Acadian Counseling Center

Candase Martel is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Louisiana.  She has a B.A. from University of Louisiana in Lafayette, Louisiana and a Master's Degree in Counseling from the McNeese State University in Lake Charles, Louisiana, as well as hundreds of hours of continuing education.  Candase is a member of the Louisiana Counseling Association.  Candase is a supervisor for provisional licensed professional counselors and is a family and divorce mediator. Candase has years of experience as an expert witness in custody cases. 
Candase is the happily married mother of four children.  She has over 12 years experience as an educator, school counselor, child care business owner, and therapist interacting with families of all types in Louisiana.  Early in her counseling career, Candase worked as a school guidance counselor in Eunice, Louisiana and now works in a private practice in counseling. Candase has experience in mental health inpatient and out patient hospitals; working with personality disorders, mood disorders, and addiction.  As a family therapist, she is able to integrate her knowledge of education and mental health issues to help families problem-solve, overcome personal issues, and work toward positive home and school experiences.
Candase also counsels individually with adults who are experiencing life transitions, mood disorders, grief and loss, or psychological problems.  Her clients include those who wish to improve their marriages, parenting, communication, psychological well being and/or life skills.

Sheree Breaux, MS, LPC, NCC, CSOTP

Mindy Boudreaux, MS, LPC, NCC

Ashley Fletcher, MS, LPC, NCC

​Ashley Fletcher, a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), is an alumni of Louisiana State University and the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Ashley graduated from Louisiana State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences, and a minor in Business. She later graduated from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette with a Master’s of Science degree in Counseling Education, with a concentration in Community Counseling. Ashley has worked in a variety of mental health settings, which include medical facilities, mental health clinics, educational institutions, private practices and camps. Her therapeutic approach incorporates a variety of counseling theories, with a cognitive behavioral foundation. Ashley works with clients of all ages, races, creeds, and socio-economic statuses. As well, Ashley works with adolescent and adult clients individually, couples counseling, group counseling, and family/blended family counseling.

Brandi LeBlanc, MS, PLPC

Candice Guilbeau is an alumna of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. She has achieved her Bachelor’s of Art in Communicative Disorders, with a minor in Biology and her Master’s of Science Degree in Counseling Education with a concentration in Play Therapy from UL Lafayette. Candice is a Provisional
Licensed Professional Counselor (PLPC) and is working toward her licensure as an LPC. She has worked for the past five years with special needs children at a private school in Lafayette. Candice practices from a holistic, client-centered, solution focused counseling approach, with her focus in spirituality, wellness, and heath. She views each individual’s life as unique and worthy of obtaining his/her
best possible life.

Brandi LeBlanc is a 2012 graduate from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, where she received a Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology. She graduated in 2015 from UL Lafayette’s CACREP-accredited Clinical Mental Health Counseling Master’s program. Brandi is a Provisional Licensed Professional Counselor (PLPC) and is working toward her licensure as an LPC, as well as a nationally certified counselor (NCC). Practicing from a client-centered, solution-focused approach, she believes that each client is the expert on their own life. Brandi works with clients of all ages who are experiencing a variety of stressors including, but not limited to: grief and bereavement, trauma and abuse, and chronic pain.

Auriel Campbell, Intern

Candice Guilbeau, MS, PLPC

Sheree Breaux, a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), is an alumni of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. She graduated in 2007 with a Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice, and a minor in Sociology. In 2013, she earned a Master's of Science degree in Counseling Education, with a concentration in Community Counseling. She is a Nationally Certified Counselor, as well as a Certified Sex Offender Treatment Provider. Sheree has worked in a variety of mental health setting, which include inpatient and outpatient mental health clinics, correctional facilities, and school systems. Her broad range of experience includes substance abuse therapy, sex offender therapy, acute and chronic mental health disorders, and trauma and crisis counseling. She uses a variety of counseling techniques tailored to each client's needs. She accepts all age groups, and sees clients individually or in group settings. During the fall semesters, Sheree is also an adjunct instructor at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. 

Erik Boustany, MS, LPC

Mindy Boudreaux is an alumna from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. While attending UL Lafayette, she received a Bachelor's of Art in Advertising and Psychology, as well as a Master’s of Science in Mental Health Counseling. Her experience so far has allowed her the opportunity to work with clients experiencing anxiety, depression, adjustment issues, mood disorders, grief, relationship issues, and substance abuse in multiple mental health settings. She strives to empower others to overcome personal obstacles to improve their quality of life. Mindy believes in creating a safe atmosphere in which individuals can be supported in their growth and change. She is a client-centered therapist who practices an integrative approach to counseling tailored to clients’ individual needs.

Auriel Campbell is currently finishing up her Master of Art in Counseling at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Her training and love for Jesus gives her a distinctly biblical approach. However, she respects all worldviews and collaborates with her clients to achieve their personal goals. Auriel has been trained in EMDR and thoroughly enjoys working with trauma survivors, clients suffering anxiety, depression, and dissociation. She has also been trained in the Gottman Method for couples, Prepare and Enrich for premarital counseling, and TBRI for children and families. Auriel practices an eclectic approach to counseling, believing every person is unique and in need of different methods. Other therapy models that she uses include CBT, Ego State Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Brief, DBT, Emotion Focused Therapy, and Solution Focused Therapy. She works with ages 14 and older, all demographics, and all worldviews. She finds it a privilege to be invited alongside others during their darkest seasons and is always amazed by her client’s strength and perseverance. Counseling is not for the weak.

Erik Boustany, MS, LPC, obtained a Master of Science in Counselor Education in 2008 and has been a Licensed Professional Counselor for 2 years. His experience so far has enabled him to work with individual clients and groups, adolescent to elderly clientele, both male and female from many different backgrounds, and with many different issues, ranging from anxiety, to addiction, to schizophrenia. Although Mr. Boustany does not claim a specialty, most of his experience has involved working with anxiety, depression, mood disorders, and substance abuse. Erik believes that no two clients are the same; therefore, he meets each client at their current point and together, Erik and the client will generate a plan to arrive at goals set together.Type your paragraph here.

Candase Martel, LPC-S

Counseling for Adolescents, Adults, Couples and Families