Professional mental health care to improve daily living and relationships
Our counselors value professionalism and are devoted to caring for clients in ways that are consistent with best research and practice.
We offer effective outpatient, individualized, psychological care. We treat a number of mental health disorders,
We provide a safe space to rebuild, restore, and renew those areas of life which have become unmanageable.
We help individuals heal, energize, and become aware of their strengths by listening to concerns, and customizing a treatment plan.
Sand tray therapeutic exercise
PATTI P. DOWLING, MS, LPC-S, NCC, CCLS
Patti Dowling is a Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor. She earned a BS in Child and Family Studies from Louisiana Tech University in 1996 and a graduate degree is in Counseling Psychology from University of Southern Mississippi in 2004.
Early in her career, Patti worked as a Certified Child Life Specialist at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center where she counseled pediatric patients with cancer and in PICU. As the Child Life Director, Patti utilized her creative approach to therapy and leadership abilities to grow the program to include a variety of new services including a Teen Night Out program for chronically ill teens and a pet therapy program for pediatric patients.
Patti has a strong passion to see individuals and families through difficult life circumstances and considers it an honor to walk alongside her clients. She has counseled individuals in a variety of settings including an adolescent offender program, school counseling setting, and a national adoption agency, where she worked with birthparents, adoptive families, and the adopted child.
In 2012, Patti opened Baton Rouge Counseling Associates with colleagues and became the sole owner in 2021 . With over 14 years in private practice, she has worked with children, families and adult clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, chronic illness, grief, adoption, relationship issues, parenting issues, OCD, and personality and mood disorders.
Patti's therapeutic approach is non-judgmental, personable and practical. Using her direct style and positive regard, she partners with clients to affect positive change. Patti utilizes cognitive behavioral, solution-focused, therapeutic play, person-centered and even animal-assisted therapies in treating clients.
BEAU DANTIN, MS, LPC, LMFT, NCC
For more than 10 years, Beau has served as a mental health professional for the Greater Baton Rouge area. He works in both the clinical mental health and private counseling settings. Trained and experienced in a number of therapeutic modalities, he understands and fosters healthy client/therapist rapport and trust. As a result, his clients obtain the most out of their sessions together. He counsels from a Christian worldview in which he was professionally trained and personally believes.
After graduating in Psychology from Southeastern Louisiana University in 2008, Beau went on to study and train in Marriage and Family Therapy and Counseling at Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson Mississippi. He moved back to serve his hometown, Baton Rouge, and college town, Hammond, after graduating from RTS in 2010.
When not at BRCA, Beau serves as the Clinical Director and Family Therapist of The Serenity Treatment Center of Louisiana. Treating and supervising treatment of duel diagnosis patients, while also helping their families, has been a tremendous growth opportunity for him. He has served in the substance addiction and duel diagnosis field since 2013.
Beau has been with BRCA since 2014 working with clients in a number of areas such as; marriage counseling, men's issues, anxiety and depression, special needs families, grief, parenting, addiction, and various other areas of mental health and counseling.
He has shared his knowledge and experience in mental health over the years in speaking, writing and TV opportunities.
Beau has been married to his wife, Sara, since 2008. They have two children
JOHN HALL, LPC
John has lived in Louisiana since 1988, earning his undergraduate degree from LSU and his Masters in Marriage and Family Counseling from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.
John is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Addiction Counselor. For the past 15 years, he has worked in private practice, clinics, and school settings providing counseling to individuals of all ages, couples, and families. Recently, he served as Clinical Director and Family Therapist for The Serenity Treatment Center of Louisiana, training and supervising clinicians while providing counseling to families.
His training in psychology and spirituality allows John to use a holistic approach to help clients feel safe and understood. Everyone is unique, and every plan of care is created with that in mind. No matter what the struggle, there is a solution.
To help create a unique plan of care John incorporates cognitive behavioral, solution-focused, and family systems theories. He additionally offers EMDR, Pre-Marital counseling with PREPARE/ENRICH screening and assessment for SUD.
John’s area’s of interest include:
• Trauma Recovery (sexual, spiritual, childhood, first responder, military, relational)
• Marital and Family System Dysfunction
• Anxiety and Mood Disorders
• Life Transition Difficulties
• Addiction Recovery
• Death, Dying, Grief
• Spiritual Problems
• Men’s Issues
Before moving to Louisiana, John lived in Georgia, Colorado and Oklahoma, but feels he is a Louisianian at heart. In his free time, he enjoys playing music, cheering for LSU, and hanging out with his wife and 3 children.
ASHLEY HUNTINGTON, PLPC
Ashley Huntington is a Provisional Licensed Professional Counselor with a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. She is trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Story-Informed Trauma Therapy, Trust-Based Relational Intervention (a childhood trauma model), Trauma Processing Model, EMDR, and The Gottman Method. Ashley also heavily utilizes concepts from Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Emotionally Focused Therapy in her therapy approach. In the next year, Ashley is also working towards becoming trained and being able to offer neurofeedback services to clients.
Ashley worked as a crisis intervention counselor at a community center on the Westbank of New Orleans during graduate school, and since graduating in May of 2020, she has been working in private practice seeing children, adolescents, adults, and couples. Her therapy approach is to first ensure that the therapeutic environment is one of safety and empathy where clients can feel safe enough to risk the vulnerability required for therapy to be successful.
Ashley is passionate about the transformative process that therapy can be in order to create lasting change, growth, and healing for individuals. Her approach is also attachment-based, meaning that she recognizes the impact that one's relationships has had on their health and well-being. With that being said, she's especially passionate about equipping her clients to have healthy, authentic, and fulfilling relationships with others.
Ashley believes that while one's investment therapy is invaluable, it is also hard work. She is committed to honoring that investment by being patient as her clients are working towards being able to understand and accept their own story.
STEPHENNE CALHOUN, LPC
Stephenne Brady Calhoun is a compassionate and dedicated Licensed Professional Counselor with a strong commitment to serving individuals, couples, and families. Her educational
background includes a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a Master's Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Southern University and A & M College.
With a career that began in Social Services with Volunteers of America Greater Baton Rouge, focusing on HIV/AIDS Services, and later as part of the Nurturing Parenting Program in North Louisiana, Stephenne has spent the majority of her professional life working with and advocating for families and children. Her role as the Central Regional Director of Prevent Child Abuse Louisiana showcased her dedication to child welfare and well-being.
Stephenne's counseling experience is diverse, covering a wide range of therapeutic interests, including anxiety, depression, stress management, relationship challenges, grief, substance abuse, and parenting. She has successfully helped individuals navigate these challenges, providing them with the support and tools needed to find healing and personal growth.
Additionally, Stephenne is a passionate advocate for parenting education. She has extensive experience utilizing the Nurturing Parenting Program and S.T.E.P Parenting Curriculum, where she has not only provided counseling but also trained other facilitators in these evidence-based
programs. Her commitment to enhancing parenting skills and fostering healthy family dynamics is a testament to her dedication to building stronger, happier families in her community.
Currently, she serves as a Mental Health Therapist in the University Counseling Center at Southern University and A & M College, where she continues to make a positive impact on her community.
Beyond her professional life, Stephenne enjoys a variety of interests, including reading, public speaking, community service, traveling, and crafting. Her multifaceted nature allows her to connect with clients on various levels and understand their unique perspectives.
As a counselor, Stephenne believes in providing a safe space for her clients to explore and express their innermost thoughts and feelings. With a faith-based perspective, she helps individuals reach an awareness of their strengths and self-efficacy. Her professional philosophy is summed up in her commitment to being a "positive interruption" in the lives of her clients.
In her personal life, Stephenne has been happily married to her husband Cornelius since 2005
and is the proud mother of three wonderful children, affectionately known as "The Little Calhouns."