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Nonie Caruthers, M.A., LPC, LMFT

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.

Valencia Jones, MS, LPC

This is not just a career, but my calling. As a result people's lives are being transformed, generational curses broken, goals achieved, and hurts healed. I'm looking for people who are ready to build a life they love.
My goal is to be part of the mental health solution through: counseling, advocacy, speaking, and writing. My academic background includes: AA and BS in Psychology, MS in Counseling, along with various other training.

My specialty is abuse and trauma in these areas: adult survivors of child sexual or physical abuse / domestic violence, both abusers and victims / human trafficking / anger management. Come talk with me and know that you are not alone, someone cares for you, and you are enough.

Mariah Odom, MA, PLPC

Mariah is a provisional licensed professional counselor supervised by Michelle Redding, LPC-S. Mariah is a native texan who attended The University of Texas at Austin and Tyler for her degrees in psychology and masters in counseling. She has experience as a victim advocate and is a trauma informed counselor also certified in trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapy. She enjoys working with clients of all ages, genders, backgrounds and diagnoses such as depression, anxiety, ADHD, bipolar disorder and conduct disorders.

Patti Shelton, MS, PLPC

There are two things that I know about every client with whom I meet: 1) They have the solutions to any problem within themselves, and 2) They need for someone to actively listen to them. Everyone's pain, grief, addiction, depression, anxiety, family problems,, anything that brings them to me for counseling, is both universal yet very unique. My counseling style is to be in partnership with my client as we identify and implement the solutions waiting in their hearts and minds.

Barbara "Barbie" Hutches, MA, LMFT, ATR-BC

Barbie is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with 14 years of professional work experience. She is also a Board Certified Registered Art Therapist. Barbie volunteers with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention is on the Louisiana Chapter Board of Directors and is the chair of the annual NWLA Out of the Darkness Walk in Shreveport. She is experienced in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & parenting issues. She believes that you are the expert of your story and that you can overcome the things that challenge you. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

In Memoriam

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

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

Administrative Team

  • J.D. Burnham, Administrative Director
  • Linda "Dee" Iverson, Insurance Administrator
  • Karen Mitchell, Receptionist
  • Anthony Williams, Education & Ethics Consultant

Board of Directors

  • President: Suda Beard
  • Vice President: Judy Lenert
  • Board Members
  • Bill Henderson
  • Laurie Kent
  • Judy Lenert
  • Jeff Overdyke, Clinical Staff Supervisor
  • Elizabeth Prewitt
  • Belinda Roberson
  • Ross Ramsey
  • Nadine Siegele
  • Sarah Toups
  • Carmell Williams
  • Pastor Kaylan Walker

Circle of Friends Support Team

  • Tim Hart
  • Ken Lawler
  • Bobby Matthews