Our Counselors

Darby Walton
In network with:
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $65

Darby Walton, LPC

Philosophy of Care

I am a licensed professional counselor (LPC) in Mississippi with almost 13 years of experience in counseling. I have worked with clients of many diverse and multicultural dynamics and with many different areas of concern, to include, but not limited to: chemical and behavioral addictions (i.e. eating disorders, gambling, sex, internet, pornography, relationships, etc.), anxiety/stressor related issues, depression, OCD, mood disorders, relationship and family conflicts, and emotional dysregulation. I also have specialty training in the treatment of physical/emotional trauma, which is often co-occurring with the other previously mentioned concerns. My counseling style is compassionate and empathetic and I believe strongly in acceptance and respect for all. My approach combines Rational-Emotive Therapy (RET/REBT, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Internal Family Systems/Ego State Therapy (IFS), and other modalities that are specifically tailored to each individual client.

When I am not diligently working to help clients reclaim (or to claim for the first time) the joy in their lives, I am usually working to enjoy and improve my own quality of life with my family. This currently includes my three young children (two boys, 12 and 15, and my 5 year old girl). SEC football is often involved. At other times, we will often play games, cook out, visit other family members, exercise, and watch movies. When the boys get brave they ask me to play football and soccer in the back yard.

Lastly, I believe it important to conclude by stating that I do not intend to ask an action from my clients that I either have not already done, or would not be willing to do, myself. Therapy and healing is a part of my personal life just as much as my professional life. The therapeutic relationship has to be one of mutual motivation and efforts. You've already taken that first courageous step just by reading this and reaching out for what you need! I hope to have the opportunity to work with you on your journey!

Education

Bellevue University
Master of Science in Clinical Counseling

Specialties

  • ADHD/ADD
  • Depression Counseling
  • Mood Disorders
  • Eating Disorders
  • Phobia Disorders
  • Schizophrenia and Psychotic Disorders
  • CBT
  • DBT
  • EDMR
  • LGBTQIA
  • Performance Anxiety
Juakita Grice
In network with:
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $65

Juakita Grice, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Juakita is a Licensed Professional Nationally Certified Counselor with a Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling for the state of Mississippi.  As a clinician of counsel, the style of treatment is eclectic therapeutically in any area of concern for the client. My years of experience in counseling has been approximately 16+ with education, practicum, and volunteer crisis counseling experience included.

My experience of practice in clinical counseling is: Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar, Stress Management, Post-Partum Depression, Chronic Pain Management, Workers Compensation, Pre-Surgical Healthcare, Severe and Persistent Mental Illness (SPMI), Abuse (Physical, Sexual, etc.), Substance Abuse or Chemical Dependence or Co-occurring Disorders, Anger Management, Poor Self-Image, Geriatric Care, Crisis Diversionary Services, Grief/Bereavement, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, HIV/AIDS, Domestic Violence, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Compulsive Gambling, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy & Evidenced-Based Practice Therapies.

Populations Treated:
Adult /Individual
Adult/Group
Family Management

Education

Nova Southeastern University
Master's in Mental Health Counseling

Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety, Depression, Aging, Relational
  • Addictions-Co-occurring, Stress Management 
  • Grief, Mild, Moderate to Severe Mental Illness 
  • Self- esteem, Health psychology-related, Relational, and Eating issues
Pamela Peoples
In network with:
  • ComPsych
  • Multiplan
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $65

Pamela Peoples, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Pamela Peoples is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Mississippi and has been licensed in the state since 2003. She has private practice experience counseling adults, couples, and adolescents. She earned her Educational Specialist Degree in Counseling from Mississippi State University and has 36 years' experience in the public school system helping to promote student social/emotional growth and development.

Pamela's practice is client-centered and solution-focused. She seeks to assist clients to discover ways to manage life's conflicts in a safe, non-judgmental environment. Her goal is to encourage empower, and equip clients to recognize their full potential and find purposeful living through mindfulness and reality therapy.

Providing a safe space for clients to process difficult emotions, identify strengths, and develop resilience is one of Pamela's strengths. She believes that building rapport and trust is essential and that sessions should be tailored to the client's needs.

Education

Mississippi State University
Educational Specialist

Specialties

• Anxiety
• Depression
• Marriage & Family
• Career & Life Coach
• Grief and bereavement
• Critical incident
• Stress Management
• Crisis Intervention
• ADD Counseling and Support

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