Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Find a therapist in Baton Rouge, Louisiana that meets your needs. Browse our comprehensive list of affordable and licensed therapists in Baton Rouge to find a professional specializing in counseling people with stress, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, grief and more.


Dr. Marie Smith

Ph.D.,NCC,LPC-S
25 years experience
Dr. Marie Smith I have received a Ph.D. and possess board licensure and certification at the state and national l level, as a licensed professional counselor, counselor supervisor, school counselor: k-12, educator and administrator. I have over 20 years of counseling experience. My clinical experiences have been across the age-span. I have provided treatment in schools, hospitals, clinics, and correctional facilities for adults and juveniles. My primary scope of professional practice includes children,... Read More
Dr. Marie Smith I have received a Ph.D. and possess board licensure and certification at the state and national l level, as a licensed professional counselor, counselor supervisor, school counselor: k-12, educator and administrator. I have over 20... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:25 years

Jennifer Rochel

LCSW
15 years experience
Welcome! My name is Jennifer Rochel and I am licensed clinical social worker. If you are exploring better help, it is likely that you are struggling with something significant in your life. I'd like to help. Finding the right counselor that you feel comfortable with is important to have a good alliance in meeting your goals. I believe that creating a safe environment for my client and developing a caring relationship is critical... Read More
Welcome! My name is Jennifer Rochel and I am licensed clinical social worker. If you are exploring better help, it is likely that you are struggling with something significant in your life. I'd like to help. Finding the right counselor... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:15 years

J Patrick "Pat" Wilson

M.A.,LMFT,LPC-S
25 years experience
I have helped many people with emotional and behavioral problems. I specialize in relationship problems, but also work with depression, anxiety, bipolar, anger, sexual problems (including sex addiction), substance abuse, and family issues. I prefer using a solution-oriented, cognitive-behavioral approach to counseling (relapse prevention with substance). In other words, working together, you and I will focus on what you need to do differently in order to bring about the changes you want. I am a... Read More
I have helped many people with emotional and behavioral problems. I specialize in relationship problems, but also work with depression, anxiety, bipolar, anger, sexual problems (including sex addiction), substance abuse, and family issues. I prefer using a solution-oriented, cognitive-behavioral... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:25 years

LaTrina Collins

LPC-S
7 years experience
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Louisiana with over 10 years of experience working as a Psychotherapist. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, anger management, academic issues, and ADHD. I also helped many people who have experienced sexual trauma or emotional abuse. My counseling style is supportive and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with unconditional positive regard, respect, sensitivity,... Read More
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Louisiana with over 10 years of experience working as a Psychotherapist. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, anger... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:7 years

Antoinette Woods

LPC
20 years experience
My name is Ms. Woods and I have over 20 years of experience working in the counseling field. I have worked with children, adolescents and adults. I have worked with many diverse populations and different scopes of practice. I have worked in inpatient facilities as well as corrections. My largest experience with counseling has been working for community mental health. I believe in utilizing a non-judgmental optimistic approach. I... Read More
My name is Ms. Woods and I have over 20 years of experience working in the counseling field. I have worked with children, adolescents and adults. I have worked with many diverse populations and different scopes of practice.... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:20 years

Dr. Keith Wilkerson

Ph.D.,LPC,NCC
3 years experience
I earned a Masters of Arts degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Regent University in 2015. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) #LPC 6526 and hold a license with the Louisiana LPC Board of Examiners located at 8631 Summa Avenue, Baton Rouge, La. 70809 (225-765-2515). In addition to being licensed as an LPC in Louisiana, I hold a national certification as a National Certified Counselor (NCC#630673). I believe that counseling encompasses a... Read More
I earned a Masters of Arts degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Regent University in 2015. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) #LPC 6526 and hold a license with the Louisiana LPC Board of Examiners located at... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:3 years

Lakeytha Clayton

MSW,LCSW
3 years experience
Hi! My name is Lakeytha G. Clayton. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Louisiana. I have been employed in the social work profession for 17 yrs. I have a Bachelor of Social Work from Northwestern State University and a Master of Social Work from Louisiana State University. My specialties are anxiety, depression, Bipolar Disorder, self-esteem/self-image, stress management, and women's issues. I am passionate about working with women and assisting them... Read More
Hi! My name is Lakeytha G. Clayton. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Louisiana. I have been employed in the social work profession for 17 yrs. I have a Bachelor of Social Work from Northwestern State... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:3 years

The State of Mental Health and Care Resources in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Situated on the Mississippi River’s eastern bank, Baton Rouge is the second-largest city and the capital of Louisiana. It boasts a population of 225,374 people according to the 2017 estimates of the U.S. Census Bureau, however the city’s resident count decreased slightly by 1.8% since the 2010 census counts. Baton Rouge is also the parish seat of East Baton Rouge Parish.

The median household income of $39,969 in Baton Rouge is lower than both the state and national averages of $45,652 and $55,322, respectively. In addition, more than one- fourth of the Baton Rouge population lives below the poverty line. Residents with low income are usually less likely to seek mental health care due to their inability to pay.

Another factor impacting Americans’ decision to work with mental health specialists is whether they have health insurance coverage. According to the U.S. Census Bureau 16.2% of Baton Rouge’s population is not insured. In contrast, only 9.7% of Louisiana’s residents and 10.2% of the entire U.S. population under 65 years have no health insurance.

Mental Health Status of the Baton Rouge Community

According to the 2018 Community Health Needs Assessment report published by East Baton Rouge Parish, increasing mental health awareness and resource coordination is one of the top 4 health priorities for the parish as identified by local residents and multiple local government offices.

The Assessment also reports that on average East Baton Rouge residents experience 4 poor mental health days in a month, which is consistent with the statistics for the state of Louisiana as well. Additionally, the CDC’s 500 Cities Project: Local Data for Better Health states that 14.9% of Baton Rouge’s population over 18 years of age reports as having poor mental health at least 14 or more days in a month.

The CDC also reports that 15.7% of the adult population in Baton Rouge engages in binge drinking, 18.8% smokes, 34.4% is obese, and 35.9% does not get enough sleep. While these percentages are consistent with the national averages for the most part, the unhealthy behaviors they represent are often associated with mental disorders, substance abuse problems and most importantly, the absence of medical attention for these conditions.

In addition to the socioeconomic factors such as low income and lack of health insurance mentioned earlier, access to mental health providers in the community is another major reason why people don’t always seek treatment for behavioral and emotional problems. The 2018 Community Health Needs Assessment reports that East Baton Rouge Parish has a ratio of 644 residents to 1 mental health provider. This ratio is higher than the 420:1 average for Louisiana and it indicates that there may not be enough professionals to address the mental health issues in the community.

Mental Health Resources Available to Baton Rouge Residents

Finding the right mental health specialist for yourself or a loved one is not an easy task, especially for individuals with low income or no insurance. Many organizations such as Capital Area Human Services have sliding scale fees for service in order to make their services affordable to the uninsured. CAHS offers programs for adult mental health and addiction, children and adolescent emotional health and substance abuse as well as developmental disabilities.

In addition to these resources, you can find some of Baton Rouge’s top rated mental and behavioral health care providers in our professional directory.