Counseling for Adolescents, Adults, Couples and Families
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.
Ani Vidrine, LCSW
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, LPC
Brandi LeBlanc is a 2012 graduate from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, where she received a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a minor in business. She earned a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling in 2015 from UL Lafayette’s CACREP-accredited master’s program. Now, as a Licensed Professional Counselor, Brandi practices from a client-centered, solution-focused approach, believing that each client is the expert on their own life. With a specialty in Play Therapy, 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. She is trained in PCIT (Parent-Child Interaction Therapy,) and PPT (Pre-School PTSD Treatment). She is also currently working on furthering her expertise in court-appointed evaluations.
Erik Boustany, MS, LPC
Rev. Andrea “Ani” Vidrine is a licensed clinical social worker and interfaith minister who companions people in counseling, hypnotherapy, and spiritual direction, offers continuing education workshops for social workers and counselors, facilitates retreats, officiates at ceremonies, and teaches yoga. Ani utilizes a person-centered approach to psychotherapy with an emphasis on mindfulness and somatic awareness.
Ani earned a master's degree in social work from Louisiana State University and a certificate in natural healthcare science from the New England School of Natural Health Care. She studied massage therapy and acupressure at the Alabama Oriental Studies Institute in Point Clear, Alabama and gained two teaching certifications in the instruction of yoga.
Ani began her spiritual formation at The Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation in Washington, D.C. and graduated from their programs, Spiritual Guidance and Leading Contemplative Prayer Groups & Retreats. She subsequently graduated from One Spirit Interfaith Seminary and received her ordination as an interfaith minister.
Ani was a licensed massage therapist in private practice for 7 years, has taught yoga since 1997, and has organized and facilitated retreats since 1999. She has worked in an outpatient psychiatric clinic as a mental health counselor, as a case manager and counselor for dialysis patients, as a counselor for youths on probation, as a clinical social worker, chaplain, and volunteer coordinator for hospice patients, and in private practice as a psychotherapist.
Ani has provided continuing education for counselors through the Louisiana Association for Spiritual, Ethical, and Religious Values in Counseling, for dietitians through the Council on Renal Nutrition, and for social workers through the National Association of Social Workers/Louisiana chapter.
Ani has been married to Aaron Hebert for 20 years and has two grown sons, Zack and Joshua. Hiking at Chicot State Park Arboretum, camping, singing, and sitting on her porch are some of her favorite pastimes.
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