Meet Alyssa

Hello everyone! My name is Alyssa Hensley. I am blessed to occupy a few different roles, wife, student, and friend. My husband Dylan and I have been married since December 2014. We are both from the mountains of North Carolina and moved to Louisiana in August 2016 to continue with our education. I have enjoyed being a student for as a long as I can remember. I love to learn and apply information gleaned. In addition to being a wife and student, I am grateful for the role of friend. I value friendships, the connection, support, and encouragement shared through conversation and experiences.

Some of my hobbies include reading, cooking, gardening, and traveling. Over the past two years I have been challenged by my husband and mentors to step out of my comfort zone and try new things, both personally and professionally.  Personally, I actively sought out new hobbies, as I have maintained the ones mentioned above for years. I tried painting, group exercise classes, kayaking, hiking, and camping. Professionally, I expanded my client population from counseling adult women to individual, couple, family, and group counseling.

While lots of newness has occurred within the past two years, it has has never been something I actively sought out. Sameness and routine has always felt safe, as it’s predictable. It can be anticipated and planned for appropriately. Trying something new contains a risk, a risk of just not doing “good enough,” of feeling inadequate.  Sometimes feelings of inadequacy can be overwhelming, so much so that it is debilitating, preventing growth and stealing joy from many areas of life. If you are battling feelings of inadequacy, know you are not alone. The counselors at Northshore Family Counseling would be honored to walk alongside you, to help you identify the origin of those beliefs and ultimately develop a healthier view of self. Feel free to give us a call at 985-661-0560 or email me to schedule a counseling session.  



Alyssa Hensley