Our Therapists

Our Therapists

Veronica Claborn, LPC


Phone: 504-336-3851
Email: Veronica@ccwnola.org

My intention as a therapist is to create a reflective space and to bring you clarity and support. We will explore your thoughts, feelings and behaviors, and together we will consider whether they are working for you. Through expanding your awareness of your personal processes and protective patterns, both internally and in relationships and how these play out in your mind and body, we will shift perspective and create more opportunity for choice.

I work from the understanding that individuals are part of systems, and I work to understand these systems and support you to manage them. Together we will expand your awareness of how the different parts of your identity are impacted by your experiences and your overall mental health.

I have experience working with clients of many ages and backgrounds. I have worked with clients struggling with issues such as anxiety, depression, substance use, life transitions, anger, trauma, interpersonal relationships, communication and existential fears. I am LGTBQ+ informed, which will always push me to understand the impact of your specific identity on your well-being. I am also trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) to address impacts of trauma in your daily life.

I believe that therapy works best when you trust your therapist. We start with a conversation, we develop that mutual trust and respect, and explore the possibilities that will present themselves.

Anna McGowan, LPC

(She/Her/Hers) Hablo Español

Phone: (985) 326-1583
Email: Anna@ccwnola.org

There is great power and healing in the telling of your own story. 

Hi, my name is Anna. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor specializing in Trauma, Grief and Loss, and other challenging life transitions. I also have an extensive background working with depression and anxiety. All LGBTQ+ individuals are welcome and celebrated in my space. I would be honored to offer you a safe environment to process what is in your mind, body, and heart. Together, we will have targeted conversations aimed at identifying your unique strengths, needs, and areas for growth. As we shed light on your patterns and process, you will move toward healing. All I ask is that you come exactly as you are. 

To me, the most essential piece of counseling is the meaningful relationship between the therapist and client. In fact, the research shows that this is where the healing truly occurs. As your therapist, I will take extra care to always approach our relationship with warmth, curiosity, and mutual trust. 

I am additionally trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). This form of therapy is specifically aimed at helping those suffering from the longterm effects of traumatic memories. It is one of the most well-researched techniques for processing these memories and establishing a sense of safety and wellbeing in the world. Please do not hesitate to call or email for a free consultation to see if we would be a good fit.

Katherine McGuire, LPC


Phone: (504) 383-4419
Email: Katherine@ccwnola.org

Do your thoughts, feelings, or behaviors feel out of control? Has your relationship lost that spark? Often, what we do to avoid our pain can end up creating more pain for us or wreak havoc in our relationships. In therapy, you will have a space that is safe and free of judgment, so we can work together to explore the changes you envision for yourself and your relationships. Change can be scary but we will build off the strengths and resources you already have that make change feel possible.

I have extensive training and experience with individuals and couples struggling with substance and sex addiction, eating disorders, personality disorders, trauma, and relationship issues. I have helped couples recover from codependency, repair trust after addiction or infidelity and improve communications. I am trained in EMDR/trauma-informed counseling.

I have also worked with clients suffering due to systemic issues such as racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, ableism, and weight stigma. I am passionate about working with the LGBTQ+ community and use my lived experience as an LGBTQ+ member to inform my therapeutic work.


Dylan Kolesa, PLPC, NCC

(He/Him/His or They/Them/Theirs)

Phone: 504-356-2505
Email: Dylan@ccwnola.org

My goal as a therapist is to create a collaborative, creative, and compassionate environment in which you will have the space to grow and heal. Together we can reflect upon the experiences that have shaped your view of yourself and your life story, and work towards reclamation. In doing so, we’ll identify the skills and values within you that you can use to navigate the obstacles ahead of you, and to lead a life which reflects your authentic self.

I focus on topics including identity, self-esteem, bullying, discrimination, interpersonal issues, family dynamics, major life transitions, and trauma. I am passionate about working with LGBTQIA+ individuals and their loved ones, with a specialization in transgender and gender-expansive experiences. I am also dedicated to being sex positive, poly friendly, and kink aware.

Additionally, I have experience working with various hobbyist and professional creatives. I welcome you to use your creative practices as another means to explore yourself and your experiences within a therapeutic environment. I recognize that at times it may be easier to reach the heart of your emotional life through creative expression. Yet sometimes we may find ourselves too stuck to use creativity in this way. Struggles with your creative process can act as the canary in the coal mine for struggles in other areas of your life. By shedding light on one, we can shed light on the other together.

Please contact me if you have any questions, or if you’re interested in a consultation.