Karen D. MarchandLCSW

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In Central Time

What was your path to becoming a therapist? What inspired you to choose this profession?

I have always wanted to save the world and my father and grandfather explained I needed to start within my family and work my way through the community to the city, to the state, and so on. That seem exhausting as they explained it but as I matured and grew in my profession I was able to better understand the process. It starts with one. So, I truly believe it's not where you start but where you finish!

How does collaboration with other providers play into your work?

Collaboration is important as I am able to gain insight into different approaches as well as it creates opportunities to broaden my resources.

What does a first session with you look like?

I'm always elated when a person takes the time to invest into themselves, their mental health, as well as their self-care. Therefore, during the first session I gather additional information from the client as well as listen to their concerns. In addition, I want to know their desires from therapy.



First Session


Family Therapy


Couples Therapy


Group Therapy


Individual Therapy

Types of Therapy

Family Session

Couples Session

Individual Session

Training / Certifications

Anger Management, DAIP-Duluth Model, DAIP-MRT Model, Parenting


LA, LCSW, 10226


Masters of Social Work, Southern University and A&M College at New Orleans (SUNO)

Work History

Welcome, my name is Karen D. Marchand and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has over 20 plus years in social services. My experience is in couples counseling, domestic violence intervention, restoring relationships within families, parenting, anger management, effective decision making, as well as career building. I have worked within the systems of home health, hospice, hospital, school, judicial, and private practice. I believe it’s not where you start but where you finish in life. I am committed in treating everyone with respect but most of all utilizing quality listening skills with no judgment. It is my responsibility to ensure you have the tools needed for your journey to change. I use the following modalities in your journey: Client Centered Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Emotionally Focused Therapy Motivational Interviewing Solution-Focused Remember, you took the first step. Let me help you with the next.


8211 Goodwood Blvd , STE A-1, Baton Rouge, 70806, LA