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 queerport@gmail.com.

OPEN PATH COLLECTIVE

openpathcollective.org

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

Brighter Future Counseling Services

Felicia Jessup, MA, LPC, NCC

4571 N. Market St

Shreveport, LA, 71107

(318) 424-8735 

info@brighterfuturecs.com 

Felicia Jessup provides exclusively for LGBTQ+ identified persons and is also the director of PACEY (see Other Resources)

Interactional Services

707 Southfield Rd

Shreveport, Louisiana 71106

Mollie McCabe, Office Manager 

(318) 869-1632

interactional@bellsouth.net

www.shreveportcounseling.com

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

(318) 751-9098

office@elatedcounseling.com

www.elatedcounseling.com

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.

LDS Consulting & Therapist Development

Lasheka Drew, LCSW-BACS

3018 Old Minden Rd Suite 1111A

Bossier City, LA 71112

(318) 751-6687

ldsconsultingtd@gmail.com

 

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

Private Practice

Shreveport, LA

lsanture18@att.net

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. 

Reef Wellness

Private Practice

Shreveport, LA

(318) 935-9585

reefwellnesscounseling@gmail.com

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

Private Practice

(318) 963-0029

hgd.counselor@hgdcounseling.com

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,

PMH-C

1545 Line Avenue, Suite 330E

Shreveport, LA 71101

(318) 759-7865; 

wellness@jlcounselingllc.com

www.jlcounselingllc.com

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

(318) 573-0029

admin@meslohcounseling.com

www.meslohcounseling.com

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

(318) 820-2022

bhicks@guidinglightmentalhealth.org

www.guidinglightmentalhealth.org

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.

MEDICAL SERVICES

URGENT EMS

Dr. Tiffany Najberg

(318) 229-6512 

201 Market Street

Shreveport, LA 71101

www.urgentems.com

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

(318) 219-6064

info@jeterslpservices.com

www.jeterslpservices.com

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

(504) 450-7496

info@latransadvocates.org

www.latransadvocates.org 

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 

(318) 222-6633

www.philadelphiacenter.org

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

OTHER RESOURCES

PACE (People Acting for Change & Equality)

www.pacelouisiana.org

PACEY: LGBTQ youth social group (high school & college ages)

Director: Felicia Kay Jessup, MA, LPC, NCC

FeliciaKay.MA@gmail.com 

 

North Louisiana Gay & Lesbian Film Festival; community & government advocacy

Out of the Closet

www.facebook.com/NWLAoutofthecloset

Find gender affirming clothes for LGBTQ+ and other marginalized persons in need! Out of the Closet is here to clothe you

Project Celebration

www.projectcelebration.com

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

Lamda Legal

www.lambdalegal.org

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)

pflagshreveport.wordpress.com 

(318) 638-8609

sherrykircus@gmail.com

Advocacy and support