My practice is open to help you with your psychological needs.
Private clinical sessions can be conducted in person, by telephone or by video conference, whichever option is most comfortable for you.
You may click here to schedule an appointment and for more information.
During your sessions, I will address your specific needs as well as those related to the cognitive and emotional distress you might experience during these stressful times.
COVID-19's uncertain course is impacting all areas of our lives and, understandably, can cause a number of new, as well as exacerbate existing, psychological challenges, including:
Diminished sense of control owing to uncertainty, catastrophic thoughts, internal chaos, increased anxiety, feelings of low mood, difficulties sleeping and eating properly, decrease of self-care (exercise and positive recreational activity), challenges maintaining productivity, and slipping into poor habits.
When experiencing elevated levels of stress for any reason, it is important that you not allow yourself to become a victim of despair. It is especially important to focus on strengthening your mental health and managing your distress to maintain a calm mind and to help prevent immune system compromise.
Working together we can increase your psychological internal order and to improve your mental and emotional coping skills.
To discuss a potential treatment plan or schedule your appointment, Contact me by e-mail at [email protected] or by phone call at 504-302-3550
I look forward to speaking with you and helping you achieve greater peace of mind.
With your wellness in mind,
Barry D. Schwartz, Ph.D.
Dr. Schwartz's Professional Background
As a seasoned practitioner, Professor Emeritus at the Tulane University School of Medicine, and former Senior Scientist with the Veterans Administration, I have been privileged to use my 40 years of experience as a psychologist to help hundreds of people achieve their goals. I will provide you with my expertise to identify the basis of your mental, emotional and, when present, associated physical challenges.
I have had success in treating people by applying a Mind/Body Model that integrates Cognitive-Behavior, Biofeedback, Psychotherapy, Neurofeedback, Neurofeedback Treatment for Children, Stress Inoculation Therapy, Online Video Counseling and Counseling for conditions that include the following:
Approach to Treatment
My holistic mind/body integration approach for treatment is recognized to maximally help you resolve mental, emotional, and coexisting physical distress. Together, we will identify and address specific issues that are preventing you from achieving balance in your life. A plan of action will be chosen that will enable you to master your moods, anxiety, depression and other coexisting conditions.
To fully realize your goals and to decrease your symptoms, state of the art methods are used, either in combination or individually. These methods include:
- Biofeedback Training Therapy
- Neurofeedback Training Therapy
- Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
- Mind/Body Integration
- Audio/Visual Therapies