Healthy Minds is a mental health treatment program through I CARE, providing counseling services to middle and high school students in East Baton Rouge Parish Public Schools, as well as consultation services to their teachers and parents. Students receive services at school from LSU psychology doctoral students supervised by a school psychologist.

Healthy Minds accepts referrals for students struggling with problems including:







Substance use








Contact Information

Coordinator: James Upright

12000 Goodwood Boulevard
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70815

Phone: (225) 800-6802
Please do not leave any personally identifying student information in the voicemail.

Healthy Minds Staff

James Upright - Healthy Minds Program Coordinator

James Upright is the I CARE Healthy Minds coordinator and a 3rd year doctoral student in the LSU School Psychology Program. He received his B.A. in Psychology at NC State University in Raleigh, NC where his work focused on early literacy reading interventions. His research interests include classroom behavior management strategies and intervention implementation support. James also has experience with psycho-educational assessment and teacher consultation. He enjoys disc golf, running, and listening to people debate Game of Thrones theories.

Jacob DeBoer

Jacob DeBoer is from Richmond, VA and received his BS in Psychology from Virginia Tech and Masters/CAGS in Educational/School Psychology from Northeastern University in Boston, MA. At Northeastern, Jacob worked as a school psychologist at a K-8 school, as well as at a High School. He worked on various consultation cases, counseling cases (i.e., group and individual), and conducted psychological assessments. His research interests include universal screening for mental health within the school system. In his free time, he enjoys playing my guitar, attending concerts, and watching the Boston Red Sox and Celtics.

Rachel Bradley

Rachel Bradley is a fourth year school psychology doctoral student at Louisiana State University. She received her undergraduate degree in Psychology from Valdosta State University in Valdosta, Georgia in 2014. Her research interests include educational policy, psychoeducational assessment, school-based consultation and intervention, and behavioral treatment for childhood disorders. Outside her studies, Rachel enjoys crossfit, yoga, reading, and appreciating Louisiana cuisine and culture with friends.

Philip Richard

Philip Richard is a third-year doctoral student in Dr. Noell's lab. Prior to his enrollment at LSU, he received an associate's degree in general studies from South Louisiana Community College and a bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Philip has also received his M.A. in School Psychology from Louisiana State University. Philip's research specializations include applied behavior analysis, assistive technologies, and autism.