Jerry earned his B. A. in psychology as well as his M. A. in Substance Abuse Counseling from the University of Louisiana at Monroe. He is registered as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC-4550) with the Licensed Professional Counselors Board of Examiners. He is a Certified Trauma Therapist. Jerry has experience in working with addicts with co-occurring psychological disorders, and experience in working with clients with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. His theoretical approach is the use of experiential therapy to process emotional issues surrounding traumatic events, coupled with cognitive behavioral therapy to help facilitate the lifestyle changes necessary for a solid recovery. His empathic approach is driven by personal experience. Jerry has been sober for 19 years.