About Restoration Counseling
How we approach the therapy process
Restoration Counseling is a group of professional Christian counselors in New Orleans dedicated to helping you improve your personal well-being and your relationship with your spouse and loved ones. If you are going through a hard season in your life, we are here for you. The first steps towards counseling can be scary and uncertain. We pray that the information on our website will help answer some questions about us and our counseling approach and make those first steps a little easier.
Biblically-based Christian counseling
5 basic areas of life – thoughts, emotions, physical bodies, relationships & spirituality
Fee options for most income levels and some insurance accepted.
Types of Counseling
Individual, Marriage/Relationship, Family Counseling, and Children
What We Offer
What we offer our Clients:
Finding hope in the pain and suffering in life can be hard when you can’t see a way out. We are here to provide you with a harbor of hope. When you first begin counseling, it is really hard to hope that life and relationships can be better. So, your counselor will hope for you. As you see God bring about changes in your life through the process of counseling, your own hope will grow.
Restoration’s worldview and approach to counseling are informed by the Bible and what it has to say about God and humans, sin and grace, and suffering and healing. We seek to partner with the Holy Spirit and with you to bring about lasting change in your life. We are competent to work with you to integrate your faith beliefs into your counseling process.
Although we are unapologetically Christian in our approach to counseling, we welcome clients from all (or no) faith backgrounds. We work respectfully with you according to your wishes about how to incorporate or not incorporate faith beliefs into your counseling process.
Empathy and Safety
Everyone has a story that is unique to them. Restoration Counseling seeks to ensure that you have a safe and empathetic environment to explore your struggles and your own understanding of what is going on in your life. No matter the presenting issue or desired goal, we always start with seeking to understand you and your perspective on your struggles. We listen first to understand before we listen to “fix” or “change.”
“A moment’s insight is sometimes worth a life’s experience” (-Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.). You bring your life’s experience to counseling, we bring the bring the skills, care, and attention needed to deepen your insight into your thoughts, emotions, and behaviors and how to change them. You deserve a space where you can lay your burdens down and begin to understand your thoughts, feelings, and experiences. As your counselor, we can often spot connections, identify themes, and provide information that helps you better understand your current difficulties and how to change them.
Trauma-informed care is at the heart of who we are at Restoration. Trauma can impact every part of your story and your body, and at Restoration we understand those impacts. We will never accuse you of “being crazy,” and we will work with you to process the memories and learn the skills needed to heal and meet your goals.
Sally Smith, Ph.D., LPC
Tara Pate, PLPC
Ashley Brooks, PhD, LPC-S
Catherine Johnson, PLPC
Mallory Wendling, PLPC
Michelle Shove, PLPC
Get Started with Restoration Counseling
To begin call us at 504-913-5039 or use our secure form below.
If this is an emergency, please dial 911 or visit the Emergency Room.