Let me assist you in becoming rooted in your healing so you can gracefully flourish to branch out and become who you are called to be

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Issues within the mental health field has been on a constant rise. Individuals have not been receiving the proper treatment for their mental health issues. Not receiving proper treatment can result in negative consequences for the community and society.


Those negative consequences are high crime rates, high psychiatric hospitalizations, high suicide rate, and high substance users.

Gracefully Purposed Counseling & Consulting, LLC was established in 2020, to assist society in implementing effective practices that will decrease negative consequences associated with mental health. Additionally, it was founded to assist individuals in healing on their journey throughout life, despite the roadblocks and speed bumps he/she may encounter. Gracefully Purposed Counseling & Consulting, LLC strives to gracefully assist individuals in becoming aware of who they’re purposed to be.

Gracefully Purposed Counseling & Consulting, LLC will utilize several therapeutic orientations to aid individuals in receiving proper treatment and enable a holistic healing. It’s time to act and take our community back. It is time to ensure our children are safe and our environment is safe.


Our Services

Treatment modalities provided are individual therapy, family therapy, and couple therapy. Group therapy coming September 2020. Therapeutic services are offered to individuals who battle with the following:










Inadequate Coping Skills


Disruptive Behaviors in School

Mood Instability

Family Conflict/


Self-Harm Behaviors

Life Stressors





Substance Abuse

Victim of Domestic Abuse

Victims of Sexual Abuse



Children in DCFS


If you know someone who can benefit from these services mentioned above, 

please have them contact us at gracefullypurposed@gmail.com or via telephone at 225-888-7689.



About  the Owner

Donna Barnes, M.A., NCC, LPC

I, Donna Barnes, LPC am the owner of Gracefully Purposed Counseling & Consulting, LLC.

I obtained my Master of Science in Psychology from Kaplan University in 2012. In 2015, I attended Southern University to obtain a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.

I graduated in 2017 and became licensed as an LPC in January 2020.


I have an extensive background of working with individuals who battle with mental health issues. I have worked with juveniles at Jetson Juvenile Facility. Majority of my experience, 4 years, was working in the MHR sector, assessing children, adolescent, and adult needs in the community, in home and school settings.


I have worked with adolescents and adults who battle with substance abuse issues, ranging from group therapy to individual therapy. I am trained to administer the Addiction Severity Index (ASI).


I have a total of 8 years of experience serving the mental health population.

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Get in Touch

11440 Lake Sherwood Ave N, Ste A

Baton Rouge, LA 70816

gracefullypurposed@gmail.com  /  Tel. 225-888-7689

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