LaKendria Ellis, M.Ed, LPC is a licensed professional clinical and mental health counselor, speaker and educator. She has worn many caps, but the best one yet is that of a counselor. LaKendria often comes across a great deal of people and their suffering. A form of trauma that stems from past hurt going unrecognized or unnoticed. Those encounters have shaped her focus that specializes in counseling depression, anxiety, transitional life events, self-esteem, direction and identity. She serves a variety of patients from various ages, cultures, and backgrounds. LaKendria believes healing is a process and loves to assist others on their journeys.
LaKendria provides individualized therapy as she believes every client is unique and requires different things. LaKendria utilizes her first session to create a road map to healing for her clients.
LaKendria’s educational background includes a bachelor’s degree in psychology and biology and master’s degree in Clinical and Mental Health Counseling. Initially, LaKendria wanted to become a psychiatrist, but craved the intimacy of hearing from clients and their experiences. From there, she began her career as an educator and through that experience, met a great deal of broken children whose lives impacted her in a way that took hold of her heart and shifted her perspective. She began to deeply ponder the impact these experiences would have on the future lives of children if they continued in the pain and hurt without experiencing healing. It was there, in that career, that she learned her purpose and wanted to PREVENT brokenness through healing and counseling.
LaKendria believes therapy should provide some form of comfort and convenience and provides virtual and in-person sessions depending on the comfort level of the clients.
Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Women's issues - Therapy tailored to common concerns among women; providing a safe and understanding space to address life challenges, stressors, and questions around identity as a woman
Self-esteem - Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect
Life coaching - Identifying intentions and implementing strategies to build resilience and work towards one’s personal, health, or career goals
Perfectionism - Coping with feelings of anxiety, stress, self-criticism, and procrastination; addressing unrealistic expectations of one’s self and negatively comparing self to others
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
LaKendria Ellis is not in-network with any insurances.
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Years of Experience: 7 years
Ken Kounsels, Owner/CEO, 2019 - Present
Lamar University, M.Ed Clinical and Mental Health Counseling, 2017
University of Texas at San Antonio, B.A in Psychology, 2012