My approach to counseling is collaborative in nature where I will provide a safe space for us to work through your therapeutic goals. My specialties include but are not limited to: Depression/Anxiety Grief Career Counseling/career burnout Couples/ Marital College Preparation Relationship Issues I have worked in community mental health settings, private practice, and higher education. Counseling is a personal journey that I aim to provide you a safe, nonjudgmental space to share your thoughts and life experiences with. My practice location is a part of Baton Rouge Christian Counseling Center. Call to make your appt. there today!
I am a licensed clinical social worker who is dedicated to helping others to find peace in the midst of emotional unrest. I work alongside the client to find realistic and obtainable goals that will improve their quality of life and ability to cope with the stress of their environment, be it at home, work, or inner self.
I have always been fascinated about the inner workings of the mind and how the past influences, if not partly defines, who we are today. Using Rogerian “person-centered” therapy as my main theoretical orientation, I seek to motivate clients to discover and create within themselves a sense of self-worth, autonomy, and individuation. Practicing unconditional positive regard, I seek to be a light and source of encouragement for my clients. I view the counseling relationship as a collaborative process that encourages growth, self-exploration, self-efficacy, and inspires hope. I am in constant pursuit of additional knowledge and skills.
Everyone deals with hardship at some point in their life. During these times it can be difficult to feel understood, heard, or supported. I am here to support and guide you toward creating positive change and building upon your strengths. I will work collaboratively with you to help you make connections between the way your history, thoughts, emotions and body sensations impact the way you respond to the world. My intention is to give you an awareness of yourself that will empower you to feel more in control of your life so you can achieve personal growth and healing.
My caseload tends to stay full with only occasional availability. Let’s start with a chat to see how I can help you move forward to a brighter future. If you are experiencing the feelings of loss, pain, grief or a life transition, I can assist you in moving forward. It’s been my privilege to help people work thru some of the most difficult times of their lives, times of heartache, inconsolable grief, being overwhelmed, or reeling from a tragedy and don’t know where to turn. My clients are from every walk of life whose lives have been turned upside down - maybe from the loss of a loved one, a tragedy, or an unexpected ending.
My goal through the therapeutic process is to guide and help you realize that regardless of your situation or circumstances, you can still live and reach your maximum potential. It is my desire to help you grow into the best version of yourself that you can possibly be; by helping you enhance all the necessary skills that you will need to secure both your mental and emotional well-being.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who graduated from Louisiana State University in 2015. I have experience in the social work field for over seven years. I enjoy working with adolescents and adults to help them find peace and meaningfulness in their lives. I believe that the therapeutic process should be individualized to meet your specific goals and needs while identifying and building upon your strengths.
Do you feel overwhelmed? Do you feel like you’re giving your all but nothing seems to work? Many of us come to counseling only after trying every possible solution we can find on our own. We all reach these stuck points at times. As a counselor, my job is to help you find new solutions: to gain a new perspective. It is my honor to provide a supportive and nonjudgmental space for people to unpack their thoughts, feelings, struggles, and hopes while empowering them to work towards a life that they love. I see counseling as a team effort. Together, we will work to understand your goals, and to set a plan to achieve them.
Over-thinking and replaying situations from the past? Are you constantly over-analyzing your present-day life, not knowing how to navigate towards your future? You don't need to stay stuck in a toxic headspace. Do you have a child with behavioral issues in the home or school setting? With 10 years of experience in Mental Health Services and children's issues; Honey House Outreach, LLC is a safe space to connect, recharge, and gain inspiration. The time is now, to morph into your full potential!
You deserve to heal. You deserve the peace that comes with understanding your own story. You are worthy of love, connection, happiness, and more. I want all of those things for you. My clients are among my biggest sources of inspiration and I feel privileged to do this work every day. Working with me, you will not get a sterile, soft-spoken stereotype of a therapist. I am real, and bold, and authentic, and you can trust that I will be honest with you as we embark on this journey together. You may have been harmed in relationships in the past but you can find healing in relationships too. Let’s create a new narrative together.
It is my desire to help those who struggle with depression, suicidal ideation, hopelessness, trauma, PTSD, grief, and anxiety. I provide a compassionate, non-judgmental professional environment in order to help you maintain emotional stability in your daily activities.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with a Masters of Education in Counseling from Southeastern Louisiana University. I am committed to providing professional counseling services from a Christian perspective to adolescents, young adults, and families. I offer a variety of counseling services that address the following issues: adolescents struggling in school -adolescents struggling with parent relationships -adolescents struggling with anxiety or depression -parenting issues-depression -anxiety -self esteem -panic attacks -adjustment issues -past childhood matters - -eating disorders -relationship concerns -grief -singleness
Accepting NEW Clients! Are you and your partner/spouse having trouble communicating? Do you find yourself frustrated and not feeling your best self when it's time to make an important decision concerning the future of your relationship? Do you feel like you are failing in your current relationship? Are you tired of operating in the same way only to feel stuck and not connected to one another? Are you arguing about the same issues and feeling further from a solution each time you discuss it? If you are ready to put in the work to answer some of these questions send me a message to get started!
Is your child or teen struggling emotionally, behaviorally, socially, or academically? Despite everything you tried to help, progress has fallen short and the situation may have even worsened? You need answers, reasons for why this is so difficult, and you know this is something you cannot do alone. Through individualized, evidence-based assessment and treatment, we will create a plan for positive change that works for your family. If teachers, pediatricians, or other service providers are an essential component, I will do my best to establish a collaboration so we can find answers to your questions.
Are you struggling with relationships, anxiety, or depression? Has daily stress become so overwhelming that it interferes with work, school, or parenting? Is a painful or traumatic event surfacing as a loss of control, fear, and profound sadness? Left unchecked, these concerns can negatively impact our health and prevent us from experiencing a full range of emotions. I have seen the transformative power therapy has in the lives of individuals and families.
Life can be stressful, confusing, sad and sometimes rewarding that can cause a level of stress you may have not expected. Everyone has a kaleidoscope based on their current situations, past experiences, hopes for the future and dreams they may have lost and want to regain. My objective is to help you find what harmony means for you on an interpersonal level.
An ideal client appreciates their goals for wanting something different. They value the fact that the journey may not be easy, but the self-discovery and increased awareness of self and the world around them makes the journey well worth it. An ideal client will value directness, challenges, and a bit of humor in sessions. I am seeking clients that are ready to take responsibility for their part in the therapeutic process, for we are a team. While working together, be prepared to be honest with yourself, show yourself compassion, and most importantly, experience growth no matter the magnitude. It’s up to you to make the first move.
As a Licensed Professional Counselor, I have spent years studying how individuals learn to cope with life events that have led to a need for therapeutic support. I assist clients develop skills to improve their overall functioning. Specifically, I combine Person Center Therapy, Mindfulness, and other traditional therapeutic techniques to meet the needs of my clients.
I am licensed as a Professional Counselor by the Louisiana Board of Examiners for Licensed Professional Counselors. I earned a Master of Arts degree in Community Counseling from Louisiana State University in 2001. The theoretical basis for my counseling services is based on the cognitive-behavioral model.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Baton Rouge are psychologists, licensed counselors, therapists, psychotherapists, and licensed clinical social workers, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualized treatment.
Services offered, education and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in Baton Rouge then may specialize in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counseling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.
Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.
How to find a specialist?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in Baton Rouge, or Child Psychologists in Baton Rouge.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Baton Rouge psychologists specializing in EMDR.
What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in Baton Rouge specialize in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.
How to use my insurance?
Many therapists accept health insurance. Check to see if your insurance is covered. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the therapist.