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 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.
This is a great starting point for finding a therapist! You can narrow down the search by your area (ie: Shreveport, LA), your insurance, concerns, and specifically hone in on therapists who are familiar with LGBTQ+ culture and topics. Queer and trans affirming therapists may or may not be queer or trans identified, but this is a common question to ask in first sessions or consultations!
THERAPISTS WHO WORK WITH LGBTQ+ CLIENTS IN NWLA
Brighter Future Counseling Services
Felicia Jessup, MA, LPC, NCC
4571 N. Market St
Shreveport, LA, 71107
Felicia Jessup provides exclusively for LGBTQ+ identified persons and is also the director of PACEY (see Other Resources)
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). Sessions cost between $110-$150 per meeting with reduced cost fees available on a limited basis. They accept a variety of health insurance plans and work with individuals on a variety of topics. LGBT and diversity topics are specifically listed on the website along with many other mental health areas.
J.L. Counseling LLC
Jessica Latin, MA, LPC-S, NCC,
1545 Line Avenue, Suite 330E
Shreveport, LA 71101
Jessica Latin specializes in perinatal mental health care and provides individual therapy, couples therapy, family therapy, and group therapy services. She works with LGBTQ+ persons with perinatal health concerns.
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.
Dr. Tiffany Najberg
401 Market Street, Suite 950, 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 is developing a telehealth program.
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
PFLAG (Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays)
Advocacy and support
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 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!
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