I provide numerous services to children, adults, couples, and their families in the Metropolitan New Orleans, River Region, and Bayou Region areas. I offer psychotherapy, counseling, mediation, life coaching, custody evaluations, parenting coordination, adoption specialist, play therapy, and many other services. I offer co-parenting & communication skills, and stress & anger management education. I provide substance abuse education and counseling. I provide Department of Transportation SAP and Nuclear Regulatory Commission SAE evaluations. I offer Critical Incident Stress Management ( CISM ) services. I am the President / CEO of McGraw and Associates, LLC, which is a mental health, counseling, forensic, coaching, and alternative dispute resolution firm.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker ( LCSW ), a Licensed Addiction Professional ( LAC ), a Licensed Prevention Professional ( LPP ), and a Certified Employee Assistance Professional ( CEAP ). I earned my PhD and Master of Social Work ( MSW ) from Tulane University, and Master of Public Health ( MPH ) from Tulane's School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine.
I have 15 plus years of experience, with over ten years working in medical and psychiatric hospitals with children, adults, and families before starting my mental health firm. I co-authored 2 books, 1.) 101 Great Ways to Improve Your Life, Volume 2 and 2.) A Guide to Getting It: Vibrant and Lasting Relationships.
Take the first step to help. Call or Email Kathy Oquelí McGraw now - (985) 785-9300


  • Years in Practice: 15+ Years
  • School: Tulane University
  • Year Graduated: 1998
  • License No. and State: 4644 Louisiana


  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
  • Accepted Payment Methods: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Mastercard, Visa

Accepted Insurance Plans
  • ASAP - American Substance Abuse Professionals®
  • Contracted with the following referral companies:
  • Crisis Care Network
  • EAPPrefer
  • National SAP Network
  • SRS - SAP Referrals Services
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Additional Credentials

  • License No. and State: LAC 1399 Louisiana
  • License No. and State: LPP 1078 Louisiana

Kathy Oquelí McGraw's Groups

Dispelling Myths: Depression & Anxiety

This group provides treatment strategies to reduce the symptoms of depression and anxiety. Videos which feature the profiles of real people who share stories about their successful battles with clinical depression. Their personal experiences offer hope for the millions of people suffering from this serious illness. Videos showing real people who suffer with painful physical symptoms that were disrupting their lives share their personal stories and their efforts to understand what was causing these problems and how to find relief. The inspiring profiles show individuals who overcame anxiety and the shame of suffering from it.

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Substance Abuse & Addiction Education

Substance abuse education and counseling, 12-step facilitation, and relapse prevention. Groups are part video and part discussion.

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Co - Parenting Before, During & After Divorce

A video-based program that helps parents learn to shield their children from parental conflict while establishing a positive, long-term relationship with the child's other parent. It is the most extensive, informative, and interactive resource to date examining the complex realities of divorce. * Educates parents on the impact their conflict has on their children * Explains children's issues in divorce * Teaches parents the practical skills they need to manage anger, increase impulse control, resolve conflict, and talk to each other without arguing.

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  • Addiction
  • Depression
  • Divorce


  • ADHD
  • Academic Underachievement
  • Adoption
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality
  • Career Counseling
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Relapse
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • EAP, SAP, SAE, CISM, ADR & Forensic
  • Eating Disorders
  • Family Conflict
  • Gambling
  • Grief
  • Infertility
  • Internet Addiction
  • Life Coaching
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Spirituality
  • Substance Abuse
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Video Game Addiction

Mental Health

  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders

Client Focus

Alternative Languages: English, Other, Spanish


  • Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6)
  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)


  • Aviation Professionals
  • Cancer

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution Services
  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • EMDR
  • Employee Assistance Program Services
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Intervention
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Play Therapy
  • SAP & SAE Substance Abuse Evaluations
  • Sand Play
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Trauma Focused


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family
Last Modified: 01 Sep 2015
Kathy Oquelí McGraw, PhD, MPH, LCSW, LAC, LPP, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Luling

Kathy Oquelí McGraw

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, MPH, LCSW, LAC, LPP