Behavioral Health

Healing for a Healthy Lifestyle

CareSouth is committed to helping you develop a healthy lifestyle which includes optimal physical and mental health. No matter what struggles you might be going through, our dedicated team of Behavioral Health professionals can help you start the healing process through safe and effective evidenced-based treatment, interventions and practices.

CareSouth offers comprehensive mental health services for children (aged 5 and up) and adults as well as Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral for Treatment (SBIRT) for those adults at-risk for substance use disorders. For those requiring more intensive substance use treatment, a referral for appropriate services will be provided.

You can access services in-person at one of our clinics or you can elect to participate in our Telehealth services which could include telephone counseling sessions and/or videoconferencing sessions. Either way, CareSouth is here for you and ready to connect you with the services and treatments which best meet your needs.

Conditions treated:
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Unstable Mood (i.e. Bipolar disorder)
  • Psychosis  (i.e. Schizophrenia)
  • Anger Management
  • Grief/Loss issues
  • Suicidal/Homicidal Thoughts
  • Interpersonal/Relationship Challenges
  • Nicotine Dependence
  • Alcohol or drug use
  • Trauma-related problems (i.e. PTSD)
  • Challenging Behaviors in Children (.i.e. ADHD, ODD)
Serviced provided:
  • Clinical Assessment by Licensed Clinical Social Worker
  • Psychiatric Evaluations
  • Individualized Care Planning, which includes education on diagnosis and symptoms, identifying early warning signs, and developing coping skills to facilitate overall wellness.
  • Medication Management
  • Individual, Group and/or Family Therapy
  • Case Management
  • Crisis Intervention
Evidenced Based Treatments/Interventions:
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy
  • Behavior Activation
  • Youth PTSD Therapy  
  • and more
Community Resources:

Kidsline - 1-800-CHILDREN
Smoking Cessation Trust -
Louisiana QUIT Line -
Suicide Hotline -

Crisis Hotlines:

Local – 225-924-3900
National –
Text “talk” to 741741

Common Signs and Symptoms:

Learning to spot the signs of common conditions, such as anxiety and depression, can help motivate you or someone you know to seek treatment before problems persist or become worse. If you or someone you know is experiencing some or all of these symptoms, you could be suffering from anxiety and/or depression, and should seek treatment immediately.

  • Feeling anxious, tense or nervous
  • Difficulty sitting still
  • Easily irritated
  • Difficulty concentrating or focusing
  • Excessive worrying about various things
  • Inability to control worry
  • Difficulty relaxing
  • Feeling that something awful will happen
  • Changes in appetite
  • Changes in sleep patterns
  • Decreased interest or pleasure in things formerly enjoyed
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Decreased motivation
  • Decreased energy or interest in activities
  • Crying spells
  • Feelings of helplessness, worthlessness or hopelessness
  • Suicidal or homicidal thoughts

If you or someone you know is seeking treatment for mental health or substance use issues, please call 225-650-2000 to schedule an appointment with a licensed professional today.

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