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Danyelle Davis is a therapist who has worked across a variety of fields and age groups from Children and Youth Services to Adult Services. Danyelle has an interest in providing therapy for others as a means to begin the process of healing and creating positive coping skills for dealing with the variety of traumas that life may bring. She enjoys working with clients via a person-centered approach—focusing on the ways that symptoms are currently affecting the life and day to day of the client while to resolve any past traumas. Danyelle prefers that clients have the chance to be as involved in treatment planning as possible. This process improves the development of rapport and increases client compliance with therapy services.

Danyelle received her M.Ed. in Counseling in 2015 from the University of Mississippi. She obtained her LPC in 2017 from the Mississippi State Board of Examiners for Licensed Profession Counselors and from the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors in 2021. She continues to seek knowledge in regards to her field daily. Danyelle believes in advocating for others across all realms of life—but especially in the field of mental health. She seeks to ensure that others around her—including her clients are able to obtain all necessary needs by not being afraid to look beyond the surface for answers and solutions.

**I think Zora Neale Hurston says it best when she coined the lines “There are years that ask questions and years that answer”. To me this simply means that there are many cycles to life. Cycles that leave us questioning, reeling, and looking for something to hold onto; and cycles that come along and show us the reason for all the strife we happened to have experienced in life and how we managed to survive amidst the chaos.

My goal in this world is simply to help people through their own personal cycles of life—no matter what phase they may be experiencing when they walk in or out of my office.**

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Therapy is obviously such a personal thing, so it is important to find a therapist that is a good fit for you! So, here’s a little information about Dr. Phil’s personal and professional background:

Dr Phil Baquie LPC is a first generation immigrant, originally from Australia. He moved to the United States in 1999.

Prior to his career as a psychotherapist, Dr. Phil was as a professional musician, event speaker, and humanitarian spokesperson working in over thirty countries around the world. He is also a veteran, having served 8 years the United States military in Special Operations Tactical PSYOP and Infantry units.

As a Board Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Mississippi- license # 2006, Dr. Phil holds a Doctor of Psychology from The Graduate Theological Foundation. He graduated High Distinction with a Master of Arts in Professional Counseling and Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Religion from Liberty University. His postgraduate work is in sex therapy for which he studied at the Postgraduate Sex Therapy Training Institute.

Dr. Phil states, “I have experienced grief, joy, failure, and success in life, and my clients tell me I am easy to relate to because I don’t pretend to be someone I am not. I find having so many interesting experiences around the world helps bring a uniqueness to the counseling room. I am fascinated by relationships and the interplay of faith, family, and our environment. When I meet with clients I’m a down to earth straight shooter- not a flowery unicorns and rainbows kind of therapist. At the same time, I’m not afraid to shed a tear or two with clients when journeying through the hard stuff! Ultimately, I am passionate about helping my clients thrive in life and always find myself in awe of the human spirit.”

Dr. Phil is married and has two daughters. He holds a black belt in Martial Arts, plays in a motown band called The Soultones, and enjoys time with his family on the beach!

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Dr. Bryant, Ph.D., LPC-S, has spent the last decade working in college/university mental health centers and has more than fourteen years of counseling experience in various settings.

She enjoys working with individuals undergoing change, adjustment, and life transitions. Supporting and encouraging clients to better understand themselves, Dr. Bryant utilizes a personality perspective that encourages wellness while also seeking to assess how trauma and toxic systems impact emotional health and the human experience. She strives to create a safe environment for her clients to heal, grow and be challenged.

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I believe that we are the creators of our realities and that therapy can be a catalyst to assist clients in discovering their own intrinsic ability to understand and change their realities. As a therapist based in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Existentialism, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Therapy, I believe that my role as a therapist is to empower clients to help them help themselves and discover their true meaning and purpose in life. I take a holistic, empathetic, and nonjudgmental approach to connecting with clients. The therapist-client relationship is collaborative in nature, wherein I take a team-player approach in assisting my clients in becoming their best selves. My goal is to help clients process the events that have shaped their perceptions on life, learn from their experiences, find peace with their pasts, grow, recover, and heal.

Lyndsie is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified Addictions Therapist, and Nationally Certified Counselor. Lyndsie has a background and passion for work in addiction therapy, co-occurring disorders, trauma, grief work, relationship issues, self-esteem issues, and an array of mental health disorders, ranging from depression to schizophrenia. She has an extensive background in assisting clients in developing personalized healthy coping skills to handle life’s challenges, without reverting to previous maladaptive coping patterns.

“Your outer journey may contain a million steps; your inner journey only has one: the step you are taking right now.” – Eckhart Tolle

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“My goal is to provide a refuge for you where you feel safe to let your guard down, face your fears, and find your true self. Let me walk alongside you, and together we can discover the path that leads to your freedom!”

Matt is a person-centered, relationship oriented therapist with training in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Schema-Focused Therapy, and the practice of Mindfulness. Using this multi-faceted approach, Matt helps people learn how to stay in the present, break free from unhelpful thought patterns and false core beliefs that keep them imprisoned to unwanted and destructive behavior patterns, and find healing from emotional wounds in their past. In addition, he is theologically trained and offers a psychotherapy track that is more overtly guided by a Christian world view for anyone who desires this approach.

“The Swiss psychiatrist Dr. Carl Jung, said ‘Neurosis is always a substitute for legitimate suffering.’ I believe that it is our attempts to cope with pain by consciously, and unconsciously, using unhealthy ways to avoid it that keep us locked in our ‘prisons’ of depression, anxiety, addiction, and anger.”

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Our work together is very important to me. At times, it may focus on helping you struggle less with the thoughts, emotions, sensations, and memories you do not want so as to help you better move toward what is important to you in life. Sometimes our own personal histories can make things more difficult for us. In this work together, we will always be focusing on your hopes, goals, or possible outcomes important to you in life. Through our work, I hope that you will gradually learn a new way to relate with the things you have long struggled against.

My hope is to work as a team to meet your goals. In order to better serve you, I have focused my attention on acceptance and commitment, cognitive-behavioral, and existential approaches. This combination of theories provides a blend of theory and technique to address a variety of presenting concerns surrounding finding meaning, connecting with the present moment, and adjusting maladaptive thoughts and behaviors.

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I believe healing begins when we can learn who we are and use our experiences as learning opportunities. Over the last decade, I have worked with addiction and recovery at various levels of care. Through that experience, I have learned the importance of having a dedicated, passionate approach to therapy. I understand how important the family and community is to growth, but ultimately growth starts with you.

I have treated individuals and assisted with family education on an array of issues to also include anxiety, depression, boundaries and communication within relationships, and improving self-esteem. I also have experience with more complex concerns, such as borderline personality disorder, antisocial personality disorder, various addictions, and surviving sexual assault and intimate partner violence. I believe it is imperative to learn effective ways to communicate and establish boundaries with those around us in order to have the best quality of life possible, and you deserve that.

I have experience in using the enneagram to identify fears, desires, and strengths that are unique to you. Although we all have our liabilities, we are also uniquely equipped to conquer challenges with our gifts. I facilitate a non-judgemental, honest atmosphere for you to explore your personality, spirituality, and emotional/behavioral functioning to accomplish your short-term and long-term goals.

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“When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.” -Viktor Frankl

Josh offers his clients the hope and empowerment to change their lives. With a focus on depression, anxiety, trauma, play therapy and couples counseling, his clients find hope, resilience and the power to change.

“The opportunity to serve the people of Mississippi by providing mental health care is a something I take very seriously. Trusting me with you or your child’s care is the beginning of a journey towards self-discovery and the change you want in your life.” -Dr. Magruder

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I have worked with students and their families, adults, and couples as a teacher, mentor, and counselor for over 30 years. Recently I retired from The University of Mississippi Student Counseling Center, to focus on a private practice. I counsel adolescents, individuals, couples and families addressing a variety of concerns. I specialize in working with people as they deal with life transitions and assisting as they adjust to difficult challenges such as loss and grief, trauma, separation and divorce. I enjoy working with people as they face major decisions or assisting in the utilization of techniques to enhance performance in school or in the workplace. I am passionate about assisting people reach their full potential in life.

I use a variety of methods such as mindfulness, hypnosis, EMDR, Cognitive-Behavioral and relaxation techniques. My counseling style is eclectic and my sessions generally begin with Person Centered and Narrative therapy as I feel every individual is unique and their story is the backdrop of an individual’s way of dealing with life. I attempt to provide an accepting, comfortable environment to explore life issues in a way that is helpful for each person I work with. I want my clients to work on their issues at the pace that is comfortable for them and I offer suggestions and referrals for other services that may enhance the therapeutic experience.

Specialties: Relationships and couple counseling, premarital counseling, parenting issues, trauma and PTSD, performance enhancement, and midlife issues

Common Counseling Issues:

Anger management, ADHD, mild Autism Spectrum Disorders, PTSD Mood Disorders: Depression, Anxiety Disorders, Bipolar Disorder Personality Disorders, Eating Disorders, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders Sexual Dysfunction, Sexual Orientation, Spirituality Sleep Disorders, Pain Management, Weight Loss, Healthy Living Strategies

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>“We can’t have all of life’s answers. Rather, we all get stuck at times, left wondering how on earth we can fix what feels stuck or broken.”-Taryn

Taryn is trained in Marriage and Family Therapy and with this training believes that relationships matter. Whether it be the relationship you have with yourself or the family and friends around you, there is something significant about the relationships that inevitably mold us.

Taryn incorporates systems theory using a variety of methods, including mindfulness, emotionally-focused therapy, and internal family systems, to help her clients connect with themselves and others. She is holistic in practice, asking her clients to consider how they can become the healthiest versions of themselves and challenging them to take steps in that direction.

For the past 5 years, she has worked with individuals, couples, and families (as many as you can fit in a room) with a wide array of challenges, including anxiety, depression, PTSD, and grief. Despite her experience, she enjoys most, however, working with those who feel comfortable in her presence, placing people before their problems.

>“The relationship between my client and I is the most important intervention I can offer.”

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We can diagnose just about anything that’s wrong with you, but how about what’s right with you? I believe it’s important to know yourself authentically in order to heal, and it’s my job to help you find yourself, without judgement, in order for you to reach your goals.

Utilizing Choice Theory, EMDR, positive psychology and a healthy dose of honesty, I want to help define those short or long term goals for a better, more peaceful you. A little bit of serenity can go a long way. I believe in the importance of spirituality, with or without religion.

Over the past five years I have worked in inpatient and outpatient substance abuse settings. I understand what it takes to move on. My focus is on anxiety, depression, grief, trauma and “finding one’s path.” My speciality is addiction.

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I have been practicing massage therapy since I was a little girl. I enjoyed giving back massages to my mom and foot massages to my dad. It made them feel so much better. As a child, I had no idea that this could be a life long profession.

When I found out that I could do this for a living and help others, I decided to get trained professionally. I finished schooling in 2004 and have enjoyed my profession since.

I started out in a spa setting in Tupelo, MS. Since then, I have traveled around the country working in different therapeutic environments from the relaxing spa setting to the world of palliative & hospice care. I have had the privilege of training with many great teachers and learning therapeutic techniques such as infant massage, cupping, myofascial release, Swedish, hot stone, deep tissue, prenatal, & Reiki. I am in the process of learning a Manual Lymph Drainage technique in which I hope to offer by October of 2021.

As I move forward with my career, my focus will continue to be on the Mind/Body connection. In our society, the two are often thought of as separate. But as I learn and grow, it is evident that these two work as partners. We need to have the awareness that our body affects our mind and vise versa. This is why I have chosen to be a part of The Wellness Center of Oxford. They have a mission to help people reconnect their mind and body for a holistic healing.

I look forward to a journey of healing with you.

Happy Trails, Jennifer McMullen, LMT #931

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We all face difficulties in life and there is no universal “normal.” I have personally been through difficult life experiences, such as abuse, divorce, and single parenthood, but also have experienced healing. My approach is to help clients discover what they have within themselves and how they can find their own “normal.” Sometimes it just takes an objective ear, raw honesty, and different perspective to discover the power within us. I work with clients struggling with anxiety, depression, addiction, grief, and phase-of-life difficulties.

My name is Lisa Ross and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor. I obtained my Bachelor’s degree in Health Psychology from the University of Memphis. At the time, I did not utilize this degree, instead working in medical billing for nine years. I realized after this period of time my true passion was helping people, face to face. I decided to go back to school and obtained my Master’s degree in Human Services Counseling—Marriage and Family Therapy from Liberty University. I decided to further my education at Liberty and completed my Master’s Degree in Professional Counseling.

“Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.“—Arthur Ashe

On a personal level, I enjoy reading, anything outdoors, spending time with family, cooking, and woodworking. I have an amazing, energetic, full of life son who is a walking miracle. Some of my absolute favorite things to do are play baseball with him and go on our mommy/son dates.

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Jana maintains a person-centered approach to counseling and believes that the relationship between client and clinician is the most important tool for growth. She has worked with clients across all stages of life who struggle with a myriad of issues including anxiety, stress, depression, postpartum depression, adjustment issues and trauma. ​ — She has extensive training in creativity in counseling and, when possible, incorporates Sandtray Therapy into her counseling approach. Jana enjoys seeing clients who are new to the therapeutic process in helping end the stigma towards those who seek mental health and wellness.

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It can take a lot of courage to embark on a journey of self-exploration and growth. In my teletherapy office, I offer a safe space to those that want to step into their goals. It would be my honor to come to know you and to collaborate with you in putting the past, present, and future pieces together.

As each person brings a wealth of experiences, contexts, biology, and neurology, much of our work will be shaped by individualized needs. My base practice incorporates using a wellness orientation, person-centered focus, experiential work, and creativity in counseling. To name a few, specific methods that may be incorporated are acceptance and commitment therapy, multicultural therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, existential therapy, and neuro-informed counseling.

Areas I Can Help: -Preteens/Teens -Adults/Older Adults -LGBTQ+ -Life Transitions -Holistic Wellness -Anxiety + Depression -Existential Dilemmas -Relationships

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Based on a behavioral approach influenced by Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, I offer a non-judgement space to encourage the mindful awareness of oneself; it’s like using a map at an unfamiliar outlet store… you have to know where you are standing in that moment in order to know the direction you need to go.

From there, it is one step at a time, identifying and building upon present strengths and learning new skills to cover the gaps. I love the insight of Jon Kabat-Zinn, “The little things? The little moments? They aren’t little.” and in the spirit of that thought, I advocate for taking the seemingly little victories towards positive growth and purposefully living in a direction that is personally meaningful and fulfilling.

Matt has a background in Behaviorism and a passion for working with individuals of all ages and sexual orientations, with a particular focus on youth and teens, especially those on the Autism Spectrum, who face the complex challenges of social navigation in an ever-changing world.

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My name is Dean Worsham. And one thing I have learned is that life can be very tough at times. And, in those tough times, it is sometimes helpful to have a safe place to talk about it with someone. And to hopefully find a way through that suffering.

In 1998, I received a Master’s in Education degree in Educational Psychology from the University of Mississippi. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the State of Mississippi. I am also a Board Qualified Supervisor for both licenses. I served on the Mississippi Board of Examiners for Social Workers and Marriage and Family Therapists for eight years. I have also worked at The University of Mississippi Counseling Center for 16 years. I am in the process of acquiring EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) Certification which is a type of therapy especially helpful with trauma. I have recently started working with sound therapy and I became a Gong Master in 2014.

I also practice mindfulness. In these stressful days we live in, I believe mindfulness can be a powerful path to realign our nervous systems back to normal. By practicing mindfulness, we allow ourselves not to be pushed around by stress and anxiety. I believe we can slow things down, see the situation more clearly and make better choices with the help of mindfulness training. I have the great honor of co-facilitating a Mindfulness Group at The Edison with Camp Best. Our group meets Tuesday evenings at 6:30 pm and all are invited and welcomed to attend.

My counseling style is based around Narrative therapy. Narrative therapy believes that “people are people and problems are problems.” You are not the problem. With Narrative therapy, the goal is to separate from the problem and for you to see the skills and abilities that you possess to reduce, minimize and fix the problems that you may be encountering. It is a respectful and non-blaming counseling approach that believes you are the expert of your own life. We would work together to find those beliefs and faith, competencies and values that will help you cope with the troubles that you may face. I consider counseling a calling for me and I enjoy doing this work.

Some of my passions are Ole Miss football, reading a good book or watching a great movie, and getting to the beach on occasion. I especially like being in the country and listening to the sounds of nature. I have lived in Oxford, MS since 1985 and I love the hill country of North Mississippi and the people that live here.

“Service to others in their time of need is a privilege and an honor.” ― Harley King

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