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As a therapist, I am warm, open, encouraging, and direct. I consider myself an active therapist, combining experience, education, creativity, and humor with a down-to-earth, realistic approach to counseling.
I have made my home in the small southern Louisiana town of Zachary. Through my work, I am committed to helping people overcome or stabilize many variations of disorders such as depression, anxiety, bipolar, or borderline/antisocial personality disorders. I believe that healing is an endeavor that requires honest caring without judgment, and I cooperatively assist my clients in clarifying their goals for treatment. Rather than adhering to one methodology for all individuals and issues, I draw from a variety of methods to create a tailored approach for each individual and situation.
I have over 14 years of experience as a mental health counselor. While obtaining my undergraduate degree I interned at The Natchitoches Center for Addictive Disorders where I conducted groups, individual sessions, and administered the Alcohol Severity Index (ASI). During my Master’s program I interned at LSU Mental Health where I counselled college students with varying disorders that included depression, anxiety, adjustment, and other stressors that affect all of us at some time in our lives.
I have also worked with college students at Baton Rouge Community College, performed psychotherapy with patients in age ranges from 18 to 75 at Capital Area Human Services District, and worked with high risk populations in the penal system of Louisiana State Penitentiary (Angola) and Hunt Correctional Center. I am currently working with the high risk population of criminally insane patients that are remanded to the State of Louisiana Hospital known as Eastern Louisiana Mental Health System (ELMHS) by court order. I am also an Adjunct Instructor at Baton Rouge Community College teaching Introduction to Social Work. I have experience counseling clients with depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, substance abuse, and personality disorders. My background enables me to be an effective social worker who is comfortable counseling diverse groups of people.
Fun Fact: I have obtained 2 college degrees and graduated with a perfect 4.0 average--without a high school diploma or GED!
Education & Training: I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
and Board Approved Certified Supervisor (BACS) in the state of Louisiana. I have a Master of Social Work (MSW) degree from Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge and a Bachelor of Social Work (BSW), from Northwestern State University, Natchitoches.
To schedule an appointment with me or for more information about my services, please send us an email or call our office.
Phone: (337) 565-0908
John Nealy, LCSW
Office: (337) 565-0908