Behavioral Health Services for Youth, Families, and Communities

Building better communities, one person at a time, is not just a slogan, but the guiding principle at Options for Independence. Our goal is to help people live and work in the community of their choice.

We are proud to offer a wide array of Behavioral Health services for youth, families, and communities. Options for Independence is a nationally recognized provider of Multisystemic Therapy (MST), Functional Family Therapy (FFT) and Functional Family Therapy – Child Welfare (FFT-CW). These programs focus on at-risk youth specifically by working intensively in the family, home, and community setting.

In addition, Options for Independence offers psychiatry and medication management for youth, individual and family counseling, community psychiatric support and treatment and psychosocial rehabilitation for youth, individual substance abuse counseling for youth and anger management.

Our focus is on the individual and creating unique person-centered plans that incorporate the individual’s strengths, needs, abilities, and preferences to develop attainable goals important to that person served. We invite you to learn how our focus on each individual is making a difference everywhere we work.

Options for Independence is proud to be an active services provider for all 5 Louisiana Health Plans (Medicaid), Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana, Humana, United, Gilsbar, and Medicare.

The organization has a Behavioral Health license through the Louisiana Department of Health.

Options for Independence has maintained Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) accreditation since February 2006.

Fight Fraud, Waste and Abuse


Contact the Louisiana Legislative Auditor (LLA) Hotline if you suspect the misappropriation (theft), fraud, waste or abuse of public funds by anyone. Click on the link below.

Fraud Notice – IAS July 2014