The Shepherd's Staff Group
 
Therapy, at the end of the day, is a relationship. It’s about trust and safety. It’s not a professional giving tons of advice to a helpless client. It’s a mutual respect. I want all my clients to know this simple truth- if it matters to you, it matters to me.
— Michelle Hitchcock

  Lida Caraway    MA, MS, LPC, NCC    

Lida Caraway

MA, MS, LPC, NCC

 

B.A., Liberal Arts, University of Mississippi
M.S., Guidance and Counseling, Jackson State University
M.A., Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling, Reformed Theological Seminary
Trained in Internal Family Systems Theory
Certified Gottman Educator
Certified Gottman Therapist

Blue Cross Blue Shield Provider
 

Individual therapy for adolescents and adults relating to abuse and trauma; communication improvement, family of origin healing, self-esteem issues, grief, relationship issues, depression and anxiety.

Couples therapy relating to communication improvement, life stage issues, re-energizing relationships, sexuality, affairs, divorce issues, and conflict dialogue.

Family therapy relating to parenting issues, life stage issues, pre-post divorce changes.

 
  Ruth Lail Glaze    MCC, LMFT, LPC, NCC

Ruth Lail Glaze

MCC, LMFT, LPC, NCC

B.S., Church Relations, Mississippi College
M.C.C., Community Counseling, Mississippi College
Clinical Member of American Association for Marriage & Family Therapy
Trained in Levels I and II EMDR

Blue Cross Blue Shield Provider


Parenting; marital adjustment/growth; trauma recovery; addiction recovery; stages of life changes (new baby, empty nest, elder care); divorce struggles and recovery; grief; individuals from adolescence through elderly; women's life challenges.

 
  Kathy Saucier Jones    MS, LPC, NCC

Kathy Saucier Jones

MS, LPC, NCC

B.S., Marriage & Family Relations, University of Southern Mississippi
M.S., Marriage & Family Therapy, Mississippi College
Certified LifeForce Medical Qigong Practitioner                                                                          Trained in Levels I and II EMDR

Blue Cross Blue Shield Provider

Issues pertaining to women; changes in life “roles”; stage-of-life issues and transitions; mind-body-spirit congruence & alignment; relationship issues with self and/or others; stress & anxiety; grief and loss; dream work; post-traumatic stress disorder; pre-marital work; parenting and “being parented” issues; Life/Family/Personal "Beliefs" exploration. 

 
  Marty Singletary    MA, MS, LMFT

Marty Singletary

MA, MS, LMFT

B.A., English, Rhodes College
M.A., Communication and Film, University of Michigan
M.S., Marriage and Family Therapy, Mississippi College
Clinical Member of American Association for Marriage & Family Therapy
Certified LifeForce Medical Qigong Practitioner

Communication and relationship dynamics in couples, marriages, and families; Individual goal definition and evaluating roles with others; Navigating life's transitions: relationship stressors, divorce, redirection at mid-life; Focus on mind/body/spirit alignment. Trained in hypnosis and dreamwork, and using dream metaphors for personal growth.

 
  Julia 'Judy' Parker    MA, LPC

Julia 'Judy' Parker

MA, LPC

B.A., French and English, University of Mississippi
M.S., English, Mississippi College
M.A., Marriage & Family Therapy, Mississippi College

Blue Cross Blue Shield Provider

Eating disorders: Sharing 25 years of personal physical, emotional, and spiritual recovery. Counseling for all ages: anorexia screening, bulimia, compulsive overeating/dieting, and family co-dependency.

Individual growth and couples relationship enhancement.

Special interests in life transition adjustment including birth, death, divorce, career change, and elder care, women's issues such as depression/anxiety, grief/loss, and miscarriage/ infertility, and sleep disorders. 

 
  Tara Mills    MA, LPC

Tara Mills

MA, LPC

B.A., Psychology, Belhaven College
M.A., Marriage & Family Therapy/Counseling, Reformed Theological Seminary

Blue Cross Blue Shield Provider

Child, adolescent and adult issues including abuse, trauma, Post Traumatic Stress, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, self-esteem and behavior problems. Special interest and training in play therapy and child/parent communication.

 
  Matt Thames    MA, LPC

Matt Thames

MA, LPC

B.S., Psychology, Mississippi College
M.A., Marriage & Family Therapy/Counseling, Reformed Theological Seminary
Trained in Internal Family Systems (IFS) Therapy                                                                    Certified Bringing Baby Home Gottman Educator
Completed Level 1 Training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy

Blue Cross Blue Shield Provider

Individual, family, and couples counseling including conflict resolution, communication, sexual issues, enrichment; stress management; grief; overcoming emotional wounds; men's issues; children; depression and anxiety.

 
  Kristina Burrow Woodruff    MA, LPAT, ATR-BC

Kristina Burrow Woodruff

MA, LPAT, ATR-BC

B.S., Human & Organizational Development, Vanderbilt University
M.A., Art Therapy, New York University

Children, teen, and adult issues related to abuse, trauma, divorce, anxiety, grief & loss, medical issues (cancer, chronic illness, traumatic incidents), depression, self-esteem, behavior problems, ADHD, post-traumatic stress disorder, adjustment issues, relational issues, and eating disorders/eating issues (anorexia, bulimia, binge-eating, obesity, & overeating). Individual & family sessions. Art Therapy sessions available.

 
  Richard Coker    MAMFT/C, LPC, LMFT

Richard Coker

MAMFT/C, LPC, LMFT

B.B.A., Marketing Research, University of Mississippi
J.D., University of Mississippi
M.A., Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling, Reformed Theological Seminary
Pre-Clinical Fellow of the American Association for Marriage & Family Therapy
Completed Level 1 Training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy

Blue Cross Blue Shield Provider

Individuals, couples and families emotional and spiritual wounds including abuse, trauma, grief, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, behavioral problems, communication and intimacy skills. Special interest in helping couples in distress including pre-marital and marital counseling, parenting, sexual issues, stress management, pre and post divorce trauma, and co-parenting skills following divorce.

 
  Michelle Hitchcock    MAMFT/C, LPC

Michelle Hitchcock

MAMFT/C, LPC

B.A., English, University of Mississippi
M.A., Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling, Reformed Theological Seminary
Completed Level 1 Training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy

Blue Cross Blue Shield Provider

Adolescent girls and young adults: Life transitions and stressors, self-image, relationships.
Women: Depression, anxiety, grief, relationships, marriage
Marital: Communication, conflict resolution, sexual issues, trust, pre-marital counseling

 
  Will McNeese    MA, LPC, LMFTA

Will McNeese

MA, LPC, LMFTA

B.A., Philosophy, Belhaven University
M.A., Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling, Reformed Theological Seminary
Completed Level 1 Training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy

Blue Cross Blue Shield Provider

Children and Adolescents- Play Therapy (ages 3-10),  trauma, divorce, bullying/assertiveness, emotional regulation, defiance, aggression, ADHD, academic underachievement, substance abuse/delinquency.

Adults-Codependency, Anxiety, Loss of Self/Low Self Confidence, depression, trauma, emotional intimacy, executive functioning, emotional regulation, OCD, grief, homosexuality.

Couples/Families- Divorce/separation, loss, parenting skills, conflict resolution, abuse within the family, emotional intimacy, sexuality.

 
  Stephanie Hathorn    MA, LPC, LMFT, AAMFT- Approved Supervisor

Stephanie Hathorn

MA, LPC, LMFT, AAMFT- Approved Supervisor

B.S., Psychology, William Carey University
M.A., Marriage and Family Therapy/ Counseling, Reformed Theological Seminary
Completed Level 1 Training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy
EAGALA Certified Equine Assisted Psychotherapist
Clinical Fellow, American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Approved Supervisor

Blue Cross Blue Shield Provider

Individual (child to adult), Couples, Families.

Issues such as: anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, self-esteem, behavioral, communication, conflict resolution, sexuality, pre-marital, intimacy, life stressors and transitions, body image, parenting, spirituality, infertility, and abuse. 

Special interest areas: play therapy, adolescents, women, postpartum depression and anxiety.

 
  Sally Gex    MA, LPC, NCC

Sally Gex

MA, LPC, NCC

B.A., Physchology, University of Mississippi
B.A., Spanish, University of Mississippi
M.A., Mental Health Counseling, Mississippi College

Blue Cross Blue Shield Provider

Individuals, couples, and family counseling for adolescents and adults; depressive disorders, grief and loss, anxiety disorders, social and communication issues, overcoming trauma and abuse, substance use and abuse.
Special interest in women's issues including body image, eating disorders, social anxiety, adjustment issues, fertility concerns, abuse, and trauma. 

 

ATR-BC - Registered and Board Certified Art Therapist
LMFT - Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
LPAT - Licensed Professional Art Therapist
LPC - Licensed Professional Counselor
AAMFT - American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
NBCC - National Board of Certified Counselors