Behavioral and Mental Health Counseling

Counseling isn't just for people going through a crisis!

Behavioral health describes the connection between behaviors and the health and well-being of the body, mind and spirit. This would include how behaviors like eating habits, drinking or exercising impact physical or mental health. As a discipline, behavioral health refers to mental health, psychiatric, marriage and family counseling and addictions treatment. Behavioral health also includes both mental health and substance use, encompassing a continuum of prevention, intervention, treatment and recovery support services. Anyone in the Cankton, LA area can benefit from counseling services.

Our in-house Licensed Professional Counselor, Robin Barry-Olivier, PhD., LPC, has been providing mental health and substance abuse care for over 15 years. She’s a doctorate degreed mental health service provider and trained to work in treating mental, behavioral, and emotional problems and disorders at their roots. Behind every mental illness is an underlying cause that can be identified and treated.

As a solution-focused therapist, Dr. Barry-Olivier’s goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. While she can't change difficult situations of the past, she will work with you to better understand and resolve challenges in your life. By applying complementary therapy approaches and techniques, she will unearth long-standing behavior patterns or negative perceptions that may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling and meaningful life. She will use a personalized approach tailored to each client’s individual needs to help attain the personal growth they’re striving for.

Dr. Barry-Olivier provides clinical evaluations, diagnosis' and treatments for all ages including children and adolescents. Services are provided in a comfortable and supportive atmosphere that best suits the clients needs including individual, couples, marital, family or group psychotherapy. The treatment specialties include:

  • Addiction & Recovery including sexual addiction
  • ADHD
  • Child/adolescent and Unruly/defiant teen behavior problems
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Couples Counseling
  • Divorce/Separation
  • Domestic violence
  • Eating Disorders
  • Family Counseling and Stressors
  • Grief Counseling
  • Just Feeling Stuck
  • Mood Disorder
  • Non-Suicidal self injury (cutting)
  • Parenting struggles and support
  • Poor Interpersonal Skills
  • Sexual Perpetration (Adolescent and adult)
  • Social Communication Disorders
  • Stress Management
  • Suicidal thinking
  • Therapy for Depression and Anxiety
  • Work and Career issues

What Are Symptoms of Mental Health?

Symptoms of poor mental health are directly related to the mental disorder a person suffers from, though general signs include:

  • Confused thinking or reduced ability to concentrate.
  • Extreme mood changes of highs and lows.
  • Feeling sad or down.
  • Excessive fears or worries, or extreme feelings of guilt.
  • Problems maintaining relationships
  • Withdrawal from friends and activities.
  • Significant tiredness, low energy or problems sleeping (sleep issues)
  • Various forms of self harm
Common mental illnesses are depression and anxiety, as well as mood disorders like bipolar disorder and, on the severe end of the spectrum, disorders like schizophrenia.

What is Behavioral Health Counseling?

When it comes to behavioral health treatment, counseling is a therapeutic mode that helps individuals manage the behaviors associated with mental illness or general problems with their well-being. It is focused on therapies that help individuals modify their behaviors for the better, reinforcing positive behaviors and finding ways to overcome negative behaviors. Often, this includes diagnosing or dealing with mental health problems.

Don't wait. Now is the perfect time to learn about the benefits of our counseling services. If you're looking for extra support and guidance through a challenging situation or you're just ready to move in a new direction in your life, please call our office and set up an appointment to help you achieve your goals. Our personable and professional mental health service provider is ready to work with you.