Life is a journey, full of beautiful times and full of difficult times. It is important to understand that being fully present each day and in every moment helps us to appreciate what we have and what we have been through. It's important to have a healthy body, mind, and spirit so that you can focus on doing the things you never thought would be possible. We hope to help you gain perspective about what is important and meaningful in your journey. It's not the destination that matters, it's what happens along the journey.
Leslie Boyett, LPC, CMHIMP
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and CMHIMP (Certified Mental Health Integrative Medicine Provider). I am also a pet loss grief counseling trained professional. I specialize in grief, life change, and spirituality. I believe that change ultimately brings about some type of loss, and grief occurs in response to that loss. I work from a grief
recovery model to help people heal from the past and move to acceptance of a future life with new possibilities and opportunities for
My treatment philosophy encompasses a variety of practices to care forthe whole person, not just mental health. Mental and physical health are closely intertwined. In fact, mental health problems are worsened by poor self-care and physical illness. While learning coping skills and relaxation skills can help ease your distress, understanding the driving forces behind unhealthy behaviors that promote disease will help you maintain positive changes.
I have spent the past decade practicing in a clinical setting with adult and geriatric patients, at Inspirations- Bienville Medical Center. I supervised a team of clinicians at this outpatient mental health clinic for eight years, gaining experience as a leader in my field, helping to develop one of the most successful outpatient clinics in North Louisiana, and mentoring graduate students at Louisiana Tech and
McNeese State University. I have presented lectures on grief and loss and provide clinical consulting to other professionals. I also provide career and life coaching. I attend Legacy Church in Haughton and I am a Christian; however, I respect each person’s unique spiritual beliefs and practices. I can provide Christian counseling upon request.
Masters in Industrial Organizational Psychology- Louisiana Tech University, 2011
Masters in Counseling and Guidance- Louisiana Tech University, 2009
Biology and social science undergraduate studies- Louisiana Tech & Louisiana State University in Shreveport
Jill May, LPC
I am a licensed professional counselor (LPC), and I have 13 years of experience working with both geriatrics and adolescents. My specialty areas are treating depression and anxiety, problematic behaviors of adolescents, and addressing dysfunctional issues in relationships. I use a CBT approach by challenging dysfunctional thoughts to make lasting changes in perceptions of experiences. I also use an REBT approach to educate patients on topics of focus. Other times, I may use a Solution-Focused approach to reflect on the past in order to improve problem-solving skills for present and future circumstances. I am a Christian and can provide Christian counseling upon request. I believe lasting changes take place when the body, mind, and spiritual aspects are in balance.
I worked for four years (2006-2010) as a Cognitive therapist (certified in PACE) at Allen Learning Co. I began this job while I was in graduate school. I mainly worked with children struggling with ADHD and dyslexia using Cognitive therapy techniques to improve working memory and processing speed.
I completed graduate school in 2007 and began working part-time at Inspirations (an IOP) in 2008 where I led both groups and individual sessions with geriatric patients primarily struggling with depression and anxiety. I am still currently employed by Inspirations.
In 2015, I began a job as a part-time therapist for the LA Methodist Children’s Home. I have led both groups and individual sessions here with adolescents. I typically lead groups centered around teaching coping skills for stress and anger as well as teaching communication skills. I am still currently employed by LA Methodist Children’s Home.
In 2017, I began to cut back on time spent at Inspirations and began work in the school system as a contract therapist. I see students for individual sessions in the schools, and I teach a coping skills class toat risk students. I am still currently employed by Franklin Parish Schoolboard.
Masters in General Counseling and School Counseling, Louisiana Tech University, 2007
BS in Psychology, Louisiana Tech University, 2005
Life Journey Wellness is conveniently located in North Bossier City, LA close to I-220 and off Benton Road.