Staff Member

Stacy L. Faulkner, LPC-S, NCC

Clinical Director

As Clinical Director of Hope House, Stacy maintains an active caseload while providing supervision and direction to the staff therapists and clinical interns. She works in partnership with the Clinical Staff, Victim Advocates and other CAC staff, Law Enforcement, Child Protective Services, District Attorney’s offices, medical personnel and other key members to mobilize and strengthen the multidisciplinary approach to the prevention, intervention, investigation, treatment and prosecution of child abuse. This includes providing trauma-focused therapy to children and their non-offending caregivers, creating operating protocols and procedures for counseling programs, creating training documents and tools needed to implement services and measure their effectiveness, and more.

When asked what she likes most about her job, Stacy said:
“While we hear some difficult stories at the CAC, I look forward to coming to work every day because I have the privilege of helping my clients feel better. The model we use, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, is evidence-based and highly effective at helping clients reduce or eliminate symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder. Teaching kids and teens how their thoughts, feelings, and actions are connected, and being a safe person for them to share with is such an honor. The clients inspire me every day with their courage and resilience!”

Stacy received her BAS in Psychology and MA in Counseling from Dallas Baptist University. She is a board-certified Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC #7044), a National Certified Counselor (NCC) by the National Board for Certified Counselors, and is certified in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy – one of only nine certifications in the state of Louisiana.

Prior to Hope House, Stacy was a clinical intern at the Children’s Advocacy Center for Denton County (North Dallas) working with children and adults in group and individual therapy. While pursuing her education, she worked for the Xerox Corporation for 18 years as an Instructional Designer, Professional Instructor, and Project Manager.

Stacy is originally from Nashville, TN and has lived all across the southern U.S., from California to Florida. For as long as she can remember, she has been drawn to New Orleans. She loves the music, food, the live oak trees and night-blooming jasmine. She spends as much time as possible enjoying the city with her husband, John, and their basset hound, Otis. They are also huge Saints football fans. In her spare time, Stacy volunteers with Looziana Basset Rescue and fosters dogs.

Stacy L. Faulkner, LPC-S, NCC