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Sarah Ann Fontenelle
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I conduct developmental (including autism assessment) and psychoeducational assessments to identify obstacles to socialization and learning, and develop recommendations for IEP/504 plans. I work with parents to help how they relate to their infants/toddlers, children, and teens, particularly tough kids (i.e. oppositional defiant) and children with other daily struggles. I also perform gifted assessments for preschool and school-aged children. For individuals struggling with life transitions, or issues related to anxiety and ADHD, I conduct cognitive-behavioral and organizational training to promote improvements to daily functioning.
(504) 332-8906
Metairie, LA 70001
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Leslie C Higgins
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
My specialties are disruptive behaviors in children, adolescents, and adults that stem from ADHD, autism spectrum disorders, anxiety, OCD, depression, and family strife.
I enjoy working with children and adults in a personalized approach tailored to each patient's unique situation. My theoretical background is rooted in cognitive behavioral therapy, family therapy, play therapy, and psychodynamic therapy, but I pull from many sources in creating a treatment plan. I enjoy tackling diagnostic puzzles and working closely with patients and families to get to the bottom of what causes disruption in someone's life. Most consider me direct and no nonsense. I trained in Exposure Response Prevention for OCD treatment in both children and adults and enjoy these treatment challenges.
(504) 702-6887
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Metairie, LA 70006
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Logan Williamson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
6 Endorsed
Verified
6 Endorsed
Reaching out to a therapist for problems such as ADHD, Anxiety, Depression or Autism Spectrum Disorders can be tough. Finding someone who is empathetic, experienced and effective is important to change! Over the last 15 years I have helped individuals and families with a wide range of issues, and have developed these specialties. I incorporate Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Family Systems theory, while adding an understanding of neuropsychological functioning to help my clients. These methods have been clinically proven and are evidence based treatments.
(504) 603-3037
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Brittany Williams
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MAMFT, RYT-200
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
This includes but is not limited to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD), Autism , Parenting Support, Domestic Violence, Life Transitions, Military Lifestyles, Premarital Counseling, Grief Counseling, Post-Partum Depression, and Anxiety .
My therapeutic ethos is grounded in the belief that everyone has access to vibrant mental well-being. Trained as a Marriage and Family Therapist, I leverage my systemic perspective to guide my clients back to their innate wisdom and intuition. I honor both the physical and spiritual aspects of the human experience and I believe in the healing and restorative power of deepening our understanding of the mind and body connection. Regardless of the personal crises, life transition, loss, or relational issue(s) you may be facing, peace and balance can still be yours. Let's work together!
(504) 233-6437
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Metairie, LA 70001
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Taylor Ovella Langlois
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC-A, NCC
Verified
Verified
Are you concerned with your child’s communication skills? Are you fearful of the transitions your child is going through? Those concerns and fears are common. It takes strength and patience to be a parent of a child with behavioral issues. I create a safe environment to address the behavioral challenges life presents as your child evolves through the developmental stages of life. When working with you and your child, I will develop a unique treatment plan with emphasis placed on your child’s strengths.
(504) 608-8781
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Metairie, LA 70005
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Jennifer Pla M.ed. Bcba Lba Ryt
MEd, BCBA, LBA, RYT
With over 20 years of experience providing Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and other Educational, Behavioral & Mindfulness services to children with and without special needs, I am confident that I will be able to assist your family in achieving your goals. Through assessing what motivates, inspires and hinders your child's social, emotional, behavioral and academic growth, I will create an evidence-based, parenting plan unique to your child's needs.
(619) 949-3769
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Metairie, LA 70005
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Brennan Behavior Group
PhD, BCAB
Verified
Verified
At Brennan Behavior Group, we strive to provide a very supportive and open atmosphere where we can work with you to discover the personal strengths and weaknesses which drive your life. Our goal is to educate our clients so that they can feel informed when making decisions in their life and navigating their relationships.
(504) 507-8815
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Metairie, LA 70005
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Empowered Path Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I have been working with clients for four years. Through my life experience and education I believe developing supportive relationships has the power to reduce the effects of trauma for the child, parents and families. Allowing a safe space for people to explore their emotions and develop skills to create a congruent environment around them and navigate the unknowns in life.
(504) 732-1546
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Metairie, LA 70002
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NOLA Art Therapy and Counseling, LLC
Art Therapist, MS, ATR, LPC
Verified
Verified
Sometimes extra help and support are needed to successfully navigate through the challenging and difficult situations that arise in life. By seeking therapy, you will receive our support while we work as a team to better understand your challenging life situations. If you make a commitment to change and work on improving yourself and your situation, therapy can give you the tools you need to face future life challenges. In a comfortable and supportive environment, we offer a highly personalized approach made to meet the needs of each individual client and/or family to help them achieve personal growth.
(504) 273-7851
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Metairie, LA 70005
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Gasper James Bongiovani
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, BACS
Verified
Verified
I work with children, adolescents, adults, and couples, addressing a variety of challenges, including anxiety, depression, family issues, relationships, self-esteem, anger management, ADHD, personality disorder, behavioral challenges, etc. I have 16 years of experience providing intensive outpatient counseling to individuals and groups. I strongly believe that counseling is a partnership between the therapist and the client, designed to arrive at the needed objectives and goals. Whereas the therapist has skills and training, the client is always the expert on themselves and their families. Only through working together with regard for the dignity and worth of each individual can challenges be alleviated and strengths enhanced.
(504) 556-2635
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Metairie, LA 70002
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Brandy Sheth
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Do you feel sad, anxious, stressed out, not sure where to turn? Do you have trouble sleeping or just not happy with the direction your life is going? Are you struggling with addiction or relationship issues? By making the brave decision to attend therapy, we can work on these issues resulting in less anxiety and depression and improved quality of life. I am a licensed professional counselor with over 14 years experience. I specialize in anxiety, depression and relationship issues.
(504) 684-5260
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Metairie, LA 70002
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Shannon Watson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Congrats for taking the first step to a better life. I have over 20 years of working in the medical field in the role as a social worker. I am Army National Guard Veteran. My experience and unique gift of allowing you to explore patterns and work together on developing plans to ensure change. I have the experience of being a single, parent whom undergone domestic violence, I can assist in tackling this experience with a positive outlook. I provide mental health services to New Orleans metro area, ages 5yo- 99+. I look forward to beginning a journey to rediscovering yourself.
(504) 285-2429
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Metairie, LA 70005
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Allison Lugo
Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
I enjoy working with adults, families, adolescents, and children. I have worked with issues such as grief, trauma, depression, anxiety, divorce/separation, family issues, coping with life changes, self-esteem, emotional regulation, and bullying. The needs and goals of my clients are to discover personal wellness and empowerment. I also help build a better bond and understanding between parents and their children/adolescents.
(985) 238-3714
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Metairie, LA 70005
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Melissa J Aubert
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
As a Clinical Psychologist and Clinical Neuropsychologist, I offer a variety of services for children, adolescents, and adults. I conduct Neuropsychological and Psychological evaluations for head injuries, neurological conditions (e.g., seizure disorders, stroke), Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), learning disabilities, developmental disorders (e.g., Autistic Spectrum Disorder, Intellectual Deficiency), auditory processing disorders, and lead poisoning. I offer general intelligence assessment for employment, Gifted placement, and school admission, as well as psychological evaluations for surgery clearance (e.g., bariatric surgery candidates). For more information on the services I provide, please see my personal website: www.nolaneuropsych.com.
(504) 315-1006 x2
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Metairie, LA 70002
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Emma Boelter
Provisional Licensed Professional Counselor, PLPC, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Hi there, welcome to my page! Here’s a bit about my approach to counseling: I am a highly relational individual and see the client-counselor relationship as the foundation to all meaningful therapy. I deeply believe that each one of us intrinsically possesses unique value and is deserving of love, respect, and the opportunity to evolve. I believe that my clients, both adults and children, are the experts on themselves. It is my intention to create a non-judgmental space and support my clients as they excavate through the layers that prevent them from accessing their natural intuition, and move in the direction of growth.
(504) 732-0351
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Metairie, LA 70005
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Sudeeptha Bowie
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I am a licensed social worker with over twenty years of experience in counseling diverse groups of people. I take a holistic approach to counseling including; cognitive/behavioral , analytical, and goal/solution oriented models. We provide a private, safe, trusting, compassionate, and respectful atmosphere. I am passionate about a goal oriented practical approach to bring about positive change. Take that first step; call or email me for an appointment, free consult or more information. I will contact you within 24 hrs. 504-250-3337. ssdl@live.com Thank you for your consideration.
(504) 290-0750
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Metairie, LA 70001
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Aurora Popich Daigle
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NBCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I have worked with adolescents and young adults for 21 years and enjoy helping them seek change and solutions to what might be adjustment disorders, stress, depression, or anxiety. I have extensive experience in grief support work, learning issues, self-esteem, developmental changes, and relationship issues. My focus with each client is one of a caring and compassionate manner using a holistic and cognitive behavioral approach to help each individual or family obtain their goal.
(504) 264-9731
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Metairie, LA 70006
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Dr. Robert E. Schmidt, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, D-MFT, NCC, LPC-S, MTh
Life has a tendency to create difficult moments for all of us. As these moments enter our world we have to deal with them head on. Our practice provides a comfortable, private atmosphere that is conducive to creating a sense of well-being which aids in the process of brighter days ahead. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor presently working on my dissertation for a Doctorate in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Louisiana at Monroe as well as a former graduate of Loyola University, Notre Dame Seminary and Our Lady of Holy Cross College.
(504) 383-7147
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Bobbi Kizer
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
*Be aware I am not currently taking any new patients due to my schedule being completely full for the foreseeable future. I believe that healing can happen through the process of empathic and supportive counseling. I work with mood issues, personality disorders, grief, substance use and much more. I utilize a culturally sensitive and holistic psychodynamic style of therapy. This approach encourages development in all areas of life (relationships, thoughts, behaviors, emotions, careers, etc.), and pays special attention to unconscious factors and cultural identity (race, religion, sexuality, gender, disability, etc).
(504) 265-1485
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Metairie, LA 70005
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Dr. Ashley Constance Carey, LPC, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC
Verified
Verified
TODAY'S COUNSELORS ARE VITAL MEMBERS OF THE FAMILY TEAM. THEY HELP ALL PEOPLE IN THE AREAS OF ACADEMIC/CAREER ACHIEVEMENT, PERSONAL/SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT, CONFLICT RESOLUTION, COMMUNICATION SKILLS, TRAUMA, DIVORCE, GRIEF, FAMILY COUNSELING, COUPLES' COUNSELING, AND CAREER DEVELOPMENT... She primarily works with children ages 10-15 with various modalities of therapy including, but not limited to play therapy, talk therapy, art therapy and music therapy and their family members. She also specializes in couples' and family therapy.
(504) 266-0580
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Metairie, LA 70001
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Autism Therapists

What is the most effective treatment for autism?

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) has come to be considered the standard treatment for children with autism spectrum disorder, and research has confirmed its effectiveness for many children. Therapists trained in ABA techniques work with children (and their parents) on developing social skills, communication and learning abilities, and everyday habits of hygiene and grooming. The clinician will tailor their program to the child’s particular need but the overarching goal will be to help them advance as far as possible toward independence based on their level of symptoms and decrease the need for additional special services. Families should seek a mental health professional specifically trained in ABA, and holding special certification in the technique, who has extensive experience not only with the approach but in using it with children with the same level of symptoms as the child who needs care.

How does ABA work?

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) sessions, which typically focus on positive reinforcement, can be intensive, lasting two or more hours several times a week, and continuing for two years or more. Therapists can also be expected to ask parents to take an active role in reinforcing lessons. Research has found that the technique can lead to major improvements that decrease the need for additional special services.

How does treatment for autism work?

Therapy sessions based on Applied Behavior Analysis will likely be frequent, intensive, and highly structured. After a thorough assessment, a therapist will help a child understand and develop skills in a range of areas, including communication, motor skills, social skills, self-care, play, and academic skills, as well as routines of daily living like hygiene. Typically, the therapist will help a child break down the components of a behavior—often referred to as the antecedent (what prompts an action), the behavior, and the consequence(what immediately follows)—and then reward the child at every step, while also asking parents to reinforce the lessons, and the rewards, throughout the day. This core therapy may be supplemented by occupational or speech therapy, and antidepressants, antipsychotics, and anticonvulsants may be prescribed to address specific severe symptoms.

How long does therapy for autism take?

Some people with autism spectrum disorder may be engaged in some level of therapy for many years, but research shows that treatment will be most effective if it is begun early and delivered intensively. When therapy begins by age 3, children tend to be better able to grasp and adopt the skills needed to manage everyday life, including attending school and establishing social relationships. This type of early-intervention treatment regimen is highly structured, typically involving 20 to 40 hours of one-on-one therapy per week, along with additional hours of engagement managed by parents, for a period of two years of more, although the duration of treatment is dependent on the child’s level of symptoms and pace of progress.