Counseling Services

Individual, Couples, & Family Counseling in Covington, LA

You’re feeling stuck. Unresolved conflict, painful loss, overthinking, procrastinating, people-pleasing, and caretaking – they can all cause the depression, anxiety, and exhaustion you are feeling. Counseling can help you focus on healthier self-care.

With more than 30 years of experience as a licensed professional counselor, licensed marriage and family therapist, and clinical pastoral counselor, I treat individuals, couples, and families facing common human problems.

Covington Counseling and Therapy Services

Professional counseling is a collaborative effort between you and your counselor to identify goals and potential solutions to problems using various forms of psychotherapy, which can be useful for:

  • Anger management
  • Anxiety
  • Career change
  • Conflict resolution
  • Coping skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce adjustment
  • Grief
  • Habit control
  • Painful life transitions
  • Panic attacks
  • Parenting problems
  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Trauma

Also known as talk therapy, psychotherapy involves working with a mental health provider to gain greater insight into your moods, feelings, thoughts, and behaviors. Effective psychotherapy can enhance your ability to respond to challenging situations with healthier coping skills and, ultimately, take greater control of your life.

Therapy Modalities for Individuals, Couples, and Families

Depending upon the situation, psychotherapy can be short-term to deal with immediate issues or long-term for complex problems. Research indicates that more than 75% of people who receive psychotherapy experience greater functionality in their lives. Some of the approaches I use in my practice include:

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). This type of work involves changing your thinking patterns and typically focuses on what is currently going on in your life. Cognitive behavioral therapy is the gold standard of psychotherapy and can significantly improve depression, anxiety disorders, marital problems, eating disorders, and severe mental illness.

Family Systems Therapy. Since many psychological problems begin early in life and arise from family relationships, family systems therapy helps family members work together to improve their family dynamics and strengthen the family unit. Family systems therapy is often helpful for depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, personality disorders, food-related disorders, and various coping issues.

Neuro-linguistic Programming (NLP). Often used to treat phobias, depression, and anxiety disorders, neuro-linguistic programming is a method of altering a person’s thoughts and behaviors to help them achieve their desired outcomes. This type of therapy focuses on the conscious use of language to remove negative thoughts and feelings.

Marriage Counseling in Covington, LA

Have your dreams for your relationship faded due to problems you don’t know how to solve? Couples therapy can help you identify and address issues, learn valuable skills to get your marriage back on track, and allow you to realize your goals for a relationship. During couples counseling, I meet with both partners together, as well as separately, functioning as a neutral observer to identify underlying problems and help you craft a plan that will achieve lasting changes.

I am now offering secure HIPAA-compliant teletherapy counseling services.

Ask yourself, “Emotionally and psychologically, can I really afford to delay counseling any longer?” If the answer is no, I’m here to help. Contact me to schedule an initial consultation, or call or send a text to (985) 778-6049.