Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Shreveport, Louisiana

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


Cassandre Deus

LCSW
3 years experience
Taking a step towards your future requires first looking at your past. Analyzing current/past choices and coping with trauma takes work. It isn’t easy, but this is where I come in. I will provide you with a safe space to start this work. We will examine anxiety, sadness, and/or despair attached to your past-self. This work is intended to give you a better understanding of your patterns in order to strengthen your mental health... Read More
Taking a step towards your future requires first looking at your past. Analyzing current/past choices and coping with trauma takes work. It isn’t easy, but this is where I come in. I will provide you with a safe space... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 years

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

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

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

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

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

Dr. Lynell Howard

PhD, LPC, NCC
20 years experience
I am Dr. Lynell Howard and I am a licensed professional counselor who has practiced counseling and therapy since 1998. I am licensed as a professional counselor in Georgia and Louisiana, and have worked as a school psychologist, in community mental health, in Military communities, and private practice. I have extensive experience working with age groups ranging from 13-65 and with individuals, couples, and with select groups, including military, the millennial generation, and LGBTQ+... Read More
I am Dr. Lynell Howard and I am a licensed professional counselor who has practiced counseling and therapy since 1998. I am licensed as a professional counselor in Georgia and Louisiana, and have worked as a school psychologist, in community... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 20 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

Dana White

MSW, LCSW
15 years experience
Hello! Welcome to my page. I am Dana White, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Texas and Louisiana. I have been providing support and care for 15 years to adults of all ages, teens and children. I have worked in hospital environments, clinics, Foster Care and in private practice. I also have experience working with those with chronic health issues. While I have been providing care professionally for 15... Read More
Hello! Welcome to my page. I am Dana White, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Texas and Louisiana. I have been providing support and care for 15 years to adults of all ages, teens and children. I... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 15 years

Stephanie Dean

MA, LPC
6 years experience
Stephanie B. Dean, MA, LPC, is an experienced psychotherapist with training in women’s issues, substance abuse counseling, overcoming depression, and more. She possesses a Master of Arts Degree in Professional Counseling from Liberty University and is the founder of Greater Bogalusa Community Center, a nonprofit, human services organization in Bogalusa, LA. Mrs. Dean possesses special skills and experience in working with patients in several areas including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and career decisions. Mrs. Dean... Read More
Stephanie B. Dean, MA, LPC, is an experienced psychotherapist with training in women’s issues, substance abuse counseling, overcoming depression, and more. She possesses a Master of Arts Degree in Professional Counseling from Liberty University and is the founder of Greater... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 6 years

Overview of Mental Health Resources in Shreveport, Louisiana

Shreveport is the third largest city in Louisiana. It is right on the border of Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas and is home to several large universities. It is known as the education center for these three states. Like many other college towns, it has its share of economic issues and hardships.

The median-income for Shreveport is very low, just over $30,000. This is about $10,000 less than the national average. Unemployment and underemployment are so high that the per-capita income is less than $25,000. This means that a great proportion of people in Shreveport suffer from poverty.

Poverty happens to be one of the greatest causes of mental health issues (aside from chemical and genetic causes.) In fact, almost 25% of people in Shreveport are living in poverty.

Mental Health Statistics for Shreveport

Shreveport has one of the higher suicide rates in the country and this rate is increasing. In the last twenty years, the suicide rate has increased in Shreveport by almost 30%. Researchers have found that this increase is directly related to economic issues. As people have less money, they have less access to mental health resources.

State-wide, people in Louisiana do not receive the treatment they need for their mental health issues. Almost 60% of children in Louisiana never receive the treatment they need. Louisiana is actually rated last in the United States when it comes to mental health resources, specifically for children.

Impact of Not Receiving Treatment in Shreveport, Louisiana

One issue in Shreveport when it comes to mental health issues is its cyclical nature. The number of people with serious mental health issues continues to increase in Louisiana. Sadly, the financial resources for residents of Shreveport continue to decrease. This causes a vicious cycle. People don’t have money to seek treatment for mental health issues. This causes their disease to worsen. Mental health disease causes further unemployment. The cycle never ends.

Economic depression is the main reason for lack of mental health treatment in Shreveport. Lack of mental health treatment can lead to:

  • Untreated adults and children with serious mental health disorders
  • High rates of suicide
  • Children aren’t receiving the care they need
  • Drug and alcohol abuse
  • Vicious cycle

The horizon is bleak for Shreveport. The numbers continue to get worse. This is why it’s so important for people to have easy access to information and mental health resources.

What Makes Shreveport Unique When It Comes to Mental Health?

Although Shreveport is home to many colleges, this doesn’t bring a lot of income into the residents of the city. Given how poor the town is, especially on the outskirts, it is not surprising that the area suffers from mental health disorders.

  • Culture: It is a college town with a lot of students refusing or not realizing they have access to mental health treatment
  • Education: The rate for high school graduation is higher in Shreveport than the rest of the United States. However, the numbers skew in the opposite direction when it comes to college. Very few people in Shreveport hold an Associates’ degree or higher.
  • Unemployment Rate: The unemployment rate in Shreveport is rather high, at 5%
  • Socioeconomic Factors: Given the lower per-capita income as compared to the rest of the country, it is not surprising that there are many people with mental health issues who go untreated.

Divorce Rate in Shreveport

Louisiana, in general, has one of the highest divorce rates in the country. Most states boast a divorce rate lower than 10%. In Louisiana, this rate is over 20%. Studies do quote the unemployment level and economic depression in Louisiana as the main reason for this high divorce rate.

Not many people who come to Louisiana come to get married. A lot of people who migrate to the state are young single, looking for a different way of life. This does not help the divorce or marriage rate at all.

Knowing that divorce levels are so high in Louisiana, it is important that people have access to mental health resources. If people can learn how to communicate better rather than fight over money, the divorce rate may decrease. Couples’ counseling is one of the best ways to achieve this.

Mental Health Resources in Shreveport

With such a high percentage of people living in poverty, there simply aren’t the resources for people to seek the mental health treatment they need. This is compounded with the high unemployment rate. Without jobs, people simply don’t have health insurance that covers mental health treatment.

The ratio of mental health practitioners for the population of Shreveport is actually not that bad. There are 317 mental health professionals for every 100,000 people in Shreveport. The problem isn’t a lack of resources, per se. It is a matter of people knowing how to get treatment and affording treatment that is an issue.

E-Counseling Solves the Challenge of Finding a Therapist in Shreveport

E-Counseling understands the challenge people in cities like Shreveport face. They know that when you are suffering, it’s not easy to get the information you need to seek mental health treatment. This is why they provide mental health resources that are user friendly and easy to access.