MEET OUR TEAM
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MELISSA
LACOUR, LPC

"Sometimes, life is hard. In today’s world, many of us are faced with more pressures and complicated circumstances than ever before. When facing these challenges, it affects many aspects of our lives, including relationships with family and friends, school and work behavior and performance, and day-to-day functioning. Providing a safe space to work through these challenges facilitates true growth and healing. 

My professional experience has centered around working with children, adolescents, adults, and their families with social-emotional, behavioral, and developmental concerns. I work with clients on anxiety, depression, grief, ADHD, adoption/foster care, various types of abuse, divorce, behavioral issues, school-related issues, bullying, and self-esteem.

My main focus is to help clients live in greater harmony with their emotions so that they can respond to situations in ways that are more in line with their core needs and value system. I want to provide a safe, collaborative, and non-judgmental environment for clients to express themselves and feel understood.”

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SHELLY
KILLINGSWORTH,
CMHIMP

Are you having a hard time adjusting to this new normal? Tension is running high and
relationships are struggling. We can work together to quiet down the noise of distraction, unsatisfying relationships, trauma, anger, and anxiety. Make your home a happy place, again. I use a client-centered approach that emphasizes authenticity, unconditional acceptance, and empathy. These core values help my clients to engage in self-exploration of feelings, behaviors, and relationships. Through this exploration blooms growth and healing. Calling a counselor can be daunting but take a deep breath and call, today. See how your life changes.


I am a Certified Mental Health Integrative Medicine Provider. We will work together to make the connection between what you eat and how it affects your mood. I believe in a holistic approach to mental wellness. I specialize in treating mood disorders in adults. I have obtained a Master's of Science in Counselor Education from the CACREP accredited University of Louisiana at Lafayette. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) registered with the Louisiana Licensed Professional Counselor's Board of Examiners.

Contact me to see which of Worth Counseling Group's counselors work for you!

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MARITZA 
BULLER, LPC

"I specialize in finding solutions to complex marriage, family, and personal life challenges. I especially have a passion for working with adolescents / teenagers to develop coping skills to life’s challenges. I believe hardships and difficulties are fertile soil for self-discovery, healing, and personal growth. As the seeds of health and healing are within each of us, I aim to provide my clients with a highly personalized approach. Individually tailoring my consultation with your needs, I provide the tools and support to allow for growth in a safe, non-judgmental, and understanding manner.

My approach is grounded in the belief that you are the expert on your life; therefore, my goal is to assist you in working through your own struggles and self-discovery. In partnership, you and I will discuss and implement skills and strategies to meet your personal needs and goals utilizing client-centered and solution focused therapies. 

My years of education, professional experience, and clinical skills enable me to walk with you in your struggle through varying difficulties, including but not limited to, adjustment to life changes, parenting struggles, anxiety, depression, anger management, family or relationship conflict, co-dependency, grief/loss, and low self-esteem.”

BROOKLYN
YORK, PLPC

I hope that you recognize your strength in beginning this search for your healing. It can be hard to reach out for heIp and it is my goal to meet you where you are on this journey. During our time together, I will prioritize creating an environment where you feel safe, validated, and understood. In addition to my lived experiences, I have worked with individuals who are navigating daily stressors, anxiety, grief, depression, relationship difficulties, obsessive-compulsive tendencies, identity issues, and more. I also strive to create a safe space for BIPOC to process the challenges they face.


I approach the healing process through an eclectic lens with a focus on exploring the
connection between thoughts + feelings + actions. We will collaborate with one another so that you can start to lead a life where your inner & outer world become more congruent while shaping your inner voice into a more compassionate, self-loving, and forgiving one.


Change involves patience with ourselves & acceptance of where we are in this moment.The journey to living a life that is authentic to our values and beliefs can be
overwhelming. We will work together to find solutions that are in sync with your
individual path of healing. I look forward to walking with you on that path and
supporting you as you grow!

 

I obtained my Master’s of Science degree in Counselor Education from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in 2020. I am a Provisionally Licensed Professional Counselor registered with the Louisiana LPC Board of Examiners.

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PRESTON KING, PLPC

Finding connection and support can be a challenge in today's world. Feeling heard and understood by your therapist is a critical component of mental health care. I take a collaborative approach emphasizing a holistic and integrative approach to mental health working to build a safe, stable, and healthy therapeutic relationship. Through this relationship, my clients can engage in self-exploration of feelings, behaviors, worldviews, and relationships to work towards their goals.


I have experience with adolescents, adults, couples, and group psychotherapy, as well as working in community- based services, crisis intervention, and the university setting. I focus on treating anxiety and depression in adolescents and adults. I obtained my Master's of Science in Counselor Education from University of Louisiana at Lafayette and am a Provisionally Licensed Professional Counselor (PLPC) registered with the Louisiana Licensed Professional Counselor's Board of Examiners.

 

Working with a professional counselor can be life-changing and I am here to help guide you!

JOSH
HENDERSON, PLPC

Healing through life’schallenges and struggles are what makes us human and help us evolve into better versions of ourselves. At times, we have trouble navigating life as our current selves as we may not be aware of the tools we have to live life how we want to live. My intention is to become the key towards helping you unlock the person you want to be.

 

I am trauma-informed and specialize in PTSD, sexual/domestic abuse, anxiety/depression and have experience in a variety of other areas. I am passionate about promoting healing to those facing adversity, unexpected outcomes, and injustice.

As an eclectic therapist I draw on multiple approaches and techniques to ensure therapeutic effectiveness but primarily, I use a Cognitive-Behavioral framework. As your therapist, you can expect to find a collaborative approach that is direct, personable, respectful, and empathetic towards working on your goals.

While I am the therapist in the room, you are the expert of your own life. I am here to understand your unique experience. Consider me someone you can develop a unique relationship with where you can be safe to be emotionally and mentally expressive as you would like. Contact me today to get started on your journey!

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CHRISTY
NICKO, LMSW

Christy Soileau Nicko is a Master of Social Work having received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in 2007 and a Master of Social Work degree from Louisiana State University in 2021. Christy has over 14 years of experience working with children and adolescents. She has completed internships with the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office Juvenile Day Reporting Center, where she worked with adolescent males aged 10-16 who were completing their education in a more structured, alternative school environment. Christy also completed an internship at Hearts of Hope, where she facilitated individual and group counseling sessions for adult and child survivors of sexual assault and most recently completed an internship at the Family Tree where she conducted facilitated individual and family group sessions. Christy has also volunteered at Healing House where she worked with children between the ages of 4-12 who have experienced grief associated with the loss of a parent, sibling, or caregiver.

Christy is passionate about working with children and adolescents who have experienced trauma and utilizes proven therapeutic methods with clients. Treatment models utilized are Cognitive Processing Therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, as well as Play and Art Therapy. Christy was born and raised in Lafayette and is proud to call Lafayette home. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, yoga, gardening, and is a member of the Junior League of Lafayette. Christy believes that in order to take care of others we have to take care of ourselves. She is an advocate for self-care and self-acceptance.

LEXI MENARD, INTERN

“Teach me what it’s like to be you.” 

 

It can be frustrating when you feel like no one is listening to you, especially if you feel judged for what you’re experiencing. Here, you will find genuine acceptance and a safe space. I offer therapy through a client-centered lens, providing unconditional positive regard and empathy. It is my goal that together, you and I can process life’s struggles and can collaborate to discover strategies that will work best for you. 

 

It is important for me to mold myself for your specific needs and allow multiple ways of communication. I am interested in combining talk therapy with play therapy and creative arts interventions for children, adolescents, teens, and adults. I am also interested in working with the LGBTQ+ community and their concerns related to integrating identities, confidence and self-esteem, coming out, etc. I also have advanced training in group counseling and will be implementing psychoeducation and psychotherapy groups for the LGBTQ+ community. 

 

Lexi received a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Louisiana State University in 2020. She is currently working towards a Master of Science in Counselor Education from the CACREP accredited University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Additionally, she has experience in Applied Behavior Analysis with Autism in children ranging from 4-17 years old. 

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HOLLI COMEAUX, INTERN

“We are all just walking each other home.” - Ram Dass 

Life can sometimes feel like a treacherous journey. There are unexpected twists, consisting of highs and lows. As a counselor, I want to walk with you on this path and be there with you on your peaks and in your valleys. Whether dealing with anxiety, depression, adjustment issues, or anything in between, I hope to help each client find a healthy balance that fits his or her lifestyle. I use an integrative approach to counseling to help better suit the needs of each client as the unique individual he or she is. 

My hope is to build a strong therapeutic alliance with my clients to help them grow and reach the goals they set out to accomplish. I am interested in combining traditional talk therapy with play therapy to serve children, adolescents, teens, adults, and the geriatric communities of Acadiana. I am interested in helping individuals overcome some of their anxiety and process ways to better cope with it. I have advanced training in Play Therapy and look forward to implementing groups for adolescents struggling with bullying and self-esteem in the future. 

Holli received a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from The University of Louisiana at Lafayette in 2018. She is currently working towards a Master of Science in Counselor Education from the CACREP accredited University of Louisiana at Lafayette.