Meet LaShonda

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!



Meet Kenya

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!



Meet Brianna

Hi, I’m Brianna! I was born and raised in New Albany, Indiana. I received my Masters of Education degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of Louisville. I am a Licensed Psychological Associate in the state of Kentucky. With my licensure I am able to provide therapeutic and psychological assessment services for clients. Outside of my professional life, I am a pug mom to my sweet boy Benvolio (or ‘Benny’ for short) who I spend a lot of my free time with - going on walks, watching tv, and, of course, giving lots of snuggles, belly rubs, and kisses! Some of my interests include history, architecture (Cheap Old Houses is my favorite), art, reading, watching movies, getting out in nature, traveling, cooking, and trying new foods/restaurants. I try to give myself permission to relax and enjoy the life I have around me, as well as step out into new adventures and experiences. Sometimes it can be intimidating when entering into the unknown, but the journey is always worth it and helps us grow into who we are meant to become. I am really looking forward to meeting you and walking alongside you as you take the next step towards what you need in this moment. We’re in this together!

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Meet Marie

Hello, My name is Marie. I am a licensed Professional Counselor Associate in the state of Kentucky.

I am originally from central Africa - Gabon, to be specific. Some of my fondest childhood memories are set in my native land where I’d sit at my grandfather’s feet every night and listen to him tell stories. He would share fables of fierce jungle animals that depicted themes of wisdom, bravery, corruption, friendship, and so much more. Through his stories, I learned the importance of staying motivated despite whatever weakness or adversity you may encounter.

The lessons I learned inspired my move to Kentucky 16 years ago. I was determined to further my education using any and all opportunities my new home would grant me. Upon my arrival, I started my career in education with the Early HeadStart Program serving low-income families in my community. Through my work in education, I gained up-close and personal insight into the needs of families  struggling with mental health. Working within this community ultimately inspired me to go back to school. So, I re-enrolled and graduated with my Master of Education degree in Counseling from Lindsey Wilson College. My specialities include counseling those with mood or anxiety disorders, older clients, people with physical disabilities, and/or individuals struggling with any major life changes. If you feel isolated, depressed, or anxious, it would be my privilege to work with you. I love to motivate and empower my clients.

It would be my honor to work with you.



Meet Shavaun

Shavaun teaches Hatha, Yin, and Vinyasa yoga. Shavaun began practicing yoga in 2012 with a small group class in her Washington, DC neighborhood. Her own yoga journey inspired her to see the possibilities of building community around the mat.

When she returned back to her hometown of Louisville, Kentucky she enrolled in a local yoga teacher training and began building community and spaces of healing locally and virtually.

Shavaun's classes are rooted in meditation, mindfulness, breath, and body. 

Click below for upcoming classes.

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Meet Chelsea
Mental Health Counseling Intern

Chelsea is a Clinical Mental Health Counselor student at Lindsey Wilson College expecting to graduate with her M.Ed in Counseling and Human Development this Summer of 2022.

Prior to pursuing her M.Ed, Chelsea attended Northern Kentucky University where she received her BA in Organizational Leadership with a focus in Psychology in 2017.  Chelsea plans to use her background in leadership in congruence with her skills and passion of therapy to serve her community both as a therapist and become an active advocate for mental health in the clack communities. In her free time, Chelsea enjoys spending time with her family and friends, binge watching television shows, cooking, and participating in any activity that involves having fun in the sun. 

Chelsea is NOW ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS on a donation-based fee schedule.

Call us today to see this rising mental health professional!