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The Center

for Professional Development


Through The Center for Professional Development, The Red River Institute offers an innovative training experience for qualified mental health professionals while providing affordable mental health and relationship counseling to the commmunity.  


About The Center

Mental health professionals who are receiving training at The Center work under the supervision of experienced licensed practitioners who are State-Approved Clinical Supervisors.  As part of their training and as a service to the community, trainees at The Center are able to provide individual, marital, and family therapy at little or no cost to their clients.  


The Center's supervisory team is qualified to supervise PLMFTs and PLPCs who are working toward state licensure as well as academic interns who are fulfilling practicum and intenship requirements in the completion of their graduate coursework.   In addition, The Center also provides advanced training opportunities for licensed mental health professionals in clincial supervision as well as in systems-based therapies.


Supervisors at The Center offer an intensive, "hands on" training experience that utilizes team consultation, live observation, and video and audio recording review.  This approach allows our experiened supervisors to quickly identify trainees' clinical strengths while coaching them in the development of key clinical skills.


You may apply to receive training at The Center by filling out an application and submitting it electronically or by mail.  Application packets can be picked up from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Thursday and 9:00 am to 12:00 pm on Friday at the Red River Institute, 820 Jordan, Suite 570, Shreveport, LA, or you may click here to 

download a complete Application Packet.



Our Administrative Coordinator is available from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Thursday, and 9:00 am to 12:00 pm on Friday to answer questions about The Center or to arrange phone consults with members of our supervisory team.  After hours you may leave a message and someone will return your call as soon as possible; or you may email us through this website or by sending an email to Brooke Thompson, Administrative Coordinator, at the email address below.   Our fax machine is confidential and is on twenty-four hours a day.

PHONE:  318-771-7105

FAX:  318-221-4459

Meet Our Administrative & Supervisory Team

Therapists at The Center are qualified mental health professionals who are receiving graduate or postgraduate training in mental health counseling or marriage and family therapy.  Their admission to our training program 

is a reflection of their superior graduate training in systemic, collaborative modes of therapy.    

Brooke Thompson, PLMFT

Administrative Coordinator

Brooke earned her Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Northcentral University and is now completing her licensing process at the Red River Institute.  Because she completed her academic internship through The Center, she maintains a thorough knowledge of Institute policy and protocol and stands ready to help academic interns and provisional licensees get started successfully!  


Penny Millhollon, MA, LMFT-S, LPC-S

Clinical Coordinator

Penny is a graduate of the University of Louisiana at Monroe with a MA in Marriage & Family Therapy and is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist.  Penny is also certified as a State-Approved Supervisor for PLMFTs and PLPCs.  In addition to providing professional training at The Center, Penny is in private practice in marriage and family therapy at the Red River Institute.  

Tom Moore, MA, M.MFT LPC-S, LMFT-S


Tom holds a Master of Arts in Counseling from Lousiana Tech University and a Master of Marriage and Family Therapy from Abilene Christian University.  He is Licenesed Professional Counselor, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, a State-Approved Supervisor for PLPCs and PLMFTs, and has been in private practice since 1986.  A former adjunct professor in marriage and family therapy at LSU in Shreveport, Tom served on the LPC Board of Examiners for twelve years.     

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