V. Jean Stanley, PhD, LPC-S, LSOTP-S
Owner / Clinical Director
Dr. V. Jean Stanley, LPC-S, LSOTP-S is Clinical Director of Pathways Forensic & Mental Health Services. She is a forensic mental health professional whose practice centers primarily on providing specialized mental health and assessment services to clients associated with the legal system, criminal and civil. Specifically, Dr. Stanley’s forensic practice involves application of psychological research, theory, and clinical practice to the legal/criminal justice system. These cases may represent a wide spectrum of legal proceedings ranging from assessment or treatment of criminal offenders before or after Federal or State prosecution, to counseling children caught in the throes of legal conflict between parents or other adults who won’t get along. In either case, the treatment needs of forensic clients can be as diverse as the cases themselves. In order to appropriately provide the treatment diversity required for forensic counseling, Dr. Stanley has purposefully acquired the necessary licensures, and completed specialized training and certification tracks that help her develop strategies for helping clients identify and overcome, or at least manage the challenges of the situation at hand.
Dr. Stanley holds the following licensures, certifications, academic degrees, and affiliations:
Licensure (State of Texas):
- Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC-S)
- Licensed Sex Offender Treatment Provider (LSOTP-S)
- Certified Sex Offender De-Registration Evaluation Specialist (State of Texas)
- Certified Sentence Mitigation Specialist (CSMS) (National Association of Forensic Counselors)
- NAFC Certified Criminal Justice Addictions Specialist (CCJAS)
- Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Psychology from Northcentral University, Prescott Valley, Arizona.
- Master of Arts (MA) in Community Counseling / Stephen F. Austin State University (SFASU)
- Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences (BAAS) in Communications (SFASU)
- Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA)
- TxATSA (ATSA Texas Chapter)
- National Association of Forensic Counselors (NAFC)
- Texas Criminal Defense Lawyer’s Assoc. (Affiliate)
- International Association for Correctional and Forensic Psychology (IACFP)
- Texas Counselors Association (TCA)
Having joined Pathways FMHS in July of 2015, Ms. Monica Oliver, MA., LPC, brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the client services offered through our agency. A long-time residence of East Texas, Monica received her first college degree from Angelina College, in Lufkin, Texas, where she earned an Associates of Applied Arts in social work. She continued her education at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas, from which she earned a Bachelor of Arts in psychology, a Bachelor of Arts in sociology, and a Master of Arts in Counseling. Having held a number of mental health and counseling-related positions with agencies throughout East Texas, Monica began her counseling career as a school counselor with Shepherd High School. Six years later, she joined the staff of Samaritan Counseling Center in Lufkin, Texas as a staff therapist, where she provided a diverse range of mental health services. Monica has been professionally associated with the Burke Center in Lufkin since 2010 as well, where she begin working in 2010 as a crisis therapist. In 2013 she began working exclusively for the Burke Center in that capacity then began in early 2015 working as an intake therapist, while also working part-time with Pathways FMHS. Over the course of her career, Monica has acquired extensive training in a broad range of counseling areas wherein she utilizes cognitive-based theories and therapeutic techniques to assist her clients. Monica extends her practice to include counseling with children, adolescents, as well as adults. She offers after-hours counseling services to couples or individuals with difficult day-time schedules.
Ms. Ginger Stephens is a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor and a Licensed Professional Counselor. Specializing in substance abuse and addiction counseling, Ginger offers a broad therapy knowledge base to help clients address, manage, and work through problems associated with the abuse of alcohol or other drugs. While embracing her role as a substance abuse counselor, she openly expresses to her clients that she considers it a privilege to walk with individuals through life’s challenges. Whether providing substance abuse counseling as and LCDC or providing general individual, marriage, and family counseling as and LPC, Ginger works to create for her clients an environment reflective of how she views the counseling relationship – as a safe and supportive place to explore personal needs, values and beliefs while assisting individuals with problem-solving and achieving personal goals. Having received her Bachelor of Arts in Communication from Southern Nazarene University, Bethany, Oklahoma, and her Master of Arts in Counseling from LeTourneau University in Longview, Texas, Ginger comes to Pathways FMHS with extensive experience working therapeutically with individuals struggling with chemical dependency. She also provides general counseling for adults, adolescents, couples, and families.
Brandy Goins, MS, Ph.D (abd), LPC-I, supervised by V. Jean Stanley, LPC-S, LSOTP-S
Brandy Goins joined the Pathways FMHS family in August 2017. With a Master of Science and PhD (abd) in Forensic Psychology, Ms. Goins is a licensed professional counselor-intern (LPC-I), supervised by V. Jean Stanley, LPC-S, LSOTP-S. She has a diverse forensic and mental health professional background that includes: mental health and addiction counseling adults and adolescent, group facilitation, forensic interviewing of children and victims of crime, advocacy in domestic violence, sexual assault and outreach and education in both the private and government/military sectors, non-profit program management, grant writing. She has served as expert witness in courts throughout Louisiana and provided specialized mental health services to clients associated with the legal system, criminal and civil. She began a Children’s Advocacy Center in Louisiana in 2010 that is still running today. She has earned more than ample hours of Continuing Education to receive the highest level of national certification in advocacy. As a therapist with Pathways FMHS, Brandy brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in both victim advocacy, counseling, and community education. Her focus is to help facilitate growth, change, and resolution for individuals, families, and couples seeing help with behavioral or relational challenges.
Brandy has the following certifications, academic degrees, and affiliations:
Licensure (State of Texas):
- Licensed Professional Counselor – Intern (LPC-I), supervised by V. Jean Stanley, LPC-S, LSOTP-S
- Advanced Advocate Level – National Advocate Credentialing Program (NACP)
- Advocate Level IV – Department of Defense Sexual Assault Advocate Certification Program (D-SAACP)
- Doctor of Philosophy (PhD, abd) – in progress – for Forensic Psychology from Walden University, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
- Master of Science (MS) in Forensic Psychology with minor in Legal Systems from Walden University, Minneapolis, Minnesota
- Bachelor of Science (BS) in Psychology and Addiction Studies from Northwestern State University, Natchitoches, Louisiana (NSULA)
- American Psychology – Law Society (AP-LS)
- Department of Defense Sexual Assault Advocate Certification Program (D-SAACP)
- National Association of Forensic Counselors (NAFC)
- National Advocate Credentialing Program (NACP)
- Louisiana Foundation Against Sexual Assault (LaFASA)
- American Psychological Association (APA)
- Louisiana Counseling Association (LCA)
- National Children’s Advocacy Centers- Southern Region (NCAC-SR)
National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV)
Janice Hoot, Administrative Assistant
When you call Pathways Forensic & Mental Health Services, PLLC, your first contact will be with Ms. Janice Hoot, administrative assistant to Dr. V. Jean Stanley, and other professionals associated with Pathways FMHS. Having joined the Pathways family in October 2015, Janice will guide you through scheduling your first appointment using the patient portal; or she will gladly schedule your appointment for you when you call. In either case, you will be given an appointment with a therapist best suited for your needs at a time that will fit well with your schedule. For new clients using insurance, Janice will also collect the information necessary for immediate insurance verification when possible; or follow up with you within 24 hours in most cases. For existing clients, agency representatives, attorneys, or others inquiring about Pathways FMHS services, Janice conveys messages directly to the Pathways staff so your inquiries can be resolved with one working day. A native of Angelina County who attended Hudson High School, Janice is no stranger to the East Texas area. Over the course of her career, she has acquired an extensive background in quality assurance, multi-professional scheduling, finance management, organizational tasks, and is proficient in the use of office management software. With that said, Janice is a welcome addition to the Pathways staff, and she will be happy to assist you when you call.
One of the newest addition to the Pathways FMHS family is Ms. Katelynne Flowers, Clinical Assistant to Dr. V. Jean Stanley. Katelynne is a member of the Texas Counseling Association (TCA). In that capacity, Katelynne assists with intake, test administration and data entry of psychometric testing. She also serves as an administrative aide primarily responsible for maintenance and management of client electronic health records using HIPPA compliant digital client file management software. She also assists with our social media presence, scheduling, and other administrative tasks as needed. Katelynne joined the Pathways FMHS team in May of 2017. She is a native of Angelina County and a 2014 graduate of Lufkin High School where she played varsity soccer. Having attended Texas State University, her Bachelor of Arts Degree is in Psychology and she is furthering her studies in mental health as a student in the Stephen F. Austin State University Counselor Education Program. She is pursuing her Master’s Degree in Counseling with a long-term goal of gaining the education and clinical experience required to become fully licensed as a professional counselor working primarily with children.