Amanda Hembree, LPC CEAP

If you are here right now, then you may be struggling.  I know it takes a lot of courage to be considering therapy. I  am so glad you are here! My life’s passion is to help others grow through life, achieve their goals, and become the best version of themselves. For nearly 20 years, I’ve worked with individuals across the lifespan in (re)discovering their inner gifts. 


I do not use a “one size fits all” style of therapy. My approach to therapy is multifaceted because YOU are multifaceted.  My work conceptualizes your unique gifts, personality, lifestyle, and current life circumstances. From there, I utilize evidence-based approaches to your specific situation. I view cognitive, emotional, behavioral, personality, relational, and physical struggles from a whole person perspective to identify the underlying causes of disharmony.


No matter your goals, I will join you in a compassionate, non-judgmental partnership to help you gain the clarity you need to achieve your goals and live a more abundant life. Sessions are a blend of exploration, reflection, problem-solving, and action. Think of me as a counselor, cheerleader and confidant rolled into one! 

My Professional Journey

Ever since I was young, I knew I wanted to make a lasting difference in people’s lives. I’ve lived and worked in many different cities and countries, which has allowed me the opportunity to see things from many different perspectives. It has also taught me how important mental health and wellness is  and I have spent the past two decades in mental health working to help people uncover or rediscover their inner gifts.


I’ve worked in a variety of setting including private practice, corporate employee assistance services, higher education, traditional student counseling and community mental health. As a licensed Mental Health Service Provider in the greater New Orleans area, I am committed to the well-being of all my patients and go above and beyond to cater to their needs. I truly care for all of my clients, and work diligently to help find them the answers they seek and live a more abundant life.

  • Loyola University New Orleans, M.S. in Counseling, CACREP Accredited Program

  • Georgia State University, B.A. in Psychology With Honors 

  • Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Louisiana Board of Examiners, #3324

  • Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Texas Board of Examiners,  #71126

  • National Certified Counselor (NCC), National Board for Certified Counselors, #86500

  • Certified Employee Assistance Professional (CEAP), Employee Assistance Professionals Association, #46531

  • Substance Abuse Professional (SAP), National Association for Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors

  • Certified Peer Program Professional, National Association of Peer Program Professionals

  • Associations: American Counseling Association, Louisiana Counseling Association, Employee Assistance Professionals Association, National Association of Peer Program Professionals


Rock Balancing

I found Amanda to be extremely knowledgable and current in our field. I would highly recommend her for counseling of both adults and adolescents.



Amanda helped to prepare me for natural childbirth and to help control my anxiety attacks from my huge fear of needles, etc. She was a HUGE help and I enjoyed working with her.

— MC, Client