Associate Professor of Counseling

Lead Faculty, Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program



University of New Orleans (Ph.D. & M.Ed. in Counselor Education and Supervision)

University of New Orleans (B.S. in Business Management)



Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia (Mental Health Evaluator and Expert Witness)

Benjamin Counseling Center (Mental Health Counselor and Crisis/Trauma Counselor)

Red Cross (Mental Health Disaster Volunteer)

DCTV (Co-Producer and Host of “Strengthening Our Education System: Teenagers’ Perspective”)

Luane Oprea & Associates, Inc.  (President, Mental Health Counselor & Expert Witness and Business Consultant)

Jackson Hole Community Counseling Center (Mental Health Counselor; Crisis and Trauma Counselor)

Child Protective Services Team in Teton County, Wyoming (Mental Health Team Member)

St. John’s Hospital in Jackson, Wyoming (Mental Health and Crisis Evaluator)

Teton County, Wyoming Courts (Mental Health Expert Witness)

Orleans Parish, Jefferson Parish, and St. Tammany Parish Courts (Mental Health Expert Witness)

Archdiocese of New Orleans (Mental Health Consultant for School Counselors)

YWCA of Greater New Orleans (Board Member)



American Counseling Association (ACA)

Maryland Counseling Association (MCA)


Research Areas of Interest

Historical and generational trauma

Wellness and strength-based models

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)

Prevention and intervention of oppressive systems