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.
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.
MA, LPC, CCTP, EMDR, CTMH
Certified Clinical Trauma Professional
Certified Clinical Telemental Health Provider
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.
MA, LPC, CCTP
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 trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and I am a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP) to better help those who have experienced trauma. I also have some training in play therapy, so I provide counseling to children as well.
CPC, PSAP, Certified Enneagram Coach
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
One of the greatest joys in my life is helping others achieve wholeness, and the therapeutic relationship can play an integral part in that process. It is a privilege to work with every client, as I believe that each person has value and a unique purpose. Not one of us is immune to struggles; it is often through these challenging times that some of our greatest gifts are discovered. The counseling relationship should be a place of safety, compassion, trust, and expectancy. It is my hope that clients leave our sessions feeling respected, encouraged, celebrated, hopeful, and more comfortable with the wonder that resides inside of them. I have been fortunate to serve in various capacities which have all been opportunities for personal growth. My formal counseling education is from Louisiana Tech University where I received a Master’s Degree. Since that time, I have continued to seek knowledge to better connect with those I am blessed to work. During the past 7 years, I have had the privilege of training other counselors through clinical supervision and collaboration. I work with all ages and have unique experience working in play therapy with children as well. My favorite titles are Mom to Colby, Cassidy, and Caleb and Wife to Jason. I love to travel and laugh. For me, connection with others along the way is the richest part of the journey!
NCAA Licensed Pastoral Counselor
I graduated from Louisiana Tech with a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology. Additionally, I have been licensed through the National Christian Counseling Association as a Pastoral Counselor and I am currently pursuing my Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling at LSUS. I have been through several training sessions on the use of Sand Tray therapy and Play therapy, which I enjoy using for a more creative approach. I’ve also been through training to help individuals with disordered eating.
I decided to become a counselor after receiving counseling myself because it was a life changing experience for me. I believe that having someone to fully listen and walk with during all the seasons of life is incredibly necessary. I am very passionate about finding root issues and working through them. My desire has always been to empower others to reach their fullest potential. The counseling you receive from me is faith based. I love to work with individual children, teens, and young adults who may have childhood wounds, anxiety, depression, eating disorders, attachment and adjustment issues, and more.
For as long as I can remember, I have always had a heart for connecting with people. Having experienced trauma and grief throughout my own life, I knew I wanted to use my personal challenges in some way to bless others. Counseling allows me to empathize with my clients in a profoundly genuine and sincere way while helping them navigate the inevitable stressors of life.
My goal as a counselor is to foster the safest environment where my clients feel validated and understood. Assisting individuals in recognizing their strengths and potential in the midst of their struggles is a beautiful process that I do not ever take for granted. I truly want every client I serve to recognize their worth and value and will walk alongside each as they work to achieve their best self.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and have a Master of Arts in Counseling and Guidance from Louisiana Tech University. I work with teenagers and adults experiencing difficulties such as grief, anxiety, depression, divorce, conflict resolution, and substance abuse. I want to help individuals identify and understand the source of their pain or struggle and assist them in finding solutions that can restore their sense of joy, hopefulness, and peace. My techniques incorporate the power of positive thinking, mindfulness, and utilizing effective coping skills.
The role I adore most in life is being a momma to my three amazing daughters, Ella, Maddie, and Ava. They provide me with an abundance of joy and are the reasons why I’m almost always wearing a smile! No matter the inescapable struggles we will all face, if we take the time to notice, this life is filled with innumerable blessings and genuine kindness. As a counselor, I hope to continue my part in sharing that with others.
“No one escapes childhood unscathed, not even me, I thought. But, oh how life changed once I identified my adverse childhood experiences and their impact on me as an adult! Now, childhood friends often ask what do I credit my success. My answer is a burning desire for more. I simply wanted more out of life than what I was experiencing. With the help of others, I got busy writing my own story. Now, I have a story that many others and I can enjoy! You can do the same.”
Kesha M. Simmons is a Provisional Licensed Professional Counselor with a Masters of Education in School Counseling from Louisiana State University Shreveport. She specializes in trauma-informed approaches in order to ensure children are free from harm and to help individuals and families achieve lifelong health and wellbeing. She is also a promoter of conscious parenting. For eight years, Ms. Simmons has assisted teens with difficult-to-treat emotional disorders and developmental disabilities while helping parents develop a healthy attachment to their child.
Outside of work, Ms. Simmons is an avid reader and her most treasured past time is intimate talks with friends. She lives life believing that if hurt occurs in relationships, then healing can only occur through relationships.
From a young age, I knew I had a love for learning other people’s stories. Friends and family often describe me as someone who has a longing to dig deeper in conversations, with lifelong friends and strangers alike. I believe the more we talk with one another and take the time to learn each other’s stories, the sooner we realize we are all more alike than it may appear on the surface. I believe we all have similar fears and insecurities, hopes and desires, and the best way to discover this is through good conversation, which in turn leads to connection.
An internship at a foster and adoption agency led me to pursue an undergraduate degree in Child and Family Studies from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. Following graduation, I went on to obtain my Masters in Social Work, also from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, and now practice as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. During my schooling, I was able to get a firm understanding of the human experience across the lifespan, from childhood to aging populations, as well as the emotional and psychological changes and stressors each population may be subject to face. I strongly believe we were not meant to face those changes or stressors alone.
With career experience as a medical social worker in an acute hospital, I’ve been fortunate to walk alongside individuals and families during some of the most vulnerable and traumatic experiences of their lives and I’ve come to realize there are few greater joys than being able to provide that level of support to people in need. Through my experience I’ve also come to realize that underneath most medical diagnoses, there is usually an emotional need that is just as important to tend to. I strongly believe in the mind, body, and spiritual connection and that putting in the work to keep all three elements healthy has the power to change our lives.
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.
MD, Pediatrics Specialist
www.wkpediatrichealthandwellness.com (318) 698-3291
Dr. Virginia Carter is honored to join the Clint Davis Counseling team. She is a Shreveport native and practices general pediatrics. Dr. Carter is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
A graduate of C.E. Byrd in 2002, she attended college at the University of Arkansas, returning to attend medical school at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in Shreveport. After her pediatric residency in Jackson, Mississippi, Dr. Carter returned to her Shreveport roots.
Dr. Carter is happily married to Trey Carter, and they have two wonderful children. Motherhood has allowed her to relate her personal experiences to her practice. Managing the physical, behavioral, and mental health of children is the focus of Dr. Carter’s work. Following children as they grow and develop through the many stages of life is very rewarding for her.
Dr. Carter’s philosophy of medicine is to treat each patient as a whole person and not just the symptoms. As a follower of Jesus Christ, she believes that trusting in Jesus provides true healing and that God is the Ultimate Physician. If she can relay that message while also treating an ear infection, she knows that she has completed her real mission in life.
Direct Primary Care Physician
I have lived in Louisiana my entire life and I am deeply passionate about doing my part to improve the health of Northwest Louisiana residents. With the rapid rise of chronic diseases in America, prevention truly is the best cure. As a Primary Care Physician, I feel I must help people understand how lifestyle choices can have a lasting effect on their life. I focus on using positive lifestyle changes to help empower my patients to live their best life.
I am excited about the opportunity to collaborate with Clint Davis and his wonderful staff. Together, we can better serve our Shreveport-Bossier patients. Improving mental health plays a direct role in improving one’s overall health outcomes. This is a step in the right direction as we use a comprehensive approach to care for our patients, rather than our services being islands on their own.
My clinic, aLine Health, is a Direct Primary Care Clinic. The concept is simple. For an affordable monthly fee, I take care of your primary care needs. No copays, no denials, no long waits for appointments. By removing the barriers to care, Direct Primary Care offers a direct relationship between the doctor and the patient. We use office visits, texts, email, and video chat to use our time wisely and efficiently. If you have insurance, we can use it for all other aspects of your care when it makes financial sense for you. If you do not have insurance, this provides you the access you need to primary care. If other specialists or procedures are needed, we can help arrange those when possible. Direct Primary care brings back the direct relationship from the older days of practicing medicine, while utilizing technology to make things streamlined and efficient.
The list of conditions I treat is too long to list here, but a few examples are: diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, infections, anxiety, depression, weight loss, COPD, reflux, insomnia, rashes, vitamin deficiencies, anemia, and many more. I also perform pap smears, injections, breathing treatments, laceration repair, skin biopsies, joint injections, ear cleaning, and many more.
I look forward to hearing from you.
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Dr. Jenna and her husband, Aaron have served in church ministry in the Shreveport-Bossier area for over 15 years. After graduating from Parker Chiropractic College in Dallas, she was eager to return to begin her chiropractic practice. Dr. Jenna’s pride and joy is her family, and being a mom of two high energy boys, she strongly believes in bringing a welcoming, family type environment into her clinic. Dr. Jenna is passionate about serving and educating her community on the benefits of chiropractic care, and how benefits begin to be seen as early as childbirth. Dr. Jenna sees herself as a vessel in aiding the body’s powerful, God-designed ability to heal itself free of drugs, surgery and many harmful side effects. It was easy for her to fall in love with this form of care, because she feels it holds a healing hope as its undertone. Her practice focuses on Sports & Rehab, Pregnancy, Preventative Wellness, and her most favorite of all, children which she calls the “littles.” I am thrilled & honored to be partnering with the Clint Davis Counseling team, as we both strive to provide our patients/clients with a holistic approach based on biblical values. Whether the issue is something physical manifesting as mental, or mental manifesting as physical, the body desires wholeness and health, physically, mentally and emotionally. Something as a team, I feel we can do better together!
I am a mother of two wonderful daughters and Nana to five amazing grand women!:) I received my associates degree in Business Administration from Remington College, Shreveport. I have been in the administrative field for years and have experience in working with several local businesses. I enjoy helping others to smile and reach their goals in life. I am thankful that I get to meet new people through this opportunity daily.
Receptionist, Clint's Personal Assistant
I am a graduate of Louisiana State University in Shreveport where I obtained my Bachelor of Science in Psychology. I am currently continuing my education at LSUS by pursuing my Master of Science in Counseling. I serve as a part time receptionist at our Shreveport office, as well as personal assistant to Clint. Working at CDC has given me the opportunity to learn from an amazing team of clinicians while I work towards my goal of becoming a counselor. As someone who has experienced counseling from the client perspective, my goal at CDC is to make sure that every client feels welcome and safe when they walk through our doors. Outside of work, I enjoy traveling with my husband Ethan and our two pups.