Our Team


Clinical Director and Founder

Doug White is the founder and director of Doug White & Associates. Baton Rouge born and bred, Doug has over 25 years of experience in the mental health field and is a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT) and a Certified Partner Trauma Therapist (CPTT), trained by Dr. Patrick Carnes with the International Institute of Trauma and Addiction Professionals (IITAP). Doug has years of experience working with hundreds of men, women, couples, and teens on the road to recovery from addiction, betrayal, abuse and intimacy issues. His track record of success helping people “do life and love right” led to Doug opening his own counseling practice in the Baton Rouge area.

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 abuse, infertility and miscarriage, foster care and adoption, marriage and relationship problems, and sexuality. She holds an MA in Marriage and Family Therapy from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Joy counsels from a trauma-informed perspective, having been professionally trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI). With child clients, she utilizes play therapy techniques to assist in the healing process. She sees children as young as four years of age as well as teens and adults. She can conduct therapy in individual, couple, family, and group settings. Joy looks forward to the privilege of walking alongside you and guiding on your journey to hope and healing through the difficulties and challenges of life we all face.

Suzanne R. White

Marketing Coordinator and Editor

Suzanne White, wife of founder/director Doug White, holds a BA in Broadcast Journalism from Louisiana State University, but is no stranger to the world of recovery. While assisting Doug in facilitating Celebrate Recovery for seven years at Istrouma Baptist Church, she led Women’s Codependency groups and step studies. Her heart for women trapped in the dark world of the sex industry compelled her to serve with Midnight Outreach ministry on the streets of Baton Rouge for two years. She has also spearheaded a local support group for women in relationship with sexually addicted men.