Enjoy Life Without Worries! Our Therapists are Here to Help You!

Look after your behavioral and physical health with help from Desoto Family Counseling Center, PLLC in Southaven, MS. Our therapists are dedicated to helping you keep your mind and body in tiptop shape so you can regain your sense of self-empowerment and enjoy life without worries. Rest assured that we will go above and beyond the call of duty to help you with your troubles.  


Our Counseling Staff


 

Anthony J. Wood

Our company owner, Anthony J. Wood, received his Master's Degree in Education in Counselor Education at the University of Mississippi in 2004. He received advanced training in Play Therapy at the Oxford Play Therapy Training Institute. Anthony has worked with children, adolescents, and adults for the state of Mississippi, the Federal Government, and in private practice. He has spent several years researching and working with children and adults with disabilities. Anthony is a National Certified Counselor, Licensed Professional Counselor, Registered Play Therapist, and Certified level II AutPlay Therapist.
 


 

Laura R. Haddock 

 Laura R. Haddock (formerly Laura Simpson) has over 20 years of experience as a clinician working with a variety of ages and issues. She has a strong academic and research background. Laura is a LPC-S allowing her to provide supervision to those seeking licensure. Her interests include counseling wellness and secondary trauma, spirituality, crisis response, cultural diversity, and supervision. Laura's theoretical approaches include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Solution Focused Therapy. Laura works with teens, adult individuals, and marital couples. Laura is a Licensed Professional Counselor.



 
Courtney P. Parrish received her Master of Social Work from the University of Southern Mississippi. Courtney has experience working with behavioral problems, depression, stress management, simple trauma, codependency, communication, women's issues, parenting, and addiction. Courtney's theoretical approaches are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, and Reality Therapy primarily. Courtney provides individual and family therapy for children, adolescents, and adults. Courtney coordinates with the Mississippi Department of Children and Family Services along with the Youth Court to provide services to adolescents within both systems. Courtney is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.  


 

Jaqueline T. Carter

Jaqueline T. Carter received her Master of Counselor Education from Delta State University with honors in 2007. Jaqueline has worked with children, adolescents, and adults in residential and outpatient treatment. Her interests include anxiety, depression, stress management, anger management, trauma, and behavior modification. Jaqueline has also worked with grief and divorce recovery for children, adolescents, and adults. She also worked with couples in our practice to better communication skills, increase trust and respect, and identify roles in relationships. Jaqueline uses a Cognitive Therapy approach, as well as, Person Centered Therapy to best meet her client's needs. Jaqueline is a Licensed Professional Counselor.

 

 

Jessica Stockman 

Jessica Stockman received her Master's Degree in Marriage and Family therapy from the University of Louisiana at Monroe. She has been counseling since 2003 and has worked in a variety of settings here in Mississippi, as well as, out west. She currently works with adults who experience difficulties with depression, anxiety, grief, simple trauma, family difficulties, adjustment difficulties, marriage, relationship and communication difficulties, as well as, domestic, physical, emotional, and sexual violence. Ms. Stockman also works with victims of sexual, physical, and emotional abuse. She also has experience conducting parenting groups and discussing issues related to parent/child difficulties. She has conducted groups for women and issues related to emotional and physical abuse. She is currently licensed in MS as a Licensed Professional Counselor.




 

Alison Duncan  

Alison Duncan received her Master's Degree and Ed.S. in Counseling at Georgia State University.  She currently works with adolescents and adults who experience difficulties with extreme trauma,  depression, anxiety, grief, family difficulties, adjustment difficulties, marriage, relationship and communication difficulties, as well as, domestic, physical, emotional, and sexual violence.  She is currently licensed in MS as a Licensed Professional Counselor.



 

Glenna Rodgers

Glenna M. Rodgers, LPC, CRC has a Master of Science degree in Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Mississippi and the state of Arkansas, with additional specialty licenses in Arkansas for Rehabilitation and Tech Assisted Counseling. Glenna is a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor, has been trained for Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy by the UAMS Psychiatric Research Institute, and is certified in AutPlay Therapy. Glenna has been a counselor for over 20 years, counseling children, adolescents, and adults, in Residential, Day Treatment, Intensive Outpatient, and Outpatient settings, providing Individual, Family, and Group Therapy. Glenna is married, has three children, six grandchildren, and a variety of pets.



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Jessica Reed

Jessica Reed received her undergraduate and graduate degree from the University of Mississippi in Psychology and Counseling. She also received her Ed.S. from Delta State University in 2014. Jessica specializes in co-parenting/blended families, ADHD testing, coping skills, anxiety, stress management, relationship counseling, play and behavioral therapy for children and adolescents. Jessica enjoys working with children and families addressing areas of codependency/ boundaries, communication, conflict resolution, identity and self concept, emotional and sexual trauma, depression, children & families in need of parenting or coping through divorce.  She also enjoys working with women, pre-martial couples, and families to enhance overall well mental and emotional well being in persons ages 3 and up. Jessica is a Nationally Certified Counselor and a Licensed Mental Health Therapist. Jessica is a Prepare and Enrich Relationship Facilitator to address persons needing relational counseling.



 

David Joslin

John David Joslin is a graduate of the School of Social Work at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. He is a Licensed Certified Social Worker and a Licensed Advanced Practice Social Worker with over 30 years of experience working with men, women, and adolescent boys with various issues including depression, anxiety, grief and loss, life transitions, physical and emotional health concerns, LGBTQIA, relationships, intimacy, infidelity, divorce, sexual dysfunctions, sexual acting-out and compulsive behaviors, process addictions, trauma, PTSD, and male survivors of abuse. He uses cognitive behavioral therapy and has a mental health recovery approach to treatment.



 

Vanessa Naidoo

Vanessa Naidoo received her Bachelor of Occupational Therapy from the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal in 1994. She has experience in Geriatrics, Developmental Delay, Cerebral Palsy, Autism, ADHD, and Down Syndrome. Vanessa has also worked with children who work with Dyslexia and Sensory Processing Deficits. Vanessa's pediatric work experience includes school-based, clinic-based, and early intervention services.




 

Constance Rigdon

Constance Rigdon received her Master of Occupational Therapy from the University of Mississippi in 2011. She has experience in Geriatrics, Developmental Delay, Cerebral Palsy, Autism, ADHD, and Down Syndrome. Constance has also worked with children who work with Dyslexia and Sensory Processing Deficits. Constance's pediatric work experience includes school-based, clinic-based, and early intervention services. Constance is a Certified and Licensed Occupational Therapist.


 


 

Kara Cline

Kara Cline is licensed in MS and TN as an Occupational Therapy Assistant. She has worked primarily in Pediatrics with emphasis on Autism, Sensory Processing, and Developmental Delays. Kara has also worked with Down Syndrome and Behavioral Modification. Kara is a Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant.


 

Erin L. Allen

Erin Allen graduated from Mississippi State University in 2014 with a Bachelors degree in Kinesiology - Clinical Exercise Physiology. Erin then went to PRCC in Hattiesburg, MS to pursue a career as a Licensed Occupational Therapy Assistant. She has worked primarily in Pediatrics with emphasis on Autism, Sensory Processing, and Developmental Delays. Erin is a Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant.


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Marlo Smith

Marlo Smith is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. She received her Master of Science in Nursing from the Union University. Prior to that, Marlo worked in both mental health and general hospital settings. She is trained to provide a wide range of mental health services to adults and their families in a variety of settings. Marlo's treatment modalities include both medication and psychotherapeutic management. Marlo maintains a collaborative practice agreement with Dr. Paul King.


Tia Beasley

Tia Beasley was raised in Tupelo, MS. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Biochemistry from The University of Mississippi in Oxford, MS and studied Biomedical Sciences at The University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, MS. She completed her PA studies at Christian Brothers University and has been working in psychiatry in the Southaven area every since.  In addition to her psychiatry training, Tia spent two years training in family medicine, pediatrics, and obstetrics/gynecology along side MD residents. She is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and the Tennessee Academy of Physician Assistants. She is currently working towards her Doctorate degree in Medical Sciences with an anticipated completion date of summer 2019. Tia loves children and travels monthly to rural regions of Mississippi to provide psychiatric care to the underserved. Tia maintains a collaborative practice agreement with Dr. Jim Pang, Jr.



 

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Molly C. Pratt

Molly C. Pratt recently joined Desoto Family Counseling Center in December 2015 as a Speech-Language Pathologist. Molly received a Master's of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Mississippi in 2012. She is nationally certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and licensed by the state of Mississippi. Molly is a certified provider of neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) swallowing treatment. She loves working with a diverse population of ages including children and adults and has worked for a skilled nursing facility, the Mississippi early intervention program, and private practices. Molly has professional experience in the areas of language delays, articulation disorders, voice disorders, dysphagias, fluency disorders, autism spectrum disorders, Down Syndrome, developmental delays, dysarthria, and aphasia. Molly loves to incorporate sign language as a secondary means of communication when appropriate. She is thrilled to be a part of the team at DFCC!



 

Sophie Hays

Sophie Hays is originally from Jackson, TN. Sophie is a Licensed Physical Therapist living in Oxford, MS for the last 2 years. She graduated from Ole Miss in 2005 and attended Physical Therapy school at the University of TN Health Science Center in Memphis. Sophie received a doctorate degree in Physical Therapy in 2008. She has worked in the pediatric setting for over 5 years and loves working with children and their families.



 

Angela Washington

Angela Washington is a Licensed Physical Therapist. She graduated from the University of Tennessee in 1999 and has been in the field for over 18 years. Angela has worked with Early Intervention and in the school settings, as well as, out-patient clinics and nursing homes.



 

Jessica King

Jessica King is a Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant. Jessica has worked with Early Intervention and in the school settings, as well as, out-patient clinics and nursing homes.




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Call Us for More Information

Don’t let your mental health hold you back from living life to the fullest. Visit or call our counseling center today (662) 772-5937 for more information. We offer individual, group, couples, and family therapy for adults, adolescents, and children ages 3 and older. Prescription medication management is provided as needed. We also provide OT, SLP, ABA, and PT for Pediatrics in the areas of Autism, Sensory Processing, Developmental Delays, Behavioral Modifications, and Physical Dysfunction.