Dr. Tamara Lafont earned her doctor of nursing practice degree from Louisiana State University in New Orleans in 2020. She previously received her bachelor of science in nursing in 2013 from Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, Louisiana. After obtaining her RN licensure, she began to specialize her nursing career in psychiatry throughout the Bayou and Southshore regions of the Ochsner Health System.
Dr. Lafont completed her preceptorship at Children’s Hospital New Orleans, University Medical Center, Metropolitan Human Services District, South Central Louisiana Human Services Authority- River Parishes and Odyssey House Louisiana. She received the Nurse Practitioner Leadership Award upon the completion of her program.
She is board-certified as a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. She has experience in providing a variety of mental health services including adult, child and adolescent, inpatient behavioral health, consult-liaison, residential psychiatric and substance use management.
Dr. Lafont’s practice philosophy is grounded in that human beings are complex and multi-faceted. She believes that understanding the lives and illness experiences of people require a provider to look at situations from multiple perspectives. She hopes to inspire holistic healing of the body, mind, and spirit through research, education and innovation.