WHITNEY CAVES

By utilizing a combination of psychological theories and Biblical truths, I hope to reflect the love of Christ and serve as a source of comfort, encouragement, and insight to my clients in their time of difficulty. Life is a journey full of joy and pain, blessings and trials.  Sometimes we all need someone to come alongside us and walk with us through the difficult times. As a counselor, it is my deepest desire and greatest privilege to join with my clients on their journey toward hope and healing.

Teens and Social Media

Special Interests

  • Children
  • Adolescents
  • College Students
  • Women’s Issues
  • Self-Esteem
  • Parenting Skills
  • ADHD
  • Abuse
  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Stress, Anger, and Emotion Management
  • Trauma and Crisis Situations

Education and Credentials

  • MS in Counseling Psychology, Emphasis in Marriage and Family, Mississippi College, Clinton, MS
  • BSW in Social Work, Mississippi College, Clinton, MS
  • National Certified Counselor by the National Board of Certified Counselors
  • Licensed Professional Counselor

Work Experience

  • Therapist, Hope Haven Crisis Center, Jackson, MS
  • Therapist/Behavior Specialist, Region 8 Mental Health, Hazlehurst, MS
  • Adjunct Professor, Mississippi College
  • Counseling Intern, Summit Counseling, First Baptist Church of Jackson, MS
  • Graduate Assistant, Mississippi College

Church Affiliation

Pinelake Baptist Church, Clinton Campus, Clinton, MS

INTERVIEW

Audio Interview

TEENS, DEPRESSION AND SOCIAL MEDIA

“Saying Goodbye to Adult Children….Or Not”

By | July 25th, 2017|Categories: Mississippi Counselor|

Anticipating and negotiating adult children exiting the home can be a huge challenge to family dynamics.  As previous models considered acceptable evaporate to changing cultural trends, families of exiting adult children can experience greater distress [...]

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“Observing animals can provide healthy tips on how to live well”

By | July 13th, 2017|Categories: Mississippi Counselor|Tags: , , , , , |

Outside my morning window for enjoyment is a strategically placed bird feeder where a wide variety of birds such as chickadees, wrens, tufted titmouse, reds, blues and purple finches all dining on tiny sunflower seeds [...]

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Is my teenager’s behavior a “big deal”?

By | July 5th, 2017|Categories: Mississippi Counselor|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

For many parents of teenagers, you may often find yourself questioning their behavior and wondering if what they are doing is a "big deal" or not. The changes in their mood and attitude may seem to [...]

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