If you are struggling in a relationship, feeling sad and depressed, worried or anxious, or caring for a chronically ill loved one, counseling can certainly help. I have seen the incredible good that therapy can do and have been present to the wonderful changes people experience when they commit to it. I work with individuals and couples on issues such as relationship struggles and life transitions. I understand the stress of caring for a very ill loved one. When you examine your inner feelings, and can talk about them, life is less overwhelming. Therapy is a powerful and rewarding journey.
I am attuned to helping folks reach their personal goals. Whether it involves an individual or family crisis, the loss of a loved one, pending divorce or separation, you deserve an opportunity to work through these issues in order to move on. Do it for yourself. That is self-care.
I take an honest and encouraging approach with my clients. I believe therapy should be affordable, and I am happy to: 1) discuss a fee arrangement that works for both of us 2) give you a receipt to be submitted to your insurance provider for reimbursement 3) take credit cards.
Take the first step to help. Call or Email Deborah Poitevent now - (504) 383-4954


  • Years in Practice: 20+ Years
  • School: Tulane University School of Social Work
  • Year Graduated: 1994
  • License No. and State: 4226 Louisiana


  • Avg Cost (per session): $60 - $100
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepted Payment Methods: Cash, Check, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa

Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Out of Network

Deborah Poitevent's Groups

Midlife & Beyond

This group is for women experiencing the changes that happen when children leave (empty nesting) and parents "arrive" (caregiving) - and everything in between. Join us for 8 sessions beginning Oct. 1. Thursdays 12 -1:30 PM. Call me for a phone interview. $40 per session.

More about this group


  • Relationship Issues
  • Depression
  • Anxiety


  • Alzheimer's
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Caregiving and Grief issues
  • Coping Skills
  • Divorce
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Narcissistic Personality
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Self Esteem
  • Spirituality
  • Trauma and PTSD

Mental Health

  • Elderly Persons Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Thinking Disorders

Client Focus


  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Coaching
  • Eclectic
  • Existential
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Insight-oriented personal growth
  • Interpersonal
  • Psychodynamic
  • Self Psychology


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group
Last Modified: 07 Sep 2015
Deborah Poitevent, LCSW, BACS, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in New Orleans

Deborah Poitevent

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, BACS