Kim R. Thompson, LCSW
Since 2003, I have counseled people of all ages. I'm most confident in treating anxiety, depression, bi-polar disorder, eating struggles, grief and loss, relationship difficulties, life transitions, personal growth, self esteem, parenting challenges, among other life issues. I know my strengths, and I am not afraid to admit when an issue or client is out of my scope of practice. And, having directed a non-profit for 8 years, I've become pretty resourceful in connecting people with the best practitioners or organizations suited to their specific situation. I may be considered an "expert" in human behavior, but YOU are the expert in YOUR life! I like to observe and listen first, learning about you. Then, together, we work as a team to identify your needs and go about getting them met. In fact, one of my favorite jobs in this field is teaching college students about modern family life. I learn a lot from my young adult students. They keep me up-to-date on the latest challenges in modern family life - the stuff even the textbooks don't tell you.
My private counseling practice serves kids, adolescents, and adults. I proudly work in office with an acclaimed psychiatrist, Dr. Maria Cruse, who can provide medication management to my clients if needed.
Education & Awards
BS in Marketing
Nicholls State University Magna Cum Laude
Master of Social Work
Tulane University Magna Cum Laude Academic Excellence Award Recipient
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Board Approved Clinical Supervisor
Memberships & Activities
Nicholls State University Department of Psychology, Counseling and Family Studies
Virtual Academy of Lafourche
National Association of Social Workers
“This too shall pass”
This too shall pass
“Life’s challenges are only disguised opportunities to grow as a person.”
“Instead of cursing the darkness, light a CANDLE” ~ Benjamin Franklin
Light a Candle
Ms. Anderson has extensive experience working with adults in a variety of settings, including community mental health, university health centers, and veterans' services. Her experience includes helping clients manage attentional difficulties, mood disturbances, substance use difficulties, and trauma recovery. She has demonstrated success in helping clients with suicidal thoughts manage their emotional impulses and work toward healing outside of the hospital setting. Her assessment training includes academic, intellectual, psychosocial, attentional and dementia assessments. She also has experience in helping young adults with autism and parents of children with autism, adjust to the unique challenges that accompany the diagnosis of autism.
The therapeutic relationship begins with building an understanding between the therapist and the client about the client's chief complaint and goals for psychotherapy. In building the therapeutic relationship together, Ms. Anderson works with her client to explore the ways evidence-based therapeutic strategies to can address client concerns and goals, while building life skills that increase the client's ability to meet similar challenges in the future.
Education & Awards
BA in Psychology
MSSW in Social Work
MA in Psychology
PhD in Clinical Psychology (in progress)
Fielding Graduate University emphasis in neuropsychology