Christianne Ricard, Ed.S, LPC, NCC
My name is 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 from Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond, Louisiana. I recently received an Education Specialist Certificate 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.