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Patrick Bowman, LPC-S, BCPCC - Clinician
  

Patrick Bowman is a Licensed Professional Counselor – Supervisor, and Board Certified Professional Christian Counselor. He offers individual, couple, and family counseling as well as pastoral and spiritual guidance. Patrick received his Bachelor of Science degree in psychology from Xavier University and a Masters in Applied Psychology from the University of Southwestern Louisiana. He is a graduate of the Harding University School of Biblical Studies program and completed additional graduate courses at the Harding Graduate School of Religion. Patrick has also completed graduate coursework at Cornell University in the area of Human Development and Family Studies.

With over 25 years of counseling, Patrick has worked both as an inpatient and outpatient counselor at several psychiatric and substance abuse facilities. He also served 13 years in a ministerial capacity at a local church, and recently completed 9 years of counseling for Bienvenu Counseling Services.

Currently, Patrick is employed as instructor of psychology at the University of Louisiana and South Louisiana Community College. He has proudly served as a group facilitator for the Nurturing Fathers Best Dads Program at the Family Tree Counseling Center since 2008, and looks forward to serving the community additionally through individual, couple and family counseling at The Family Tree Counseling Center.

Patrick and his wife have been married 32 years and have three adult children.



Aimee Dupuy, MS, PLPC - Clinician
  adupuy@acadianafamilytree.org

Aimee is a Provisional Licensed Professional Counselor, PLPC, registered with the Louisiana Licensed Professional Counselor's Board of Examiners. She received a Master's of Science in Counselor Education from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in 2015. Prior to entering the counseling profession, Aimee worked as a teacher for at risk students.

Aimee has gained experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and couples. Through nonjudgmental listening, she provides a safe environment to explore a wide variety of issues her clients are facing.



Jessica  Fernandez, MS, PLPC - Clinician
  jwillis@acadianafamilytree.org

Jessica Fernandez received a Master's of Science in Counselor Education from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in 2014. During her time in the counseling program, she gained experience working with children, adolescents, adults, families, and couples. Through her love for creativity and children, she developed a passion for play therapy and gained a great amount of experience with children and adolescents. In addition to counseling at the Clinic for Counseling and Personal Development, she also received an assistantship in the University Office of Disability Services where she provided counseling to students with physical, emotional, and learning disabilities.

Jessica is currently a Provisional Licensed Professional Counselor (PLPC) registered with the Louisiana Licensed Professional Counselor's Board of Examiners. Within her counseling practice she incorporates a variety of creative therapies, including play therapy, within a framework of existential therapy. She uses this modality in an collaborative effort with children, adolescents, adults, and couples and approaches the therapeutic process with an emphasis on nonjudgmental listening, self-acceptance, responsibility, and utilizing clients' strengths.



Zach Hebert, MS, PLPC - Clinician
  zhebert@acadianafamilytree.org

Zach Hebert received a Master of Science in Counselor Education from the University of Louisiana – Lafayette in 2015. Zach is currently a Provisional Licensed Professional Counselor (PLPC) registered with the Louisiana Licensed Professional Counselor's Board of Examiners. As part of a CACREP-accredited Master’s program in clinical mental health counseling, Zach has completed coursework in a wide range of areas, including more than 300 direct hours of clinical work across a diverse client base. During his tenure, he received training in play therapy, group work, relationship and family counseling, career counseling, and human sexuality, as well as working as a graduate assistant in the Office of Disability Services, providing vocational rehabilitation services for student with disabilities.

Zach has worked successfully with individual clients ranging from adolescents through the geriatric populations, across various cultures and socioeconomic background, as well as with relationships and families. Though his areas of specialization are in human sexuality, existential issues, and grief/crisis counseling, he has experience with issues from anxiety and depression to trauma and high-risk suicidal clients, as well as various forms of addiction and codependency.



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