Longleaf Hospital Staff

Candace Blood, LCSW, LAC

Director of Clinical Services

Candace Blood, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Licensed Addiction Counselor, serves as the Director of Clinical Services at Longleaf Hospital where she oversees the Social Service Department and the Intensive Outpatient Program.  Candace has previously held other management roles in agencies in her community.  She has extensive experience working with the Substance Use Disorder and Mental Health populations.  She is trained in EMDR therapy and REBT therapy.  She has a private practice in which she works with professionals with substance use disorders including the Recovering Nurses Program, the Healthcare Professionals’ Foundation of Louisiana, and the Judges and Lawyers Assistance Program.  She received the Outstanding Student Award at Northwestern State University and the Louisiana Counselor in Trainer of the Year for the Louisiana Association of Substance Abuse Counselors and Trainers.

Candace earned her undergraduate degree at Northwestern State University in Social Work and her Master’s in Social Work from Louisiana State University.

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