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Renewing the Mind ~ Transforming Lives


We are an Eclectic group of mental health professionals utilizing various theoretical approaches  to assist clients in:

  1. identifying the source of emotional pain/distress and/or behavioral conflicts;

  2. recognizing relationships between self-destructive thoughts, feelings, and behaviors; and

  3. changing adverse traits into qualities that enrich cognitive, behavioral, emotional, and spiritual health.


While our treatment modalities are Eclectic, we evoke clients to:

  • think critically (analyzing and challenging thoughts, emotions, perceptions, experiences, beliefs, and values)

  •  recognize cognitive and behavior connections;

  •  manage emotion and behavior;

  • clarify beliefs, values, and standards;

  • determine the significance of an event or issue;

  • consider consequences before acting; and

  • explore efficient ways of responding, behaving, and coping.

Jacqueline Mims, EDD, PHD
Clinical Director/CEO

Dr. Jacqueline Mims serves as Clinical Director/CEO of Eclectic Cognitive Behavioral Center (formerly Eclectic Rehabilitation Counseling Services), which she founded in 1989. 

She earned a Doctorate Degree in Psychology from Argosy University, and Doctorate Degree in Special Education from Southern University.  Other Post-Graduate studies include Vocational Education at Louisiana State University, Psychoeducational Therapy at the National Institute for Learning Development; and the University of California at Santa Cruz; and Forensic Psychology at Argosy University. 

Dr Mims is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Supervisor, a Certified School Psychologist and Supervisor, a Certified School Counselor, and Supervisor, and a Licensed vocational Rehabilitation Counselor (Retired).

She was appointed to the Louisiana Licensed Professional Counselors Board of Examiners in 2013, by Governor Bobby Jindal, and reappointed twice by Governor John Bel Edwards in 2014 through 2022.  During her tenure on the LPC Board she served as Vice-Chair of the Board through December 2021, Vice-Chair of the Licensure Committee, Vice Chair of the Rules Committee, and as a member of the Government Relations Committee.

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