Donna Aucoin

Donna Aucoin Psychologist

Licensed Medical Psychologist, PhD, M.P. in Lafayette, LA

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.

Psychology Counseling & Therapy in Lafayette, LA

"Creating Solutions Designed To Enhance Lives"

Servicing individuals, couples, families, and children with evidence-based psychological counseling & therapy throughout Lafayette, Louisiana and the Acadiana area. Each of our highly trained counselors create plans and implement solutions that are research-based and empirically supported. Diversity is an integral part of our practice. Each client is provided an individualized, tailored, and unique assessment and treatment plan with consistent focus on meaningful progress and improved quality of life.

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Stephanie Hebert
Stephanie Hebert
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Very pleased with the professionalism at Aucoin & Associates. Their psychological evaluations are always thorough and provide tangible ways to help the child.
Gina Verrett
Gina Verrett
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From the moment I walked in the door I knew I was in the right place ... Dr Aucoin takes her time and really listens to what you are going through... I had questions and concerns about my meds after I got home..I called the office and left a message for her...when she called me back...
Jeff Selva
Jeff Selva
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I urge anyone that needs to talk to someone not to wait. Admitting you need help is not easy, but once you do getting that help is important.
Steven Sabatieer
Steven Sabatieer
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The counselors and Dr Aucoin have been wonderful to my family and I. They’ve provided excellent care through counseling and therapy in our times of need. Thank you.
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I love how friendly the staff is. I also cannot say enough good things about Adrienne!! She is an amazing therapist!
Stephanie Nichols
Stephanie Nichols
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Dr. Aucoin is the most caring, kind, compassionate psychologist I have known.Very welcoming environment and helpful feedback. I was matched to somebody that was a compliment to my personality.
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