Our Counselors

Andrea Engels
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $99- $115

Andrea R. Engels, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Today is a new day, full of promise and hope. Each new experience opens the door to possibilities, empowerment, and well-being. All great journeys begin with a single step. By taking this first step you have chosen to embark on your own journey of self-reflection, self-discovery, and empowerment. Whether you are experiencing difficulties in your relationship, struggling to cope with a loss, hoping to manage symptoms of anxiety or depression more effectively or just needing guidance managing what life throws at you I can help. As your therapist I am here to guide and support you as you walk through challenging situations and move down the path of achieving greater well-being, awareness, and happiness. Together we will highlight your strengths and examine thoughts and feelings that contribute to your personal struggles, symptoms, and challenges. I look forward to embarking on your journey with you as you move forward to achieve your goals and overcome your challenges.

Education

PhD

Specialties

  • 13-65+
  • Marriage
  • Families
  • Personality Disorders
  • PTSD
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Mindfulness/Meditation
  • CBT
  • DBT
Deanna Granger
Accepting:
  • BCBS
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Deanna Granger, LPC-S, BC-TMH, CAMS

Philosophy of Care

In order for you to begin becoming comfortable with counseling services, it is important for you to have some knowledge about the person who will be providing services.

Deanna Granger has had the pleasure of servicing individuals in the counseling profession for over 15 years and enjoys counseling because it gives an opportunity to help others as well as meet new and exciting people.

Currently a licensed professional counselor and counseling supervisor, Deanna received a Master’s in Counselor Education from Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond, Louisiana.

Deanna sees counseling as a process in which the Client and the Counselor develop a relationship of trust and understanding by building rapport, identifying the problem, and developing solutions/goals feasible for their journey of change. Deanna’s approach toward “mental wellness” is as follows: (1) What is important to you to be in a state of “calmness and mental well-being”, (2) What emotions can you tap into to achieve this goal, and (3) What goals or steps can you take to achieve this goal?  If you are looking for extra support and guidance through a challenging situation or you are just ready to move in a new direction in your life, please feel free to reach out as Deanna looks forward to working with you to achieve your goals.

Deanna’s interest in working with families stems from a systemic (outside and inside resources working together) approach. The understanding of this way of thinking was introduced during a class instruction in Counseling Theories.  The class focus was on understanding how we individually view the world and how counselor theoretical approaches tie into our worldviews.   It linked Deanna’s understanding of thinking to a theoretical approach which assists her in helping clients through her own unique, therapeutic style.

What affects change in individuals? Change happens by focusing on how outside systems affect the individual. Deanna’s passion is assisting clients in realizing this so they can understand how this affects them.   She truly enjoys the profession of counseling and believes outside systems trigger our positive and negative reactions in life.

​Deanna’s main focus is to create a safe and inviting way for you to achieve goals that assist you in leading a productive life.

Education

Master’s in Counselor Education
Southeastern Louisiana University

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress management
  • Self esteem
  • Life transitions
  • Anger management
  • Women’s issues
  • Relationship issues
  • Grief & Loss
Jennifer Prescott
Accepting:
  • ComPsych
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Jennifer Prescott, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Jennifer Prescott is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Specialist in the state of Louisiana who has over 15 years experience partnering with adults and couples seeking help with depression, anxiety, life transitions, women’s issues and relationship issues. She completed her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at Liberty University and her Masters in Counseling at Liberty University and Southeastern Louisiana university.  

Jennifer utilizes relational, collaborative, psychodynamic, strength based, cognitive behavioral, mindfulness based, solution focused and emotionally focused approaches to therapy always maintaining the creativity, flexibility and awareness necessary to best meet the needs of every unique individual and couple. Her counseling style is warm and interactive with the belief in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, without judgement or stigmatizing labels.

Jennifer seeks to establish a warm and caring relationship with you in order to assist in building on your strengths and better collaborate with you towards meeting your goals and living the meaningful life you value and desire. It takes courage to seek for a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step Jennifer is here to support and empower you. 

Education

Liberty University
Masters in Counseling

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma
  • Stress management
  • Self esteem
  • Life transitions
  • Anger management
  • Women’s issues
  • Relationship issues
  • Grief & Loss
  • Bi-Polar 
  • Mood Disorders
  • Family Conflicts
  • OCD
  • ADHD
  • Autism Spectrum
  • Parenting issues
Johanna Martinez-Rink
Accepting:
  • BCBS
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Johanna Martinez-Rink, LPC

Philosophy of Care

I help client's challenge their inner critic, challenge self  -defeating beliefs, and adopt new mindsets, thoughts, and  coping strategies that will lead them towards a happier more  satisfying life. Everyone's life story is different, but we often  learn false beliefs about ourselves and the world based on past  negative experiences and situations. As a therapist I will help  you learn new ways to cope with challenging situations, replace  unhealthy habits and heal from trauma. 

My goal is to help clients, not only by teaching specific skills to  manage symptoms, but also target the underlying root of these  ongoing symptoms. 

I am passionate about helping others facing difficulties in any  area of their life. I can offer a Christian/faith based counseling  approach if needed or requested. 

Education

Southeastern Louisiana University
Masters in Education

Specialties

  • Couples/Relationship Counseling
  • Anxiety Therapy
  • Stress Counseling
  • Phobia Counseling
  • ADHD/ADD
  • Depression Counseling
Kourtnee Jones
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Kourtnee Jones, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Warmest of welcomes! You have made the decision to seek a partner to professionally address your therapeutic needs and concerns. This is a significant step in the direction of a healthier, more autonomous self. Selecting the correct therapist is essential to developing a strong and effective healing alliance. Kourtnee would like to be your partner. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor located in the great state of Louisiana. Kourtnee has extensive experience with various populations and demographics from children to the aging addressing issues of anxiety, depression, mood disorders, career changes, life changes, grief, family issues and relationship issues.

Kourtnee utilizes a collaborative approach to therapy where the client is the expert of their lives. She welcomes the client into the therapeutic process and assists them in developing the best tools to address their concerns. Kourtnee’s primary systemic approach is cognitive behavioral therapy and also has a toolbox of other therapeutic systems such a solution focused, person-centered, and family systems therapy.

Kourtnee partners with her clients to build a warm, inviting, and restorative space to explore their concerns and needs. Please contact Kourtnee to schedule an appointment to take the next step in living a more profound and healed life.

Education

University of Louisiana at Monroe
Master of Science in Counseling

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Life Changes
  • Grief
  • Family Issues
  • Relationship Issues
Myeaka Rousseau
Accepting:
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Myeaka Rousseau, LPC

Philosophy of Care 

Myeaka Rousseau is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Louisiana. She completed her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and her Master of Education in Counselor Education; marriage, couples and family counseling at Southeastern Louisiana University. She has experience with families, couples and individuals seeking support with various life, relationship, trauma and stress issues. 

Myeaka utilizes psychoanalysis, cognitive behavioral, dialectical behavioral, mindfulness based and solution focused therapy to meet the unique needs of each individual. 

Myeaka seeks to build trusting relationships with clients in order to establish a warm and safe environment for addressing needs and meeting goals; moving forward towards stability, peace and living wholeheartedly. 

Education

Master of Education in Counselor Education
Southeastern Louisiana University

Specialties

  • Depression/Anxiety 
  • Trauma/Stress 
  • Anxiety/Anger 
  • Grief/loss 
  • Couples/Families 
  • Mood Disorders 
  • Suicidal/Self-injurious
Quian Lewis
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS
  • Cigna
  • Compsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Quian Lewis, LCSW

Philosophy of Care

Congratulations on taking the first step toward improving your mind and body. It is not by chance that you have arrived. Every choice that you have ever made, every belief and thought that has entered your mind throughout your life has led you to this very moment. I am Quian. Thank you for considering me as someone who will walk with you as you embark on this new journey of self- discovery, purposeful expression of feelings, empowerment and self- determination. I look forward to meeting you right where you are. Together we home in on individualized coping skills based on your own struggles and strengths to achieve your goals that are an invaluable part of life's satiety. 

Education

Tulane University
Doctor of Philosophy in Urban Studies

University of Southern California
Master of Social Work

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • PTSD
  • OCD
  • Adoption Issues
Rachel Rachlinski
Accepting:
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Magellan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Humana
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Rachel Rachlinski, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Rachel received her master’s degree in Clinical Community Counseling as well as her Post Master’s in Play Therapy at John’s Hopkins University.  She received a second Post Master’s Degree from University of Denver in Animal-Assisted Therapy. She has spent over 11 years of experience focusing working with different aspects of the family unit.  Her focus has included working with young adults transitioning to new stages in life as well as adults managing anxiety, depression, trauma, transition issues, women’s issues and relationship issues. Rachel received her bachelor’s degree in Management from Cornell University.

Rachel uses a differentiated approach with each client based on their own needs, abilities and focus.  Her approach incorporates a collaborative process using strength based, cognitive-behavioral therapy, solution-focused approaches to therapy.  She incorporates creativity, flexibility, and awareness necessary to best meet the needs of every unique individual, couple and family.

Rachel seeks to establish a warm and caring connection with you to assist in building on your strengths and better collaborate with you towards meeting your goals and living your life in a way that is meaningful to you.

Education

Masters in Clinical Community Counseling
John's Hopkins University

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Women’s Issues
  • Family Issues
  • Couples
  • Co-parenting
  • Adoption-related issues 
  • Life Transitions
Stephanie Dean
Accepting:
  • ComPsych
  • BCBS
  • Compsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Stephanie Breland Dean, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Stephanie B. Dean, MA, LPC, is a psychotherapist with experience and training in women’s issues, substance abuse, depression, anxiety, attention-deficit disorders, family-of-origin issues, self-esteem, 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. Stephanie. Dean possesses special skills and experience in working with patients to uncover core issues and get to the “root of the problem”, especially in cases in which feelings of extreme guilt or shame are involved. Additionally, Mrs. Dean has personal experience and skills in working with individuals who have experienced trauma such as catastrophic events, sexual abuse, physical abuse, or neglect. 

Stephanie seeks to develop a warm and caring relationship with you while collaborating with you to reach your counseling goals. She counsels from a strengths-based, goal-focused perspective while building the client-counselor relationship; she listens with genuine empathy and understands many issues from personal experience. Stephanie primarily counsels from a client-centered, psychodynamic approach and may employ counseling modalities of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and “priming” psychology for self-actualization. Stephanie believes that all individuals possess the innate ability to create and live ANY life they choose! The sky is the limit! 

Stephanie works with couples to help redefine their relationship in various ways, such as helping couples increase mutual goodwill, improve intimacy, develop effective communication skills, and help build a more meaningful life together through planning. Stephanie is also a motivational life coach and an excellent facilitator of psychoeducational sessions concerning life skills, finding one’s life-purpose, choosing a career path, setting and reaching goals, composing focused affirmations, and actualizing plans effectively. She helps clients develop and implement communication skills, conflict resolution skills, and anger management skills. By client request and consent only, Stephanie is able to provide Christian counseling which is founded on biblical scripture.

Education

Liberty University
Master of Arts Degree in Professional Counseling

Specialties

  • Depression 
  • Anxiety 
  • Stress management 
  • Substance abuse issues
Tarah Draughn
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • Magellan
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Tarah Taylor Draughn, LPC-S, LMFT

Philosophy of Care

Taylor Draughn has a Master's in Marriage and Family Therapy from ULM and is licensed as an LPC-S and LMFT in the state of Louisiana. She has over 8 years of experience working with individuals, couples, and families seeking help for anxiety, depression, marriage issues, women’s issues, parenting, and trauma. She views counseling as a collaboration between counselor and client in order to help the client move forward in their life. Taylor utilizes a solution-focused, cognitive behavioral, and strength-based approach in order to help you see your inherent strengths as well as how they can help you in your current situation. Taylor believes that we are all capable of changing our situation; sometimes it is just a matter of changing our focus. Taylor knows how difficult life can be, but you don't have to walk through it alone and without any hope. She believes in the process of counseling, you as an individual, and the work that can be done when the work is done as a team to resolve issues and walk towards the life that you desire for yourself.

Education

University of Louisiana at Monroe
Master's in Marriage and Family Therapy

Specialties

• Anxiety
• Trauma and PTSD
• Women's Issues
• Depression
• Relationship Issues
• Christian Counseling
• Parenting
• Stress/Burnout

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