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.

Lucas Anthony Trautman, MD, MPH
Medical Director

As the medical director for The Oaks at La Paloma, Foundations Memphis and Foundations Nashville, Lucas Anthony Trautman takes his passion for psychiatry and addiction medicine everywhere he goes. “I am drawn to psychiatry and addiction medicine because I gain great fulfillment from interacting with people who are overcoming obstacles, and I am passionate about empowering clients with compassionate, evidence-based, high-quality care.”

Trautman worked as a private-practice psychiatrist for 10 years before taking his current position in April 2017. He is proud of FRN’s commitment to building experienced clinical teams and cultivating the best patient care.

A native Memphian, he earned his Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Memphis and his medical degree from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine (UTHSC). He later earned a master’s in public health from the Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, completed his pediatric internship at Louisiana State University and finished his psychiatry residency at the UTHSC.

A father of two daughters, Trautman enjoys spending time with his kids and wife of 14 years. His hobbies are Brazilian jiujitsu and wrestling.

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, NCC
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.