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Dr. Jeff Nave

Professor of Counseling

Director of Leeke Magee Christian Counseling Center

James H. & Susan E. Brown Chair of Christian Counseling


  • Doctor of Philosophy, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, New Orleans, LA, May 2002
  • Master of Divinity, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, New Orleans, LA, May 1996
  • Bachelor of Science, Kennesaw State College, Kennesaw, GA, December 1992

Teaching Specializations

  • Mental Disorders and Treatment
  • Appraisal of Individuals
  • Chemical Dependency Treatment
  • Integration of Psychology, Theology and Spirituality
  • Structural Marriage and Family Therapy


504-816-8004 | jnave@nobts.edu


Jeff Nave’s research and writing has focused on personality variables impacting ministry training, counseling interventions with specific populations, and public service chaplaincy. He is most interested in the ethical dilemmas facing ministers, counselors and chaplains working in multiple arenas. Dr. Nave brings to the classroom professional experience in a number of settings. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of The Counseling Center at Northshore Church and as an Associate Pastor at Northshore Church in Slidell, LA. He also works with law enforcement personnel as a Chaplain and Critical Incident Response Specialist. Dr. Nave is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Board Approved Supervisor (LPC-S), a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Board Approved Supervisor (LMFT-S), a National Certified Counselor (NCC) with the National Board of Certified Counselors, a Clinical Member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists and Approved Supervisor (AAMFT), a member of the American Counseling Association (ACA), an EMDR trained therapist, and is Louisiana POST Certified.

He and his wife, Darla, have three children