Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Kenner, Louisiana

Find a therapist in Kenner, Louisiana that meets your needs. Browse our comprehensive list of affordable and licensed therapists in Kenner to find a professional specializing in counseling people with stress, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, grief and more.


Julie Este-McDonald

MA, LPC
3 years experience
I work with clients with a variety of issues. I find that most of the time, people seek help because they realize that their life is just not where they want it to be, and they realize that there is something more. I help clients deal with the things that they feel are holding them back, whether it be circumstances, trauma, history, or things they believe about themselves. Although I offer counseling services to people... Read More
I work with clients with a variety of issues. I find that most of the time, people seek help because they realize that their life is just not where they want it to be, and they realize that there is... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 years

Vanice Zenon

LCSW
15 years experience
My name is Vanice Zenon, I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I am committed to providing quality counseling services to individuals, couples and families. It is a hard decision sometimes to seek support and I am committed to making the therapy process comfortable and insightful. I have several years of experience in the field of social work and I am focused on meeting the potential needs of the client. I believe it is important... Read More
My name is Vanice Zenon, I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I am committed to providing quality counseling services to individuals, couples and families. It is a hard decision sometimes to seek support and I am committed to making... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 15 years

Sandra Johnson

M.Ed, LPC, LMFT
22 years experience
Hi, I'm Sandra Johnson, a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with more than 20 years of experience in the helping profession. I believe that nothing really happens by chance so whichever road that you traveled to get here is because you were already on a journey to wellness. I work daily to create an environment of holistic care that will hopefully assist you in finding your well place. I have... Read More
Hi, I'm Sandra Johnson, a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with more than 20 years of experience in the helping profession. I believe that nothing really happens by chance so whichever road that you traveled to... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 22 years

Monica Cruz

LCSW, BACS
11 years experience
Greetings! If you are reading this then you have taken the first step towards creating your new and improved self. This is often very difficult and I commend you on your courage and resolve. The road to self-improvement is often a lifelong journey and many people run into difficulties of all sorts along the way. Do not be discouraged! You are not alone. My goal is to give you... Read More
Greetings! If you are reading this then you have taken the first step towards creating your new and improved self. This is often very difficult and I commend you on your courage and resolve. The road to... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 11 years

Meacco Verdun

MS, LPC, BCC
15 years experience
Welcome, my name is Meacco and I am a licensed professional counselor and a board-certified coach in the state of Louisiana. I have over 15 years of experience working in the mental health field. I have worked and volunteered in a variety of settings including an in-patient substance abuse treatment facility for women, hotline for suicide prevention and in high schools. I have the most experience dealing with anxiety, PTSD, family/relationships, life transitions, LGBTQ, identity... Read More
Welcome, my name is Meacco and I am a licensed professional counselor and a board-certified coach in the state of Louisiana. I have over 15 years of experience working in the mental health field. I have worked and volunteered in... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 15 years

Jasmine Travis

MA, LPC
4 years experience
Good on you, my dear, for taking this first step! You're taking a positive and important step towards the possibility for change and personal growth. My name is Jasmine Travis and I am a board-certified Licensed Professional Counselor. I believe that most people who see a counselor are not psychologically abnormal. My clients are having human reactions to a complex, stressful, ever-changing world. No matter the problem, people cope in the best way they... Read More
Good on you, my dear, for taking this first step! You're taking a positive and important step towards the possibility for change and personal growth. My name is Jasmine Travis and I am a board-certified Licensed Professional Counselor. I... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 4 years

Tracie Mincks

MS, LPC, NCC
7 years experience
Hi! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Louisiana. I am also a National Certified Counselor. I have seven years of experience as a practicing therapist working in private and public agencies. I have a great deal of experience working with those who are coping with depression, stress and anxiety, grief and loss, and parenting issues. Relationship problems, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, LGBT and gender identity, bipolar, anger management, and career... Read More
Hi! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Louisiana. I am also a National Certified Counselor. I have seven years of experience as a practicing therapist working in private and public agencies. I have a great deal... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 years

Marissa Kent

NCC, LPC
4 years experience
Hi! My name is Marissa Kent and I am a nationally certified and licensed professional counselor in the state of Mississippi. I have nearly a decade's worth of experience in the mental health field, the last four of those years working with various populations as a counselor/therapist. I have worked with individuals dealing with a range of concerns and have the most experience with depression, anxiety and stress, anger management, and relationship issues. ... Read More
Hi! My name is Marissa Kent and I am a nationally certified and licensed professional counselor in the state of Mississippi. I have nearly a decade's worth of experience in the mental health field, the last four of... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 4 years

Dana White

MSW, LCSW
15 years experience
Hello! Welcome to my page. I am Dana White, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Texas and Louisiana. I have been providing support and care for 15 years to adults of all ages, teens and children. I have worked in hospital environments, clinics, Foster Care and in private practice. I also have experience working with those with chronic health issues. While I have been providing care professionally for 15... Read More
Hello! Welcome to my page. I am Dana White, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Texas and Louisiana. I have been providing support and care for 15 years to adults of all ages, teens and children. I... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 15 years

Lynn Thibodeaux

LCSW, LISW
11 years experience
My name is Lynn Thibodeaux and I earned a Masters Degree from The University of Iowa in 2019 with a focus in Individual, Family and Group therapy. I am licensed in Louisiana as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, in Mississippi as a Licensed Certified Social Worker and in Iowa as a Licensed Independent Social Worker. My experience includes working with anxiety, stress, ADHD, trauma/abuse and family issues. I have worked with children, adolescents,... Read More
My name is Lynn Thibodeaux and I earned a Masters Degree from The University of Iowa in 2019 with a focus in Individual, Family and Group therapy. I am licensed in Louisiana as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, in Mississippi... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 11 years

An Overview of Mental Health in Kenner, Louisiana

With a population of 67,451 people, Kenner, Louisiana is the sixth largest city in the state. With the Mississippi River bordering the city on the south and Lake Pontchartrain bordering the city to the North, the residents of Kenner are able to enjoy a wide variety of recreational activities. Rivertown, or the part of the city located alongside the Mississippi, includes plenty of shopping, the Kenner Planetarium, the Rivertown Theater for the Performing Arts, and several other attractions. Residents also enjoy spending warm days at Laketown, a large recreational area surrounding Lake Pontchartrain.

Unfortunately, the people of Kenner have experienced much hardship in the past and continue to struggle in many ways. Issues like natural disasters, poverty, substance abuse, and homelessness indicate that mental health is likely a concern for many residents living in Kenner.

Mental Health Concerns in Kenner

There are several mental health issues that are unique to the community of Kenner, Louisiana.

Natural Disasters

In 2009, the community was hit by Hurricane Katrina which damaged approximately 2,800 homes in the city. The city has mostly recovered since the event as people came together to rebuild all that has been damaged, but the emotional and financial effects of the hurricane were absolutely devastating. Although Katrina was one of the most severe natural disasters the area has ever seen, Jefferson Parish of which Kenner is a part of has experienced 27 natural disasters, which is much higher than the national average of 13.

In the aftermath of a natural disaster, mental health conditions like anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, and depression can affect individuals who are dealing with the grief of losing their home or loved ones and trying to cope with the stress they experienced during the event. Since many people in Kenner, Louisiana have lived through major natural disasters, it can be very beneficial for individuals who are struggling to speak with a therapist.

Poverty

Compared to the rest of the nation, Kenner has a higher than average poverty rate at 15.62 percent. When looking at this statistic in further detail, you’ll find that minorities struggle significantly more financially than most white residents living in the city. While only 6.5 percent of white individuals in Kenner are living below the poverty line, 31.81 percent of African Americans and 17.88 percent of Hispanics are in poverty. Poverty has an extremely negative effect on one’s mental health for people of all ages and can lead to depression and anxiety.

Suicide and Overdose Deaths

A very serious and unfortunate result of untreated mental health disorders is death due to suicide or overdose. One term used to refer to both of these types of deaths simultaneously is “deaths of despair.” In Jefferson Parish, there are an estimated 43.7 deaths of despair for every 100,000 individuals. This number is significantly higher than the national average of 38.5 deaths per 100,000 people and the state average of 34.3 deaths per 100,000 people. In 2017, there were 177 drug overdose deaths and 65 suicides in the county.

The Trouble of Finding a Suitable Therapist in Kenner

Although receiving treatment for one’s mental health issuesis an important step in the recovery process, only 41 percent of adults with a mental illness in the United States received any sort of care. There are several factors that contribute to this startling statistic:

  • Stigma: Fear of how others will perceive or treat them once their mental health concern is out in the open is one reason people choose not to receive treatment. In fact, only 25 percent of adults with mental health symptoms claim that they believe people are sympathetic and caring towards people with mental illnesses.
  • Lack of Available Providers: In Louisiana there are 420 individuals for every mental health provider in the state. As the number of individuals needing treatment increases, the number of available providers is continuing to decline making it difficult for people to access the care they need.
  • Financial Struggle: 8 percent of people under the age of 65 in Kenner, Louisiana do not have health insurance which can make it difficult to afford treatment.

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