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Rachel Domingue - Class Facilitator

Rachel R. Domingue earned her Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, as well as a Masters of Arts in Counseling Psychology from Texas Woman’s University. After becoming a Licensed Professional Counselor in 2010, she has enjoyed serving her hometown community in Acadiana. The focus of her professional work is building a healthier community by promoting individual well-being and strengthening couples and families. At the Family Tree, she primarily facilitates the Active Parenting of Teens class.

Connie LeBlanc, MS, LPC, LFMT - Class Facilitator

Families and children are my primary concern. I assist families to be the best possible families they can be. I enjoy working with clients of all ages concerning issues across life. The best interest of the child is always the primary goal. I have been deemed an expert on custody matters in the 15th, 16th and 27th Judicial Districts in Louisiana. I am a Mediator and a Parenting Coordinator. I belong to AFCC, an organization that does research on children/families. This gives me access to the most recent information available. Families and children are the basis for our future. Individual personal growth is vital to the future as well.

Dr. David R. (Rick) Perkins - Class Facilitator

Dr. David R. (Rick) Perkins is an Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Dr. Perkins received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at the University of New Mexico in 2001. At the University of New Mexico, Dr. Perkins learned about the perspective Clinical Behavior Analysis from Dr. Michael Dougher, and was also introduced to the concepts of Motivational Interviewing as developed by Dr. William Miller. After moving to Louisiana, Dr. Perkins collaborated with Dr. David Greenway on several projects, including the development of a treatment protocol for functional problem drinkers, as well as collaborating on several presentations related to treatment of substance abuse and other topics. Dr. Perkins maintains an ongoing interest in several different research topics related to the human condition, including the effects of music on psychological flexibility, the study of psychotherapeutic process, and the study of narcissistic and antisocial behavior. Dr. Perkins has taught both undergraduate and graduate courses at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and has been actively involved as a presenter for the Transparenting program at the Family Tree since 2001.

Whitney Storey, MS, CBE - Class Facilitator

Whitney Storey is an instructor of psychology at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and a Certified Breastfeeding Educator. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Education from East Texas Baptist University and a Master of Science in psychology from UL Lafayette. She will also be graduating in 2017 with a second Master of Science in counselor education. She is also a wife and mother to one girl.

Whitney has worked in education for many years, teaching from ages 7 through adulthood, and is passionate about helping women in the community, particularly mothers. She also has experience in working with middle- and high-school students in an 8-step recovery program. She has been a volunteer in Project H.O.P.E. through The Family Tree since 2012 with the women inmates and has been facilitating the Best Moms class since 2015. She loves the mission of The Family Tree and plans to continue being involved with their programs and services for many years.

Kalprina "Kal" Williams - Class Facilitator

Kalprina “Kal” Williams is a Crisis Counselor and Stress Manager, with the Acadiana Area Louisiana Spirit Program. She works with individuals and groups who were affected by the August 2016 flood to provide emotional support, resource linkage and stress management as they continue with their disaster recovery process.

Kal believes that everyone is capable of helping others in some capacity because in the human experience we have more similarities than differences. She has a great deal of experience working as a facilitator of psychoeducational groups. She has covered topics such as parenting, communication and criminal and addictive thinking. She is currently facilitating the Rollercoasters group at Family Tree where she works with children ages 9-12 years old who are dealing with parental divorce or separation.

Kal is a certified by the Addictive Disorder Regulatory Authority as a Counselor In Training (CIT). She holds a Master of Science in Psychology from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

Alan Zaunbrecher - Class Facilitator

Alan received his Masters in counseling from the University of Louisiana and is a Licensed Professional Counselor offering individual and couples counseling. He is certified in Personality Temperament Testing and trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). Having also received specialized post graduate training in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Alan’s approach in working with clients focuses on the development of skills needed for healthy communication, resolving conflicts, healing past hurts, and overcoming the negative emotions of anger, worry, and fear. Driven by a strong belief that the quality of our life is determined by the quality of our relationships, he is committed to helping his clients realize true reconciliation based on changes that last. Alan has over 30 years of experience serving in Christian ministry and has been married for 35+ years.

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