Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in New Orleans, Louisiana

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


Catherine Gallagher

MA,LPC,EMDR-therapist
5 years experience
Hi all! Thank you so much for looking at my BetterHelp page. I have worked in substance abuse and mental health since graduating with my master's degree in 2014. I received my Bachelor of Science from Buffalo State College in Buffalo, NY. I had an inner calling to help others, and made the decision to move forward with my training as a therapist. I continued my education at Medaille College, where I earned a... Read More
Hi all! Thank you so much for looking at my BetterHelp page. I have worked in substance abuse and mental health since graduating with my master's degree in 2014. I received my Bachelor of Science from Buffalo State College in... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:5 years

Gayle Reed

MSW,LCSW
3 years experience
Welcome to Better Help! I am glad you have decided to take the first steps to address the challenges you are facing. I know it can be difficult to reach out and discuss personal issues with someone. An important part of counseling is finding a counselor you can connect with. I want to provide you with some information about me in order to help you decide if I may be able... Read More
Welcome to Better Help! I am glad you have decided to take the first steps to address the challenges you are facing. I know it can be difficult to reach out and discuss personal issues with someone. ... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:3 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

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

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

Tami Bullock

MS,LPC
5 years experience
Reaching out for help is a bold move and requires courage. Finding the right therapist can be challenging, but so worth it. I hope you find the support and encouragement you seek. I view the therapeutic relationship as a partnership between therapist and client. You, as the client, are the expert in your life and my role is to partner with you to help you become empowered to function in healthier ways. As a... Read More
Reaching out for help is a bold move and requires courage. Finding the right therapist can be challenging, but so worth it. I hope you find the support and encouragement you seek. I view the therapeutic relationship as a... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:5 years

Ashley Mcguffee

LPC-S
17 years experience
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and board approved supervisor (LPC-S), governed by the LOUISIANA Licensed Professional Counselors Board of Examiners #3997. I earned a master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from The University of Louisiana at Monroe in 2002. I have been licensed since 2007. I enjoy working with all age groups from age 2-elderly clients. I am comfortable working in individual settings and group settings. I have... Read More
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and board approved supervisor (LPC-S), governed by the LOUISIANA Licensed Professional Counselors Board of Examiners #3997. I earned a master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from The University of Louisiana at Monroe... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:17 years

Ali Jackson

LCSW,in,Texas,LCSW,in,Louisiana
30 years experience
Yes, it is about you and no, it's not fair. In a perfect world, nothing bad ever happens. If it did, the burden certainly wouldn’t be on you to be the one to adjust. But, how is that working for you right now -to be the one with the fall-out and not making a change? Perhaps you’ve made great strides but could use some support with what is presently happening in your... Read More
Yes, it is about you and no, it's not fair. In a perfect world, nothing bad ever happens. If it did, the burden certainly wouldn’t be on you to be the one to adjust. But, how is that... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:30 years

Linda Towry

LCSW
34 years experience
So, you're looking for a therapist and not sure how to choose among all the excellent therapists BetterHelp has to offer. It IS important to have a therapist with whom you feel comfortable and who has expertise in the areas of concern that have brought you to this site. Am I the right therapist for you? Maybe. Let me tell you a little about myself. I have been a Social Worker... Read More
So, you're looking for a therapist and not sure how to choose among all the excellent therapists BetterHelp has to offer. It IS important to have a therapist with whom you feel comfortable and who has expertise in the... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:34 years

Michael Sanders

M.Ed,LPC
3 years experience
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor based in the New Orleans area of Louisiana. I have been in Private Practice for four years counseling young adults, teens, and adults. My experience comes from providing mental health counseling for a variety of issues, including depression, anxiety, grief/loss, PTSD, Bi-polar disorder, trauma, relationships and extensive work with military veterans. My therapy approach draws from the Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, which is a... Read More
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor based in the New Orleans area of Louisiana. I have been in Private Practice for four years counseling young adults, teens, and adults. My experience comes from providing mental health... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:3 years

Guide to Mental Health Professionals in New Orleans, Louisiana

New Orleans, Louisiana is known to many as a major cultural landmark of the United States. Known for its Mardi Gras events as well as other events that revolve around its culture and origin of being primarily inhabited by French colonizers in times past, New Orleans is known as a city that is in a constant state of celebration.

However, like any other city, like New Orleans is not always in a constant state of celebration, and anyone who lives there are subject to stress and other mental health issues that can and do warrant seeing a mental health professional. This will serve as a guide to not only finding mental health professionals in New Orleans but will also serve as a guide to facts about New Orleans that could warrant seeing a mental health professional.

The Lesson from Katrina

In what many would consider a major event not only in the history of New Orleans but also the history of the United States, hurricane Katrina affected the city almost permanently in 2005, reducing the city to its foundation. Additionally, the city did not get as much relief and assistance as it needed to, which resulted in its survivors suffering nearly insurmountable losses of all kinds. It was revealed that many of the people who lived in New Orleans did not prepare for Katrina, as they were likely in a state of panic.

One thing that mental health professionals specialize in is addressing feelings of panic and stress, as well as the development of the necessary leadership qualities that are necessary to prepare or a hurricane. While it is still a good idea to gather information from different sources about how to physically prepare for a hurricane (in terms of what to stock up on and what to install in your windows, among other things), a mental health professional can help you mentally prepare for a hurricane, which can result in a much less stressful approach to hurricane preparation.

The Dark Side of Entertainment

As mentioned previously, New Orleans is home to some of the most diverse entertainment venues in the entire United States. But that title comes with a price: and that price is violent crime. According to its Wikipedia page, New Orleans has a very dark history of violent crime that remains relevant to this day. As of last year, New Orleans currently has the highest rate of firearm violence.

This can affect mental health on two fronts. The first is a fear for safety. While fear can be very normal and, in this case,, understandable, it can still prevent somebody from doing things that they want to do with their lives. In this case, it can prevent somebody from enjoying what the city has to offer. Mental health professionals can assist in managing these very normal and understandable feelings of fear, this way they do not grow into feelings of paranoia.

Where and how to find a mental health professional in New Orleans

There is a high demand for mental health professionals in New Orleans. People are more aware what happened after hurricane Katrina as well as the unfortunate violent crime trends. From this, there is a higher demand for mental health professionals. Among the established networks and databases that exist to seek out these mental health professionals, e-counseling is a useful network and database. It contains listings for local mental health professionals that offer online therapy, as well as their prices and what they specialize in.