IOP Staff

Albertha Adcock, MSW, CSW, LAC

Lake Charles IOP Director

Albertha Adcock is a Licensed Addiction Counselor providing Intensive Outpatient group treatment on a part-time basis at our Lake Charles Office for almost 2 years. She currently works for Imperial Calcasieu Human Service Authority, Office of Behavioral Health during the day and also provides services for the Louisiana Board of Nursing. “Alberta” is a native of Lake Charles, La and graduate of Marion High School. She attended McNeese State University where she received a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice. She is also a graduate of Louisiana State University(LSU) where she received her Master’s degree in Social Work.   Alberta has also been a member of the recovery community for over 21 years and has been a practicing clinician in the addiction field for over 12 years. She loves and is very passionate about her blessing as a counselor. She is the mother of 2 children and comes from a large loving family of 13 brothers and sisters. She’s a member of the Hillcrest Baptist church and enjoys praising God for his many blessings in her life.

IOP Address: 117 Williamsburg St, Lake Charles, LA 70605
Phone: 318-728-2970

Marla Lapeyronnie, RAC

Lafayette IOP Director

Marla Lapeyronnie is a Registered Addiction Counselor and a Certified Grief Specialist. She is licensed by the State of Louisiana Addictive Disorder Regulatory Authority. Marla began her career 8 years ago working inpatient and outpatient substance abuse. She has had the privilege of working in a variety of settings, including working for the Lafayette Parish Sheriff Office where she worked with the incarcerated population in a Rehabilitation Diversion Program.  Interventionist, including individual and family interventions, and grief therapy. Marla holds a seat on the Board of Directors for the Louisiana Association on Compulsive Gambling where she currently serves as Secretary. Marla has done volunteer work at Maison De Mere, a home for teenage runaway girls. She is also a mentor for the Louisiana Youth Challenge Program. She has provided workshops at treatment centers and conferences. Marla utilizes a cognitive behavioral approach focusing on the here and now. She helps clients to see that what they are currently doing is either bringing them closer to or farther away from lasting changes needed for a successful recovery. Marla incorporates grief therapy as well as her experiences in personal recovery to help clients walk out of the darkness of addiction and be set free from the bondages of self. She believes that every addict and alcoholic that sits in front of her deserves an opportunity to recover and live a different life.

IOP Address: 345 Doucet Rd., Ste 218  Lafayette, LA 70503
Phone: 318-728-2970

Phillip Ables, LPC

Family Counselor, Monroe IOP Director

Phillip is a graduate of the University of Louisiana at Monroe (ULM) with a Bachelor's in Psychology and a Master's in Professional Counseling. A Licensed Professional Counselor (#253) with 38 years’ experience, he has worked with individuals, couples and families suffering addiction, codependency, chronic illness and depression. Phillip's counseling is based on cognitive-behavioral therapy: challenging the irrational beliefs and poor choices that make us unhealthy. Phillip serves as the Family Counselor for Palmetto’s Rayville campus: any family member with questions or concerns may reach him at 318-728-2970 or personal cell number 318-805-8685.

IOP Address: 1822 Tower Dr., Monroe, LA 71201

Shirley Ryland, LCSW

Alexandria IOP Director

Shirley Ryland graduated in 1980 from Louisiana College with a bachelor’s degree in sociology and graduated from Louisiana State University in 1982 with a master’s degree in Social Work. Shirley is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (La#1995) since 1984 working with substance abuse and psychiatric patients from adolescence to geriatric. She has been in fulltime private practice since 1990. She has specialized in adolescents and adults with a broad range of issues including anxiety, depression, trauma and substance abuse. She uses a cognitive behavioral approach to address underlying belief systems that facilitate both mood/decisions and behavior. She teaches anxiety reduction skills incorporating a wide array of relaxation strategies. She has worked with chemical dependency since 1990.

IOP Address: 209 Pecan Park Ave., Ste A, Alexandria, LA 71303
Phone: 318-728-2970

Mark Coleman, LPC-S, LAC, CCS

Metairie IOP Director

Mark is a graduate of the University of Holy Cross, formerly Our Lady of Holy Cross College, with a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. Mark is both a licensed professional counselor (#2037) and licensed addiction counselor (#201). Mark has worked with individuals, couples and families that are directly or indirectly affected by substance abuse and/or mental health issues. Since 1981, Mark has worked in a variety of settings, including: outpatient, inpatient and residential. Mark uses a solution oriented approach to help clients develop skills that will allow them to choose not to use alcohol or drugs. The solution oriented approach incorporates techniques that are based in cognitive-behavioral therapy and motivational interviewing. Mark also utilizes multi-systemic counseling techniques to address both relationship and family of origin issues.

IOP Address: 2955 Ridgeland Dr., Ste 105, Metairie, LA 70001
Phone: 318-728-2970

Morris Crichlow, MS, LPC

Shreveport IOP Director

Morris Crichlow completed his Masters in Counseling Psychology from LSU-Shreveport in 2005. From 2006-2013, he worked with compulsive gamblers in capacities including DA referral, research, residential and outpatient treatment. While there, he also taught at a local college. Since then, he worked on a closed unit facility treating dual diagnosis clients substance use clients. He began working with Palmetto IOP in Shreveport in 2015 and became the director a year ago.

IOP Address: 820 Jordan St., #204, Shreveport, LA 71101
Phone: 318-728-2970


Baton Rouge IOP Director

James Truax, our newest IOP Director, brings a wealth of experience to our team. He graduated from the Navy Drug and Alcohol Counselor School in 1991 and has since accumulated over three decades of experience in addiction counseling and program management. His previous roles include Director of Addiction Services at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center, where he developed best-practice detox programs and oversaw multiple intensive outpatient programs. He also played a key role in the start-up and growth of the 21st JDC Drug Court and led the Substance Abuse Counselor Center at the Marine Corps Base in Oahu. James is an active member of professional affiliations such as the Louisiana Association of Substance Abuse Counselors and Trainers, demonstrating his commitment to fostering a collaborative and supportive environment for staff and clients.

IOP Address: 9270 Siegen, Ste 603 Baton Rouge, LA 70810
Phone: 318-728-2970