Child Therapists in Lafayette, LA

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Holland Elise Campbell: Lotus Counseling And Recovery
MS, PLPC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Sometimes the human experience can be incredibly challenging, scary, and lonely. I am here to remind you that you are not alone in this...you are worthy of healing and support. I have a strong appreciation for the resiliency of human beings. Let's figure out what it means to you to experience personal well-being and fulfillment! I use an integrative approach, offering counseling and play therapy services to children and adults with anxiety, depression, ADHD, self-esteem, relationship issues, women's issues, & life transitions. I work for Lotus Counseling & Recovery in Lafayette, LA.
(225) 307-3417
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Lafayette, LA 70508
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Amy Romero Registered Play Therapist
Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I specialize in working with children and adolescents with anxiety (ages 2-17) and their families. I have over 19 years of experience combined as a former Teacher of the Year and Nationally Certified School Counselor. When children face difficulties, I understand how it can affect every aspect of their lives, including peer and family relationships, as well as their academic performance. I am here to facilitate growth and can help children and families through these challenges. I work with children , adolescents, and their families and also conduct children 's groups to help them make positive changes in their lives.
(337) 504-7312
Lafayette, LA 70508
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Tammy Matte
MA, PLPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
It can be a deeply frustrating challenge to understand a child when they express themselves so differently than adults.
No matter what traumatic events you or your child may have experienced, every person has an opportunity to grow into a whole and healthy being. Because of the misunderstandings and chaos that often result from childhood trauma, Tammy works from an attachment lens, seeing behavior as the different ways people have chosen to survive the traumatic circumstances they have experienced. Tammy works with children , adolescents, and adults.
(337) 227-9836
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Lafayette, LA 70503
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Hollie B French
Art Therapist, LPC, ATR
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
Do you function fairly well in most ways, but have some nagging issues (i.e. you struggle to trust, have a history of unhealthy or unsatisfying intimate relationships, trouble concentrating) that may be the result of past trauma? Do you want ways to process and heal that don't have to involve talking about the specifics of what happened to you? Do you have a child who needs some extra support navigating life changes (i.e. parents separated/divorced, school changes, moving homes, loss of loved one)? I have tools to address a number of issues that get in the way of better functioning and a more satisfying life.
(337) 376-0776
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Lafayette, LA 70503
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Valerie Dugas
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC
Verified
Verified
I have worked with children , adolescents, adults, couples, and families. I have experience working with individuals with behavioral disorders, mild depression, anxiety, and behavioral concerns, as well as with those looking for parenting skills and coping skills. It is my goal and responsibility to ensure and foster emotional and cognitive growth to clients and their families. Through a collaborative effort, we will work to explore and define present problems with client situations, develop future goals, personally and emotionally, and achieve success and personal fulfillment.
(337) 660-2692
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Lafayette, LA 70506
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Not accepting new clients
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Leon C Winters
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, BACS
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker providing therapy to children and adults.
While I am not accepting new clients, we have a team of therapists available to assist you. Please check out my connections listed below or visit our website for further information. Do you feel stuck? Are you having difficulties with your child ? Do you consistently feel sad and do not know why? You are not alone. As your therapist we can work through those issues and get you on the road to leading a healthier life. Contact me now to start your road to recovery. Please note that telehealth is available.
(337) 504-7278
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Lafayette, LA 70506
Not accepting new clients
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Amy Arceneaux
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, RPT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
You matter and I’m happy you’re here. As a therapist, I will foster a safe and non-judgmental space where you can express yourself authentically. My role is to assist you in identifying and transforming your suffering into awareness and autonomy through a collaborative relationship. I view all humans as fellow travelers and it is an honor to share in another’s journey towards their best self. I see clients ages 7 to adult. My counseling approach is tailored to the client’s unique experiences and needs. With children , I utilize both a Child -Centered approach, as well as more directive techniques.
(337) 202-2502
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Lafayette, LA 70508
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Tiffany S Capps
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC-S, LLC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Raising children is by far the most important job that we are given in this life. When we are graced with the opportunity to parent a child , we have hope that we will raise them to be leaders, game changers, but most importantly we want them to be healthy, happy, and independent. Developmental stages can be tricky to navigate, and as parents, we many have lots of questions. My job is to provide a comfortable, non-judgemental environment for your child to explore his feelings and work through adversity. My diverse background in the fields of counseling and education provides me with unique insight into the world of children .
(337) 210-7445
Lafayette, LA 70503
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Ashley Petty The Therapy Garden
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
It's my understanding that emotions are my mind and body's way of telling me something about my life experience. However, emotions can be uncomfortable, scary, and overwhelming. It requires vulnerability and courage to ask for help getting to understand these feelings better. I strive to help clients better understand their life experiences and feelings however they may show up. I have seen clients with trauma, depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, existential issues, codependency, behavioral issues, grief, divorce, family conflict, autism, ADHD, & more. I work with children as young as 3 years old, adolescents, adults, & families.
(337) 267-8844
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Lafayette, LA 70503
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Ann C Daigle
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, PLPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
As a child & family therapist, I approach counseling with a mix of play, cognitive-behavioral, & strength-based perspectives.
You have made it here & are taking the first step toward a more fulfilling life for yourself or someone you care about. In life, we all have struggles & need a non-judgmental, safe space to process. I provide mental health support to children & adolescents as they go through everything that life may offer them. I am here to assist through life transitions so that my clients can truly thrive in the present & be set up for success in the future. You may be searching for guidance while experiencing behavioral issues at home or school. You might have concerns about your child ’s mood or behaviors that hinders their overall wellbeing.
(337) 202-2779
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Lafayette, LA 70503
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Rachel Geiger
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, RPT
Verified
Verified
I offer individual counseling for adults, teens, and children 4 yrs and up.
My approach to therapy is collaborative and creative, rooted in an appreciation and respect for each human being that chooses to work with me as they move towards greater wholeness in their lives. I see my role as offering support and guidance to help each person in their own unique process of growth and healing. I offer training in various skills that may be useful in the process, depending on the client’s individual needs. My approach is trauma-informed and rooted in cognitive skill building, mindfulness, expressive arts therapies, play therapy, systems theory, and somatic therapy.
(717) 910-3512
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Lafayette, LA 70503
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Jessica Willis Fernandez
LPC Intern, MS, LPC
Verified
Verified
My practice incorporates creative and play therapy, but I am flexible in my approach depending on the needs of my client. I have experience working with children , adolescents, adults, families and couples. Through nonjudgemental listening, I create a safe place to explore issues such as self-acceptance, coping with family or personal struggles and addressing behavioral issues . Some of the skills that I help my clients develop in session are: identifying emotions, improving coping skills, building communication and strengthening relationships.
(337) 415-0882
Lafayette, LA 70508
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Emma Noel
Counselor, MS, PLPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Hello! I'm Emma, and I am passionate about using my practice to empower my clients to find peace and self-worth. It is my goal to help you discover yourself by meeting you where you are right now, and to support you in finding self-driven solutions to your individual needs. I take this approach because I recognize that each person is the expert of their own life. When working with children , I enjoy play therapy because it is especially well suited to learning, exploration, and self-expression in the language of children , which is play.
(337) 202-8282
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Lafayette, LA 70508
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Rhea Cooper Ph.d. Registered Play Therapist
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, NCC, RPT, LPC-S
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
You are deserving of peace, self-compassion, and fullness of life. Oftentimes, life's stress can cause deep emotional and physical pain, which may leave us unfulfilled, discouraged, and disconnected. My goal in therapy is to support and guide you as you learn ways to lift the burden from your shoulders to reclaim your joy, peace, and worthiness. I work with all populations including children as young as three, adolescents, adults, families, and couples. My approach to counseling is integrative and incorporates cognitive-behavioral therapy, play therapy, and a focus on empowering clients to identify their strengths and resources.
(337) 806-8907
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Lafayette, LA 70503
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Dr. Eric J. Green
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, RSP, RPT-S, LPC-S
Verified
Verified
Selected Awards: 2017: Outstanding Child Psych Research Award, AMFT, NYC 2015: Professor of the Year, Indiana SchoolcCounseling Assoc.
Eric Green, PhD, completed his doctorate in counseling at Univ of New Orleans (2005). His research is published regularly in scholarly journals; he is featured expert in 4 child psych DVDs w/Alexander Street Press; & invited keynote speaker at mental health conferences across U.S. He was on faculty at Johns Hopkins Univ in Baltimore, MD (2005-2019); CNN featured his natural disaster relief efforts in, “ Children of the Storm.” Dr. Green’s private practice, SoulPlay, specializes in research-supported, developmentally appropriate counseling methods w/ children & families including play therapy, sandplay, & expressive arts.
(337) 656-0780
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Lafayette, LA 70508
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Clarte Counseling LLC
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified
Verified
I love working with children of any age and looking to move to working with adolescents! After working at an Applied Behavioral Analysis clinic for children with Autism, I enjoy working with children on the spectrum and using behavioral techniques to reach your goals. I am an LGBTQ+ ally and use unconditional positive regard with all of my clients to better help with anxiety and depression and issues of self-worth.
(337) 345-6368
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Lafayette, LA 70508
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Elizabeth Beth Baumer
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
Verified
I am a compassionate and mindful professional with 12+ years of experience serving the diverse therapeutic needs of children , adolescents, adults, families and groups in the Acadiana area. My strengths include the process of supporting and facilitating healing in children , adolescents and adults experiencing trauma from divorce, abuse, natural disasters, bullying, anxiety disorders, depression, and etc. My clients and I tend to easily establish rapport and move through the therapeutic process with ease. My approach to therapy is always client-centered and catered to the unique needs of each individual.
(337) 243-0775
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Lafayette, LA 70508
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Latifey LaFleur Ph.D. Registered Play Therapist
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC-S, RPT-S
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
LaFleur provides services to children , adolescents, and adults to address and help resolve issues such as: Anxiety, depression, anger, grief and loss, divorce and family dissolution, crisis or trauma, physical and sexual abuse, domestic violence, ADHD and behavioral issues.
Dr. LaFleur is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Supervisor (LPC-S), a Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor and a Counselor Educator at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. She specializes in the assessment and treatment of children and adolescents as well as Filial Play Therapy which is a parent training program designed to increase communication and build a stronger and healthier relationship between parents and their children .
(337) 419-3332
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Lafayette, LA 70503
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Latiolais Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, RPT
Verified
Verified
As a Registered Play Therapist (RPT), Play Therapy is primarily used with children and adolescents.
I see counseling as a process in which we come to understand and trust one another, work as a team to explore and define present problem situations, develop future goals for an improved life, and work in a systematic fashion toward realizing those goals. I provide an atmosphere of openness and trust in which you may choose to examine and change non-functional patterns and behaviors. I believe that as people become personally responsible for interactions and behavior, they are more capable of finding happiness and contentment.
(337) 226-1017
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Lafayette, LA 70503
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Donna Boudreaux
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
As a parent of 2 children with ADHD, I understand the struggle parents face in trying to ensure that their children have the needed resources to succeed academically and the pain felt when they experience failure despite our efforts.
I believe that everyone who walks into my office comes with their own unique personality and life experiences; I don't believe that the same approach works for everyone. People are so much more than the diagnosis or "label" they are given. Getting to know my clients and building a trusting relationship is the most important part of therapy. In the end, my goal is to help my clients rely on their own strengths and successes to help them through personal challenges.
(337) 378-0090
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Lafayette, LA 70508
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Child Therapists

Do I need to attend therapy with my child?

Parents are an integral part of a child’s therapy, but the specifics of their involvement vary. If your child is young, you may attend most or all sessions; if your child is older, you may attend a few sessions or none; sometimes a therapist may ask you to have a session on your own. Whatever the arrangement, you should expect to work collaboratively with the therapist, your child, and your family members to take steps to help support your child.

How long are sessions with child therapists?

Children’s therapy sessions can last 30 minutes, 45 minutes, or 60 minutes. The length of the session may depend on your child’s age and the type of therapy practiced. You can discuss this with therapists you consult and the one you ultimately move forward with.

How do I get a child to agree to seek therapy?

The best approach is to have an open-ended conversation with your child about how they’re doing and what they might be struggling with. When you raise therapy, discuss the concept in an age-appropriate way, for example explaining that a therapist’s job is to help kids handle their hard or uncomfortable feelings. Frame therapy positively, as an opportunity to explore and build emotional skills—it’s an important tool in the toolbox to help kids feel their best.

How can I tell if a therapist is a good fit for my child?

A child needs to feel comfortable opening up about their thoughts and feelings, so if your child feels a sense of comfort, ease, and trust with their therapist, that’s a great sign. In addition, a therapist is a good fit for your child if the two can communicate well together; a clinician should be able to communicate clearly, effectively, and in an age-appropriate manner.