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Kelli Busbee Ed.D., LPC, NCC

Hi! I'm Kelli and welcome to Family Ties Counseling!


I am a National Certified Counselor and Licensed Professional Counselor in Slidell, Louisiana. I have my Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy, Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership and Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction, with a concentration in gifted education.


I was raised in 'Da Parish' (Meraux, Louisiana), but moved my family to Slidell in 2002. I have been happily married for 23 years, and I am a mom to three beautiful children. Since 1998, I have spent my professional life as a teacher at several schools and currently as the TRT at Boyet Junior High School. I opened my own practice in 2018, where Family Ties Counseling was born.

I am excited to offer my services to the community that my family and I call home. I specialize in Marriage Counseling, Family Counseling, Individual Adult Counseling, and Individual Adolescent Counseling (7th grade and higher). I aim to provide high-quality counseling and care to those in need of such services.


Why I Do What I Do

Counseling provides a therapeutic relationship where you can explore issues and work towards personal growth and healing. It presents an opportunity to remove obstacles and make healthy decisions that can lead towards reconciliation and healing. It gives you the opportunity to learn new ways of thinking and behaving that help restore balance and freedom to your life.


Counseling allows you to explore the past within the context of the present and provides a platform for healing, freedom and experiencing joy. It provides a place to learn about your true identity and gives you the opportunity to experience a change of heart and deep healing.

Therapy provides the platform to grow physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.


My counseling philosophy also rests on the principle that each individual and each relationship is unique. This means I will incorporate various counseling theories and techniques based on client need. While some clients may only need counseling for a short period of time, others may need additional time to reach their goals. I work hard to tailor each experience to fit the needs and goals of each client. If I am not the best fit, I will connect you with someone else who can better suit your needs.

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