Our Team

Doug White, MA, LPC, CSAT, CPTT, EMDR trained

Clinical Director and Founder

Doug White is the founder and director of Doug White & Associates. 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 Partner Trauma Therapist (CPTT), trained by Dr. Patrick Carnes with the International Institute of Trauma and Addiction professionals (IITAP). He is also professionally trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). Throughout his professional counseling career, Doug has worked 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 love own counseling practice in the Baton Rouge area.

Joy Jones, MA, PLPC

Clinical Associate, Specializing in Family and Individuals

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, 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). She has furthered her skills by completing intensive training to become a TBRI Practitioner. 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, 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.

Callie Shermer, MA, PLPC, PLFMT

Clinical Associate, Specializing in Marriage and Family Therapy - EMDR Trained

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 Licensed Professional Counselor and Provisional Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, as well as an Associate member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy and a member of the Louisiana Counselors Association. Callie’s areas of focus include: Relational Conflict for Individuals, Couples and Families, Anxiety, Self Esteem, Behavior Modification, Sex Addiction and Infidelity. Callie utilizes time in the therapy room with a Strengths-Based and Experiential Therapy Approach while considering each client's unique ideas, thoughts, interests, cultural backgrounds, and religious views. She works from a systemic perspective, which means that she views clients’ immediate family relationships and larger social context as being important resources in solving problems. Additionally, Callie has completed training in eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) which is utilized in trauma recovery. No matter what season of life you are in, Callie wants to be a part of it to help facilitate growth, and when needed, change. She has a heart that desires to walk with others through their journey in life. If you are seeking to make meaningful changes in your life and relationships, she will help provide the space you need to become more resilient and move forward.

Tina Richardson, MS, PLPC, NCC

Clinical Associate, Specializing in Marriage and Family Therapy, CPTT - Candidate

Tina works with individuals, couples, and children. Her goal is to create a space for clients to feel valued and where they experience a sense of belonging. She is most passionate about helping couples work through relationship issues, but also has experience working with clients on anxiety, life transitions, infidelity, behavioral issues, trauma, and grief. Tina is trained in Partner Trauma Therapy. She has a Masters of Science in Counseling with a concentration in Marriage, Couples and Family. She is a Provisionally Licensed Counselor (PLPC), Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC), and a Certified Partner Trauma Therapist - Candidate (CPTT - Candidate).

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.