Lou Irwin

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW

Verified by Psychology Today
(504) 666-3406 Website

Lou Irwin

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW

Verified by Psychology Today

Location

3001 Ursulines Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70119
(504) 666-3406
Offers online therapy

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Additional Location

Monroe, LA 71201
(318) 388-8845
Announcement icon Because of COVID-19, I am only doing Zoom Telehealth sessions. March 15, 2022 I plan to offer in-person sessions to those vaccinated.

About

I am committed to meeting you where you are. I work hard to understand and validate what it is like to be you. So, your goals for therapy are the crucial foundation for our work together. If you experience that I really do understand and validate you and your goals, then I believe you will allow me to challenge you in helpful ways when it becomes difficult to make significant changes that you want to make. I also believe that work with at least five dimensions (MIND, BODY, SOUL, SYSTEM, and STORY) in an organic and natural way can help you succeed in meeting your goals, even if other approaches have not been successful.
After having an full-time private practice in New Orleans, LA since 1985, I now specialize in seeing persons with complex trauma, major life transitions, and men's issues. In the tackling of difficult life dilemmas, I also find that integrating my clients' own spirituality and their own concern for social justice issues gives deeper meaning to therapy.
If you have been struggling with vexing problems for some time, I invite you to contact me. Your action of reaching out for therapy is actually a major beginning of your positive, self-chosen change. You may even find yourself implementing some concrete steps of positive change right after contacting me. If so, you and I together can build on those steps.
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Finances

  • Cost per Session: $125 - $150
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: Cash, Check, Mastercard, Visa
I do not accept insurance. My full fee is $150, reduced to $125 if you pay by check. If you are experiencing financial hardship, it's $75.
Email me or call (504) 666-3406 with questions.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 37 Years
  • License: Louisiana / 1593
  • School: Tulane School of Social Work
  • Year Graduated: 1979

Additional Credentials

  • Degree: Southern Baptist Seminary / M. Div.
  • Year graduated: 1975

Lou Irwin's Groups

Weekly men's group

I co-lead, with Dr. Jim O'Neil, a weekly men's therapy group. We have done this group together for over 30 years. Men in the group work on a range of issues--intimate relationships, parenting, work issues, meaning of life issues, and other goals each man is addressing. The group serves as a container for and laboratory for identifying healthier behaviors, practicing them in group, and carrying them into all dimensions of their lives. By doing this, the group becomes an experience in a community committed to the healthy growth of each member.

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Twice a month co-ed support group

For the past 14 years, I have led a twice-a-month support therapy group. This group was started in the wake of Hurricane Katrina for clients to do longer-term work in an affordable way. The women and men in this group work on: intimate relationships, parenting, work issues, meaning of life issues, and other goals. The group serves as a container for and laboratory for identifying healthier behaviors and carrying them into all dimensions of their lives. By doing this, the group becomes an experience in a community committed to the healthy growth of each member.

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Supervision and Consultation Group

While teaching practice courses at the Tulane School of Social Work for 30 years, I have also enjoyed mentoring younger social workers in supervision and consultation groups. I share handouts and techniques I have learned from a range of trainings--including Mentalization-based Therapy, Somatic Experiencing, Bowenian Family Systems, Yalom's interpersonal/existential group psychotherapy, Walsh's approach to spirituality in therapy, and McGoldrick's, Boyd-Franklin's, Falicov's, and Aponte's multi-cultural approaches to family therapy. I also encourage group participants to develop their own specialities and to share them in the group.

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Location

3001 Ursulines Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70119
(504) 666-3406
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Other Location +

Additional Location

Monroe, LA 71201
(318) 388-8845
Specialties
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Spirituality
  • Family Conflict
Issues
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Grief
  • Integrating social justice concerns into therapy
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Men's Issues
  • Parenting
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Somatic Experiencing
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation

Client Focus

Faith: Christian
Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
  • Teen
Communities
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Clinical Supervision and Licensed Supervisors
  • Coaching
  • Compassion Focused
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Existential
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Humanistic
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal
  • Mentalization-Based Therapy
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Multicultural
  • Narrative
  • Person-Centered
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Somatic
  • Somatic Experiencing
  • Strength-Based
  • Structural Family Therapy
  • Transpersonal
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family

Links

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Last Modified: 30 Nov 2022
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Lou Irwin

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW