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Regina Watson, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Anger management Self esteem Depression Coping with life changes
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About me

In 1986 I earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Interpersonal/Public Communication from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and realized at that time that I wanted to pursue a career in the helping field. Therefore after graduation I continued to work in the Social Service Field for seven years. My seventh year of working in this field , I decided to pursue my masters in Social Work, which was in 1993. Eventually I graduated with a Master Degree in 1996 later earning my license in 2002.

I have been practicing social worker for over twenty years and I have been licensed in the State of Louisiana for nineteen years . I have come to believe in meeting the client where they are and I do this by having a collaborative relationship with my clientele. Thus, the purpose of this is to teach them skills while empowering them , advocating for them and transforming them to their stated goals.

In addition to this, my experience has been working with the mild to chronically mentally ill, individuals who has substance and alcohol addiction, individuals who has experienced trauma as well as those with grief and loss issues. The last ten years my experience included working with EAP members(Employee assistant Professionals) whose issues included but not limited to Depression , anxiety , burn out etc. This has been very rewarding to me especially as I observe them grow and make progress in therapy, during a limited time.

I use Solution Focused and brief therapy teaching and helping develop my clients strengths. I also use Cognitive therapy to address depression and anxiety as well as
DBT (Dialectical Behavior therapy) in my therapeutic sessions. It is important to me that my client understands each therapeutic concept that I use so that they are able to develop coping skills that are consistent with their needs.

Also, it is important to know that I prefer giving very short homework assignments for my clients to complete between sessions. These homework assignments are usually based on our sessions.

I usually check my messages twice in the morning and once in the evening. I realize that it was not an easy decision to seek counseling ;therefore, as your counselor I plan to respond to your message in twenty -four hours or less. It may be less than twenty-four hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

I look forward to meeting with you.

Professional experience

20yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Parenting issues, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Domestic Violence, HIV / AIDS, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Isolation/Loneliness, Military and Veterans Issues, Postpartum Depression, Prejudice and Discrimination, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

License information

LA LCSW 6782


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Regina Watson. 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.

I've only had one session so far, but it was a great first impression! Her expertise is very apparent and I feel confident in her abilities.

Written on Sep 13, 2022 after therapy with Regina for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, coaching, and adhd

Regina is great. Got paired well. We’re I would say opposite, but instead of seeing our differences I looked for our similarities. She is kind, to the point though, and really gives you feedback constructively. She’s not going to co-sign on your BS, so if you want a therapist who will just listen and your not gunna grow and is gunna tell you what you want to hear Regina is. It the girls for you! I felt things changed during our time together, I definitely recommend her.

Written on Mar 09, 2022 after therapy with Regina for 2 months on issues concerning depression, self esteem, trauma and abuse, adhd, anger management, and intimacy-related issues

She is amazing! Very personable and easy to talk to. I feel safe and comfortable working with Regina. I'm making strides in improving my mental health.

Written on Mar 02, 2022 after therapy with Regina for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and career difficulties

She is very understanding

Written on Feb 09, 2022 after therapy with Regina for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, and adhd

Regina is what Wisdom, Understanding, Patience would look like if they had a face.

Written on Jan 17, 2022 after therapy with Regina for 4 weeks

Regina is wonderful. She listens to my needs and reiterated my concerns in a way I feel heard and understood . She helps me refocus on my goals and helps me just let heavy things off my chest

Written on Jan 16, 2022 after therapy with Regina for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, compassion fatigue, and adhd