Meet our Providers

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
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
Antoinette Woods
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Antoinette Woods, LPC-S

Philosophy of Care

Antoinette has over 20 years of experience working in the field of social services and has been a licensed clinician for over four years. She has worked with many diverse populations and has experience in both inpatient and outpatient settings. She has worked for community mental health and has treated a wide range of identified needs ranging from; substance abuse, depression, anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Couples therapy, Trauma, ODD, ADD, Self-Esteem issues as well as impulse control and many other identified need areas.

Antoinette Specializes in Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Client Centered Therapy and believes in being compassionate, non-judgmental and doing whatever is in the best interest of the client. She diligently assists clients in developing skills to assist them on their day to day functioning. She is passionate about helping others and firmly believes in active listening during treatment.

Education

Louisiana Tech University
MA in Counseling

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress Management
  • Self-Esteem
  • Life Transitions
  • Anger Management
  • LGBT Issues
  • Relationship Issues
  • Grief & Loss
  • ODD
  • ADHD
  • Trauma
  • Substance Abuse
  • Couples Therapy
DeAngela Francis-Johnson
Accepting:
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake $100: Follow-up

DeAngela Francis-Johnson, PMHNP-BC

Philosophy of Care

When asked about who had the most positive influence on her life, DeAngela K. Francis-Johnson dedicated that title to her highly empathetic and intuitive mother and father. She carried their lessons of wisdom, patience, self-awareness, and kindness for all with her into her profession and built those values directly into her patient care philosophy. Known for her extreme consideration and respect for others, DeAngela greatly enjoys getting to know her patients as a way to better provide them with the emotional management tools necessary to build a healthy lifestyle and experience relief from their condition. 

DeAngela is passionate about offering quality psychotherapy and individualized treatment plans which are paired with medication if needed. She is dedicated to ensuring each of her patients know they are heard and understood, cared for, and understood while doing the necessary internal work to overcome their condition and improve their quality of life. 

Offering her patients applicable quality solutions and seeing them gain relief from their problems is one of DeAngela’s favorite aspects of her career. Furthermore, she greatly enjoys getting to meet different people while playing a part in improving their quality of life. She happily invites anyone seeking help to reach out to her for care and assistance. 

Education 

McNeese State University
Post Masters in Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Grambling State University
Masters of Science in Nursing 

Specialities

  • Anxiety 
  • Depression
  • LGBT Issues 
  • Mood Disorder 
  • Sleep Disorders 
  • Bipolar Disorder 
  • Substance Abuse 
  • Adjustment Disorder 
  • Alcohol Dependency 
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Deanna Granger
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • 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
Kourtnee Jones
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
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
Nikky Redpath
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Nikky Redpath, LPC-S

Philosophy of Care

Nikky Redpath is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Louisiana.  She has over 15 year of experience counseling children and adults who are  struggling with depression, anxiety, personal issues, attention deficit  hyperactivity, behavioral issues, self-esteem, and grief and loss. Nikky completed her Bachelors in Psychology and her Masters in Education focusing in Human Services Counseling both at the University of New Orleans.  

In counseling, Nikky utilizes cognitive behavioral, Rogerian, solution focused, and  strengths-based approaches to helping the client reach his or her goals. With  children Nikky also may use behavioral techniques along with the other  approaches. In addition, flexibility and trust are needed in therapy.  

Nikky creates an environment which the client feels safe, trust, unconditional  positive regard with the therapeutic relationship. The environment allows the client to express themselves and can expect to be respected, especially with  their privacy.  

Education

University of New Orleans
Masters in Education focusing in Human Services Counseling

Specialties

  • Depression  
  • Anxiety  
  • Attention-deficit  
  • Grief and Loss  
  • Self-esteem, self-worth  
  • Personal issues/motivation  
Shavon Hall
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS
  • Cigna
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optum
Pending:
  • Beacon Health Options
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Shavon Hall, LCSW

Philosophy of Care

Shavon Hall is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Louisiana, who has 7 years of experience providing services to adolescents, children and families, and adults seeking help with: managing depression, anxiety, life transitions, relationship conflict, chronic illness, and end of life issues. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Northwestern State University of Louisiana and received her Master of Social Work degree from Stephen F. Austin State University.

Shavon understands that everyone has difficult times in their life and we all experience situations differently. She utilizes a variety of approaches including cognitive behavioral, strengths-based, mindfulness, solution-focused, family systems, trauma focused, and motivational interviewing to help individuals and families meet their distinct needs and become the best possible version of themselves.

Shavon believes that mental/emotional health is a key component of feeling safe and confident within our environments. Seeking professional help is a sign of self-love and bravery. She will provide a nurturing and non-judgmental environment where you can enhance the masterpiece that you already are.

Education

Stephen F. Austin State University
Master of Social Work

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Self-Esteem
  • Childhood Issues
  • Family Conflict
  • Stress Management
  • Parenting Issues
  • Life Transitions
  • End of Life Issues
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
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Beacon Health Options
  • 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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