Quick Links and other Behavioral Health Resources

The Office of Behavioral Health (OBH) manages and delivers the various services and supports necessary to improve the quality of life for citizens with mental illness and addictive disorders. OBH also delivers direct care through hospitalization and has oversight of behavioral health community-based treatment programs through the human services districts and authorities. Services are provided for Medicaid and non-Medicaid eligible populations.

The OBH is dedicated and intentional in its efforts to increase the accessibility and availability of resources to all Louisianans. The information below is intended to assist individuals with finding the most appropriate care and services, as well as fit for their behavioral health needs.




The following table lists commonly recognized licensed behavioral health provider types, or licensed mental health practitioners (LMHPs) in the state and ways to access active licensed and credentialed practitioners.


Provider Type

Regulatory Authority & Link

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)

Louisiana State Board of Social Work Examiners


Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)

Louisiana State Board of Licensed Professional Counselors


Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)


Louisiana State Board of Examiners of Psychologists

Medical Psychologist

Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners

Licensed Addiction Counselor (LAC)

Addictive Disorder Regulatory Authority (ADRA)

Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) 1

Louisiana State Board of Nursing (LSBN)


Disclaimer: The Louisiana Department of Health does not manage nor monitor these sites, thus the Department does not guarantee accuracy nor completeness of the information contained therein. Questions about the former should be directed to the Boards noted.

1APRN in this context includes nurse practitioner specialists in adult psychiatric and mental health, and family psychiatric and mental health, or certified nurse specialists in psychosocial, gerontological psychiatric mental health, adult psychiatric and mental health and child-adolescent mental health.

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