Be present. Experiment. Stay curious.

Kelly “Ked” Waterman, LCSW-BACS

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My name is Kelly “Ked” Waterman. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker-Board Approved Supervisor based in River Ridge, Louisiana.   I have been practicing therapy since 2014, and I believe that a good therapist never stops learning and growing.

I became a therapist because I like people and I am honored to help my clients make the changes they want in their life. I believe that many skills that are thought to be “natural” are, in fact learned. From tying our shoes to deciphering a smartphone, we have learned new practical skills as we have navigated our way through life. Unfortunately, we often neglect the importance of learning new coping and relationship skills as we grow. I help my clients learn and apply skills to improve the what they already know, grow where they want to, and learn new skills to prepare them for whatever is next on their journey.

Like many therapists, I use solution focused cognitive behavioral methods to facilitate rapid change. However, not all issues will respond to this straightforward method– some issues are interwoven into the fabric of our lives, and require more in-depth work. To this end, I favor sand tray therapy and dialectical behavioral therapeutic (DBT) methods. Sand tray therapy is a powerful tool to help engage the unconscious, generate meaning, and gain a new perspective on a problem. DBT skills are helpful for deep behavioral and perspective change.

I am unable to accept new clients at this time as my case load is full. Please feel free to contact me for future availability.

Please text or call me at (504) 621-4182 or email me at                               kedwaterman@gmail.com

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