South Bossier Clinical Staff

Jenna Worley

EMDR provider

[email protected]   318-918-5033


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.

Cindy Willis

MA, LPC EMDR Provider

[email protected]    318-510-0612


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.

Amanda Cruse

EMDR Provider
Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning
Director of Equine Services

[email protected]    318.562.6903


My goal as a counselor is to help you be yourself in the way that you were always meant to be—happy, healed and whole.

I have not always enjoyed connecting with people and hearing their stories. For years I was so trapped inside my own struggles that I was unable to focus outside myself. As I healed from my past, I came to realize that everyone wants the same thing—love and acceptance. It saddens me that some people never reach a place where they recognize how to love and accept themselves. I believe you are the expert in your own situation, and my role is to help you find your own path to healing.

I earned a Master’s of Arts in Counseling and Guidance from Louisiana Tech University. I enjoy counseling both teenagers and adults who are experiencing a wide range of difficulties related to anxiety, depression, grief, family issues, career challenges, communication problems, trauma, abuse and existential crises. Through my work in a variety of settings, I have developed the flexibility and compassion to genuinely connect with people from all walks of life.

I am excited to announce that we are now offering Equine Assisted Psychotherapy in partnership with Counseling Cowgirl Equine Services LLC in Haughton. As a lifelong horse owner, I know how transformational having a connected relationship with a horse can be. My passion is sharing this God-given gift with people who are stuck in destructive thought patterns or behaviors and who desire to make a change.

Cole Westhoff

LPC, EMDR Provider

[email protected]    318-200-0405


I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). My education background consists of bachelor degrees in Psychology and Interpersonal Communications with an emphasis in Conflict Resolution, and I have a Master’s degree in Counseling. I am a husband and a father. Being a counselor allows me to help others in the ways that my faith helps me; a source of guidance, insight, and striving to be our best self.

My counseling style is predominantly motivational interviewing to encourage change and personal growth. I’ve also received training in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), which allows me to help those with unresolved trauma and emotions lay down the burdensome symptoms of those negative experiences. I facilitate sessions with adults and couples faced with
various challenges including addiction, stress, relationship issues, depression, anxiety, trauma, and grief.

As a counselor, I want to walk the journey of self-discovery, recovery, and change, with you. My approach will focus on gaining a greater understanding of your individual goals. Together, we will focus on solutions and utilize a collaborative approach to develop actionable steps that will best meet your needs.

Jennifer Beich

PLPC, Brainspotting Provider

[email protected]    318-716-7878


Hello! My name is Jennifer Beich and I am a PLPC for the State of Louisiana. I graduated with my Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Liberty University and began my counseling journey in Ohio. We are an Air Force family and my husband is an active-duty Psychiatrist. I am a devoted mother to my 14- and 11-year-old kids and enjoy hiking trails and coffee on the porch.

I may not be your typical talk therapist as I believe in a “bottom up” versus “top down” path to healing, which simply means that I help my clients bravely go to the foundation, or roots of where their trials reside. This foundation is found in areas of the brain and body that don’t speak plain “English,” yet have a clear story to tell. Through the foundation-first approach, and the use of therapies such as Brainspotting or IFS (parts work), you may finally experience lasting freedom from trauma and the anxiety, depression, and even associated physical pain that came with it. Above all else, I am a person-centered counselor and strive to provide a comfortable environment for you in counseling as a place where you can be free – free to be truly authentic, fully seen, and safely vulnerable. Experiencing trauma, or any difficulty, is deeply personal, and each one of us experience life in ways unique only to us. Because of this, to be trusted with your story is a privilege I do not take lightly. To walk with you toward healing is a great honor.

What is Brainspotting? “Where you look affects how you feel” (David Grand, PhD) is the literal power in Brainspotting.

Research demonstrates the profound ability of the brain to heal and rewire after trauma. Brainspotting, a “relative” of EMDR, directly accesses areas of the brain where trauma resides and provides a unique method of communicating with the trauma in its own language. In contrast to traditional therapies, Brainspotting allows the counselor to simply hold sacred space with the client. During this time in session, the healing of mind and body takes place gently, holistically, and organically with minimal intervention. Every person will have their own unique healing process. With Brainspotting it is common to get results in significantly fewer sessions vs. talk therapy. In the time it takes to form a single word of speech, your amazing brain manages up to a TRILLION connections – a power your brain was created to use for its own healing, and to do it quickly.

Note on Spirituality and Christian Counseling Brain, body, and spirit create the holistic foundation of one’s self. The spirituality in your life may look differently than mine, but it is of upmost importance in your healing journey. For some, religion or spirituality may have caused woundedness, resentment, or deep pain.
Healing of spiritual wounds can be crucial in finding wholeness, and I seek to provide a warm, open, safe place for you to find renewal in this area, free from judgement. My faith is based on a relationship with Jesus and I provide Christian counseling, but counseling is truly about your story, worldview, beliefs, and how they came to be.

South Bossier Pastoral Counselors

Uriah J. Oxford

NCCA Certified Pastoral Counselor

[email protected]    318-286-7506


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 Certified 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.

Jason Wood

NCCA Certified Pastoral Counselor, Certified Enneagram Coach, PSAP

[email protected]    318.734.9039


20 years in pastoral ministry has allowed me to experience the benefits of counseling first hand as I have walked through struggles with sin, married my wife Traci and experienced the trials and triumphs of raising 3 kids. I received my undergraduate degree from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary in Christian Ministry and I am a Certified Pastoral Counselor through the National Christian Counselors Association. Pastoring Covenant Church in Bossier City for over 12 years has provided me the opportunity to see hundreds of people experience life change through counseling.
Sitting across from people through some of the darkest moments in their life, in my role as a pastor, ignited my desire to follow God’s call to start a counseling ministry.
My desire is to help people through various trials and seasons of life by listening and being a faithful presence. I will use my gifts of wisdom and encouragement to provide Godly counsel so hurting people can find their hope in Jesus. Jesus came to bring abundant life to us, and I desire to help all people experience that life.

Sam Austin

NCAA Certified Pastoral Counselor, BA in Christian Ministry: Counseling, Psychology, & Biblical Studies

[email protected]    318.642.4727


I grew up in Shreveport LA,  where I met my wife, Lindsay. We have 2 kids that keep us active and enjoy quiet evenings and simple lives. After being trained as both an Infantryman in the Army and an EMT on the civilian side, God has inspired a passion for facing the darkest parts of life so that we can grow stronger for those who come behind us. I also currently work at The Hub: urban ministries serving people in our city who have been affected by homelessness, poverty, and trafficking. I believe that sitting with a trusted advisor through life’s challenges can give us strength for today and hope for tomorrow!