Our Outpatient Staff

Jennifer Weaver, NCC, MS
Director of Outpatient Services

Although her hometown is Humboldt, Tennessee, Jennifer Weaver considers herself a true Memphian. Currently serving as the IOP director, she has been part of the Foundations Memphis team since January 2013. Previously, she served as the assessment coordinator and has held a variety of positions at Foundations Memphis, including UR coordinator, primary morning therapist and primary evening therapist.

Over the course of her career, Weaver has cared for patients at all levels of acuity in many settings, from crisis counseling to intensive residential and outpatient care. She believes in the importance of compassionately meeting a person where they are, physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually, and she loves the opportunity to facilitate change and bring hope to her patients’ lives.

Having earned both a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s in counseling from the University of Memphis, Weaver is currently pursuing licensure as a professional counselor and mental health services provider.

She is an avid Memphis sports and Chicago Cubs fan, enjoys event planning for her friends and family and loves anything that sparkles. Outside of work, she can be found traveling to her favorite places, Chicago and 30A on the Florida Gulf Coast, and exploring Memphis with her husband, Brad, and their two dogs, Baxter and Wrigley.

Stephan McLaughlin, LMSW

Stephan McLaughlin, LMSW
Intensive Outpatient Program Therapist

Stephan McLaughlin is currently serving as an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) therapist at The Oaks at La Paloma. He began that role in May 2018. Previously, he was a residential counselor and a primary therapist at The Oaks before working as a therapist at Compass Intervention Center. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in substance abuse counseling from the University of Memphis and a master’s in social work from the University of Tennessee.

Before entering the world of recovery, McLaughlin spent more than 35 years as a businessman. Several decades ago, he had his own battle with addiction and decided to redirect his career toward working with those seeking recovery from addiction and treatment for co-occurring disorders. Roughly 20 years after his own recovery, he became an interventionist, working with the HEAL Foundation and writing a book about healthy relationships, Seeking Self: An Inner Journey to Healthy Relationship. “Treatment and recovery saved my life …, and helping others keeps me engaged in recovery and learning about healthy relationships,” McLaughlin says, adding, “Call it my 12th-Step blessing.” Today, he enjoys spending time with his wife, daughter and dogs, and he plays a number of outdoor sports.

Terry Matthews, LMFT
Primary Therapist

Terry Matthews is an experienced licensed marriage and family therapist. After serving for five years as a residential therapist at The Oaks at La Paloma, he transitioned to become a primary therapist at Foundations Memphis. Matthews completed his undergraduate work at Mississippi Valley State University, earning a BA in sociology. He also earned a master’s degree in guidance education from Alcorn State University. With more than 20 years of counseling experience, Matthews has provided individual, group, family and career counseling services, has successfully developed treatment plans and has coordinated discharge plans through assessment of community resources. Originally from Itta Bena, Mississippi, Matthews has called Memphis home for over a decade. He is a husband, a father of two daughters and a huge Pittsburgh Steelers fan.

Samantha Richardson

Samantha Richardson, LPC-MHSP
Primary Therapist

Raised in Oxford, Mississippi, Samantha Richardson joined the Foundations Memphis team as a primary therapist in July 2017. Passionate about developing relationships with her clients, Richardson was motivated to pursue the field of counseling following her personal healing experiences with therapy. She earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Mississippi State University and a master’s in counseling from the University of Memphis. Previously, she worked as an acute inpatient therapist at Lakeside Behavioral Health. When she’s not working, Richardson enjoys playing with her dogs, spending time with her niece and nephews and cooking with her husband, Benjamin.

Scherri Henderson, LPC-MHSP, ADS
PRN Therapist

Scherri Henderson has been active in the addiction treatment field since 2008, serving in multiple roles including primary therapist, group facilitator and utilization review. In her current role at The Oaks at La Paloma, Henderson serves as PRN therapist and leads family night programs.

She earned her Master of Arts in counseling from Harding University Graduate School of Religion and is actively pursuing a doctorate in behavioral health. Henderson is a licensed professional counselor, auricular detox specialist and mental health service provider. She also holds a certification in eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR).

Henderson is passionate and knowledgeable about issues related to International Family Systems (IFS), trauma, attachment and dual diagnoses. She also understands the unique struggles mental illness and addiction bring to the table alongside the need for individualized and eclectic approaches to treatment that makes sure family other support systems are involved in the recovery process. She believes that collaboration with family members is fundamental to successful treatment and recovery.

Scherri was born in Memphis, Tennessee, raised in Sioux Falls, South Dakota and later moved to San Diego, California. She enjoys horseback riding, traveling and spending quality time with family and friends. Her favorite quote is by John Holmes, “There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up.”