ELIZABETH ESTHAY, LPC

I am a board certified Lcensed Professional Counselor and have experience working with a variety of presenting issues including anxiety, depression, trauma, women’s issues, and relationship issues.  I believe in creating a safe and accepting environment where clients can feel comfortable and empowered to confront their personal barriers to wellness.  I also believe that the relationship between the client and therapist is the cornerstone to a successful therapeutic encounter, and approach therapy from a client-centered perspective.  You, the client, steer the direction of therapy and find self-discovery through therapeutic encouragement and support.

I work with clients of all ages, but utilize play therapy and my training as a Registered Play Therapist when working with young children.  Through the therapeutic powers of play, children are able to become more self-aware, more self-reliant, and more self-resilient, among others.  Just as adults benefit from talking out the challenges they face, children play out their experiences and emotions.  Play therapy provides a supportive environment where children can address these challenges and benefit therapeutically.

CREDENTIALS
Licensed Professional Counselor

#6002 Louisiana Licensed Professional Counselor Board of                          Examiners

PHILOSOPHY

As a client-centered therapist, I believe that we all have the capability to reach our ultimate potential.  Client-centered therapists value:

  • Empathy

  • Acceptance

  • Genuineness

  • Unconditional Positive Regard

PLAY THERAPY
Registered Play Therapist

#T3512 Association for Play Therapy

National Certified Counselor

#343270 National Board for Certified Counselors

Certified School Counselor

#AN540051 Louisiana Department of Education

M.Ed. Counseling

University of New Orleans

According to the Association for Play Therapy, Play Therapy, a modality of child therapy, is a powerful tool for addressing cognitive, behavioral, and emotional challenges. Licensed professionals use play therapeutically to help clients better process their experiences and develop more effective strategies for managing their worlds. 

 

Learn more about Play Therapy HERE.

© 2017 by Elizabeth Esthay, LPC, LLC

Tel: (985) 273-5643

ELIZABETH ESTHAY

LPC