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Mental Health Therapists and Counselors in Louisiana

Mental Health Crisis Response in Louisiana

If you have urgent mental health concerns, you may reach out to one of Louisiana’s hotlines. The Center for Hope Services has compiled a list of hotlines throughout Louisiana. You may also find the hotline nearest you by visiting Suicide.org. If you are experiencing thoughts of suicide, or need someone to talk to, call the National Suicide Prevention hotline at 1-800-273-8255. This line is available 24/7.

The State of Mental Health in Louisiana

Louisiana currently ranks 29th in the United States for mental healthcare. The Office of Behavioral Health - Mental Services (OBH) is responsible for transforming their current mental healthcare system, and for providing the resources needed to build resilience in their residents. By leveraging coordination between existing agencies, and allocating funding where it’s deemed most vital, the OBH is working on improving accessibility in all phases of mental illness, from prevention, to treatment and recovery. OBH ensures that all Louisiana residents have access to the resources that promote their well-being and ability to prosper. This includes access to therapists, psychologists, and counselors throughout the state.

You can find a seasoned specialist who can work with you through a wide array of mental health concerns, including but not limited to: drug abuse, thoughts of suicide, and severe or persistent mental illness. OBH has also ensured that all licensed professionals are culturally and clinically competent. Through timely, individualized, and effective treatment from these professionals, OBH believes that all Louisiana residents can cover from mental illness, and many already have. Through increasing accessibility by reducing financial barriers, destigmatizing via education, and addressing provider biases and encouraging integrative practices, OBH is working diligently towards the implementation of an effective public policy surrounding mental health issues.

For assistance in navigating treatment for substance abuse in Louisiana, call the Alcohol & Drug Helpline at 1-800-821-4357.

If you are LGBTQ+ and you need support, contact The Trevor Project at 1-866-488-7386.

NAMI Louisiana

The National Alliance for Mental Illness, or NAMI, is open to anyone struggling with mental illness. NAMI is an inclusive and community-based resource geared towards raising awareness and supporting group members on their journey to recovery. With group counseling sessions led by a trained member with a diagnosis (past or present), meetings follow a set of 12 principles for support. NAMI meetings are meant to complement your existing treatment plan with your counselor or psychologist. There are many chapters of NAMI that meet in Louisiana, including virtual meet-ups. Find yours here. 

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Therapists and Counselors in Louisiana

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Laura Rude'
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Together we work to help you make changes that stick. Hypnosis is a powerful tool that will enable you to make permanent, life-enhancing changes by reaching your subconscious mind, where true and lasting change occurs.


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Picture of Laura Rude', therapist in Arizona, California, Colorado, District Of Columbia, Florida, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Vermont, Washington, Wyoming
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Together, we will:

Together we work to help you make changes that stick. Hypnosis is a powerful tool that will enable you to make permanent, life-enhancing changes by reaching your subconscious mind, where true and lasting change occurs.

Something to know about my approach is:

I use a client-centered approach, understanding that each client is different. I listen and work with you in your best interest.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Cigarettes and Smoking
  • Insomnia and Sleep Problems
  • Procrastination/Motivation
  • Self-Esteem
  • Test/Performance Anxiety
  • Weight Loss
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Laura Rude' remote and phone therapy in Arizona, California, Colorado, District Of Columbia, Florida, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Vermont, Washington, Wyoming
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Darrell RENFRO, Ph.D., LPC-S
Together, we will:

Clients will identify, process, and learn skills/techniques that may be used to resolve negative thoughts, feelings, attitudes, and behaviors associated with past negative experiences, including trauma.


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Together, we will:

Clients will identify, process, and learn skills/techniques that may be used to resolve negative thoughts, feelings, attitudes, and behaviors associated with past negative experiences, including trauma.

Something to know about my approach is:

I have almost 20 years of experience in the social services field. I see the therapist-client relations as a partnership. I am solution-focused and understand the basic fundamental concept of working with others for the betterment of the entirety.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Crisis
  • cultural issues
  • Depression
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Domestic Violence
  • Eating Disorders
  • Men's Issues
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Sexual Issues
  • Stress Management
  • Trauma
  • Trauma/PTSD
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Darrell RENFRO, Ph.D., LPC-S remote and phone therapy in Louisiana
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Allison Staiger
Together, we will:

Sort through the intersections of attachment, trauma (big and small), perinatal mental health, social and cultural expectations, and a global pandemic to find stability, self-regulation, acceptance, change, and safety.


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Together, we will:

Sort through the intersections of attachment, trauma (big and small), perinatal mental health, social and cultural expectations, and a global pandemic to find stability, self-regulation, acceptance, change, and safety.

Something to know about my approach is:

Early on, we all find ways to cope and move through the world, but in times of upheaval (like becoming a parent), those ways might not work like they once did. I build on the wisdom and autonomy of each client to find news ways of being and doing.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Birth trauma
  • Childbirth
  • High-Risk Pregnancy
  • Infertility
  • Maternal Mental Health
  • Parenting Issues
  • Perinatal
  • Postpartum
  • Postpartum Mood Disorders
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy and Infant Loss
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Allison Staiger remote and phone therapy in Louisiana
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Julie Benoit
Together, we will:

Explore the thoughts and emotions that are troubling you. Perhaps you have noticed a negative pattern that you would like to break. We will work on increasing your self confidence and provide some tools so that you can find peace of mind.


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Together, we will:

Explore the thoughts and emotions that are troubling you. Perhaps you have noticed a negative pattern that you would like to break. We will work on increasing your self confidence and provide some tools so that you can find peace of mind.

Something to know about my approach is:

My counseling philosophy is one with both acceptance and change. I believe that people do the best that they can, but can also do better. I will share with you the skills that I have seen work for other people who want to improve their life.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Codependency
  • Generalized Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Stress Management
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Julie Benoit remote and phone therapy in Louisiana
Picture of Alex Garver, therapist in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming
Alex Garver
Together, we will:

Be honest about what is going well and what could be better in your life. Reframe how to think about problems. Meet important needs more directly. Tap into spiritual resources like inner parents and spirit guides.


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Picture of Alex Garver, therapist in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming
VIEW PROFILE
Together, we will:

Be honest about what is going well and what could be better in your life. Reframe how to think about problems. Meet important needs more directly. Tap into spiritual resources like inner parents and spirit guides.

Something to know about my approach is:

I help people who are blocked and weighed down to turn towards past pain and transform it. Clients leave feeling lighter, in touch with a deep peace, and living with more and more joy.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Child Abuse
  • Dissociation
  • Emotion Dysregulation
  • Spiritual Exploration
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Alex Garver remote and phone therapy in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming