Same Course, New Home!

I imagine this place looks different than when (if) you originally enrolled.

Welcome to the newer platform! If you’re new here and don’t know what I’m talking about, don’t worry! You’re in the right place.

Many of you have reached out with your struggle in anxiety and depression. Friend, I know that feeling. You’ve also mentioned how many people say they don’t believe you or you can’t afford a counselor. So, I brought mine to you. Below are the videos she has graciously partnered with us on and if you are in Scott, Louisiana or anywhere close, I can’t recommend her enough. Watch them in order and know that you are so loved and cherished!

 

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ANXIETY 1

ANXIETY 2

ANXIETY 3

Depression 1

depression 2

depression 3

About Melissa:

My Credentials. I received my Masters in Counseling from UL Lafayette in 2010, and became a Licensed Professional Counselor in 2013.  I am certified in Temperament Therapy, Prepare-Enrich Pre-marital Program, and The Daring Greatly™ methodology by Brené Brown.  I am a member of the Louisiana Counseling Association and the American Association of Christian Counselors.  Counseling is my second career.  I was drawn to it after Hurricane Katrina, when I lost my last restaurant job after 20 years working in that industry.  It is never too late to make a new goal or take a new risk!


GET TO KNOW ME

My Credentials. I received my Masters in Counseling from UL Lafayette in 2010, and became a Licensed Professional Counselor in 2013.  I am certified in Temperament Therapy, Prepare-Enrich Pre-marital Program, and The Daring Greatly™ methodology by Brené Brown.  I am a member of the Louisiana Counseling Association and the American Association of Christian Counselors.  Counseling is my second career.  I was drawn to it after Hurricane Katrina, when I lost my last restaurant job after 20 years working in that industry.  It is never too late to make a new goal or take a new risk!

My Counseling Approach. I approach therapy in a conversational way, led by you; learning about you, where you are, what you need, and what you need from me.  I embrace the origin of the word compassion - "to suffer with" and I can be a partner to you on whatever journey you find yourself on.  As Kat from EmpathySites says, "It's like you see someone's emotional tornado and jump into the eye of that storm, on purpose." 

I'm good there.

Since beginning my practice in 2010, I have discovered my work continuing to revolve around getting to know and developing a person's sense of self.  With feet strongly planted there, I find we are better able to tackle the things that throw us off course. I believe embracing who you are is a key to FREEDOM, and that the insights and evidence to this are parallel in science and psychology research and a Christian or spiritual walk of faith.  Same concepts.  Different language.

My Hope for You. First, that you will feel comfortable and safe.  Ultimately, that you will learn things about yourself that then become empowering to you in your life.  That you will leave with a set of new tools and a new way to operate in your life, leading you to experience more joy and freedom where it was lacking before.


Melissa’s Suggested Resources:

My Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/MelissaBowenLPC/

My Website:

https://www.melissabowenlpc.com

Here is a brochure on depression from the National Institute of Mental Health:

https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/depression-what-you-

need-to-know/depression-what-you-need-to-know-pdf_151827.pdf

Check out this brochure on anxiety from the National Institute of Mental Health:

https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/generalized-anxiety-

disorder-gad/generalized-anxiety-disorder_124169.pdf

My current go-to book on anxiety, education and tips for coping and adjusting:

The Anxiety Cure, by Archibald Hart

https://www.amazon.com/Anxiety-Cure-Archibald-Hart/dp/

0849942969/ref=sr_1_1?

ie=UTF8&qid=1521572373&sr=8-1&keywords=anxiety+cure+book