Meet the Bloggers

Alicia

Alicia A. Bourque, Ph.D.

Alicia A. Bourque, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist and oversees both the University Counseling Center and Student Health Services. She serves as the administrative liaison between Loyola University and Ochsner Health Systems. Her specialty is general counseling and she has conducted individual therapy with Loyola students since 2005. Her clinical interests include mood disorders, anxiety disorders and pharmacology. She employs cognitive behavioral and interpersonal theoretical orientations in her work.

Pam Agregaard, MA II

Pam Agregaard, MA II

Pam Agregaard, MA II, serves as the Special Services Coordinator/Medical Assistant in Student Health Services. Pam trained under the direction of Dr. Mims Ochsner in the Department of Urology at the start of her career at Ochsner in 1981. She has had further training in Family Practice, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, and Pediatric Gastroenterology. Her job in Student Health consists of coordinating patient care, inputting immunizations for incoming students, processing all Student Health financial matters, obtaining referrals to outside physicians if deemed necessary, and assisting with patient care. She also assists in overseeing student workers. Pam is a New Orleans born native and resides with her family in St. Charles Parish. She is involved with her parish church and helps in her community whenever possible. She enjoys interacting with and assisting the students of Loyola.

Liz Behrens

Liz Behrens

Liz Behrens is a Master of Social Work student at Tulane University. She is completing her field work at Loyola’s Counseling Center as the Community Educator/Outreach. She strongly recognizes the importance of harm and risk reduction, especially within the collegiate population. Her areas of interest include: gender-based violence, disability rights, and social justice on a global scale.

Amie Cardinal, RN

Amie Cardinal, RN

Amie Cardinal is a registered nurse and an employee of Ochsner Health System. She serves as Clinical Operations Coordinator in Student Health. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Our Lady of Holy Cross College in New Orleans, LA. She has been practicing as a registered nurse since 1999. Her previous experience includes pediatric and neonatal intensive care nursing at West Jefferson Medical Center in Marrero, LA. She is a lifelong resident of Jefferson Parish, residing with her husband and two children. She enjoys being a part of Loyola University.

Alison Cofrancesco

Alison Cofrancesco is a National Certified Counselor and has a Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She has a specific interest in serving the young adult population. Alison has a wellness focus to counseling and believes that cultural, emotional, intellectual, social and spiritual development are vital components of growth and identity. Although she provides general counseling, specific areas of interests include identity development, mood disorders, personality disorders and body image. Her theoretical orientation is rooted in a Humanistic approach, however, she also has training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy.

Gil Lerma

Gil Lerma

Gil Lerma is a Nationally Certified Counselor and has a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. He enjoys working with young adults, and has a particular interest in working with individuals and couples. Gil provides general counseling and has a particular interest working with anxiety, depression, grief, and couples. Gil approaches counseling from a Gestalt theoretical orientation where thoughts and feelings and their influence on behavior are explored in order to better understand a clients’ problems and to develop effective solutions.

Lannie Guidry

Lannie Guidry

Lannie Guidry is a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner and is an employee of Ochsner Health System. Lannie is originally from Baton Rouge, Louisiana and is a graduate from Southern University School of Nursing. Since graduating with her bachelor’s degree in 2000, her experience has been mainly in pediatrics and young adults. One of her favorite job experiences was working as a travel nurse for four years. During that four year stent, she was placed in some of the best hospitals in California, Colorado, Arizona, Texas, and Virginia. She and her husband moved to the New Orleans area in summer of 2012 along with their two sons. She is very excited to be a part of Loyola University and this multi-cultural community.

Abbie Levenson

Abbie Levenson

Abbie Levenson is a social work masters student from Tulane School of Social Work who is completing her internship at Loyola. She believes deeply in the importance of providing mental health services to the young adult population, and she views college health and mental health as unique. Abbie’s areas of interest include grief counseling, substance abuse, and anxiety and depression.

Sara Mitchell

Sara Mitchell

Diana Noveck

Diana Noveck

Diana Noveck serves as the Office Manager for both the University Counseling Center and the Career Development Center. She assists students with scheduling appointments and is responsible for all financial matters, orders, and contracts. She assists with coordinating university counseling programs, such as the Take Back the Night March and the Freedom from Smoking group. In addition, Diana maintains the web pages for the University Counseling Center and Student Health Services, and supervises student workers.

Asia Wong

Asia Wong

Asia Wong, LMSW, is a licensed master social worker. In her clinical practice, she has expertise working with clients from a wide variety of socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds, including first generation and non-traditional college students. Her work is informed by narrative therapy, and she utilizes an extensive range of techniques and approaches including compassion focused therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy and forgiveness therapy to best meet her clients’ needs. Her areas of interest include grief counseling, anxiety and depression, and couple’s counseling. Ms. Wong also serves as a clinical supervisor for social work masters students completing their internships at Loyola.

Rachel Ziko

Rachel Ziko

Rachel is a social work masters student at Tulane University. She is excited to be completing her internship at Loyola. Rachel believes in the importance of mental health and the pivotal role that counseling has in the college experience. Her interests are around anxiety, depression, and substance abuse and frames her approach to therapy around Person-Centered theory.

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