Therapists in Gretna, LA

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Amy Anders Thomas
MS
1 Endorsed
Gretna, LA 70053
Amy Thomas is a mental health wellness professional who is passionate about mental wellness and providing a diverse, nonjudgmental and safe space for adults and children. Amy has tremendous compassion for people going through life's challenges and transitions, and feels privileged to work with those who are seeking support. A therapist that “gets it” Amy recognizes the importance of building a relationship with clients focusing on comfort and trust in order to establish realistic and attainable goals together. Amy has a Masters Degree in Psychology from University of Louisiana at Monroe.
Amy Thomas is a mental health wellness professional who is passionate about mental wellness and providing a diverse, nonjudgmental and safe space for adults and children. Amy has tremendous compassion for people going through life's challenges and transitions, and feels privileged to work with those who are seeking support. A therapist that “gets it” Amy recognizes the importance of building a relationship with clients focusing on comfort and trust in order to establish realistic and attainable goals together. Amy has a Masters Degree in Psychology from University of Louisiana at Monroe.
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Ricky Twiggs Jr.
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC-S, C-DBT, CCTP-II
Verified
1 Endorsed
Gretna, LA 70053
Asking for help can be one of the most challenging things you will ever have to do. When you are at your most vulnerable you need an experienced professional to help! My name is Ricky and I am an award winning licensed professional counselor-supervisor who specializes in working with teens to young adults dealing with adjustment / transition issues; post-traumatic stress disorder; disordered eating; non-suicidal self injuries; and dissociative disorders. I am excited to help you along your journey and eagerly await your call!
Asking for help can be one of the most challenging things you will ever have to do. When you are at your most vulnerable you need an experienced professional to help! My name is Ricky and I am an award winning licensed professional counselor-supervisor who specializes in working with teens to young adults dealing with adjustment / transition issues; post-traumatic stress disorder; disordered eating; non-suicidal self injuries; and dissociative disorders. I am excited to help you along your journey and eagerly await your call!
(504) 226-7382 View (504) 226-7382
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M. Scott Tims @ The Center for Therapeutic Change
Pre-Licensed Professional, P-LPC, MS
Verified
Gretna, LA 70053
As part of the Center for Therapeutic Change, LLC., my goal is to help clients learn the skills required to maximize the joy in their lives. Counseling is a team effort between client and therapist. Together, we can address a wide range of topics and issues to achieve a better quality of life for you. I am trained in many types of evidence-based therapies and will utilize a multi- modal approach that will suit you, to get you to where you want to be.
As part of the Center for Therapeutic Change, LLC., my goal is to help clients learn the skills required to maximize the joy in their lives. Counseling is a team effort between client and therapist. Together, we can address a wide range of topics and issues to achieve a better quality of life for you. I am trained in many types of evidence-based therapies and will utilize a multi- modal approach that will suit you, to get you to where you want to be.
(504) 949-0830 View (504) 949-0830
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Vita Donnelly, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Gretna, LA 70053  (Online Only)
We all could benefit greatly from talk therapy and having someone in our lives that we feel comfortable talking freely with without the fear of being judged. Through talk therapy, you are able to gain a better understanding of your emotions, cope with stress, overcome anxiety and insecurities, process previous traumatic experiences, work on breaking unhealthy habits, and discuss possible lifestyle changes. I have extensive experience in providing talk therapy services to individuals from all walks of life.
We all could benefit greatly from talk therapy and having someone in our lives that we feel comfortable talking freely with without the fear of being judged. Through talk therapy, you are able to gain a better understanding of your emotions, cope with stress, overcome anxiety and insecurities, process previous traumatic experiences, work on breaking unhealthy habits, and discuss possible lifestyle changes. I have extensive experience in providing talk therapy services to individuals from all walks of life.
(504) 285-4616 View (504) 285-4616
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Motivate Wellness Behavioral & Relationship Health
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, NCC
Verified
Gretna, LA 70053
Hi, I’m Ledora Yerks-Birdlow. I am the Executive Director/CEO of Motivate Wellness Behavioral and Relationship Health Services. More specifically our agency is made up of a group of therapists who sparks change in people’s lives and relationships. Our mission is to provide individuals, couples, and families the tools they need to create healthy, meaningful relationships with those around them.
Hi, I’m Ledora Yerks-Birdlow. I am the Executive Director/CEO of Motivate Wellness Behavioral and Relationship Health Services. More specifically our agency is made up of a group of therapists who sparks change in people’s lives and relationships. Our mission is to provide individuals, couples, and families the tools they need to create healthy, meaningful relationships with those around them.
(504) 608-4790 View (504) 608-4790
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Shari M Purry
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC-S
Verified
Gretna, LA 70053  (Online Only)
Shari M. Purry is a graduate from Pepperdine University, Graduate School of Education & Psychology, Encino, California. She has a Master of Arts Degree in Clinical Psychology with an Emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy. Shari has been a Licensed Counselor in Louisiana since 2015 and Texas since 2023. Shari is also a Adjunct Professor at Upper Iowa University since 2012.
Shari M. Purry is a graduate from Pepperdine University, Graduate School of Education & Psychology, Encino, California. She has a Master of Arts Degree in Clinical Psychology with an Emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy. Shari has been a Licensed Counselor in Louisiana since 2015 and Texas since 2023. Shari is also a Adjunct Professor at Upper Iowa University since 2012.
(504) 608-5427 View (504) 608-5427
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Stephanie Tipper
Pre-Licensed Professional, PLPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Gretna, LA 70053
I work with adult individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, life transitions, trauma, relationship concerns, and grief/loss. My goal is to tailor therapy to meet YOUR needs and create a safe, affirming place where you can feel comfortable speaking openly. Whether you're concerned about recent stressors or something that you have been trying to overcome for some time, my therapy sessions help to increase confidence, promote balance in your life, and assist you in the healing process.
I work with adult individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, life transitions, trauma, relationship concerns, and grief/loss. My goal is to tailor therapy to meet YOUR needs and create a safe, affirming place where you can feel comfortable speaking openly. Whether you're concerned about recent stressors or something that you have been trying to overcome for some time, my therapy sessions help to increase confidence, promote balance in your life, and assist you in the healing process.
(504) 233-6582 View (504) 233-6582
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Dr. Stephanie B. Lester Haywood
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC-S, NCC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Gretna, LA 70053
I opened Center For Therapeutic Change, LLC., to help clients learn the skills required to maximize the overall joy in their lives. I truly believe everyone wants better for themselves and their families, they just feel stuck now and then in the process. If you want a counselor who will walk with you every step of the way, I'm your girl. Call me now, so the healing can begin.
I opened Center For Therapeutic Change, LLC., to help clients learn the skills required to maximize the overall joy in their lives. I truly believe everyone wants better for themselves and their families, they just feel stuck now and then in the process. If you want a counselor who will walk with you every step of the way, I'm your girl. Call me now, so the healing can begin.
(504) 784-6498 View (504) 784-6498
Tiffany Duckworth-Matthews
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC-S, NCC, NCSC
Verified
Gretna, LA 70056
Our journey through life can often be difficult to manange and navigate. Life can be uncertain at times. Often you may find yourself living day to day, trying to figure out what path you should navigate. As a counselor, I am here to help you navigate through those difficult times in your life. The journey may not be easy, but you are worth the journey! Through your journey, I will assist you in working through the places that are painful for you. It is important to take time to become a healthier you! Therapy is a process! Trust the process! This mountain will pass! Take life one day at at time.
Our journey through life can often be difficult to manange and navigate. Life can be uncertain at times. Often you may find yourself living day to day, trying to figure out what path you should navigate. As a counselor, I am here to help you navigate through those difficult times in your life. The journey may not be easy, but you are worth the journey! Through your journey, I will assist you in working through the places that are painful for you. It is important to take time to become a healthier you! Therapy is a process! Trust the process! This mountain will pass! Take life one day at at time.
(504) 285-2726 View (504) 285-2726
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New Orleans Multicultural Institute of Counseling
Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Gretna, LA 70053
Dr. Hernandez & Mrs. Dugar thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to view our profile! Choosing to seek therapy of any form is never an easy decision, but it's a step in the right direction. The choice of choosing a counselor is an important one, but the relationship is even greater. Counseling is a journey between you and the counselor. You are the pilot and your counselor is your co-pilot. Let me be your co-pilot! Therapy provides the opportunity for growth and change,and moving forward a better understanding of the self.
Dr. Hernandez & Mrs. Dugar thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to view our profile! Choosing to seek therapy of any form is never an easy decision, but it's a step in the right direction. The choice of choosing a counselor is an important one, but the relationship is even greater. Counseling is a journey between you and the counselor. You are the pilot and your counselor is your co-pilot. Let me be your co-pilot! Therapy provides the opportunity for growth and change,and moving forward a better understanding of the self.
(504) 814-4480 View (504) 814-4480
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Michael G Frederick
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Gretna, LA 70056
I have over 20 years of experience providing individual, group and family therapy to adults as well as adolescents. I have worked in a variety of settings and use several different therapeutic techniques. I believe in a highly individualized, solution focused treatment approach to help you identify issues which may be preventing your living the life you want, and help you identify the life changes needed to reach life goals long thought unattainable!
I have over 20 years of experience providing individual, group and family therapy to adults as well as adolescents. I have worked in a variety of settings and use several different therapeutic techniques. I believe in a highly individualized, solution focused treatment approach to help you identify issues which may be preventing your living the life you want, and help you identify the life changes needed to reach life goals long thought unattainable!
(504) 315-1778 View (504) 315-1778
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Louisiana Counseling and Traininig Counsultants
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S
Verified
Gretna, LA 70053
I believe there is nothing wrong with seeking some help when the stressors of life are weighing you down. I here to help you learn how to distribute that weight and get your life and your emotions back in order.
I believe there is nothing wrong with seeking some help when the stressors of life are weighing you down. I here to help you learn how to distribute that weight and get your life and your emotions back in order.
(504) 384-6605 View (504) 384-6605
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Maureen Dombourian
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, ACSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Gretna, LA 70056
I have 20 years experience working with adults, children, and families. I use a variety of therapeutic techniques, including cognitive/behavioral therapy, insight oriented treatment, and solution focused counseling. I am also trained in EMDR which helps clients to process trauma memories and often helps when a client feels "stuck" in a particular phase of therapy. I have worked as an Early Intervention Specialist in the school system for 19 years. I have extensive training in play therapy, using both directive and non-directive techniques
I have 20 years experience working with adults, children, and families. I use a variety of therapeutic techniques, including cognitive/behavioral therapy, insight oriented treatment, and solution focused counseling. I am also trained in EMDR which helps clients to process trauma memories and often helps when a client feels "stuck" in a particular phase of therapy. I have worked as an Early Intervention Specialist in the school system for 19 years. I have extensive training in play therapy, using both directive and non-directive techniques
(504) 684-5348 View (504) 684-5348
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Tonya Michelle Plaisance
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, NCC
Verified
Gretna, LA 70053
My goal is in helping the client through a creative approach in meeting the individual needs to create positive life changes. The ability to change is embedded in all clients and through the client/counselor relationship the client is able to gain the tools to make positive changes in his or her life in order to live a more happy and serene life. Counseling is the door to creating positive change in anyone who has the willingness to explore the therapeutic process. I work with children, adolescents, and adults.
My goal is in helping the client through a creative approach in meeting the individual needs to create positive life changes. The ability to change is embedded in all clients and through the client/counselor relationship the client is able to gain the tools to make positive changes in his or her life in order to live a more happy and serene life. Counseling is the door to creating positive change in anyone who has the willingness to explore the therapeutic process. I work with children, adolescents, and adults.
(504) 208-2739 View (504) 208-2739
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Lexus Andry
MEd, PLPC, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Gretna, LA 70056  (Online Only)
My virtual practice focuses on helping adults of various cultural backgrounds who may have difficulties adjusting to life transitions or related to their role as a primary caregiver. My areas of focus are anxiety, depression, grief, and adjustment problems.
My virtual practice focuses on helping adults of various cultural backgrounds who may have difficulties adjusting to life transitions or related to their role as a primary caregiver. My areas of focus are anxiety, depression, grief, and adjustment problems.
(504) 827-3974 View (504) 827-3974
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Victor M Sims
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, BACS
Verified
Gretna, LA 70053
I have worked in many capacities(from psychiatric technician to becoming a Program Manager) of Mental Health for over 35 years. As Program Manager of four different programs, I created and started two of them. My personal goal has always been to provide the highest level of services possible to those who seek my assistance.
I have worked in many capacities(from psychiatric technician to becoming a Program Manager) of Mental Health for over 35 years. As Program Manager of four different programs, I created and started two of them. My personal goal has always been to provide the highest level of services possible to those who seek my assistance.
(504) 534-5912 View (504) 534-5912
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OPS Family Care
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, BACS
Verified
Gretna, LA 70053
OPS Family Care, LLC is dedicated to offering an excellent quality of comprehensive Clinical counseling services to Individuals and Families in the Greater New Orleans Area. With over 30 years of combined experience, our Therapists are committed to helping every person acheive emotional wellness and positive change in their lives. Our Services include Individual Therapy, Group Therapy, Parenting Education, Custody Evaluation, Divorce Mediation, Consultation and Training Services, School Based Mental Health Services, and Supervised Visitation Services. We accept Private Insurance, Medicaid, and offer a Sliding Fee Scale. OPS Family Care, "restores wholeness to Families, one outreach at a time.."
OPS Family Care, LLC is dedicated to offering an excellent quality of comprehensive Clinical counseling services to Individuals and Families in the Greater New Orleans Area. With over 30 years of combined experience, our Therapists are committed to helping every person acheive emotional wellness and positive change in their lives. Our Services include Individual Therapy, Group Therapy, Parenting Education, Custody Evaluation, Divorce Mediation, Consultation and Training Services, School Based Mental Health Services, and Supervised Visitation Services. We accept Private Insurance, Medicaid, and offer a Sliding Fee Scale. OPS Family Care, "restores wholeness to Families, one outreach at a time.."
(504) 684-8410 View (504) 684-8410
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Blossoming Minds
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S, MEd, NCC
Verified
Gretna, LA 70053
As a hard working individual, stressed out and anxious have become your new normal. Every morning, you put on a brave face and smile as you step onto the corporate battle field. There are times that you fly off the handle over the simplest things, and yet can't explain why something so small would get you so bent out of shape. Day by day, the irritation seems to be tightening its grasp. You find yourself losing sleep, wondering if you left any tasks undone. It's becoming impossible to enjoy the activities you love because you are such a tightly wound ball of nerves. Work-life balance is starting to sound like a fairy tale.
As a hard working individual, stressed out and anxious have become your new normal. Every morning, you put on a brave face and smile as you step onto the corporate battle field. There are times that you fly off the handle over the simplest things, and yet can't explain why something so small would get you so bent out of shape. Day by day, the irritation seems to be tightening its grasp. You find yourself losing sleep, wondering if you left any tasks undone. It's becoming impossible to enjoy the activities you love because you are such a tightly wound ball of nerves. Work-life balance is starting to sound like a fairy tale.
(504) 370-9608 View (504) 370-9608
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Dr. Gloria M. Lanoux Phd
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, D-MFT, LPC, NCC, LPN
Verified
Gretna, LA 70056
I have the knowledge, wisdom, experience and professionalism to help you with your problems. Ask yourself what will it take to lessen the pain you are experiencing. I can help! Now, ask yourself what makes you feel alive, content and happy? Recognize that working together we can change your desires into realities. I approach psycho-therapeutic counseling in a holistic fashion. I have great successes in assisting patients to cope with anxiety and depression, the traumas of abuse, teen-age cutters, divorce, death/loss, self-injury and debilitating physical injuries. My style of psychotherapy is more than just emotional support.
I have the knowledge, wisdom, experience and professionalism to help you with your problems. Ask yourself what will it take to lessen the pain you are experiencing. I can help! Now, ask yourself what makes you feel alive, content and happy? Recognize that working together we can change your desires into realities. I approach psycho-therapeutic counseling in a holistic fashion. I have great successes in assisting patients to cope with anxiety and depression, the traumas of abuse, teen-age cutters, divorce, death/loss, self-injury and debilitating physical injuries. My style of psychotherapy is more than just emotional support.
(504) 667-5775 View (504) 667-5775
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Arean Williams
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, PLPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Gretna, LA 70056  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Often times, we sit in silence and deal with our hurt and pain alone because we do not want to appear to be weak. But the strongest thing that we can do is admit that we need emotional support. My name is A’Rean Williams and I am a Provisional Licensed Professional Counselor specializing in depression, anxiety, relationship issues, and racial identity.
Often times, we sit in silence and deal with our hurt and pain alone because we do not want to appear to be weak. But the strongest thing that we can do is admit that we need emotional support. My name is A’Rean Williams and I am a Provisional Licensed Professional Counselor specializing in depression, anxiety, relationship issues, and racial identity.
(504) 636-8673 View (504) 636-8673

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Number of Therapists in Gretna, LA

50+

Average cost per session

$120

Therapists in Gretna, LA who prioritize treating:

97% Anxiety
92% Depression
85% Self Esteem
83% Coping Skills
80% Relationship Issues
78% Trauma and PTSD
76% Grief

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

78% BlueCross and BlueShield
73% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
70% Aetna

How Therapists in Gretna, LA see their clients

73% In Person and Online
27% Online Only

Gender breakdown

90% Female
10% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Gretna?

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.