LACY DEESE

OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE DISORDER (OCD), DEPRESSION, ANXIETY,
PANIC, FOOD AND WEIGHT ISSUES, MARRIAGE COUNSELING, STRESS, POSTPARTUM AND OTHER WOMEN’S ISSUES

My goal is to walk alongside the hurting, providing a warm and accepting environment in which they can safely set goals and move toward positive change and healing. In addition to psychological theories and techniques, basic Biblical principles, such as fighting fear, taking thoughts captive, pressing forward amidst trials, and believing that God’s love gives us value, serve as a guide for the therapy I provide.

Special Interests

  • Depression, anxiety, and stress management
  • Panic and fear-related disorders
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Premarital and marriage counseling and relationship issues
  • College students and young adults
  • Weight management
  • Women’s issues, including body image and self-worth as well as post-partum and pregnancy-related issues
  • Anger Management
  • Team Building/Corporate Training

Education and Credentials

  • MA in Counseling Psychology, Emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy, Mississippi College, Clinton, Mississippi
  • BS in Psychology, Mississippi College, Clinton, Mississippi
  • Licensed Professional Counselor by the Mississippi State Board of Examiners

Affiliations

  • Mississippi Counseling Association (conference presenter 2007, 2008, and 2009)
  • Morrison Heights Baptist Church (Choir member and assistant Children’s Choir Director)

Work Experience

  • Individual and Family Counselor- Adva Counseling and Consulting (Private Practice), Jackson, Mississippi
  • Career and College Planning Counselor, Education Services Foundation, Jackson, Mississippi
  • Individual and Family Counselor, The Henderson Clinic, Ridgeland, Mississippi
  • Presentations and Seminars
  • Stress management Workshops
  • DiSC teambuilding mini-workshops
  • Counselor for Engaged Couples Seminars (First Baptist Church of Jackson)
  • Myers Briggs Type Indicator trainings (Mississippi College)
  • Smoking cessation and weight management presentations

Assessments/Certifications

  • Myers Briggs Type Indicator (personality assessment)
  • Prepare/Enrich (premarital and marital enrichment assessment)

General Information

Lacy and her husband Kaleb live in Clinton and attend Morrison Heights Baptist Church. They have two small children and enjoy attending community events and hosting friends and family for get-togethers. Lacy enjoys writing and music. She has written and directed several children’s musicals and often uses creative arts therapy with her clients. She also is involved at the YMCA and is passionate about the connection between physical, emotional, and spiritual health.

Teens, Depression and Social Media