few years have allowed me to work with LGBTQ teens in my area and I have learned a great deal from them. I hope to continue this work for some time while growing my practice and providing quality care to anyone who is interested in working with me.

Next available: Jun 21

Vadeisha Williams

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LCSW
10 years of experience
Solution oriented
Open-minded
Authentic
Virtual
Hey! I'm Vadeisha, a dedicated Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) serving in Texas and Louisiana. With a Master of Social Work from the University of Texas at Arlington and a decade-long journey in the field, I'm passionate about fostering healing and empowerment in individuals, particularly focusing on supporting black women through pivotal life transitions. My therapeutic approach is rooted in empathy, cultural understanding, and a commitment to resilience and growth. Over the years, my experience has spanned various domains, including juvenile justice, therapeutic foster care, reproductive justice, and child welfare. I've provided support, counseling, and education in behavioral health, medical, residential, and community settings, addressing challenges at both individual and systemic levels. Certified in Trust-Based Relational Intervention and the Structured Analysis Family Evaluation, my expertise extends to clinical assessments such as the Integrated Behavioral Health Assessment and Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths assessments. My services encompass individual and family counseling, clinical assessments, and a holistic approach to supporting well-being during critical life transitions. My ultimate goal is to serve as a collaborative guide and ally on my clients' journeys toward self-discovery, healing, and growth. I'm committed to empowering individuals to build a strong foundation for a fulfilling future while advocating for greater awareness of societal factors affecting marginalized communities. I deeply honor the unique cultural contexts and personal journeys of each individual I work with. If you're seeking a supportive and affirming space to begin your healing journey, I'm here to help.

Next available: Jun 22

Angela Brooks, LPC-S

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Angela Brooks, LPC-S profile image
LPC
16 years of experience
Open-minded
Intelligent
Virtual
I am currently licensed in Georgia as well as Louisiana, with 17+ years of professional counseling experience. I have experience helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, motivation, self-esteem and confidence issues, & depression. I strongly 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. 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 have extensive training and experience in counseling, which has helped me achieve a broad perspective of the field of therapy. I can effectively apply a variety of interventions and choose from these interventions based on my assessment of a client’s learning needs, learning style, and personal characteristics. Starting therapy can feel intimidating and overwhelming. I will work with you at a pace that matches your comfort level and needs in a non-judgmental way to ensure that you feel safe and most important, heard!

Next available: Jun 24

Mayra Alejandra Nieto

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Mayra Alejandra Nieto profile image
LPC
11 years of experience
Warm
Empowering
Authentic
Virtual
My mission is to be a servant to others by empowering and helping you on your path to emotional wellness. I have helped children, teens and adults with anxiety, depression, mental health disorders, relationship conflict, and parenting concerns; assisted others to heal from acute abuse, childhood and adult traumas. I am also experienced with persons who have migrated to the US from other countries and the barriers that are encountered with those changes. Whether it be acute crises', life surprises, circumstantial stressors or complex traumas; let me teach you new skills or sharpen the ones you already use to either decrease, eliminate or change negative behaviors or unwanted symptoms. I have worked among many different populations and settings (non-profit organizations, state and government facilities, public education, and now private practice) and have learned to navigate through different challenges and with those experiences I have become a person who is compassionate to unique needs and desires. If there is an area of concern that I'm not able to assist you with I will be honest with you and seek assistance or refer you to a better qualified professional.

Next available: Jun 25

Lesa Johnson

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Lesa Johnson profile image
LCSW
7 years of experience
Authentic
Warm
Direct
Virtual
Hello, I am Lesa. Are you struggling with day-to-day life? Having a hard time dealing with relationships due to past traumas? Feeling like you are trapped in an exit-less room and can’t seem to make sense of it? I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with experience in trauma, depression, and anxiety. We will work together to identify mental health goals to accomplish, develop healthy coping skills, and build boundaries to protect and maintain your mental health. I will meet you where you are in life and used evidence-based methods and techniques to overcome and finally be mentally free. Let’s get to work!

Next available: Jun 21

Duane Williams, MA, LPC-S

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LPC
20 years of experience
Authentic
Intelligent
Direct
Virtual
Duane Williams is a Licensed Professional Counselor with the Louisiana LPC Board of Examiners. He is also a Board-Approved Provisional Licensed Professional Counselors (PLPC) Supervisor. He is also a Licensed Professional Counselor with the Georgia Composite Board of Professional Counselors, Social Workers, and Marriage and Family Therapists. He is also a Licensed Professional Counselor with the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors. Mr. Williams earned a Master of Arts in Counseling and Guidance from Louisiana Tech University in 2002 and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Northwestern State University. He has over 20 years of professional work experience in various settings, including office, home and community-based, adolescent group homes, adult correctional facilities, and vocational training programs for adolescents and young adults. His expertise encompasses community-based social services, foster care, and mental health. He empathizes with the emotional and developmental needs of individuals and families. He has experience helping clients develop emotional regulation skills to cope with life stressors, including anxiety, depression, trauma, parenting, couple relationships, and child/family conflicts.

Next available: Jun 21

Anita Obenschain, LCSW, Virtual Therapist

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Anita Obenschain, LCSW, Virtual Therapist profile image
LCSW
23 years of experience
Warm
Solution oriented
Virtual
You have come here because it is time to work on you. Having cared for others for so long, you are finally ready to start focusing on you and what you want out of your life. You want to explore what it is you need in order to feel fulfilled. You need peace and you are ready to start achieving goals. You have decided it is time for you to be happy and I will be right there to help you in your path to a new you. My experience began with Family Services of Greater New Orleans. I worked with individuals of all ages, couples, and families. Throughout my career, I have provided therapy for couples and families and I have a total 22 years of experience as a clinical therapist. I enjoy the work that I do and I am thankful to be able to help people live better lives. My clients have described me as attentive, thoughtful, focused, caring and compassionate. I have been told that I am a great listener and skillful in applying the right techniques that elicit growth and change.

Next available: Jun 22

Raven Brown-Mckinney

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Raven Brown-Mckinney profile image
LCSW
10 years of experience
Solution oriented
Authentic
Virtual
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Life Coach with 15+ years’ experience partnering with individuals, families, adolescents, and women to help them reach their goals and live more fulfilling and healthy lives. Dealing with stress, depression, work, family or personal issues? Balancing work, family, friends, and life can be overwhelming. Partnering with a therapist to overcome life's challenges can be essential to living a healthy and fulfilling life.

Next available: Jul 8

Nancy Spitzer

Nancy Spitzer profile image
LMFT
15 years of experience
Empowering
Solution oriented
Warm
Virtual
Welcome and hello! I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I have found an incredible passion for help individuals. I have worked extensively in substance abuse, with woman's issues (infertility), trauma, couples and family therapy. I feel it is an honor to get to work with someone during their decision to grow. I feel that my desire to help others come from my own personal experience.

Next available: Jun 21

Amanda Elise Dossaji

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Amanda Elise Dossaji  profile image
LPC
15 years of experience
Virtual
Hi! Im a Licensed Professional Counselor in Louisiana, South Carolina and Arizona. I received my PhD from the University of New Orleans and have been practicing for 15 years. My approach to counseling encourages clients to confront life's inherent uncertainties and challenges, and to find personal significance and purpose. This therapeutic approach helps individuals understand themselves and their place in the world, fostering a sense of empowerment to make authentic and meaningful choices. I work with clients to encourage psychological flexibility, it empowers individuals to live more fully in the present moment and to pursue a life consistent with their core beliefs and goals, despite the presence of difficult emotions or experiences.

Next available: Jun 26

Edna Booker

Edna Booker profile image
LPC
27 years of experience
Open-minded
Solution oriented
Virtual
Hello I am Edna. I have lots of experience and information to share regarding support and management of mental health symptoms. I work with each individual as an individual; unique to your style and identified needs. I am supportive and positive. I help identify your strengths to help you reach your goals. I believe you have strengths and a purpose. I am client focused, trained and experienced in more than twenty counseling theories and practices. Let's work together to create the structure for your journey to healing.

Next available: Jun 22

Thomika Andrews

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Thomika Andrews profile image
LCSW
10 years of experience
Virtual
Hi! I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker based in Houston,TX. I received my Masters from Grambling State University and have been practicing for 10 years. I help young adults struggling with anxiety, depression and want become the best versions of themselves. I work with people struggling to find the balance between work, life , anxiety and depression. I aim to help teach you how to cope.

Next available: Jun 24

Brittany Weaver

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Brittany Weaver profile image
LPC
11 years of experience
Virtual
Hi! I'm a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) based in Florida. I received my Masters from the University of Central Florida and have been practicing for 11 years. I help young adults struggling with anxiety and mood concerns while adapting to daily life stressors or changes. I’m also licensed and able to work with those in the states of Arizona and Louisiana.

Next available: Jun 24

Stephanie Hall

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LCSW
4 years of experience
Virtual
As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, I'm dedicated to serving women who often feel overwhelmed by life's demands. Currently, I'm pursuing a doctoral degree in clinical social work, which deepens my expertise and commitment to helping my clients. My work primarily focuses on women who carry the weight of the world on their shoulders—those who need guidance to navigate through unresolved trauma, require support in overcoming personal challenges, or simply seek a compassionate ear. I aim to provide a collaborative therapeutic environment where each client's unique journey is respected and valued. My approach helps empower women to recognize their strengths, heal from their past, and embrace a future filled with hope and resilience. The impact of this work is reflected in the profound changes I witness in my clients, as they move from feeling burdened and stuck to experiencing freedom and self-efficacy.

Next available: Jun 21

Anquitra Walton

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LPC
6 years of experience
Virtual
Hello, I am an LPC based in Louisiana. I have my Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and help adult clients struggling with anxiety and depression symptoms to live a balanced life. Utilizing techniques from CBT and mindfulness clients are able to get the relief they need to experience freedom from the stress of having mental health issues or burnout.

Next available: Jun 22

Tanya Edwards

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Tanya Edwards profile image
LCSW
23 years of experience
Virtual
Hello There ! My name is Tanya Edwards. I am a Licensed Clinical social worker. I have accumulated over 15 years of clinical experiences with diverse populations. My practice focus areas include issues attached to depression, grief, distorted self-image, career challenges, parental caregiving and entering new life stages. My practice is geared towards empowerment for growth, sustainment, and more growth!

Next available: Jun 24

Abbi Pruitt

Abbi Pruitt profile image
LPC
21 years of experience
Virtual
Hello there! My name is Abbi Jones Pruitt, and I'm a Board Certified (NCC), Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor (LPC-S) licensed in Texas and Louisiana. With over 20 years of experience in the mental health and social services field, I take pride in providing a safe and non-judgmental space for people to share their thoughts and explore new ways of coping with life's challenges. Taking the first step to seek counseling takes courage. For some, it can be frightening, intimidating and uncomfortable; for others, embarrassing. My goal is to help make it one of the best decisions of your life!

Next available: Jun 21

Dr. Angela Waggoner

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Dr. Angela Waggoner profile image
LPC
11 years of experience
Virtual
Hi. I'm a Licensed Counselor-Supervisor from Texas. I am licensed to practice and provide supervision in Texas, Louisiana, and Virginia. I've been in practice for 11 years and have been supervising clinicians for seven years. I also have three years of experience as a school counselor. Throughout my experience, I have found that life's journey can sometimes be overwhelming. My specialty is helping those see the light through their journey toward healing.

Next available: Jun 24

Hannah C. Redden

Hannah C. Redden profile image
LCSW
4 years of experience
Virtual
I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) originally from Louisiana, now based in Tennessee. My career has primarily revolved around nurturing the social, emotional, and behavioral growth of children aged from birth to six years old. This involves collaborating with caregivers such as parents, grandparents, and teachers to address both the individual needs of the children and the emotional support required by the caregivers themselves. Parent counseling, behavioral coaching and educational consultation services for parents of children ages birth to six are also available to private pay clients. Understanding your family's goals and challenges, I can use my expertise as an educator and mental health consultant to assist in paving the way for your child's future success. Alongside my passion for early childhood development, I'm deeply invested in advocacy work, particularly for individuals with other or more diverse mental illness, including those who have been incarcerated or hospitalized. Working with such a diverse clientele has afforded me extensive experience with populations that are often misunderstood.

Next available: Jun 25

Darrian Dawson

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Darrian Dawson profile image
LCSW
13 years of experience
Virtual
Dr. Darrian Dawson is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. He is the clinical director/therapist of Darrian Dawson, LLC. In the past, Dr. Dawson has worked for Tulane University as an adjunct professor, child protection agencies, mental health providers, partial hospital programs, and recovery management agencies. Dr. Darrian has a strong passion for research, mental health advocacy, trauma recovery, and self-care. He believes that everyone deserves quality mental health care.

Next available: Jun 25

Le'Shell Hamilton

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LPC
5 years of experience
Virtual
My name is Le’Shell Hamilton .I'm a Licensed Professional Counsellor (LPC) in Louisiana and Texas . I received my Masters degree from Xavier University of Louisiana and I have been working in the field for five years. I help clients reach their goals and live a more fulfilling life . I really enjoy helping others work through their road blocks.

Next available: Jun 21

Deborah Ridgeway

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Deborah Ridgeway profile image
LCSW
17 years of experience
Virtual
I am a clinical social worker bringing a lifetime of experience to my work, helping clients to identify what's working and what's not; what is going well, and what they would like to change. I am a creative problem solver and excel at helping people get unstuck! I use my experience as a teacher, a human services professional, a small business owner and a clinical social worker to inform my practice and support client growth. I am eclectic in my approach, most often using cognitive behavioral therapy, brief therapy and positive psychology-- however I draw from other approaches and theories to meet the needs of the client. I am trained in trauma-focused CBT, substance abuse treatment and recovery, work with grief and loss, women's issues and strengths-based therapy. I identify as a long-time member of the LGBTQ community and am constantly striving to become more culturally sensitive and aware. I work with persons across the lifespan: ages preschool through seniors. I bring my sense of humor, ability to adapt and switch gears, and my huge heart and compassion to the work that I do!

Next available: Jun 22

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