Welcome! My name is Chandra and I am a licensed professional counselor in the state of Louisiana. I have over 12 years of experience working in the field of behavioral health. I have worked in a variety of settings including outpatient, in-home, the criminal justice system, shelters, and addiction treatment. I have had experience working with a broad range and severity of clinical issues. I have the most experience working with anxiety, addictions, intimate partner violence, and other complex trauma/abuse. I also have experience working with depression, phobias, and self-worth/self-image issues.
My dedication to the field of behavioral health stems from my personal experiences. I know firsthand that getting help can be a challenge. There is still much stigma around behavioral health issues, the process for getting help can be overwhelming, and it can feel frustrating and lonely. However, I also know from experience how much life can change for the better when you find support and take steps towards taking care of yourself!
I use a person-centered, holistic, and integrative approach in treatment. This means I begin where you are and tailor the treatment approach to your needs while remaining sensitive to how your individual cultural identities and lifestyle choices impact your experience. I use evidence-based techniques including cognitive-behavioral therapy, mindfulness, motivational interviewing, solution-focused therapy, and psychotherapy.
My counseling style is supportive and collaborative. Together we can work on establishing concrete goals and objectives to overcome your current issues. If you are looking for quick fixes, I may not be the best fit for you. I believe in taking time to heal and work on wellness holistically and consistently. Just as physical health takes time and consistency, so does mental health.
Thank you for taking time to learn more about my practice. I look forward to accompanying you on your journey!
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Grief, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coping with life changes, ADHD, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dissociation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Money and Financial Issues, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Phobias, Post-traumatic Stress, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LA LPC 5797
Chandra has been a safe space for me. I feel completely comfortable with discussing any and everything with her.
Written on Sep 27, 2022 after therapy with Chandra for 8 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and self esteem
She’s the most wonderful, caring and compassionate therapist I’ve had who also provides so many ways to cope and move forward.
Written on Aug 09, 2022 after therapy with Chandra for 8 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and compassion fatigue
Chandra is the BEST therapist.!! I highly recommend her
Written on Aug 05, 2022 after therapy with Chandra for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, sleeping disorders, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue
Shes the best friend you didn't know you needed. Helped my from going bat shit crazy.
Written on Jul 30, 2022 after therapy with Chandra for 6 months on issues concerning depression, trauma and abuse, anger management, and adhd
Chandra is one of the best therapists I've had. She listens and responds with utmost understanding and sincerity. Highly recommended!
Written on Jul 16, 2022 after therapy with Chandra for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, bipolar disorder, and adhd
Attentative and understanding. Makes you feel comfortable with talking about what really bothers you.
Written on Jun 19, 2022 after therapy with Chandra for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd