Education & Certification

Licensed In
Louisiana

Graduated From
Oklahoma State University (1972)

National Register Member Since
1989

Don Fontenelle, PhD

Dr. Don Fontenelle is a Child/Adolescent Psychologist with over thirty-five years of experience.  He has devoted most of his professional career to working with children, their parents and teachers.  His efforts are directed toward providing parents with better understanding of their children and give them various ways to deal with their children’s behavior.

Dr. Fontenelle has had twenty-two books in print on child/adolescent behavior.  The books are written for parents and teachers.  Seven of his books have been translated and published in French, Spanish, Portuguese, Bahasa (Indonesia), Vietnamese, Arabic and Chinese.

Services: 
Dr. Fontenelle conducts evaluations to help identify the sources of academic, behavioral, emotional and social problems in order to provide solutions to parent’s concerns.  He also provides counseling and therapy for children, adolescents and their parents, as well as consultation to teachers.  He specialized in providing parents with effective methods and techniques of behavior management to help them deal with their concerns.  He has three books published on Attention Deficit Disorders and has extensive experiences in this area.

In addition to evaluations regarding behavioral, social and emotional problems. He also conducts evaluations in order to identify if academic problems are related to achievement deficits, lack of motivation/effort, attention deficits, dyslexia, behavioral reasons, a learning disability, etc.  Evaluations are also available to determine if the child will benefit from accommodations and modifications in the regular class setting or if the child would meet the state criteria to receive special educational services.

Books Published:

The Parents Guide To Solving School Problems:  How To Handle Everything From Academic Failure To Emotional/Behavioral Problems, Pelican Publishing Co. 2009

How To Be A Good Parent By Dealing Effectively With The Most Common Behavioral Problems of Children, Pelican Publishing Co. 2009

How To Live With Your Children, Pelican Publishing Co. 2009

The Parents Guide To Solving School Problems: How To Handle Everything From Academic Failure To Behavioral Problems, Wellness Institute 2001

How To Be A Good Parent By Dealing Effectively With The Most Common Behavioral Problems Of Children, Wellness Institute 2001

How To Live With Your Children (Revised Edition), Fisher Books 2000
*Translated in Spanish by Edivision Compania Editoria, SA 1995

Are You Listening? Attention Deficits Disorders:  Understand And Managing Overactive, Attention Deficit and Impulsive Behaviors In Children And Adolescents (Revised Edition), Wellness Institute 2000

Purrfect Parenting (Revised Edition), Fisher Books 2000
*Translated in Vietanmese By Thai Ha Books 2009
*Translated in French by Geneve:  Teledition 1989

Keys To Parenting Your Teenage (Revised Edition), Fisher Edition), Barron’s Educational Series 2000

Changing Student Behaviors (Revised Edition), Wellness Institute 2000
*Translated in Indonesian by PT BPK Gungung Mulia 1992

Keyes To Parenting Your Teenages, Barron’s Education Series 1992  available  in Portuguese, Arabic and Chinese

Are You Listening?!Attention Deficits Disorders: Understanding and Managing Overactive, Attention Deficit And Impulsive Behaviors In Children and Adolescents, Front Row Experience 1992

How To Live With Your Children:  A Guide For Parents Using A Positive Approach To Child Behavior (Revised Education), Fisher Books 1989

Purrfect Parenting, Fisher Boods 1987

Understand and Managing Overactive Children:  A Guide For Parents And Teachers (Revised Edition) Front Row Experience 1987
*Translated  in Indonesian by PT BPK Gungung Mulia 1991

Understand and Managing Overactive Children:  A Guide For Parents and Teachers, Prentice-Hall, Inc. 1983

Changing Student Behaviors: A Positive Approach, Schenkman Publishing Co., 1982

How To Live With Your Children: A Guide For Parents Using A Positive Approach To Child Behavior, Almar Press 1981

Practice Characteristics

Areas of Expertise

  • Individual Psychotherapy
  • Childhood and Adolescent Problems (e.g., ADHD, school/learning problems, social withdrawal, autism, recurrent abdominal pain, aggressive or oppositional behavior)
  • General Psychological Testing (e.g., intelligence, personality, vocational, aptitude, school placement, health)

Ages Served

  • Children (3-12 yrs.)
  • Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
  • Infants (0-2 yrs.)

Treatment Modalities

  • Behavioral Therapy

Credentials/Memberships

    • Listed in the National Register of Health Service Psychologists
    • Licensed as a Psychologist in the State of Louisiana
    • Designated as a Competent Authority in Psychology by the Louisiana State Department of Education
    • Certified as a School Psychologist in Louisiana, Mississippi, Florida, Indiana, and South Dakota
    • Nationally Certified as a School Psychologist by the National Association of School Psychologists
    • Certified by the Louisiana State Department of Education as a Supervisor of School Psychological Services
    • Member American Psychological Association
    • Member Louisiana Psychological Association
    • Member Mississippi Psychology Association
    • Member National Association of School Psychologists
    • Member The International Dyslexia Association

Contact Information

Primary Contact

419 Beverly Garden Dr.
Metairie, LA 70001
P: 504-267-4698 (Office)
F: 504-267-4698