Who We Are


Joni Orazio, MD, DFAPA

Dr. Joni Orazio originates from New Orleans.  She graduated from the University of New Orleans then completed her medical degree from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in 1989.  She completed a General Psychiatry residency at Alton Ochsner Foundation then returned to Louisiana State University School of Medicine to complete a fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, serving as Chief Resident.


Charles E Bramlet, Jr, MD

Dr. Charles E Bramlet, Jr. originates from Lafayette, Louisiana.  Following undergraduate studies at the University of Louisiana, he completed his medical degree at Louisiana State University School of Medicine.  Dr. Bramlet completed an internship in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Louisiana State University School of Medicine, then completed a residency in General Psychiatry at Alton Ochsner Foundation.

The Healing Relationship Model

As practitioners who have adopted the Healing Relationship Model, we strive for cures where possible, aim to reduce suffering when a cure is not possible, and seek to help our patients find meaning beyond the illness experience. Critical to this are relationships that possess mutual respect and that cultivate trust, hope, and a sense of being known. We encourage a bidirectional flow of information between ourselves and our patients, ensuring a cooperative spirit with mutually agreed upon treatment goals and components.


Ellen Stutes, LPN
Patient Care Coordinator (PCC)

Ellen Stutes, LPN has been on staff for 21 years. She has 28 years of experience in the nursing field with the last 25 years in mental health. Ellen works closely with our patients in the clinic, triages patient calls and facilitates psychopharmacology groups. She has experience in administering school observations, psychiatric assessment testing and psychoeducational testing.

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Charmaine Richard
Office Manager & PCC

Charmaine Richard, Office Manager for Psychiatric Associates of Southwest Louisiana, is a native of Lafayette, Louisiana. She graduated from Southern Technical College in 1985. Charmaine has worked in the medical field for 37 years and has served as Office Manager with Psychiatric Associates of Southwest Louisiana for 23 years. Along with being our Office Manager, Charmaine assists with providing care to patients, striving to create an atmosphere that provides a positive, compassionate and accepting experience.

Jonnell Joseph
Medical Assistant

Ms. Jonnell Joseph graduated from The National EMS Academy in 2003. Jonnell has 6 years of experience in the medical field. She has worked exclusively in medical outpatient settings. She currently serves as our Medical Assistant. Jonnell assists with patient triage and support care. Jonnell cultivates positivity in our office, always offering kind words and a smile.