Meet Our 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 psychiatrists, 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. PLPC, Play Therapy Trainee
Certification in trauma 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 PLPC and a Registered Play Therapist Trainee. 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.S., PLPC, CSAT-C
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 Provisionally Licensed Professional Counselor while working to become fully licensed. I work with individuals, couples, and families. I focus on adults with trauma, depression, anxiety, relational/marital issues, and grief and adjustment issues. I also work with children and adolescents with trauma, anger issues, behavioral problems, anxiety, depression, and grief and adjustment issues. I am a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist candidate, and I treat both those struggling with sexual addiction as well as partners in relation to addiction and trauma. I have been trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and am also trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) for adults and children.
LMSW, Counselor, Therapist
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).
NCCA Licensed Pastoral Counselor
Temperament Analysis, Counsel, and Education
My interest in becoming a Pastoral Counselor began through my work with those living in poverty. After years of assisting individuals with their physical needs, I began to understand there were also spiritual, mental, and emotional needs that had to be addressed as well. Learning to treat the root of the problem and not just the symptoms became crucial in seeing true restoration in an individual’s life. I realized, through my own personal growth and development, that all of us, no matter our economic status, experience struggles and issues on some level. Because of my faith in God and love for people, I began to pursue how both Christianity and Psychology can play roles in an individual's understanding of themselves and their brokenness. My licensure as a Pastoral Counselor allows me to come from a faith-based approach as I strive to help individuals build healthy, whole relationships with God, themselves, and others.
I am a NCCA Licensed Pastoral Counselor who specializes in Creation Therapy; a Biblically-based Model for Christian Counseling. Having graduated from Centenary College of Louisiana with a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology, I then completed my Pastoral Licensure through the National Christian Counselors Association. I am passionate about helping individuals discover the unique, inborn temperament God has placed inside each of us and how to use this tool in their everyday lives to understand their strengths, weaknesses, and needs. I offer Creation Therapy to children, teens, and adults.
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 recovery from addiction and most life issues. I never want to push people to God but offer my insight 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 with me with people recovering from trauma.
Brianna London Duron
NCCA CertifiedPastoral Counselor
Temperament Analysis, Counsel, and Education
I’ve known my calling has always been to help others. In different seasons, my role has changed but the calling remains the same -- to move toward the needs of others. Though I was raised in the church and have worked in various parts of ministry, one of the most life-changing components of my personal freedom process has been in one-on-one counseling sessions.
It’s tough being honest about where we need help the most. I believe it does our relationships, ourselves, and our world a disservice when we pretend that life is without struggle. There is no debate, we will go through challenges. Scripture even says that we will have trials. The question is, how will we choose to walk through the heartaches of life? Feeling stuck doesn’t have to be the end of the story. Choosing to link arms with a Counselor, Therapist, Social Worker, or Mental Health Professional that will encourage, guide, and walk beside us in exploring unresolved issues is a healthy choice. This type of support aids us to avoid making present and future decisions based on the painful parts of our past. Counseling has awakened me to know my God-given strengths and understand what my body, soul, and spirit really needs to move through life’s recurring challenges. As a Certified Pastoral Counselor, I want people to know who God made them to be and empower them to live how God created them to live -- healed and whole.
I am a member of the National Christian Counselors Association. I am a N.C.C.A Certified Pastoral Counselor, trained in biblical-based Creation Therapy, Marriage and Family Counseling, Pre-Marriage Counseling (Utilizing Temperament), Codependency (Utilizing Temperament), and Temperament Analysis.
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 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.