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Healing through the power of choice.

Meet Shawnnell

Licensed Professional Counselor

Shawnnell Batiste is a Masters Level Mental Health Professional. She graduated Valedictorian from Francis T. Nicholls in 1990. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Louisiana State University and her Masters of Art Degree in Professional Counseling from Liberty University. Shawnnell is currently licensed as a Professional Counselor in Louisiana as well as Texas. Shawnnell has a passion for serving those in need and has done so by being an active part of programs that feed the homeless, being a foster/adoptive parent, and providing emotional support and sincere care for many children. Shawnnell is eager to continuing healing the community and providing counseling to those who are chronically underserved.

What I Specialize In









Mental Health 




Anger Management




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"Shawnnell is so flexible. She makes it possible for me to get the help I need on a schedule that works for me. She even comes to my home!!!

- C.Burnett

"When I am in crisis, Shawnnell and Choosing Empowerment have been there for me consistently."

- M. jones

"Shawnnell can help you sort it all out! Everything from budgeting to self-care. She can help you to rebuild your spirit and maintain your gains. 

- R. Perez



Phone: 612-405-2902

Fax: 512-543-1966

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