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Katherine S. Arnold, MAMFC, LPC-S, LMFT-S, CFRC
 

Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Founder and Administrator

A Livingston Parish native , Katherine S.  Arnold grew up on the outskirts of the Walker city limits. She attended Livingston Parish schools and graduated from Walker High  School before attending Southeastern Louisiana University (SELU). Katherine achieved her Bachelors of Science in Chemistry from SELU in 1995. Katherine worked fourteen years in the pharmaceutical industry before changing careers. In the last decade of her first career, Katherine was responsible for managing a department of people from varying cultures, ages, and ethnicities. Through this, Katherine truly learned about herself and others.  She learned that people are more than just productivity, more than a job, and more than the "mask" they wear in public. "mask" Katherine learned to value relationships, to honor the journey of others, and to sit in the sufferings with them.   

Katherine is a 2013 MAMFC graduate of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Katherine holds and practices under two licenses within Louisiana, Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She also serves as an approved Supervisor under both licenses. Katherine has served as Adjunct Professor, Group/Individual Supervisor, and Consultant. She has also worked extensively with law enforcement in areas of crisis negotiation and training, psychological trauma training, peer support, and tactical training observations. Area of specific focus is trauma, suicide ideation, and marriage

and family; more specifically, extensive experience with first responders and spouses.  Katherine has been vetted and/or partnered with Baton Rouge Police Department, Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office, Tangipahoa Sheriff's Office, Louisiana State Police, Fraternal Order of Police, and St. George Fire Department.  She has been trained in specialty areas such as Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), Emotional-Focused Therapy for couples (EFT), Sand tray, Suicide Prevention, Intervention, and Postvention, Managing Suicide Risks (CAMS) and Trauma therapy.

Katherine is a Christian but she honors and respects each person spiritual beliefs, values, and worldview without judgement.  She does not impose her own religious beliefs onto her clients.  Katherine seeks to utilize treatments that take into consideration each client's interests, cultural backgrounds, spiritual and religious views, and personal ideas.  

 

Katherine has a huge passion to help others have the best quality of life!

Meet our Staff

Jonathan Medine, PLPC 

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Provisional Licensed Professional Counselor

Jonathan was born and raised in Louisiana. His journey to the counseling profession has been a long one, but has prepared him from the obstacles life has thrown his way. Jonathan joined the United States Marine Corps in 2003 and deployed to Iraq in 2007. He has continued his service to the community for the past 17 years as a police officer. Jonathan has worked in numerous jobs as a police officer, including street crimes and investigating child and sexual offenses.

Jonathan earned his bachelors degree from Northwestern State University in 2015 and is currently pursuing his Masters degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Liberty University. Jonathan decided to pursue a career in counseling after being impacted by trauma and loss personally and professionally. He has a passion for working with first responders, veterans, and their relationships. Jonathan believes the trauma experienced through service is not a lifelong battle scar, but something that can be overcome.

Austin Lee, MA, PLPC, PLMFT

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Austin Lee is a Provisional Licensed Professional Counselor (PLPC) and Provisional Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (PLMFT) with the State of Louisiana. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Christian Ministries with an Emphasis in Missions & Major in Psychology Counseling from Midwestern Baptist College in Kansas City, MO graduating in 2017. Shortly after graduating, he then spent 2 years working with missionaries in Uganda, teaching pastors hermeneutics, about mental health and how it affects their spirituality through social programs, seminars, personal and professional engagement, and using holistically aware language when teaching on other topics. During his time in Uganda, he was on a team collaborating with a social worker and a psychology PhD. Through his previous work volunteering with youth groups, the mentorship of mental health workers, and after seeing the effects of COVID, he saw a need for more mental health workers and began pursuing his master’s degree in counseling with a Specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary in New Orleans, graduating in May 2024.

Austin is a Christian and believes that even though suffering happens everyone can find hope, grace, and peace. He seeks to honor and respect each person's spiritual beliefs, values, and worldviews without judgment. He does not want to impose his own religious beliefs onto clients, he has a desire to better understand his clients’ worldview so that they can integrate and utilize it to grow the counseling relationship and achieve healing. Austin has an awareness of the complexity of each individual and sees the value in the integration and inclusion of each client’s culture, spirituality, interests, and beliefs in counseling and finding the therapy model that works best for each client. 

Austin has a heart for helping individuals, couples, and families overcome trauma and negative experiences in their lives so they can grow and thrive. Austin's areas of focus include working with adult individuals, couples, and families working through anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, addictions, infidelity, or sexual dysfunctions. He has specialized training and a heart for working with individuals struggling with sexual addictions and overcoming the effects of it on individuals and couples. He has training and experience using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), Dialectic Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Emotional-Focused Therapy (EFT), Sand Tray training, Spiritual Abuse Assessment Training, Prepare/Enrich Premarital Counseling and Gottman Method Couples Therapy. 

Marli Snaith 

Counselor Intern 

Marli Snaith is currently a graduate student at Southeastern Louisiana University. She will be obtaining her Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling in May 2025. Additionally, she holds a Bachelor of Science in Child and Family Studies from Louisiana State University. 

Marli is a dedicated and compassionate counseling student with experience supporting children, adolescents, and adults in navigating their mental health journeys. Her professional focus is on creating a safe, empathetic, and non-judgmental space where clients can explore their thoughts and emotions, develop coping strategies, and achieve their personal goals. She strives to empower her clients by fostering resilience and encouraging self-discovery.  Outside of work, she currently serves as the President of Chi Sigma Iota at Southeastern. Her favorite ways to practice self care include reading, playing guitar, and watching Ted Lasso.

Kendall Robinson 

Counselor Intern 

Kendall is currently pursuing a Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Liberty University and holds a Bachelor's degree in Kinesiology and Health Promotion from Louisiana Tech University.  As a Veteran of the United States Air Force, Kendall brings a unique perspective and depth of experience to their counseling practice. 

In addition to his military background, Kendall has extensive experience working in vocational ministry and the fitness industry, offering support and guidance to individuals in various stages of their lives.  

Kendall's counseling approach is rooted in a bio-psycho-social lens, recognizing that life problems can stem from various sources, including biological, psychological, and social factors. This comprehensive perspective allows Kendall to tailor his approach to meet each client's unique needs, fostering a holistic path to healing and growth.  

Outside of work, Kendall is passionate about spending quality time with family, doing jujitsu, spending as much time outdoors as possible, and riding anything on two wheels off-road. He also loves travel and is constantly seeking new adventures and experiences.  Kendall is dedicated to helping individuals navigate their personal journeys and is committed to providing compassionate, client-centered care.

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