If you are a parent and you’re feeling worried or discouraged about your child, you might have tried all the parenting strategies with no relief. You might be considering asking a therapist to help your child but you aren’t sure what to expect or if it will even help. You wish your child could open up but you can’t figure out how to help them talk about it. I’m a child therapist who has helped children with a number of problems including anxiety, depression, trauma, physical and sexual abuse, and impulse control disorders. I specialize in child therapy and work with children ages 3-10 using play therapy techniques.
Are you or someone you know going through a rough patch? Life's troubles getting you down? Let me provide empowerment in your time of need. I understand that a stressor can effect you or the entire family. I am licensed in the state of Mississippi. I have experience working with adults, adolescence, and children on finding the coping skills they need to conquer everyday living. So if you or your child/adolescent is struggling with anger, anxiety, depression, bereavement, divorce recovery, communication building, or trauma, I would love to help you in your time of need.
Immediate Openings for Cigna, Aetna, and Self-Pay! I work with individuals, couples, and families from a myriad of backgrounds. I have experience in treating issues relating to anxiety, depression, trauma, family conflict, difficulties with interpersonal relationships, and self-identity. My eclectic, holistic approach to counseling helps me to meet my clients where they are by fostering acceptance and security in the counseling relationship.
I work with adults, couples, and families to guide them towards healing and learning how to create the life they all deserve to live. I am experienced in treating depression, anxiety, personality disorders, family/couple conflict, codependency, self identity, and family dysfunction. My calm, understanding, and empathetic nature allows clients to immediately feel at ease to open up to share their struggles and begin healing. I help clients navigate their life struggles and difficult experiences to learn how to create a more positive self-image and self-worth.
My sole purpose as a counselor is to help guide my clients through the struggles that so many of us must learn to navigate. Since each of us walks a unique path in pursuit of happiness and mental health, I believe in working together with clients to find their best answers.
I work with children with autism and related disorders and their families! I conduct comprehensive evaluations to provide an appropriate diagnosis and develop treatment goals. In addition, I provide behavioral therapy through parent training models to help make long lasting change.
Many today suffer from anxiety, depression and a variety of other mood disorders, as well as substance abuse, suicidal thoughts, and general discontent in marriage or family-life, and apathy regarding work or career. Also, with the onset of Covid-19 and other current societal issues, those who previously seemed content in daily life have had difficulty navigating the "unsure" territory before us. It is easy to get discouraged or feel despair due to the lack of security and stability. Others may have disorders stemming from the family of origin or genetic traits. Whatever the issue, there is hope and there is healing available.
Do you worry often, feel empty, have difficulty connecting with others, or have unresolved stuff from your past that keeps coming up? There’s a misconception that counseling should be done as a last resort or that only people with severe mental illnesses go to counseling. In reality, counseling can be a life altering decision that can change your perspective and enhance your life.
Do you seek support and guidance in making changes needed to have a fulfilling life? In my 20 years of clinical practice as a therapist, it has been my honor to assist hundreds of people find their unique strengths for healing past trauma, learn coping skills for anxiety and depression, recover from loss or substance use, and develop those new skills to become the person they are meant to be. Transition from what we know can be a scary thing, let me travel that road with you.
At New Directions Counseling Center our focus is to create a therapeutic environment for children, adolescents, adults, families, and couples to explore new directions and create positive changes in their lives. We believe in identifying and utilizing personal strengths in order to overcome obstacles and develop emotional, behavioral, and physical well-being.
Licensed Professional Counselor, DBH, LPC, NCC, CCTS-I
Everyone’s story matters, and I believe one of the bravest things you can do is begin to understand your own. I want to help you understand your story and achieve whatever goals or changes you are looking to make.
Children and youth sometimes have much more difficulty expressing their feelings in an appropriate way in than adults. It is difficult to watch your child suffer with anxiety, depression, stress, or any variety of situations that impact daily living. Children and youth may not have learned how to express emotions due to varying reasons. The goal is to improve coping skills, confidence, and the ability for all children and adolescents to navigate big emotions and difficult emotions in a healthy manner.
The decision to go to therapy is often driven by a desire to heal, grow, and become whole. Trauma can show up in our lives unexpectedly, shaking our view of ourselves and the world around us. It can also show up subtly and with such normalcy that we can hardly imagine life being any other way. Sometimes we experience flashbacks, nightmares, or dissociation; and sometimes we develop depression, anxiety, or low self-esteem. My clients are ready to examine how trauma has shaped their lives and move toward a healthier, more adaptive and more meaningful way of living, believing, and relating.
I will be on maternity leave beginning 9/1/2022-10/31/2022. If you would like to get set up for an appointment for once I return, please call Desoto Family Wellness Center to get scheduled. Do you know that feeling of “I’m not good enough?” You’re not alone, we’ve all had that feeling at one time or another. But sometimes, that feeling lingers for far too long. It can take over your life, causing problems in your relationships, anxiety in your daily world and making you withdraw from your friends and family. A feeling of depression or anxiety overcomes everything else in your life.
Todays world is often stressful, overwhelming and difficult to manage. Adults, adolescents and children face many stressors and often need a safe place to talk and work through the difficult time in their life. Counseling at Journey To New Beginnings helps children, adolescents and adults reach the happiness and success they deserve and desire. Client success is our main goal. At Journey To New Beginnings, our mission is to assist individuals, couples and families in transforming their lives and creating new beginnings.
In these difficult and challenging times, life can easily become overwhelming. It is our goal to walk with you or your loved ones that may be struggling. Through empowerment and healing, we can navigate life's twists, turns, up and downs. It is our goal to help you overcome the difficult circumstances that may arise from your situation, by providing expert support during your times of difficulties. At Desoto Family Counseling Center (DFCC), we offer a range of disciplines such as Medication Management, Counseling, and Occupational/Physical/Speech Therapy.
Are you currently struggling with concerns that leave you feeling powerless, worthless, in less control, or find yourself not knowing what to do, but know that you need to do something? If so, please know that you are not alone. We all have our daily struggles, but sometimes these struggles can become overwhelming and burdensome. This is when an outside, objective perspective may be helpful. I can be that perspective for you. Please call so that I might be of service to you and your needs.
As a therapist, I am dedicated to helping children, adults and families find healing and to achieve goals in a safe environment. I respect diversity in multicultural norms, individual diferrences and social perspectives. Because I believe in the uniqueness of the person and the experiences that they bring, I will individualize your treatment plan according to your distinct needs. It is my commitment to help you express your full potential, and discover as well as develop your personhood.
Our clinic offers a number of services to children and adolescents living in Mississippi including psychological diagnostic assessment, behavior therapy, mental health counseling, developmental assessment, and Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA).
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Southaven are psychologists, licensed counselors, therapists, psychotherapists, and licensed clinical social workers, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualized treatment.
Services offered, education and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in Southaven then may specialize in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counseling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.
Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.
How to find a specialist?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in Southaven, or Child Psychologists in Southaven.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Southaven psychologists specializing in EMDR.
What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in Southaven specialize in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.
How to use my insurance?
Many therapists accept health insurance. Check to see if your insurance is covered. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the therapist.