Dr. Stephanie de la Houssaye, PsyD, LPC, NCC

Catholic Christian Counselor

Brain Health Directed Licensed Professional Counselor

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My Treatment Approach:

-Catholic Christian Counseling – I have been trained to give good guidance in a matter of being co-operative with the Holy Spirit, being sensitive to my client and circumstances, and being disciplined not to get in the way so that God can work with His people. I am careful not to problem-solve, give advice, and make decisions for my client. The goal is to foster freedom and maturity.

-Brain Health Directed Licensed Professional Counselor – I have been trained in the Amen Clinic’s Method. Dr. Amen considers using the tools learned in the training program as the next best thing to going to the Amen Clinic for a brain SPECT scan evaluation. These tools can help determine an individual’s unique brain type without ever having a brain SPECT scan evaluation. The Amen Clinic’s Method provides insight as to the various brain system issues that may be present.

I use these tools simply as educational resources to provide to my clients help to better understand the biological component of their behavior, and at the same time inform me so that I can guide them on a path to achieve their goals in a more targeted manner.

My Qualifications:

I obtained a Doctorate of Psychology in Clinical Psychology (PsyD), Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor (LPC-S), National Certified Counselor (NCC), Amen Clinic Certified Brain Health Coach, and Certified Health & Wellness Coach.

I am currently enrolled in the Internship in Spiritual Direction Program with the Archdiocesan Spirituality Center in New Orleans. This internship program follows the theology and methodology of the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola, the program prepares me to guide others in on-going spiritual direction and directed retreats.

My Experience:

  • I have worked in the helping profession since 1996. My first position was as a Child Advocate in a battered women’s shelter. I loved this position so much I continued to work with children and women who experienced abuse for the majority of my career


  • I also worked with an Employee Assistant Company for several years, where I conducted presentations in the workplace on wellness. In the role of counseling for the Employee Assistant Company, I provided crisis counseling with my certification in crisis intervention. Then In 2003, I worked exclusively with children and families in the foster care system. I went to court to advocate for the children and families who experienced abuse. I continued this work till 2008.


  • Then I joined a Christian Counseling Center, which took me on my path into Christian Counseling. At that time, I also obtained my certification as a Supervisor Licensed Professional Counselor, which allowed me to supervise counselors working on licensure.


  • Then I went into the Catholic School system for six years to work with children and teenagers as an academic advisor.


  • I went back to school as a student in 2016 to obtain my Doctorate in Psychology. As I worked on my doctorate, I opened Health & Counseling Center to serve my community by offering counseling, naturopathic medicine, and exercise with prayer to restore the mind, body, and soul. I love being a counselor, and every day I find new ways to learn to help better serve each one of my clients.


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Appointments are available on Tuesdays and Fridays.

To schedule an appointment or to find out more, contact 985.705.2737

Dr. Kami Dehler – Naturopathic Doctor


Dr. Kami Dehler seeks to address the root cause of illness and uses natural therapies to minimize side effects and restore the body to its proper balance.

Contact Dr. Kami directly (985) 867-9933 or visit her website

Tara White

Currently Tara White resides in Covington, Louisiana with her husband and two children. She has been prayerfully meditating and attending retreats for over 14 years in the Catholic tradition. She has served to educate women about the dignity of their bodies as a medical missionary in Guatemala as well as in her local medical community. Her body, mind and soul journey to health started 17 years ago when she was struggling with a health issue that placed her on a pilgrimage to deepen her relationship with God. Her practice of soulfully retreating daily is part of her daily ritual and is what healed her and made her whole. She believes in four pillars that keep her balanced and whole; it is nutrition, hormonal optimization, Christian meditation, and an exercise plan. Upon discovering Pietra she realized that this flow style movement exercised not only mind and body but enhances the most important aspect the SOUL. Most exercise experiences strictly work on mind and body leaving the soul untouched. C.S. Lewis said it best – Relying on God has to begin all over again every day as if nothing had yet been done. Over the years with her love of exercise, foods that empower the body and the development of her interior life it seems organically fit that she has become a Pietra Fitness instructor. She is enthusiastic to partake and offer this mind, body, and soul experience to others so they can turn an everyday routine into a ritual and retreat for the soul.

Cheryl Fahr

SoulCore Instructor

Cheryl Fahr is a native of Mandeville where she resides with her husband Michael and three children, Hunter, Travis, and Michael. Cheryl has a BSN in nursing that she obtained through the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa and practiced as a nurse in Pediatric Intensive care as well as Children’s Oncology for 10 years. Currently, she is a stay at home Mom who keeps very busy by volunteering at her church Mary Queen of Peace, as well as her children’s school and various Catholic women’s organizations. Cheryl has been exercising all of her life and has enjoyed all types of exercise, however she was introduced to SoulCore through a moms rosary group, and immediately was drawn to the stillness of the practice through meditation. Exercise has always been a passion for her and a way to relieve stress. She always felt drawn to teach exercise classes, but nothing ever seemed like the right fit or the right time. Cheryl feels like God led her to this practice and she wound up going to Indiana to obtain her certification to teach SoulCore. She has now been teaching once a week for 2 years at her church and has recently added teaching a class at the Health and Counseling Center on Tuesdays at noon. She has thoroughly enjoyed diving deeper into scripture as she prepares for the meditations and feels that the practice strengthens her body, mind, and soul.

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