Doug White, MA, LPC, CSAT, CPTT

Clinical Director and Founder

Email Doug: doug@dwacounseling.com

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 own counseling practice in the Baton Rouge area.

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

Callie Shermer Wilson, MA, PLPC, PLFMT

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

Email Callie: callie@dwacounseling.com

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. Callie’s areas of focus include: Trauma, Relational Conflict for Individuals, Couples, Anxiety, Problematic Sexual Behaviors, and Pre-Marital Counseling. 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.

"Having a career as a therapist is one of the greatest joys of my life. I am immensely grateful for the opportunity to walk with/guide my clients through whatever struggles they face. As your therapist, I will strive to create a person-centered, empathetic, supportive, encouraging, and non-judgemental atmosphere. 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, Couples, Individuals, Trauma, and the Neurodiverse Population

Louie Bernard, M.Ed., PLPC

Clinical Associate, Specializing in CBT & Uncontrollable Sexual Behaviors

Email Louie: louie@dwacounseling.com

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 uncontrollable sexual behaviors, anxiety, depression, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. 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).

Specializing in: Individuals with Anxiety and with Unwanted Sexual Behaviors

Group: Out of the Shadows (Men's Group)

Tina Richardson, MS, PLPC, NCC

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

Email Tina: tina@dwacounseling.com

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 singleness, 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 - ASIST Trained

Student Intern Therapist, Lower-cost Therapeutic Services

Email Kristi: kristi@dwacounseling.com

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.

Michael Boquet, MA, PLPC, PLMFT

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

Email Michael: michael@dwacounseling.com

Michael works with individuals, couples, groups, and families. He can work with various issues, including anxiety, adjustment difficulties, trauma, depression, sex addiction, and technology-based addictions: pornography, internet use, video games, social media, etc. Michael works from a holistic and systemic perspective, which means he views the person in relation to their family and social context. He holds an MA in Marriage and Family Therapy from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He has been professionally trained in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), and Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI). He is a Provisionally Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (PLMFT).

Michael gets to know clients and their needs to equip them with personalized tools and strategies to help them meet their therapy goals.

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.

Zeus

Therapy Dog

Meet Zeus the Bernedoodle, whose heart is as big as his paws!

Zeus is our 4-legged friend who spreads smiles and joy! Researchers and experts agree that pets excel as therapeutic agents and that dogs are an antidote to depression and anxiety. Studies have shown a decrease in both blood pressure and stress levels during therapy dog visits. Zeus has spent multiple weeks in behavioral training and is continuing classes and consultation to reach his full certification as a therapy dog. Right now, Zeus is in our office 2-3 days a week and offers so many emotional benefits to clients who want him present during their session. He brings joy and laughter, aids in providing you comfort during times of disturbance or discomfort, and can help lower stress levels and blood pressure by being present.