Patricia Thomas is an Assistant Professor of counseling at Our Lady of Holy Cross College. She holds an M.A. in Counseling from the University of Colorado and a PhD in Counselor Education from the University of New Orleans. Pat is a licensed professional counselor and supervisor (LPC-S) in Louisiana and a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC).
Pat previously taught at Southeastern La. University, UNO and Xavier U. She worked as a professional counselor in schools for over 25 years, in an agency that serves the homeless for two years and with children and adults after Hurricane Katrina for two years.
Pat’s major professional interests are in the areas of wellness and holistic approaches to counseling, multiculturalism, school counseling and in mentoring aspiring young counselors. Pat has supervised counselor interns who were working towards their LPC license. She has presented numerous workshops to parents, teachers and professional counselors at the local, state and national levels.
Pat has served as President of the Louisiana Counseling Association, the Louisiana School Counselors’ Association and Louisiana Counselors for Social Justice. She has received the award for Distinguished Professional Service from the Louisiana Counseling Association and the High School Counselor of the Year award from the Louisiana School Counselors’ Association.
Pat has been a faculty member for 11 years at the international institute “A Counselors View of Italy” at which counseling students and professional counselors are offered a two week institute in which they learn about the similarities and differences in mental health service delivery in Italy and the United States.
American Counseling Association, Association of Counselor Education and Supervision, La. Counseling Association, La. School Counselors' Association, La. Association of Counselor Education and Supervision, La. Counselors' for Social Justice