Our Staff

Dr. Dottie Martin, LPC-S, NCC, CFRC (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), a Certified First Responder Counselor (CFRC), and has specialized training with Southern Law Enforcement as well as training in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR).  


Dr. Martin has had diverse experiences as a counseleor in community agencys, schools, 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 where she is also the Practicum & Internship Coordinator. Her research interests are in the area of family counseling, 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 Briner, MA, LPC, 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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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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Kimberly A McDuffie, MA, LPC NCC


Kim provides therapy to adult individuals and couples. She has experience working with First Responders, trauma, grief, suicide, mandated clients, LGBTQ community, substance use, anxiety, depression, and life adjustments . Kim is trained in Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM), and she is a Living Works Suicide Awareness for Everyone (SafeTALK) instructor. 
Kim works from a person-centered approach with clients, but she is also well-versed in other therapeutic modalities. She believes in creating a non-judgmental atmosphere where clients feel safe to explore and find their true self.

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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. 



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


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