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Layne Bonvillain, LCSW, LAC

Treating Psychiatric and Substance Use Disorders

                                   ADULT & ADOLESCENT SERVICES
           EVALUATIONS - COUNSELING - TREATMENT - SUPPORT SERVICES

Mission
My mission is to make counseling and treatment services available to anyone in need. I will work with you to make treatment as affordable as possible and I do my best not turn anyone away who sincerely wants help. Please browse the website and call to learn more about the services offered.

Counseling Philosophy
I believe that the counseling process is a journey of self-discovery. Through counseling, the client and I will work together to explore the client’s inner world with the goal of increasing self-awareness and facilitating change in the client’s life.

I have found that most people come to counseling because that want to be happier. Counseling becomes an exploration of what is getting in the way of happiness. Those interferences can be old patterns that no longer serve us, a lack of fulfillment, self-judgment, or thoughts or behaviors that are keeping us from feeling good about ourselves. Counseling explores these interferences and I see my role as one who guides and encourages the client in removing obstacles while developing the skills, resources and experiences they can use to create a happier and more fulfilling life.

Regarding Substance Use Disorders
I believe, as the American Society of Addiction Medicine and the American Medical Association has identified, that substance use disorders, or addictions, are complex brain disorders that can be effectively treated and that each client can recover and be restored to excellent health.

I rarely treat a client for substance abuse or some form of compulsive disorder, who does not also suffer with some degree of mood disturbance. But often the mood disturbance is secondary to the use of harmful substances or compulsive behaviors and will resolve as the client progresses through treatment. The client first achieving abstinence and sobriety is often necessary before progress can be made toward resolution of potential mood disorders.

Substance use disorders are progressive and will worsen without effective counseling and treatment along with a positive attitude and outlook that includes:

1.  A willingness on the part of the client to accept confrontation, in some cases what feels like harsh confrontation,  
     about the client's denial of the impact that substances and harmful behaviors are having upon their lives (because
     severe cognitive and emotional impairment occurs as the result of chronic substance use).      

2.  A client's commitment to abstinence from alcohol, drugs and self-harming behaviors.
3.  A client's willingness to change and develop a lifestyle that supports abstinence and promotes personal growth in
     recovery.

A common phrase professionals often tell their addiction population clients regarding confrontation is "I am sorry if you're feeling offended, but at this point I care more about your life and survival than I do about your feelings." 

 

 Call (318) 865-0039   or   Text (318) 453-3658
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Shreveport, Louisiana                             Bossier City, Louisiana
                 2001 E. 70th Street, Suite 401                3018 Old Minden Rd., Suite 1101
                                           Quadrangle Office Center                        Bossier City Office Park