Stephanie Banks, Therapist in Slidell, Louisiana — Zencare
Stephanie A Banks
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Stephanie A Banks

She/Her/Hers

Department of Transportation Substance Abuse Professional, DOT SAP Board Certified TeleMental Health Provider, BC-TMH Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC Licensed Addiction Counselor, LAC
Iowa Not Accepting Online
Louisiana Accepting Online
Slidell Accepting In-person
Updated October 5, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Couples counseling
  • Premarital counseling
  • Spirituality & religion
  • Trauma
  • Emotion regulation
  • Substance abuse

Professional statement

Stephanie Banks is a Licensed Professional Counselor based in Slidell, La who works with various populations across the life span to include adolescents, young adults, and adults. In addition to working as a Behavioral Health Therapist with youth, families, and individuals with substance dependence issues, she has worked with adolescents transitioning out of the foster care system, individuals who have been subjected to homelessness, Veterans, previously incarcerated men and women and individuals exposed to trauma. Her mission is to encourage, edify, and exhort individuals and couples to transcend debilitating emotions, thoughts, and feelings to develop effective relationships with God, others, and self.

Stephanie employs an emotion focused and faith-based therapeutic perspective. She believes expressions of underlying vulnerable emotions are central in changing interpersonal and intrapersonal interactions and re-establishing healthy emotional bonds. Based on the spiritual meaning, the heart is the internal center of man's will and emotions. In addition, scientific research has identified emotions as an essential factor in adaptive and maladaptive functioning due to emotions guiding one's actions.

Stephanie works as a coach, uplifting and motivating her clients to work on positive recovery capital such as hope, resilience, trust, and self-efficacy. When a client first comes in, the environment is warm and accepting without judgment. Empathy and unconditional positive regard are the essential techniques of supporting her client to feel comfortable and hopeful.

Stephanie is also a Licensed Addictions Counselor (LAC), Certified Belief Therapist, and Certified Symbis Pre-Marital Facilitator and an qualified Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) with the Louisiana Department of Transportation (DOT). She has obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Social Science from Tulane University and a Master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a specialty in Forensic Counseling from Walden University.


Specialties

Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love

Premarital counseling - Providing a safe and neutral environment for couples to explore expectations and prepare for the rewards and challenges of marriage

Spirituality & religion - Exploring beliefs and practices related to meaning, existence, and spiritual health and healing; enjoying a deeper felt connection with the spiritual dimension of one's life

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Emotion regulation - Learning how to effectively manage the ups and downs of intense emotions; developing coping skills to use in a variety of settings to calm oneself and to give an appropriate amount of space to emotions

Substance abuse - Reducing and preventing the negative impact of drug and alcohol use and addictions on physical, emotional, and relational health




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • AmeriHealth
  • Amerigroup
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Magellan Health
  • Medicaid
  • UMR
  • United Healthcare

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $98 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $45 - $98

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Direct billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • As needed

Location(s)

Online Sessions (Louisiana)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 12pm-7pm
  • Tue 6pm-9pm
  • Wed 6pm-9pm
  • Thu 6pm-9pm
  • Fri 12pm-4pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Iowa)
Not accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 12pm-3pm
  • Tue 6pm-9pm
  • Wed 6pm-9pm
  • Thu 6pm-9pm
  • Fri 12pm-4pm
  • Sat 8am-12pm
  • Sun Closed

Slidell practice
1601 ShortCut Hwy. , Suite B, Slidell, Louisiana 70458
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 12pm-7pm
  • Tue 6pm-9pm
  • Wed 6pm-9pm
  • Thu 6pm-9pm
  • Fri 12pm-4pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 5 years

Metropolitan Human Services District, Contract Licensed Addiction Counselor, 2022 - Present

Walden University, Master Degree, 2017
Tulane University , Bachelor Degree, 2005


Licensure

Louisiana: 7124

Iowa: 109030


Languages

English