Dr. Jackie Ball is a Licensed Psychologist who specializes in the treatment of trauma-related disorders, depression, anxiety, emotion regulation difficulties, and associated symptoms. She has a genuine interest in helping individuals develop an awareness of their problems, collaboratively setting personalized treatment goals, and teaching clients skills to improve their symptoms and overall well-being.
Dr. Ball’s graduate training at Louisiana Tech University emphasized implementation of evidence-based cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). She was also trained in psychological assessment and served as the student director for the psychological services clinic. During her doctoral studies, she worked as a grant-funded research assistant on a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant studying the impact of stereotypes on women’s scientific goals and motivation, which resulted in publications and contributions at multiple national conferences.
Dr. Ball continued her training in CBT during her pre-doctoral internship and post-doctoral fellowship at the Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System in New Orleans, LA. She continues her specialized work with veterans recovering from trauma in the PTSD clinic at the New Orleans VA serving as a PTSD/Substance Use Disorder staff psychologist. Dr. Ball has received extensive training and experience in specific forms of CBT, including Prolonged Exposure Therapy (PE) and Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) for trauma-related disorders, CBT for Depression (CBT-D), Skills Training in Affective and Interpersonal Regulation (STAIR), and CBT for Insomnia (CBT-I). Additionally, she brings to the clinic her experience in motivational interviewing, relaxation training, and anger management.