Frequently Asked Questions
Are you currently accepting new clients?
Yes I am
What does "LCSW" mean?
LCSW stands for Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I have been trained in psychotherapy and social work principles to help individuals, couples, families and groups. I have a Masters degree in Social Work and I am certified by the Louisiana Board of Social Workers to practice independently in the state of Louisiana.
How do I make an appointment?
You can make an appointment by calling (504)452-1483. If I am not available to take your call, please leave a message and I will return the call within 24 hours. You may also send me an email via my website or by emailing me at KelleyLCSW@gmail.com
What are your fees?
I charge 120.00 per session. Sessions last for 50 minutes. Please note that a sliding scale is available, if needed. Please feel free to discuss this with me.
Do you accept my insurance? No, I am currently not on insurance panels. However you may want to check with your insurance company to see if you have out of network benefits. In the event that you do, I can provide a receipt so that you may be reimbursed.
What type of services do you offer?
I offer individual therapy, couples therapy and family therapy. I provide services to both children and adults.
What is your experience?
I have experience working in a variety of areas, however, I specialize in the areas of trauma therapy, anxiety, relationship and addiction issues.
What kinds of things do you assist people with?
I work with individuals to help them to remove barriers in their life so that they may meet the goals that they want to meet. I aid individuals to find healthy ways to deal with their emotions and to better understand their behaviors or feelings.
What Therapeutic model do you use (cognitive Behavioral, Gestalt, etc)?
I am an eclectic therapist. I do not use a cookie cutter approach to therapy. I believe that different clients need different things. I work together with each client to determine what that client needs. I tap into different theoretic models as needed.
Do you think that people change?
Yes, I see people change and grow all the time. Change occurs when we become aware of what is not working, when we identify barriers and are willing to learn new skills or new ways of being.
Are you gay friendly? Yes, I work with gay and lesbian individuals and couples.
Are you a faith based therapist?
No, I am not a faith based therapist. However, if a client happens to be spiritual or wants to work on spirituality in therapy, I am able to incorporate that into the work that we do together.
How long is therapy needed?
It depends on the clients’ needs and goals. Some individuals enter therapy for short term, solution oriented therapy. Other individuals may want to work on trauma or childhood issues, which often requires a longer time period.
How often do you meet with people?
Therapy works best when meeting with people on a weekly basis. However, people may choose instead to come twice a month depending on goals
What if it does not feel like a good match?
If you or I believe that someone else could better serve your needs, I will do my best to give you a referral to another therapist that may better serve you.