About Me

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Louisiana and have been for thirty years. Though I have practiced most frequently in a school environment, I have worked in other settings with a variety of populations, including teens and young adults. My areas of expertise include ADHD, anxiety and depression and personality disorders. My therapy style is low key and empathetic, with regard for the individual as a person of uniqueness with strengths and weaknesses that defy often negative labels. I use a variety of modalities in my approach, including cognitive behavioral, rational emotive, psychodynamic / transactional analysis and humanistic approaches. The approach(es) used and the eventual treatment plan will be tailored to the unique needs of the individual.

Therapy is a journey, and like most journeys, it begins with a single step that may well be tempered by fear or doubt. The road to change take courage to begin with that first step into a future that offers a promise for tomorrow.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Career difficulties
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
  • ADHD
Also experienced in:
Family conflicts , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Bipolar disorder , Coaching , Autism and Asperger Syndrome , Communication Problems , Impulsivity , Intellectual Disability , Military and Veterans Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 30

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #972 (Expires: 2023-06-30)


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Dr. Yael Banai. 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.

Written by D.I. on Aug 03, 2022 after therapy with Yael for 2 months on issues concerning self esteem, coaching, and adhd

Dr Yael has been a solid rock to lean on, she is very attentive, keeps track of all the important points from the sessions, very professional and at the same time it feels like talking to a friend

My personal issue was burnout at work, i felt miserable in the life i've created.
Yael was with me for the whole journey, helping me pick some hard emotional locks, guiding me to ask better questions instead the ones i asked and helped confronting the uncomfortable parts of my reality

I am very grateful for our sessions and for the emotional investment in me
Dima.

Written by D.I. on Jul 11, 2022 after therapy with Yael for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and coping with life changes

Dr. Banai is an excellent listener and a very hands on therapist, extremely sharp.

Written by T.H. on Jun 09, 2022 after therapy with Yael for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and anger management

Dr. Banai has been a great help in my life. She has offered my great therapeutic help and support without it feeling clinical.

Written by N.A. on May 16, 2022 after therapy with Yael for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, and coaching

I feel supported by Dr. Banai and she understands what I need out of our sessions. I would also like her to follow up with encouraging and supportive messages between the appointments to help keeping me on track .

Written by N.I. on May 16, 2022 after therapy with Yael for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

excellent

Written by A.A. on May 10, 2022 after therapy with Yael for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Very good. Listens well.

Written by K.Y. on Apr 29, 2022 after therapy with Yael for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, anger management, and career difficulties

This wonderful woman really listens and cares about what you are going through. If I was making more, I would consider staying on because this therapist really seemed to be getting somewhere with me.

Work with me!