Teletherapy for Natchitoches, LA

Photo of Amber N. Holmes, MA, NCC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Amber N. Holmes
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC
Verified Verified
Natchitoches, LA 71457
Have you been feeling unlike yourself lately and yearning to get your enthusiasm back? Maybe you've been experiencing unexplainable mood swings or having a difficult time getting over that recent breakup. How about that feeling of overwhelm that resembles an elephant sitting on your chest? I provide individually-tailored treatments for those who are ready to be encouraged and empowered as they discover the head version of themselves as they make their mental health a priority.
Have you been feeling unlike yourself lately and yearning to get your enthusiasm back? Maybe you've been experiencing unexplainable mood swings or having a difficult time getting over that recent breakup. How about that feeling of overwhelm that resembles an elephant sitting on your chest? I provide individually-tailored treatments for those who are ready to be encouraged and empowered as they discover the head version of themselves as they make their mental health a priority.
(318) 431-8205 View (318) 431-8205
Photo of James Harrison, MA, LPC, NCC, Licensed Professional Counselor
James Harrison
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Natchitoches, LA 71457
Are you having trouble dealing with life’s stresses? Does your life feel out of control, and you are weighed down by racing thoughts? We all get bogged down by the stresses and uncertainties of life, and that is part of the journey. But, the good news is you don’t have to face the journey alone. I am here to walk with you through the racing thoughts, stress, anxiety, or whatever you find yourself struggling with.
Are you having trouble dealing with life’s stresses? Does your life feel out of control, and you are weighed down by racing thoughts? We all get bogged down by the stresses and uncertainties of life, and that is part of the journey. But, the good news is you don’t have to face the journey alone. I am here to walk with you through the racing thoughts, stress, anxiety, or whatever you find yourself struggling with.
(318) 744-1179 View (318) 744-1179
Photo of Lisa Jackson, LPC, NCC, CCTP II, Licensed Professional Counselor
Lisa Jackson
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, CCTP II
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Natchitoches, LA 71457
Do you or your child or teenager often feel stressed, fearful, or angry? Have trouble concentrating? Experience irritability, sadness, helplessness, guilt, or shame? Do you often find yourself withdrawing from the people and activities that are important to you? Would you like a supportive and safe environment where you can build trust and feel empowered?  A place where you are unconditionally accepted as you work through thoughts, emotions, and behaviors that keep you from fulfilling your goals.
Do you or your child or teenager often feel stressed, fearful, or angry? Have trouble concentrating? Experience irritability, sadness, helplessness, guilt, or shame? Do you often find yourself withdrawing from the people and activities that are important to you? Would you like a supportive and safe environment where you can build trust and feel empowered?  A place where you are unconditionally accepted as you work through thoughts, emotions, and behaviors that keep you from fulfilling your goals.
(318) 299-1687 View (318) 299-1687
Photo of Cynthia G Madison, LPC, LAC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Cynthia G Madison
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LAC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Natchitoches, LA 71457
I have learned throughout life some people are placed in situations without the power to choose and some choose situations because they lack skills and knowledge of the effects of their decisions. Many individuals practice learned behaviors and the cycle continues for generations. Change is sometimes difficult to see with closed eyes. If you have been struggling with emotional, mental or even physical difficulties and want your life to change, now is the time to seek that change. Counseling can be the change you need to improve situations that hinder your progress.
I have learned throughout life some people are placed in situations without the power to choose and some choose situations because they lack skills and knowledge of the effects of their decisions. Many individuals practice learned behaviors and the cycle continues for generations. Change is sometimes difficult to see with closed eyes. If you have been struggling with emotional, mental or even physical difficulties and want your life to change, now is the time to seek that change. Counseling can be the change you need to improve situations that hinder your progress.
(318) 301-8426 View (318) 301-8426

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Online Therapists

Is online therapy as effective as in-person?

Numerous studies suggest that online therapy can be as effective as in-person therapy. However, further research is needed to determine if online therapy provides the same benefits across all client populations. Individuals with severe mental illnesses, such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder, or those who may benefit from in-person check-ins, like those with eating disorders, may not experience the same level of benefit from online therapy. Nonetheless, the success of online therapy, much like in-person therapy, often hinges on the quality of the therapeutic relationship between the therapist and the client rather than the specific modality of therapy used.

What are the advantages and disadvantages of therapy conducted online?

One of the main advantages of online therapy is its convenience for both clients and therapists. It also allows clients who require specialized therapy to access a wider range of professionals than they could with only in-person sessions. Additionally, online therapy may be a more affordable option in some cases and often offers the same insurance benefits as in-person therapy. However, online therapy may not be suitable for everyone, especially those who value face-to-face interaction with a therapist. Therapists may find it more challenging to assess clients accurately in an online setting due to reduced nonverbal cues on camera. There is also the increased risk that disruptions caused by external factors, such as technology malfunctions, can hinder the therapy session. For these reasons, many therapists offer a "hybrid" therapeutic approach, alternating between seeing clients in-person and online.

Is online therapy suitable for children and adolescents?

Just like with adults, the accessibility and convenience of online therapy can greatly benefit children and adolescents. In fact, children and adolescents may be more accustomed to navigating online platforms than older adults, making online sessions feel more natural for them. Teens might also be interested in using additional online tools, such as therapist-recommended apps, as an adjunct to online therapy sessions. Apps for developing CBT skills, practicing mindfulness exercises, or tracking thoughts and moods can be helpful for teens receiving therapy. However, it's important to note that not all therapeutic modalities are well-suited to online therapy, especially those used with younger children. For example, play therapy, which helps younger children express their emotions, often requires in-person sessions to be fully effective.

Can I receive prescriptions and medication management with online therapy?

The ability for psychiatrists to prescribe medications through online therapy varies based on the medication and the states where the medical professional and client are located. While many prescribing regulations were relaxed during the COVID-19 pandemic, some states still enforce rules, especially concerning controlled substances, which may mandate an in-person visit before prescribing. Generally, however, medical professionals can prescribe non-controlled substances through online therapy sessions just as they do during in-person sessions.