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About Me

Welcome. My name is Kelli. I am a licensed professional counselor in Louisiana and Texas. I have worked with over 500 families on various mental health related and family conflict issues over a 12 year span. I have been providing direct counseling to children, adolescents, & adults for over 7 years. I have experience working with clients of a wide range of concerns including establishing & maintaining a strong marital foundation, marital conflicts, pre-marital counseling, depression, anxiety, communication skills, infidelity, forgiveness, boundary issues, parenting skills training, blended families, life cycle changes, relationship conflicts, and grief/loss. I have authored over 8 books that focus on a variety of issues, including marital conflicts, setting a strong marital foundation, anxiety, organizational skills, communication, faith, setting boundaries, and more.

My counseling style is warm and supportive. I develop professional relationships with all of my clients and create a safe space for you to express your concerns. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, client-centered, integrative, and rational-emotive counseling. I begin where you are and tailor my treatment approach to your needs, while being sensitive to how your individual cultural identities and lifestyle choices impact your experience. I primarily use evidence based techniques including cognitive-behavioral therapy, mindfulness, and solution-focused counseling.

I may assign work for each person to complete outside of session, but all sessions must include both partners. As with any age group, I work hard to maintain confidentiality standards. However, I do not encourage secret keeping between myself and one or both partners. Collaboration is important. Together we can work on establishing concrete goals and steps for you to help overcome your current problems. I am able to provide brief therapy (8 weeks or less) or long-term therapy (3 months or more), based on your presenting concerns. Thank you again for taking time in learning more about me.

I look forward to working with you!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Coaching , ADHD , Attachment Issues , Commitment Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 7

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #6266 (Expires: 2023-06-30)

LPC #82250 (Expires: 2022-07-31)


Reviews

Written by M.A. on Oct 14, 2021 after therapy with Kelli for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

I feel safe and heard with Kelly, she answers my messages quick and every session we do is helpful, my anxiety levels are lower than when I started. Thank you Kelly.

Written by B.R. on Jun 03, 2021 after therapy with Kelli for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Kelli has been great. I have struggled to find a personal therapist that I click with and connect with, so for Kelli to come in and immediately work with my wife and I, and click with both of us has been amazing! Looking forward to working with her more going forward.