Our Therapists

Kim R. Thompson, LCSW

I was born for counseling. Since I was a little girl, I've always found myself vying for the underdog and trying to help people identify and solve their problems. Actually, I've been through a few trials myself. Who hasn't? Though I began my young career as a business woman, I knew something was missing. I began volunteering at a local non-profit crisis pregnancy center, and it was then that I realized I could get paid for something that came so natural to me - helping others thrive in the face of life's many challenges. When I added the formal social work education, I felt that a business in psychotherapy was the perfect combination to positively influence as many lives as possible.

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

Licenses

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Board Approved Clinical Supervisor

Master EFT

Emotional Freedom Technique Practitioner

Memberships & Activities

Adjunct Instructor

Nicholls State University Department of Psychology, Counseling and Family Studies

School Counselor

Virtual Academy of Lafourche

National Association of Social Workers

Favorite Quotes

“This too shall pass”

This too shall pass

“Life’s challenges are only disguised opportunities to grow as a person.”

Life’s Challenges

“Instead of cursing the darkness, light a CANDLE” ~ Benjamin Franklin

Light a Candle

Amy Anderson

Amy Anderson is a licensed master social worker in the state of Louisiana. She holds a Master's degree in social work from the University of Texas at Austin, a Master's degree in general psychology from Texas A & M University - Corpus Christi, and a Master's degree in clinical psychology from Fielding Graduate University. She is currently completing a doctorate in clinical psychology with an emphasis in neuropsychology.

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

The George Washington University

MSSW in Social Work

The University of Texas at Austin

MA in Psychology

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi

PhD in Clinical Psychology (in progress)

Fielding Graduate University emphasis in neuropsychology