Christianne Ricard, PhD, LPC, NCC
My name is Dr. Christianne Ricard and I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor credentialed with the Louisiana Board of Professional Counselors. I work with adolescents and adults from varying ages and cultural backgrounds.
I hold a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Master of Education degree in Counseling both from Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond, Louisiana. I also earned an Education Specialist Certificate and Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Leadership from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
My professional counseling experience began in the school setting where I worked with children and adolescents in the areas of depression, ADHD, ODD, anxiety, teen pregnancy, parent/teen communication, motivation, and career/academic advisement.
I decided to expand my counseling experience when I became a mental health counselor for a local hospital. I have the privilege of supporting adults in the areas of depression, anxiety, sexual trauma, mood disorders, grief/loss, domestic violence, anger management, and relationship difficulty. Upon meeting me, you will develop comfort from my authentic personality. I am confident we can work in a collaborative effort to find solutions that best for you.
As an ordained minister, I can incorporate faith (with an emphasis on Christianity) upon your request.
My theoretical orientations include a Strengths Based approach, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Solution Focus Counseling. I support individuals, couples and families by helping them connect thoughts and behaviors to develop a better understanding of their situation, essentially making better decisions. I would love the opportunity to help guide you through life's transitions. Are you feeling alone or that no one understands you? Maybe you have been carrying a heavy load and because you're "the strong one" not many people realize you are struggling. I want to provide you with an opportunity to just be you. I am here to help. Call me!
Licensed Professional Counselor (#6824)
National Certified Counselor (#717453)
I am a member of the Louisiana Counseling Association and the American School Counselor Association.