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.


Carmen Kinzy

LPC
3 years experience
My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. I view counseling as a collaborative relationship in which the client and I work together to explore the current problematic issues and develop goals to address these issues. I specialize in treating depression, anxiety, behavioral issues and communication and relationships. I work with children, adults, teens, couples, and families of... Read More
My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. I view counseling as a collaborative relationship in which the client and I work together to... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:3 years

Dr. Marie Smith

Ph.D.,NCC,LPC-S
25 years experience
Dr. Marie Smith I have received a Ph.D. and possess board licensure and certification at the state and national l level, as a licensed professional counselor, counselor supervisor, school counselor: k-12, educator and administrator. I have over 20 years of counseling experience. My clinical experiences have been across the age-span. I have provided treatment in schools, hospitals, clinics, and correctional facilities for adults and juveniles. My primary scope of professional practice includes children,... Read More
Dr. Marie Smith I have received a Ph.D. and possess board licensure and certification at the state and national l level, as a licensed professional counselor, counselor supervisor, school counselor: k-12, educator and administrator. I have over 20... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:25 years

J Patrick "Pat" Wilson

M.A.,LMFT,LPC-S
25 years experience
I have helped many people with emotional and behavioral problems. I specialize in relationship problems, but also work with depression, anxiety, bipolar, anger, sexual problems (including sex addiction), substance abuse, and family issues. I prefer using a solution-oriented, cognitive-behavioral approach to counseling (relapse prevention with substance). In other words, working together, you and I will focus on what you need to do differently in order to bring about the changes you want. I am a... Read More
I have helped many people with emotional and behavioral problems. I specialize in relationship problems, but also work with depression, anxiety, bipolar, anger, sexual problems (including sex addiction), substance abuse, and family issues. I prefer using a solution-oriented, cognitive-behavioral... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:25 years

Lynette Pitre

MS,LPC
5 years experience
My name is Lynette Pitre and I am a licensed professional counselor in Louisiana. I have worked in the helping field for 20+ years. During my career I have been fortunate to work with a myriad of individuals. My experience includes working in psychiatric hospitals, nursing homes, out-patient clinics, and at a private practice. I have helped individuals manage their depression, anxiety, and anger. I have helped people overcome the struggles of living with ADHD.... Read More
My name is Lynette Pitre and I am a licensed professional counselor in Louisiana. I have worked in the helping field for 20+ years. During my career I have been fortunate to work with a myriad of individuals. My experience... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:5 years

Joe Wagner

LPC-S
13 years experience
I am a licensed professional counselor with 12 years’ experience treating a range of issues. My therapeutic style is warm and empathic, and I use these qualities to create a space in which clients can discuss the challenges facing them while feeling heard, understood, and supported. In our work together, we begin by discussing your particular circumstances, strengths and challenges, and we examine the strategies you have been using to address your problem. We then... Read More
I am a licensed professional counselor with 12 years’ experience treating a range of issues. My therapeutic style is warm and empathic, and I use these qualities to create a space in which clients can discuss the challenges facing them... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:13 years

Tara Bleakley

MA,LPC
10 years experience
Welcome! I am so glad that you have reached out and decided to take steps to better your life and relationships. I know that it can be very difficult to reach out to someone that you don't know and ask for help. I understand this and will do my best to make you feel comfortable and confident in my ability to help guide you in the right direction. As we begin our initial... Read More
Welcome! I am so glad that you have reached out and decided to take steps to better your life and relationships. I know that it can be very difficult to reach out to someone that you don't know and... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:10 years

LaTrina Collins

LPC-S
7 years experience
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Louisiana with over 10 years of experience working as a Psychotherapist. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, anger management, academic issues, and ADHD. I also helped many people who have experienced sexual trauma or emotional abuse. My counseling style is supportive and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with unconditional positive regard, respect, sensitivity,... Read More
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Louisiana with over 10 years of experience working as a Psychotherapist. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, anger... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:7 years

Antoinette Woods

LPC
20 years experience
My name is Ms. Woods and I have over 20 years of experience working in the counseling field. I have worked with children, adolescents and adults. I have worked with many diverse populations and different scopes of practice. I have worked in inpatient facilities as well as corrections. My largest experience with counseling has been working for community mental health. I believe in utilizing a non-judgmental optimistic approach. I... Read More
My name is Ms. Woods and I have over 20 years of experience working in the counseling field. I have worked with children, adolescents and adults. I have worked with many diverse populations and different scopes of practice.... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:20 years

Dr. Keith Wilkerson

Ph.D.,LPC,NCC
3 years experience
I earned a Masters of Arts degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Regent University in 2015. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) #LPC 6526 and hold a license with the Louisiana LPC Board of Examiners located at 8631 Summa Avenue, Baton Rouge, La. 70809 (225-765-2515). In addition to being licensed as an LPC in Louisiana, I hold a national certification as a National Certified Counselor (NCC#630673). I believe that counseling encompasses a... Read More
I earned a Masters of Arts degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Regent University in 2015. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) #LPC 6526 and hold a license with the Louisiana LPC Board of Examiners located at... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:3 years

Lakeytha Clayton

MSW,LCSW
3 years experience
Hi! My name is Lakeytha G. Clayton. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Louisiana. I have been employed in the social work profession for 17 yrs. I have a Bachelor of Social Work from Northwestern State University and a Master of Social Work from Louisiana State University. My specialties are anxiety, depression, Bipolar Disorder, self-esteem/self-image, stress management, and women's issues. I am passionate about working with women and assisting them... Read More
Hi! My name is Lakeytha G. Clayton. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Louisiana. I have been employed in the social work profession for 17 yrs. I have a Bachelor of Social Work from Northwestern State... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:3 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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