Bossier City Clinical Staff
M.S., LPC, RPT
EMDR Specialist for children and adolescents
My passion for helping the hurting originates from my own journey from hurt to hope and healing. I desire to empower children, individuals, and families to overcome the obstacles in their lives hindering them from the joy, hope, and healing they seek. As a counselor, my goal is to come alongside you and offer encouragement and hope as you walk your journey toward healing. I graduated from the Louisiana State University of Shreveport in 2016 with a Master’s in Science and in 2010 with a Master’s of Arts degree. I am a LPC and a Registered Play Therapist. My trainings and experience also include: play therapy, expressive arts, sand tray therapy, depression/anxiety, stress with transitions, parent/child relationships, children with exceptionalities, grief and loss, trauma, and co-dependency issues. I am also a EMDR provider to help people recover from traumatic experiences, anxiety, and depression.
From a very young age I knew that I wanted to do something in life to help others. Over the course of growing up and through my own experiences in life I learned that I had the capacity to listen, to hear and to empathize with others in all matters. Because of this I chose to pursue my education in psychology and counseling, where I earned a Master of Arts in Counseling and Guidance and became a Licensed Professional Counselor in 2010.
My goal as a counselor is to meet people in their hurt and walk with them into healing. I am passionate about assisting others to effect growth and change. I work with teenagers and adults experiencing a wide range of difficulties including depression, anxiety, grief, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, trauma and abuse.
My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating each client with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don’t believe in stigmatizing labels. My counseling technique includes a solution focused, cognitive behavioral approach which incorporates mindfulness training, effective coping skills, communication skills, problem solving skills and exploration of personal conflicts and emotional stressors.
As individuals gain insight into their lives and positive changes are made in thought processes and behaviors a healthier life may be achieved. If you are ready to begin the process of change, I am here to support and encourage you.
To better serve individuals I have become an EMDR Provider and will be training to become a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP) as well as a Certified First Responder Counselor.
From my own experience in counseling, I quickly realized that sometimes individuals just need or want someone to talk to and truly listen to what they’re saying. In college, I found the human mind and behavior fascinating, which led me to pursue my Bachelor’s degree in psychology. It became evident that I was able to listen, empathize, and provide encouragement and support, which led me to pursue a career in counseling.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and have a Master of Arts in Counseling and Guidance from Louisiana Tech University. I have worked in a variety of settings and have counseled and guided individuals experiencing a wide range of difficulties related to anxiety, depression, grief, family issues and divorce, communication problems, and trauma and abuse. I enjoy helping individuals in order to improve boundaries, codependency, low self-esteem, and parenting skills. I have worked with children to help them improve their focus, behavior, and impulse control.
I am passionate about meeting individuals where they’re at and establishing a connection that is most effective for them. I am committed to educating, guiding, and helping individuals become more self-aware so that they can practice new ways of thinking and communicating. I am dedicated to working with any individual as a team to address any issues by teaching effective coping skills, mindfulness, problem-solving skills, communication skills, and exploring any personal conflicts or unresolved issues.
I am now a provider in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy. In order to better serve individuals, I will be training to become a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional and a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist.
I am a wife, a mother, a daughter, a sister, an aunt, a niece, a cousin, and a friend. All the roles that I have filled, and the relationships with family and friends, have helped shape me into the person I am today. I am a licensed professional counselor that received a Master’s in Counseling from Louisiana Tech University in 1999.
I became a counselor to help people live up to their highest potential and to assist them to turn their struggles into positive change. Everyone has a potential to grow emotionally and spiritually and can heal regardless of life circumstances.
I work with individuals to create healthier patterns of behavior in order to accomplish their goals. I believe that each individual possesses unique skills that can help overcome their adversities and achieve their desired outcomes.
My approach to counseling is eclectic, with a focus on cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, and solution focused perspectives. I have experience working with clients with an array of mental health problems and ages. I have worked as a therapist in hospitals, outpatient programs, schools, rehab agencies, and behavioral health clinics. I am bilingual and can work with Spanish speakers as well.
MA, LPC EMDR Provider
It is such a privilege to have the opportunity to work with the men, women and families in this community. As your therapist, I’ll work to help you move out of the hard places that have left you weary, anxious, and often traumatized into a place of healing and restoration. Our alliance will focus on the whole person addressing your mind, body, and spirit while integrating multiple counseling approaches to fit your specific needs.
I’ve been a licensed and practicing professional counselor for nearly 10 years. While the focus is on you and your needs, each therapist brings something different to the table. I come from a long line of military servicemen and women and married into law enforcement. I have a passion for the health and wellbeing of our soldiers, first responders, and their loved ones. I have also an extensive history in the social service sector that has afforded me the opportunity to advocate for people at many levels. I am a wife and mother of two biological children and one precious adopted one.
I work with adults with trauma, anxiety, depression, mood disorders, grief, adjustment issues, infertility, sexual abuse, history of domestic violence, family conflict, and spiritual struggles. I work with teenagers on issues including trauma, anxiety, depression, mood disorders, grief, and adjustment issues.
Uriah J. Oxford
NCCA Licensed Pastoral Counselor * Pending
I sensed my calling to ministry at age twelve, and like many ran from God for several years. I had no idea why He would call me to the task of helping others until much later. I began to see that his hand on my life throughout all my struggles and traumatic experiences would be the way he would use me to lead others to healing. By age thirty I was a complete wreck. But by His amazing grace He picked me up and started a major overhaul that taught me how to live as a healthy person for the first time in my life. God chose for me a combination of spirituality, exercise, eating properly, and creativity to stay on track with Him and my loved ones. My story is definitely one of brokenness, healing and redemption. My wife and I believe it is time to share how God has restored us and blessed us with the skills to be in a happy and fruitful marriage. I am passionate about helping people battle depression, anxiety, ADHD, food and sexual addictions. I am a Licensed Pastoral Counselor through the National Christian Counselors Association and received my Pastoral and Biblical training from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. I have had the privilege of serving Shreveport/Bossier for the past twenty years in preaching and teaching the Bible as a pastor—and I will rely on God and the scriptures to counsel others towards healing. My approach to health and healing is leading others to find “their way” in worship, exercise, eating properly, and artistic/creative activities. I will be leading beginner yoga classes, art classes and other activities that will lead others to reclaim their life.