Dr. John Simoneaux, PHD

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Dr. John Simoneaux, PHD is a Counselor in Pineville, LA. His office accepts new patients.

Dr. John Simoneaux, PHD
2690 Donahue Ferry Rd Pineville, LA 71360
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Dr. Simoneaux's Reviews

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Based on 35 ratings

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My experience with this man was horrible. I had to reschedule my appointment because I could not afford the cost. I borrowed money and went. He talked to my kids then me and constantly interrupted me. He says one thing and rights another on the court date he . Showed up to court and recommended my kids be with their father. I have raised my kids and been a great mother. He said i tried to keep my kids from my ex which is a lie. This man is sick. He is for the person who spends most. My ex signed for me And my kids to move hour away and lied saying i tried keeping kids from Him. His staff and him are rude. Never use this man. He has cost my children emotional scaring. I cant believe any judge would allow him to determine custody.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
5 people found this helpful
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Jan 09, 2022
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Awful. Lies to your face. Not a shred of integrity in his body. Report was so far off it was laughable. Doing some evaluations for custody, and his report lists my wife as someone I'm trying to get custody of... Just awful all around.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Long wait times
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
5 people found this helpful
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Dec 16, 2021
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This man is a disgusting human being. He'll get his. You can't wrong your fellow man and get away with it forever.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
7 people found this helpful
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Feb 06, 2021
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I would have to agree with the other evaluations and say that this man is not a credible person to be evaluating custody situations. He picks one person who is all good, and one person who is all bad, and will bend whatever you say to prove his point. He will try to coerce you into saying things and will flat out lie about things you said. There were supposed “quotes” from me in my report which never happened and I certainly never said. His custody evaluations sound as if he is writing a soap opera, full of drama, exaggerations, and lies. How can this man determine anyone’s parenting capacity and determine a child’s life, all within a 20 minute meeting? Yes, he spent 20 minutes on the evaluation and determined a child’s future based on that. He left out pertinent evidence and documentation. He mocked and insulted the alleged “bad” party and acted like a middle school bully. These are all huge mistakes in a professional evaluation, and I don’t know how this man is still in practice.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
7 people found this helpful
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Jan 21, 2021
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He is awful! Lies to your face! He is only about the money or the judge’s friend. You only tell a little of your story and then he starts talking. Gets off the subject into he’s own stories. An pretty much adds to what you said for the other party’s gain! The testing is a complete lie. He tells you to answer your first thought and you score what he wants it to be. He believes a health issue is a serious, major problem in the household. Liar!! Don’t waste your money with him! How can someone know all about your life in an hour? Especially when you had it over abundance of documents that was all proof of your case? How does he have a license still?
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
8 people found this helpful
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Oct 13, 2020
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We was wonderful. I had a great experience with him. Very friendly and kind. He wrote a truthful report. I would recommend him to any family they had the problems I did. He wasn’t biased. He wanted to here both sides. Not just the one with the most money. He was very nice and never made us feel unwelcome or uncomfortable. He is very good at what he does.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jasmine Ellender – Aug 01, 2018
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He does not sugar coat. He gets to the point. He tells you like it is, even if its not what you want to hear. He caught my son in lies when other counselors had no luck whatsoever. I appreciate his honesty and openness to solutions.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Didn't explain conditions well
2 people found this helpful
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DeRidder, LA – Nov 01, 2017
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I had a fantastic experience with this doctor! He's understanding and has the child's interest at heart.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Neches, TX – Oct 22, 2017
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I would not recommend this man to anyone. It is a shame the court is sending so many families to him. He's a liar, biased, unprofessional when he put our granddaughter with a person who was part of the abuse and began asking her questions!! I do know that is something you never do!!! We have irrefutable evidence and he tells my son one thing very positive and then does the complete opposite in his report. He and his supposedly professional advice lead to abuse again!!! This time, it was worse!!!
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
18 people found this helpful
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Mar 07, 2017
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I agree with the other comments. Simoneaux sides with the highest bidder and has no interest in my children. My ex has a history of drug abuse, physical and mental abuse towards her children from a previous marriage and the same behavior with the child we share together. This man is a waste of time and is only interested in his bank account and not my children's interests. I know other professionals in this field that say he no longer believes in the betterment of divorced families. So true
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
15 people found this helpful
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Frustrated Dad in Bossier City, LA – Dec 25, 2016
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No person in this field should tell patients already experiencing a difficult time, that HE knows how much they love their children "because you walked through my door". This type of comment is egotistical and unprofessional on many levels. He also made exceptions for test scores for one person because of culture differences, but did not for the father. He asked to email him any information I felt he might need to know, when I did, he reported I failed to follow orders not to contact him.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
12 people found this helpful
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Art S in Monroe, LA – Aug 31, 2016
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These people are professionals. Professionals at wasting 5 months of your life.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
9 people found this helpful
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Choose someone else in New Orleans, LA – Aug 11, 2016
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Totally agree that this man takes payments! If you want a fair counsilor, you better go else where!!!!
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
10 people found this helpful
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Client that didnt pay him off and got screwed in Lake Charles, Louisiana – Apr 23, 2016
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I had two visits with Dr Simoneaux when I was fighting against my daughter being moved 3.5 hours by her mother. It was her attorney that sent us to him. It's funny that I read comments that people feel he can be paid off because I have always felt that's what happen. Even a Court appointed Lake Charles Counselor could not agree with his report. If you are in a custody dispute , do not agree to use him!
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
8 people found this helpful
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Past Client over 4 years in Lake Charles, Louisiana – Apr 23, 2016
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Dr. Simoneaux is puppet for profit to whatever lawyer hires him. He will use well established testing methods but then use sub clinical results to create a diagnosis that supports the lawyer that hired him. He doesn't listen during the therapy sessions and instead injects his personal opinions. He is the first Phd I have ever met that I can say practice medical negligence.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
17 people found this helpful
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Diane in Leesville, LA – Mar 30, 2016
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Dr. John Simoneaux, PHD is a Counselor in Pineville, LA. His office accepts new patients.

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2690 Donahue Ferry Rd Pineville, LA 71360
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