N. Ben Licata III, MSW, LCSW, CSAT-S
Ben founded Lighthouse Counseling Center in 1997. Ben is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the State of Louisiana and is a Certified Sexual Addiction Therapist and Supervisor (CSAT-S), trained by Dr. Patrick Carnes and the International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals (IITAP). Ben earned a B.A. in Sociology from the University of New Orleans and a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Tulane University. He has been providing psychotherapy for individuals, couples and families for over twenty-five years. Ben specializes in treating individuals recovering from sexual addiction, codependency, men’s issues, trauma, abuse, depression, and anxiety. He provides individual, marital, family, and group therapy at Lighthouse. Ben has previously conducted the Facing the Shadow intensive treatment workshop for sexual addiction at Pine Grove Behavioral Health and Addiction Services.
Lynette Duhe, MDiv, LPC, LMFT, CSAT
Lynette is a New Orleans native with more than 15 years experience in the counseling/mental health field. Lynette is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in the State of Louisiana and a Certified Sexual Addiction Therapist (CSAT), trained by Dr. Patrick Carnes and the International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals (IITAP). Lynette earned the Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Southeastern Louisiana University and the Master of Divinity in Psychology and Counseling from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Lynette has experience working with children, adults, couples and families. She is skilled in treating a variety of concerns including sexual addiction, trauma, adjustment problems, anxiety and depression, child behavior, marital difficulties, women’s issues and codependency. Lynette provides individual and group counseling for partners of sexual addicts as well as intensive treatment for shame at Lighthouse.
Garry Eldridge, LMFT, LPC-S, CSAT, CMAT
Garry Eldridge brings over 30 years of experience to his work as a psychotherapist. Garry is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT) and a Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor (LPC-S) in Louisiana. He is a Certified Sexual Addiction Therapist (CSAT) and a Certified Multiple Addiction Therapist (CMAT), trained by Dr. Patrick Carnes and the International Institute for Addiction & Trauma Professionals (IITAP). Garry is a Fellow with the American Association for Pastoral Counselors. Garry earned a B.A. in both Psychology & Religion from Georgetown College, and a M.Div. from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Garry is an ordained minister and has worked as a chaplain, pastoral counselor, and interim pastor in various capacities over the years. Garry has been trained by best selling author M. Scott Peck, M.D. and the Foundation for Community Encouragement, Inc. as a trainer and facilitator for Dr. Peck’s innovative group model of Community-Building. Garry has worked as a leadership development consultant in the corporate arena with executives in business and Fortune 500 companies as an associate with Bright Side, Inc. Garry has also worked as a consultant with staff and inmates in both federal and state prison systems. Garry has worked as a civilian counselor with the United States military both internationally and in the U. S. Garry has worked internationally as a trainer, facilitator, and counselor. Garry has extensive experience in Critical Incident Stress Management, and served widely with businesses and individuals as a crisis counselor throughout the Greater New Orleans area and the Gulf Coast region in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and the BP oil spill. Garry provides individual and couples counseling and facilitates the Foundations Treatment Groups at Lighthouse Counseling Center.
Sarah Easterly, MAMFC, LPC
Sarah is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Louisiana and a CSAT-Candidate in training with the International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals (IITAP). A Baton Rouge area native, she received a B.A. in Sociology and a Minor in Psychology from Southeastern Louisiana University (2009) and a M.A. in Marriage and Family Counseling from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (2013). Since 2010, she has worked in private practice mental health clinics, non-profit organizations, mental health rehab, and churches as a counselor. Sarah has experience treating anxiety and traumatic stress, depression, premarital and marriage issues, spiritual concerns and grief and loss. She is skilled at providing specialized therapy for partners of sex addicts, parenting and family counseling, and divorce recovery. Sarah conducts individual and group counseling for partners of sex addicts for our Baton Rouge location.
Laurie Schlegel, MAMFC, PLPC
Laurie Schlegel is a Provisional Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Louisiana. She graduated from the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, where she earned her Masters of Arts in Marriage and Family Counseling and from Louisiana State University where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. Before Lighthouse, Laurie trained with Catholic Counseling Services. She has experience with individuals, couples, and group therapy. Laurie has worked with clients who struggle with marital and relational difficulties, sexual addiction, pornography, trauma, anxiety, depression, grief, spirituality, and women’s issues. Laurie was an Executive Sales Representative with AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals for over 10 years.
Anna Gray Macmurphy, MA, PLPC
Anna Gray is a Provisional Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Louisiana. She graduated from the University of South Carolina with a BA in Psychology, and continued her education at Columbia International University where she obtained a Master’s degree in Clinical Counseling. Since then she has been working in South Carolina’s public schools providing individual, family and group therapy. Anna Gray started her passion for building trusting relationships with adolescents and young adults through ministry experiences with Young Life and within the church. She has clinical experience and is receiving ongoing training to help people of all ages, but especially enjoys walking with adolescents and young people as they navigate personal, emotional, sexual and spiritual difficulties. She sees the counseling process as one built on a trusting relationship, helping facilitate opportunities for individuals to learn and grow. Anna Gray provides individual, family and group counseling for individuals ages 10 and up.
We believe spiritual recovery and growth are the essential ingredients for a lifetime of successful recovery. Therefore Lighthouse Sexual Recovery Center provides an environment whereby those affected by addiction can begin a journey of restoration with God, themselves, and others. We further believe that humanity is created by God, in order to experience an open and committed relationship with Him through Jesus. However, many do not experience intimacy with God and others because they become trapped in painful and destructive behaviors that lead to feelings of depression, anxiety, shame, hopelessness, and isolation. Through the practice of sound counseling principles and Christian values and beliefs, we offer hope to those burdened by sexual addiction. Our non-judgmental approach provides acceptance of where a person is in respect to faith, religious beliefs, and cultural diversity. Our staff is comprised of experienced and professional therapists who are able to incorporate spirit and soul care to those struggling with addiction.