Counseling Faculty


Dr. Kristyn Carver

Kristyn Carver, PhD, LPC-S

Professor of Counseling

Kristyn S. Carver is Professor of Counseling at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, occupying the James D. and Rose Ramsey Chair of Counseling.  She has been teaching at NOBTS since 2000. Dr. Carver is a Licensed Professional Counselor and an approved supervisor (LPC-S). In addition to her teaching responsibilities, Dr. Carver helps provide mental health services in rural southern Louisiana through New Life Counseling Center where she serves as the director of this faith-based, non-profit counseling center.  She also operates her own private counseling practice in Metairie, serving individuals, couples, and families. Dr. Carver holds the MAMFC, as well as the Ph.D. in Psychology and CounselingFaculty page

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J. Craig Garrett, PhD, LPC-S, NCC

Associate Professor of Counseling, Divisional Associate Dean

Craig Garrett is Associate Professor of Counseling at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, occupying the Baptist Community Ministries Chair of Pastoral Care and Counseling.  Dr. Garrett is a Licensed Professional Counselor and approved supervisor (LPC-S) in Louisiana, a National Certified Counselor (NCC) with the National Board of Certified Counselors, and a member of the American Counseling Association (ACA), Louisiana Counseling Association (LCA), and Christian Association for Psychological Studies (CAPS). He is also an ordained minister and has served as a chaplain in healthcare and hospice settings.  He holds the Master of Education in Counseling and Development from Lamar University and earned the Master of Theology and the PhD in Psychology and Counseling degrees at NOBTS.   Faculty Page     

Dr. Jeff Nave

Jeffrey W. Nave, PhD, LPC-S, LMFT-S, NCC

Professor of Counseling

Jeff Nave is Professor of Counseling at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and Director of Student Counseling. Dr. Nave is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), an LPC and LMFT Approved Supervisor, and a National Certified Counselor (NCC) with the National Board of Certified Counselors. He is a member of the American Counseling Association (ACA) and the American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC).  He also serves as an Associate Pastor at Northshore Church in Slidell, LA, Chaplain with the Slidell Police Department, and works with law enforcement personnel as Critical Incident Response Specialist. He holds an MDiv in Psychology and Counseling, and the PhD in Psychology and Counseling.   Faculty page

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Ian F. Jones, PhD, PhD, LPC-S, LMFT, BCPCC

Professor of Counseling

Ian Jones is Professor of Counseling at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He taught previously at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (SWBTS) in Fort Worth, Texas, where he was Professor of Psychology and Counseling, Associate Dean for the Division of Psychology and Counseling, and Director of the Baptist Marriage and Family Counseling Center, and at Howard Payne University in Brownwood, Texas, where he was Professor of Sociology and Dean of the School of Social Sciences. He is co-director of the Biblical Counseling and Spiritual Formation Network in the American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC) and a member of the American Counseling Association (ACA). He is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) and an LPC and LMFT Approved Supervisor in Texas, a Board Certified Professional Christian Counselor, and a clinical fellow of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT). In addition to two PhD degrees, he has earned the M.Div. and MA(RE) degrees. Faculty Page


Dr. Kathy Steele

Kathy Steele, PhD, LPC-S, LMFT-S

Professor of Counseling

Kathy Steele is a Professor of Counseling at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, occupying the James H. and Susan E. Brown Chair in Christian Counseling.  Dr. Steele serves as Director of Clinical Training for the counseling programs at NOBTS, and Director of the Leeke Magee Christian Counseling Center. Dr. Steele is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), and an LPC and LMFT Approved Supervisor. She is the immediate past chairperson of the Louisiana Licensed Professional Counselors Board of Examiners.  Dr. Steele and her husband lived in Central America and served as IMB Missionaries for 20 years. Dr. Steele currently is the Director of the Counseling Training Partnership between NOBTS and the R. Ocaña Baptist Seminary in Havana, Cuba.  Dr. Steele holds the MAMFC, as well as the PhD in Psychology and Counseling.   Faculty Page

 

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Kelle Falterman, PhD, LPC-S (LA), LPC (MS), NCC, NCSC, CTTS

Core Faculty in Counseling

Kelle Falterman is a licensed professional counselor and board-approved supervisor. She graduated with her master's degree in Counselor Education from the University of New Orleans, and she also has a master's degree in Christian Ministry from Southern California Seminary. She  earned her PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision from the University of the Cumberlands. Dr.  Falterman  is active in leadership of the Louisiana Counseling Association. She was born and raised in the suburbs of New Orleans. Kelle has been married to her husband for 23 years, and she is the proud mother of two teenage sons. 

 

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Karen Roudkovski, PhD, LPC

Director of Clinical Training, Contract Professor of Counseling

Karen Roudkovski is the Director of Clinical Training and a Contract Professor of Counseling at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Dr. Roudkovski is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). She is a member of the American Counseling Association, the Louisiana Counseling Association, American Association of Christian Counselors, EMDR International Association, Postpartum Support International, and the International Cultic Studies Association. Dr. Roudkovski’s research interests are in the area of spiritual abuse and religious trauma. She earned an M.Div. in Psychology and Counseling and a Th.M. and Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision. Dr. Roudkovski and her husband have served in the local church for 27 years and are the blessed parents of two children.

 

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DeAron Washington, MA, ThM, PLPC

Instructor in Counseling

DeAron Washington is a provisionally licensed professional counselor (PLPC) and doctoral resident in the PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision program at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He serves as a contract instructor in the counseling program, teaching graduate level courses in Marriage and Family and Multicultural Counseling. He has experience working with individuals, couples, and groups in inpatient and outpatient settings. He has training in Prepare-Enrich, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trust Based Relational Intervention, and  Emotionally Focused Therapy and experience with depression, anxiety, relational issues, spiritual issues, and cultural issues. DeAron is married and has two daughters.

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