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I’m LaKetra Young-Ariyo (Ketra) and I'm here to guide you through life’s most complex and difficult matters. I truly care about my client's overall well-being and guarantee top of the line counseling services catered to their needs. I have provided a number of specialized therapeutic services to those dealing with challenging life experiences.

Lotus Blossom Counseling was created because I felt there was a need in the community for more options for cost efficient and culturally competent therapy.

​I am a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor (LPC-S). I offer evening and weekend sessions that are 100% telehealth (Video) and I am based out of Plano, Texas. I provide services to clients that are 18 years and older throughout the state of Texas.


Allow me to create a safe space for you to process your thoughts and emotions. I would be honored to accompany you and hold a sacred space for your counseling needs.

​I incorporate Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, EMDR and Faith based counseling.

Treatment Focus Areas:

  • Anxiety Disorders

  • Depressive Disorders

  • Bipolar Disorder

  • Emotional Manipulation Recovery

  • Functioning Depression and Anxiety in BIPOC Communities

  • Pre-Marital Counseling

  • Marital Counseling

​I am a Christian but I do not discriminate against any religion and respect each client's religious beliefs. I am able to incorporate faith-based principles into your counseling process at your request and this can be established during your intake consultation.

​Since 2007, I have provided a number of specialized therapeutic services to adults dealing with challenging life experiences such as depression, anxiety, infidelity, relationship conflict, infertility, perfectionism, self-esteem issues, pre-marital counseling, and couples counselingI gained experience working in mental health at CenterPointe Hospital in St. Charles, Missouri as a therapist, as well as Medical City Green Oaks Psychiatric hospital in Dallas as the supervisor of the admissions department and an emergency room crisis interventionist. I obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Southern Illinois University- Edwardsville and a Master of Arts in Professional Mental Health Counseling from Webster University in St. Louis, Missouri.


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