Dr. Mary Kathryn Rodrigue Gastinel
Dr. Mary Kathryn Rodrigue Gastinel is a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 15 years of professional practice, and is the co-owner and founder of The Wellness Studio, LLC. Dr. Gastinel also has over five years of experience in psychosocial oncology with a focus on young adults, and specializes in grief and bereavement counseling. She spent her first three years at Tulane Cancer Center.
While there, she served as a patient navigator, mental health counselor and director of psych-oncology training. She was also responsible for administrative oversight of the social work and counselor master’s level interns, along with her management responsibilities.
Before reaching 30 years old, Dr. Gastinel co-founded her private practice, earned her master’s degree and Ph.D., fought cancer alongside her husband, and founded two cancer-related nonprofit organizations in her husband’s memory. She received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Alabama, and then went on to the University of New Orleans to receive her Masters and Ph.D. in Counseling. Dr. Gastinel utilizes her personal experiences and insight with cancer patients to help others stricken with the disease. Dr. Gastinel is also the Program Coordinator for the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Graduate Program at Nicholls State University.