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.
Master of Social Work
Excellence Award Recipient
BS in Marketing
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Board Approved Clinical Supervisor
Master EFT Emotional Freedom Technique Practitioner
Regional Social Worker of the Year
Memberships & Activities
Nicholls State University
Department of Psychology, Counseling and Family Studies
Virtual Academy of Lafourche
Chairman, Houma-Thibodaux Region