Helping Children, Adults, and Families Grow Stronger
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Pamela Newman
Licensed Professional Counselor
National Certified Counselor
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
LPC Board Approved Supervisor

Tami Heflin

Licensed Professional Counselor
Registered Play Therapist
LPC Board Approved Supervisor
MS Clinical Psychology
SSP Specialist in School Psychology

Sherry Hulsey
Counselor Intern
M. Ed. Community Counseling

Sara Thompson
Licensed Professional Counselor
Registered Play Therapist
MA Counseling and Guidance

Jennifer Watson
Counselor Intern
MA Substance Abuse Counseling

Jamie Norris
Counselor Intern
MS Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Marrise Hodges
Counselor Intern
M. Ed. Community Counseling

Johnny Faulkner
Counselor Intern
M.A. Marriage and Family Therapy

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BCBS and Medicaid Accepted

Where is Positive Forces located?

511 Bres Avenue
Monroe, LA 71201

On the corner of North 6th Street
and Bres Avenue


Positive Forces is a non-profit counseling agency that provides services for children, adults, and families who need help coping with everyday issues as well as in times of crisis and stress.  We have experience working with persons age 5 to 60+.  We have been serving children and families in Northeast Louisiana for 17 years.  

The counselors at Positive Forces are trained to deal with a wide range of interpersonal, family, behavior, and emotional problems.  We help clients to discover their personal strengths, teach them new skills, help them identify their successes, encourage them to work toward positive goals, and treat clients with respect.

Our professionals bring years of training and experience in the following:

  •  Adjustment and Transitional Issues 
  • Anxiety 
  • Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Depression 
  • Divorce Recovery
  • Grief, Loss, and Trauma 
  • Marriage and Relational Issues 
  • Parenting Skills
  • Problems at School 
  • Play Therapy
  • Filial Therapy
  • Groups
  • Substance Abuse and Addiction


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