Mary Nicholson, MSW, LCSW

Clinical Social Worker

Mary Nicholson is a licensed clinical social worker who strives to understand each client and integrate specific types of therapy to their needs. She utilizes a wide variety of therapeutic tools, including thought and behavior modification, motivational strategies, art therapy, client-centered therapy, and existential therapy with a holistic approach. As a psychotherapist, Mary is interactive and solution-focused while maintaining a safe, comfortable, and supportive therapeutic environment. She believes that a person’s core beliefs and value systems are prime movers and sources of energy in their lives. The ultimate goal in therapy for the client is to find healthy perceptions of themselves, and to strengthen their relationships so that they can know themselves as peaceful, complete, whole, and safe.

Mary has worked extensively with children, adults, and families in both individual and group therapy, as well as in school and home settings. She has experience working with veterans, individuals with dual-diagnosis, and those with chronic mental illness. She prefers taking a strength-based approach to fully understand how the client views the world.

Mary works with and welcomes individuals, couples, families, and groups. Her areas of focus include but are not limited to: anxiety, depression, isolation, relationships, life transitions, self-esteem, and trauma. She believes that empathy and compassion, as well as doing for others is parallel to personal happiness and fulfillment. Mary is grateful for the opportunity to share in another’s journey as they find what they are looking for in life.

Susan Hebert, LPC

Professional Counselor

Susan Hebert is a licensed professional counselor with a passion for healing. She has worked primarily with individuals and groups of adults 18 and older, but Susan welcomes couples as well. Cognitive behavioral therapy and dialectical behavioral therapy are her most commonly used modalities.

Susan served the college student population at the Counseling and Testing Center at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette as a counselor intern. She spent almost four years with the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office, providing clinical services to individuals and groups to treat a range of mental health problems, including addictive thinking and behaviors, mood disorders, trauma and grief, self-esteem deficits, unhealthy boundaries, suicidal ideation, personality disorders, and psychosis.

She has presented at local continuing education seminars aimed at helping law enforcement respond more effectively to the needs of those suffering mental health crises. Her varied professional experiences in the college and correctional settings, combined with her 20 years as a wife and mother make Susan qualified to serve a range of client needs. Susan views it as a privilege to be invited into her clients’ worlds in order to help them achieve optimal mental health.

Susan earned a degree in Health Promotion and Wellness from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette (UL) in May of 1997. In June of 2014, she attended UL and earned a Masters of Science in Counselor Education, with an emphasis in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She gained the credential of Licensed Professional Counselor from the Louisiana LPC Board of Examiners in 2017.

Susan is an active member of St. Pius X Catholic Church. She enjoys writing and spending time with her husband and her four teenagers.

Coleman Wilson, LPC

Professional Counselor

Mr. Wilson is guided by the principle that all people have the solutions to life’s problems within themselves. His goal as a licensed professional counselor is to help clients identify self-defeating patterns and remove obstacles to achieve empowerment and clarity to make consistent positive choices in one’s own life. He has worked with adult individuals, groups, adolescents, and couples for issues such as anxiety, depression, anger, adjustment issues, family issues, grief, and trauma. Mr. Wilson has worked most closely with addictions and chronic mental illness populations in recent years in inpatient addiction units and outpatient psychiatric clinics, and has become familiar with treating the extreme challenges of both. His therapeutic style is influenced by Person Centered, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT), and Solution-Focused modalities.

Glynis Rennels

Clinical Social Worker & Clinical Supervisor

Glynis Rennels is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Board Approved Clinical Supervisor. She received her Master of Social Work degree from Louisiana State University. While still a student, she began working in the addiction and mental health fields as a mental health tech. Since then, she has served the Acadiana region in mental health, hospitals, residential treatment, corrections, and community-based settings for over 20 years, in both clinical and administrative capacities. Through these various settings, Glynis has been trained in specialized psychotherapy approaches, including Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Solution-Focused Therapy, Play Therapy, Behavior Modification, Maternal and Infant Mental Health, and Art Therapy. She has had the opportunity to work with diverse client groups, including children, adolescents, adults, families, new parents, infants and toddlers, military service members and veterans, offenders, and individuals who experience chronic mental illness and addiction.

Glynis’ practice is heavily influenced by client-centered, trauma-informed, and expressive approaches. She has a strong interest in using mindfulness and holistic wellness concepts in the treatment process in order to address all aspects of clients’ individual needs, including the emotional, intellectual, social, and spiritual domains. Glynis has developed a therapy style that fully incorporates an individual’s strengths and goals into the treatment plan, and that emphasizes self-care and wellness as important components in healing, with the goal of assisting clients with improving coping skills, developing strategies to minimize stress and obstacles, and making meaningful changes so that they can reach their own goals.

In joining AMPS, Glynis is returning to her love of working directly with clients while combining experience from her various roles and work in multiple settings. Her main areas of focus are the treatment of trauma and PTSD, depression, anxiety, relationship problems, parenting, grief and loss, family of origin issues, chronic mental illness, and substance abuse.