Therapists in Ruston, LA

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Ida A Chauvin
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Ruston, LA 71270
I believe good mental health is a part of your overall health and wellness. Imagine carrying a back pack that is heavy with loss, sadness, anger, guilt, stress, depression, anxiety or any other difficult emotion in response to your life. It may seem unbearable. When problems accumulate, stress can seem insurmountable. My career as a professor of Clinical Mental Health professionals and years of experience in helping others serves to help clients manage those overwhelming issues. My personal goal is to assist you by offering therapeutic interventions that will help you lighten your back pack. Therapy can be life changing.
I believe good mental health is a part of your overall health and wellness. Imagine carrying a back pack that is heavy with loss, sadness, anger, guilt, stress, depression, anxiety or any other difficult emotion in response to your life. It may seem unbearable. When problems accumulate, stress can seem insurmountable. My career as a professor of Clinical Mental Health professionals and years of experience in helping others serves to help clients manage those overwhelming issues. My personal goal is to assist you by offering therapeutic interventions that will help you lighten your back pack. Therapy can be life changing.
(318) 242-8328 View (318) 242-8328
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Olivia Mason
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CSAT, CPTT
Verified Verified
Ruston, LA 71270
Not accepting new clients
My primary focus is working with men, women, and couples. With that focus, I’ve had experience working with substance and process addictions, eating disorders, professionals, other compulsive or problematic behaviors, and general mental health struggles, such as anxiety or depression. My passion is working with those struggling with healthy intimacy, appropriate attachment, and relational issues. Just with those three things can come so much confusion, hurt, and sadness. With help and growth, there can be healing, hope, and strength. I believe while we often get hurt in relationships, we can also be healed in relationships.
My primary focus is working with men, women, and couples. With that focus, I’ve had experience working with substance and process addictions, eating disorders, professionals, other compulsive or problematic behaviors, and general mental health struggles, such as anxiety or depression. My passion is working with those struggling with healthy intimacy, appropriate attachment, and relational issues. Just with those three things can come so much confusion, hurt, and sadness. With help and growth, there can be healing, hope, and strength. I believe while we often get hurt in relationships, we can also be healed in relationships.
(318) 513-3351 View (318) 513-3351
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Barbara J Clark
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Ruston, LA 71270
My passion is to help you enjoy your life and to flourish in all that you do! We work together in a respectful, caring and confidential environment. We all need help with our problems from time to time! Everyone has natural talents and successes that are waiting to emerge. Let's find out what will be helpful to you!
My passion is to help you enjoy your life and to flourish in all that you do! We work together in a respectful, caring and confidential environment. We all need help with our problems from time to time! Everyone has natural talents and successes that are waiting to emerge. Let's find out what will be helpful to you!
(318) 536-3499 View (318) 536-3499
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Sarah Prather
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LMFT
Verified Verified
Ruston, LA 71270
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Louisiana and have over 10 years of experience working in the mental health field. I am currently working towards a Ph.D. in counseling psychology from Louisiana Tech University. I provide psychotherapy/counseling to a variety of populations including children, adolescents, adults, and couples. I work with a wide range of psychological concerns especially those related to trauma, depression, anxiety, and marital and couple relationship issues.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Louisiana and have over 10 years of experience working in the mental health field. I am currently working towards a Ph.D. in counseling psychology from Louisiana Tech University. I provide psychotherapy/counseling to a variety of populations including children, adolescents, adults, and couples. I work with a wide range of psychological concerns especially those related to trauma, depression, anxiety, and marital and couple relationship issues.
(318) 545-0072 View (318) 545-0072
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Joshua Murdock
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Ruston, LA 71270
Hi, I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). I've worked with many different populations including, children, adolescents, young adults and older adults. I've worked in individuals and group settings. I do in person and virtual sessions depending on the location and availability. My clients frequently tell me how they appreciate the services and they usually leave the session feeling better. To learn more about me, you can read about my background, education, experience and therapy approach in my provider profile.
Hi, I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). I've worked with many different populations including, children, adolescents, young adults and older adults. I've worked in individuals and group settings. I do in person and virtual sessions depending on the location and availability. My clients frequently tell me how they appreciate the services and they usually leave the session feeling better. To learn more about me, you can read about my background, education, experience and therapy approach in my provider profile.
(318) 705-3021 View (318) 705-3021
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Intuitive Solutions Counseling & Recovery
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LAC, CCS, NCC
Verified Verified
Ruston, LA 71270
I believe that in order to truly recover from the issues that occur in life, we must find ways to cope so that we are better able to handle them in the future. In order to do that, we must do the tough work of self-discovery. Whether the issue is grief/loss, addiction, depression, anxiety, or trauma, I can help you discover a path to the better version you aspire to be.
I believe that in order to truly recover from the issues that occur in life, we must find ways to cope so that we are better able to handle them in the future. In order to do that, we must do the tough work of self-discovery. Whether the issue is grief/loss, addiction, depression, anxiety, or trauma, I can help you discover a path to the better version you aspire to be.
(318) 228-2613 View (318) 228-2613
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Janna Carroll McMasters
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Ruston, LA 71270
Waitlist for new clients
I have a heart to help people who are hurting and looking for relief, change, and hope. Maybe you're looking at life right now and it looks bleak, but you don't know what's wrong and much less how to fix it, or maybe you know exactly what your problem is, but you don’t know what to do about it or you just need an unbiased ear to sit with you, listen to you, and walk through the struggle with you as we work to find a solution. Regardless of your situation, I would love to help.
I have a heart to help people who are hurting and looking for relief, change, and hope. Maybe you're looking at life right now and it looks bleak, but you don't know what's wrong and much less how to fix it, or maybe you know exactly what your problem is, but you don’t know what to do about it or you just need an unbiased ear to sit with you, listen to you, and walk through the struggle with you as we work to find a solution. Regardless of your situation, I would love to help.
(318) 531-6157 View (318) 531-6157
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Jake DeFee
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Ruston, LA 71270  (Online Only)
I have worked with a wide range of people on a number of different issues. The majority has been depression and anxiety, but I have helped people with various mental health challenges that people face. In working with anyone, my main focus is on seeing the issue from their perspective and helping them overcome it or develop ways of coping. In seeking out therapy, for most people, there is a fear of engaging in it. A person that is able to start, participate, and finish therapy are brave people.
I have worked with a wide range of people on a number of different issues. The majority has been depression and anxiety, but I have helped people with various mental health challenges that people face. In working with anyone, my main focus is on seeing the issue from their perspective and helping them overcome it or develop ways of coping. In seeking out therapy, for most people, there is a fear of engaging in it. A person that is able to start, participate, and finish therapy are brave people.
(318) 668-2907 View (318) 668-2907
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Pamela Laster Cardella
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S, LAC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ruston, LA 71270  (Online Only)
I have had the privilege to work in multiple clinical settings before moving into private practice. I felt that this was much like mental health bootcamp and I found it highly beneficial. Through these experiences I was able to determine the areas of mental health that I am best suited to. In my practice I focus on Complex Post Traumatic Stress due to a variety of abusive experiences such as narcissistic, sexual, emotional, mental, and physical abuse. I also work with co-occurring disorders such as addiction and; bi-polar disorder, anxiety, and depression. I work with individuals, couples, teens and families.
I have had the privilege to work in multiple clinical settings before moving into private practice. I felt that this was much like mental health bootcamp and I found it highly beneficial. Through these experiences I was able to determine the areas of mental health that I am best suited to. In my practice I focus on Complex Post Traumatic Stress due to a variety of abusive experiences such as narcissistic, sexual, emotional, mental, and physical abuse. I also work with co-occurring disorders such as addiction and; bi-polar disorder, anxiety, and depression. I work with individuals, couples, teens and families.
(318) 284-8405 View (318) 284-8405
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Strategic Counseling Solutions (Ruston)
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S
Verified Verified
Ruston, LA 71270
We are a private practice Counseling Center in Ruston, La. We have 6 Counselors who practice in our Ruston office and 1 who offers Telehealth only services. We also have a Registered Dietician offering Nutritional Assessments and Counseling. Please see the photo gallery and check out our website to learn more about each of them and their specialties. All of our Counselors are highly trained and experienced Mental Health Professionals who are ready to walk alongside you during difficult times and bring Hope, Healing, and Restoration to your life!
We are a private practice Counseling Center in Ruston, La. We have 6 Counselors who practice in our Ruston office and 1 who offers Telehealth only services. We also have a Registered Dietician offering Nutritional Assessments and Counseling. Please see the photo gallery and check out our website to learn more about each of them and their specialties. All of our Counselors are highly trained and experienced Mental Health Professionals who are ready to walk alongside you during difficult times and bring Hope, Healing, and Restoration to your life!
(318) 595-3227 View (318) 595-3227
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Center for Counseling & Psychological Resources
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, LMFT, LCSW
Verified Verified
Ruston, LA 71270
CCPR offers services for clients who may be dealing with a variety of issues. We want to treat the whole client, to understand your personal, family, professional, and social needs and goals so we can tailor services that are personalized for you. Clients are not all the same to us, and we feel that your individuality and personality should determine the kind of environment you need from your counselor. Our licensed psychologists offer an array of assessments for adults and children that enhance our ability to efficiently and effectively address your specific needs.
CCPR offers services for clients who may be dealing with a variety of issues. We want to treat the whole client, to understand your personal, family, professional, and social needs and goals so we can tailor services that are personalized for you. Clients are not all the same to us, and we feel that your individuality and personality should determine the kind of environment you need from your counselor. Our licensed psychologists offer an array of assessments for adults and children that enhance our ability to efficiently and effectively address your specific needs.
(318) 257-6916 View (318) 257-6916
Photo of Briann Berlier, MA, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Briann Berlier
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ruston, LA 71270
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor who has experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families. I specialize in treating anxiety, depression, trauma, behavioral issues in children, and parent-child relationships. I am trained in Play Therapy, Sand tray Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and School Based Mental Health Counseling.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor who has experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families. I specialize in treating anxiety, depression, trauma, behavioral issues in children, and parent-child relationships. I am trained in Play Therapy, Sand tray Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and School Based Mental Health Counseling.
(318) 697-7209 View (318) 697-7209
Photo of undefined - Shannon Boyce (Choosing Change Counseling LLC.), MA, LPC-S, NCC, BCST, BCCH, Licensed Professional Counselor
Shannon Boyce (Choosing Change Counseling LLC.)
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC-S, NCC, BCST, BCCH
Verified Verified
Ruston, LA 71270
Sex therapy is a form of counseling that is for couples as well as individuals to resolve sexual difficulties, such as performance anxieties or relationship problems. It is a specialized type of psychotherapy, which means you are treating a mental health issue by going to a mental health professional. Sex therapy can help you improve your current or future relationships, overcome sexual and physical difficulties, and help gain a better understanding of yourself and your sexuality. We provide a safe and relaxing environment, along with professional care, and understand the difficulty you are struggling with.
Sex therapy is a form of counseling that is for couples as well as individuals to resolve sexual difficulties, such as performance anxieties or relationship problems. It is a specialized type of psychotherapy, which means you are treating a mental health issue by going to a mental health professional. Sex therapy can help you improve your current or future relationships, overcome sexual and physical difficulties, and help gain a better understanding of yourself and your sexuality. We provide a safe and relaxing environment, along with professional care, and understand the difficulty you are struggling with.
(318) 232-6937 View (318) 232-6937
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Ryan Neal Forbes
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC-S
Verified Verified
Ruston, LA 71270
Waitlist for new clients
I am interested in helping you become the best person you can be...for yourself and for your family. I want to help you accept and grow from your past experiences and improve your future. My practice is focused on High impact individuals who have discovered that their past or present is potentially impacting their future. I am looking for clients who are ready to act and are committed to change. Ready to move themselves to another level of success while also maintaining relationships. I enjoy working with individuals and couples to work towards a common goal.
I am interested in helping you become the best person you can be...for yourself and for your family. I want to help you accept and grow from your past experiences and improve your future. My practice is focused on High impact individuals who have discovered that their past or present is potentially impacting their future. I am looking for clients who are ready to act and are committed to change. Ready to move themselves to another level of success while also maintaining relationships. I enjoy working with individuals and couples to work towards a common goal.
(318) 480-4292 View (318) 480-4292
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Brandon Waits
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Ruston, LA 71270
I believe we meet no ordinary people in our lives and I am passionate about using evidence-based psychological methods to help my clients heal, grow, and ultimately flourish. I count it a privilege to be able to help people process many different types of painful experiences such as trauma and loss, depression, anxiety, and marital conflict. I provide therapy and psychological evaluations to help clients build upon their strengths, while also helping them identify and remove obstacles that have been keeping them from reaching their potential.
I believe we meet no ordinary people in our lives and I am passionate about using evidence-based psychological methods to help my clients heal, grow, and ultimately flourish. I count it a privilege to be able to help people process many different types of painful experiences such as trauma and loss, depression, anxiety, and marital conflict. I provide therapy and psychological evaluations to help clients build upon their strengths, while also helping them identify and remove obstacles that have been keeping them from reaching their potential.
(318) 610-8963 View (318) 610-8963
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Consistent Hope Enrichment, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, BACS, CMHNCS
Verified Verified
Ruston, LA 71270
Danielle is a University of Texas at Arlington graduate in Clinical Social Work. Danielle has worked for years with individuals, couples, and families dealing with anxiety, depression, anger, trauma, transitions, nutrition, and mood disorders. The goal of therapy is to provide hope and clarity through counseling to people from all walks of life. Danielle serves clients ages 7 and up and approaches therapy from a team effort viewpoint between the client and therapist. Both members bring vital skills that promote growth.
Danielle is a University of Texas at Arlington graduate in Clinical Social Work. Danielle has worked for years with individuals, couples, and families dealing with anxiety, depression, anger, trauma, transitions, nutrition, and mood disorders. The goal of therapy is to provide hope and clarity through counseling to people from all walks of life. Danielle serves clients ages 7 and up and approaches therapy from a team effort viewpoint between the client and therapist. Both members bring vital skills that promote growth.
(318) 496-8363 View (318) 496-8363
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Beth P Vetrano
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Ruston, LA 71270
I enjoy working with clients in a variety of formats,including individually,couples,families and children. I am trained in EMDR and play therapy. Most recently I have been trained in Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART). ART uses imagery rescripting and memory reconsolidation to alter negative emotions and sensations associated with pain or trauma,in as few as 1-5 sessions. I have experience helping clients with a variety of issues such as depression,anxiety,marriage,self-esteem and divorce.
I enjoy working with clients in a variety of formats,including individually,couples,families and children. I am trained in EMDR and play therapy. Most recently I have been trained in Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART). ART uses imagery rescripting and memory reconsolidation to alter negative emotions and sensations associated with pain or trauma,in as few as 1-5 sessions. I have experience helping clients with a variety of issues such as depression,anxiety,marriage,self-esteem and divorce.
(318) 475-3099 View (318) 475-3099
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Jessi Andrews
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ruston, LA 71270
I believe that what’s needed to overcome life’s challenges lies within all of us. It’s my job to help you tap into those inner strengths while advocating for you every step of the way. I feel passionate about helping people live an authentic and fulfilling life and believe that everyone deserves that. You are worthy and deserve to be seen, no matter what life has brought your way. I feel that one of the most important pieces of counseling is the relationship between the counselor and the client.
I believe that what’s needed to overcome life’s challenges lies within all of us. It’s my job to help you tap into those inner strengths while advocating for you every step of the way. I feel passionate about helping people live an authentic and fulfilling life and believe that everyone deserves that. You are worthy and deserve to be seen, no matter what life has brought your way. I feel that one of the most important pieces of counseling is the relationship between the counselor and the client.
(318) 497-7006 View (318) 497-7006
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Kelly Buxton Wise
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, LPC
Verified Verified
Ruston, LA 71270
I am very collaborative in my approach and believe counseling works best when clients feel empowered in decision making and work in partnership with the therapist to discern the path they want to be on. I help clients understand all behavior makes sense in context.
I am very collaborative in my approach and believe counseling works best when clients feel empowered in decision making and work in partnership with the therapist to discern the path they want to be on. I help clients understand all behavior makes sense in context.
(318) 386-3527 View (318) 386-3527
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Sarah Schlessman
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ruston, LA 71270
Welcome! Although social media posts often appear happy and fun, the truth is that many young adults are struggling to adapt during this period of their lives. Transitions are hard! I believe that with proper tools and support everyone is capable of thriving! Thrive: to grow or develop in a healthy or vigorous way.
Welcome! Although social media posts often appear happy and fun, the truth is that many young adults are struggling to adapt during this period of their lives. Transitions are hard! I believe that with proper tools and support everyone is capable of thriving! Thrive: to grow or develop in a healthy or vigorous way.
(318) 378-5757 View (318) 378-5757

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Ruston, LA

30+

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in Ruston, LA who prioritize treating:

88% Anxiety
79% Depression
79% Coping Skills
79% Stress
74% Relationship Issues
68% Trauma and PTSD
68% Family Conflict

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

82% BlueCross and BlueShield
68% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
57% Aetna

How Therapists in Ruston, LA see their clients

86% In Person and Online
14% Online Only

Gender breakdown

74% Female
26% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Ruston?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.