Community Education Staff
Jessica Foreman, MA, PLMFT
Community Education Coordinator & Class Facilitator
Mrs. Jessica Foreman is a Provisionally Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who hails from Arcadia, LA. She graduated from Louisiana Tech University in 2005 with a Bachelor of Science in Family Science. She obtained a Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Counseling from Asbury Theological Seminary in 2016. Jessica is passionate about mindfulness, relaxation, self-care, healthy boundaries, and the practical integration of theology and counseling. She loves teaching parenting classes and frequently uses Gottman Couples Therapy, Emotion Focused Therapy, Sand Tray, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy with her clients. She believes that people are a product of their relationships and facilitates connections by fostering attachment, empathy, and reconciliation among couples and families.
Jessica loves living in Lafayette with her husband with whom she has three children. She is a huge fan of Marvel and Monty Python, and breakfast is her favorite food. She’s a little nerdy, reading research articles gives her great joy, and although a self-proclaimed slow runner, she still enjoys hitting the pavement as much as possible.
Patrick Bowman, LPC-S, BCPCC
Patrick Bowman is a Licensed Professional Counselor – Supervisor, and Board Certified Professional Christian Counselor. He offers individual, couple, and family counseling as well as pastoral and spiritual guidance. Patrick received his Bachelor of Science degree in psychology from Xavier University and a Masters in Applied Psychology from the University of Southwestern Louisiana. He is a graduate of the Harding University School of Biblical Studies program and completed additional graduate courses at the Harding Graduate School of Religion. Patrick has also completed graduate coursework at Cornell University in the area of Human Development and Family Studies.
With over 25 years of counseling, Patrick has worked both as an inpatient and outpatient counselor at several psychiatric and substance abuse facilities. He also served 13 years in a ministerial capacity at a local church, and recently completed 9 years of counseling for Bienvenu Counseling Services.
Currently, Patrick is employed as instructor of psychology at the University of Louisiana and South Louisiana Community College. He has proudly served as a group facilitator for the Nurturing Fathers Best Dads Program at the Family Tree Counseling Center since 2008, and looks forward to serving the community additionally through individual, couple and family counseling at The Family Tree Counseling Center.
Patrick and his wife have been married 32 years and have three adult children.
Connie LeBlanc, MS, LPC, LFMT
Families and children are Connie’s primary concern. She assists families to be the best possible families they can be and enjoys working with clients of all ages concerning issues across life. The best interest of the child is always the primary goal. Connie has been deemed an expert on custody matters in the 15th, 16th and 27th Judicial Districts in Louisiana. She is a Mediator and a Parenting Coordinator and belongs to AFCC, an organization that does research on children/families. This gives Connie access to the most recent information available. Families and children are the basis for our future. Individual personal growth is vital to the future as well.
Beth Moore, MS, PLPC
Beth Moore is a Provisional Licensed Professional Counselor, offering individual, couples, and family therapy utilizing play therapy and creative interventions for all ages, children ages 3 and up to elderly adults. Beth earned a Master’s of Science Degree in Counselor Education from the University of Louisiana in Lafayette in 2016. She also earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio in 2007. Beth has a passion for creatively helping and encouraging families, couples, and children through life transitions, restoring relationships, and holistic wellness. She has gained experience offering counseling services and play therapy for all ages at The Family Tree, at LaFleur Counseling Services, and at UL Lafayette’s Clinic for Counseling and Personal Development. She and her husband Steve have been married for 23 years, and they have three grown children and two grand-babies.
Dr. David R. (Rick) Perkins
Dr. David R. (Rick) Perkins is an Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Dr. Perkins received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at the University of New Mexico in 2001. At the University of New Mexico, Dr. Perkins learned about the perspective Clinical Behavior Analysis from Dr. Michael Dougher, and was also introduced to the concepts of Motivational Interviewing as developed by Dr. William Miller. After moving to Louisiana, Dr. Perkins collaborated with Dr. David Greenway on several projects, including the development of a treatment protocol for functional problem drinkers, as well as collaborating on several presentations related to treatment of substance abuse and other topics. Dr. Perkins maintains an ongoing interest in several different research topics related to the human condition, including the effects of music on psychological flexibility, the study of psychotherapeutic process, and the study of narcissistic and antisocial behavior. Dr. Perkins has taught both undergraduate and graduate courses at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and has been actively involved as a presenter for the Transparenting program at the Family Tree since 2001.
Breanna M. Spriggs, LPC
Breanna is a licensed professional counselor. She graduated from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette with her Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts and Master’s degree in Counselor Education. She is currently enrolled at Northcentral University for her Ph.D in marriage and family studies. She is passionate about work with couples and families in the area of marriage and parenting and hopes to spend much of her career empowering marriages and families in many different areas.
She also enjoys being involved in the music and Sunday school ministry of her home church, Lighthouse for Jesus Ministries.
Whitney Storey, MS, PLPC, CBE
Whitney Storey is an instructor of psychology at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, a Provisionally Licensed Professional Counselor and a Certified Breastfeeding Educator. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Education from East Texas Baptist University and a Master of Science in psychology from UL Lafayette and a Master of Science in Counselor Education from UL Lafayette. She is also a wife and mother to one girl.
Whitney has worked in education for many years, teaching from ages 7 through adulthood, and is passionate about helping women in the community, particularly mothers. She also has experience in working with middle- and high-school students in an 8-step recovery program. She has been a volunteer in Project H.O.P.E. through The Family Tree since 2012 with the women inmates and has been facilitating the Best Moms class since 2015. She loves the mission of The Family Tree and plans to continue being involved with their programs and services for many years.
Kalprina “Kal” Williams
Kalprina “Kal” Williams is a Crisis Counselor and Stress Manager, with the Acadiana Area Louisiana Spirit Program. She works with individuals and groups who were affected by the August 2016 flood to provide emotional support, resource linkage and stress management as they continue with their disaster recovery process.
Kal believes that everyone is capable of helping others in some capacity because in the human experience we have more similarities than differences. She has a great deal of experience working as a facilitator of psychoeducational groups. She has covered topics such as parenting, communication and criminal and addictive thinking. She is currently facilitating the Rollercoasters group at Family Tree where she works with children ages 9-12 years old who are dealing with parental divorce or separation.
Kal is a certified by the Addictive Disorder Regulatory Authority as a Counselor In Training (CIT). She holds a Master of Science in Psychology from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.
Alan received his Masters in counseling from the University of Louisiana and is a Licensed Professional Counselor offering individual and couples counseling. He is certified in Personality Temperament Testing and trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). Having also received specialized post graduate training in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Alan’s approach in working with clients focuses on the development of skills needed for healthy communication, resolving conflicts, healing past hurts, and overcoming the negative emotions of anger, worry, and fear. Driven by a strong belief that the quality of our life is determined by the quality of our relationships, he is committed to helping his clients realize true reconciliation based on changes that last. Alan has over 30 years of experience serving in Christian ministry and has been married for 35+ years.