Todd Atkins, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Baton Rouge
I am a psychodynamic psychotherapist and believe most long-term problematic patterns of thinking and feeling have their origins in childhood experiences. People who've experienced trauma, abandonment, neglect or abuse in their family background carry it forward in some way. Unfortunately, the remaining effects are usually unconscious, surrounded by defenses and therefore difficult to access or change on your own. Perhaps you had a parent who was addicted or had a personality disorder or there was a death or painful divorce. If you'd like to resolve your issues at the deepest root level, give me a call.
I work with individuals and couples. We build rapport and trust in the therapeutic relationship and then work toward insight and change through a collaborative process. Focus is given to interpretation and connection of unconscious motives and unresolved conflicts. I recommend sessions once weekly in order to experience maximum benefit.
Through experience and research, I have come to trust in insight as critically important for success in therapy--seeing and understanding the deeper unconscious dynamics of troubling symptoms. This is a far more helpful and lasting cure than merely "getting rid" of the symptoms as in cognitive-behavioral therapy models.
Take the first step to help. Call or Email Todd Atkins now - (225) 395-4207

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 10 Years
  • School: Louisiana State University
  • Year Graduated: 1996
  • License No. and State: 4352 Louisiana

Finances

  • Avg Cost (per session): $120 - $150
Accepted Payment Methods: American Express, Cash, Discover, Mastercard, Visa

Accepted Insurance Plans

  • Out of Network

Additional Credentials

  • Membership: National Assoc. of Social Work / 885459321
  • Member Since: 1996

Specialties

  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Personality Disorders

Issues

  • Addiction
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Borderline Personality
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Narcissistic Personality
  • Narcissistic/Borderline Parent
  • Substance Abuse

Client Focus

Age

  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Dialectical (DBT)
  • Existential
  • Family Systems
  • Gestalt
  • Humanistic
  • Jungian
  • Psychoanalytic
  • Psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic Psychotherapy

Modality

  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group
Last Modified: 21 Jan 2018
Todd Atkins, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Baton Rouge

Todd Atkins

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW