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Online therapy in Baton Rouge

In Baton Rouge, Louisiana, there are therapeutic options available for people who might not have access to in-person therapy. One of the most popular methods of therapy that is available is online therapy which allows a person to talk to a licensed therapist from the comfort and privacy of their own home for a reasonable price. There are many benefits to this type of therapy including improved privacy and convenience.

Online therapy services are provided through various websites and programs and utilize both phone and web-based text chat to connect patients with therapists. These sessions can become more personal than traditional.

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Mental Health in Baton Rouge

According to the 2010 census, 9.7% of Baton Rouge residents self-identified with having a mental health condition. The percentage for the City of New Orleans, an area that includes mental health facilities, was 11%. But it rises to 15% in St. Tammany Parish and over 18% in St. James Parish, both areas with no mental health facilities except for jail-like institutions dubbed “The Farm” and “Our Mother.”

It’s even worse at the state level. Louisiana has the highest incarceration rate in the world, double the national average, with about 40% of prisoners diagnosed with mental illness. The Department of Corrections reports that 30%, or 8,000 people currently behind bars in state prisons, are receiving psychiatric medication for mental illness.

The increased numbers coincide with increased spending on mental health at the state and federal levels. The United States spends $113 billion annually on mental health services, a 35% increase from 2001. Louisiana isn’t far behind: it increased its mental health budget by 52%, or $52 million, between 2009 and 2014.


Best Therapists in Baton Rouge

Altona Jones, LAC

This therapist was born in Baton Rouge but spent his early years in Venezuela after his parents moved there. When he returned to the states, he attended Louisiana State University before studying Acupuncture at Five Branches University in Santa Cruz, CA. He is a Licensed Acupuncturist and has been practicing for over twenty years. His office is located on Government Street just south of downtown.

Sammy Lacour, LCSW

Lacour grew up in Baton Rouge and graduated from LSU with a degree in History. After completing her Master’s program at Southern Illinois University, Phyllis received an Advanced Clinical Certificate from the Gottman Institute before earning her license as a licensed social worker (LSW).

Frank Jau, MDiv

Frank attended LSU and then moved to Chicago, Illinois where he studied Clinical Pastoral Education at the University of Chicago. He was a pastor in Atlanta before transitioning into working with people through their own spirituality.

Judee Allen, MFT

A graduate of Louisiana State University (LSU), Judee has an office on Main Street near downtown Baton Rouge. She is also certified in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy which can be helpful for those struggling with trauma or PTSD.

Amy Evans, LCSW

A native of Baton Rouge, Amy attended Louisiana State University where she majored in Psychology while minoring in Women’s Studies. She is both state-licensed and nationally certified as a counselor while also being licensed as a chemical dependency counselor. Her office is located on Hooper Road near Bluebonnet Blvd.

Amita Patel, LPC

Patel was born in Louisiana and studied at LSU before going to the University of Georgia where she earned her Master’s Degree in Community Counseling. She has been working with families for over ten years after transitioning from a domestic violence program which she also worked at for four years. Amita attended several counseling sessions herself while developing an understanding of how certain events can affect people differently throughout life due to their upbringing or environment. For those who want gender-specific therapy, Amit specializes in working with females only but if needed, does have male therapists that work with male clients only as well.

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Common types of therapies in Baton Rouge

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Most common therapy approach in Baton Rouge is where the therapist challenges your negative thoughts about you and the world. He tries to alter unwanted behaviors or treat disorders such as depression.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Second most common therapy approach in Baton Rouge is which the therapists teach behavioral skills (mindfulness & emotion regulation) to help clients enhance motivation. DBT is often used for mental health issues including eating disorders, PTSD, personality disorder, self-harming notions.

Existential Therapy

3rd most common therapy treatment in Baton Rouge focuses on self-actualization in the face of people’s challenges. Existential therapy aids clients in confronting hard and distressing truths about life and death.

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Psychologists or therapists in Baton Rouge help people understand and handle different life problems and mental health issues.

They diagnose and treat mental disorders, learning disabilities, and behavioral problems.

You should expect to pay between $100 and $250 for a face-to-face therapy session with a Baton Rouge area therapist.  Online therapy in Baton Rouge is relatively affordable and therapists charge between $30 to $ 150. You can book both online and face-to-face sessions with a therapist in Baton Rouge via MantraCare.

In case you are looking for free therapists or free therapy, you can choose to call the Baton Rouge free helpline number. There are a few online therapy options that can be free or low-cost. At MantraCare, therapy can cost you as low as $10.

Anyone interested in working as a therapist or counselor in the Baton Rouge area must earn at least an accredited master’s degree in counseling or social work. Baton Rouge also has some continuing education requirements, and every counselor or therapist is required to know all the rules and laws that pertain to their profession.

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