Change for Happiness

Clinical Social Work/Therapist , CSW , LMSW

(504) 777-3801
Feel weighted down? Need a change? How about change that will increase your healthiness and happiness for yourself or within your family? I will focus on helping you to identify unhealthy or destructive patterns, then teach new tools and skills. With guidance and use of your inner strength and resources, you can learn to implement these strategies for happier living. Healthy changes, happy lives. Areas I specialize in treating include behavioral/oppositional problems, parenting, divorce issues, childhood/teen/adult depression, anxiety, stress/anger management, communication problems, relationship issues, low self esteem, sibling rivalry, social skills difficulty, codependency and grief.
Some of the primary treatment approaches I employ include cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), behavior modification, family systems therapy, psychodynamic therapy, solution oriented therapy and play therapy (for the child and parent/child interactively). Your treatment is customized to most effectively meet your individual goals.
For over 21 years I have worked with children, teenagers, adults and families in settings ranging from the school system, hospitals, children treatment centers, and now private practice. I am available to attend school IEP/support team meetings with you to help advocate for your child's needs in the classroom. Evening appointments are available.
Call Change for Happiness for a free phone consultation now - (504) 777-3801


  • Years in Practice: 20+ Years
  • School: LSU, University of Texas
  • Year Graduated: 1993
  • License No. and State: 3911 Louisiana


  • Avg Cost (per session): $90 - $120
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepted Payment Methods: American Express, Cash, Check, Mastercard, Visa

Accepted Insurance Plans:

  • Out of Network

Additional Credentials

  • License No. and State: CSW002630 State of Georgia


Change for Happiness
203 Sierra Court
MetairieLouisiana 70001

Call Virginia Allen
(504) 777-3801

Additional Location

Change for Happiness
3900 N Causeway Blvd
Suite 1200
MetairieLouisiana 70002
(504) 777-3801


  • Child or Adolescent
  • Divorce
  • Relationship Issues


  • Anger Management
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Coping Skills
  • Family Conflict
  • Life Coaching
  • Peer Relationships
  • Anxiety
  • Codependency
  • Depression
  • Grief
  • Parenting
  • Self Esteem

Mental Health:

  • Mood Disorders
  • Thinking Disorders


  • Self Esteem Building, Assertive Skills

Client Focus


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

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation:

  • Behavior Modification
  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Family Systems
  • Gestalt
  • Humanistic
  • Integrative
  • Play Therapy
  • Psychodynamic
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family

Nearby Areas

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Last Modified: 30 Dec 2014