Our Professional Team

The therapists at The Shepherd’s Staff provide counseling specific to your situation and guide you to growth, recovery, and hope.

Professionals Counseling in Jackson, MS

Our Therapists

Julia ‘Judy’ Parker

Julia ‘Judy’ Parker

MA, LPC

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

Tara Mills

MA, LPC

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

Matt Thames

MA, LPC

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

Kristina Burrow Woodruff

MA, LPAT, ATR-BC

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).

Richard Coker

Richard Coker

MAMFT/C, LPC, LMFT

Individuals, couples and families emotional and spiritual wounds including abuse, trauma, grief, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, behavioral problems, communication and intimacy skills.

Michelle Hitchcock

Michelle Hitchcock

MAMFT/C, LPC

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

Will McNeese

MA, LPC, LMFTA

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

Stephanie Hathorn

Stephanie Hathorn

MA, LPC, LMFT, AAMFT- Approved Supervisor

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.

Sally Gex

Sally Gex

MA, LPC, NCC

Special interest in women's issues including body image, eating disorders, social anxiety, adjustment issues, fertility concerns, abuse, and trauma.

Marty Singletary

Marty Singletary

MA, MS, LPC, NCC

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.

Kathy Saucier Jones

Kathy Saucier Jones

MS, LPC, NCC

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.

Ruth Lail Glaze

Ruth Lail Glaze

MCC, LMFT, LPC, NCC

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.

Lida Caraway

Lida Caraway

MA, MS, LPC, NCC

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.