Counseling Faculty


Dr. Kristyn Carver

Kristyn Carver, Ph.D., LPC-S

Kristyn S. Carver is Associate Professor of Psychology and Counseling at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, occupying the Ramsey Chair of Counseling.  She has been teaching at NOBTS since 2000. Dr. Carver is an approved LPC supervisor. 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, servicing individuals, couples, and families. Dr. Carver holds the MAMFC, as well as the Ph.D. in Psychology and CounselingFaculty page

Craig Garrett

J. Craig Garrett, Ph.D., LPC-S, NCC

Craig Garrett is Assistant Professor of Psychology and Counseling and Dean of Students at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.  He also serves as Director of Student Enlistment for the seminary.  Dr. Garrett is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC-S) and an Approved Supervisor of counselor interns in Louisiana, a National Certified Counselor (NCC) with the National Board of Certified Counselors, and a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC).  He is also an ordained miniaster and has served as a chaplain in healthcare and hospice settings.  He holds the Master of Education in Counseling and Development, the Master of Theology, and the Ph.D. in Psychology and Counseling.  Faculty Page     

Dr. Jeff Nave

Jeffrey W. Nave, Ph.D., LPC-S, LMFT-S, NCC

Jeff Nave is Professor of Psychology and Counseling at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, and Director of the NOBTS Office of Testing and Counseling. He also serves as an Associate Pastor at Northshore Church in Slidell, LA and works with law enforcement personnel as Critical Incident Response Specialist. Dr. Nave is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), a National Certified Counselor (NCC) with the National Board of Certified Counselors, and an Approved Supervisor for LPC, AAMFT, and LMFT. He holds an MDiv in Psychology and Counseling, and the Ph.D. in Psychology and Counseling.  Faculty page

Dr. Ian Jones

Ian F. Jones, Ph.D., Ph.D., LPC, LMFT, BCPCC

Ian Jones is Professor of Psychology and Counseling at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and holds the Baptist Community Ministries’ Chair of Pastoral Counseling. 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). He is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) and a 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 Ph.D. degrees, he has earned the M.Div. and MA(RE) degrees. Faculty Page

Dr. Kathy Steele

Kathy Steele, Ph.D., LPC-S, LMFT-S

Kathy Steele is Associate Professor of Psychology and Counseling at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, and Director of Clinical Training for the counseling programs at NOBTS. She also occupies the James H. and Susan E. Brown Christian Counseling Chair. Dr. Steele is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), and a LPC, AAMFT, and LMFT Approved Supervisor . She has served 3 years on the Board of Directors for the Louisiana Association of Marriage and Family Therapists,    She also has a private practice in Metairie, LA, and serves primarily the Spanish speaking community. 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 Ph.D. in Psychology and Counseling.  Faculty Page