I am Shawnnell Batiste, Licenced Professional Counselor in the great state of Texas and my home state of Louisiana. I am a Certified Life Coach as well.

For over 20 years, I have used my time and talents to serve at-risk youth, developmentally delayed or disabled children and adults, and the mentally ill.

My greatest passions are serving the underserved marginalized and disenfranchised communities, including African American community, Couples, Women, LGBTQ+, fellow frontline healthcare professionals, and Parents, especially Foster and Adoptive families and Parents at risk of losing their children.

I am the owner of Choosing Empowerment, a Mental Health and Wellness Resource Agency, established in 2016 in New Orleans and expanded to Texas in 2020.

At Choosing Empowerment, our foundational principles are the Power Of Choice and the Power of Healthy Relationships, therefore our approach to counseling, therapy and coaching is primarily from a cognitive-behavioral perspective, as well as a solution-focused model.

We are integrative as each client is unique, and we want you to be your authentic self. In this reciprocal therapeutic relationship, our clients find honesty, compassion, no judgment, and understanding.

We will listen, inform, educate, help clients understand the why, show them how, and hold them accountable.

The expectation is that the client is honest and that they do the work needed to heal and strive to become their best and highest selves. We know it can be done with knowledge and support. We would be honored to help!

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