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Neil Watkins, LPC

Stress, Anxiety Addictions LGBT Anger management Depression
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About me

At times, we all need help finding our way and living the life we believe we deserve to live. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Nationally Certified Counselor with a master’s degree in Counseling and Guidance with a concentration in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Louisiana Tech University in Ruston, Louisiana as well as a graduate certificate in Dynamics of Domestic and Family Violence. I am based out of Baton Rouge, Louisiana currently, and I work as a Behavioral Counselor with Baton Rouge General Hospital full-time. I have 4 years of experience working at inpatient and outpatient centers which primarily facilitate treatment for patient recovery and well-being. I have 3 years of experience with special needs families and children as a behavioral line technician. My main experience is in facilitating individual sessions and group sessions focused on depression, anxiety, addiction and recovery, substance abuse, anger management, domestic violence offenders, and parenting as well as many other areas of mental health.

My counseling style is warm and interactive. I use a variety of techniques and tools to help my clients have a better understanding of themselves as well as making sure that the information discussed is as clear and detailed as possible. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, person-centered, and rational-emotive counseling. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.

I am trained in a variety of counseling approaches, but one of my specialties derives from the fact that I am EMDR trained, which is a specific type of trauma counseling used to help people with unresolved trauma move on from the cognitive blocks that prevent them from having the life that they desire.

It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you.

I look forward to working with you!

Professional experience

4yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Intellectual Disability, Isolation/Loneliness, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Personality Disorders, Post-traumatic Stress, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Sex Addiction, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy

License information

LA LPC 7456


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Neil Watkins. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Neil's help has been monumental in my growth. He has done an excellent job at adapting as my counseling needs have changed. We have pretty quickly developed a constructive relationship.

Written on Dec 18, 2020 after therapy with Neil for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, anger management, coaching, and adhd