NWLA HEALTH & WELLNESS DIRECTORY
Are you searching for a queer/trans affirming therapist? Perhaps you're in need of medical services. We understand the need to find someone who respects and understands your gender identity and sexuality. We've put together a growing list of health, beauty and wellness resources for our queer community. If you would like to be added to our directory, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
OPEN PATH COLLECTIVE
The Open Path Collective is a national resource that helps to connect people to affordable counseling services if you don’t have insurance or your insurance has insufficient mental health coverage. Cost per session tends to range from $30-$80. You can search for clinicians in your area and filter results by race/ethnicity of therapist, treatment modality (individual, couple, group), specific areas of concern (including sexual orientation and gender identity) among other things.
THERAPISTS WHO WORK WITH LGBTQ+ CLIENTS IN NWLA
LDS Consulting & Therapist Development
Lasheka Drew, LCSW-BACS
3018 Old Minden Rd Suite 1111A
Bossier City, LA 71112
LDS Consulting provides a variety of services including individual psychotherapy, couples therapy, military fit for duty evaluations, bariatric psychological evaluations, staff education and practice consulting, quality assurance diagnostic reviews, and social worker LCSW supervision.
Leslie C. Santure, LPC
Leslie Santure is a licensed counselor and former high school counselor. She has worked with and advocated for LGBTQ youth of SBC for almost a decade in academic and therapeutic settings.
Our counselors have backgrounds ranging from addictions, depression, grief, trauma and anxiety alongside sexuality and transgender transitions. At this time, they offer virtual counseling and accept most insurance policies.
Heather Goodman-D’Anna, MA, PLPC
Heather Goodman-D’anna is a bisexual therapist who offers teletherapy on a sliding scale. Cash pay.
J.L. Counseling LLC
Jessica Latin, MA, LPC-S, NCC,
1545 Line Avenue, Suite 330E
Shreveport, LA 71101
Jessica Latin is a Black therapist who specializes in perinatal mental health care and provides individual therapy, couples therapy, family therapy, and group therapy services.
Mesloh Counseling Center
Stephanie Mesloh, LPC-S
400 Texas St. Suite 1050-02
Shreveport, LA 71101
Mesloh Counseling Center is a gender affirming, safe space that hosts a group for parents of trans and gender non-conforming people where they provide support and education. They provide both trauma and relationship counseling.
Guiding Light Mental Health Services
Brittany Hicks, MA, LPC, NCC
400 Texas St. Suite 1050-06
Shreveport, LA 71101
Brittany Hicks works with individuals and families. She specializes in teens and adults who struggle with anxiety, stress, depression, self-esteem, trauma, & family issues. She has a long history of working with gender non-conforming clients.
707 Southfield Rd
Shreveport, Louisiana 71106
Mollie McCabe, Office Manager
Interactional Services is a private practice group of therapists who offer a variety of therapy services and modalities (group, individual, couples, adults, adolescents, children, and families).
Elated Counseling Services
2020 E. 70th St. Suite 201
Shreveport, LA 71105
Elated Counseling specializes in trauma, sexual abuse and life transitions. They have been in the helping field for over ten years and continue to bring quality therapy and education to the community.
Dr. Tiffany Najberg
201 Market Street
Shreveport, LA 71101
Dr. Najberg is proudly the first open transwoman emergency physician in Louisiana. She is also the director of emergency medicine products and services at Urgent EMS. Urgent EMS provides a variety of medical services and including telehealth.
Jeter Therapy Group
1950 E 70th St Suite A
Shreveport, Louisiana 71105
Multidisciplinary clinic offering speech, occupational, and physical therapy including voice therapy! Described as LGBTQ+ friendly in the community. They offer free screenings and will assist you in finding the best way to cover the cost of services (insurance, self pay, ect).
Bilingual services available in English and Espanol
Louisiana Trans Advocates
4500 Government St #66193
Baton Rouge, LA 70896
Through the LTA you can find a list of healthcare providers who are competent in meeting the health care needs of the trans community, find the information to change your legal name and gender marker on your identity documents, find communities of faith that are trans affirming, and connect to social support groups.
The Philadelphia Center
2020 Centenary Boulevard
Shreveport, Louisiana 71104
HIV Resource Center: STI testing & prevention, connection to community resources (transportation, food vouchers, housing/utility assistance, support groups, substance and mental health services). GBT Health Center for gay and bisexual men and transgender persons. PrEP clinic and Syringe Service Program
PACE (People Acting for Change & Equality)
PACEY: LGBTQ youth social group (high school & college ages)
Director: Felicia Kay Jessup, MA, LPC, NCC
North Louisiana Gay & Lesbian Film Festival; community & government advocacy
Out of the Closet
Find gender affirming clothes for LGBTQ+ and other marginalized persons in need! Out of the Closet is here to clothe you
A nonprofit organization in Northwest Louisiana that provides services for survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and children experiencing violence. Services provided in Bossier, Caddo, DeSoto, Natchitoches, Red River, Sabine, and Webster Parishes.
All services are free and confidential!
Sexual Assault Hotlines
DeSoto, Natchitoches, Red River, & Sabine Parishes (318)256-6242
Bosser, Caddo, & Webster Parishes (318) 227-7900
Statewide (888) 995-7273
Domestic Violence Hotlines
DeSoto, Natchitotes, Red River, & Sabine Parishes (318) 226-3408
Bossier, Caddo, & Webster Parishes (318) 226-5015
Statewide (888) 411-1333
A national nonprofit organization focused on civil rights and recognition for LGBTQ+ persons and those living with HIV. They work through impact litigation, education, and public policy work
PFLAG (Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays)
Advocacy and support