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Counseling Services

"'ll reach up and you'll rise again If you only look around. You will be found" ~ Evan Hansen

Melissa Bowen, LPC-S

I offer psychotherapy support to teen to adult individuals for a wide range of issues:

  • life adjustments

  • depression

  • anxiety

  • self-esteem

  • grief and loss

  • trauma

  • shame resilience

  • teletherapy option available

I do utilize my training in the research of Brené Brown in my counseling work, specifically in examining vulnerability, shame, worthiness, and embracing our genuine authenticity.  Click here for more info on The Daring Way™.
I look forward to you making the first, difficult step – making contact. I believe once we connect, you will feel relief as we schedule your first appointment.


Melissa Bowen, Louisiana counselor, leadership coach, and Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator (Brené Brown Programming)


Wendy Dorfman, PLPC

Hi, I’m Wendy. My pronouns are she and her. I moved here from Maryland in 2019. I’m still adjusting to the local culture & customs, including regularly seeing alligators. I’m an advocate for the Queer community and the vice-president of the Acadiana Queer Collective.


I practice from a person-centered approach, which means that I know YOU are the expert of your life. I understand that everyone is different, and sessions will be personalized for you. I offer strengths-based, holistic therapy and will work collaboratively with you to get you where you want to be. I believe the relationship between client and counselor is one of the most important factors in therapy. I strive to cultivate a safe, welcoming, and inclusive environment.


I work with teens and adults who want to improve their behavioral health, including depression, anxiety, self-esteem, grief, sexual and/or gender identity, and relationship issues. I’m multiculturally competent and enjoy working with LGBTQ+ and other marginalized communities.

Wendy Dorfman, counseling, LGBTQ, wavemaker


Jon Kneisler, LMSW

​I emphasize the human experience, meaning I help people feel they are not broken individuals but rather they are responding to their situation to the best they know how. My commitment to my clients is to help them turn their pain into purpose while living their most authentic and vital lives.


My jam is ACT (Acceptance & Commitment Therapy)!  I have extensive experience in trauma and focus on how to incorporate ACT into trauma-informed treatment.


I work with teens and adults to address symptoms of depression, anxiety, eating disorders, conduct disorders, ODD, LGBTQ+ issues, substance abuse, codependence, trauma, schizophrenia and related disorders, and other personality disorders.

I attempt to practice daily meditation (cause I am human too). I enjoy playing the bass in my band! I enjoy thrill seeking experiences such as indoor skydiving or anything that gets me out of my comfort zone. I also like to travel when I can. I live in Lafayette, LA with my wife Lauren and sweet pup, June.

Counselor Jon Kneisler LMSW



    You can click HERE to schedule a free 15-minute consultation, or send an email or make a phone call. After you take that brave first step of getting in touch, we will determine when to schedule that first appointment, or if it is best to refer you to another clinician. For all subsequent appointments, you will have personal access to an online scheduling site, where you will be able to schedule and reschedule your own appointments with your counselor. Melissa is scheduling new clients by referral only.
    Cash, check, or credit card (Visa, MC, Disc, Amex). Payment will be collected as you arrive for your session.
    As a new client, after we schedule your first session, I will send you privacy and policies documents online. This will describe all the policies, including confidentiality and the cancellation policy (which is to cancel within 24 hours notice to avoid a $50 fee).
    We are a private pay agency, but offer the following to make our services as accessible as possible: Our clinicians provide services at reasonable rates. Depending on your clinician, we can also offer superbills for you to submit to your insurance company for any possible reimbursement for out-of-network coverage. Please discuss any request for discounted services with your clinician.


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