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/

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...

What is Your Word for 2020?

  I have never been a person that follows the hype. In fact, If everyone is doing something, I tend not to do it. I don't typically engage in all of the hype around the...

Gift Ideas for Toddlers to 6 Years Old

'Tis the season for gift giving. My preference in gifts is that they are useful, fun and educational. Below have been the toys that my children have used over and over. 1. Mondo Blocks ($50.00...

When Women Hurt Each Other

"Tough it out." "Be a Man." "Punch him." Aggression in boys and men is widely discussed. We are all informed of it and we know what it looks like. We know that we live in a culture...

Dear Friend, Thank You for Holding Space for Me

Dear Friend, As Thanksgiving is getting close, I am in the spirit of gratitude. I practice gratitude daily but I do not always express it out loud. In this time of gratitude, I want to...

The Mental Load is Real

There has been a lot of discussion in recent years about the mental load. It is the invisible labor that goes into running a household and raising a family. Typically one partner carries more...

A Diagnosis :: Grieving a New Normal

A new medical diagnosis is something that I know I am not alone in. It might be your child, your self, or your family member. Many of us have crossed this bridge or will...

Celebrate World Cerebral Palsy Day by Celebrating Lives

October 6 is World Cerebral Palsy Day It is a day to celebrate the lives of those with Cerebral Palsy. Diagnosed early on in life, Cerebral Palsy is the most common physical disability among children. It...