Therapists in Forrest County, MS

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Photo of Dr. Leslie A. Anderson, PhD, LMFT-S, Marriage & Family Therapist
Dr. Leslie A. Anderson
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT-S
Verified Verified
Hattiesburg, MS 39402  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Life is full of unexpected twists and turns that can sometimes lead to feelings of significant stress, uncertainty and even fear. None of us are exempt from difficult and challenging situations, although we each often experience them in unique and meaningful ways. Maybe you feel paralyzed by the anxiety exacerbated by an overwhelming job or the discontentment with a romantic relationship that has grown stagnant and void of a true emotional connection. Deep down, you know that there has to be more to your life than what you are currently experiencing, and you are ready to take that next step towards "your greater".
Life is full of unexpected twists and turns that can sometimes lead to feelings of significant stress, uncertainty and even fear. None of us are exempt from difficult and challenging situations, although we each often experience them in unique and meaningful ways. Maybe you feel paralyzed by the anxiety exacerbated by an overwhelming job or the discontentment with a romantic relationship that has grown stagnant and void of a true emotional connection. Deep down, you know that there has to be more to your life than what you are currently experiencing, and you are ready to take that next step towards "your greater".
(769) 222-4069 View (769) 222-4069
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Justin Dewaine Garris
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hattiesburg, MS 39402
I am an In-Network provider with BlueCross BlueShield (MS and AHS), United Healthcare/Optum, and Aetna. I offer both in-office and virtual counseling services in a live video format.
I am an In-Network provider with BlueCross BlueShield (MS and AHS), United Healthcare/Optum, and Aetna. I offer both in-office and virtual counseling services in a live video format.
(601) 476-6577 View (601) 476-6577
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Devin Williams
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hattiesburg, MS 39402
Not accepting new clients
You're finally at a place where you're ready to prioritize your needs. Things happened that robbed you of your joy and you're struggling to see the light. You feel stuck and wonder where to turn. You turn here. I see you. I hear you. I can hold space for you.
You're finally at a place where you're ready to prioritize your needs. Things happened that robbed you of your joy and you're struggling to see the light. You feel stuck and wonder where to turn. You turn here. I see you. I hear you. I can hold space for you.
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Dr. Stephanie L Smith
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, CAADC, CSAT
Verified Verified
Hattiesburg, MS 39402
We are all broken, that is how the light gets in.
We are all broken, that is how the light gets in.
(601) 843-2115 View (601) 843-2115
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Linda A Sumrall
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdS, LPC, LPC-S
Verified Verified
Hattiesburg, MS 39402  (Online Only)
Depression, anxiety, marital problems, addiction, relationship problems, are a few of the obstacles many face in their life. Some days you struggle to survive. But, life is about more than just survival. Today you are one step closer to living a life where you can THRIVE! My goal is to help you face whatever obstacles that are present in your life. By facing your obstacles and dealing with them, you can lead a happy life and thrive. Isn't that what we all want? My goal is to help you ENJOY life! Remember that you are not alone. There is always hope!
Depression, anxiety, marital problems, addiction, relationship problems, are a few of the obstacles many face in their life. Some days you struggle to survive. But, life is about more than just survival. Today you are one step closer to living a life where you can THRIVE! My goal is to help you face whatever obstacles that are present in your life. By facing your obstacles and dealing with them, you can lead a happy life and thrive. Isn't that what we all want? My goal is to help you ENJOY life! Remember that you are not alone. There is always hope!
(601) 368-8932 View (601) 368-8932
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Mindset Matters LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NBCC, EMDR
Verified Verified
Hattiesburg, MS 39402
An ideal therapy client is deeply motivated to enhance their life, regardless of the obstacles they face, be it trauma, addiction, parenting, anger, or self-esteem issues. What defines them is their proactive approach towards positive change. They are eager to explore healthier coping mechanisms and navigate life's challenges with resilience. They view therapy as a courageous step towards personal growth, understanding that seeking help is a sign of strength rather than weakness. Age, race, gender, and faith hold no bearing on their journey; what matters is their readiness to embrace the process of self-discovery and transformation.
An ideal therapy client is deeply motivated to enhance their life, regardless of the obstacles they face, be it trauma, addiction, parenting, anger, or self-esteem issues. What defines them is their proactive approach towards positive change. They are eager to explore healthier coping mechanisms and navigate life's challenges with resilience. They view therapy as a courageous step towards personal growth, understanding that seeking help is a sign of strength rather than weakness. Age, race, gender, and faith hold no bearing on their journey; what matters is their readiness to embrace the process of self-discovery and transformation.
(769) 759-7914 View (769) 759-7914
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Cari Ann Gaunt
Counselor, MAMFC, LPC
Verified Verified
Hattiesburg, MS 39401
My clients come into session with a wide variety of life experiences and goals, but have one thing in common. Every single one desires a safe place to feel truly heard and understood.
My clients come into session with a wide variety of life experiences and goals, but have one thing in common. Every single one desires a safe place to feel truly heard and understood.
(601) 402-9866 View (601) 402-9866
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Amanda Brown
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Hattiesburg, MS 39402
I am trained to help people solve and adapt to the many problems that can emerge in life, either from circumstances, events, people, emotions, or even medical issues. I truly enjoy supporting others through difficult times or life transitions! Sometimes nothing is really wrong in life, but people struggle to reach their personal growth goals. This is an area I also am trained in. I treat depression, low motivation, mood swings, anger, anxiety, panic attacks, and traumatic exposures. I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) which helps empower you to overcome challenges and also gives you coping skills that last a lifetime.
I am trained to help people solve and adapt to the many problems that can emerge in life, either from circumstances, events, people, emotions, or even medical issues. I truly enjoy supporting others through difficult times or life transitions! Sometimes nothing is really wrong in life, but people struggle to reach their personal growth goals. This is an area I also am trained in. I treat depression, low motivation, mood swings, anger, anxiety, panic attacks, and traumatic exposures. I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) which helps empower you to overcome challenges and also gives you coping skills that last a lifetime.
(769) 227-5199 View (769) 227-5199
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Juanda Croson
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Hattiesburg, MS 39402
Juanda Croson is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) who has over 20 years of experience providing therapeutic care and clinical assessment to adults that are seeking help with chronic mental illnesses, depression, anxiety, anger management, life transitions, substance abuse, and more. She received her Bachelor's degree in Social and Rehabilitation Services from the University of Southern Mississippi and received her Master's degree in Counseling Psychology from William Carey College.
Juanda Croson is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) who has over 20 years of experience providing therapeutic care and clinical assessment to adults that are seeking help with chronic mental illnesses, depression, anxiety, anger management, life transitions, substance abuse, and more. She received her Bachelor's degree in Social and Rehabilitation Services from the University of Southern Mississippi and received her Master's degree in Counseling Psychology from William Carey College.
(769) 248-1743 View (769) 248-1743
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Heather Wilkes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Hattiesburg, MS 39401
I believe that life is a journey. Sometimes we get stuck on our way and need some extra support. If you are struggling with depression, anxiety, addiction, compulsive behavior or having difficulty adjusting to the changes of life or are feeling overwhelmed, come see me and let me walk that journey with you. I offer individual, and family therapy.
I believe that life is a journey. Sometimes we get stuck on our way and need some extra support. If you are struggling with depression, anxiety, addiction, compulsive behavior or having difficulty adjusting to the changes of life or are feeling overwhelmed, come see me and let me walk that journey with you. I offer individual, and family therapy.
(601) 809-4423 View (601) 809-4423
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Connie Anderson
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hattiesburg, MS 39402
Welcome to my page. If you are feeling hopeless, down ,stressed, anxious, or worried, reaching out for help is the first step. Finding the right therapist can feel overwhelming. My goal is to be that therapist who you can confide in, I will work with you to becoming the person you want to become. Whether you have experienced trauma, have anxiety, depression, big or small life challenges, therapy can be a helpful tool to help you navigate life and to live to your full potential. Parents may have difficulty with their children's behaviors or life issues; and children need support and help too. Individuals and couples are welcome.
Welcome to my page. If you are feeling hopeless, down ,stressed, anxious, or worried, reaching out for help is the first step. Finding the right therapist can feel overwhelming. My goal is to be that therapist who you can confide in, I will work with you to becoming the person you want to become. Whether you have experienced trauma, have anxiety, depression, big or small life challenges, therapy can be a helpful tool to help you navigate life and to live to your full potential. Parents may have difficulty with their children's behaviors or life issues; and children need support and help too. Individuals and couples are welcome.
(769) 207-9153 View (769) 207-9153
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Thomas and Thomas Consulting Group, LLC
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Hattiesburg, MS 39401
Depression, anxiety and compulsive behaviors can damage self esteem and cause conflict in our relationships. If you are struggling with finding joy in your life, help is available. The therapeutic process can help you learn new communication skills, coping skills and help you create balance in your life.
Depression, anxiety and compulsive behaviors can damage self esteem and cause conflict in our relationships. If you are struggling with finding joy in your life, help is available. The therapeutic process can help you learn new communication skills, coping skills and help you create balance in your life.
(601) 265-1264 View (601) 265-1264
Photo of Marie Gunn, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Marie Gunn
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hattiesburg, MS 39402
If you are standing in your life wondering how you got to this place, wondering how things could go so sideways, in messy relationships, or lonely and feel that you are ready to make a change...then therapy may be your answer. Therapy should be a soft place to land, a place where being you is good enough, and saying the hard finds a soft place to remain. I have many years' experience walking with clients through the most challenging seasons of their lives. I am humbled to walk alongside you and support you through your time of healing and change. Change is hard but often times necessary for growth. Come grow at The Bradley Center.
If you are standing in your life wondering how you got to this place, wondering how things could go so sideways, in messy relationships, or lonely and feel that you are ready to make a change...then therapy may be your answer. Therapy should be a soft place to land, a place where being you is good enough, and saying the hard finds a soft place to remain. I have many years' experience walking with clients through the most challenging seasons of their lives. I am humbled to walk alongside you and support you through your time of healing and change. Change is hard but often times necessary for growth. Come grow at The Bradley Center.
(769) 759-7919 View (769) 759-7919
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Brandi Brewer
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Hattiesburg, MS 39402
Accepting New Patients. Have you found it difficult to get the help you need quickly and easily? Have you ever struggled to find the best mental-health treatment for you or someone you love? We understand that it’s difficult to get the help you need quickly in Mississippi, and that’s why here at Right Track Medical Group, we strive to be there for you when you or a loved one needs help. We aim to give you the best personalized care plan as swiftly as possible without sacrificing quality care.
Accepting New Patients. Have you found it difficult to get the help you need quickly and easily? Have you ever struggled to find the best mental-health treatment for you or someone you love? We understand that it’s difficult to get the help you need quickly in Mississippi, and that’s why here at Right Track Medical Group, we strive to be there for you when you or a loved one needs help. We aim to give you the best personalized care plan as swiftly as possible without sacrificing quality care.
(769) 300-9131 View (769) 300-9131
Photo of Casey Eric Johnson, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Casey Eric Johnson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Hattiesburg, MS 39402
Casey E. Johnson was born to help others. He believes that his purpose in life is to hold the space for people as they seek to grow and become healthy. A Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Casey holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s degree in social work from the University of Southern Mississippi.
Casey E. Johnson was born to help others. He believes that his purpose in life is to hold the space for people as they seek to grow and become healthy. A Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Casey holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s degree in social work from the University of Southern Mississippi.
(769) 553-6468 View (769) 553-6468
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Casey Keith, MS, LMFT, CTT
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, CTT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hattiesburg, MS 39402
I help my clients identify and resolve underlying issues contributing to anxiety, depression, unhealthy relationship patterns and more. Our meetings will offer you a time to be able to understand yourself & your behaviors more fully, and also be challenged to change the behaviors that are no longer serving you. Clinical psychoeducation & homework will be tailored to your specific goals. I endeavor to make my therapy room a place where you will feel seen & supported, while also being equipped with the skills and information to make the changes you desire.
I help my clients identify and resolve underlying issues contributing to anxiety, depression, unhealthy relationship patterns and more. Our meetings will offer you a time to be able to understand yourself & your behaviors more fully, and also be challenged to change the behaviors that are no longer serving you. Clinical psychoeducation & homework will be tailored to your specific goals. I endeavor to make my therapy room a place where you will feel seen & supported, while also being equipped with the skills and information to make the changes you desire.
(601) 299-4235 View (601) 299-4235
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Redeeming Hope Life Coaching
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified Verified
Hattiesburg, MS 39401  (Online Only)
Do you feel trapped or hopeless in your current season of life? Maybe you feel weighed down by stress because you aren't sure where to go from here and it feels like no one understands what you're going through. You were not meant to handle trials alone and Redeeming Hope Life Coaching can provide the support you need to come out on the other side to brighter days and hope for the future.
Do you feel trapped or hopeless in your current season of life? Maybe you feel weighed down by stress because you aren't sure where to go from here and it feels like no one understands what you're going through. You were not meant to handle trials alone and Redeeming Hope Life Coaching can provide the support you need to come out on the other side to brighter days and hope for the future.
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Photo of Shannon R Smith, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Shannon R Smith
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Hattiesburg, MS 39402
Waitlist for new clients
Throughout my life, I have observed and developed a deep appreciation of human nature - including the struggle we face to maintain uniqueness in a society that bombards us with unrealistic expectations of who we “should” be. Do you find yourself trying to fit into the mold of what you perceive other people (romantic partners, friends, family, employers) expect of you? In our attempt to maintain connections and avoid feelings of rejection, we avoid letting people know who we truly are. We will put on any mask that secures the illusion of being loved or accepted - all the while rejecting and losing connection with our true selves.
Throughout my life, I have observed and developed a deep appreciation of human nature - including the struggle we face to maintain uniqueness in a society that bombards us with unrealistic expectations of who we “should” be. Do you find yourself trying to fit into the mold of what you perceive other people (romantic partners, friends, family, employers) expect of you? In our attempt to maintain connections and avoid feelings of rejection, we avoid letting people know who we truly are. We will put on any mask that secures the illusion of being loved or accepted - all the while rejecting and losing connection with our true selves.
(769) 327-6094 View (769) 327-6094
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Billy G Ready
Pastoral Counselor, MA, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hattiesburg, MS 39402
Reclaim feelings of self-worth, restoring relationships and renewing thoughts, goals, and dreams. Increase success in your life and relationships through knowledge, insight, understanding and wisdom, based on truth and an increasing reliance on God.
Reclaim feelings of self-worth, restoring relationships and renewing thoughts, goals, and dreams. Increase success in your life and relationships through knowledge, insight, understanding and wisdom, based on truth and an increasing reliance on God.
(769) 227-3960 View (769) 227-3960
Photo of Elliott M Brown, MS, NCC, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Elliott M Brown
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
Hattiesburg, MS 39402
Life can be hard sometimes. We experience things that are often difficult to put into words and shoulder burdens that are much too heavy to bear alone. I want to make the process of counseling approachable and meaningful. Counseling can be thought-provoking, enlightening, and even fun. It is a time for laughing, a time for crying, and a time for expression and reflection. Above all, counseling sessions are YOUR time for which I pledge my undivided attention. You can dump the “pieces of the puzzle” out on the table, and we can figure this out together.
Life can be hard sometimes. We experience things that are often difficult to put into words and shoulder burdens that are much too heavy to bear alone. I want to make the process of counseling approachable and meaningful. Counseling can be thought-provoking, enlightening, and even fun. It is a time for laughing, a time for crying, and a time for expression and reflection. Above all, counseling sessions are YOUR time for which I pledge my undivided attention. You can dump the “pieces of the puzzle” out on the table, and we can figure this out together.
(769) 207-4314 View (769) 207-4314

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Number of Therapists in Forrest County, MS

90+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Forrest County, MS who prioritize treating:

91% Depression
91% Anxiety
85% Relationship Issues
74% Coping Skills
73% Self Esteem
69% Grief
69% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

89% BlueCross and BlueShield
65% Aetna
61% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Forrest County, MS see their clients

80% In Person and Online
20% Online Only

Gender breakdown

78% Female
21% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Forrest County?

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.