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
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
William Hanley received his Master of Science in Occupational Therapy at the Texas Women's University. He has been practicing in the field of Occupational Therapy for 32 + years. William has a broad range of experience in specialties and treatment modalities. His areas of experience include: physical disabilities, orthopedics, neurology, psychology, psychiatry, pediatrics, oncology, trauma, acute burn care, eating disorders or adults and special needs children, sub-acute rehab, severe to profound mental retardation and developmental disabilities. William is certified in the following: Foam in Place seating systems and Wilbarger sensory technique, Beckman Oral Habilitation techniques and PECS (Picture Exchange Communication Systems), and Certified Irlen Screener (Sytopic Sensitivity Light Syndrome).
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, dysphasias, 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 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 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 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.