Joyce M. Jeane-Latiolais, LPC
“People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care”
– Theodore Roosevelt.
I have always liked this quote. It’s reflective of my philosophy on life and how I lead counseling sessions. When a person comes to therapy, there’s a need or want to enlighten, improve or better oneself, one’s situation or one’s response to a situation. I counsel people of all ages to do that through individual therapy, using a variety of therapeutic theories and activities that include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, art activities, play therapy activities and education/advocacy for those who have mental illness or their families. I also work with clients who have substance use issues and mental health difficulties, from both a 12- step philosophy to include medication assistance, as well as a harm reduction belief.
My experience as a Licensed Professional Counselor for over 27 years has included working with the issues of depression and bipolar disorders, anxiety and separation issues, schizophrenia and other chronic mental health issues and childhood emotional and behavioral disorders. My clients are children, adolescents, adults, seniors, LGBTQ populations, and clients with ongoing medical disease complications.
I received my B.S. in Psychology and my M.S. in Clinical Psychology from Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, LA. I later attended Amberton University in Garland, TX and earned an additional 16 graduate hours in Counseling. I am licensed to practice independently as a Licensed Professional Counselor in both LA and TX. I have returned to my home state of Louisiana to continue to practice what I love to do and to make a difference in this world.
Personal, dedicated, and professional