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Shannon Colburn-Blinn, LCSW

I know that seeking help is often a difficult decision whether it's for yourself or your loved one. I commend you on your choice to strive for a healthier life. It is important to me that I provide an accepting, comforting environment that allows you to feel safe when discussing difficult topics. As a social worker, I am very client-focused. You are the expert in your life and I want to join with you to enhance your strengths and prepare for a brighter future.  I specialize in trauma, PTSD, brain injury, personality disorders, chronic pain, depression, anxiety and grief/loss. I enjoy working with a diverse population. I  am knowledgeable in working with children/adolescents who have ADHD, behavioral issues, attachment, neurological disorders, and self-harm. I am trained in EMDR, TF-CBT, DBT and use a wide range of techniques. I enjoy working with young children, teens, families & couples.  When working with children, I utilize play/therapeutic art in my practice to assist children in working through the feelings they are unable to talk about. I am knowledgeable about IEPs and 504s and can assist in issues related to school as I know this can be a very overwhelming and frustrating process.

Lakeya Stewart, MDIV, LMHC-A, LCAC-A, NCC, DMIN

What you feel matters. As a person of faith, clients have the option to choose whether the integration of spirituality is desired. My goal is to meet all of my clients where they are. Some clients do not identify with any faith and others are strongly committed to their personal faith. In a session with me, you are free to express your feelings, without fear of judgement. In therapy, I leave space to explore your feelings, your reactions, and your experiences. You can expect to be challenged to consider other viewpoints as you process your emotions. Many initial sessions begin with you responding to: “Tell me your story”. In therapy, I understand that you are the expert of your own life and I therefore find it imperative that you are given space to share your reality, your perspective and your personal journey up until the session. As individuals, we are shaped by our experiences and in order to move forward, it is often necessary to explore our past. Narrative Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy are my primary forms of therapy used. As the client, it is important that you understand your own story, and how your emotions, actions and problems fit into the context of your story. With the use of both Narrative Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, I am here to assist you in making sense of your experiences, thoughts and feelings. Whether you are 7 years old or 77, my previous experiences working with children and youth, work as a Hospice Chaplain and extensive background in grief work allow me to offer therapeutic services to a variety of people.
My Specialties: Spiritual Abuse (My doctoral thesis focused on spiritual abuse and toxic leadership), Addictions (drugs, alcohol, shopping, gaming, etc), Grief (death, loss of job, divorce, life transitions in general), Anxiety, Depression, Racial Trauma, Pre-Marital Counseling, Marital Counseling (Gottman trained Level I, II), Faith-Based and Stress Management, PTSD/Trauma Recovery

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Kathy Rutan, MSW, LSW

We all need a little help sometimes. It is a brave step to reach out for help on that journey. I believe in walking beside you in this time of struggle and working together to find the best path for you. I am a recent graduate of Tulane School of Social Work and will be working toward my clinical licensure. As a recent graduate with my master’s in social work, I am learning with you and about you. You are the expert in you! I have experience working with varied populations from very young to very old. I am accepting clients starting at 5 years of age. My areas of focus are relationship work, trauma work, and empowerment. I work with individuals, couples, and families.  I am trained in EMDR. My educational background included information on Internal Family Systems, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Emotionally Focused Therapy, among others.

Misty Arellano, M.S.Ed., LMHCA
Misty is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate experience working with children/adolescent, families, adults, couples, and groups, that are seeking treatment for mental health, emotional health, and relationship struggles. Misty has a background of treating clients with a variety of conditions including, trauma, anxiety, relationship issues, life transitions and adjustments, identity development, parenting issues, anger, depression, and suicidal/self-
harm impulses. Misty utilizes a process of person-centered strength base environment to assist clients in increasing self-awareness, build on their personal strengths and skills, while developing new
strategies to reach desired goals. Other therapeutic approaches utilized during the process are, trauma informed, cognitive behavioral, dialectical behavior, solution- focused, and family systems theories, and other evidence-based practices with awareness necessary to best meet the needs of each individual client. Misty seeks to establish a genuine therapeutic relationship while creating a comfortable, calming, and safe environment with each client.

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