LaKendria  Ellis

LaKendria Ellis

Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC National Certified Counselor, NCC Master of Education, MEd
California, Texas, New York Accepting Online
Houston Accepting In-person
Updated April 9, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Depression
  • Women's issues
  • Self-esteem
  • Life coaching
  • Perfectionism
  • Anxiety

Professional statement

LaKendria Ellis, M.Ed, LPC is a licensed professional clinical and mental health counselor, speaker and educator. She has worn many caps, but the best one yet is that of a counselor. LaKendria often comes across a great deal of people and their suffering. A form of trauma that stems from past hurt going unrecognized or unnoticed. Those encounters have shaped her focus that specializes in counseling depression, anxiety, transitional life events, self-esteem, direction and identity. She serves a variety of patients from various ages, cultures, and backgrounds. LaKendria believes healing is a process and loves to assist others on their journeys.

LaKendria provides individualized therapy as she believes every client in unique and requires different things. LaKendria utilizes her first session to create a road map to healing for her clients.

LaKendria’s educational background includes a bachelor’s degree in psychology and biology and master’s degree in Clinical and Mental Health Counseling. Initially, LaKendria wanted to become a psychiatrist, but craved the intimacy of hearing from clients and their experiences. From there, she began her career as an educator and through that experience, met a great deal of broken children whose lives impacted her in a way that took hold of her heart and shifted her perspective. She began to deeply ponder the impact these experiences would have on the future lives of children if they continued in the pain and hurt without experiencing healing. It was there, in that career, that she learned her purpose and wanted to PREVENT brokenness through healing and counseling.

LaKendria believes therapy should provide some form of comfort and convenience and provides virtual and in-person sessions depending on the comfort level of the clients.


Message to clients

Greetings! My name is LaKendria Ellis, M.Ed, LPC. I am a licensed professional clinical and mental health counselor who Kares. My personal background revolves around the process I took to uncover and navigate through my own hurt and trauma, while utilizing kounseling to connect the dots. I was hurt and needed help to heal. Kounseling was the key! I truly enjoy the process that is healing work and I would love to be apart of your therapeutic journey. I see each client as an individual and make it my priority to see each person for who they are. My services are individualized, filled with work and enjoyment. The process may be difficult, but the end result is worth it.


Specialties

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Women's issues - Therapy tailored to common concerns among women; providing a safe and understanding space to address life challenges, stressors, and questions around identity as a woman

Self-esteem - Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect

Life coaching - Identifying intentions and implementing strategies to build resilience and work towards one’s personal, health, or career goals

Perfectionism - Coping with feelings of anxiety, stress, self-criticism, and procrastination; addressing unrealistic expectations of one’s self and negatively comparing self to others

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

LaKendria Ellis is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $100 (50min)
  • Initial session: $100 (50min)
  • Couples sessions: $125 (50min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • Zelle
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed

Location(s)

Online Sessions (California)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Please inquire about hours
  • Tue Please inquire about hours
  • Wed 10:00am-6:00pm
  • Thu 10:00am-6:00pm
  • Fri 10:00am-6:00pm
  • Sat 10:00am-2:00pm
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Online Sessions (Texas)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Please inquire about hours
  • Tue Please inquire about hours
  • Wed 10:00am-6:00pm
  • Thu 10:00am-6:00pm
  • Fri 10:00am-6:00pm
  • Sat 10:00am-2:00pm
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Online Sessions (New York)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Please inquire about hours
  • Tue Please inquire about hours
  • Wed 10:00am-6:00pm
  • Thu 10:00am-6:00pm
  • Fri 10:00am-6:00pm
  • Sat 10:00am-2:00pm
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Houston practice
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Please inquire about hours
  • Tue Please inquire about hours
  • Wed 10:00am-6:00pm
  • Thu 10:00am-6:00pm
  • Fri 10:00am-6:00pm
  • Sat 10:00am-2:00pm
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 4 years

Ken Kounsels, Owner/CEO, 2019 - Present

Lamar University, M.Ed Clinical and Mental Health Counseling, 2017
University of Texas at San Antonio, B.A in Psychology, 2012


Licensure

Texas: 78992


Languages

English