PEPPER PRATT, PHD
Licensed Professional Counselor/MHSP
Pepper specializes in helping with psychological trauma and couples therapy. He has Level II Certification with the Allender Center in Narrative Therapy, advanced training in EMDR and is Level III Trained at the Gottman Institute in couples therapy. He is a graduate of Union University, (BS), The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (MA), University of Memphis (MS) and Trinity Theological Seminary (PhD). Pepper loves health and fitness and is a Certified Primal Health Coach. For fun, Dr. Pratt enjoys golf and fly fishing.
KAREN PRATT, MSN
Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
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.
JENNIFER HAYWOOD, MA
Licensed Professional Counselor/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.
LAURA FREEMAN, MAMFT
Marriage and Family Therapist
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.
Currently, Laura is available by telehealth only. She is not holding in-person visits.
WILL CHENAULT, THM
Couples Therapist/Pastoral Counselor
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.
DEBBIE BELLINGHAUSEN, MSW
Licensed Social Worker
Debbie Bellinghausen (MSW) graduate of Union University with a masters in Social Work. Debbie also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Biblical Counseling from Trinity Bible College and Seminary in Newburg, Indiana. Debbie has spent the better part of 20 years leading and counseling women in her church and community through the challenges of life events. More recently, she has worked with parents and adolescents who have become involved with the juvenile court system to navigate a path to healing and recovery. Through her work she has walked with families in crisis assessing and preparing and advocating for a better future. As a parent of two young adult children, Debbie recognizes the difficulties that today’s society can put on each of us and the future that we can have.
PEPPER AND KAREN
The Pratts of The Pratt Clinic
Pepper and Karen have been married since 1987 and have two amazing sons who are married to incredible women and one Squiggle Wiggle (grand baby).
They currently live near Humboldt, TN with their Golden Doodle and love to be with their kids, travel, fish and look at water.
Pepper has taught on marriage and family issues locally and internationally and has authored two books:
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. He is currently working on a new book with a working title of Storybook Parenting.
JESUS AS THE AUTHOR OF OUR STORY
Undeniably, unequivocally, unapologetically Christ-centered.
What does this mean? It means we take you where you are and love you with the unconditional love of Christ. We respect that you are in the midst of your own Spiritual Story and each person needs different things at different times along the way. It means that although our methods are rooted in science, our motives emerge out of the Story of redemption, of which God is the Author and Jesus is the Hero. The Bible is the ultimate authority and prayer changes us and changes things.
What this does NOT mean: we will not judge, preach, condemn, criticize or accuse. There are times we may or may not have conversations that involve Scripture and times we may pray with you. We are always willing at your request.