Is Your Marriage Falling Apart Due to Infidelity?

What to Expect from a Marriage Counselor in Baton Rouge LA

A marriage counselor is a professional that advises couples who are going through emotional difficulties in their marriage. They could give advice to heterosexual, legally married couples or to couples that are cohabiting. Their job could be associated with a group of therapists or they could work independently. Continue reading

Is Your Family Slowly Unraveling?

Tips on How to Choose the Best Family Therapist Program

For families that are experiencing a major loss, seeking the help of a family therapist program can be helpful. A therapist can offer a more objective insight that will alleviate problems a family may be facing. When looking for such a program, it’s vital you follow a few guidelines in order to find the best fit. These range from a qualified therapist, finding someone that has experience in a family’s problem and a program you can afford. Continue reading

Tips for Troubled Families

How a Family Counselor Can Help

Family and marriage problems can be devastating. Divorce sometimes happens because of misunderstandings which can be easy to solve. Hiring a professional family counselor to save your family and marriage is a good way to ensure that all conflicts can be solved and a solution can be agreed on by both parties. Here are some situations, where family counseling can be very useful: Continue reading

Tips for Couples with Marriage Problems

When You or Your Partner is Resist Marriage Counseling

The most popular reason why couples decide to get counseling is because it is their last resort to save their marriage. This makes it hard to figure out what you need to do if you just want some advice on how to save your marriage, or if you are having marital problems and your partner does not really agree with your idea of getting marriage counseling. What most couples don’t know is that marriage counselors are more than just marriage salvage crews, they can also help you even if your marriage is not in jeopardy or if your spouse refuses to show up. Continue reading

Welcome to Justin W Schleis LCSW – Family Therapist’s web site!

ADHD Therapist

ADHD refers to a chronic biobehavioral disorder that initially manifests in childhood and is characterized by hyperactivity, impulsivity, and/or inattention, procratination.   Scientists do not know the exact cause of ADHD. There are clinical studies that show it is inherited and does run in families.  Eating sugar, watching a lot of TV or parenting styles are not the cause of it. However parenting styles can make a significant difference in the treatment of this condition.  Clinical  studies do show that the best treatment in severe cases includes medication, parents, teachers, the therapist  and the child all working together.

According to a 2007 national survey about 5.4 million children ages 4-17 have been diagnosed with ADHD.  Ignoring it will not make it go away nor make it any easier for parent or child.  Likewise 70% of those correctly diagnosed do not “out-grow” it and it follows them into adulthood.

Family Counselors

Family counseling may help to promote better relationships and understanding within a family. It may be incident specific, as for example family counseling when there are repeated unresolved issues, disagreements over child rearing, before a child leaves for college, before or after deployment in the military,  before a career or job change or before moving to a different city, unresolved financial matters, spending, credit card usage, over-use of computer time or games etc., chronic illness or caring for aging parents, in-law difficulties, the approaching death of a family member or relative.

Ask for an appointment today:  225-767-7731

Marriage Counseling

The marriage contract infers that needs for affection and sex will be met within the relationship. When these needs are not met within the relationship, the marriage becomes very vulnerable.  Many other issues can be resolved through marriage counseling before they become very damaging to the relationship.  This includes abuse of alcohol or other drugs .  Many couples enter the marriage with vastly different and undiscussed expectations about the marriage or what their idea of the role of husband or wife is to be.  This can result in many dissappointments, disagreements and resentments over time.  The changes that come about with a new baby, with growing children, with parenting teen-agers etc. can and does cause a great strain on the relationship.

During the last 10 years with the on-going deployment and re-deployment of either or both husband and wife in the National Guard or regular Military, has put great stresses on marriages.  Seeking help early can make the difference between saving or losing a relationship or marriage.

Ask for an appointment today! 225-767-7731



Throughout life, our personal and family relationships give us both joy and challenges. The more we understand ourselves, our emotions and behaviors, the better we can communicate, manage stress and function effectively around the important people in our lives.

About me

Justin W. Schleis, Sr, LCSW.  I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker since 1978. I have been married for over 34 years and have two grown successful children. I have broad experience background with 12 years as High School teacher before becoming a Clinical Social Worker.  After gaining I Masters in social work, I worked for the LA Dept of Health and Human Resources [DHHR] for 10 years, then 5 years at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center in Baton Rouge.  During that time I did evening counseling [primarily marriage and family] at the Catholic Life Center inBaton Rouge.  Since 1993 I have a full-time private practice the present location.  5425 Brittany Drive, Suite A in Baton Rouge.  My clientele comes from a 20-30 mile radias.