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Shawnnell Batiste, LPC

Founder & CEO
Your Favorite NoBS Therapist & Mental Wealth Coach

Welcome to Choosing Empowerment, where your mental well-being is our priority. I'm Shawnnell Batiste, the founder of this transformative organization, and I am both a Licensed Professional Counselor and a passionate advocate for change. Growing up in the vibrant cities of New Orleans and Shreveport, I witnessed firsthand the challenges faced by individuals living below the poverty line, as well as the profound impact of these environments on mental health.


As the eldest of three children and raised by a single mother, I understand the struggles faced by marginalized communities. Being a Black Woman and a member of the LGBTQIA+ community, I recognize the additional barriers that often prevent individuals from seeking the help they need. Acknowledging that help is required and taking the courageous step of seeking it can be incredibly difficult.


That's why Choosing Empowerment was established. It has always been my calling to guide and support our community in healing from the deep-rooted trauma that has affected our mental and emotional well-being for far too long. By breaking the cycles of maladaptive behaviors and persistent pain that have plagued us across generations, we can pave the way for a brighter, more empowered future.


Together, we can put an end to this cycle. We are determined to create a shift in the narrative, starting with you and me. No more excuses, no more holding back. We are committed to achieving mental wealth and unlocking our full potential. Are you ready to join us on this transformative journey? Let's break free from the past and step into a future filled with empowerment and possibility.

Shawnnell Batiste, LPC
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