Ilsa Araki, M.A., LPC, NCC

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I am a Mental Health Counselor licensed with the Louisiana Licensed Professional Counselors Board of Examiners.  I received a Bachelor of Science degree in Education from the University of Central Florida and earned a Master of Arts degree in Professional Counseling from Liberty University. In addition, I am a member of the American Counseling Association (ACA), the Louisiana Counseling Association (LCA), and the American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC).

At Northshore Family Counseling, I work with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families on a variety of issues including mood disorders, anxiety disorders, crisis intervention, physical/sexual abuse, and relationship concerns.  Additionally, I work with survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault at the Metropolitan Center for Women and Children. 

My theoretical orientation when working with you, the client, is largely informed by the cognitive behavioral approach and supplemented with brief solutions-focused and client-centered theories of psychology. Using a variety of techniques tailored to fit your needs, I will work alongside you and help you identify problematic ways of thinking, feeling, and behaving that have kept you from living a more meaningful and fulfilling way of life.  As you explore and find the original source of your troubled thoughts and feelings, I will help you discover the meanings behind them and empower you to use your strengths to create a new life narrative.

Because every client is unique, counseling takes many different forms. In some cases it is aimed at helping clients gain new perspectives, new skills, and greater understanding of themselves and the world. For others, it involves managing significant emotional pain and mental health issues. This can be achieved in a wide variety of counseling modalities, including individual, conjoint, family, and group counseling. Together we will determine the best approach to meet your unique needs and desires.

I look forward to beginning our journey together and helping you to create a life story that fulfills you mentally, physically, and spiritually.

Ilsa Araki Reaches

Slidell LA