Merrie Pearl, LCSW
4011 Baronne Street
New Orleans, LA 70115
There are 18 documented schemas. Three examples are described below.
Click here to learn about all 18 schemas

Are you feeling unsatisfied with your life? Do activities that you used to enjoy no longer seem pleasurable? Are you struggling with a relationship? Do you feel like you are stuck in a cycle that you cannot break?

Cognitive and Schema Focused Therapy can help.

Cognitive therapy is a method that identifies and helps a person to correct specific errors in what he or she is thinking that produces negative or painful feelings. These negative thoughts often lead to dysfunctional behavior that lead to harmful choices. Cognitive Therapy focuses on the "here & now" of a problem.

Schema Focused Therapy is a more in depth approach that takes into account a person's history. By identifying a client's core unmet needs from their childhood, the therapist can determine the client's unhealthy beliefs that are impacting their life today.

The Schema Therapy Center offers consultations, education, and psychotherapy services to individuals, couples, and businesses. Highly experienced therapists offer cognitive behavioral and or schema therapy for a number of difficult and challenging issues. Our areas of expertise include:

  • relationship/marital distress
  • parenting
  • job stress
  • grieving
  • trauma
  • anger management
  • anxiety/depression
  • social avoidance
  • family crises
  • interpersonal skills
  • eating disorders
  • phobias
  • panic attacks
  • self-esteem
  • motivation enhancement
  • personnel discord
  • narcissism/dealing with difficult people
  • and more

Affiliates in psychiatry offer medication evaluations and management
when needed.