St. John The Baptist Parish News Release

Innovative Approaches Counseling Center Celebrates Opening

Innovative Approaches Counseling Center Celebrates Opening

Thursday, December 10, 2015

ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST PARISH - On Saturday, December 5, 2015, Parish officials and Economic Development Committee Secretary Eliza Eugene, River Region Chamber of Commerce representatives and a host of family members joined owners/therapists Nyoki Casey Brown and Candice Sorapuru for the grand opening of Innovative Approaches Counseling Center, LLP. The new center is located at 3013 New Highway 51, Suite B in LaPlace.

Innovative Approaches Counseling Center is comprised of three experienced and licensed social workers/therapists who offer comprehensive, individualized and holistic social services and clinical counseling services to children, families and individuals in the River Parishes area. The professionals at Innovative Approaches strive to help every client achieve emotional wellness and positive change in their lives. Their motto is “Transforming Lives through Vision, Imagination, Creativity and Innovation.”

Services include individual therapy, group therapy, family therapy, marriage & couples therapy, parent management training, parent skill building, and mental status exams. In addition, the center provides positive behavior supports to address problematic behaviors identified by teachers and parents of children with developmental disabilities. “We pride ourselves on treating each client as an equal member of the treatment team and encourage them to be an active participant in goal setting, treatment planning and their healing,” said Brown.

For more information or to make a referral, please contact the center at 985-618-3558 or by email at  Additional information can also be found online at