Phone: 225-450-1016


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Ascension Counseling Center is a parish agency that provides outpatient mental health and substance abuse treatment to residents of Ascension Parish. Offices are located in Gonzales and Donaldsonville.  The professional staff includes psychiatrists, master’s level mental health counselors, substance abuse counselors, and a nurse.


“The mission of Ascension Counseling Center is to provide individuals, couples, and families who reside in Ascension Parish with competent mental health and substance abuse services by highly qualified professionals to improve their cognitive, emotional, and behavioral functioning to improve their lives.”

Person-Centered Statement

At Ascension Counseling Center you are at the center of your own care. Our goal is to treat you with dignity and respect. If you are not satisfied with the services that you are receiving, please let the receptionist know that you would like to speak to Alisha Massey, MA, LPCS, Interim Director (225) 450-1172.


Mental Health

Children – Adolescents – Adults – Couples – Families

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Addictive Disorders

Adolescents – Adults

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Individuals and/or families are evaluated by a mental health counselor to identify emotional and behavioral concerns.  Treatment may include individual and family counseling with psychiatric evaluation and medication monitoring as needed.


Clients complete a comprehensive evaluation with a substance abuse counselor to identify underlying concerns that contribute to addictive behavior.  Treatment identifies changes in behaviors, attitudes, and life styles necessary for recovery.  Substance abuse treatment is conducted in a group setting.


The agency is supplemented by a parish property tax and accepts Medicaid, insurance and individual payments.  A sliding scale fee beginning at $5 is available to those who demonstrate need.