My name is Kacey Ardoin, and I am a clinical social worker licensed in Louisiana, Texas, and Utah. I have been practicing in the social work field for about 9 years. I received my Bachelor of Science degree from The University of Georgia, and then went on to pursue my Master of Social Work degree with a clinical concentration. I have worked with clients in multiple settings and have experience with both group and individual therapy. My work has been primarily focused on helping people overcome depression and anxiety, especially as it relates to improving their overall health (physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual). One of my greatest passions is suicide prevention, especially working with survivors of suicide loss. I have also worked in addiction and substance abuse recovery, and I greatly enjoyed seeing people reach the other side of their struggles. Other areas that I enjoy working with include relationship issues, self-esteem issues, and grief.
My counseling style is empathetic and person-centered. I believe everyone deserves to be heard and treated with mutual respect. I align with a person-centered, solution-focused therapy model, while also using cognitive-behavioral therapy and reality therapy techniques. I am also certified as a Problem Solving Treatment Practitioner and like to incorporate these principles into sessions when they may be helpful. I especially enjoy working with people who are ambivalent about making a change in their lives, and I enjoy utilizing motivational interviewing techniques when possible. If you are feeling stuck, there is a reason - and I would love to work through that with you!
Whether this is your first time in counseling or your hundredth time, I believe you have the power to break down whatever wall is standing in your way today. It takes strength to reach out for support, and for that, I want to congratulate you on your courage today!
Thank you for your time and I look forward to working together.
Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment Issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Avoidant Personality, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Fertility Issues, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, HIV / AIDS, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Sex Addiction, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Somatization, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
TX LCSW 111671
UT LCSW 12865049-3501
LA LCSW 13983
Kacey has been an absolute doll to me. She's helped me over come so many things. She's very encouraging to help you get better. She gives you lots of tools to help you cope with whatever might be bothering you. The worksheets she gives is also very helpful.
Written on Nov 22, 2023 after therapy with Kacey for 1 year and 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Kacey is the best therapist I have ever had. I can tell that she truly cares. Even when she has planned time off she still checks in. I will forever recommend BetterHelp specifically due to my experience with Kacey.
Written on Oct 08, 2023 after therapy with Kacey for 1 year and 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Kacey has been amazing! She really listens to you and deeply cares.
Written on Sep 27, 2023 after therapy with Kacey for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and family conflicts
Kacey is simply the best! She is so good at listening patiently and then offering advice when it's needed. She is so empathetic, and always helps to validate my feelings, which has made a huge impact on me in a very positive way. I highly recommend her as someone who cares and has the expertise to make a big difference. Thank you, Kacey!
Written on Jun 28, 2023 after therapy with Kacey for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue
Kacey is intelligent and astute. She is helping me work through issues that I've had for a long time. She's emotionally sensitive and very helpful.
Written on May 09, 2023 after therapy with Kacey for 11 months on issues concerning relationship issues
I don't even know where to start and/or what really to say. Kacey has been the only therapist (trust me, there's been many), whom after speaking with for the first time, that I felt could and would truly help me. She understood that the trauma is what it is and the part of discussing it was somewhat resolved but rather it was time to get crack'n on some healing action. She offered ways to move forward and heal. I am truly thankful to have found her. And, she's persistent in a kind and respectful way when I avoid bc I don't want to deal. She checks in, sends assignments. and is beyond supportive. I highly recommend Kacey; thanks so much Kacey and BetterHelp!
Written on Apr 12, 2023 after therapy with Kacey for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes