Melissa Lacoste,PLPC, has received her Bachelor of Art in Psychology from Louisiana Tech University and her Master of Counselor Education from University of New Orleans. She has worked in various types of settings with different populations. She has experience working in a psychiatric hospital with children and adults, in families’ homes, on a college campus, individuals in the court and judicial system, and working in an intensive outpatient for addiction/substance abuse.
I have a passion for connecting and helping people reach balance, direction, and live a more fulfilling life. I have helped people with issues with anxiety, depression, stages of life, trauma, self-esteem, conflict resolution, marital/relationship issues, career counseling, and ADHD. I have come to realize that counseling is a sensitive subject to some people and is not an easy process to navigate. However, I provide therapy in a safe, non-judgmental, caring, and very open environment. I believe counseling can provide the support that is needed for strength and personal growth. I focus on using techniques that include changing thoughts and behaviors to more positive ones, self-care, mindfulness, positive psychology, processing trauma, and using other techniques as needed. I am excited and dedicated to take this journey together!