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.


Brittany Dent

MA, LPC-S
8 years experience
I am a mental health counselor with 9 years of experience in providing individual and family counseling. My goal as a counselor is to help clients tap into their full potential, so that they can bloom into their purpose. My counseling style incorporates cognitive behavioral therapy and reality therapy. I prefer to incorporate interventions and strategies that are tailored to meet the client's individual needs. It is important to me that I... Read More
I am a mental health counselor with 9 years of experience in providing individual and family counseling. My goal as a counselor is to help clients tap into their full potential, so that they can bloom into their purpose.... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 8 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

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

Dr. Dawn Ferrara

LPC-S, LMFT, BC-TMH
23 years experience
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 also hold the BC-TMH credential which means I have additional training in providing telemental health services. I have a Master's degree in marriage and family counseling.... Read More
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)... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 23 years

Janet Huff

MA, LPC
20 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: 20 years

Ryan Forbes

LPC-S
3 years experience
Hello! My name is Ryan Forbes. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Louisiana. I received my Masters Degree from Asbury Theological Seminary in 2008. I do not call myself a Biblical Counselor but I am able to work in that direction if that is something you value. I have been married for almost 20 years and I have four children. I am interested in helping you become the best person you... Read More
Hello! My name is Ryan Forbes. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Louisiana. I received my Masters Degree from Asbury Theological Seminary in 2008. I do not call myself a Biblical Counselor but I am able... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 years

Myisha Jackson

LPC
3 years experience
Are you a woman struggling to cope with career stress, parenting, relationships, or family issues? Do you feel hopeless or “stuck” with your current life stressors? Maybe you are a guardian of a preteen or teen and noticed a decline in their grades or negative changes in their behavior. What if I told you that there is someone available to listen and provide you with effective coping strategies? I cannot promise you that I will... Read More
Are you a woman struggling to cope with career stress, parenting, relationships, or family issues? Do you feel hopeless or “stuck” with your current life stressors? Maybe you are a guardian of a preteen or teen and noticed a decline... 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.