Sherry Hinkson , MAMFC, LPC-S has worked with adults, children/adolescents, couples and families in individual, couples and family counseling since her graduate internship in 2009. Sherry especially enjoys working with couples, women and children. She is trained in PREPARE-ENRICH, a comprehensive assessment and skill-building program for pre-marital and marital counseling; She is also trained in Level I & II of Gottman's couples therapy. Additionally, she has completed Part I and Part II of EMDR training used when working with trauma victims, abuse victims and those struggling with depression and anxiety
She also trained while working at New Horizons Youth Service Bureau in Hammond as a Multi-Systemic Therapist, a strengths based intensive home based counseling model that involves working with all systems affecting children’s behavior.
Sherry worked eight years with the CASA and CAC programs advocating for children of abuse and/or neglect. She is a former foster parent and is an adoptive parent. As a result of the latter three experiences she has garnered training in interventions for neglected and emotionally, physically and /or sexually abused children/adults and their families
Sherry earned a Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Counseling (MAMFC) from the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and is a Licensed Professional Counselor - Supervisor (LPC-S) registered with the Louisiana LPC Board of Examiners. She also holds a B.A. in Social Work from Southeastern LA University.
Sherry and her husband Paul have been residents of Ponchatoula for over 30 years and recently celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary. She enjoys teaching her ladies Sunday School class at her church, reading, gardening and playing with her 9 year old grandson.
Contact Sherry @ [email protected]
or by phone @ 985.318.0309 extension 1.
Mary Corban, MAMFC, PLPC
earned a Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Counseling from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology with a minor in Psychology from the University of New Orleans.
Mary is a Provisional Licensed Professional Counselor (PLCP) registered with the Louisiana LPC Board of Examiners. She is a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC). Mary completed Part 1 and Part 2 of EMDR training to use with victims of trauma and abuse, and those struggling with anxiety or depression.
During her studies at NOBTS she developed an interest in Animal Assisted Therapy, using animals in the therapeutic process. In February 2019, Mary acquired her first therapy dog, Izzy, an AKC registered English Cocker Spaniel. Mary and Izzy pursued obedience training at Fido’s Finishing School in Mandeville, completed the Pet Partner’s online classes, handler’s course assessment and the onsite evaluation successfully completing the Skills and Aptitude Screening for the Therapy Animal Program by Pet Partner’s. Pet Partner’s incorporates Standards of Practice for Animal Assisted Intervention (AAI) and AAI Competencies for professionals using animals in a goal-oriented and therapeutic interventions. Mary and Izzy also successfully passed the Canine Good Citizen Test, officially recorded by the American Kennel Club.
Mary offers counseling services to adult individuals and couplesusing an eclectic approach from evidence-based therapeuticmodels depending on the client’s needs. As a Christian counselor, Mary believes in holistic healing including mind, body and spirit. Mary’s experience includes providing therapy in homes, nursing homes and is currently a fulltime therapist at Beacon Behavioral Outpatient.
Contact Mary @ [email protected]
or by phone @ 985-318-0309 extension 2