"I have always had a passion for life, art, humor, and people."
Kenneth is originally from Baton Rouge, LA. Following graduation from Louisiana State University, he moved to New York City to study photography and design at Parsons School of Design. He worked for a small design firm, before going out on his own: Launching his own studio business: Devious Design, Inc. in 1992. As Principal, and Creative Director, Kenneth's clients included: Atlantic Records, ESPN, Greenpeace USA, and the Late Show with David Letterman. After 12 years in Manhattan, Kenneth moved to a small coastal town south of San Francisco, and continued working as Devious Design until he experienced burn out, and ultimately faced his own addictions.
Being sober for over ten years, Kenneth dedicated his life to helping those in need: He has nine years of counseling experience. He states, "It has been amazing and rewarding to have worked in many different therapeutic setting with vastly diverse populations". Kenneth has worked with affluent clients on an inpatient primary unit, as well as, the extended care unit at Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation in Center City, MN. He has worked as a Substance Abuse Counselor at a dual-diagnosis facility: Burkwood Treatment Center in Hudson, WI. In addition, He has worked as a counselor at St. Croix Corrections: Challenge Incarceration Program (Boot Camp) in New Richmond, WI, as well as, a court-ordered adolescent facility in Baton Rouge, LA: The Springs of Recovery.
Kenneth's Art Therapy work has been with special needs children at Centennial Middle School in Lino Lakes, MN, and just prior to moving to NW Arkansas, he spent a year facilitating art therapy with individuals and families at PPL: New Foundations in St. Paul, MN. The population at PPL were recently homeless families who had a history of mental health issues and substance abuse issues. Many of the families were in the process of reunification following cases with Child Protection Services: "I was grateful to be apart of several families reunification, as I had witnessed children being taken away from families, while working at inpatient substance abuse facilities."
Most recently, "I have had the honor of working with Combat Veterans through The Vet Center affiliated with the Veterans Administration in Fayetteville, Arkansas." Kenneth is a volunteer Art Therapy facilitator with veterans and their families returning from tours serving our country.
Watching growth in clients through the use of their own creativity is one of his greatest passions: "I have been blessed in my 12 years of sobriety. I have been given a second chance in life: During that time, transforming from artist to therapist, then being able to combining these two passions to help others."
"I would love to hear your story, and become a part of your journey forward."
Kenneth's outside interests include: photography, beekeeping, painting, Cajun cooking, gardening, historical reading, scuba diving, and travel.
CCTP: Certified Clinical Trauma Professional
Co-Founder, Therapist, Creative & Marketing Director
Sand Tray Therapy
Adler Graduate School
33 credit hours for licensure
Marriage and Family Therapy with
an emphasis in Art Therapy
Masters Degree in Addiction Counseling
Associates Degree in Graphic Design
BS in Liberal Arts. Concentration
in Photography, and sociology
American counseling Association
Association for Creativity in Counseling
National Anger Management Association
National Alliance on Mental Health
International Associate of Trauma Professionals
Sweet Emotions Counseling, 1333 Arapaho, Suite A, Springdale, AR, 72764, Tel: 479.871.5426
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