Your Wonderfully Weird Therapist, Katherine Wikrent

Hey there! I'm Katherine, your local mind nerd and therapist at AEJ Counseling, right here in the heart of New Orleans. I'm all about helping you rock your unique self and create a life that totally lights you up.

Why I Became a Therapist

The best part of my job is connecting with brave souls who tackle their challenges head-on, striving for growth and healing. Every day, I'm inspired by their stories—filled with highs, lows, victories, setbacks, and everything in between. It's a privilege to walk alongside them as they embrace their true selves and forge lives and relationships that truly light them up!

My journey has taken many twists and turns, but my drive to make a positive impact on the world has remained constant. I kicked off my career path in international development and public policy across Spain, the Czech Republic, and Mexico. I focused on public health and gender equity. This path led me to pursue a Master's in Public Policy at George Washington University, where I delved into data science and analysis.

While I found fulfillment in tackling global challenges, my heart craved more direct impact and personal connection. One sunny afternoon, after a reflective stroll in the brisk spring air, it hit me—I wanted to be a therapist! I jumped into this new chapter by pursuing my Master of Science in Marriage, Couples & Family Counseling at Loyola University New Orleans and obtaining my PLPC license, which lets me support clients across Louisiana.

Today, I'm proud to be actively engaged in the American Counseling Association (ACA) and NOLA Perinatal Health Collective, where I'm all about providing real support for real people. My journey continues with endless curiosity about the human experience and a deep commitment to helping others shine brightly in their lives.