What are your credentials?

I have a Doctorate Degree of Philosophy in Counseling Supervision and Education (PhD) and am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) .

Are you accepting new clients at this time?

I am accepting clients right now on a limited basis and availability varies.

What is your availability?

I am currently available from 9 AM to 6 PM on Tuesday through Friday and from 9 AM until 5 PM on Saturdays. I am out of the office and do not accept appointments, phone calls, or e-mails on Sundays and Mondays.

Can you provide me a digital copy of your Contact Information Form and Declaration Statement?

Sure! They can be found below:

Declaration Statement

Contact Information Form

Who do you see in session?

Due to my therapeutic approach, I feel that it's important to see the entire immediate family or couple. This gives me a clearer view of relationship dynamics and what everyday life looks like to my clients.  Everyone's perspective is important to the process! I do see individuals as well though. Sometimes clients want therapy to be their own safe haven and that's more than fine with me.

What is your rate?

I currently charge $95 per 55 minute session, and $160 for a 110 minute session with a sliding scale.  I accept cash, personal check, and credit card (Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and AMEX).

Do you take insurance?

I currently take Blue Cross, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Aetna, UnitedHealthcare Commercial and Medicaid. Please have your insurance card ready for the first appointment. If you have different insurance, you can collect receipts from our sessions and submit a request for partial reimbursement from your insurance company as an out-of-network provider.

How do I schedule a session or contact you?

The fastest way to schedule an appointment is through my website by clicking the "contact us" button at the top of the page; however, you can send me an e-mail at desongytherapy@gmail.com. I'm also reachable by phone call - (504) 495-0346.

What if I have to cancel or reschedule a session?

Life happens, and sometimes there's nothing we can do to control that.  I am fine to cancel or reschedule, but do require 24 hrs. notice or you will be charged half the rate ($45 and $65 respectfully).

Where are you located?

I am located at 188 Hickory Ave., Suite 6, Harahan, Louisiana 70123.

Are there other counselors you would recommend?

There are a number of counselors I would recommend - Nicole Gaidos, Chris Howard, Beth Berger, Gina LaRose Tedesco, Hellen Cappo, Matthew Morris, Tralana Martinez, Giselle Armantrout, and Marlon Boutin to name a few.  All have been wonderful to work with and are very effective therapists.

How often do you update your website?

I try to provide monthly updates to the blog. Most recently, I added a recommended readings section in order to give additional guidance for those who are looking for literature pertaining to a particular mental health focus. I hope you enjoy some of the content and that it assists you on your road to therapeutic change.