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Priscilla Hurd, LPC, NCC, M.Ed.

Priscilla Hurd is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) who earned her Master’s Degree in Counselor Education, with a specialization in couples and family counseling from Southeastern Louisiana University. She is also a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) and a member of the American Counseling Association and Louisiana Counseling Association.

Her experience includes working with children, teens, and adults for individual work, as well as couples and families dealing with an array of different issues. Priscilla specializes 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.

She helps people navigate through the decision of ending a relationship when needed. She offers premarital counseling as well, for those considering entering a marital commitment.

Priscilla also specializes in working with children and adolescents dealing with behavioral, mood, anxiety, and adjustment issues. Helping parents to fine-tune their parenting techniques is an important part of her therapeutic process when working with minors. She works from an integrative approach, tailoring the interventions used on a case-by-case basis.

Before opening Magnolia Family Counseling, Priscilla’s  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. Priscilla worked as a counselor at Northshore & Southshore Counseling and Wellness from January 2011 to March 2015.

Priscilla holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology with a minor in Sociology from Louisiana State University. Priscilla is a native of New Orleans, Louisiana. She currently resides in Metairie, Louisiana with her husband, son, and two adorable dogs, Mr. Echo and Lyla.

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Aryane S. Williams, PLPC, M.A.

Aryane S. Williams is a Provisional Licensed Professional Counselor (PLPC) who earned her Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology, with a specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy from Antioch University, Los Angeles.

Her experience includes working with couples, families and individuals dealing with various challenges and issues. Aryane specializes in treating adults and adolescents with both mental health and substance use issues.  Her areas of specialty are anxiety and depression, minority/multicultural challenges, trauma treatment, behavior issues, substance use and LGBTQ couples and individuals.

Aryane became a therapist to help people navigate their complex worlds in order to live a healthier, happier life. She believes in a holistic approach to health; that all components of ones’ life are interrelated.

Before joining Magnolia Family Counseling, Aryane’s 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). She also worked as a behavioral therapist at Center for Autism and Related Disorders (Los Angeles). Aryane’s most recent work includes counseling families and individuals living with HIV/Aids at NO/Aids Task Force (New Orleans).

Aryane holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Mass Communication with a minor in Marketing from Dillard University. Aryane is a native of New Orleans, Louisiana. She currently resides in Gretna, Louisiana with her fiancé and two loving dogs, Daisy and Lilly.

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Allison Proctor, LPC, M.Ed.

Allison Proctor is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) who earned her Master’s Degree in Counselor Education from Southeastern Louisiana University with a concentration in Marriage and Family Therapy. She is also a member of the Louisiana Counseling Association.

Her experience includes working individually with adolescents, college-aged students and adults, and working with specific groups in the areas of parenting and anger management. She also specializes in working with couples and assisting them in dealing with various issues including: lack of communication, parenting conflicts, and infidelity concerns.

Her mission is to provide efficient, nonjudgmental, and compassionate counseling to those in need. She specializes in and has experience with treating problems associated depression, anxiety, anger management, various relationship issues, traumatic experiences, and substance abuse.

Before joining Magnolia Family Counseling, Allison was an LPC directing counseling services to students at Dillard University from October 2013 to December 2016, worked as a substance abuse counselor at Behavioral Health Group from October 2010 to October 2013, worked as an Student Counselor Intern for Family Services of Greater New Orleans and a Counselor Practicum Student for Southeastern Louisiana University’s Counseling Center. She also volunteered for the Baton Rouge Crisis Intervention Center as a volunteer telephone crisis counselor from 2005-2007.

Allison holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology from Louisiana State University. Allison is a native of Napoleonville, Louisiana. She and her husband currently reside in New Orleans (since 2008) with their daughter, Madison and dog, Lucy.

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Bracely Williams, LMFT, LPC

Bracely Williams, was born and raised in Santa Cruz, CA. She is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) as well as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). She received her BA in Psychology from Dillard University in 2007 and her MA in Family Therapy from the University of Houston- Clear Lake in 2010.

Bracely is committed to helping you navigate through the challenges of life. She specializes in helping her clients overcome difficult issues, so that they can live purposeful and joy-filled lives. She has experience working with individuals, couples, children, adolescents, and adults dealing with emotional, spiritual, behavioral, and relationship concerns. Bracely offers individual, couple and family services. She works with a variety of presenting issues, including child behavior, grief, trauma, anxiety management, stress management, self-esteem, LGBTQ, marital conflict and occupational concerns.

Bracely tends to be eclectic in her style and tailors it according to the client’s specific circumstances. She often incorporates a variety of modalities including cognitive behavioral, psychoeducation, mindfulness, and systems theory. She emphasizes building rapport and trust in the therapeutic relationship and then working toward insight and change through a collaborative process. Her 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, Bracely’s previous work experience includes working as a therapist, psychoeducation trainer and crisis specialist for Hidalgo Health Associates EAP in Baton Rouge. She 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. Bracely’s 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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