A private, relaxed setting
One difference our office offers is its homelike atmosphere. To make sure our clients feel comfortable and welcome, we have relaxed seating, candles, and plenty of refreshments available in the refrigerator.
We also feature a separate waiting room, complete with television, where clients waiting for their appointment can remain separated from a client coming out of an appointment.
Stacey F. Kidder, MSW, LCSW
Stacey F. Kidder earned a BS and an MSW degree from LSU and is licensed by the State of Louisiana to practice clinical social work (LCSW a Louisiana State license to practice clinical social work (LCSW). She stays current in her field and completes all continuing education hours on a yearly basis. Prior to becoming a counselor, Stacy Kidder taught martial arts and earned a Third Degree Nationally Certified Taekwondo Black Belt Instructor and a certified instructor of self defense. She was also an adjunct professor at LSU for several years, where she taught two courses. Social Work Skills and Child and Community Issues.
Stacey Kidder has three adult sons. The oldest and youngest are practicing dentistry, while the middle son works in the tech industry.
She has been counseling clients for over 12 years and looks forward to helping all of her clients identify and deal with barriers to mental and emotional well being, increasing their sense of self-esteem and enjoyment of life.
Karen Whatley, MA
Office manager Karen Whatley has a BA in psychology and an MA in English from LSU. She has taught college English and worked in a variety of other fields, including editing, event planning, marketing, and managing medical offices. Karen Whatley has recently returned to Baton Rouge after living in Florida for several years.
Caesar, our royal standard poodle, is a wonderful addition to our staff. Caesar is extremely well behaved and shows interest in and empathy with all our visitors. Calm and obedient, Caesar looks forward to greeting everyone but is more than happy to accommodate requests to wait in a separate room if any clients have fears or phobias. As you can see, he ready to assist on the phones when we need a helping hand.
Trenny Barbato, MEd
Trenny Barbato has a Master of education degree from Southeastern Louisiana University and is also a registered nurse. She is certified as a Licensed Professional Counselor and also works at Family Services of Greater Baton Rouge. She focuses on marriage and family therapy in her training. Trenny Barbato works with older children, adolescents, adults, and couples. She is married and has two grown children and three grandchildren. Originally from New Orleans, she has lived in Baton Rouge for over 40 years.
Mary Feduccia, PhD
Dr. Mary Feduccia is a Licensed Professional Counselor and has an undergraduate degree in education, a master’s in counseling, and a PhD in vocational education. She teaches as an adjunct faculty member at LSU and has been involved in educational settings at the secondary and higher education levels for the past 30 years.
In preparation for her retirement from LSU in July 2015, she launched CareerWorks360, a career counseling and professional development private practice. She works with high school and college students in making decisions about college majors and careers and with new professionals who are unhappy in their current paths, as well as with older adults in career transition. She uses an assessment-based approach with many of her clients, one of which is the Highlands Ability Battery, the gold standard among tools assessing human abilities or aptitudes.