Ledora Yerks-Birdlow (she/her)

Accepting Clients

Her name is Ledora Yerks-Birdlow, she is a Licensed Professional Counselor- Supervisor, NCC, Certified Clinical Sexologist.

Licensed Professional Counselor in Gretna, LA

About My Clients

My ideal client is one who wants to change learn to find themselves. You as a client can be and is willing to work in therapy. I service everyone from ages 8 year to 65 years of age. I love working with individuals, children, adolescents, couples of all kind. Devoted to making you feel better and caring for you all.

My Background and Approach

I have a background in individual, couples , and family work. I received my master’s degree in counseling from Loyola University at New Orleans, and my bachelor’s degree in psychology from Southern University. My therapeutic career started out at a local psychiatric hospital, where I mainly worked with people who were suffering from addiction. I've lived in New Orleans my entire life and the bulk of my work focuses on seeing couples and individuals. Many clients believe it is the therapist’s job to make them feel better. While feeling better may be the outcome of counseling, it is not always the case in every situation. My main role is to help you feel the emotion more clearly and to perhaps provide insight as to why it is surfacing so intensely. You and I will work collaboratively to develop the capacity to endure intense negative emotions. By doing this, you'll be able to reduce the tendency to react or take action against uncomfortable feelings.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I believe everyone should have access to affordable and quality mental healthcare. And that is why I save 25% of my sessions for clients that can only pay $60 per session. I support organizations that fight against mental health stigma and access issues across all genders, ethnicities and sexual orientations. While I can not claim to be an expert on racial and systemic oppression, I can promise you that I study the issue on a regular basis and challenge myself to look outside of my old belief systems. I am sex positive and kink friendly and I welcome clients that want to explore this side of themselves. However, if you're not, I won't judge you. I'm married. I have a dog named Princess, And I don't have kids or plan to have any.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Aetna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
I offer online counseling in the following states:

At A Glance

  • Experience: 6 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $100 - 250/session


504-276-5268 Email Ledora
1500 Lafayette St.
Ste. # 118
Gretna, LA 70053

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