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12 United Health/Optum therapists in Mississippi

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Gail Rusk Walker, LPC

(she/her)

Gail Rusk Walker, LPC profile image
LPC
30 years of experience
Virtual
Welcome new clients! I'm so happy that you reached out for help. I am Gail Walker, a licensed therapist. I have been married for 42 years to the same man and I have two adult children = 1 male and 1 female. Our household is a cottage on the Mississippi Gulf Coast where we reside with our collie Vauna and our cat Bridgette. Counseling is something that I have loved doing for over 30 years now. Please know that I will be patient and understanding with where you are on your life's journey. I respect all religious and non-religious orientations. I am a counselor who happens to be Christian rather than a Christian counselor who specializes in Christian issues. So if you are not affiliated with any particular faith, that is not a problem for me. As a former teacher, I like to teach coping skills. I use cognitive behavioral therapy to help illustrate the relationship between mind, body, and spirit. Setting up a mindfulness practice is something that I introduce and invite clients to experience. The best part of the counseling relationship is mutual respect and the exchanging of information. Often I feel that I learn more from my clients than they learn from me.

Jamil Matthews

(he/him)

Jamil Matthews profile image
LCSW
5 years of experience
Virtual
I am a clinical social worker licensed in Tennessee, Mississippi and Arkansas with over 5 years of experience working as a therapist. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, OCD, and ADHD. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. My therapy style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness, dialectical and solutions-focused therapy. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps toward change. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you. I look forward to working with you!

Shania Barr

(she/her)

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LPC
13 years of experience
Virtual
Hey you, I'm Shania. Are you feeling like life has been LIFE-ING and you've reached your emotional limits? Do you find yourself giving so much to others with little left for you? Does it feel like a dark cloud is hovering over you or you're constantly waiting on the ball to drop? If any of this resonates with you, then you're probably ready for a change. I support people who are ready and willing to do the work it takes to become the favorite versions of themselves. If you don't know what that version looks like, that's okay because I'm here to help you explore. My approach to therapy incorporates mindfulness, positivity, and creative outlets to address you as a whole being. Be proud of yourself for taking this important step in seeking help because on the other side of pain is healing and you can get there. You deserve a safe space to be who you are while you work on you. I'm ready when you are!

Maria Gliemann

(she/her)

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LCSW
7 years of experience
Authentic
Empowering
Virtual
Hi! I grew up in New York and received my bachelor's degree from Hunter College. I relocated to South Florida in 2014 to obtain my MSW from Florida Atlantic University. I have worked in various settings and provided services to a variety of clients. I am most passionate about eliminating the stigma associated with mental health disorders-especially in communities of color. I specialize in facilitating transformational healing experiences. My work focuses on targeting and putting an end to limiting beliefs while empowering individuals to become their own healers. I also specialize in issues surrounding adoption, primarily for adoptees with a focus on transracial adoption.

Kenya Liddell

(she/her)

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LPC
24 years of experience
Virtual
Hello! So happy to see you. I am Kenya Liddell. Having had experienced many losses in my life, I often wonder what to do next or how to move forward. Sometimes life happens so quickly that it seems like there is not enough time to catch a breath. It's a scary feeling to have to figure out the hustle and bustle of life while still hurting inside. Fearful of being misunderstood, judged or like "it" may not work may be the negative thoughts that have developed during such a devastating loss. Think about getting back to doing the things that you once loved. Think about learning to live the best life that you imagined you could. Think about feeling better about yourself. Together you and I can work to get a better understanding of your loss and create a positive path to growth and healing. You are not alone. Your healing journey is a just call or click away. You can do it. I look forward to working with you.

LaToya C Thomas

(she/her)

LaToya C Thomas profile image
LCSW
19 years of experience
Virtual
La'Toya C. Thomas is a native of Vicksburg, Ms. La'Toya is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Mississippi and Texas. She attended THEE Jackson State University, where she obtained her BSW degree in 2003. She went on to attend Syracuse University, where she obtained her MSW degree in 2004. La'Toya is an experienced clinician that has 19 years of experience. La'Toya is experienced with various treatment modalities but loves using the Cognitive Behavioral Therapy approach. La Toya has worked in various fields of social work, including mental health, gerontology, substance abuse, hospice and home health settings. Innovative, passionate, optimistic and motivated are just a few words that describe La Toya. La Toya is a young lady who displays a sense of ambition and determination when it comes to performing any task that is given to her. Being dedicated is an understatement. La' Toya takes being on time and available very serious. La Toya is an encourager and loves being an advocate for all. La Toya attributes her success to her Creator and aims to complete the work that He has purposed her to do. La Toya believes that life is about having a healthy balance: spiritually, mentally, financially and physically, La' Toya's hobbies include reading, journaling, singing, crafting and planning.

Felicia Flowers, LPC

(she/her)

Felicia Flowers, LPC profile image
LPC
27 years of experience
Virtual
"As a highly experienced Licensed Professional Counselor with 27 years in the mental health field, I aim to empower individuals to find inner strength and confidence and to believe in themselves again. I work with clients through a solution-focused and CBT approach to identify and develop the skills needed to resolve their unique challenges and situations. I help clients to embrace their truth and live in the present, encouraging them to take responsibility for their actions while also reminding them that it is ok not to be perfect. I have a breadth of experience working with youth and adults struggling with various mental health issues, including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, and grief. In addition, I have specialized expertise in working with caregivers, primarily women, to help them overcome guilt, isolation, and overwhelming stress. My ultimate goal is to provide clients with the tools and resources to change their circumstances and improve their mental health well-being. " I believe everyone has the ability to overcome life's challenges and deserve to live a happy and healthy life."

Rebecca Edwards

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LCSW
6 years of experience
Virtual
Hi! I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I graduated with my Master's Degree for the University of South Florida. I have experience working with adult and adolescents dealing with depression, anxiety, substance abuse, self-esteem, life changes and other challenges. I specialize in working with women and men who are experiencing depression, anxiety, stress, relationship issues, negative self-image. I work with clients to help them discover their true self, underneath the expectations they have placed on themselves or feel pressure from others. I will meet you where you are in your journey, and will facilitate the changes to help you be a happier and healthier version of yourself.

Jonathan F Riffey MSW, LCSW, LCAS, CCS

Jonathan F Riffey MSW, LCSW, LCAS, CCS profile image
LCSW
13 years of experience
Virtual
I’ve helped others succeed in their marriages and goals, with varying addictions, PTSD, Anxiety, Men's Issues, the rebuilding of lives after difficult times & the pressures that today's First Responders, Caregivers, Healthcare Clinicians, Veterans, Business Leaders & Educators felt and will face in pre & post-pandemic America. I will confidentially support you, your partner, or your family in reaching your goals. Some desire to process events in their life, some prefer tangible real-world solutions right now, and some want both. Even as you help others, I am here to help. I am licensed as a therapist in North Carolina, Texas, West Virginia, Mississippi, and Rhode Island (LCSW). I am a Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist (LCAS) in N.C. and am a Certified Clinical Supervisor in Mental Health and Addictions. I offer Clinical Supervision Services and guidance to aspiring and practicing clinicians. For a complete description of my services available, please visit www.riffeypllc.com.

Nivea DePriest

Nivea DePriest profile image
LCSW
20 years of experience
Virtual
Helping others heal is my passion and life purpose. My most influential work is holding space for others on their healing journey. If you are ready to transform your life...personally and spiritually I am here to walk with you on the journey to healing. If life has been dragging you...giving you lemons...having difficulty coping...the kids acting up...relationship issues, etc. I have 15+ years experience in Trauma Therapy, Hypnotherapy, Psychotherapy, Mindfulness, and Spiritual Growth. Are you ready to be free from the unhealthy thoughts, behaviors, and unhealthy coping? Wherever you are on your healing journey, I am here to walk with you...to help you Awaken, Align, and Operate in your highest self. Let's GOOOOO!

Melinda Bowens

(she/her)

Melinda Bowens profile image
LMFT
11 years of experience
Direct
Humorous
Empowering
Virtual
Hey there! I'm Melinda, and I haven't met you yet, but I know one thing is true: - Whatever your reason for seeking therapy...your reason is valid. I have been in the field of mental health for more than 10 years. In addition to being a therapist, I have served as a mental health educator, military research specialist, and company consultant. Like you, there is no way my whole personality can fit in this space, but it can be summed up with this statement...I love people. I love learning about people. I love that people trust me enough to be a part of their stories. I cannot wait to meet you!

Anita Twiner-Watkins

(she/her)

Anita Twiner-Watkins profile image
LCSW
20 years of experience
Authentic
Warm
Virtual
Hi I am Anita. Are you ready to talk with someone who can help you problem solve? I have 20+ years of experience and am skilled in helping people put the pieces of the puzzle together to gain more insight and recognize patterns that contribute to feeling stuck or helpless. Have you been feeling disconnected, or stressed, had trouble sleeping, or noticed difficulty keeping up with your routine? Whether these issues have started recently, or have plagued you for years, I am here to help. I will partner with you to help you identify strategies that are already working well for you, and I will help you find time to implement new techniques that will make life easier into your daily schedule. I can help you have a better understanding of where your struggles might originate and can help you build skills to overcome them.

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