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.


Erika Mateus

LCSW
5 years experience
I am a Clinical Social Worker and I am currently pursuing a PhD in Integrative Medicine. For several years I have been working with people from different backgrounds, ages, and cultures, including veterans and women victims of domestic violence and abuse. I have also coached and trained executives and supervisors in leadership and personal growth and provided coaching in their areas of need. During my years of experience, I have supported and cooperated with individuals dealing... Read More
I am a Clinical Social Worker and I am currently pursuing a PhD in Integrative Medicine. For several years I have been working with people from different backgrounds, ages, and cultures, including veterans and women victims of domestic violence and... Read More
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  • Languages: English, Spanish
  • Experience: 5 years

Sandra Johnson

M.Ed, LPC, LMFT
22 years experience
Hi, I'm Sandra Johnson, a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with more than 20 years of experience in the helping profession. I believe that nothing really happens by chance so whichever road that you traveled to get here is because you were already on a journey to wellness. I work daily to create an environment of holistic care that will hopefully assist you in finding your well place. I have... Read More
Hi, I'm Sandra Johnson, a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with more than 20 years of experience in the helping profession. I believe that nothing really happens by chance so whichever road that you traveled to... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 22 years

VaKendall Long

LCSW
6 years experience
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 15 years of experience in the social work field. I have over 6 years of experience providing counseling and mental health services. I have extensive knowledge working with individuals who have experienced some type of trauma or mental health crisis; specifically, individuals who have experienced trauma, depression, anxiety, behavioral issues, and anger issues. I enjoy working with a diverse clientele; I enjoy helping people in general... Read More
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 15 years of experience in the social work field. I have over 6 years of experience providing counseling and mental health services. I have extensive knowledge working with individuals who have... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 6 years

Dr. Lynell Howard

PhD, LPC, NCC
20 years experience
I am Dr. Lynell Howard and I am a licensed professional counselor who has practiced counseling and therapy since 1998. I am licensed as a professional counselor in Georgia and Louisiana, and have worked as a school psychologist, in community mental health, in Military communities, and private practice. I have extensive experience working with age groups ranging from 13-65 and with individuals, couples, and with select groups, including military, the millennial generation, and LGBTQ+... Read More
I am Dr. Lynell Howard and I am a licensed professional counselor who has practiced counseling and therapy since 1998. I am licensed as a professional counselor in Georgia and Louisiana, and have worked as a school psychologist, in community... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 20 years

Antonio Thrower

MA, LPC
5 years experience
Hello, I am the owner of Affirming Solutions Counseling where I also provide online counseling as well. Contact is (318)383-3192 and admin@affirmingsolutionscounseling.com . I have been in the counseling profession for 5 years as of 2019. I earned a M.A. degree in Counseling and Guidance with a concentration in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and also a graduate certificate in Domestic and Family Violence from Louisiana Tech University in 2014. My B.A. is in... Read More
Hello, I am the owner of Affirming Solutions Counseling where I also provide online counseling as well. Contact is (318)383-3192 and admin@affirmingsolutionscounseling.com . I have been in the counseling profession for 5 years as of 2019. I earned a... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 years

Dr. Tanya Harrell

PhD, General, Psychology, LPC, NCC
5 years experience
As we transition through life and experience what this world has to offer, we start to realize that there is both good and bad, happiness and sadness, anxiety and joy. Moments in our lives may require insights from others and help may be necessary. That is my goal here...to help in the best way I can. Throughout my professional counseling career, I have had the unique experiences of work with individuals of... Read More
As we transition through life and experience what this world has to offer, we start to realize that there is both good and bad, happiness and sadness, anxiety and joy. Moments in our lives may require insights from others and... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 years

Taylor Draughn

LPC-S, LMFT
7 years experience
Life can throw a great deal of issues our way, and it is often not easy to know what to do. An unbiased, empathetic outsider can be all someone needs to start the process of working through the issues they are facing. Hello! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of Louisiana. I have worked in this field for over seven years with individuals, families, and... Read More
Life can throw a great deal of issues our way, and it is often not easy to know what to do. An unbiased, empathetic outsider can be all someone needs to start the process of working through the issues they... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 years

Jenise Aydell-Hontiveros

LCSW, BACS
12 years experience
Hi, I’m Jenise, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Board Approved Clinical Supervisor in Louisiana with 12 years of experience in the mental health field. I graduated from Southeastern Louisiana University with a bachelors degree in psychology then earned my masters degree in social work from Southern University of New Orleans. My interest in the mental health field began in high school when I took a psychology class. This is when I realized I... Read More
Hi, I’m Jenise, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Board Approved Clinical Supervisor in Louisiana with 12 years of experience in the mental health field. I graduated from Southeastern Louisiana University with a bachelors degree in psychology then earned my... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 12 years

Chelsea Cooper

LCSW
3 years experience
I understand that asking for help can be scary and difficult for any person. Putting your trust in others can be unnerving. I would like to be a calming force in the storm for you. I believe in meeting our clients where they are, physically and emotionally. It is my personal belief that no individual, couple, or family are the same, so I am able to completely individualize your care. I am a licensed clinical... Read More
I understand that asking for help can be scary and difficult for any person. Putting your trust in others can be unnerving. I would like to be a calming force in the storm for you. I believe in meeting our... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 years

Joanika LeBlanc

MS, LPC
7 years experience
“These mountains that you are carrying, you were only supposed to climb”. – Najwa Zebian Hello & thank you for visiting my profile! First, I want to acknowledge your decision to seek counseling at this point in your life- good for you. So often we rush to help or take care of others, while ignoring or minimizing our own needs. This is a great step towards self-care, and so I’ll share some of my beliefs and... Read More
“These mountains that you are carrying, you were only supposed to climb”. – Najwa Zebian Hello & thank you for visiting my profile! First, I want to acknowledge your decision to seek counseling at this point in your life- good for... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 years

Danielle Lee

LPC, LPC-S
6 years experience
Danielle Lee has several years of mental health experience. Ms. Lee is a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor. She has worked as a Mental Health Professional, Clinical Manager, and Clinical Director. She has experience with working with Medicaid health plans as a Behavioral Health Advocate and Utilization Manager. Read More
Danielle Lee has several years of mental health experience. Ms. Lee is a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor. She has worked as a Mental Health Professional, Clinical Manager, and Clinical Director. She has experience with working with Medicaid health plans as a Behavioral Health Advocate and Utilization Manager. Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 6 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.