ADD Counseling Gretna LA

An assessment will also pinpoint the particular subtype of attention disorder a child has, so you can tailor treatment accordingly. In the hyperactive form of ADHD, impulsive and hyperactive behavior are the biggest symptoms.

Ms. Maureen Dombourian
Maureen Dombourian, LCSW, ACSW
(504) 443-9779
1581 Carol Sue Ave. Suite 212
Gretna, LA
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW, ACSW
Licensed in Louisiana
15 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Behavioral Problems, Child Abuse and Neglect, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Parenting Issues, Life Transitions, Women's Issues
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Ms. Marsha Loats
Marsha P. Loats, LCSW
(504) 908-8160
2820 Athania Pkwy. #2
Metairie, LA
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Louisiana
17 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Behavioral Problems, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Life Transitions, Anger Management, Wom
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Ms. Kathleen McGraw
Kathleen McGraw, LCSW & Associates, LLC
(985) 785-9300
50 Wade Street Suite 5
Luling, LA
Credentials
Credentials: MPH, LCSW, SAP
Licensed in Louisiana
12 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Adoption/Foster Care, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Child Abuse and Neglect, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Domestic Violence, Family Dysfunction, Forensic, Grief/Loss, I
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Caregivers, Step Families, Cancer Patients
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Preschool (Under 6), Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Kevin Bourgeois
(504) 315-1189
744 Dante Street
New Orleans, LA
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Attention Deficit (ADHD), Gay Issues, Personality Disorders
Qualification
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adults
Average Cost
$100 - $100
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

Richard M Doskey, MD
(504) 738-1604
9605 Jefferson Hwy
River Ridge, LA
Business
Physicians of River Ridge
Specialties
Pediatrics

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Dr. Marvin Clifford
Ochsner Clinic
(504) 842-3842
1514 Jefferson Highway
New Orleans, LA
Credentials
Credentials: Ph.D., LCSW
Licensed in Louisiana
40 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Addictions/Substance, Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Autism/PDD, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Career/Employment Concerns, Child Abuse and Neglect, Couple or Mar
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Offenders/Perpetrators, Caregivers, Step Families, Gifted, Chronic Illness, Interracial Families/Couples
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Preschool (Under 6), Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Dr. Gina Orihuela
GLO Therapeutics, LLC
(504) 466-2266
3213 Florida Ave Suite D
Kenner, LA
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW-BACS, ND, CTN
Licensed in Louisiana
12 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Depression, Forensic, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Education/Personal Development, Life Transitions, Anger Management
Populations Served
Caregivers, Chronic Illness, Cancer Patients
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Dr. Barry D. Schwartz
(504) 521-6897
Barry Schwartz Ph.D., P.C.1303 Amelia Street
New Orleans, LA
Specialties
ADHD, Anxiety or Fears, Depression, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: Tulane Doctorate
Year of Graduation: 1978
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Male
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children,Elders
Average Cost
$110 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Dr. Melissa J Aubert
(504) 315-1006
Melissa J. Aubert, Ph.D.2626 N. Arnoult Rd.
Metairie, LA
Specialties
Testing and Evaluation, Child or Adolescent, ADHD
Qualification
School: Nova Southeastern University
Year of Graduation: 2005
Years In Practice: 9 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children,Elders
Average Cost
$80 - $130
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Gretna Family Pediatric & Internal Clinic
(504) 364-1844
1221 Amelia Street
Gretna, LA
 
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Practitioner's Corner - About Kids and Attention Disorders

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By Timothy Culbert, M.D.

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children can be quite challenging for the entire family: Kids who have it have a hard time concentrating, and their kinetic energy tends to exhaust everyone around them. The conventional approach to treatment relies primarily on stimulant drugs like Ritalin, but at our integrative clinic we try to use gentler therapies whenever appropriate.

Before starting down any treatment path, though, it’s crucial to have your child thoroughly assessed. (The best place to do this is at a child development center that’s part of a children’s hospital or academic medical center.) Lots of kids who are thought to have an attention disorder actually turn out to be suffering from depression, anxiety, or a learning disability; when these problems are treated, the symptoms that looked like attention problems often clear up.

An assessment will also pinpoint the particular subtype of attention disorder a child has, so you can tailor treatment accordingly. In the hyperactive form of ADHD, impulsive and hyperactive behavior are the biggest symptoms. Another form, marked by an inability to focus, often doesn’t emerge until adolescence. Most children, however, suffer from a combined version of the disorder, which usually shows up between the ages of seven and 11.

Here are some of the questions we’re most frequently asked about attention disorders.

Q: My eight-year-old son has been diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Is there any chance that changing his diet will make a difference?

A:
There have been quite a few “gold standard” studies supporting the idea that for certain kids, dietary changes can be a big help.

One type of diet (known as oligo- antigenic) is fairly radical; it eliminates ingredients that are thought to provoke allergies, including dairy, gluten, refined sugars, dyes, preservatives, and additives. A theory as to why this might make a difference has to do with a phenomenon called leaky gut syndrome. Normally, the intestinal lining serves as a good filtering system for proteins like those that trigger allergies. But in some people, the gut seems to have a sort of “leak” that allows these proteins to get into the bloodstream. At that point the immune system reacts, and this can contribute to behavioral problems.

The pure form of this diet is very restrictive and can be difficult to stick to. It allows only two types of meat (lamb and turkey), two types of starches (rice and potatoes), two types of vegetables (cabbage and carrots), and two fruits (apples and bananas).

A more practical approach might be to test potentially troublesome foods one at a time. Eliminate dairy, say, for three weeks to see if any significant changes occur. For most people, this approach is pretty doable, and there’s very little downside to trying it.

As a general guideline, I’d also suggest giving the child unprocessed and organic foods, to avoid contributing any a...

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