Dedicated & Compassionate Counselors


At Family Ties Counseling, our professional counselors offer support and guidance to clients across Slidell, LA. If you are struggling with challenges in your life and are unsure of how to move forward, we can help you find where to start and be there for you every step of the way.

Our Philosophy

Counseling provides a therapeutic relationship where you can explore issues and work towards personal growth and healing. It presents an opportunity to remove obstacles and make healthy decisions that can lead towards reconciliation and healing. It gives you the opportunity to learn new ways of thinking and behaving that help restore balance and freedom to your life.

Promoting Healing & Growth

Counseling allows you to explore the past within the context of the present and provides a platform for healing, freedom, and experiencing joy. It provides a place to learn about your true identity and gives you the opportunity to experience a change of heart and deep healing. Ultimately, counseling provides the platform to grow physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.

Treating Your Unique Needs & Goals

Our counseling philosophy also rests on the principle that each individual and each relationship is unique. This means we will incorporate various counseling theories and techniques based on client needs. While some clients may only need counseling for a short period of time, others may need additional time to reach their goals. We work hard to tailor each experience to fit the needs and goals of each client.

Meet Our Counselors

Family Ties Counseling | Slidell, LA

Kelli Busbee | Ed.D., LPC, LMFT, NCC

I am a National Certified Counselor, Licensed Professional Counselor, and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Slidell, Louisiana. I have my Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy, Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership, and Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction, with a concentration in gifted education.

I was raised in ‘Da Parish’ (Meraux, Louisiana), but moved my family to Slidell in 2002. I have been happily married for over 20 years, and I am a mom to two beautiful children. Since 1998, I have spent my professional life as a teacher and administrator at several schools throughout St. Tammany and St. Bernard parish. I recently retired from the education field, after 23 years of service. I opened my own practice in 2018, where Family Ties Counseling was born.

I am excited to offer my services to the community that my family and I call home. I specialize in marriage counseling, family counseling, individual adult counseling, and individual adolescent counseling (high school and higher). I aim to provide high-quality counseling and care to those in need of such services.

Slidell, LA | Family Ties Counseling

Jennifer Larmann | M.A, LPC

I earned my BA as well as my Masters in Community Counseling from LSU. Geaux Tigers!!! I am also a Licensed Professional Counselor.

As a child, I grew up in a military household and moved a lot. Now, I’m happy to call Slidell home, along with my husband, two children, and our dog. I have worked as a mental health counselor as well as a school counselor for over 20 years. For the past 13 years, I’ve worked as a junior high school counselor. While the teenage years can be some of the most difficult, I can’t imagine working with any other age group.

I see counseling as a safe place where you can express your thoughts, feelings, and experiences in a safe and nurturing environment without having to worry about being judged. I enjoy listening to my clients and helping them work towards a goal through therapy. I particularly love working with adolescents but am open to clients of all ages.

To schedule an appointment with one of our counselors, contact us today.

Family Ties Counseling
59015 Amber St., Suite A-3
Slidell, LA 70461

Business Hours:

Monday – Thursday: 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM

Friday: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM