Teletherapy for Forrest County, MS

Photo of Elizabeth Conerly Smith - Balanced Living Counseling Services - Dr Liz Smith, PhD, LPC, BC-TMH, Licensed Professional Counselor
Balanced Living Counseling Services - Dr Liz Smith
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, BC-TMH
Verified Verified
Hattiesburg, MS 39401
Balanced Living Counseling Services has providers ready to schedule your appointment within 2-3 days, so you are not staying with your pain for weeks and months. We help you overcome anxiety, panic attacks, stress, depression, grief, relationship problems, or family problems fast.
Balanced Living Counseling Services has providers ready to schedule your appointment within 2-3 days, so you are not staying with your pain for weeks and months. We help you overcome anxiety, panic attacks, stress, depression, grief, relationship problems, or family problems fast.
(601) 402-9985 View (601) 402-9985
Photo of Sonya M. Sumrall - Sonya M. Sumrall, EdS, LPC, NCC, TMH, Licensed Professional Counselor
Sonya M. Sumrall
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdS, LPC, NCC, TMH
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Hattiesburg, MS 39402
Counseling is an ideal conduit for God to bring hope and restoration into our lives. With my years of experience working with families, children, and individuals, I believe that God has equipped me with many tools to facilitate a trusting and safe environment for healing to begin. Amid confusion, my desire is to help you distinguish God’s voice of truth and reason. I take BCBS from most states with a few exceptions. Let me help you decide what is your best plan moving forward. I offer you several coping skills and you decide your best path moving forward. Please call 601-433-3765. Leave a message. I will call you back ASAP.
Counseling is an ideal conduit for God to bring hope and restoration into our lives. With my years of experience working with families, children, and individuals, I believe that God has equipped me with many tools to facilitate a trusting and safe environment for healing to begin. Amid confusion, my desire is to help you distinguish God’s voice of truth and reason. I take BCBS from most states with a few exceptions. Let me help you decide what is your best plan moving forward. I offer you several coping skills and you decide your best path moving forward. Please call 601-433-3765. Leave a message. I will call you back ASAP.
(601) 433-3765 View (601) 433-3765
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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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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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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
Photo of Casey Keith - Casey Keith, MS, LMFT, CTT, MS, LMFT, CTT, Marriage & Family Therapist
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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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
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Connie Anderson
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hattiesburg, MS 39402
I would like to welcome you! Are you feeling hopeless, down ,stressed, anxious? Reaching out for help is the first step to heal. Finding the right therapist can feel overwhelming. I will help you to work through the hard things and become the person you want to be. 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.
I would like to welcome you! Are you feeling hopeless, down ,stressed, anxious? Reaching out for help is the first step to heal. Finding the right therapist can feel overwhelming. I will help you to work through the hard things and become the person you want to be. 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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Dr. Leslie A. Anderson
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT-S
Verified Verified
Hattiesburg, MS 39402  (Online Only)
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
Photo of Jesse Mitchell, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Jesse Mitchell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hattiesburg, MS 39402
Do you often find yourself watching those around you and wondering how they do life so carefree while you begin to feel overwhelmed, stressed, and hopeless by having just one more thing added to your to do list? Do you have difficulty finding the energy to take care of your daily tasks, often struggling through the days in a fog of guilt and shame that you can’t get it all done? Are you constantly overthinking things, struggling to make decisions and finding yourself feeling worried, on edge, or irritable? Are you struggling with a life transition, grief/loss, or maintaining healthy relationships and finding it difficult?
Do you often find yourself watching those around you and wondering how they do life so carefree while you begin to feel overwhelmed, stressed, and hopeless by having just one more thing added to your to do list? Do you have difficulty finding the energy to take care of your daily tasks, often struggling through the days in a fog of guilt and shame that you can’t get it all done? Are you constantly overthinking things, struggling to make decisions and finding yourself feeling worried, on edge, or irritable? Are you struggling with a life transition, grief/loss, or maintaining healthy relationships and finding it difficult?
(769) 207-1948 View (769) 207-1948
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
Photo of Allison H Champion, LMFT, CSATP, CTMH, Marriage & Family Therapist
Allison H Champion
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CSATP, CTMH
Verified Verified
Hattiesburg, MS 39401  (Online Only)
Therapy is a safe place to work through difficult issues you're facing. It can provide tremendous encouragement, support and help for individual growth and relationships. I provide online therapy based on Christian principles and proven techniques to help you find the healing God desires for you. I've had years of training and experience working with a wide variety of clients. I am a certified sexual addiction therapist and hold a certification in EMDR. EMDR will neutralize negative memories and trauma, while providing self confidence and self worth. You'll no longer be triggered by memories or negative beliefs about yourself.
Therapy is a safe place to work through difficult issues you're facing. It can provide tremendous encouragement, support and help for individual growth and relationships. I provide online therapy based on Christian principles and proven techniques to help you find the healing God desires for you. I've had years of training and experience working with a wide variety of clients. I am a certified sexual addiction therapist and hold a certification in EMDR. EMDR will neutralize negative memories and trauma, while providing self confidence and self worth. You'll no longer be triggered by memories or negative beliefs about yourself.
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Randy Arnau
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hattiesburg, MS 39402  (Online Only)
We all want and deserve to lead a happy, peaceful, and meaningful life. Does it feel like anxiety or depression are holding you back from living your best life? Do you struggle with insomnia? Although negative emotions are a normal part of life, when they are severe or long lasting, they can really start to rule your life. There is hope. I provide science-backed therapies that can help reduce feelings of anxiety and depression so you can take your life back. Schedule a free 15-minute consultation to learn more about what therapy might look like for you and see if I am a good fit for you as a therapist.
We all want and deserve to lead a happy, peaceful, and meaningful life. Does it feel like anxiety or depression are holding you back from living your best life? Do you struggle with insomnia? Although negative emotions are a normal part of life, when they are severe or long lasting, they can really start to rule your life. There is hope. I provide science-backed therapies that can help reduce feelings of anxiety and depression so you can take your life back. Schedule a free 15-minute consultation to learn more about what therapy might look like for you and see if I am a good fit for you as a therapist.
(769) 210-5500 View (769) 210-5500
Photo of Dr. Lewis Anthony Bullock, DPC, LPC-S, MBA, NCC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Dr. Lewis Anthony Bullock
Licensed Professional Counselor, DPC, LPC-S, MBA, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hattiesburg, MS 39402
I have a passion to teach individuals how to walk in their truth! In the process, I guide and encourage that cultivation through my compassion and multifaceted skill set. I have spent many years working with individuals and their families with addressing a multitude of concerns that led to problematic behavior that created functional dysfunction. My primary goal is to assist with them having awareness, acceptance, and then taking action with making what was once uncomfortable, comfortable; which is where the truth and the living begins.
I have a passion to teach individuals how to walk in their truth! In the process, I guide and encourage that cultivation through my compassion and multifaceted skill set. I have spent many years working with individuals and their families with addressing a multitude of concerns that led to problematic behavior that created functional dysfunction. My primary goal is to assist with them having awareness, acceptance, and then taking action with making what was once uncomfortable, comfortable; which is where the truth and the living begins.
(769) 200-3115 View (769) 200-3115
Photo of Chris Wilkes, LCSW, CAADC, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Chris Wilkes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CAADC
Verified Verified
Hattiesburg, MS 39401
Sometimes in life we can get stuck and need a little help getting back on track. My goal is to help you work on the issues you've identified as being what gets in the way of your life being the way you want it to be. Whether you are struggling with depression, anxiety, family/relational issues, or addictive issues, I am here to help. I continually work to expand competencies in the issues above plus men's issues in the 21st Century.
Sometimes in life we can get stuck and need a little help getting back on track. My goal is to help you work on the issues you've identified as being what gets in the way of your life being the way you want it to be. Whether you are struggling with depression, anxiety, family/relational issues, or addictive issues, I am here to help. I continually work to expand competencies in the issues above plus men's issues in the 21st Century.
(601) 675-4001 View (601) 675-4001
Photo of Amanda Kirtland, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Amanda Kirtland
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hattiesburg, MS 39402
If you are feeling overwhelmed, anxious, or lost, know that you are not alone. I am a licensed professional counselor here to provide a safe and supportive space for you to explore your thoughts, feelings, and experiences. Together, we can work towards understanding and addressing the challenges you are facing, and develop strategies for achieving personal growth and well-being.
If you are feeling overwhelmed, anxious, or lost, know that you are not alone. I am a licensed professional counselor here to provide a safe and supportive space for you to explore your thoughts, feelings, and experiences. Together, we can work towards understanding and addressing the challenges you are facing, and develop strategies for achieving personal growth and well-being.
(769) 200-8017 View (769) 200-8017
Photo of Melanie Monk, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Melanie Monk
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hattiesburg, MS 39402
I work with many different types of clients, including children, families and adults. Over the past 20 years, I have treated many different diagnoses and mental health challenges. I enjoy helping people overcome the effects of depression, panic attacks, trauma, bipolar, relationship and life changes, and the effects of grief. I approach everyone as an individual and we design your goals together. My aspiration is to help you lessen your burdens by giving you insights, coping skills, and a place to feel safe and heard. While our problems can feel overwhelming, there are often solutions that we do not see. Therapy can help.
I work with many different types of clients, including children, families and adults. Over the past 20 years, I have treated many different diagnoses and mental health challenges. I enjoy helping people overcome the effects of depression, panic attacks, trauma, bipolar, relationship and life changes, and the effects of grief. I approach everyone as an individual and we design your goals together. My aspiration is to help you lessen your burdens by giving you insights, coping skills, and a place to feel safe and heard. While our problems can feel overwhelming, there are often solutions that we do not see. Therapy can help.
(769) 246-8290 View (769) 246-8290
Photo of Kristy McKenzie, MCP, LPC-S, CSAT, Counselor
Kristy McKenzie
Counselor, MCP, LPC-S, CSAT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hattiesburg, MS 39402
Healing and growth are the primary objectives I work with my clients to achieve. I provide a caring and supportive environment that allows people to address life issues. I believe that everyone deserves to have a meaningful and fulfilling existence. The services I offer address a multitude of issues, including addiction and trauma. I have worked with individuals, couples and families for over 15 years. I utilize a variety of treatment models that best suit my clients' needs. Please contact me today for a free telephone consultation. We can get started on your journey to internal healing for external change.
Healing and growth are the primary objectives I work with my clients to achieve. I provide a caring and supportive environment that allows people to address life issues. I believe that everyone deserves to have a meaningful and fulfilling existence. The services I offer address a multitude of issues, including addiction and trauma. I have worked with individuals, couples and families for over 15 years. I utilize a variety of treatment models that best suit my clients' needs. Please contact me today for a free telephone consultation. We can get started on your journey to internal healing for external change.
(601) 841-1597 View (601) 841-1597
Photo of Monica Ferguson, MA, LMSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Monica Ferguson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LMSW
Verified Verified
Hattiesburg, MS 39401
Are you stuck? Do you feel disconnected from knowing your true self, locked in patterns you long to change but struggle to overcome? Experience emotional numbness, racing thoughts, relentless perfectionism, relationship conflict, or simply days where getting out of bed feels impossible? Have you tried working harder but feel exhausted from doing things that don't seem to help? Perhaps shame has even deepened your isolation as you beat yourself up for failing once again. There is hope to break this cycle, and it can begin today. Experience being seen and known without judgment, and discover the healing you've been searching for.
Are you stuck? Do you feel disconnected from knowing your true self, locked in patterns you long to change but struggle to overcome? Experience emotional numbness, racing thoughts, relentless perfectionism, relationship conflict, or simply days where getting out of bed feels impossible? Have you tried working harder but feel exhausted from doing things that don't seem to help? Perhaps shame has even deepened your isolation as you beat yourself up for failing once again. There is hope to break this cycle, and it can begin today. Experience being seen and known without judgment, and discover the healing you've been searching for.
(601) 327-4422 View (601) 327-4422
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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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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.