Priscilla Hurd, LPC, M.Ed.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) who earned my Master’s Degree in Counselor Education, with a specialization in couples and family counseling from Southeastern Louisiana University. I am also a member of the American Counseling Association.
My experience includes working with children, teens, and adults for individual work, as well as couples and families dealing with an array of different issues. I specialize in helping couples:
- get their relationship back on track by helping them reconnect with one another,
- better their communication skills,
- break dysfunctional patterns,
- and learn the art of compromise.
I help people navigate through the decision of ending a relationship when needed. I offer premarital counseling as well, for those considering entering a marital commitment.
Before opening Magnolia Family Counseling, my previous work experience includes working as a volunteer for the Battered Women’s Program crisis hotline in Baton Rouge, working as a Counselor Practicum Student for Southeastern Louisiana University’s Counseling Center, and working as a Student Counselor Intern for Trinity Counseling and Training Center in New Orleans. I also worked as a counselor at Northshore & Southshore Counseling and Wellness from January 2011 to March 2015.
I hold a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology with a minor in Sociology from Louisiana State University. I am a native of New Orleans, Louisiana. I currently reside in Metairie, Louisiana with my husband, son, and two adorable dogs, Mr. Echo and Lyla.
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Allison Proctor, LPC, M.Ed.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) who earned my Master’s Degree in Counselor Education from Southeastern Louisiana University with a concentration in Marriage and Family Therapy. I am also a member of the Louisiana Counseling Association.
My experience includes working individually with adolescents, college-aged students and adults, and working with specific groups in the areas of parenting and anger management. I also specialize in working with couples and assisting them in dealing with various issues including: lack of communication, parenting conflicts, and infidelity concerns.
My mission is to provide efficient, nonjudgmental, and compassionate counseling to those in need. I specialize in and have experience with treating problems associated depression, anxiety, anger management, various relationship issues, traumatic experiences, and substance abuse.
Before joining Magnolia Family Counseling, I was an LPC directing counseling services to students at Dillard University from October 2013 to December 2016, I worked as a substance abuse counselor at Behavioral Health Group from October 2010 to October 2013, I worked as a Student Counselor Intern for Family Services of Greater New Orleans and as a Counselor Practicum Student for Southeastern Louisiana University’s Counseling Center. I also volunteered for the Baton Rouge Crisis Intervention Center as a volunteer telephone crisis counselor from 2005-2007.
I holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology from Louisiana State University. I am a native of Napoleonville, Louisiana. My husband and I currently reside in New Orleans (since 2008) with our daughter, Madison and dog, Lucy.
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Bracely Williams, LMFT, LPC
I was born and raised in Santa Cruz, CA. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) as well as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). I received my BA in Psychology from Dillard University in 2007 and my MA in Family Therapy from the University of Houston- Clear Lake in 2010.
I am committed to helping you navigate through the challenges of life. I specialize in helping my clients overcome difficult issues, so that they can live purposeful and joy-filled lives. I have experience working with individuals, couples, children, adolescents, and adults dealing with emotional, spiritual, behavioral, and relationship concerns. I offer individual, couple and family services. I work with a variety of presenting issues, including child behavior, grief, trauma, anxiety management, stress management, self-esteem, LGBTQ, marital conflict and occupational concerns.
I tend to be eclectic in my style and tailor it according to the client’s specific circumstances. I often incorporate a variety of modalities including cognitive behavioral, psychoeducation, mindfulness, and systems theory. I emphasize building rapport and trust in the therapeutic relationship and then working toward insight and change through a collaborative process. My desire is to walk with you in life’s most difficult times in order for you to receive healing, clarity, and positive growth.
Before joining Magnolia Family Counseling, my previous work experience includes working as a therapist, psychoeducation trainer and crisis specialist for Hidalgo Health Associates EAP in Baton Rouge. I also was a Counselor Practicum Student for University of Houston-clear Lake and a Student Counselor Intern for Children’s Assessment Center in Houston, Texas. My most recent work includes counseling students, staff and faculty at Xavier University of Louisiana’s Counseling and Wellness Center.
“Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.” –Joshua Marine
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Ashley Mirambell, LCSW
I am passionate about facilitating healing through the therapeutic process and helping clients reach their goals. I provide a safe environment for my clients to explore and process the stressors that occur in life. I believe in an individualistic method to counseling, meaning I meet the clients where they are in life and tailor my skills around what works best for them. I believe that people are the experts of their lives, and have the strengths within them to overcome any challenge they face.
My work experience includes providing group and individual counseling to adults with depression, bipolar/mood disorders, addiction and substance abuse, trauma /PTSD, anxiety disorders, grief and loss, crisis and stress management, self-esteem and adjustment disorders. I have worked with adults uffering from severe, persistent mental illness and substance abuse to provided skills training and psychotherapy, family psycho- education, as well as relapse prevention planning. My experience includes working alongside clients suffering from anxiety, depression, and stressful life transitions to reach life goals.
I believe in teaching my clients healthy, usable skills to learn to challenge problematic patterns of thinking, to tolerate distress and regulate emotions and to enter into and sustain healthy, meaningful relationships. I offer my clients compassion and warmth in a space free of judgement to learn about themselves and overcome obstacles.
I earned my MSW from Tulane University in 2011 and received my B.S. in Psychology from Loyola University New Orleans in 2009.
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Aryane S. Williams, LPC, M.A.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) who earned a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology, with a specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy from Antioch University, Los Angeles. I became a therapist to help people navigate their complex worlds in order to live healthier, happier lives. I believe in a holistic approach to health; that all components of ones’ life are interrelated and that the counseling process is a journey between the therapist and client where we explore areas of concern together.
My experience includes working with couples, families and individuals dealing with various challenges and issues. I specialize in treating adults and adolescents with both mental health and substance use issues. My areas of specialty are anxiety and depression, minority/multicultural challenges, trauma treatment, behavior issues, substance use and LGBTQ couples and individuals.
Before joining Magnolia Family Counseling, my previous work experience includes working as a substance abuse counselor for adults and adolescents at both Center for Discovery and Adolescent Change (Los Angeles) and Bridge House (New Orleans). I also worked as a behavioral therapist at Center for Autism and Related Disorders (Los Angeles) and counseling families and individuals living with HIV/Aids at NO/Aids Task Force (New Orleans).
I hold a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Mass Communication from Dillard University. I am a native of New Orleans, Louisiana and currently reside in Gretna, Louisiana with my spouse and children.
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Michael Stancil, PLPC
I am a Provisional Licensed Professional Counselor (PLPC) who earned my Master’s and Specialist’s Degrees in Counselor Education, with a specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Florida. I am also a member of the American Counseling Association.
I have worked with adolescent and adult individuals as well as couples in both Florida and Louisiana. I specialize in couple’s counseling, but also enjoy working with individuals dealing with stress, depression, anxiety and I have internship experience working with OCD. I am a firm believer that clients are the experts on themselves and are capable of making the best decisions that will improve or enhance their lives. I take a strength-based approach that incorporates, thoughts, behaviors, and the environmental context when counseling clients.
Before working at Magnolia Family Counseling, my previous work experience includes working at a private practice in Gainesville, Florida and I currently also work at Family Service of Greater New Orleans.
I hold both a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology and a Master of Science Degree in Sport and Exercise Psychology from the University of Florida. I am a native of Florida and recently relocated to the New Orleans area with my wife, Leah, and children Noah, Emma, and Grace.
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