We Get the Job Done Right
TARA L. WHITNEY, MA, LPC, NCC
Founder, Therapist, Family Mediator, Child Custody Evaluator
Tara is a 2019 Nicholls Graduate with a Master's of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor practicing Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). Tara is a 16-year Law Enforcement Officer and is trained and active in Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD), Crisis Prevention (CPI), and Crisis Intervention (CIT). In addition, Tara is available for Child Custody Evaluation and Family Mediation. She is in the process of completing Parenting Coordination training. Tara's belief is that dealing with issues immediately and with assistance lessens the impact of trauma. She addresses mental health in a scientific manner with a legal lens.
SKYLER PAPA, MA, PLPC
Skyler was born and raised in Thibodaux, LA. She earned her Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Nicholls State University and is currently working as a PLPC, under the supervision of Daphnie Vilcan-Tanner, MA, LPC-S, NCC. Skyler practices a Reality Therapy/Choice Theory, utilizing solution-focused interventions while also practicing EMDR therapy. Helping guide others through their individual journeys to enhancing their mental health is her passion. She humbly looks forward to meeting any and all new clients while prioritizing your mental health goals.
DAPHNIE VILCAN- TANNER, MA, LPC-S, NCC
Daphnie is a 2013 graduate of Nicholls State University with a Master's of Arts and Psychological Counseling. She has continued her education and is currently in her dissertation process at University of New Orleans for PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision. She is expected to complete this program by December 2023. Daphnie is a trained EMDR therapist and a LPC-Supervisor. She is a tribal member of the Chitamacha tribe of Louisiana where she provides psychotherapy to tribal members and their families.
Caitlyn was raised in Houma, LA. She earned her Bachelor's Degree in Government with a concentration in Criminal Justice from Nicholls State University in 2010. She is a mother and business owner of a dog training company as well as working for Whitney Mediations, LLC. She has worked in many facets of retail, law enforcement and office management. She looks forward to meeting clients and taking care of their scheduling and billing needs so that they can focus on their mental health.
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