Shawanda Gayton

(M.Ed., LPC)

About Me

“Your life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change.”
-Jim Rohn


Life is full of change and transitions. Change can be exciting but most times it is uncomfortable and scary. Although it may seem difficult, change is inevitable; however, there is Good News! With the right skills and tools, you can find effective ways to navigate through this difficult time in your life successfully! I'm here to help you!

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Louisiana with over 5 years of experience working as a mental health counselor. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, anger management, behavioral issues, relationship issues, parenting problems, ODD and ADHD.

My counseling style is warm and collaborative. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, Adlerian, humanistic, psychodynamic, interpersonal, and family counseling. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. No one is a better expert at YOUR LIFE than YOU; my job is to offer you a different perspective in hopes that it will lead you to discover the best path for your life.

It takes courage to seek for 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. So let’s get to work…

I look forward to working with you!


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Parenting issues
  • Anger management
  • Self esteem
Also experienced in:
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Eating disorders , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Depression
Years of Experience: 5

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


Written by D.O. on Dec 19, 2018 after counseling with Shawanda for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career difficulties

Shawanda is a great listener and offers excellent advice on the topics I bring up.