James Truax, LAC, AADC, SAP, CCGC, NCNTT

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…

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Mark Coleman, LPC-S, LAC, CCS

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…

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Morris Crichlow, MS, LPC

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…

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Shirley Ryland, LCSW

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…

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Phillip Ables, LPC

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…

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Marla Lapeyronnie, RAC

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…

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Albertha Adcock, MSW, CSW, LAC

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…

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