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Tanya Stuart
LCSW-BACS, LAC
Tanya Stuart is a mental health and substance abuse professional. She began her journey working with troubled adolescents in the criminal justice system. That began a lifelong search to give children, adolescents, and adults comprehensive and individualized mental health and substance abuse care. She obtained her Master of Social Work from Southern University at New Orleans in 2002 and then began working in the Child and Adolescent Unit of the New Orleans Adolescent Hospital. Along with being personally impacted by Hurricane Katrina’s devastation, Tanya wanted to give back to her city. She was a first responder with the National Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration to the mental health crisis that ensued. She worked with students who were displaced after the storm in the East Baton Rouge Parish School District and provided relief to the community in crisis. After becoming a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Licensed Addiction Counselor, Tanya added working in the Substance Abuse field as a priority. This lead to her administrating a major substance abuse facility in 2014 in addition to growing her private practice. Now the owner of Genesis/Holistic Solutions Center of Baton Rouge, LLC and owner of Tanya Stuart, Inc., she has specialized in providing assistance for co-occurring diagnosis, addictions, depression, PTSD, anxiety, anger management, and other behavioral disorder. In addition to her personal work, Tanya is giving back to the mental health treatment community by becoming a Board Approved Clinical Supervisor in 2009 and Certified Clinical Supervisor in 2015. She provides supervision for psychiatric residents for Our Lady of the Lake, LMSW's and CIT's, and serves as a liaison for LSU master level students. Recently, she obtained a position as an Adjunct Professor in the MSW program for LSU’s nationally recognized School of Social Work. Tanya utilizes various modalities in treatment including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Supportive Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and “Accountability Therapy” to assist and guide clients in reaching their full potential. Her philosophy can be summed up as, “for individuals to reach happiness and contentment in life, everyone must find a balance in mind, body, and spirit.”

Phone: (225) 771-9980

Email: tanya@tanyastuartinc.com

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Dr. Megan Thompson
Dr. Megan Thompson
DO, Genesis Administrative Medical Director
Dr. Thompson is a native of Chicago, Illinois. She earned her medical degree from The Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2009. After learning about the disparity in the mental health system that was still present years after Hurricane Katrina, Dr. Thompson felt compelled to help bridge this gap so she moved to New Orleans to complete her General Psychiatry Residency at Tulane University. After falling in love with the people and culture in Southeastern Louisiana she then stayed at Tulane and completed a Fellowship in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, where she served as Chief Resident from 2013-2014. Upon completion of her medical training Dr. Thompson moved to Baton Rouge in 2014 to practice near her mentor, Renee M. Bruno, MD.

Dr Megan Thompson is trained in the evaluation and management of all disorders within the DSM. She is particularly interested the following:
  • Attention Deficit Hyper-Activity Disorder
  • Mood Disorders
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Childhood Trauma
  • Life Transitions
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Early Childhood Mental Health
  • Autism

Midwestern University (2005 - 2009)
- Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine
- Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine

Tulane University School of Medicine (2009 - 2012)
- Dept of Psychiatry & Behavioral Health
- General Psychiatry Residency

Tulane University School of Medicine (2012 - 2014)
- Dept of Psychiatry & Behavioral Health
- Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship
Nikki B. Stewart
Nikki B. Stewart
APRN-BC, PMHNP, Doctorate of Nursing Practice
Andre "Nikki" Stewart is a psychiatric mental health nurse practioner with 15 years of experience caring for patients in the mental health field. Nikki received a Doctorate of Nursing Practice from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, and she currently practices in a variety of mental health clinical settings.
Jon Breaux
Jon Breaux
MSW, LMSW
Jon Breaux is a Licensed Master Social Worker. He currently works as the Clinical Director of the Intensive Outpatient Program at Genesis Holistic Solutions Center. Jon graduated from Louisiana State University with a Master’s Degree in Social Work in 2018 and a Bachelor’s Degree in Anthropology in 2007. He completed his advanced year of clinical mental health training at Louisiana State University’s Mental Health Services, and he has also worked in a residential substance abuse and recovery center. As a social work professional, Jon has maintained a practice focused on helping young people, adults, and families with problems such as depression, anxiety, substance use, self-harm, trauma, and relationship difficulties. Jon has extensive experience working with diverse populations, including nine years of work and management experience in the private sector in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He is a member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), the American Group Psychotherapy Association (AGPA), and the Systems-Centered® Training and Research Institute (SCTRI).

Jon uses a broad and flexible helping approach which includes counseling and psychotherapeutic methods as well as client advocacy practices. He has received clinical training in several treatment models including: psychodynamic and interpersonal therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, motivational interviewing, and Systems-Centered® therapy. He has experience facilitating process, social skills, and educational groups using a variety of treatment modalities. Jon provides individual, family, and group therapy to adolescents and adults.

Phone: (225) 800-2629

Email: hscbatonrouge@gmail.com

LaChanda Harris
LaChanda Harris
MSW, LMSW
LaChanda Harris is a Licensed Master Social Worker. She currently works as a medical social worker and provides therapy at Genesis Holistic Solutions Center. LaChanda graduated from Louisiana State University with a Master’s Degree in Social Work in 2018 and a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration in 2011. She accomplished her advanced year of clinical mental health training at Louisiana State University’s Mental Health Services. LaChanda experience varies from working with the Department of Social Services, community counseling, and in inpatient mental health setting. LaChanda has a wealth of volunteer experience working with the adolescents, single parents, high-risk populations, and coordinating female adolescent empowerment workshops. She is a current member of the National Association of Black Social Workers (NABSW) and National Association of Social Workers (NASW).

LaChanda uses a blend of Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Solution-Focused, Reality-Based, and psychoeducation to assist individuals and families. She also earned a certificate in Children and Family Studies and enjoys exploring family dynamics, for the purpose of building strong and healthy families. LaChanda also incorporates a holistic approach as it is utilized by exploring with and educating clients about how mind, spirit, and body are interconnected. Her theory is that when people have hope and can learn to challenge and replace irrational thoughts, beliefs, and attitudes, people are free to experience change. LaChanda provides individual, family, and group therapy to adolescents and adults.

Hannah Pitre
Hannah Pitre
M.Ed., PLPC
Hannah Pitre is a Provisional Licensed Professional Counselor at Genesis Holistic Solutions of Baton Rouge working in the Intensive Outpatient Program, as well as seeing clients individually. Hannah graduated in 2020 with honors from Louisiana State University with a Master’s of Education degree in Counselor Education specializing in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, and in 2017 with a Bachelor’s degree of Science in Psychology with a minor in Social Work. Hannah has a history working as an Applied Behavioral Analysis therapist with children ages 2-18 on the Autism Spectrum. She presented at the Louisiana Counseling Association conference in 2019 on Mindfulness Approaches and Treatment Implications for working with clients with body image issues and eating disorders. She also presented at the Louisiana Education Research Association in 2020 on campus housing inclusivity and transgender and gender non-conforming college student experiences. She is a current member of the American Counseling Association (ACA), the Louisiana Counseling Association (LCA), the Counseling Academic & Professional Honor Society International Chi Sigma Iota, and the American Group Psychotherapy Association (AGPA).

Phone: (225) 317-9419

Email: genesisoffice9@gmail.com

Gina Rossi
Gina Rossi
LCSW-BACS, DCSW, MHSA
Gina Rossi, LCSW-BACS,DCSW,MHSA is a licensed clinical social worker in the Baton Rouge community for many years. Many remember her regular column for CITYSOCIAL Magazine,“Woman to Woman”, a monthly column dedicated to educate women on self helps topics such as self esteem, anger, and guilt. Selected as Director of Social Work at Our Lady of The Lake Psychiatric Services she was integral in the development of this major psychiatric program that included a broad range of psychiatric services. Gina’s interest evolved into leading Partial Hospitalization Programs and Intensive Outpatient Programs, where she guided clients in learning how to reframe and to recognize how their thought processes were working against their best life potential. Her current work is focused on helping persons going through challenging life transitions, using individual, couples, family, and group therapy. Her style is an honest and direct approach helping clients formulate realistic objectives to reach their desired goals. This is accomplished through a cognitive behavioral approach to help them identify and eliminate thought distortions. She helps those with problems at work or in relationships, when they engage in “faulty thinking” that keeps them in a place of distrust, anxiety, and unhappiness with their life. Persons who struggle with anxiety who find themselves overwhelmed in life decisions will benefit from an encouraging therapist who may at times gently challenge their perceptions and help them replace these damaging distortions with healthier alternatives.

Gina mentors LSU interns and new social workers who meet with her weekly for guidance and supervision. She loves teaching in her role as an Adjunct instructor for the graduate program in the LSU School of Social Work. Her work with interns led to her 2017 induction into the LSU Hall of Distinction as the “LSU Alumnae of Distinction” for The School of Social Work.

Gina’s accomplishments and dedication have resulted in many awards and honors. In 2018 she was the recipient of the 2018 “Public Servant of the Year” by the Governors Office. She was awarded the “Rosemary Award” from the Alzheimer’s Services of the Capital Area in 2018 for her contributions to develop and improve services for persons suffering from dementia and their caregivers. Gina is a sought after speaker and is frequently invited to present on topics of mental health, communication, caregiver issues, and women in life transitions. Her workshop “Ageism: Call it Out" reflects on the destructive effects of ageism on persons beyond middle age and how we can take back our worth and dignity. She believes we all deserve life satisfaction in every phase of life.