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TPN.Health Clinician Spotlight: Kyle Hankinson, PLPC, NCC

TPN.Health was able to connect with Kyle Hankinson, PLPC, NCC, at the 2019 Louisiana Counseling Association (LCA) Conference where he shared some insight into his experience in the LGBTQ+ community — personal, in professional practice, and the relationship between those two spheres. “No one should have to feel alone.”  Kyle self-identifies as a member of the transgender …

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TPN.Health Clinician Spotlight: Jennifer Holmes, LCSW

On her work in recovery and stigma-reduction in behavioral health TPN.Health connected with Jennifer Holmes, LCSW, at her home office in Metairie, where she operates a private practice. Jennifer has specialized training working with individuals facing substance use and/or addiction issues. Likewise, she herself identifies as a person in long-term recovery. She is a native …

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TPN.Health Clinician Spotlight: Shannon Huertas, LPC

Happenstance: a circumstance especially that is due to chance Happenstance is a term that Shannon Huertas, LPC, uses to describe her journey of professional meandering in the behavioral health field. At the start of her undergraduate years, Shannon intended to major in accounting as she was good with numbers, and her father suggested it. While …

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TPN.Health Clinician Spotlight: Robin Webster, LPC, NCC

“I’ve always been a believer.” Robin Webster, LPC, NCC, reflected on her upbringing in faith traditions. She grew up, initially, in the faith tradition of Judaism, which then transitioned to Christianity when she was a preteen. For Robin, the practice of bringing comfort to the people in her life was commonplace throughout childhood into adulthood. …

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Storied Scapes: The Narrative in Play Therapy

TPN.Health reflects with the Feelings Doctor on how the practice of play therapy works on personal narrative construction Story-telling is ubiquitous in that people across time and cultures have had a constant working relationship with the story-making and telling process to make sense of life experiences. The concept of story-telling as a vehicle for making …

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TPN.Health Clinician Spotlight: Dildred Small Womack, LPC-S, LMFT, Mediator

What is the most important thing to you in your practice? “The most important thing is for individuals to be able to see the beauty of their internal strength and to learn ways to explore a sense of belonging inside them[selves].” -Dildred Small Womack, LPC-S, LMFT, & Mediator At Wonderful Works Consulting Agency, LLC, Dildred …

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2019 LCA Conference Recap: Part 2

“We’ve embarked on this research-writing project and have found a gap in the literature.” -Jordan Esfeld, BS, MS-C Kathryn Pennings, TPN.Health Clinical Liaison, with colleagues Jordan Esfeld and Annie Rooney, all of whom are masters level students in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program at Loyola University, gave an interactive presentation of their research findings …

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LCA Conference Recap: Part 1

More trusted clinical voices equals a better TPN.Health. It was an information-packed beginning of the week for the hundreds of clinicians who attended the 2019 Louisiana Counseling Association (LCA) Conference, and the TPN.Health team was in the thick of it all. We had the privilege to hear experiences of the clinicians that visited our table. …

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