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Because everyone and every situation is very different, there are no one-size-fits-all steps or processes that fully explains how we help.  So, perhaps it is more accurate to explain that we see each person as unique and valuable, cloaked in God-given beauty and glory, frequently engaged in a battle for their heart and the hearts of their family.  We have the sacred privilege of being invited to lock arms with you and your loved ones in the middle of the struggle.  So, therefore, we want you to know that there are certain principles that guide us, inform us and drive much of what we do.

We value the uniqueness of your story.  Most people we see are pretty normal people who have a story of beauty, a story innocence was shattered and beauty marred, attempts to restore what seemed good, and peaks and valleys of life.  We believe every person has the opportunity to change where his or her story goes from here.​​​​

We value ALL of you.  You are a person with a body (genetics, brain chemistry, strengths and limits), a brain (the way you think), a heart (your emotions), and a soul (your spirit that was made to respond to God). And since we value ALL of you, we engage ALL of you in the care we offer. 

We value what we have learned through science.  We really want our time with you to be fruitful and meaningful.  Therefore, we are constantly pursuing state-of-the-art training that brings you treatment modalities that have proven to work through scientific evidence.  Applying evidence-based methods to your story requires the art of teamwork, you partnering with us, in collaboration, to help reshape the story of your life.

We value families.  Often, individuals fear coming in for counseling or medication management because they are concerned that it could lead to a disruption of their family life.  Certainly, change does not happen in a vacuum, and steps forward WILL impact loved ones.  However, we hope this is a good thing!  We are on the side of marriage. We are on the side of children flourishing under the authority of their parents and we are on the side of families living in peace and work toward this end.

We value faith.  We take someone right where they are.  Persons of faith, persons of other faiths, and even those who deny faith are welcome at The Pratt Clinic.  However, we embrace faith in Jesus as God who became flesh, lived a sinless life and was crucified on a Roman cross, becoming the substitute for our sins, raised on the third day and ascended to sit at the right hand of God.  Through Christ, we have the forgiveness of sin and the strength and power to live as redeemed without shame as the sons and daughters of God. His Spirit lives within His children and directs us to all truth and provides comfort beyond the ability of other humans to help.  Discipleship, deep inner healing, and counseling are each a part of a significantly spiritual battle for the heart of an individual.  

Pepper Pratt, Ph.D. LPC/MHSP

Your story matters.  While the devil is in the details of your story, so is the Living God.  Much of your story is yet to be told and much of your story has yet to be written.  I find it a sacred privilege to enter into a small part of your story with the goal of truth and freedom in the inmost parts.

Pepper has served since the 1980's as psychotherapist and minister.   Specialties include: depression, anxiety and resolving pain of the past and traumatic experiences. He is a graduate of Union University, (BS),  The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (MA), University of Memphis (MS) and Trinity Theological Seminary (PhD).  He is licensed as a professional counselor with the mental health service provider designation and is certified as a Primal HealthCoach.  

Dr. Pratt has pursued training that has left him with expertise in trauma recovery and couples work.  Here are some examples:

EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) Level II (for trauma)

Allender Center Certification 2-Training in Narrative Therapy (for trauma)

The Gottman Institute-Level 2-extended work in helping couples with an evidence based method.

 Dr. Pratt routinely talks with people about issues such as:

  • Depression

  • Anxiety and Phobias

  • Weight Loss

  • Relationship Difficulties-premarital, marital, divorce.

  • Life Transitions

  • Difficulties with Self-Esteem

  • Eating Issues

  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

  • Professional/Career Issues

  • College/Graduate School Issues

  • Medical and Health Concerns

  • Pain Management 

  • Stress Management

  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)

  • Sexual Abuse

  • Sexual addiction.

  • Spirituality

  • Grief, Loss, or Bereavement

  • Other Issues 

 

If you are looking for a speaker for a marriage or family event, parenting conference or other issues that may pertain to life issues from a Christian perspective, you may call him directly at 731-660-0199 or email at pepperpratt@mac.com.  

 

Pratt has taught on marriage and family issues locally and internationally and has written 

We're Just Talking--a biblical manual for romantic love for teens and Hope for the Hurting--dealing with the problem of suffering.  Both books available on Amazon.

Karen A. Pratt APRN, PMHNP-BC

After working in women's health for over twenty years, I felt a calling to go deeper.  I have a deep empathy for my clients because I have learned, first hand, that life is not always as simple as we would like for it to be.  There are times we all get stuck and just need a helping hand.  It contributes to my deep joy when I see people get better.

Karen is a Vanderbilt trained psychiatric nurse practitioner who has practiced since 2005 in community mental health and private practice.  She has traveled the country working in state mental health hospitals in Montana, Minnesota, Kentucky and Georgia.  This breadth of experience benefits you.

She says, "After working in women's health for over twenty years, I felt a calling to go deeper.  I have a deep empathy for my clients because I have learned, first hand, that life is not always as simple as we would like for it to be.  There are times we all get stuck and just need a helping hand.  It contributes to my deep joy when I see people get better.

 

Men, women, and kids are welcome in my office.  My job is to help people with medicine. I am very thorough and holistic.  I take into consideration the physiological, emotional, mental and spiritual components of each person.

 

I love offering people hope!  Meds that effect the brain require patience and I am determined to find ways to help people get not only better, but well.  Life is too short not to enjoy it!"

Karen is graduate of Union University (ASN, BSN) and Vanderbilt University (MSN) and worked for 20 years as an OB/GYN nurse in labor and delivery and as a psychiatric nurse practitioner in the second half of her career.

She regularly treats issues related to:

 

  • Depression

  • Anxiety and Phobias

  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

  • Post-partum depression

     

  • Medical and Health Concerns

  • Stress Management

  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)

  • Grief, Loss, or Bereavement

  • Other Issues 

Laura Freeman, MAMFT

Laura Freeman is a native of Dallas, Texas and recently relocated to Jackson with with her husband Jared. Laura has her masters in Marriage and Family Therapy from Northcentral University and undergrad from Ouachita Baptist University. She works with children, teens, adults, families and couples. Laura’s focus in therapy is to provide a welcoming space where every person, regardless of what brings them in for counseling, feels safe unpacking their "stuff" throughout the therapeutic process. 

Some of the areas of focus for Laura:

  • Depression

  • Anxiety and Phobias

  • Relationship Difficulties-premarital, marital, divorce.

  • Life Transitions

  • Difficulties with Self-Esteem

  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

  • Professional/Career Issues

  • College/Graduate School Issues

  • Stress Management

  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)

  • Sexual Abuse

  • Sexual addiction.

  • Spirituality

  • Grief, Loss, or Bereavement

  • Other Issues 

Will Chenault, Th.M. Pastoral Counselor

The Pratt Clinic is thrilled to be associated with Will Chenault, who collaborates and has begun his own practice along side our work.

 

Will has spent two decades working with people primarily through the local church.  Over the last seven years, Will has worked within the church providing pastoral counseling, spiritual direction and soul care.  As a result, he has counseled people through a range of issues such as marital conflict, spiritual/relational issues, grief and loss, anxiety, sexual identity and sexual addiction.  

Will received his undergrad in Counseling Theory from the University of Montevallo and has a Masters Degree in Theology from Dallas Theological Seminary. Additionally, he has received focused training in Spiritual Direction and Soul Care with Christian Counselor and psychologist, Dr. Larry Crabb.  Will participates in ongoing education in the area of Pastoral Counseling and Spiritual Direction.  More about Will.

Jennifer Haywood, LPC-MHSP

Jennie Haywood, LPC-MHSP graduated with a Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling from the University of South Florida.  She has previously worked in child welfare services and community mental health. She began working in private practice in August 2011. Working in private practice is her realized dream. She enjoys helping others to find and realize their own life ambitions. Jennie sees individuals, couples, families, and children ages 5 and up, and offers professional therapeutic techniques such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, mindfulness skills, systemic theories, and sand tray therapy. Her specialized areas include but are not limited to

·       Depression

·       Anxiety and Phobias

·       Anger management

·       Relationship Difficulties-premarital, marital, divorce.

·       Life Transitions

·       Difficulties with Self-Esteem

·       Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

·       Professional/Career Issues

·       College/Graduate School Issues

·       Stress Management

·       Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)

·       Sexual Abuse

·       Sexual addiction.

·       Spirituality

·       Grief, Loss, or Bereavement

·       Other Issues 

Jennie accepts BCBS and Aetna.  All other services are self-pay with forms being given for possible insurance reimbursement.