Facing the Shadows is a program for individuals with sexual compulsion and is conducted in an atmosphere of safety, confidentiality, and respect. All new clients are screened to determine if a candidate is a good fit and will derive optimum benefit from the program. The group is therapist led and utilizes the Facing the Shadows workbook. It covers the first seven tasks of the Carnes researched, evidence-based thirty-task model, the most respected model for treating sex addiction.

When: Contact Callie at for more information on dates
Where: Doug White and Associates Office
Leader: Callie Shermer, MA, PLMFT, PLPC
Cost: $60 per session plus a one time purchase of curriculum textbook



This group utilizes the workbook authored by Stephanie Carnes and resources from Dr. Sherri Keffer and Mari Lee, pioneers in the field of betrayal trauma who have developed materials to help partners find healing and wholeness. Participants in this therapeutic group need not be in partnership with a sex addict to gain its benefits. If you are in relationship with someone who has lied about or covered up his sexual behavior, this group is highly recommended to help navigate the road to recovery.

When: Contact Tina at for more information on dates
Where: Doug White and Associates Office
Leader: Tina Richardson, MS, PLPC, CPTT - Candidate
Cost: $60 per session plus a one time purchase of curriculum textbook


To sign up for a group contact us at 225-810-3922 or by email at or

Welcome to Doug White & Associates

Our Work

We provide a wide range of services for those struggling with issues related to sex addiction, trauma, intimacy disorders, sexual abuse, and affair recovery, We also offer help for individuals suffering from anxiety, depression and co-dependency. Our professional staff can provide pre-marital counseling for couples embarking on marriage as well as those already married and in crisis.


Our approach to recovery is thorough and comprehensive. We begin with an extensive initial assessment including screenings for addictive and behavioral disorders. The results of your assessments are used to guide us in developing therapy recommendations for you or your loved one. At Doug White and Associates, you will interact with professionals who empathize with your struggles and provide hope for the future through proven therapeutic interventions.

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Our Team

Doug White and Associates - Baton Rouge, LA

Doug White, MA, LPC, CSAT, CPTT

Clinical Director & Founder

Baton Rouge born and bred, Doug has over 30 years of experience in the mental health field and is a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT) and a Certified...
(225) 810-3922

Joy Jones, MA, PLPC

Clinical Associate, Specializing in Marriage and Family Therapy

Joy is experienced in working with clients with a wide range of issues pertaining to adjustment difficulties, grief, anxiety, depression, childhood trauma and...
(225) 810-3922

Callie Shermer, MA, PLPC, PLFMT

Clinical Associate

Callie holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy, both from the University of Louisiana Monroe. She is a Provisional...
(225) 810-3922

Tina RIchardson, MS, PLPC, NCC

Clinical Associate

Tina works with individuals, couples, and children over 6 years old. Her goal is to create a space for clients to feel valued and where they experience...
(225) 810-3922

Individual Counseling

Anxiety | Depression | Trauma | Co-Dependency | Sex & Porn Addiction


Mens 3 and 5 Day Therapeutic Intensives


Men's New Beginnings | Men's Recovery