Trusted Counseling and Therapy Center
Providing You the Guidance You Need
Find your silver lining. Turn to the professionals at Desoto Family Counseling Center. After many years of providing individual and family therapy to patients in and around Southaven, MS, we recognized the need for medication management, Occupational, Physical, and Speech Therapy services.
More than 2 Decades of Expert Counseling
DFCC was established in 2001 by Dr. Ruth O. Moore (formerly Dr. Ruth O. Cash). Over the years, we have served communities in North Mississippi through volunteer work, education, and counseling with children, adolescents, and adults. We are committed to meeting the needs of our patients by providing excellent service and assistance in a safe and private environment.
Knowing when to seek Occupational (OT), Physical (PT) or Speech Therapy (ST) for your child is important.
We understand that children grow and learn at his/her appropriate pace. If your child is having difficulties with day-to-day activities at home or school OT may be beneficial. OT can help develop fine motor, oral motor or sensory motor skills, sensory processing, play, and strengthening skills. Some examples may include holding a writing utensil or cutting with scissors.
Physical Therapy is recommended when there is difficulty with movement due to illness, disabilities, or injury. A few examples of conditions that a PT will help treat are sports injuries, developmental delays, cerebral palsy, genetic disorders, birth defects, limb deficiencies, torticollis, and muscle disease.
According to American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA), "Feeding and swallowing disorders can lead to health, learning, and social problems. Feeding disorders include problems with sucking, eating from a spoon, chewing, or drinking from a cup. Swallowing disorders, also called dysphagia (dis-FAY-juh) are difficulties with moving food or liquid from the mouth, throat, or esophagus to the stomach. Feeding and swallowing disorders are often related to other medical conditions but may also occur without a known cause. Speech-language pathologists (SLPs) help children with feeding and swallowing problems."
Our specialized therapists are here to help you seek out the best treatment for your child.
Discuss Your Concerns With Us
We understand your time is valuable. To help speed up the process, please have all paperwork completed before your appointment time, signatures must be signed by the child's parent or legal guardian. A link will be sent to your email at the time of your scheduling the appointment. If you are unable to submit through the link, please allow 15 to 20 minutes of time to properly fill out the New Patient Packets. For your queries about our counseling or pediatric therapy services, you may reach us using the contact details provided or by filling out our online form.