Dudley Bienvenu, LCSW, BCPCC
Founder and Director of Bienvenu Counseling Services, Dudley is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Board Certified Professional Christian Counselor, and Licensed Minister with over 35 years and over 30,000 hours of counseling experience. Having received both a BS in Psychology and a Masters in Social Work from Louisiana State University, his specialty areas include individual psychotherapy, marriage counseling, and substance abuse. In addition to providing standard individual and couple counseling, Dudley offers specialized 3-day intensives for couples and individuals who want or need rapid resolution to problems and issues, as well as individual psychotherapy multiple times per week when requested. Dudley has authored four books, created six DVD Small Group Studies, and conducts marriage conferences and enrichment seminars thru local churches and other venues on a regular basis (See Seminars and Resources). A native of Southwest Louisiana, he and his wife have been married for thirty-five years with two daughters and four grandchildren.
Mike Crain, LAC, BCBC
Mike is a Licensed Addictions Counselor for the past 36 years, a Board Certified Biblical Counselor for the past 12 years and an Ordained Deacon in the Diocese of Lafayette. Mike is a seasoned and gifted counselor with addictions, teenagers, and couples. He has received specialized education and training through courses offered by the American Association of Christian Counselors. He recently completed three different training modules for Emotionally Focused Therapy, a total of 72 hours, in order to work with couples seeking healing in troubled relationships. He has worked as a clinician and director in almost all types of treatment settings including outpatient, residential, and hospital-based programs. He has been a frequent public speaker at church sponsored and professional seminars on addictions, parenting, and communication in Southwest Louisiana, he has also presented at American Association of Christian Counselors International and Regional Conferences. Mike has been happily married for 30 years and has two sons ages 25 and 22.
Jere Miles, LCSW, BCPCC
A Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Board Certified Professional Christian Counselor and a skilled family therapist of over 30 years, Jere specializes in working with young children, adolescents & their families. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Nebraska and her Masters in Social Work from LSU. Jere’s vast amount of training includes Inner Healing through Ashland Theological Seminary; Eye Movement and Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR); Recall Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Family Systems Theory, Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), and Family and Marital Therapy. Her Chaplain training in Critical Incident Stress Management, PTSD, Trauma, Grief & Loss, Human Trafficking, Divorce, Depression, Suicide, Disaster Relief, Death Notification and Counseling, Confidentiality, Ethics & Law have helped her assist a variety of clients during her over 12 years with BCS.
When Jere isn’t working, she enjoys providing chaplain/counseling services at a high school after-school program, leading women’s bible studies, and teaching discipleship and kids’ ministry classes. One of Jere’s other hobbies includes editing her husband’s books. She has been married over 35 years and is a proud mother and grandmother.
Carol Peirce, LPC, BCPCC
As a Licensed Professional Counselor and Board Certified Christian Counselor, Carol has a heart for helping people overcome the obstacles, traumas, and patterns that continue to hold them back from living life to the fullest. Carol’s specialty areas include trauma recovery, marriage counseling, and anxiety issues. She is Certified in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), an approach that helps couples identify the negative patterns of interaction that lead to disconnection, and replace them with the steps needed to repair and reconnect. She also helps facilitate professional EFT training in Louisiana. For trauma recovery, Carol is trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing), which focuses on accessing and resolving traumatic experiences at their source. She is also trained in Trauma Resolution Therapy (TRT), a structured writing therapy, and has received training at Ashland Theological Seminary in Formational Prayer (Inner Healing Prayer). At their local church Carol and her husband have led Marriage Communication classes, retreats, seminars, and are the Lead Mentor Couple in the Marriage Mentoring program.
She gladly welcomes clients at all stages of belief in their spiritual journey. To future clients, “I believe in helping you to accomplish your individual goals, not mine. Hopefully, I will listen carefully, respond thoughtfully and together we will construct a plan to help you heal and grow.”
Jessica Foreman, MA, LPMFT
Jessica Foreman is a Provisionally Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist from North Louisiana. She is passionate about helping her clients build stable, centered relationships with themselves and their loved ones. Jessica uses Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Parent-Child Interaction Therapy, Emotion Focused Therapy, and Gottman Couples Therapy with her clients. She believes that all people can have lives worth living and enjoys assisting her clients in developing skills for relaxation, emotion regulation, communication, connection, and self–care. Jessica received a BS in Family Science from Louisiana Tech , and an MA in Marriage and Family Counseling from Asbury Theological Seminary. She is a self-described nerd who greatly enjoys reading research articles and really thick counseling books. She loves taking naps, drinking really good coffee, and watching Marvel movies with her husband and three children whom she lives with in Lafayette.
Barry J. Bouillion Jr. and Dawn Bouillion
I am pleased to announce the hiring of Barry J. Bouillion Jr., MA, LPC, LMFT, and Dawn Bouillion, MAMFT, PLPC, Founders of LifeJourney Counseling & Coaching in Georgia. Barry and Dawn, along with their four children, have made a decision to move to the Lafayette area to be closer to family. Barry will be joining BCS as part of our full-time counseling staff on February 1st and is now accepting new clients. Dawn will be joining BCS as part of our part-time counseling staff on February 1st and will be working alongside Barry doing marriage co-therapy. Dawn is trained in Accelerated Resolution Trauma Therapy, Emotion Focused Couples Therapy, Intimacy Therapy, and works with spouses of Post Traumatic Stress/ Addiction/Military/Veterans and the like helping women heal and recover. Together they offer the unique opportunity for couples to work with them as a couples counseling team. This provides helpful insight and perspective for both the husband and wife throughout the therapy process. They are now accepting new clients.
Barry Bouillion Jr., MA, LPC, LMFT
Barry’s personal story is ultimately what led him into the field of counseling and spiritual formation. As a young man, he was struggling to find direction and purpose in life. This would eventually lead him to join the United States Marine Corps where he served in the infantry. While leading his Marines in difficult missions and helping them navigate their struggles in life, Barry developed a love for leadership. He is passionate about helping others unpack their unique story and finds joy in helping others navigate the more profound questions of life and offering hope and direction.
Barry grew up in Lafayette. He enjoys reading, music, history, watching sports, hiking trails, camping, riding his motorcycle, working the land, connecting with horses, good coffee at local coffee shops, cooking, enjoying a good campfire with other men, and taking adventures with his wife and daughters.
Dawn Bouillion, MAMFT, PLPC
We are made for connection with God, ourselves, and others. We all have a need to be loved, accepted, valued, and safe. When what we were designed for is missing or is taken from us we experience suffering and pain. It’s often from this place of pain that we begin to form unhealthy habits and make choices that harm us or others that we care about. I desire to enter into my client’s world for a short time to help them see and understand what is going on in their internal world, how it may be affected by their past experiences, how it plays out in present relationships, and how it does not have to define their future.
I believe that behind every face is a story that needs to be told, a voice to be heard, a soul that needs connection, and a dream to be discovered and pursued. My heart is to meet you where you are, sit with you, walk with you, and help you get to where you want to go!
Dawn has been married to her husband Barry for nineteen years, and they have four beautiful daughters, two “adopted” twin sons, one adorable grandson and two more grands on the way. She is originally from Ladysmith, VA where all of her extended family still resides. Dawn enjoys spending time with her family, coffee with friends, doing life in authentic community, laughing, learning, and loving people!