Wendy Q. Durant

LPC-S, RPT-S, NCC, CSOTP, BC-TMH

Wendy Q. Durant

LPC-S, RPT-S, NCC, CSOTP, BC-TMH

Professions: Mental Health Counselor, Licensed Professional Counselor, Other
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Professional Counselor
Secondary Credential: Licensed Professional Counselor - 80575
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Metairie, Louisiana 70002

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My Approach to Helping

Hi there, let me begin by congratulating you for taking the first step to an even better you! I can appreciate how reaching out to a therapist, may be a bit daunting. However, therapy is a process where you can connect with a compassionate, skilled professional to examine new perspectives, grow, heal, and learn to cope; in a safe, nonjudgmental space. Your beginning this this journey with a qualified professional such as myself will provide you with the tools and skills to be and feel your absolute best. Thank you so much for the opportunity to take this journey with you, I look forward to connecting soon.

"The first step to getting anywhere is deciding you're not willing to stay where you are." Your taking this step to connect with me demonstrates courage and a desire to be your best. I commend you, and thank you for considering meDuraCARE Counseling to join on this journey. My philosophy of counseling is based on principles of mutual respect, honesty, collaboration, and genuineness. I believe helping persons feel better and do better is a holistic process. My approach as a clinician is to focus on the entire person-mind, body and spirit. I practice from a cognitive-behavioral foundation which is profoundly influenced by bio-psychosocial principles. I also work comfortably from a solution-focused perspective when using it appropriately meets the needs of my client.

In counseling sessions, the entire person-physical, social, emotional, spiritual, intellectual, and occupational health are explored to help illicit growth and positive change. My aim is to help clients achieve balance in all life areas to successfully implement solutions to challenging life circumstances.

More Info About My Practice

Wendy's practice, DuraCARE Counseling is an award winning, CARF nationally accredited behavioral health practice committed to providing compassionate, evidenced-based care. Our motto "we are here because we care" is evidenced by over 9 years of service; providing superior mental health treatment for individuals, children, youth, families, and couples. DuraCARE Counseling is a offers play therapy, tele-mental health counseling, behavioral & academic supports, substance abuse assessments, LBGTQ supported care, careerEAP counseling, sex offender treatment, court consultationevaluations, psychiatric services including telemedicine, evaluations and medication management.

My Role as a Therapist

I see the therapist's role as a guide, supporting, encouraging, and working with clients as they embark upon the journey of change, self-exploration, and growth. As a supportive guide, I work with clients to focus on their entire psyche-mind, body, and spirit, to illicit positive change and satisfaction in their own lives.

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Services I Provide

  • Clinical Supervision
  • Coaching
  • Consultation
  • Counseling for Offenders
  • Creative Arts Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Online Counseling / Phone Therapy

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders

Languages

  • English

Groups I Work With

    I specialize in working with children, adolescents, and adults impacted by trauma. I have additional post-graduate training experience working with couples, behavior modification, anger management, addiction, and impulse control challenges (including sexually impulsive behaviors (certified sex offender treatment provider), gambling, kleptomania, etc).

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Aggression and Violence
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Batterer Intervention
  • Behaviorism
  • Breakup
  • Bullying
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Control Issues
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Forgiveness
  • Gambling Addiction
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • HIV / AIDS
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Learning Difficulties
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Money and Financial Issues
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Oppositional and Defiant Behavior in Children and Teen
  • Other - Not Listed Here
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Physical Abuse
  • Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • School issues
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Love
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Shame
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Teen violence/dating violence
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Adlerian Psychology / Psychotherapy
  • Anger Management
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Conflict Resolution Therapy
  • Expressive Arts Therapy
  • Play Therapy
  • Sand Tray Therapy
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
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