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.


Julie Este-McDonald

MA, LPC
3 years experience
I work with clients with a variety of issues. I find that most of the time, people seek help because they realize that their life is just not where they want it to be, and they realize that there is something more. I help clients deal with the things that they feel are holding them back, whether it be circumstances, trauma, history, or things they believe about themselves. Although I offer counseling services to people... Read More
I work with clients with a variety of issues. I find that most of the time, people seek help because they realize that their life is just not where they want it to be, and they realize that there is... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 years

Dr. Julius Austin

PhD, LPC, NCC
7 years experience
Hello and welcome! I am excited to start our journey together. I'll share a little about my educational background, my clinical experience, and then my hopes for our relationship. I earned a B.S. in Psychology and Exercise & Sports Science and an M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor. I also went on to earn a Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision from the University of Wyoming. My clinical work includes... Read More
Hello and welcome! I am excited to start our journey together. I'll share a little about my educational background, my clinical experience, and then my hopes for our relationship. I earned a B.S. in Psychology and Exercise & Sports Science and... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 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

Vanice Zenon

LCSW
15 years experience
My name is Vanice Zenon, I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I am committed to providing quality counseling services to individuals, couples and families. It is a hard decision sometimes to seek support and I am committed to making the therapy process comfortable and insightful. I have several years of experience in the field of social work and I am focused on meeting the potential needs of the client. I believe it is important... Read More
My name is Vanice Zenon, I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I am committed to providing quality counseling services to individuals, couples and families. It is a hard decision sometimes to seek support and I am committed to making... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 15 years

Kristin Hitron

LCSW
5 years experience
I am a licensed social worker in Louisiana with over five years of experience working as a counselor. I have worked in a variety of settings with clients who have a range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues and life changes. My counseling style is client-centered and grounded in the autonomy and worth of the person being counseled. The most important part of therapy is the alliance created between you and... Read More
I am a licensed social worker in Louisiana with over five years of experience working as a counselor. I have worked in a variety of settings with clients who have a range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 years

Meacco Verdun

MS, LPC, BCC
15 years experience
Welcome, my name is Meacco and I am a licensed professional counselor and a board-certified coach in the state of Louisiana. I have over 15 years of experience working in the mental health field. I have worked and volunteered in a variety of settings including an in-patient substance abuse treatment facility for women, hotline for suicide prevention and in high schools. I have the most experience dealing with anxiety, PTSD, family/relationships, life transitions, LGBTQ, identity... Read More
Welcome, my name is Meacco and I am a licensed professional counselor and a board-certified coach in the state of Louisiana. I have over 15 years of experience working in the mental health field. I have worked and volunteered in... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 15 years

Monica Cruz

LCSW, BACS
11 years experience
Greetings! If you are reading this then you have taken the first step towards creating your new and improved self. This is often very difficult and I commend you on your courage and resolve. The road to self-improvement is often a lifelong journey and many people run into difficulties of all sorts along the way. Do not be discouraged! You are not alone. My goal is to give you... Read More
Greetings! If you are reading this then you have taken the first step towards creating your new and improved self. This is often very difficult and I commend you on your courage and resolve. The road to... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 11 years

Tracie Mincks

MS, LPC, NCC
7 years experience
Hi! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Louisiana. I am also a National Certified Counselor. I have seven years of experience as a practicing therapist working in private and public agencies. I have a great deal of experience working with those who are coping with depression, stress and anxiety, grief and loss, and parenting issues. Relationship problems, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, LGBT and gender identity, bipolar, anger management, and career... Read More
Hi! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Louisiana. I am also a National Certified Counselor. I have seven years of experience as a practicing therapist working in private and public agencies. I have a great deal... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 years

Rhonda Yousef

MS, LPC
3 years experience
Do you often feel like you are at the mercy of your next bad mood? Do you sometimes think your emotions are the driving, and sometimes uncontrollable, force in your life? I can help you find emotional balance and increased stability in your life. I would love to empower you to see that although they can feel powerful, your emotions do not have control over you. I have been a therapist for over nine years,... Read More
Do you often feel like you are at the mercy of your next bad mood? Do you sometimes think your emotions are the driving, and sometimes uncontrollable, force in your life? I can help you find emotional balance and increased... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 years

Lynn Thibodeaux

LCSW, LISW
11 years experience
My name is Lynn Thibodeaux and I earned a Masters Degree from The University of Iowa in 2019 with a focus in Individual, Family and Group therapy. I am licensed in Louisiana as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, in Mississippi as a Licensed Certified Social Worker and in Iowa as a Licensed Independent Social Worker. My experience includes working with anxiety, stress, ADHD, trauma/abuse and family issues. I have worked with children, adolescents,... Read More
My name is Lynn Thibodeaux and I earned a Masters Degree from The University of Iowa in 2019 with a focus in Individual, Family and Group therapy. I am licensed in Louisiana as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, in Mississippi... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 11 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.