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Counseling Staff

Counseling Staff

Kelly DeRoche, MA, PLPC

Kelly received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology and her Master of Arts in Psychology with a concentration in Counseling and a concentration in Applied Behavioral Analysis from McNeese Sate University. Kelly is currently working towards her license as a licensed professional counselor in Louisiana. She is approved by the Louisiana Board of Examiners as a Provisional Licensed Professional Counselor. She is under the clinical supervision of Amanda Creel, Ph.D., LPC-S, LMFT.

Jimmy Trahan, MA, PLPC

Jimmy received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Government and his Master of Arts in English, and his Master of Arts in Psychology from McNeese State University. Jimmy is currently working towards his license as a licensed professional counselor in Louisiana. He is approved by the Louisiana Board of Examiners as a Provisional Licensed Professional Counselor. Jimmy is under the clinical supervision of Amanda Creel, Ph.D., LPC-S, LMFT.
Jimmy provides counseling services to children, teenagers, and adults. He has most often worked with depression, anxiety, problem gambling, and relationship issues.

Mari A. Harris, MA, LAC, PLPC

Mari A. Harris earned her BA in Psychology at McNeese State University in 1993 and her MA in counseling psychology at McNeese State University in May 2017. She is a Licensed Addiction Counselor with 18 years experience counseling persons with alcohol, drug, gambling and co-occurring mental health disorders. She has specialized education and training in motivational enhancement interventions and working with families and significant others affected by substance use and problem gambling.

Mari has varied clinical experience, having worked in medically-supported detox, short-term residential, outpatient, and primary care treatment settings. She has presented on alcohol, drug, co-occurring disorders, brief treatment, and motivational interviewing to local and state-wide medical and social services providers.

Francis Bellow, III, MA, PLPC - Counselor Intern

Francis received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology and his Master of Business and Master of Arts in Psychology with a concentration in Counseling from McNeese State University. Francis is currently working towards his license as a Counselor in the state of Louisiana. Francis works under the direct supervision of Dr. Amanda Creel, LPC-S, LMFT.
Francis also holds a position as committee member to the Lake Area Mental & Behavioral Health Conference held at McNeese State University.

Francis provides counseling services to children, teenagers, and adults. He has worked most often with: Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder, Anxiety, and Depression.