Hey! I'm LaShonda, owner and clinical director of Sims Counseling & Consulting. I was born and raised in Kentucky, and Louisville is home for me. I received my Master of Arts degree in Mental Health Counseling with an emphasis in Marriage & Family Therapy from Western Kentucky University. I am a National Certified Counselor, and currently hold professional license in two states; I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) in Kentucky and a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC) in North Carolina. I enjoy traveling the world and submerging myself into new cultures. For seven years of my life, I lived abroad in Europe and Asia providing counseling and support to the brave men and women of our military. In addition to my clinical training, I am also a certified yoga teacher and mindfulness coach. Outside of the office, I enjoy being present with family, spending countless hours listening to podcast, practicing yoga, spending time in nature, indulging in ALL things self-care, traveling, reading, and dabbling in DIY projects! As a new mom, I enjoy sleep in a whole new way and embrace each and every moment to rest my mind and body. I am so glad that you have taken this first step toward honoring what you need in this moment.
Just BREATHE into the next step, You got this!
I’m Kenya and I am so happy to share space with you in this moment. I was born and raised in Louisville, KY or Louisville, Louisville for true natives. I received my graduate degree in Social Work with a specialization in Couples and Family Therapy from the Kent School of Social Work at the University of Louisville. Currently, I am a Certified Social Worker as well as a Marriage and Family Therapy Associate in pursuit of full licensure. As if those two things aren’t special enough, I too, will be a Doctoral Candidate in Spalding University’s inaugural class of Social Work Doctorate Students this Fall! If you haven’t gathered already, I love the opportunity to learn and grow while offering others the permission to do the same. These things are very much a part of my life and the things that make me happy, however, I do give back to myself regularly. I enjoy being around family, friends, and my Yorkie Prince. I love hiking, traveling, reading, and music (especially shower/car karaoke). I don’t know about you, but sitting in my car is also a thing, one of my favorite things actually! I believe that we all deserve great peace and great joy, the light within us depends on it!
Shine on and take care!