Intensive Behavioral Healthcare

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YOUR LIFE + US

Your healing, and the journey we’ve taken to help you.

Intensive Behavioral Health is an affiliate of Intensive Specialty Hospital.

ISH is a long-term acute care hospital with locations in Bossier City, Louisiana and Shreveport, Louisiana. It was founded in 1992 as Lagniappe Hospital, and was acquired by Intensive Specialty Hospital in 2019. ISH is a unique facility that has harnessed experts from every medical discipline to provide leading treatment of both psychiatric and medical conditions. Our Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP), Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP), and Outpatient Program (OP) give patients access to our trademark multidisciplinary approach—while living at home.
Others say, “We’ll try our best to help.”

We say, “We have the right expert for you.”

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Put our multidisciplinary approach to work for you.

GET SPECIALIZED CAREGIVERS FOR YOUR CASE

Benefit from a friendly and capable team of doctors, addictionologists and RNs.

BRING COMORBID CONDITIONS TO EXPERT CARE

We specialize in the treatment of mental health and substance abuse conditions.

TREAT ADDICTION WITH THE HAZELDEN MODEL

Evidence-based therapy for addiction works hand-in-hand with medication management and clinical care.

Most major insurances accepted

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Meet our Team

James R. Rowe
Program Director

James Rowe, M.A., L.P.C. is the “Program Director” of Intensive Behavioral Health. He manages the IOP (Intensive Outpatient Program) and PHP (Partial Hospital Program). He earned a Masters Degree in the Art of Counseling & Guidance at LA Tech University. He has worked in the mental health field for 20 plus years and has been a Licensed Professional Counselor since 2006. In his 20 plus years career working in behavioral health, he has served a population of clients in all levels of care in the community. He strives to show compassion, empathy, and understanding of client’s needs to help them live a more fulfilling life. He works closely with his staff to create a pleasant and positive environment and cohesive team that will ensure the clients have an extraordinary experience while in the program.

Yvette M. Turner, PLPC
Counselor

Yvette M. Turner is a dedicated counselor with a strong academic background and a passion for promoting mental health in diverse communities. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Wiley College and earned her Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from East Texas Baptist University. Her personal journey motivated her to become a counselor, address the stigma, and negative stereotypes that affect culturally diverse groups. She has experience with a diverse client base of adolescents and adults in a variety of settings, including trauma-informed counseling, premarital and marriage counseling, stress management, relationship issues, anxiety, depression, and spirituality. Her therapeutic approach is characterized by collaboration and compassion, with the aim of fostering hope, healing, and resilience in her clients.

LeJoantelle Bradford, M.S., LPC
Counselor
LeJoantelle Bradford, M.S., LPC is a counselor for Intensive Specialty Hospital’s intensive outpatient program. She obtained a B.A. in Psychology from Louisiana Tech University and a M.S. in Clinical Psychology with a specialization in Clinical Counseling from Capella University. She has been working in the mental health field for over fifteen years. She has served women, men, and children from all walks of life in residential and inpatient settings, as well as, in the community. Currently, she is a facilitator that helps individuals in group therapy and individual counseling. Her therapy groups and individual sessions are centered around, but not limited to, emotional regulation, self-discovery, life skills, healthy support systems, chemical dependency recovery, and psychoeducation.
Elizabeth "Lynn" Bothel, LPN
Nurse Educator

Meet Elizabeth “Lynn” Bothel, LPN/Nurse Educator, a dedicated professional with a wealth of experience in the mental health field since 1986. Lynn’s journey began teaching crafts and hobby skills to adolescents in hospital settings, igniting her passion for mental health care. Transitioning to a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) role in 2007, Lynn has been a cornerstone in adult mental health, chemical dependency, and rehabilitation facilities. Her love for working with clients shines brightest in the Partial Hospital Program, where she facilitates exploration of mindfulness, nutrition, and any topics the clients wish to delve into. Lynn’s commitment to holistic care and continual learning underscores her dedication to supporting individuals on their journey to wellness.

Brittany Crowder, M.S., PLPC
Counselor

Brittany Crowder is a provisional licensed professional counselor of Intensive Behavioral Health. On her path, Brittany has earned her Bachelors in Addiction Studies with a concentration in Substance Abuse from Northwestern State University, as well as her master’s in clinical Mental Health Counseling from Capella University. Brittany plans to continue her education to better serve her patients and become more familiar with the everyday changes of Mental Health. Brittany has experience working with substance abuse, dual diagnosis, domestic violence, parenting, crisis intervention with children and families, and areas of trauma. She works diligently with staff and clients to ensure that clients have the best possible experience while enrolled in our programs. After hours, Brittany enjoys chasing after her kiddos and spending time with her family and friends.

Brandon Rainwater, MS PLPC
Counselor

Brandon Rainwater, MS, PLPC, is a counselor at Intensive Behavioral Health with a background in psychology and clinical mental health counseling. He earned his B.S. in Psychology and his M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Louisiana State University in Shreveport. Brandon facilitates the PHP group therapy sessions at Intensive Behavioral Health and brings valuable experience from working with inpatient groups and individuals diagnosed with chronic and severe mental health conditions at WK Behavioral Medicine and VOA adult behavioral health. His theoretical orientation encompasses existential, CBT, and reality therapy approaches. Brandon employs Solution-focused brief therapy techniques and psychoeducation to stabilize and prevent crises, emphasizing personal meaning for life, personal responsibility, and improving self-efficacy and self-esteem in group therapy sessions. He assists patients in understanding the interplay between their thoughts, emotions, and behaviors while prioritizing unconditional positive regard and strengthening the therapeutic alliance.

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Clinical Depression

Having persistent feelings of sadness and a loss of interest.

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Schizophrenia

Having difficulty interpreting reality and seeing or believing things are aren’t real.

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Bipolar Disorder

Having severe mood swings from feeling very low and feeling very high.

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Paranoia

Having an unreasonable distrust of others or feelings of persecution.

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Trauma & Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Having difficulty emotionally recovering from a traumatic event which may include “reliving” the event.

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Anxiety Disorders

Having intense and persistent worry and fear about everyday situations.

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Psychosis

Having a loss of contact with reality and may include seeing or believing things that aren’t real.

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Panic Disorder

Having a sudden episode of intense fear that triggers sever physical reactions.

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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Having excessive thoughts that lead to repetitive behaviors.

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Dissociation and Dissociative Disorder

having a disconnection and a lack of continuity between thoughts, memories, surroundings and identity.

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Adjustment Disorders

an unhealthy or excessive emotional reaction to a stressful event or change in a person's life that has occurred within 3 months of the event.

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Dual Diagnosis

Having both severe mental illness and substance use disorders.

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Generalized Anxiety & Phobias

Having excessive fear, worry, or apprehension with or without an identifiable cause.

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