Tel: (504) 684-5368
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Each clinician is fully licensed and skilled in working with a variety of treatment issues. Certain individuals do have specialty expertise and our goal is to match you with a provider whose education and experience fits well with your needs. We do not recommend choosing a provider based only on insurance acceptance or scheduling availability; call us as (504) 684-5368 or email email@example.com if you are uncertain which provider to select. Please note each provider contracts The Center for Health and Healing to manage their practice in our office only; we are unable to book appointments for you at any other location.
Cortney Seymour is a private practice therapist with a history of providing services in both inpatient and outpatient settings and assisting clients through individual, group and family counseling. Originally from Louisiana, Cortney received her Master of Science degree from Louisiana State University in Shreveport. After living and practicing psychotherapy in North Carolina for several years, she returned to Louisiana in 2011 where she practiced in Metairie and Covington before opening her practice at the Center in August 2013. Cortney specializes in working with adults and adolescents who suffer from depression, anxiety and behavioral issues. She is experienced in working with clients coping with eating disorders, having worked at a treatment facility for eating disorders during her years in North Carolina. Cortney also works with clients with emotional disturbances, family conflict, personality disorders, anger management, and developmental disorders, including autism spectrum disorders.
Cortney is licensed in both Louisiana and North Carolina as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC).
To book with Cortney, visit her calendar online.
Cortney’s Personal Statement:
“Through counseling, I believe that we can achieve the most benefit when we are encouraged to express ourselves, understand our emotions and behaviors, and develop viable methods to cope with and thrive in our environment. I see the counseling process as being unique for each person, and I approach each session with genuineness, openness and empathy. I believe it is important for you to explore who you are, not just through your past experiences but also through your present emotions, behaviors and future goals. I approach counseling through a Person-Centered Approach, which recognizes that you are an individual with a unique history, strengths and potential. I also utilize a Cognitive-Behavioral Approach and will work with you to identify patterns and develop realistic solutions to issues. Here are some other facts about working with me:
- My counseling style includes setting long and short term goals together. This means you will be an active participant in your own therapy and should expect to work and try new skills.
- I believe that counseling should include humor! Both laughter and tears are important parts of the healing process. Serious matters are often discussed in therapy, so it also helps to be able to have fun.
- Our therapeutic relationship is an important one. We will face difficult issues together and in order to gain the most from therapy, I expect you to be honest and open.
- In my speciality work with adolescents, I believe that good rapport and trust make for great success. I strive to maintain confidentiality within limits so that safe progress can be made toward reaching goals. I always keep parents informed of progress and of any safety concerns that arise but I do not discuss everything that children share with me in confidence.”
Deatrice Green is a private therapist with an office here at The Center for Health and Healing. She is also an owner of Aspire to Empower Counseling Services LLC, which is a group practice with offices in the Broadmoor neighborhood. She is from New Orleans, Louisiana where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Xavier University and her Master of Health Sciences degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center.
Clients who are experiencing any of the following issues will find Deatrice to be a good choice as their therapist: feelings of hopelessness or helplessness, excessive anxiety, trouble sleeping or appetite changes, fatigue, low self-esteem, trouble concentrating or making decisions, mood swings or instability, difficulty in relationships, trouble parenting children, or an over-reliance on alcohol or other substances. Deatrice specializes in working with adults who suffer from Mood Disorders (Depression, Dysthymia, Bipolar Disorder and Cyclothymia), Anxiety, Addictive issues (including alcohol and substance abuse and internet addiction), Family Therapy, and issues related to divorce and blended families. Deatrice is also interested in working with clients seeking career guidance or with trauma-related issues.
In addition, while Deatrice’s clients are primarily adults, she is skilled in working with families and is available to counsel young children and adolescents. She is a Registered Play Therapist and has worked within the New Orleans school system, facilitating process and educational groups and many community and parent engagement activities in order to provide families with the necessary resources for becoming and remaining self sufficient. She is as skilled in working preventatively with children and families as she is in working from a crisis management standpoint.
Deatrice is a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor (LPC-S) in the state of Louisiana, a National Certified Counselor (NCC), and a Registered Play Therapist (RPT).
To book with Deatrice, visit her calendar online.
Deatrice’s Personal Statement:
“I approach counseling from a Humanistic and Person-Centered perspective in which you and I work together to identify and make use of your strengths. We will thoroughly explore the issues, patterns, thoughts and actions you are experiencing in your life in order to effectively develop solutions. Although we will explore your past in our discussions, I place primary emphasis on the choices you can make in your life to re-orient yourself to the present. Through this collaborative process, I will provide clarification, encouragement, interpretation and information to facilitate your work toward your desired goals. My therapeutic orientation is also informed by Cognitive-Behavioral, Solution-Focused and Reality Therapy theories. Here are some other facts about working with me:
- I believe that each person has an underlying drive to reach our maximum potential and that therapy is a very effective tool for uncovering that drive and finding self-actualization. It is my role as your therapist to encourage you in that exploration.
- My work with you will focus on the here-and-now to help you make choices, commit to change and transform those choices into reality.
- I work with adults, adolescents and children of all ages in individual, dyadic, family and group counseling formats and I use play therapy techniques with younger children.
- I am trained and experienced in working with clients who are experiencing addiction-related issues and I make use of both individual and group therapy formats in my work with clients who struggle with these issues.
- I am skilled in helping families and parents work through a variety of issues, including behavioral issues, attention deficit (ADHD) disorders, anger management, oppositional defiance and impulse control disorders, handling family conflicts, developing effective coping skills, working through loss and grief and adjusting to divorce and the blending of families.
- While working with children, I use Play Therapy and I am a firm believer in empowering parents to become therapeutic change agents through Filial Therapy and Child-Parent Relationship Therapy.
Drew Reilly is a private practice therapist who office is located at the Center for Health and Healing. She is from Dallas, Texas and lived in Nashville, Tennessee while obtaining her Undergraduate and Masters degrees from Vanderbilt University. She is completing her Ph.D. at the University of New Orleans and has specializations in Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Trauma and is experienced in working with Mood and Anxiety Disorders, Grief, LGBTQI issues, Adjustment and Life Transitions, and issues specific to older adolescents and young adults. Drew’s specialties were earned in two settings: a clinical environment specialized for survivors of sexual, physical and emotional abuse and a school environment where she counseled adolescents. Drew is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Louisiana and a National Certified Counselor (NCC). She joined the practice in October of 2012.
Drew’s Personal Statement:
“I approach counseling from a collaborative perspective in which you and I work together towards your goals. My style is empathic and warm and I value the therapeutic relationship as a foundation of trust and understanding from which change is built upon. I believe in comprehensive care and will work with you in a holistic manner to achieve goals and long-term progress. I am skilled in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and I conduct therapy with individuals, families, couples, and groups. Here are some other facts about working with me:
- My practice is built off of client empowerment. As a client, you will be an active agent in the counseling process as a part of self-empowerment.
- As a part of this empowerment, I welcome diverse clients from various lifestyles and background and I try to ensure that I always work from a nonjudgmental, empathic place.
- I have specific training and experience working with survivors of sexual, physical, and emotional abuse and with clients who have experienced other traumas.
- I have experience working with the LGBTQI population.
- I do not have specific training and experience in addictions. If you are seeking therapy primarily for active addiction issues, seeing a therapist who specializes in this area is very important.
- I work with primarily with adults and older adolescents but I am also trained in practicing Play Therapy with younger children and will work with children 5 years of age and up. In my work with adolescents, I try to maintain as much confidentiality as possible between counselor and client (of course except where safety is a concern). I will keep parents informed of the progress made but will not inform them of everything that their child shares in session. I do include parents in family sessions when important.
- In most cases, I see clients on a weekly basis when beginning therapy to build rapport and set a foundation for the therapeutic alliance.”
Adrienne Hennessey is The Center’s founding therapist.
For information on her private practice visit http://www.therapy-nola.com/.
Sarah Cook is The Center for Health and Healing’s office manager and she is often the first contact for clients when they call or email the Center. Sarah interacts with clients continuously, from helping them select a therapist who meets their treatment needs, to communicating on their behalf with insurers regarding benefits and claims, to managing appointment scheduling and following up on any outside referral needs. She is extremely organized and helpful and her goal is to make the process of starting therapy as easy as possible for clients who contact The Center. Sarah is originally from Tampa, Florida and moved to New Orleans from Oregon in 2011. She is currently pursuing a degree in Drafting and in her free time loves to explore the city she has chosen as her home with her family and friends. Sarah joined The Center in May of 2013.
Ashley McElvaine is The Center for Health and Healing’s telephone assistant. She understands that contacting a therapist’s office for the first time can sometimes feel overwhelming and her warm and friendly communication style makes that process as pleasant as possible for new clients. Ashley is from Alexandria, Virginia and she graduated with a degree in Psychology from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. Her favorite thing about psychology is the ability to improve people’s quality of life. Ashley is interested in reading, scrap-booking and the occasional 5K run.