Jennifer Crow, M.A., LPC, Executive Director

Mrs. Crow received a Masters Degree in Counseling and Guidance from Louisiana Tech University.  She joined the center in 2016.  She has extensive experience in both hospital and outpatient settings, providing counseling to adolescents, families, couples, and individuals dealing with various life issues.  Her knowledge of the resources and services in the community will be an asset.  She also brings with her a passion and drive to make a positive difference in community organizations and mission activities both locally and in Mexico.



Nonie Caruthers, M.A., NCC, LPC

Mrs. Caruthers is a licensed professional counselor and a licensed marriage and family therapist who has been with the Center since 1994.  She is interested in the developmental issues individuals, families, and couples face over their life span-transitions that include young adult to college, career development and middle age/menopause.  Offering EMDR, cognitive-behavioral and solution-focused therapies, her specialties include anxiety and depression as well as the pursuit of wellness and wholeness. She works with adults, couples, and families.



Wavely Cunningham, M.A., NCC, LPC

Mrs. Cunningham is a licensed professional counselor, an LPC supervisor, and a Louisiana qualified divorce and custody mediator.  She joined the Center in 2008.  She is a member of the Louisiana Counseling Association.  Her specialties include marriage/couples counseling, depression, anxiety, anger management, women’s issues, difficulties in adolescence, and working with individuals who want to successfully resolve custody issues and property division.  She works with adults, couples, adolescents and children, as well as families.

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Mary Young, B.S., M.S.W., LCSW

Mrs. Young is a licensed clinical social worker, she joined the Center in 2011.  She has extensive training and experience in dealing with terminal illness and the impact it has on the immediate, as well as the extended family.  Mrs. Young is trained in adoption counseling, geared to assist parents and families who are dealing with many choices associated with the adoption process.  She is experienced in working with individuals and family members who are dealing with anxiety and depression, which is usually associated with “life adjustments.”  She also has expertise in working with distressed individuals aged between adolescence and geriatric.


Ann Inabnet, M.A., LPC, LMFT, NCC

Mrs. Inabnet is a licensed professional counselor, a licensed marriage and family therapist, a nationally certified counselor, and an approved LPC Supervisor.  She has been on staff with the Center since 1991.  Her specialties include life transitions through the ages, from adolescence to seniors; stress reduction; relationship issues; anxiety; depression; grief and loss; women’s issues; and infertility.


Jodie Goens, LPC

Mrs. Goens is trained in Sandplay therapy and is a certified Spiritual Director by the Louisiana Conference of the United Methodist Church.  She has a Masters Degree in Counseling from Louisiana Tech University and is licensed in counseling by the State of Louisiana.  She has over 25 years of experience as a counselor/educator.  Her client population is young children, couples, and individuals.

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Valencia Edwards, PLPC

Mrs. Edwards graduated from LSUS with a Masters Degree in Counseling.  She completed her student internship at Samaritan Counseling Center and joined the Center as a PLPC in 2018.  Her area of focus is domestic violence and she has been a great asset to Samaritan Counseling Center.


Fr. Guido Verbeck, M. Div.

Fr. Verbeck is a very important part of the Center.  Guido meets with the staff twice a month to facilitate the counselors and staff growth.  He also serves as Rector at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Shreveport, LA.



President: Charles Beard

Secretary: Suda Beard

Treasurer: Brandon Horton

Klay Harrison

Adam Hollenshead

Kathleen Johnson

Benjamin Lee

Judy Lenert

Mary Pat Morgan

Julie Noles

Jessica Russo

Rev. Mimi McDowell, Ex-Officio