Vanessa Batiste-Leal (she/her)

Accepting Clients

Sports counseling for mental health peak performance. I work with children and adults dealing with mental health issues.

Licensed Professional Counselor in New Orleans, LA

About My Clients

I specialize in counseling athletes at all levels - student-athletes, amateur/professional athletes, as well as former athletes, in balancing mind, body, and sport for optimal mental health and well-being. As well as anyone who is seeking to improve performance in their fields, such as business executives, medical professionals, actors, dancers, and more. I provide individual counseling that focuses on establishing goals and developing a plan to build sustainable practices for achieving goals.

My Background and Approach

Sports counseling for mental health peak performance with a strength-based approach that assists the athletes in enhancing mental strength and emotional regulation. Topics addressed: anxiety, depression, confidence, injury, focus, recruiting, motivation, relaxation, team roles, consistency, general emotional health, mindfulness, and goal setting. I have experience in working with children and adults who struggle with life’s challenges and provide a best-practice approach to a customized treatment process with the highest continuity of care between sports counseling, mental health, academics, and recovery from injuries/trauma.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • Blue Cross blue Shield of Massachusetts
I offer online counseling in the following states:

At A Glance

  • Experience: 5 years of practice
  • Rate: $75 - 150/session


504-458-9888 Email Vanessa
4440 Canal St.
New Orleans
New Orleans, LA 70119

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