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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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Darrell RENFRO, Ph.D., LPC-S
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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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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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Deborah Ridgeway
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Work to build skills and new approaches in order to move toward your best version of yourself.


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Together, we will:

Work to build skills and new approaches in order to move toward your best version of yourself.

Something to know about my approach is:

I work hard to help you, and I need to know that you are committed to growth, willing to consider new approaches and work hard together.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Family of Origin/Childhood Issues
  • LGBTQ+ Concerns
  • Recovery
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Deborah Ridgeway remote and phone therapy in Louisiana
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Marissa Batie Collier
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Together we will work to empower, educate and provide you with mental health wellness. Like the lotus flower, you TOO have the ability to rise from the mud, bloom out of the darkness and RADIATE into the WORLD.


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Together, we will:

Together we will work to empower, educate and provide you with mental health wellness. Like the lotus flower, you TOO have the ability to rise from the mud, bloom out of the darkness and RADIATE into the WORLD.

Something to know about my approach is:

My approach is simple allowing you to express your feelings in a safe and confidential environment.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Adjustment Disorders
  • Depression
  • stress & anxiety management
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Marissa  Batie Collier remote and phone therapy in Alabama, Florida, Louisiana
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Dr. Holly Sawyer, PhD, MS, LPC, CAADC, NCC
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work to identify a therapist that is the best clinical fit for you within the Therapy Loft Collective.


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Picture of Dr. Holly Sawyer, PhD, MS, LPC, CAADC, NCC, therapist in Florida, Louisiana, New Jersey, Pennsylvania
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Together, we will:

work to identify a therapist that is the best clinical fit for you within the Therapy Loft Collective.

Something to know about my approach is:

that TLC therapists use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, ​Person-Centered Therapy, Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy, Reality Therapy Solution-Focused Brief Therapy and Strength-Based Therapy.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Addiction
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Depression
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Racial Trauma
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Dr. Holly Sawyer, PhD, MS, LPC, CAADC, NCC remote and phone therapy in Florida, Louisiana, New Jersey, Pennsylvania
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Liz Hughes
Together, we will:

we will work together to create the change you want to see. I feel confident in providing a therapy approach that will fit your unique needs.


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Picture of Liz Hughes, therapist in Louisiana, Texas
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Together, we will:

we will work together to create the change you want to see. I feel confident in providing a therapy approach that will fit your unique needs.

Something to know about my approach is:

I create a safe, non-judgmental environment for you to make the changes you want as soon as possible. I use evidence-based practices such as CBT, DBT and Mindfulness to help you achieve your goals. I want to help you enjoy the life you’ve worked for

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Death / Loss / Grief
  • Depression
  • Life Transitions
  • Perfectionism
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Liz Hughes remote and phone therapy in Louisiana, Texas