Dr. Kidder is currently accepting Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO, Tricare, Medicare, and Gilsbar insurance as well as private pay.
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Dr. Kidder.com is designed to provide you with information, skills, products, and services to help you manage your stress, resolve problems in living, improve your relationships, increase your overall happiness, and improve your parenting effectiveness.
(Dr. Kidder does not provide emergency services. For immediate help, call suicide and crisis hotline: New Orleans, LA 1-800-749-2673
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If you are not satisfied with your initial consultation, it is FREE! If you continue to see Dr. Kidder for counseling, you will be responsible for the cost of the initial consultation and/or your insurannce will be billed
Are you looking for help with depression, anxiety, worry, trauma, ADHD, family and relationship issues? Are you looking forguidance in finding meaning, purpose, contentment, peace, and more happiness in your life?
ABOUT DR. KIDDER
Dr. Kidder is trained, experienced, and eager to assist you in meeting your goals. Dr. Kidder is a psychologist, counselor, psychotherapist, or therapist (whichever term you use). He is not a psychiatrist , and he can not prescribe medications. However, he collaborates with your family doctor, psychiatrist, or other provider of medication management while providing you with counseling. Dr. Kidder shares office space with five other mental health professionals including Psychologists, Licensed Clinical Social Workers and Licensed Professional Counselors. However, all professionals practice independently. Dr. Kidder has been providing counseling and psychological evaluations in Slidell, Louisiana and New Orleans, Louisiana for the past 29 years. He serves the Slidell, Covington, Mandeville, Picayune, and Mississippi gulf coast communities. He has an office at 119 Village St., Slidell, Louisiana. He also provides stress management and quality of life coaching. He treats a wide range of emotional and behavior problems in adults.
PERSONAL NOTE FROM DR. KIDDER
I have dedicated my life to helping others. It gives meaning and purpose and a great sense of gratification to be a catalyst for positive change in the lives of those who seek my services. I am a Christian and pray each and every day that God will workthrough me to be a healing force in the lives of my patients. I see miracles happen. Even though I do my part, I am nothing without God’s powerful influence in the therapeutic process. Although I call upon and acknowledge the Holy Spirit in my work, I am a secular counselor. I do not provide religious, Biblical, or spiritual counseling. I promise you that if you seek my services, I will work tirelessly on your behalf. I am invested emotionally in helping you decrease suffering and increase happiness in your life.
CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES
EFFECTIVENESS OF DR. KIDDER'S TREATMENT
Dr. Kidder measures effectiveness by reduction in presenting symptoms. Over 83% of his clients have improved, and the improvement has been greater than 90 percent of mental health professionals submitting anonymous data for statistical analysis by the ACORN project. An average of 81 percent of the effectiveness of Dr. Kidder's counseling occurs in the first 5 sessions. Those clients returning for at least 11 sessions achieved on average 31 percent more improvement. Click on the link above for more detailed description of the statistical analysis.
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DIRECTIONS TO THE OFFICE
PICTURES OF DR. KIDDER'S OFFICE
ARTICLES ON MENTAL HEALTH
If you would like to learn more about relaxation, stress management, and parenting skills, you may use the articles database by clicking resources and links on the menu or scrolling down the home page.
GENERAL MENTAL HEALTH INFORMATION
- How to Increase Your Happiness
This is a book review of the book, "The How of Happiness." This is probably the best self-help book I have read. You really can take action to make your life happier.
- ADHD in Adulthood
- Anger: How to Recognize and Deal With It
- Anger Management for Adults: Strategies for Controlling Your Anger
- Anxiety Related Disorders
- MoodGymn is an online interactive self-help program for depression
- The Mind-Body Connection
- Learn here how mental and emotional problems can cause physical illness, pain, and distress.
- A Word From Your Family Doctor
This article is published by the American Academy of Family Physicians about the mind/body connection and how emotions can affect health.
- Mind/Body Health: Heart Disease
- Mind/Body Health: Job Stress
- American Psychological Association Help Center
This is a link to a large compilation of informational articles on Health and Emotional Wellness, Work and School Problems, Family Relationship Issues, Disasters and Terrorism
- Mental Health Information
This link takes you to "Patients and Families", a web site published by the American Psychiatric Association
which provides numerous articles on mental health issues and treatment.
PsychAlive.org is a valuable supplement to psychotherapy. It provides a wealth of tools: private online journaling, excercises, discussion groups and an extensive resource library of books, articles, and personal stories. There are also video clips of commentary by mental health professionals