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.

Denise Matherne

Denise Matherne, LPC, NCC

I am a licensed professional counselor in Louisiana and a national certified counselor with over 11 years of experience. I am aware that counseling can appear to be overwhelming and intimidating. However it does not have to be this way. As we seek validation and acceptance in our lives, there are certain paths that we must take to find them. I believe one of the most important things is for Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 11 years


Dr. Dawn Ferrara

Dr. Dawn Ferrara, LPC, LMFT

Hello and welcome! I am so glad that you have made the decision to reach out. It can be hard to reach out to someone you don't know and ask for help. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT). I live and work in South Louisiana. I have a Master's degree in marriage and family counseling. I also hold a doctorate in psychology. I'm also Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 23 years


Teralyn Hobbs

Teralyn Hobbs, LCSW

Life is complicated. Let's talk about it. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Hawaii. I hold a Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Texas at Austin. I utilize various treatment modalities to help engage and empower clients in processing their experiences. I specializes in working with children, adolescents, and adults who have been impacted by experiences during childhood, family issues, and relationship issues. I believe in Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 years


Joanika LeBlanc

Joanika LeBlanc, LPC

“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...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 6 years


Tara Lemon

Tara Lemon, MA, LPC

Welcome! I am so glad that you have reached out and decided to take steps to better your life and relationships. I know that it can be very difficult to reach out to someone that you don't know and ask for help. I understand this and will do my best to make you feel comfortable and confident in my ability to help guide you in the right direction. As we begin our initial Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 10 years


Ashley  Mcguffee

Ashley Mcguffee, LPC

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), 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 received continuing education in Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 16 years


Latrice Richards

Latrice Richards, LPC, CLC

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Certified Life Coach and I am really looking forward to working with you. I believe that we have the ability to solve our own problems, but that sometimes we need a little help figuring out how to do that in real life. It is important for us to work as a team; building trust in one another, exploring and defining your true needs, and developing and working Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 years


Dr. Tanya Harrell

Dr. Tanya Harrell, PhD, General, Psychology, LPC, NCC

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...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 years


Leonis Woods

Leonis Woods, LCSW

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Louisiana with several years of clinical experience working with people of varying backgrounds with moderate to severe mental health issues. I received my Masters from Tulane University School of Social Work, and I received my Bachelors from University of Louisiana at Lafayette in Psychology with a minor in Child and Family Studies. My therapeutic style is generally described as warm and inviting. I use Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 6 years


Melissa DiLosa

Melissa DiLosa, MA, LPC, NCC

I am a mental health counselor licensed in Louisiana with over 5 years of experience working as mental health counselor in private practice and rehabilitation counselor in the community. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, anger management issues, self-esteem and motivational issues, parenting problems, career challenges, OCD and ADHD. I also helped people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. My counseling style is Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 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.