Kelley Lockhart-Delaune

Kelley Lockhart Delaune was born and raised In Metairie, Lousiana. She is married to her husband and has two boys, Roman (8) and Remy (6). Kelley received her Bachelor's degree in Psychology from LSU and her Masters in Social Work from Tulane in 2002. Kelley is a psychotherapist in private practice. She owns Modern Therapy and Wellness, LLC where she focuses on helping others to heal themselves and their relationships. You can find her mental health and wellness blog at: https://moderntherapyandwellness.com/

How to Make Ramen Noodles Healthier

Do you know those weekends when you have a sick kid, a big project, and a messy house that needs to be cleaned? Yes, me too! In our house, this usually means ramen noodles for...

Mental Health Myths

As a mental health therapist for twenty years, nothing frustrates me more than hearing incorrect statements about mental health. I am going to do some myth-busting. Myth #1 :: People with mental health issues are crazy Most...

Why This Therapist Mom Loves Board Games

We are spending a lot of time this summer doing a variety of fun board games. I am finding that it is good for the entire family. Here are my reasons: It is a much-needed...

I am a Mom with ADHD

I am a mom, a business owner, and I am ADHD (the inattentive kind). I have all of the symptoms. I daydreamed in school unless it was an applied topic that was of high interest...

My Heart POPS for You :: A Fun Valentine’s Day Treat

A Fun and Easy Valentine's Day Treat I am always looking for new holiday rituals to engage in with my kids. I love the idea of traditions that my kids will remember. I have typically...

Gentle Parenting and How We Use It In Our Family

Let me start off by saying that this is imperfect. I am imperfect. My husband is imperfect. YOU will also be imperfect at gentle parenting and that is okay. I have moments where I...

Holiday Boundaries – FaLaLaLaLa

The most wonderful time of the year Holidays can be fun and exciting. They also can be one of the most stressful times of the year. I love boundaries. I love talking about them because...

50 Ways to Ground Yourself

Grounding is a word that most of us have heard of, but what does it actually mean? The best way to explain it is that when we are not grounded, we might be anxious, preoccupied,...

Why You Should Interview Your Psychotherapist

Lots of people shop around for pediatricians or gyms.  Some people don't realize that it is standard to shop around and interview your potential therapist. Why? Essentially, therapists have different styles. A good fit is important! Research...

A Therapist’s Perspective on Therapy

Let's talk about therapy. I am a therapist, so I happen to think that therapy is amazing. I am writing this post both from a professional stand point and from my own personal experience. The...

Managing Anxiety During the Pandemic

COVID-19 has led to mental health challenges for many. It has been traumatizing for those who are on the front lines as well as those who have been indirectly exposed. I can name a million...

Coping During COVID-19

The outbreak of coronavirus is increasing stress and anxiety for all of us. We are in this together. NOLA residents aren't strangers to trauma bonds; our community has come together in the past during...

Skipping Mardi Gras :: Cultural Neglect

I have a confession to make: I stink at Carnival. It is not my strength. I was born and raised here. I have been letting myself off of the hook because I don't find it...
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Kid-Friendly Mini King Cake Recipe :: Make a Mini King Cake With Your Minis!

Kid-Friendly Mini King Cake Recipe It's Mardi Gras time in New Orleans, so we are craving all the king cake! If you are looking for a kid-friendly king cake recipe, I have the easiest solution...