Shreveport Clinical Staff
M.S., LPC, CSAT, CCTP
Certified Clinical Trauma Professional
Certified Sex Addiction Therapist
Director of Recovery for the Hub Urban Ministry and Purchased: Not for Sale
I am an Army Veteran who has a Bachelor’s in Psychology from Louisiana Tech University and Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy from Fuller Theological Seminary. I am an ordained minister and Licensed Professional Counselor trained in EMDR for trauma, Restoration Therapy for couples and families, a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP) and I am also a certified sex addiction therapist (CSAT). I am also currently the Director of Recovery for The Hub: Urban Ministry that works to fight against poverty and human trafficking. I am married to my wife Jacie and I have two sons Grady and Jude.
I started this practice to be able to help people in ways that are progressive, cutting edge, and have the ability to make real and lasting change in the body, mind, and spirit. As a part of my journey I have faced trauma of different levels and experiences. I am a child of sexual neglect and divorce. I have faced bullying and emotional abuse. I have been to war in Afghanistan and faced natural disasters like Hurricane Katrina. I have two children with special needs and rare diseases. This has shaped me to have a heart for helping others and experience with real change and healing. Through all of this, God has continued to work in me to guide me and lead me to help others. Counseling and guidance have helped me to move past my past and continue to overcome my hang-ups and hurts. I hope that through taking the risky and sometimes scary step of calling a counselor that others will reach out and find that same help I received. Our past is important, but it does not have to dictate our present. We have a team of amazing of counselors, therapists, and social workers who want to walk along side you with whatever you are facing. The battle does not have to be fought alone. We believe there is power in vulnerability and that by reaching out for help you can find the power and strength to overcome whatever trauma and pain that life has brought upon you.
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.
M.A., LPC, NCC, CSAT-c
Certified Sex Addiction Therapist
Certified Clinical Trauma Professional
One of the most important reasons I became a counselor is because I believe we all need someone to walk alongside us in the process of healing and restoration. I knew I wanted to become a counselor after experiencing counseling myself when I was beginning college. It was a life-changing experience for me, and I want to provide that to others. I am passionate about helping people grow and reach the healthiest version of themselves in mind, body, and spirit.
I have a Bachelors Degree is Family and Child Studies from Louisiana Tech University and a Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Nicholls State University. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and a National Certified Counselor through the National Board of Certified Counselors. I am a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist candidate, and I specialize in treating sex addiction, pornography addiction, infidelity, and partner betrayal trauma. I also work with female teenagers and young adults with pornography addiction. I have been trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing for adults and teens.
I work with individuals, couples, and families. I focus on adults with trauma, depression, anxiety, addiction, codependency, relational/marital issues, and grief and adjustment issues. I also work with teens focusing on trauma, behavioral problems, anxiety, depression, and grief and adjustment issues. I offer faith-based counseling from a biblical perspective if a client would like that as part of his/her treatment. I also offer weekly Partner Betrayal Trauma Groups for women who have discovered infidelity or a partner’s problematic sexual behavior.
My love for helping others overcome life challenges stems from my early days in college when I was a member of the service fraternity Alpha Phi Omega. This organization introduced me to community based service projects that were life changing. It was in these early days that I had the rewarding opportunity to change lives and help others see bright possibilities for their future. Through counseling I am able to continue to help others by empowering individuals and families from a strengths based perspective. I also come from a proud military family and am a passionate Veteran advocate. I seek to serve those who have bravely served our country. I have experience providing counseling to Veterans, adults, couples, families and groups with a special focus on trauma.
I am currently a LMSW, licensed master social worker in the State of Louisiana. I studied business and received a Bachelor’s of Science at Texas A&M University-Commerce in Commerce, Texas and completed a Masters in Social Work program at Stephen F. Austin State University School of Social Work in Nacogdoches, Texas. I am trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).
MA , LPC, LAC
Certified Sex Addiction Therapist
I discovered very young in my life that I loved talking to people. I realized that there is something very healing when you have someone that you can trust during difficult times. I took every psychology/counseling course I could in high school and college. I completed my psychology degree from Louisiana College and headed to Fort Worth, TX to finish my master’s degree at Southwestern Baptist Seminary where I majored in marriage and family counseling. I have been counseling since 2006 and I’m living my dream of encouraging and supporting people as they go through past, present and future issues that arise.
My faith is very important to my therapy since I believe God is essential to recovery from addiction and most life issues. I never want to push people to God but offer my insight if they want spiritual guidance.
I work with individuals, couples, and families. I focus on teenagers and adults with anxiety, depression, grief and addiction issues. I also enjoy working with couples to learn effective communication and conflict resolution skills.
I am a licensed addiction counselor since 2007 and I am a licensed professional counselor since 2010. I am trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) which will help people recovering from trauma.
I became a counselor to help people journey through the process of recovery. I believe all who are hurt have the capacity to be healed. I began my career working with abused and neglected children. There, I witnessed child victims of the worst abuse and neglect imaginable, and I saw they were resilient. That opportunity gave me the unyielding desire to spend my life giving comfort to those who have been broken, encouragement to those who are disheartened, and share light with those who are in darkness.
I hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Southern University and A&M College in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. I hold a Master’s Degree in Counseling and Guidance from Louisiana Tech University. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Louisiana. More importantly, I believe God put me on this Earth to help those who are hurting. My life’s work is to help encourage, guide, and support you, through your process of healing. I want to help you become as God intended, “Whole.”
I am a Provisional Licensed Professional Counselor (PLPC). I have a Bachelors of Arts in Psychology from Northwestern State University and a Masters of Arts in Student Personnel Services Counseling.
My passion for counseling is driven by my commitment to help people reach their full potential and my dedication to help others overcome life’s obstacles.
I provide a safe, warm environment and a caring relationship where you can feel truly listened to and understood and where we can work together to find hope and healing. You will leave with a greater understanding of the nature of your challenges, skills to give you the confidence to manage them, the ability to approach life courageously, a renewed sense of hope, and the ability to become the author of the joy and fulfillment you deserve.
I have experience working with at risk youth, domestic violence victims, crisis intervention, and individuals and families with a variety of challenges including anxiety, depression, anger, grief, and relationship building. I have experience working with counseling and psycho-educational groups including self-esteem issues, and relaxation.
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.
Board Certified Behavior Analyst
My journey began when my younger brother was diagnosed with Asperger syndrome as a child. My parents were never educated in behavioral therapy, and never knew about the many services that he could receive. During my time in undergrad, I was exposed to the wonderful world of ABA, and while my heart was broken that these services were not made available to him, it was also filled with joy as I realized that this was where I belonged. I am a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). I received my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Louisiana State University at Alexandria followed by my Master’s in Psychology focused in Applied Behavior Analysis.
As a Behavior Analyst, I see many different children with their own unique strengths and qualities. Where they are weak, I will aim to strengthen them. I want to give your child the best chance they have at surviving this strange and complicated world we live in! My goal as a BCBA is also to show families who have children with autism that they are not alone, and that there is hope. I have seen so many parents feeling helpless and burned out as they struggle to make progress with their child. They just want someone to help them and hear them. I am here to be that person! I am here to listen, to love, and to lead you and your child toward their full potential.
Psalm 139:14 declares that we are fearfully and wonderfully made. God has a purpose for each and every one of us. Embrace it and let his light shine through you and your children!
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.
Certified Pastoral Counselor
My desire to become a counselor stems from my own experience on just how therapeutic counseling can be. After years of working as a firefighter and seeing and dealing with toxic stress I went into the darkest season of my life. I started having panic attack‘s, anxiety, and depression out of nowhere. My life was turned upside down because I had never experienced anything like it before. The toll it took on me and my family eventually became too heavy for us to handle. I knew that I needed to talk to somebody, but I wasn’t sure who to see or where to go. Through a family member, I found a counselor and to say that it changed my life is an understatement! I would not be where I am at today, spiritually or emotionally, without the healing power of Jesus and talk therapy. After the healing I received through counseling, it was clear to me what I was meant to do.
I am a Certified Pastoral Counselor through the National Christian Counselors Association. I am passionate about helping people overcome anxiety, depression, family/marital issues, and anything else that may be holding them back. I was a fire fighter for nine years and the stressors of the job contributed to my depression and anxiety because they were not dealt with properly at the time. Helping first responders deal with job related stress is very important to me and I hope that at CDCIW I can be a resource for those first responders/their family members out there who are looking for help.
It is a privilege for me to create a therapeutic environment for people to share their story and to journey alongside them to a place of healing and empowerment. I believe human beings are not meant to carry their burdens alone and that our hearts are designed for healthy connection. It is my passion to create a safe and trusting space for growth.
I am a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) in the State of Louisiana. I have a Bachelor’s Degree and Master’s Degree in Social Work from Loyola University Chicago. I have previously worked with people experiencing a variety of challenges including post-traumatic stress, anxiety, depression, complex family issues, attachment issues, challenging adjustments, behavioral issues, and parenting challenges. I have been trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Theraplay Level 1, Celebrating Families, and Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for Trauma in Schools. I am also currently pursuing becoming a Registered Play Therapist and enjoy the opportunity to provide counseling to children.
Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my husband, parenting our two young daughters, being outdoors, and talking with friends and family.
I enjoy using humor, smiles, and laughter to aid in the art of healing. Early on, I had trouble finding joy in my life. I took control of my own destiny through the use of art, music, and dance and I was shaped in a way that was unfathomable. I love to incorporate holistic techniques in an effort to genuinely connect with people and understand the origin of their behaviors and feelings to help them on their path to a better self. I provide a comfortable and safe space for clients to blossom and embrace necessary change. Treatment is a team effort and can only be effective through the use of transparency, honesty, and accountability.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with a Master of Science degree in Counseling Psychology from Louisiana State University in Shreveport, LA. I also hold a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, LA. Since 2011, I have worked with children and adults ages 5 and up in various settings including corrections, community mental health, substance abuse, and schools. I have experience in treating addiction, anger management, depression, anxiety, and trauma. I have also worked extensively with individuals struggling with symptoms of serious mental illnesses including Bipolar Disorder and Schizophrenia. I am currently striving to become a Registered Play Therapist to improve my techniques with children that battle with trauma, emotional/behavioral disturbances, and developmental issues.
Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with family, friends, and my black labrador retriever, Bentley. In my spare time, I volunteer in the community by judging local beauty pageants and dance team tryouts. I love to travel, go to concerts, dance, sing, and laugh loud. I learned that emotions can change from moment to moment and sometimes circumstances can cause positive emotions to dwindle; therefore, in order to fully live, one must learn to connect with inner joy through therapy.
A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones. Proverbs 17:22
MS, RD, LDN
Specialties: Eating Disorders and Intuitive Eating
As a registered dietitian and nutrition therapist, I am passionate about helping others live a more fulfilled life through healing their relationship to food and their body. I believe in a life of freedom– free from dieting, food rules, restrictions, rigidity, compulsions, and shame.
I help people learn how to reestablish trust in their innate ability and wisdom to nourish their bodies, find joyful movement that fits their lifestyle, and learn how to show compassion and respect to their bodies just as it is. I take a holistic approach to wellness that focuses on each person’s unique lifestyle and behaviors that support their goals for overall mental, emotional, and physical well-being.
I have a Bachelors of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics from Texas Tech University and a Masters of Science in Applied Nutrition and Dietetics from Louisiana Tech University. I specialize in eating disorder recovery, Intuitive Eating, and body image healing from a Health At Every Size® (HAES) perspective.
General Integrative Massage
Prenatal and Postpartum Massage and Care
I became a massage/bodywork therapist and homeopath because of my passion for caring for others as well as my experience with childhood trauma and loss. I was raised by a Professor of Physiology, and so have always been fascinated by how our bodies work, our miraculous resilience, and our ability to heal even when we have been deeply hurt. I also have a deep love for nature, and so when I found myself crippled by anxiety and grief I sought healing through natural methods. I found relief from my suffering in gentle, safe, nurturing touch during massage school. In 1996 I became a licensed massage therapist and started what is now Flourish Wellness, LLC.
Sometimes our hurt is physical, and sometimes it is mental and emotional. Whatever the case, we can hold pain and trauma in our bodies. That suffering can lead us to make choices that create more pain and trauma. Massage therapy/bodywork can help relieve your pain, release trauma, and help you deeply relax so that you can find balance and heal. I provide a safe environment for people to experience professional, healing touch as well as active listening and positive support. Rather than being a “rub a dub masseuse”, I enjoy developing lasting relationships with my clients and helping them achieve better health and well being and a rich quality of life. My training includes both traditional and non-traditional methods. I completed my traditional training at Blue Cliff School of Therapeutic Massage in 1995, where I learned Swedish, Deep Tissue, Neuromuscular techniques, and more. Over the years I have expanded my training to include Cranio sacral/Core Synchronism, Natural Therapeutics, and in 2018 I began offering specialized Prenatal and Postpartum services.
In addition, I earned a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Dance from the University of New Mexico in 2007. In 2015 I completed the Ally Ford Yoga Alliance 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training Course and became a registered yoga teacher. I bring a lifetime of experience in dance, athletics, yoga, and martial arts to my practice as a massage therapist and use all of this to help serve my clients.
I am also trained as a Classical Homeopathic Practitioner. Homeopathy is a holistic, natural modality that uses minute doses of natural medicines, called remedies, to stimulate the body’s natural healing response. As a homeopath I do not seek to diagnose, treat, or cure any disease, but rather understand and unconditionally accept each person I am working with and help them find a remedy that will help them be restored to health. Homeopathy can be used to help with many of the issues that over the counter medicines are used for, such as stress, insomnia, colds, flus, allergies, arthritis, muscle pain, and teething.
I became a homeopathic patient in 2002 and was astounded by how gently, effectively, and quickly I found relief from my anxiety, grief, and deep seated chronic physical issues. I did not know what homeopathy was or how it worked, but over time I found the “proof was in the pudding” and I could not argue with the results and how much better I felt. I was able to live a more normal life free from the crippling panic attacks and grief that haunted my life from my childhood trauma and loss. When the opportunity arose to study Homeopathy with Dr Doug Falkner, MD, MHOM, I took it. Under his careful supervision I apprenticed to learn the principles of homeopathy and become an objective, compassionate observer so that I can serve my clients well. As a homeopathic practitioner I am daily humbled and amazed at the ability of this simple modality to help my clients can enjoy better health, more energy, more ease, and a better quality of life.
I am blessed to do this work. I am honored to walk beside individuals and families on their journey from surviving to thriving. I am passionate about educating and promoting healthy families through natural health care. I believe that close, healthy families form the foundation of a healthy community, and am excited to join with the Clint Davis Holistic Center to help make our community stronger.
I am retired a math teacher, mother, daughter, sister, and aunt. Before teaching I worked as a paralegal for an attorney specializing in civil rights defense. I have a degree in business from LaTech University (Go Dawgs!) and did my graduate work at Centenary College to become a teacher. I grew up in a military family and so felt the call to serve with Louisiana’s Own 156 Army National Guard Band, allowing me to live out two things in life that are very important to me – service to country and music. I currently play with the Shreveport Municipal Concert Band. Music, to me, is a fundamental force that allows me to connect with God, as I understand Him.
After retiring from teaching I felt a distinct emptiness of purpose. When I started working at CDC, I knew I had regained that purpose. I am super excited to be helping handle the business end of the practice, so the therapists and counselors can focus on the therapeutic end. Their commitment to quality, progressive mental health care is impressive and evident in everything they do.
My goal is simple. I want to answer your question or put you in touch with a therapist the same day you call. In fact, if you call the office number, it rings on my desk. When you walk into my office, I want you to feel at ease and know that I am here to help you. You may notice a lot of positive sayings posted around the room. My favorite sits on my desk. “Don’t forget to be awesome.” Clint’s version would say, “Don’t forget to be awesome seven out of ten times.” I like that. It reminds me I do not have to be perfect. Neither do you. I believe that is what God intended.
Clint Davis’ Personal Assistant
Yoga Teacher — YTT 200
I graduated from Louisiana Tech with a Bachelors Degree in Sociology. I am currently pursuing my Master’s Degree in Counseling at LSUS. My desire has always been to empower others to reach their fullest potential. I love helping others get tasks completed and reach goals, while smiling and enjoying the journey. One of the reasons working for CDCIW has been so fulfilling for me is because I get to help with a multitude of tasks, which helps create space and capacity for the clinicians to do what they do best. One of my roles is to communicate with our staff and community partners about speaking events, scheduling, meetings, appointments, and marketing. I hope to continually grow on the team as we expand to new heights of clinical care. If you are interested in scheduling a meeting, event, or speaking engagement, with Clint or any other teams memebers I would love to help you.
I’m also a yoga instructor at CDCIW. I am passionate about helping people integrate their mind, body, and soul. I’m thankful for this opportunity to help empower others to find peace within their bodies and healing through yoga. As a part of my own life, I’ve seen God use yoga to give me peace and healing through my trauma history and my previous eating disorder. Being able to help others through their recovery is very fulfilling for me. I hope to see you in one of my classes!