Shreveport, Louisiana Therapists

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Louisiana, New York

I am an intuitive and empathetic holistic counselor with a creative and humorous lens. I’m passionate about empowering individuals and communities, exploring ways in which plants and food can heal us and assisting in the transformation of personal...
Danielle Lee
LPC 172, LPCS 2
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Louisiana, Texas

I'm registered with the LPC Board in Louisiana, and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor. Also, I am licensed in the state of Texas as a LPC. My theoretical backgrounds are Person-Centered and Solution Focused Therapy. I feel that these...
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Los Angeles, California

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California, Louisiana

I’m offering virtual therapy via phone, Skype, FaceTime, and Zoom so that you can feel safe while working with me. Reach out to me, or furnish your contact info so that I can reach out to you, and we can get you started on feeling better today. My...
Sharon Normand
LPC-Supervisor 1
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Louisiana

I empower individuals and couples to change their perceptions about issues that are unhealthy and assist them in facilitating positive change. I approach therapy with clients from a wellness model - having issues they need assistance managing as...
Michael Simon
LMFT, MS, MA
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Oakland, California

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California, Louisiana

Michael has been in private practice for the last 24 years, primarily in Oakland, California. He works from a cognitive-interpersonal perspective, utilizing the insights and empirical research based in Control-Mastery theory, along with the...
Megan Kern
LPC-Supervisor 1
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New Orleans, Louisiana

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Louisiana

I am not here to give advice; I am here to listen. I am hear to help you clarify, understand, process, and connect the pieces of the unique puzzle that is you. I look forward to working with you, and building a pathway together toward your...
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New Orleans, Louisiana

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Louisiana, Florida

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of Florida and Louisiana. I am trained in looking at the whole puzzle, not just one piece to fully understand you and the part you play in your life. I have experience working with...
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Zachary, Louisiana

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Louisiana

My name is Ashtin Anio, I’m a Licensed Master Social Worker and I have experience working with children, adolescents, and adults who struggle with anxiety, depression, substance abuse, and many other mental health issues. I strive to empower and...
Leslie Herhold
LICSW, MSW
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Fairhope, Alabama

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Alabama, Louisiana

Leslie Theriot Herhold, MSW, LCSW, PMH-C graduated with a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Louisiana State University in 2006. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with nearly 15 years experience in working with women during the perinatal...
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New Orleans, Louisiana

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Louisiana

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker-Board Approved Clinical Supervisor (LCSW-BACS) with over fourteen years of experience in the health and mental health fields. I earned a Bachelor of Science in Counseling at Our Lady of Holy Cross College...
Garrison Johnson
MDiv, PLPC, CSAT Candidate
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Baton Rouge, Louisiana

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Louisiana

Being trapped in the throes of addiction, relational conflict, trauma, and crippling shame can seem so scary, lonely, and hopeless. It is heartbreaking to envision the person we wanted to become or the relationships we desired to have, but the...
Kathryn Leachman
LPC-Supervisor 1, NCC
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New Orleans, Louisiana

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Louisiana

Life is full of bumps and hardships. It is part of the human experience. I believe counseling provides a meaningful exploration of your mental, physical, and spiritual well-being in order for you to navigate these issues with more self-awareness and...

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.