Acadian Counseling Center

​Ashley Fletcher, Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), is an alumni of Louisiana State University and University of Louisiana at Lafayette. She has achieved a bachelors degree in Biological Sciences and a minor in Business from LSU and a Masters of Science degree in Counseling Education with a concentration in Community Counseling from UL Lafayette. She has worked at a variety of mental health clinics, medical facilities, educational institutions and camps. Her therapeutic approach in areas of expertise include a mixture of counseling theories along with cognitive behavioral therapy. She works with adolescents and adults in individual, couples, group and family/blended family counseling. She sees a wide variety of clientele including all ages, races, creeds and socio-economic

Mrs. Shalonda Cohea, Intern
Shalonda Cohea is a 2004 graduate of The University of Louisiana at Lafayette with a Bachelor
of Science in Child and Family Studies. She is also a student at Capella University that is
CACREP accredited. She will receive her Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling in
2017. While working towards receiving her degree and then being licensed as a LPC she will
intern at Acadian Counseling Center. She is a wife and a mother of three girls.  She has experience working with children living in a shelter and as a Case Manager for seven years with adults with physical and or mental
disabilities. Her goals are to become more experienced in Group Therapy, Play Therapy, and her
approaches are Person Centered and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.

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, 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.

Mr. Erik Boustany, MS, LPC

Candase Martel, LPC-S

 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.

Ms. Mindy Boudreaux, MS, LPC

Ms. Brandi LeBlanc, MS, PLPC

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.


Ms. Candice Guilbeau, 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.

Ashley Fletcher, MS, LPC, NCC

Erik Boustany obtained an M.S. 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. 

Counseling for Adolescents, Adults, Couples and Families