Wellington Botanical GardensIf you feel boxed in by cultural, religious, or familial expectations for how you should look, act, or feel as man or woman, youth or elder, professional or non-professional, consider challenging those messages and uncovering your unique self. 

I have spent a large part of my life trying to fit inside the box…to be who others wanted me to be or who I thought I was supposed to be.  In 1995, I stepped outside the box and away from my comfort zone  to walk the “Road less Traveled” and see where it led.  It led me to become a licensed clinical social worker and to use my energy and creative thinking to help others. On my journey, I found the the freedom to be myself…truly myself…something I’d been seeking for as long as I could remember.  Myself…truly awake, alive, and joyful in body, mind and spirit.

Although my practice has included many different therapeutic approaches with many different age groups, I now choose to focus my practice on those individuals who feel drawn to step outside of the box and explore creative ways to bring more joy and meaning into their lives.  

Using my experience, expertise and education, I will guide, encourage, and walk beside you.  In a safe, non-judgmental atmosphere, you will find the freedom to be all that you are and the freedom to become your best self. Regardless of age or gender, you are probably a good candidate to work with me if you wish to learn traditional and non-traditional tools and techniques to manage your:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • ADHD
  • Grief
  • Gender-Specific Issues
  • Chronic Pain
  • Life Transitions


Call today and let’s explore the possibility of working together.

Contact Information:

Joan Stewart, LCSW
8017 Jefferson Highway, Ste A6
Baton Rouge, LA 70808
Ph: 225.937.4432
Email: jmsmsw@gmail.com