Therapist Spotlight: Kelly Couture, MEd, LPC-S

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Kelly Couture is a Licensed Professional Counselor (Supervisor).  She has practiced in the field of mental health for 20+ years and has experience not only with providing direct behavioral health care to individuals, couples, families and groups, but also, Kelly has experience in supervising clinicians.

Kelly works at our new Dallas — Frisco office, you can read her full bio here!

To make an appointment with Kelly, please contact our intake department.

See below for more information about Kelly!

What self-care techniques or activities do you do?

I love cooking and find it very relaxing. Also, walking and just sitting outside listening to nature.

What made you become a therapist?

I fell into becoming a therapist. My undergraduate degree was Speech and Hearing Science. I wanted to be an audiologist but found I didn’t have the passion for it to make it my life’s work. I looked through a graduate bulletin and thought Counseling and Linguistics both sounded interesting, but I met with the chair of the counseling program and KNEW at that point that I wanted to devote my life to helping others better their mental health.

What are your specialties?

Women’s issues (specifically pregnancy, postpartum, pregnancy loss). I have extensive experience working with people living with serious and persistent mental illness. I have conducted trainings on suicide/suicide prevention in the community and am very passionate about providing supervision to interns and clinicians.

Why do you believe that counseling can help?

I have seen counseling help time and time again for over 20 years. Even counselors need help now and again; I have seen my own work in counseling definitely help in the past when I needed it. The “”aha!”” moments… those moments when people have breakthroughs that get them closer to feeling whole are just spectacular to behold!

Did you have a career before becoming a therapist?

I did not. I did drive a bus while putting myself through my masters program though.

Why is it important to seek counseling?

I am a strong believer that everyone should seek counseling at least once in life. We all have blind spots and therapy can definitely improve how we communicate with others, how we function as a whole and how to work through stress. Many people absolutely need therapy in order to allow for healthy functioning because of any number of past events, current stressors, etc.