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We are a collective so there will be visiting therapists collaborating with our workshops and groups. There information will be listed accordingly.

Meet The Team

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Mark R. Broussard,

LCSW-BACS

Clinical Director

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dix Moore-Broussard

M.A.A.T.,  AThR

Director of Expressive Art Therapies

Mark has years of experience working in Wilderness therapy, crisis intervention and management. He graduated from Tulane School of Social Work and has been working with RHD (Resources for Human Development) as Program Manager for both day and night team crisis counselors for over 5 years. He has extensive training in Polyvagal Theory, Wildnerness along with other evidence-based trauma interventions.

 

Trained and certified Trauma Therapist

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dix is a veteran educator and art psychotherapist. She is a generational New Orleanian who has worked with our youth in schools and the juvenile court system for over 25 years.  She is trained in the neurological effects of trauma and has conducted research regarding systemic racism and developmental trauma. She has developed trauma trainings for educators and school systems so they may incorporate a trauma-sensitive school setting to help create a healthy learning environment. 

 

Trained and certified Trauma-Sensitive Art Therapist

Polyvagal theory-ADHD/Neurodiversity Coach

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Kathleen M. Benedetto

M.S.W., Ph.D.


Director of Climate Science and Community Collaboration

 

Kathleen is a proud native of Baton Rouge, LA. She completed her B.S. in Psychology at LSU in 2010, and then her Master's in Social Work at Tulane University in 2013. In 2023, Kathleen obtained her Ph.D. from the Department of Geography and Anthropology at LSU. Kathleen’s research focuses on hurricane climatology, hurricane hazards, rapid intensification, population preparedness, participatory assessment/empowerment, and environmental justice. 

 

Kathleen’s M.S.W. research involved creating and presenting a first responder family resilience curriculum to Louisiana police and EMTs. As a Ph.D. student, Kathleen studied temporal and spatial patterns of hurricane rapid intensification in the Gulf Coast region as well as participatory engagement with affected, socially vulnerable communities. 

Kathleen is currently an adjunct online Geography instructor at Baton Rouge Community College (BRCC) living in New Orleans, LA with her family. She has developed educational curriculums for a multitude of age-groups focusing on sustainability, climate change, hurricane hazards, natural disaster preparedness, and educational empowerment.

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