The Empowerment Advocate
Lavalais LPC, PLLC

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Advocating for change through education, conversation & empowerment. 

It's Okay to not be Okay

Today's society has stereotyped its views about mental illness and how it affects the average person. What one says can make those who have a form of mental illness afraid as well as those who don't.  Society would have us believe that people with mental health issues are violent or dangerous, which we can conclude that this makes everyone on the same level of being fearful. The emotion fear presents itself to both groups of people. Because both groups fear, it then furthers shows up to everyone as danger. We can avoid danger by simply seeking help and educating ourselves.  It is necessary that we understand that if you feel you need help, that you ask for it.  Your healing is most important not only for you but also your loved ones and society. Here you are in no judgment zone and a safe place.

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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Seminar: 

Embracing Diversity by Creating a Welcoming Environment for All. This seminar will help individuals develop a better understanding of LGBTQ+ awareness and support in workplace, education and community. This event will be held on Saturday, June 22, 2024, 12pm to 2:30pm CST. Seminar Fee is $25. The event is virtual via Zoom. Continuing Education / Certificate of Completion included upon completion. Intended Audience: HR Professionals, Managers and Leaders, Employees, Educators, Mental Health / Healthcare Professionals, Community Leaders, Allyship Advocates, Parents and Family Members, and Anyone seeking to learn and grow.

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Hello Potential Sponsors! 

My name is Larneka Lavalais, and I am the founder and owner of Larneka Lavalais, LPC PLLC, where I serve as a Licensed Professional Counselor and a dedicated mental health advocate. At Larneka Lavalais, LPC PLLC, our mission is clear: "Advocating for change through Education, Conversation, and Empowerment."  We are committed to providing essential mental health services and resources to underserved communities, ensuring that everyone has access to the support they need to thrive. In pursuit of our mission, we offer a range of initiatives aimed at promoting mental wellness and resilience within our communities.

These include:

 *     Free and low-cost therapy sessions: Breaking down financial barriers to mental health            care.
 *     Free mental health workshops: Empowering individuals with knowledge and coping              strategies.         
 *     Free monthly support groups: Providing a safe space for mutual support and                              understanding.               
 *     Scholarships for graduating high school seniors: Investing in the next generation's                    mental health advocates.
 *     Thanksgiving Basket/Gift Cards for families in need: Ensuring no one feels alone                      during the holidays.

While our practice operates on a "for-profit" basis, our commitment to community service remains unwavering. To date, I have personally funded many of these projects, often in collaboration with other community organizations. Despite my initial intentions, the impact of our efforts has garnered recognition from the community, resulting in various awards and honors.

Now, as we seek to expand our reach and impact, we invite you to join us in our mission. By partnering with Larneka Lavalais, LPC PLLC, you will not only support our vital initiatives but also become an integral part of our collective efforts to promote mental wellness and social change. Your sponsorship will directly contribute to the sustainability and growth of our programs, enabling us to reach even more individuals and families in need of support. Together, we can make a tangible difference in the lives of those who need it most. If you are interested in partnering with us or would like more information about our sponsorship opportunities, please don't hesitate to reach out.
Your support, in any form, will be deeply appreciated and will help us continue our mission of advocacy and empowerment.

On Saturday, June 22, 2024,  I am organizing a virtual Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Seminar titled: "Embracing Diversity by Creating a Welcoming Environment for All."  This seminar aims to foster greater understanding and support for LGBTQ+ individuals in various spheres, including workplaces, educational institutions, and broader communities. By sponsoring this event, you will directly contribute to the expansion of our outreach efforts, enabling us to serve more communities in need. Your support will facilitate access to crucial resources and educational opportunities for participants, including Continuing Education Certificates.

We believe that fostering inclusivity is not just a moral imperative but also a strategic advantage in today's diverse and interconnected world. Your sponsorship will not only demonstrate your commitment to diversity and equity but also showcase your organization as a leader in promoting positive social change.  Thank you for your support!!

If you would like to become a sponsor, please use this button to register:

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We’re excited to introduce you to the always interesting and insightful Larneka Lavalais. We hope you’ll enjoy our conversation with Larneka below. Alright, Larneka thanks for taking the time to share your stories...

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You're The BEST!

Let's wish Larneka Lavalais, LPC a round of applause for being voted The Best Mental Health Specialist 2023 in a contest hosted by The Port Arthur News of Port Arthur, TX. 


Meet Larneka Lavalais | Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor, Mental Health Advocate

We had the good fortune of connecting with Larneka Lavalais and we’ve shared our conversation below. Hi Larneka, what was your thought process behind starting your own business?

My thought process regarding starting my own business came in the form of fulfilling a need in the community. I wanted to reach the underserved in the community that were often overlooked. I wanted to do it my way. I wasn’t concerned about quotas or how much money I would bring in. I just wanted to help.

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*Ages 12+


*Anxiety *Trauma

*Individuals, Couples, Family

Email address: [email protected]

Phone number: 409 234-7224

Congratulations Nickerra Sam!!!

"How It's Going..."

I would like to congradulate this year's scholarship recipient, Nickerra Sam.

Nickerra just completed her Freshman Year at Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Nickerra received a scholarship for the 2022-2023 school year, and stepped out on faith to request a renewal of her scholarship for the 2023-2024 school year. In her first year, she able to adjust to away-from-home living, participate in two college vocal competitions, various on campus performances, and her first HBCU Collaborative Choir performance for Black History month. Nickerra  assures us that she will maintain Good Standing in her coursework and continue to compete when the opportunities are given to her, all the while striving for her SPOT ON BROADWAY.

Keep up the good work!!! 🙌🏾🙏🏾❤️Add a description here.


Congratulations to Audrey Evette on graduating from Lamar University Beaumont with your Masters Degree in Educatiom with a focus in Counseling and Development. May God continue to bless you in all of your endeavors!!

We at Larneka Lavalais, LPC PLLC truly appreciate all of your work as one of our Graduate Interns with the practice 🤓❤️🎉

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I am so very proud and honored to mentor some of the most incredible upcoming LPC's. Click button to read about all of the interns I have and am currently mentoring.

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