Our Team!

Left to Right: Joy Jones, Tina Richardson, Doug White, & Callie Shermer Wilson

Doug White, MA, LPC, CSAT, CPTT

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.

Specializing in: Sexual & Porn Addiction, Couples, and Individuals

Joy Jones, MA, PLPC (*ON MATERNITY LEAVE* - not accepting new clients)

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.

Specializing in: Children, Trauma, Individuals

Callie Shermer Wilson, MA, PLPC, PLFMT

Clinical Associate, Specializing in Marriage and Family Therapy - EMDR Trained, Certified Prepare Enrich Facilitator

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.

Specializing in: Pre-Marital Counseling, Marriage (Affair Recovery), Couples, Individuals, Trauma, and the Neurodiverse Population

Group: Facing the Shadow (Men's Sex and Porn Addiction)

Louie Bernard, PLPC

Clinical Associate, Specializing in CBT & Exposure Response Prevention

For many years, Louie's work centered around building relationships in the Baton Rouge community through the non-profit sector. Now, Louie offers therapeutic relationships and evidenced-based services to people struggling with anxiety, with depression, and/or with maladaptive habits that wreak havoc in life. His training in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and exposure and response prevention helps people reclaim and step into more meaningful lives.He has a Masters of Education in Counseling with a concentration in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from LSU and is a Provisionally Licensed Counselor (PLPC).

Tina Richardson, MS, PLPC, NCC

Clinical Associate, Specializing in Marriage and Family Therapy, CPTT - Candidate, Certified Prepare Enrich Facilitator

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).

Specializing in: Pre-Marital Counseling, Marriage, Couples, and Individuals

Group: Facing Heartbreak (Women's Group)

Kristi Zimmerman, Student Intern Therapist

Student Intern Therapist, Lower-cost Therapeutic Services

Kristi holds a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy with a concentration in Religious Studies from LSU and is currently pursuing a Master of Science in Counseling at the University of Louisiana Monroe.  She is a certified yoga instructor and life coach. She looks forward to integrating yoga and other healing modalities that connect the mind and body into her counseling practice. Kristi is passionate about working with the female population, but especially women who are struggling with trauma as a result of divorce. Kristi wants to walk with clients and serve as a catalyst for growth and change.

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.