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.


Melissa Adams

LPC, CCM
3 years experience
Hello! My name is Melissa, and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with 10+ years of experience working with adults and families in the areas of healing from trauma and abuse, parenting concerns, pregnancy and postpartum adjustment, PTSD, adjustment disorders, stress and anxiety, grief and loss, separation and divorce, anger management, depression, and life transitions. It is my core belief is that every individual holds the power within themselves to bring about positive change.... Read More
Hello! My name is Melissa, and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with 10+ years of experience working with adults and families in the areas of healing from trauma and abuse, parenting concerns, pregnancy and postpartum adjustment, PTSD, adjustment disorders,... 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

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

Janet Huff

MA, LPC
19 years experience
Life can present us with challenges that are beyond our control. Sometimes we may find it hard to cope with certain events. Relationships may be strained, poor health may arise, or jobs may be difficult to deal with. We may also struggle with grief or the loss of a relationship. In any of these types of events, we may feel alone and not know what to do to feel better. ... Read More
Life can present us with challenges that are beyond our control. Sometimes we may find it hard to cope with certain events. Relationships may be strained, poor health may arise, or jobs may be difficult to deal with.... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 19 years

Patricia "Tris" Holaway

LMFT
20 years experience
I am personally inspired by people who reach outside themselves for answers to life's challenges. Many, many people do not listen to or heed their own spirit nudging them to invite others to "hold the mirror" for them. It takes courage and willpower and I honor that in you! I love this Cherokee proverb: "Those that learn to hear the whispers do not have to hear the screams." Self-awareness and empowerment... Read More
I am personally inspired by people who reach outside themselves for answers to life's challenges. Many, many people do not listen to or heed their own spirit nudging them to invite others to "hold the mirror" for them. ... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 20 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.