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NOCHC Staff

    Michael Barry, LCSW
He graduated with his Masters of Social Work from Tulane University in 1984. His is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Over his 30 year career, he has worked in a variety of work settings from local mental health clinics to working with the homeless. He believes everyone has the need for therapy at some period in their lives. He has a holistic eclectic approach. As a therapist, his focus is to empower clients, increase their awareness of behaviors, and assist them with coping skills to live a fulfilling life.

 

    Cynthia Cuttino Edwards, PhD, CHt, LCSW
She graduated from Southern University at New Orleans with a Masters degree in Social Work. In 2011, she recieved a PhD in Behavioral Science with a concentration in Clinical Hypnotherapy through California University. Her love of helping others led her to continue and expand her clinical work to become a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She works with professionals and individuals with a wide variety of issues including depression, anxiety, fibromyalgia, stress management, test anxiety, grief counseling, and self-care for the working adult.

 

    Hope Gersovitz, PhD, LPC-S, LMFT
She graduated from LSU with a Masters in Counselor Education. In 2004, she became a Licensed Professional Counselor and  a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In 2011, she received a PhD in Behavioral Science with a concentration in Hypnotherapy through California University. In 2010, she opened New Orleans Counseling & Hypnosis Center.  Currently, she is serving as private practitioner working with a broad spectrum of clients. Her areas of expertise are couples counseling, hypnosis, depression, and anxiety issues. She is an interactive, solution-focused therapist. Her therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges.
As of 03/2017, Ms. Gersovitz has very limited availability for evening appointments.

 

    Megan A. Goldfarb, MA, LPC

Over her 10 year career, she has worked with hundreds of clients navigating the process of recovery. Her experience includes working with adults with substance abuse and addiction disorders, bi-polar and anxiety disorders, depression, and those who have experienced trauma and natural disasters throughout the world. She tailors her approach to meet your needs and maximize the effectiveness of your time together. She believes in empowering through education as well as treatment. She specializes in a wide variety of techniques including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Rational-Emotive Behavior Therapy, and Brief Solution Focused Therapy. In 2009, she obtained her Master in Arts in Community Counseling from John Carroll University.

 

    Sally Johns, M.Ed., LPC, NCC
She obtained her Masters of Education degree in Counselor Education at the University of New Orleans. In 2011, she became a Licensed Professional Counselor. For the past 13 years, she has worked in schools, the community, and mental health centers providing counseling to all populations. She has worked in the Orleans private and public school system providing counseling and alcohol/drug prevention workshops.  In the community, she worked as a crisis counselor to children and families. Her expertise includes the following issues:  anxiety, grief, relationship issues, family therapy, anger management, ADHD, academic consultation, developmental education, and emotional awareness. 

 

     Kenneth Schmitt, M.Ed., LPC, NCC, Registered Play Therapist
He earned his Masters in Counselor Education from University of New Orleans. In 2014, he became a Licensed Professional Counselor. He received his play therapy training from LSU's Play Therapy Clinic. He has worked with all age populations and has concentrated on children age 3-18. He utilizes both non-directive and directive approaches with his clients. In addition, he works with adults specializing in LGBT issues, anxiety, and trauma. His area of expertise are the following: attachment, anger, ADHD, conduct disorders, grief, and anxiety.

 

      Cody M. Smith, MS, LPC

She graduated with a Masters in Counseling Psychology from William Carey University. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor with abundant experience working with a wide range of clients and mental health concerns. Her areas of expertise include the treatment of depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, trauma, anger management, and emotional awareness. She provides psychotherapy and counseling to a broad spectrum of adults, particularly members of the LGBTQ community. Her approach to therapy is holistic and inclusive, utilizing techniques from Cognitive Behavioral, Rational-Emotive, Brief Solution Focused, and Psychodynamic therapies in order to establish a therapeutic relationship and best meet the needs of each client.

Donneisha Wilson, MA, PLPC, NCC

She graduated with a Masters of Arts in School Counseling from the University of Holy Cross. She is a provisional licensed professional counselor under the clinical supervision of Kenneth Schmitt, M.Ed., LPC-S, NCC, Registered Play Therapist Supervisor. She has worked with clients in various stages of life and has concentrated on children and adolescents. She utilizes Person Centered and Solution Focused Therapeutic theories as well as directive and non-directive play therapy. She has experience working with children and adults with adjustment concerns, anxiety, depression, and ADHD.

 

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