A native of Lafayette, Louisiana, Dr. Aucoin received a Bachelor’s degree in psychology, with a minor in biology, from the University of Southwestern Louisiana (currently University of Louisiana at Lafayette) before pursuing and obtaining a Master’s degree in Social Work from Louisiana State University. She then completed the requirements for both an additional Master’s degree and a Doctorate degree in Psychology from the University of Southern Mississippi. Dr. Aucoin completed a one-year internship at the Johns Hopkins University Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland as part of her doctoral requirements. Most recently, she received a Post-Doctoral Master’s degree in Psychopharmacology and she is now licensed as a Medical Psychologist which allows for her to prescribe psychotropic medications.
Dr. Aucoin previously served as the Regional Psychologist for the Office of Mental Health for six years and during that period she facilitated the development of multiple-community-based programs for youth throughout the state, region, and parish. During that period, Dr. Aucoin was awarded a federally funded 3-year grant for $1,050,000 through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration which facilitated the provision of mental health services, training, and consultation for students and educators within the Lafayette Parish School system.
Dr. Aucoin specializes in assessment and treatment of children and adolescents with emotional, behavioral, and/or academic concerns. She provides psychological evaluations to determine relevant diagnoses and to assist in the development of comprehensive treatment plans. She provides individual, family, and group therapy, as well as consultation with teachers and other professionals regarding assessment results and treatment strategies. She frequently works with children who have one or more of the following issues/diagnoses: Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), anxiety, depression, oppositional / defiant behavior, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, learning difficulties, Asperger’s, Autism, anger control difficulties, and aggression. Dr. Aucoin also conducts adult ADHD evaluations and provides consultation for adults with developmental disabilities. Furthermore, she works in conjunction with family physicians and pediatricians to to prescribe psychotropic medications for clients who need this form of treatment.