Therapists in Hancock County, MS

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Chris Bindewald
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Waveland, MS 39576  (Online Only)
“Dealing with stuff" is in your DNA. You know how to handle yourself in a crisis. You are a problem solver. Others can count on you when "the stuff hits the fan". But there is another side to you... one, no one REALLY knows. I help high functioning people overcome negative reactions to trauma. Whether it’s an explosive reaction to a minor inconvenience or not understanding your overwhelming sadness, trauma manifests in many ways. Dealing with trauma can feel like pushing a heavy boulder up a hill without a finish line in sight. The good news is that there are effective tools that will propel you towards healing & moving forward.
“Dealing with stuff" is in your DNA. You know how to handle yourself in a crisis. You are a problem solver. Others can count on you when "the stuff hits the fan". But there is another side to you... one, no one REALLY knows. I help high functioning people overcome negative reactions to trauma. Whether it’s an explosive reaction to a minor inconvenience or not understanding your overwhelming sadness, trauma manifests in many ways. Dealing with trauma can feel like pushing a heavy boulder up a hill without a finish line in sight. The good news is that there are effective tools that will propel you towards healing & moving forward.
(228) 338-3635 View (228) 338-3635
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Leslie Therapy, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Hi, My name is Leslie Fitzmorris and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Registered Play Therapist with 20+ years of experience in the counseling profession. I am skilled in working with people of all ages using a client centered approach built around the principles of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Brief Solution Focused Therapy, Mindfulness, and Play Therapy. I strive to provide hope to my clients that life can be better and more joy-filled while they are experiencing difficult life transitions, relationship issues, depression, anxiety, loss, parenting challenges, and issues of self worth.
Hi, My name is Leslie Fitzmorris and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Registered Play Therapist with 20+ years of experience in the counseling profession. I am skilled in working with people of all ages using a client centered approach built around the principles of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Brief Solution Focused Therapy, Mindfulness, and Play Therapy. I strive to provide hope to my clients that life can be better and more joy-filled while they are experiencing difficult life transitions, relationship issues, depression, anxiety, loss, parenting challenges, and issues of self worth.
(228) 335-4849 View (228) 335-4849
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Ethel Wiest Hetrick
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
I have had a wide range of different clients with a variey of issues over the 40 years I have been in the field. I have indepth training and experience in assessing learning problems, ADHD, and autism. My approach to counseling is behavioral and cognitive behavioral, although I also do play therapy with young children.
I have had a wide range of different clients with a variey of issues over the 40 years I have been in the field. I have indepth training and experience in assessing learning problems, ADHD, and autism. My approach to counseling is behavioral and cognitive behavioral, although I also do play therapy with young children.
(228) 284-5090 View (228) 284-5090
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Lavender Healing Center
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Waveland, MS 39576
You feel that you are at wits end and you have tried everything you could. I am assuming this is your last stop before giving up. I urge you to give it one more go, at LHC. We are a black owned, women and veteran led practice that offers marriage counseling and sex therapy for adults and teens experiencing hardships in their family and/or relationships. We utilize Brainspotting to assist in processing trauma.
You feel that you are at wits end and you have tried everything you could. I am assuming this is your last stop before giving up. I urge you to give it one more go, at LHC. We are a black owned, women and veteran led practice that offers marriage counseling and sex therapy for adults and teens experiencing hardships in their family and/or relationships. We utilize Brainspotting to assist in processing trauma.
(682) 328-0063 View (682) 328-0063
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Andrea Marie Mitchell
Counselor, LPC, MEd
Verified
Diamondhead, MS 39525
Sometimes we just need guidance during transitions in our lives, whether it be relationship issues, parenting or family changes. Are you going through a separation/divorce, or going through a personal crisis? Do you feel overwhelmed and need help finding your way?
Sometimes we just need guidance during transitions in our lives, whether it be relationship issues, parenting or family changes. Are you going through a separation/divorce, or going through a personal crisis? Do you feel overwhelmed and need help finding your way?
(832) 639-1030 View (832) 639-1030
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Bolt Counseling Services
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Diamondhead, MS 39525
If you are tired of dealing with the same thing over and over again, then counseling can create long lasting change that you're craving. Imagine a life where you have peace in yourself and in your relationships. Whether it is anxiety, depression, PTSD or relationship problems, these are all symptoms of a deeper issue that counseling can help get to the root of. Expect to gain relief, develop new skills, increase self-awareness and develop positive belief systems that will transform you and your relationships.
If you are tired of dealing with the same thing over and over again, then counseling can create long lasting change that you're craving. Imagine a life where you have peace in yourself and in your relationships. Whether it is anxiety, depression, PTSD or relationship problems, these are all symptoms of a deeper issue that counseling can help get to the root of. Expect to gain relief, develop new skills, increase self-awareness and develop positive belief systems that will transform you and your relationships.
(228) 335-6626 View (228) 335-6626
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Restoration Counseling Services, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, LCSW
Verified
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and have worked in the mental health field for the last ten years. I love working with people who are hurting and have given up hope. I believe that body, mind, and spirit are equally important in maintaining health and wholeness, and I approach restoration from a holistic point of view. I believe that our past does not have to define us, and we each have the power to write the next chapters of our lives.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and have worked in the mental health field for the last ten years. I love working with people who are hurting and have given up hope. I believe that body, mind, and spirit are equally important in maintaining health and wholeness, and I approach restoration from a holistic point of view. I believe that our past does not have to define us, and we each have the power to write the next chapters of our lives.
(228) 687-8701 View (228) 687-8701
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Christina Palazzo
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S
Verified
Diamondhead, MS 39525
Are you feeling overwhelmed or having difficulty coping with life stressors? Are you or your child experiencing depression, anxiety, unresolved trauma, loss or behavioral difficulties? I am here to assist you and your family with developing attainable goals and new skills to get you back on track.
Are you feeling overwhelmed or having difficulty coping with life stressors? Are you or your child experiencing depression, anxiety, unresolved trauma, loss or behavioral difficulties? I am here to assist you and your family with developing attainable goals and new skills to get you back on track.
(228) 688-0561 View (228) 688-0561
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Lighthouse Counseling, PLLC - Dr. Christina James
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Verified
Not accepting new clients
It is my goal to see the light reignite in a person's eye after they have given up hope for change. I have over 25 years of experience working collaboratively with my clients to find what works for them. I do not have preconceived notions of how to "fix" anyone. We work together to chip away at the issues and create a working plan that helps clients leave feeling better than before after each session. I work within the confines of the client's situation and help with creating realistic and viable solutions. The client plays an active role in my counseling practice.
It is my goal to see the light reignite in a person's eye after they have given up hope for change. I have over 25 years of experience working collaboratively with my clients to find what works for them. I do not have preconceived notions of how to "fix" anyone. We work together to chip away at the issues and create a working plan that helps clients leave feeling better than before after each session. I work within the confines of the client's situation and help with creating realistic and viable solutions. The client plays an active role in my counseling practice.
(228) 300-9356 View (228) 300-9356
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Soul Balance Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, BC-TMH
Verified
3 Endorsed
Waveland, MS 39576  (Online Only)
Weekend Availability! We can not plan for everything that happens to us. However, we can choose how we are going to respond. Sometimes, life throws you a curve ball that you didn’t see coming and it has left you feeling overwhelmed. Maybe you have been in survival mode and have just been putting one foot in front of the other just to make it through the day and you lift your head one day to realize you don’t know where you are or which way to go. Maybe life seems like it has become a never-ending cycle of anxiety and depression. Or, do you just feel like you need some extra support to get you to where you want to be? I can help.
Weekend Availability! We can not plan for everything that happens to us. However, we can choose how we are going to respond. Sometimes, life throws you a curve ball that you didn’t see coming and it has left you feeling overwhelmed. Maybe you have been in survival mode and have just been putting one foot in front of the other just to make it through the day and you lift your head one day to realize you don’t know where you are or which way to go. Maybe life seems like it has become a never-ending cycle of anxiety and depression. Or, do you just feel like you need some extra support to get you to where you want to be? I can help.
(228) 231-9395 View (228) 231-9395

Online Therapists

Photo of Alysha S. Velez, Licensed Professional Counselor in Hancock County, MS
Alysha S. Velez
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Gulfport, MS 39501
My aim as a psychotherapist is to provide a supportive and safe environment where open expression and exploration of thoughts and feelings can freely take place. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor trained in motivational interviewing, and multiple behavioral therapies. I have prior experience as a therapist as an addiction counselor, child and family therapist, as well as those in the inpatient psychiatric setting. With better awareness, we can identify life goals, change undesirable behaviors, improve relationship patterns and achieve greater self-acceptance.
My aim as a psychotherapist is to provide a supportive and safe environment where open expression and exploration of thoughts and feelings can freely take place. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor trained in motivational interviewing, and multiple behavioral therapies. I have prior experience as a therapist as an addiction counselor, child and family therapist, as well as those in the inpatient psychiatric setting. With better awareness, we can identify life goals, change undesirable behaviors, improve relationship patterns and achieve greater self-acceptance.
(228) 400-7696 View (228) 400-7696
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Annabelle Frazier
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC-S, LMHC, NCC
Verified
Ellisville, MS 39437  (Online Only)
“What do I do now?” is the question I hear most often. Facing complexity or seemingly impossible circumstances, people find themselves wondering what to do... This is often where I do my best work. Over the last decade, I've worked with people impacted by legal system involvement. My work has included forensic case management, assessment, consultation and court testimony, supervision and treatment roles with children and families, youth, and adults. I often train clinicians on ethics and record-keeping. In addition, I am a NASAMS-certified Mitigation Specialist, credentialed in tele-mental health, and a MA Certified Supervisor.
“What do I do now?” is the question I hear most often. Facing complexity or seemingly impossible circumstances, people find themselves wondering what to do... This is often where I do my best work. Over the last decade, I've worked with people impacted by legal system involvement. My work has included forensic case management, assessment, consultation and court testimony, supervision and treatment roles with children and families, youth, and adults. I often train clinicians on ethics and record-keeping. In addition, I am a NASAMS-certified Mitigation Specialist, credentialed in tele-mental health, and a MA Certified Supervisor.
(601) 429-8503 View (601) 429-8503
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Linda A Sumrall
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdS, LPC, LPC-S
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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Monica Harper
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, NRC, CRC, MAC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Hattiesburg, MS 39402
Ms. Harper is a seasoned mental health professional with over 20 years of experience. She has worked in multiple specialty treatment settings including outpatient therapy, addiction treatment, and psychiatric and hospital-based settings. She has worked with various populations including adults, young adults, geriatrics, those with developmental disabilities, juvenile justice groups, and veteran populations. She treats various diagnoses including trauma, victims of violence and abuse, depression, anxiety, bipolar spectrum disorders, individuals in recovery, and clients facing change of life issues.
Ms. Harper is a seasoned mental health professional with over 20 years of experience. She has worked in multiple specialty treatment settings including outpatient therapy, addiction treatment, and psychiatric and hospital-based settings. She has worked with various populations including adults, young adults, geriatrics, those with developmental disabilities, juvenile justice groups, and veteran populations. She treats various diagnoses including trauma, victims of violence and abuse, depression, anxiety, bipolar spectrum disorders, individuals in recovery, and clients facing change of life issues.
(601) 265-0815 View (601) 265-0815
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Jodi Klubnik
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Gulfport, MS 39503
When a person is faced with life stressors, it can be hard to know how to "act" or "present themselves." An ideal client is one who recognizes that something is not right and takes the first step in seeking help. That is the most difficult part. They recognize the way they are feeling is not how they want or need to feel. It takes courage to ask for help and I understand the process of finding a therapist can be overwhelming. I am proud of you for taking the first steps towards a positive change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you through your journey.
When a person is faced with life stressors, it can be hard to know how to "act" or "present themselves." An ideal client is one who recognizes that something is not right and takes the first step in seeking help. That is the most difficult part. They recognize the way they are feeling is not how they want or need to feel. It takes courage to ask for help and I understand the process of finding a therapist can be overwhelming. I am proud of you for taking the first steps towards a positive change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you through your journey.
(228) 567-4408 View (228) 567-4408
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Carrie V Pate
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Verified
Ocean Springs, MS 39564  (Online Only)
I enjoy working with a variety of people, from childhood through adulthood. Sometimes problems have been around for a long time, and others are temporary: I work with both. Everyone has challenges, and I want to help you discover your best self and build your best life. I have experience working with a number of behavioral concerns, ADHD, anxiety, depression, and posttraumatic stress, as well as life adjustments, career and school planning or management, and stress management.
I enjoy working with a variety of people, from childhood through adulthood. Sometimes problems have been around for a long time, and others are temporary: I work with both. Everyone has challenges, and I want to help you discover your best self and build your best life. I have experience working with a number of behavioral concerns, ADHD, anxiety, depression, and posttraumatic stress, as well as life adjustments, career and school planning or management, and stress management.
(228) 382-1956 View (228) 382-1956
Photo of Yvette Antoinette Huddleston, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Hancock County, MS
Yvette Antoinette Huddleston
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Hattiesburg, MS 39402
Hi, my name is Yvette Claverie. I have 16 years of experience in the field of social work. I've worked with individuals and families. My desire in practice is to engage clients in the most authentic, non-judgmental and transparent way, to support them in pulling back the layers of life to uncover their full potential.
Hi, my name is Yvette Claverie. I have 16 years of experience in the field of social work. I've worked with individuals and families. My desire in practice is to engage clients in the most authentic, non-judgmental and transparent way, to support them in pulling back the layers of life to uncover their full potential.
(769) 200-1906 View (769) 200-1906
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Thrive Counseling, PLLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, BC-TMH
Verified
1 Endorsed
Gulfport, MS 39507
Many people have had challenges that often require the assistance of another person. My passion as a mental health therapist is rooted in personal experience. Even with over 10 years of experience in the counseling field, I do not consider myself an expert. My clientele and I will learn together during the counseling process. This setting is the perfect opportunity for a partnership where the client and the counselor can develop new skills, display growth, and make steps toward transformation.
Many people have had challenges that often require the assistance of another person. My passion as a mental health therapist is rooted in personal experience. Even with over 10 years of experience in the counseling field, I do not consider myself an expert. My clientele and I will learn together during the counseling process. This setting is the perfect opportunity for a partnership where the client and the counselor can develop new skills, display growth, and make steps toward transformation.
(228) 687-8571 View (228) 687-8571
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Shirley Hilliard
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Gulfport, MS 39501
Are you feeling overwhelmed, anxious, alone, stressed and stuck by life’s current challenges? I’m here to let you know that there is help in dealing with life’s challenges without feeling alone. My goal is to assist clients who are experiencing life challenges and help guide them on their journey to healing.
Are you feeling overwhelmed, anxious, alone, stressed and stuck by life’s current challenges? I’m here to let you know that there is help in dealing with life’s challenges without feeling alone. My goal is to assist clients who are experiencing life challenges and help guide them on their journey to healing.
(228) 265-5974 View (228) 265-5974
Photo of Nathaniel Mitchell, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Hancock County, MS
Nathaniel Mitchell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Gulfport, MS 39503
My name is Nathaniel Mitchell, and I am a Licensed Certified Social Worker (LCSW) based in the Central Mississippi area and working with clients statewide via telehealth. I work with adults and adolescents and specialize in grief and loss, trauma, anxiety, depression, stress, oppositional behaviors, and attention-deficit disorder. I used various evidence-based interventions according to the specific needs of the client. I am motivated to work with adolescents and adults, who experience anxious and depressive feelings, trauma, stress, unstable mood, communication, and boundaries issues, to live more healthy and productive lives.
My name is Nathaniel Mitchell, and I am a Licensed Certified Social Worker (LCSW) based in the Central Mississippi area and working with clients statewide via telehealth. I work with adults and adolescents and specialize in grief and loss, trauma, anxiety, depression, stress, oppositional behaviors, and attention-deficit disorder. I used various evidence-based interventions according to the specific needs of the client. I am motivated to work with adolescents and adults, who experience anxious and depressive feelings, trauma, stress, unstable mood, communication, and boundaries issues, to live more healthy and productive lives.
(662) 780-7258 View (662) 780-7258

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Number of Therapists in Hancock County, MS

10+

Average cost per session

$105

Therapists in Hancock County, MS who prioritize treating:

90% Depression
90% Anxiety
90% Self Esteem
80% Relationship Issues
70% Anger Management
70% Behavioral Issues
70% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

16 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

78% BlueCross and BlueShield
67% Aetna
67% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Hancock County, MS see their clients

80% In Person and Online
20% Online Only

Gender breakdown

88% Female
12% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Hancock 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.

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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.