Our Staff

Dr. Dottie Martin, LPC-S, NCC (Owner)


Dottie M. Martin holds a Ph.D. in Counselor Education & Supervision from the University of New Orleans and a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Supervisor (LPC-S), a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC), trained in Play Therapy and Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) and is the Practicum & Internship Coordinator at the University of Holy Cross.  


Dr. Martin has had diverse experiences as a counselor in a high school, a community agencys, behavioral health hospitals and in private practice. She has worked with the general population in private practice since 2007. She works with adolescents and adults; and sees individuals, couples, and families. Dr. Martin works with both traditional and non-traditional families. In addition to her clinical experience, Dr. Martin is an Associate Professor of Counseling at the University of Holy Cross in New Orleans, Louisiana. Her research interests are in the area of family counseling, child abuse and neglect, trauma and crisis, and school counseling.


Regardless of what brings someone to counseling, Dr. Martin believes through a collaborative process and an act of self-discovery people can access their strengths and resources to better understand themselves and to reach thoughtful and creative solutions to problematic issues.


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Marlon Boutin, LPC, MA, NCC


Marlon works with individuals, couples, and families. He has experience working with trauma, grief, severe mental illness, divorce, mandated clients, LGBTQ community, substance use, bullying, cultural issues, anxiety, depression, and simply feeling stuck in life.


Marlon works from an existential framework with clients, but he is also well-versed in techniques from other orientations.


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Shanon Shaw, MA, PLPC, NCC


Shanon works with children, adolescents, and adults; and provides therapy for individuals, couples, and families. She has experience working with addictions, dual diagnosis, career/academic concerns, anger, marital/ relationship problems, infidelity, parent-child issues, depression, anxiety, self-esteem, mandated clients, life adjustments, and Trauma/ PTSD.


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William Sandino, MA, PLPC, NCC


William has over twenty years experience working various fields dealing with Mental Health, Domestic Violence and Addictions. As a Provisional Licensed Professional Counselor, his goal is to provide you a safe place to be heard and understood without judgment. William is also Spanish-speaking.


William wants to affirm your choice to seek counsel. It takes tremendous courage and strength to overcome obstacles that stand between you and your potential. Most people suffer in silence to the detriment of themselves and their loved ones. Fear of change is natural, but can prevent us from letting go of old beliefs, behaviors and labels that are not beneficial to our well being.



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Melanie Moore, PLPC, MA, NCC


Melanie has knowledge, experience, and also a passion when working with adoption and adoption related issues. She uses Dialectial Behavior Therapy skills, which can be affective for many people dealing with mood, anxiety, addictive, eating, impulse-control, and personality disorders and individuals who are suffering with stress and depression.

She is also trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR.) EMDR is psychotherapy technique that has been proven to be extremely successful in helping people who suffer from trauma, anxiety, panic, disturbing memories, post traumatic stress and many other emotional problems.

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Traci Thompson Hanson, LPC, MA, NCC


Traci works with adults, children, couples, and families. She is trained in EMDR therapy and believes that empathy and teamwork help to empower her clients' lives.


Email Traci at tracinolacc@gmail.com for more information. 



Amber Trepagnier, MA, LPC, NCC

Amber works with children, adolescents, and adults; and provides therapy for individuals and families. Amber has experience working with behavioral issues, anxiety, depression, substance use, dual diagnosis, bullying, cultural issues, and simply just trying to find your way in life.


Amber works with the person-centered therapeutic approach and offers a confidential atmosphere of respect and compassion where you can express your concerns and feelings through supportive listening, empathy, and unconditional positive regard to help facilitate the change you are working towards.    

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Kendra Williams, LPC, PLMFT, MA, NCC


Kendra provides therapy for couples, families, and individuals. She has experience working with career/academic concerns, anger, marital/relationship problems, infidelity, discernment, parent-child issues, trauma, depression, anxiety, self-esteem, substance use, mandated clients, cultural issues, adjustment to life transitions, and social justice issues.


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NOLA Counseling Center
701 Papworth Ave.
Suite 209
Metairie, LA 70005


For general inquiries: nolacounselingcenter@gmail.com

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