Stars On The Rise
LPC-Associate Interns

I am elated to mentor some of the best and brightest new LPC-Associates . It is my honor to introduce them to you. My hopes that they will meet no only their expectations but everyone who use their services. I am very honored to mentor these wonderful people. 

William J. Angelle, III

I would like to extend a warm welcome to Liberty University’s Psychology student, William J. Angelle, III. I will have the privilege of supervising William’s internship through Larneka Lavalais, LPC PLLC

Bio: William is currently pursuing a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology with a  focus on Military Resilience. William is a U.S. Army Veteran with 9 years of service, deploying in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and voluntary support for Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. My goal. isto use my degree to serve as a peer counselor for young men and women who have considered joining the military as well as provide counseling for service members returning to civilian life.

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I would like to extend a warm welcome to McNeese State University Practicum Student, Santina Taylor. I will have the privilege of supervising Santina's clinical hours for Spring 2024 through Larneka Lavalais, LPC PLLC.

Bio: Greetings! My name is Santina Taylor. I have been in nursing for 12 years and a board-certified family nurse practitioner (FNP) for 10 years. I graduated from Lamar University with my Bachelor's degree and the University of Texas with my Master's and Doctorate degrees. As a FNP, my career has been in urgent care, primary care, community health, and as an adjunct faculty. Currently, I am a student in the post-master's psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner program at McNeese State University. I look forward to learning about mental health and how to help others in their journey towards healing.

Rebecca Cole

I would like to extend a warm welcome to Rebecca Cole!!  Rebecca is a student at Houston Christian University and I will have the privilege of supervising her clinical hours through Larneka Lavalais, LPC PLLC.

Bio: Rebecca Cole, M Ed, Clinical Mental Health Counselor Intern. I am a Student Wellness Interventionist/Crisis Counselor for a school district near Houston. I have over 20 years experience in counseling public school children and adolescents. I graduated from McNeese State University in 1994 with a BA in Elementary Education, then received a M. Ed. in Counseling & Development from Lamar University in 1997. I have been in public education serving as a teacher, professional school counselor, Special Education counselor, behavior specialist, and currently, student wellness interventionist. Since the Covid shutdown, the mental health needs of our children, families, and communities have increased significantly, motivating me to pursue my lifelong goal of obtaining my LPC. I hope to empower and encourage my clients in gaining clarity, strength and control in their lives. It is also my hope that after our work together, my clients will be able to live a more satisfied, happy and fulfilling life.

Amy Moore

I would like to extend a warm welcome to Lamar University Practicum Student, Amy Moore. I will have the privilege of supervising Amy’s clinical hours through Larneka Lavalais, LPC PLLC

Bio: Amy Moore is a graduate student at Lamar University pursing a degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. A Southeast Texas native, Amy graduated from Lamar University in 2006 with a bachelor of arts degree in English and worked as a newspaper journalist for 10 years before moving into higher education. For the past decade, Amy has worked in marketing and student life at a local two-year college. Life experiences partnered with her career experiences made it clear to Amy the importance of mental health and access to mental health services. Amy began her graduate studies in 2022 and has successfully completed courses in Counseling Skills, Group and Individual Counseling, Professionalism and Ethics, Abnormal Human Behavior, Career Counseling, Crisis Prevention and Intervention, as well as two in-person Residency courses. Amy is ready and excited to complete her practicum with Larneka and work directly with clients.

Amber Broussard

I would like to extend a warm welcome to Walden University Practicum Student, Amber Broussard.

I will have the privilege of supervising Amber's clinical hours for Winter 2023 through Larneka Lavalais, LPC PLLC. Bio: Amber Broussard, BSN, RN. I have been a nurse for a total of 14 years. I received my associate degree from Lamar University in May 2009. I later obtained my bachelor's degree in December 2015 from Lamar University also. I began my nursing career as a Medical-Surgical nurse at St. Elizabeth Hospital. I also received experience in Oncology, case management, and management while there. I have experience in urgent care nursing as well as hospice care as a clinical liaison. I spent approximately two years in management at the local county jail in the medical department. It was during this time that I became aware of the need in the mental health community, and it led me to enroll in the Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Program at Walden University. I’m scheduled to complete my master’s program in August 2024. I look forward to all that I will learn during my clinical rotation.

Erin Palculict 

I would like to extend a warm welcome to Erin Palculict. Erin is an LPC-Associate that I will be supervising while she is working on her clinical hours to become fully licensed.  

BIO: Erin has a Masters in Education and is an LPC-Associate for the Hardin Jefferson School District, servicing students in Special Education. Erin absolutely love her job. She enjoys working with kids and watching them progress and grow. She has always been a "fixer" so naturally, counseling was her calling.   Erin has one AMAZING son, named Cyrus.  He is seven and he keeps her on her toes.  They both share a love for the beach and being around water.  Erin is so excited to grow her career in counseling and learn from her peers.

Jeanetta Mary Alice Price

I would like to extend a warm welcome to Jeanetta Price. Jeanetta is an LPC-Associate that I will be supervising while she is working on her clinical hours to become fully licensed.

Bio: Jeanetta Mary Alice Price is from the Beaumont, TX. Ms. Price is a graduate of Lamar University with a bachelor’s degree in Social Work and master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. In addition, she is a License Mortgage Loan Originator known as the “OUTTA SIGHT MORTGAGE LOAN LADY.” Ms. Price is the Visionary behind the first anthology., “The WRITE 2 Heal.” Ms. Price mission in life is to help others tap into their vision by utilizing writing as an instrument of healing.  Ms. Price is a living testimony that it is more glory to your story. Often, she reflects on the life of the virtuous woman, Essie Andrus, her biological and spiritual mother who leads by example with her unwavering faith. God blessed me with the gift to write in order to save my life. Ms. Price learned very young the power of words. Although some days she did not feel beautiful, but she wrote herself “Beautifully Healed.” As a spoken word artist, she hosts, “The WRITE 2 Heal” seminars that includes poets, partner artists, and even audience members who will participate in an open mic section. The seminars provide a safe poetic space for all participants to begin their journey of healing while writing. Ms. Price freedom of expression, boldness, vulnerability, and confidence set her aside from other authors, artist, and advocates.  Unapologetically, her writing is a reflection of her unique personality, life’s experiences, complimented by God given creativity. The fire that is shut up in her bones spread wildly around the atmosphere and set others on fire to stand fearless in their truth as they write to heal.

Leah George

I would like to extend a warm welcome to Leah George. Leah is an LPC- Associate that I will be supervising while she is working in her clinical hours to become fully licensed.

Bio: George, M.ED., LPC-Associate. Leah is a graduate from University of Houston Clear Lake with Bachelors in Education. Leah graduated from Lamar University with Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling in 2020. Leah has a passion for serving the community and helping people work through healing in their life journey. Leah enjoys counseling everyone. Leah has experience in counseling individual, couple/marriage, family, group, grief/loss, career, and academic counseling. Leah’s counseling approach is Person-centered, Reality/Choice therapy, Solution-focused therapy. Sometimes she will ask clients to complete homework assignments, as she believe that the work we do in sessions will be most effective if implemented in your life outside of therapy.

Jessica Crook De Mosquera

I would like to extend a warm welcome to Jessica Crook De Mosquera. Jessica is an LPC-Associate that I will be supervising while she is working on her clinical hours to become fully licensed. 

Bio: Jessica is a Bilingual (English and Spanish) Licensed Professional Counselor Associate committed to being an agent for positive change.  She has always had a love and desire for helping people. This has been evident through counseling, working in education,  and immersion in various cultures around the world.  Utilizing holistic and Solution Focused approaches,  her work focuses on challenging maladaprive thoughts, targeting  undesired behaviors, providing tools to manage emotions,  and treating symptoms associated with trauma.    She is also trained and experienced in Cognitive  Behavioral Therapy (CBT) which has been proven to be effective for problems including,  but not limited to; depression, anxiety disorders, alcohol and drug use problems, marital problems, eating disorders, and severe mental illness. She is currently providing  sessions in  individual,  family,  and group settings. 
Jessica received her bachelor’s degree in Industrial Technology  in 2008 and her master’s degree in Counseling and Development in 2020 from Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas. She earned her Licensed Professional Counselor  Associate (LPCA) in 2022.  She is also a Certified School Counselor.

Christal Eve

I would like to extend a warm welcome to Lamar University Practicum student, Christal Eve Maxwell. I will have the privilege of supervising Christal’s clinical hours for Fall 2022 through Larneka Lavalais, LPC PLLC

Bio: Christal Eve (She/Her/Hers) is a graduate student pursuing her licensing as a marriage and family therapist committed to treating individuals, couples, and families. Her professional interests include treating children with emotional or behavioral issues, adults struggling with life transitions, co-parenting, family of origin dysfunction, couples’ issues, self-compassion, trauma, and anxiety. Christal Eve uses a holistic and client-centered approach to collaboratively design and guide the therapeutic experience. Highly driven by mindfulness-based principles, sincerity, and humor, she strives to create a therapeutic climate that is safe, supportive, and culturally inclusive for all to pursue change. Christal Eve places high value in the art of introspection, thus transferring this skill to empower individuals, couples, and families to unapologetically embrace their unique journeys while simultaneously striving to evolve into healthier and more fulfilled versions of themselves. Christal Eve received her Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from University of Houston. In addition to her clinical work, Christal Eve is in pursuit of attaining a Master’s in Counseling from Lamar University with an emphasis on family trauma.  Lamar University’s counseling program is ranked #1 in the Nation.  She currently has maintained a 4.0 GA.  Christal Eve worked in an intensive outpatient therapy programs where she provided therapeutic services to children and families struggling with severe behavioral and mental health challenges. She has extensive experience in trauma-informed care, positive parenting methodologies, and family system dysfunction.

Audrey E. Shankle

I would like to extend a warm welcome to Lamar University Practicum Student, Audrey E. Shankle. I will have the privilege of supervising Audrey’s clinical hours for the Summer of 2022 through Larneka Lavalais, LPC PLLC.

Bio: Audrey Shankle, BGS, is a student counselor in the M.Ed Counseling and Development Program at Lamar University. Audrey has 8 years of experience working in social work settings, supporting individuals and families in increasing safety and wellbeing practices; assisting with supportive services, and providing mental health and treatment planning services.   “Being trained in Individual, Multicultural, and  Marriage and Family Systems theory affords an opportunity to expand the scope of individual counseling. The Systems Theory assumes the individual is not “an island” but rather interconnected with systems of people at  society, community, and family levels. A change in any element can affect other elements. My passion is not only helping individuals achieve their personal social, emotional, and mental health goals; but to also increase functioning in other dimensions of their wellbeing, using data driven theory and techniques.”