Janna McMasters

LPC | Director & Owner

Janna McMasters is a Licensed Professional Counselor. Janna earned a Bachelor’s of Music Education from Dallas Baptist University in 2014 and a Masters of Arts in Counseling with a specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary in 2019. God called Janna out of Music Education and into ministry as a Christian Counselor in 2015. She has a heart to help people who are hurting and looking for relief, change, and hope.

Janna has been trained as a TBRI (Trust-Based Relational Interventions) Practitioner from Texas Christian University. She is certified in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing). Janna has been trained in a wide variety of other therapies as well including CBT, Brief Solution-focused, Structural Dissociation, and Family Systems. She works with adults, children, couples, foster, and adoptive families, and adolescents dealing with trauma, dissociative disorders, anxiety, depression, and a variety of other issues.

Norman Rivera


Norman is a Licensed Professional Counselor. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of New Orleans, and he began his Masters-level studies at the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and later at the University of New Orleans. During this time, he also worked in the Department of Psychiatry at Ochsner Clinic, the Council on Alcohol & Drug Abuse, and the River Oaks Psychiatric Hospital in various capacities.

Afterwards, he started his career in school counseling when he joined the counseling department at Jesuit High School in 2003. In 2005, hurricane Katrina moved Norman and his family to Ruston, Louisiana. Here in Ruston, he joined the A. E. Phillips Laboratory School staff as School Counselor in 2007 and completed his Masters of Arts in Counseling at Louisiana Tech in 2008. Currently, Norman continues working as school counselor at A. E. Phillips. Norman is married to his beautiful wife of 24 years, Annie, and has four children: Kailee, Daniel, Gabriel, and Joseph.


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