At Children’s International Pediatrics we offer behavioral counseling services for our patients of any age. We provide comprehensive evaluations, diagnostic testing, treatments, and counseling services for various behavioral issues.

Call Today: 1-855-704-7337

1828 West Thomas St. 

Hammond, LA 70401

Phone: 1-855-704-7337
Fax: (985) 419-2252


Pediatric Clinic Hours

Monday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Thursday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Friday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

Counseling Video Visits Available!

Convenient and Quick visits from the comfort of your home. 


Insurances Accepted At This Time

Currently we can accept LA Medicaid and Blue Cross & Blue Shield (HMO Louisiana & Preferred Care PPO) for Behavioral Counseling. If you need to apply for Medicaid we can help! Call ahead and ask about our Medicaid Application Center.

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About Lucas Westphal, M.ed, LPC, NCC

Lucas Westphal is a Certified Licensed Professional Counselor. He receievd his Bachelor of Art in History in 2007 and his Master’s degree in Counselors Education in 2015 from Southeastern Louisiana University. Before joining Children’s International Pediatrics, he was providing counseling services at Enchanced Destiny Services, Northlake Behavioral, Lifeline Behavioral Health Sysytems, and Southeast Community Health Systems. Lucas is happily married with 2 girls and likes to spend his free time scootering, exercising, hunting, and fishing. Some of his patients might be interested to know that Lucas loves Dragon Ball Z, which has since been continued on as the popular Dragon Ball Super television show. Patients are welcome to talk to Lucas about Goku and friends from the Dragon Ball TV shows or anything at all that interest them. 

A Message From Lucas

“Hi you guys. My Name is Lucas and I am a counselor. Depending on how old you are, you may come and play with toys as you learn about your feelings with me or you might be a big kid or teenager and just want to talk to me about your feelings. You may even feel like you can’t sit still or you feel like you have a hard time listening. Either way, I am here for you. Come see me and we can talk about or play about what ever you would like.” – Lucas

My Expertise


Stress & Anxiety

Someone to Talk To

Family Member Conflict

Anger Management


Body Image Issues

Coping Skills

Harmful Thoughts


Grief and Issues of Loss


Getting Started is Easy

Book Appointment

Call our patient care center to schedule an appointment with our behavioral counselor.

1st Session!

Set the date for your child’s first counseling session.


30 Min Chat

Your child has a productive 30 minute chat with our behavioral counselor and you schedule a follow up session for a time most convenient for you.

Call To Make An Appointment 1-855-704-7337

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Behavioral Counseling?

Behavioural Counselling is focused on human behaviour and looks to eliminate unwanted or maladaptive behaviour. Typically this type of therapy is used for those with behavioural problems or mental health conditions that involve unwanted behaviour.

What is a Behavioral Counselor?

A behavioral counselor is a professional in the field of psychology who uses a variety of different therapies to help their patients change certain behaviors. In behavioral therapy, a professional will work with an individual patient to try and reinforce desirable behaviors and stop the ones that are not. 

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