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.


Carmen Kinzy

LPC
3 years experience
My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. I view counseling as a collaborative relationship in which the client and I work together to explore the current problematic issues and develop goals to address these issues. I specialize in treating depression, anxiety, behavioral issues and communication and relationships. I work with children, adults, teens, couples, and families of... Read More
My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. I view counseling as a collaborative relationship in which the client and I work together to... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:3 years

Dr. Marie Smith

Ph.D.,NCC,LPC-S
25 years experience
Dr. Marie Smith I have received a Ph.D. and possess board licensure and certification at the state and national l level, as a licensed professional counselor, counselor supervisor, school counselor: k-12, educator and administrator. I have over 20 years of counseling experience. My clinical experiences have been across the age-span. I have provided treatment in schools, hospitals, clinics, and correctional facilities for adults and juveniles. My primary scope of professional practice includes children,... Read More
Dr. Marie Smith I have received a Ph.D. and possess board licensure and certification at the state and national l level, as a licensed professional counselor, counselor supervisor, school counselor: k-12, educator and administrator. I have over 20... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:25 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

Lynette Pitre

MS,LPC
5 years experience
My name is Lynette Pitre and I am a licensed professional counselor in Louisiana. I have worked in the helping field for 20+ years. During my career I have been fortunate to work with a myriad of individuals. My experience includes working in psychiatric hospitals, nursing homes, out-patient clinics, and at a private practice. I have helped individuals manage their depression, anxiety, and anger. I have helped people overcome the struggles of living with ADHD.... Read More
My name is Lynette Pitre and I am a licensed professional counselor in Louisiana. I have worked in the helping field for 20+ years. During my career I have been fortunate to work with a myriad of individuals. My experience... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:5 years

Joe Wagner

LPC-S
13 years experience
I am a licensed professional counselor with 12 years’ experience treating a range of issues. My therapeutic style is warm and empathic, and I use these qualities to create a space in which clients can discuss the challenges facing them while feeling heard, understood, and supported. In our work together, we begin by discussing your particular circumstances, strengths and challenges, and we examine the strategies you have been using to address your problem. We then... Read More
I am a licensed professional counselor with 12 years’ experience treating a range of issues. My therapeutic style is warm and empathic, and I use these qualities to create a space in which clients can discuss the challenges facing them... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:13 years

Tara Bleakley

MA,LPC
10 years experience
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
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... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:10 years

LaTrina Collins

LPC-S
7 years experience
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Louisiana with over 10 years of experience working as a Psychotherapist. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, anger management, academic issues, and ADHD. I also helped many people who have experienced sexual trauma or emotional abuse. My counseling style is supportive and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with unconditional positive regard, respect, sensitivity,... Read More
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Louisiana with over 10 years of experience working as a Psychotherapist. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, anger... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:7 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

Dr. Keith Wilkerson

Ph.D.,LPC,NCC
3 years experience
I earned a Masters of Arts degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Regent University in 2015. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) #LPC 6526 and hold a license with the Louisiana LPC Board of Examiners located at 8631 Summa Avenue, Baton Rouge, La. 70809 (225-765-2515). In addition to being licensed as an LPC in Louisiana, I hold a national certification as a National Certified Counselor (NCC#630673). I believe that counseling encompasses a... Read More
I earned a Masters of Arts degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Regent University in 2015. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) #LPC 6526 and hold a license with the Louisiana LPC Board of Examiners located at... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:3 years

Lakeytha Clayton

MSW,LCSW
3 years experience
Hi! My name is Lakeytha G. Clayton. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Louisiana. I have been employed in the social work profession for 17 yrs. I have a Bachelor of Social Work from Northwestern State University and a Master of Social Work from Louisiana State University. My specialties are anxiety, depression, Bipolar Disorder, self-esteem/self-image, stress management, and women's issues. I am passionate about working with women and assisting them... Read More
Hi! My name is Lakeytha G. Clayton. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Louisiana. I have been employed in the social work profession for 17 yrs. I have a Bachelor of Social Work from Northwestern State... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:3 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.