I. Therapists in New Orleans, LA

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There are no therapists currently located in New Orleans, LA. The following therapists are located in LA.

Tanya Welsh

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Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes, ADHD, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Compassion fatigue

Dr. Donna Freeman

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Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Coping with life changes, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Depression

Ariel Sheeger

  • 8 years of Experience
  • United States
  • New Orleans, LA
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Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Dialectical (DBT), Eclectic, Emotionally Focused, Feminist, Gottman Method, Humanistic, Integrative, Interpersonal, Mindfulness-based (MBCT), Multicultural, Psychodynamic, Relational, Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)

State Licenses: Illinois and New York

Camille Brockett

  • 5 years of Experience
  • United States
  • New Orleans, LA
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Areas of focus: Anxiety, Career Counseling, Coping Skills, Coping With Medical Issues, Goal Setting, Introversion, Leadership, Life Coaching, Military, Racial Identity, Relationship Issues, Self Esteem, Transgender

Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Coaching, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused Brief (SFBT), Person-Centered Therapy

State Licenses: Louisiana, Mississippi and North Carolina

Marvin Clifford

  • 40 years of Experience
  • United States
  • New Orleans, LA
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Areas of focus: Adoption, Developmental Disability, Dissociative Disorders, Eating Disorders, Elder Abuse, Factitious Disorders (Munchausen Syndrome), Forensic, Gender Identity, Immigration/Newcomer, Infertility, Medication Management, Neurological, Neuropsychological Testing, Pain Management, Pregnancy, Sexual Disorders, Sexual Orientation, Sexuality Issues, Sleep or Insomnia, Spirituality, Tourette's Disorder, Traumatic Brain Injury, Women's Issues

Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Advocacy, Behavioral, Behavioral Medicine, Body Centered Psychotherapy, Body Work (Massage & Touch Therapy), Case Management, Coaching, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Crisis Intervention, Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD), Dialectical (DBT), Dream Work or Analysis, Education Consultation, Electro-convulsive Treatment, EMDR, Ericksonian, Evaluation/Diagnostic, Existential Psychotherapy, Expressive Therapy, Feminist, Focusing, Forensic Psychology, Genetic Counseling, Geriatric Consultation, Gestalt, Guardian ad Litem, Holistic, Home Study, Humanistic, Hypnotherapy, Imago, Information and Referral, Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP), Internal Family Systems (IFS), Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT), Intervention, Long-Term, Mediation, Meditation/Relaxation, Mindfulness Based Approaches, Narrative, Neuro-Linguistic, Neuropsychological Testing or Consultation, Nutrition Counseling, Occupational Therapy, Outreach, Parent Guidance, Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), Play Therapy, Prevention, Psycho-Educational, Psychoanalytic, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Psychodrama, Psychodynamic, Psychological Testing and Evaluation, Psychopharmacology, Redecision Therapy, Relational, Sand Play, Satir, Sex Therapy, Short-Term (Brief Treatment), Social Support, Sports Psychology, Supervised Visitation, Systemic, Transactional Analysis (TA), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Vocational Counseling/Rehabilitation

State Licenses: Louisiana and Oregon

Janelle Oconnor

  • 15 years of Experience
  • United States
  • New Orleans, LA
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Areas of focus: Anger Management, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Grief, OCD, Psychoses/Major Mental Illness, Stress, Women's Issues

Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Behavioral, Case Management, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Dialectical (DBT), Gestalt, Psychodynamic, Short-Term (Brief Treatment), Systemic, Thought Field Therapy (TFT)

State License: Louisiana

Myra Peggy Brown

  • 48 years of Experience
  • United States
  • New Orleans, LA
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Areas of focus: Aging, Anxiety, Behavior Issues, Depression, Education/Personal Development, Family Conflict, Grief, Infertility, Interpersonal Relationships, Life Transitions, Physical Illness/Impairment, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma / PTSD, Women's Issues

Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Behavioral, Behavioral Medicine, Body Centered Psychotherapy, Coaching, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Contemplative, Crisis Intervention, Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD), Dialectical (DBT), EMDR, Feminist, Holistic, Humanistic, Hypnotherapy, Meditation/Relaxation, Psycho-Educational, Short-Term (Brief Treatment), Transpersonal Psychology

State License: Louisiana

Adrienne Hennessey

  • years of Experience
  • United States
  • New Orleans, LA
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Treatment Approaches:

Amy Prudhomme

  • 18 years of Experience
  • United States
  • New Orleans, LA
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Areas of focus: Attachment Disorders, Bipolar Disorder, Bullying/Harassment, Domestic Violence, Infertility, Medication Management, Neurological, OCD, Pain Management, Personality Disorders, Physical Illness/Impairment, Postpartum, Pregnancy, Psychoses/Major Mental Illness, Psychosomatic, Sexual Abuse, Sexual Disorders, Sexuality Issues, Sleep or Insomnia

Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Art Therapy, Behavioral, Body Centered Psychotherapy, Coaching, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Crisis Intervention, Discernment Counseling, Dream Work or Analysis, Ericksonian, Existential Psychotherapy, Family-Based Treatment (FBT), Gestalt, Gottman Method, Holistic, Home Study, Hypnotherapy, Imago, Integrative, Internal Family Systems (IFS), Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT), Jungian, Long-Term, Meditation/Relaxation, Mindfulness Based Approaches, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative, Neuro-Linguistic, Outreach, Parent Guidance, Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), Play Therapy, Prevention, Psycho-Educational, Psychoanalytic, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Psychodrama, Psychodynamic, Psychopharmacology, Redecision Therapy, Relational, Satir, Sex Therapy, Short-Term (Brief Treatment), Social Support, Somatic, Spiritual Counseling, Sports Psychology, Systemic, Transactional Analysis (TA), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Vocational Counseling/Rehabilitation

State License: Louisiana

Rebecca Stilling

  • 30 years of Experience
  • United States
  • New Orleans, LA
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Areas of focus: Aging, Bipolar Disorder, Career Counseling, Education/Personal Development, Family Conflict, Multicultural Issues, OCD, Pain Management, Parenting, Phobias, Physical Illness/Impairment, Pregnancy, Sexual Disorders, Spirituality

Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Advocacy, Behavioral, Body Centered Psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Crisis Intervention, Dialectical (DBT), Dream Work or Analysis, EMDR, Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT Tapping), Existential Psychotherapy, Feminist, Gestalt, Holistic, Humanistic, Imago, Information and Referral, Long-Term, Meditation/Relaxation, Psycho-Educational, Psychodynamic, Relational, Sports Psychology, Transactional Analysis (TA), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)

State License: Louisiana

II. Choosing the Best New Orleans, LA Therapists

Eight key factors, including credentials, cost, specializations, and availability, were used to measure the quality of therapy offered by the top 15 therapists in New Orleans. These factors help to identify local therapists who offer effective treatment and counseling services.

Credentials

Each state regulates psychotherapy licensing differently, and these licenses are given to maintain a unified standard of excellence. The therapists on this list all meet Louisiana’s rigorous licensing requirements, including completing 3,000 hours of supervised work experience. Licensed therapists have also passed either the National Counselor Examination (NCE) or National Clinical Mental Health Counseling Examination (NCMHCE).

Accessibility

You need a therapist who offers appointment times that fit with your schedule. Therapists in New Orleans were evaluated on accessibility factors such as flexible practice hours and meeting options, such as the potential for remote therapy sessions.

Cost

Although the cost of therapy can vary, there are affordable mental health counseling options in New Orleans. Therapists have been rated based on available payment options, and counselors who accept insurance have been ranked highest. This list also includes practices that offer a sliding scale payment schedule.

III. The Best Therapists in New Orleans, LA

Melissa Kunimatsu: Ph.D., LP | Best for depression

Melissa Kunimatsu Photo

248-909-2355
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Melissa Kunimatsu is a licensed developmental psychologist who concentrates on treating people struggling with depression, anxiety, stress, and family issues. Through a combination of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and functional family therapy (FFT), Dr. Kunimatsu teaches her clients valuable coping skills that can be used to manage a wide range of behavioral health issues. Kunimatsu has more than four years of experience as a psychologist and takes a wellness-focused approach to lead clients toward growth.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Coping Skills
Stress
Family Conflict
BlueCross and BlueShield
UnitedHealthcare
Cost per Session: $150 Yes Yes

Kathryn Lawing: Ph.D. | Best for sex therapy

Kathryn Lawing Photo

504-289-5995
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Kathryn Lawning offers sex therapy to couples looking to improve intimacy and communication issues. She also works with patients dealing with anxiety, mood disorders, and stress-related mental health issues. For the past seven years, she’s offered emotionally focused counseling to residents in New Orleans. Dr. Lawing’s approach to therapy includes both mindfulness and cognitive-behavioral techniques.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Anxiety
Mood Disorders
Stress
BlueCross and BlueShield
UnitedHealthcare
Cost per Session: $150 No Yes

Eric S. Kramer: M.D., ABPN | Best for psychodynamic therapy

Eric S Kramer Photo

504-800-6750
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Eric Kramer has over 15 years of experience helping adults work through their psychiatric issues. Individuals experiencing mental health challenges are treated through psychodynamic, interpersonal, and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). Dr. Kramer’s practice focuses on trauma and PTSD, depression, and anxiety.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Anxiety
Depression
Trauma and PTSD
Blue Cross/Blue Shield PPO Cost per Session: $250
No Yes

Rebecca Waltner: M.Ed., NCC, LPC | Best for women's issues

Rebecca Waltner Photo

504-350-2944
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Professional counseling is provided for women’s issues by certified counselor Rebecca Waltner. Trauma, PTSD, and relationship issues are the main focus of her work. Patients acquire valuable coping skills to increase self-esteem and alleviate depression. Waltner uses many types of therapy in her practice to help both individuals and groups overcome behavioral health challenges.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Trauma and PTSD
Relationship Issues
Coping Skills
N/A Cost per Session: $90 Yes Yes

Kelly McIntosh: LCSW | Best for emotionally focused therapy

Kelly McIntosh

504-370-0676
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Kelly McIntosh is a licensed clinical social worker helping patients overcome anxiety, depression, and relationship issues. McIntosh utilizes emotionally focused therapy (EFT) when working with couples and is trained in eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) therapy. Counseling is provided to teenagers aged 14 to 19 and adults who are seeking positive transformation and healing.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Relationship Issues
Anxiety
Depression
Blue Cross
Blue Shield
BlueCross and BlueShield
Cost per Session: $150 Yes Yes

Stephen Anen: Ph.D. | Best for psychotherapy and psychological testing

Stephen Anen Photo

504-408-1170
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Psychotherapy and psychological testing are the main focuses of Dr. Stephen Anen’s practice, Delta Mental Health of New Orleans. These and other therapy techniques are used to help patients dealing with anxiety, depression, and relationship issues. Dr. Anen’s therapy is focused on repair and growth and provides those in need with the tools to navigate personality disorders, self-esteem issues, and life transitions.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Anxiety
Depression
Relationship Issues
Blue Cross and Blue Shield PPO
Gilsbar 360 Alliance
Cost per Session: $175 Yes Yes

Lisa Tahir: LCSW | Best for anxiety

Lisa Tahir Photo

504-261-4443
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Adults, adolescents, and couples receive mental health counseling on anxiety-related issues and substance abuse from therapist Lisa Tahir. With more than 23 years of experience, Lisa Tahir uses a compassion-focused and psychodynamic approach in her work. Individuals and couples from all backgrounds can receive personalized treatment to address their needs.

What patients say:

“Lisa is insightful, compassionate, caring, dedicated, and loyal. She offers such rich guidance because she is truly present, listening. She is a skilled therapist and total cheerleader. An effective therapist can change your life for the better, and no doubt, Lisa is one of the best. Plus, she is always finding ways to reinvent herself, try new techniques, and do her own personal healing work.”

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Spirituality
Anxiety
Substance Use
N/A Cost per Session:

Single Session Intuitive Psychotherapy $190
Reiki Healing Session $190
From a Distance Reiki Healing/Meditation Session $190
On-location Intuitive Psychotherapy Session $450

Yes Yes

Elizabeth Beu Bourgeois: M.S., ATR, LPC | Best for art therapy

Elizabeth Beu Bourgeois Photo

504-220-1483
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At Nola Art Therapy, professional art therapist and licensed professional counselor Elizabeth Beu Bourgeois focuses on the personal growth of her patients. Bourgeois works closely with children, adolescents, and families, teaching coping skills to handle mental health challenges. For the past 11 years, she’s helped people in New Orleans overcome challenges with anxiety, depression, and trauma.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Child or Adolescent
Coping Skills
Anxiety
AMERIGROUP
Aetna
AmeriHealth
BlueCross and BlueShield
Gilsbar
Healthy Blue
Humana
MHNet Behavioral Health
Magellan
Medicaid
Optum
UnitedHealthcare
Cost per Session:

Intake Session / 1 Hour $120
Individual Therapy Session / 1 Hour $120
Family Therapy Session / 1 Hour $120
Parent Consultation / 1 Hour $120
Open Studio Group / 2 Hours $50
Phone Consultations / 10 Minutes Free

Yes Yes

Kati Hill: M.H.S., LPC-S, RPT-S | Best for child therapy

Kati Hill Photo

504-291-2215
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Kati Hill provides counseling to children and their families at Bloom in Nola. Positive reinforcement is used to help push clients toward personal growth, with a focus on wellness. Hill has more than a decade of experience treating adolescents, taking an approach to counseling that incorporates cognitive-behavioral, Adlerian, and strength-based techniques.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Child or Adolescent
Parenting
Coping Skills
Blue Cross PPO plans only Cost per Session:

Initial Counseling Session (up to 90 minutes), $140
Individual Counseling Session (45-55 minutes), $120
Family Counseling Session (45-55 minutes), $120
Parent Consultation/Coaching (45-55 minutes), $120
Professional Consultation (45-55 minutes), $120
Clinical Supervison $95 per hour

No Yes

Danette Dollison-Johnson: M.A., LPC, MT-BC | Best for Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing

Danette Dollison-Johnson Photo

504-610-9018
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Danette Dollison-Johnson has spent more than 20 years counseling adolescent and adult clients who are dealing with anxiety, trauma, PTSD, and stress. Her treatment methods include EMDR, brain spotting, and creative arts therapy. With a focus on compassionate care, Dollison-Johnson is committed to helping patients achieve trauma resolution and repair their self-worth.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Anxiety
Trauma and PTSD
Stress
Blue Cross
Blue Shield
BlueCross and BlueShield
Gilsbar
Optum
TRICARE
UMR
UnitedHealthcare
Cost per Session: $120 Yes Yes

Natalie Bellott: M.S.W., LCSW |Best for senior therapy

Natalie Bellott Photo

504-321-3016
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Natalie Bellott works with adults and elders aged 65 and over, using mindfulness-based and cognitive-behavioral techniques. Bellot concentrates on behavioral health issues such as anxiety, trauma, PTSD, and stress. She uses techniques, such as somatic experiencing, EMDR, and psychotherapy, to help patients gain confidence and improve relationships.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Anxiety
Depression
Trauma and PTSD
Gilsbar Cost per Session: $200 Yes Yes

Christianne Ricard: Ed.S., LPC, NCC | Best for ADHD

Christianne Ricard Photo

225-435-9392
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As a licensed professional counselor, Christianne Ricard works with adolescents and adults from a wide range of backgrounds, offering counseling to deal with ongoing behavioral health challenges. Ricard concentrates on helping clients with ADHD, as well as those who experience depression. She also supports adults dealing with relationship issues, such as domestic violence.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
ADHD
Depression
Domestic Violence
2011GHS
702
Aetna
BRC2013
Cigna
Healthy Blue
LACAP
LSUFirst
LWHA2014
Louisiana Healthcare
Medicaid
MultiPlan
Optum
UnitedHealthcare
Cost per Session: $120 No Yes

Jacosta Parker: M.S.W., LCSW | Best for preteens and teenagers

Jacosta Parker Photo

504-383-5880
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Jacosta Parker uses CBT and solution-focused therapy to assist preteens, teenagers and adults working through anxiety, depression, and family issues. She has worked for nine years with patients of all ages, from preteens to seniors. Parker focuses on transformation, helping clients achieve long-lasting change.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Anxiety
Family Conflict
Depression
Aetna
AmeriHealth
Anthem
BlueCross and BlueShield
Healthy Blue
Medicaid
Medicare
Molina
Optum
People’s Health
Cost per Session:

Initial Session: $150.00 60-90 minutes, includes Intake and Psychosocial Assessment
Individual Psychotherapy: $125.00 45-55 minutes
Family Therapy: $140.00 60 minutes

Yes Yes

Chris Bindewald: LCSW | Best for substance abuse

Chris Bindewald Photo

833-436-7674
Website

Chris Bindewald uses EMDR and CBT to treat individuals dealing with addiction, behavioral issues, and depression. Bindewald works with couples, applying strength-based and mindfulness techniques to increase communication and intimacy. Other practice specialties include trauma, PTSD, anxiety, and family-related issues.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Trauma and PTSD
Anxiety
Family Conflict
Aetna
Aetna Better Health
AmeriHealth
BlueCross and BlueShield
Cigna
ESI Employee Assistance Group
Gilsbar
Medicaid
Medicare
Optum
UMR
UnitedHealthcare
VA Community Care Network
Cost per Session: $149 Yes Yes

Jessica Moody: M.S.W., LCSW | Best for trauma and PTSD

Jessica Moody Photo

337-306-4565
Website

Jessica Moody is a licensed social worker at Tempest Therapy Services, concentrating on helping people struggling with trauma and PTSD, addiction, and personality disorders. For the past seven years, Jessica Moody has used dialectical therapy, EMDR, and CBT to help patients in New Orleans improve their mental health.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Trauma and PTSD
Addiction
Personality Disorders
Aetna
Optum
UMR
UnitedHealthcare
Cost per Session: $175 No Yes

IV. What You Should Know About New Orleans Therapy

How are New Orleans therapists licensed?

The Office of Behavioral Health is responsible for licensing all therapists in Louisiana. To apply for licensure, therapists must earn a master’s degree relevant to the field of counseling and complete at least 3,000 hours of supervised work experience. Prospective counselors must pass either the National Counselor Examination (NCE) or National Clinical Mental Health Counseling Examination (NCMHCE) to obtain a license.

How much does therapy cost in New Orleans?

The price of therapy in New Orleans can vary significantly. A single, hour-long session costs an average of $152. You can expect to pay between $90 and $250 per session for therapy services, although many providers accept health insurance. Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, and United Healthcare are the most common insurance plans accepted by New Orleans therapists. Reimbursement is sometimes possible for out-of-network providers, so make sure to check with both your prospective counselor and your insurance company to get a better idea of the cost. If your insurance doesn’t cover therapy services, ask if your counselor offers a sliding scale fee schedule.

 

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