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Drauzin Kern, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety LGBTQ+ Relationships Self esteem, Motivation Depression
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About me

My name is Drauzin Kern and I am a licensed Clinical Social Worker. Over the past thirty 35 years, I have been fortunate to have worked closely with clients over a broad range of challenges including depression, coping with grief and loss, LGBTQIA+ related concerns, relationship issues, compassion fatigue and managing life-changes.

I completed my graduate studies at Columbia University School of Social Work in New York in 1988 and I practiced psychotherapy in New York, California and Louisiana. My husband Nick and I currently make our home in South Louisiana, USA, along with a wonderful cat named Willis.

Being a therapist is my life’s work. My intention is to meet every client with respect, understanding, compassion and without judgement. My theoretical approach incorporates Humanistic and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy, and I work collaboratively with every client to develop a treatment plan that will best address their needs.

I have great admiration for every person that chooses the path of vulnerability when entering therapy. Vulnerability, according to Brene Brown, is STRENGTH. But it can take great courage to embrace our vulnerable humanity, but when we do, we are already on the path of transformation and joy. Vulnerability allows us to "speak our truth," and the TRUTH always sets us free.

Best wishes!

Professional experience

35yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety LGBTQ+ Relationships Self esteem, Motivation Depression

Additional areas of focus: Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Anger management, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Cancer, Caregiver issues and stress, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication problems, Control issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Divorce and separation, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and shame, HIV / AIDS, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Infidelity, Isolation / loneliness, Jealousy, Life purpose, Men's issues, Midlife crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic stress, Self-love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexual Dysfunction, Sexuality, Social anxiety and phobia, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems

Services offered

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License information

LA LCSW 8103


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Drauzin Kern. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Excellent therapist! Very positive and helpful!

Written on Nov 22, 2023 after therapy with Drauzin for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I have greatly enjoyed working with Drauzin, he's is empathetic and will always meet you at your level.

Written on Dec 20, 2022 after therapy with Drauzin for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, and compassion fatigue

Been working with Droze for over a year. He's my first therapist, and I honestly could not have asked for a better therapist. It feels like I have a very helpful friend in Droze. That's how comforting he is. He ensures you feel safe and is always welcoming. Very delightful to talk to. He's been really helpful on my journey to better manage my mental health. I am very appreciative of his time and help.

Written on Nov 02, 2022 after therapy with Drauzin for 1 year and 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Droze continuously met me where I was at throughout the course of our time working together. He made me feel safe, understood, and has given me tools I will carry with me for probably my entire life forward. I feel truly fortunate to have had him as a therapist and he was a joy to speak with every session.

Written on Apr 27, 2022 after therapy with Drauzin for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and lgbt

Drauzin is a wonderful therapist; he’s very experienced and knows what he’s talking about. I made a lot of progress with him and I highly recommend him. He will help probe deeper into your problems. Don’t be afraid to speak up during your sessions with him; remember he is here to help you and guide you in your journey, whatever that may be. Trust your gut!

Written on Sep 10, 2021 after therapy with Drauzin for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Drauzin has been a great counsellor (so far, I'm not ceasing lessons). I am looking forward to continuing sessions with him. I would recommend him to anyone, and find his approach to therapy and general attitude refreshing.

Written on Mar 09, 2021 after therapy with Drauzin for 3 weeks