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  • Dr. Tiffany Bates

    Dr. Tiffany Williams Bates currently teaches counseling related courses in the Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Department at Louisiana Tech University and has a private counseling practice, Rain to Rainbow Counseling and Consulting, in Ruston, Louisiana. She is the past president of National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)–Ruston and the vice president of NAMI –Louisiana. She is a licensed professional counselor supervisor and certified school counselor in Louisiana and Texas. She has counseled in intermediate and high schools in Texas and Louisiana and also worked in a university counseling center. She has also developed youth programs and empowerment seminars for women. Currently, she serves as a Mental Health Consultant and Corporate Trainer with MindTree Institute, PLLC.  Her research interests include school counseling, adolescents, women, multicultural issues, and disaster mental health.

    Dr. Bates is originally from New Orleans, Louisiana. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Grambling State University, a Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Xavier University of Louisiana and a PhD. in Counselor Education from Sam Houston State University. She resides in Ruston and is married with two daughters.