Personal Counseling


The Community Counseling and Assessment Clinic provides affordable, evidence-based counseling services to adults and adolescents (age 16+). Our clients include students, staff, and faculty from the University of Southern Mississippi, as well as people throughout the Hattiesburg community. We specialize in cognitive-behavioral therapies that are supported by research (i.e., evidence-based treatments).

Individual Counseling

We all need help from time-to-time, and meeting with a counselor can be a great way to overcome problems, gain perspective, or learn new skills. Examples of common concerns with which we assist people in individual counseling include:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Grief and loss
  • Relationship and interpersonal issues
  • Family concerns
  • Major life transitions
  • Anger management
  • Parent training
  • Self-esteem
  • Employment difficulties
  • Academic success (e.g., time management, study skills)

Couples Counseling

Most intimate relationships will face challenges where it can be helpful to talk with a counselor. We provide couples counseling to assist couples with managing conflict, communicating more effectively, negotiating roles, coping with transitions, and dealing with infidelity.

Services Not Provided

As a training clinic, we are not able to provide certain types of services, including:

  • Emergency or walk-in appointments
  • Medical supervision or psychiatric medication
  • Chemical dependency treatment

Individuals who need substantial case management, on-going medication adjustments, and/or emergency access are generally not appropriate for a training clinic. In addition, we are not able to provide services to individuals involved in litigation around child custody or parental fitness, facing pending criminal charges, or other situations where court testimony is likely to be needed.