Psychotherapists Petal MS

It's important to recognize that everything in life isn't permanent. Change is wiser than we are. Oftentimes the world we want to construct is really quite a small one. Change can break that way open and reveal possibilities we never could have thought of ourselves. Change is an ally, not an enemy. The stress comes when we try to hold on too tightly.

Martha McDaniel D'Ilio
(601) 583-0333
92 Sweet Bay Trail
Petal, MS
Education Info
Doctoral Program: University of Southern Mississippi
Credentialed Since: 2006-07-31

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Pine Belt Children's Center
(601) 582-1111
110 Patton Ave
Hattiesburg, MS
Industry
Mental Health Professional

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Pine Belt Mental Health
(601) 450-0274
41 Bonhomie Rd
Hattiesburg, MS
Industry
Mental Health Professional

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Robert Charles Sevier
(601) 261-5159
2 Southern Pointe Pkwy, Suite 200
Hattiesburg, MS
Services
Behavioral Health Intervention involving Medical Conditions/Disorder, Psychological Assessment, Disorder Diagnosed in Infancy-Adolescence (e.g., ADHD, LD, MR, or Pervasive Devel Disorder)
Ages Served
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Children (3-12 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: University of Southern Mississippi
Credentialed Since: 1997-08-01

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Walid Rahhal
(601) 544-4641
103 S 19th Ave
Hattiesburg, MS
Specialty
Psychiatry

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Victor R. D'Ilio
(601) 583-0333
Columbia Psychological Services, PA
Petal, MS
Services
Individual Psychotherapy, Family Psychotherapy, Psychological Assessment
Education Info
Doctoral Program: University of Southern Mississippi
Credentialed Since: 1991-07-03

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Robert D. Lyman
(601) 266-5002
118 College Drive
Hattiesburg, MS
Services
Clinical Neuropsychological Assessment, Psychological Assessment, Behavioral Health Intervention involving Medical Conditions/Disorder, Forensic Evaluation (e.g., mental competency evaluation)
Ages Served
Children (3-12 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: University of Alabama - Tuscaloosa
Credentialed Since: 1976-09-20

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BHC Sand Hill Behavioral Healthcare
(601) 545-9300
100 S 20th Ave
Hattiesburg, MS
Industry
Mental Health Professional

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Pine Belt Mental Health
(601) 544-4641
103 S 19th Ave
Hattiesburg, MS
Industry
Mental Health Professional, Psychologist

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James LaMousin
(601) 544-4641
103 S 19th Ave
Hattiesburg, MS
Specialty
Psychiatry

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Accepting Change

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By Judy Rooks

You have a unique view regarding change. How would you describe it?

First of all, it’s important to recognize that everything in life isn’t permanent. Change is wiser than we are. Oftentimes the world we want to construct is really quite a small one. Change can break that way open and reveal possibilities we never could have thought of ourselves. Change is an ally, not an enemy. The stress comes when we try to hold on too tightly.

How should we deal with change in order to grow?

First and foremost, it’s important for you to understand—and embrace—the fact that you’re an initiate in a great rite of passage that will lead to transformation. In those moments of immense change, you die to who you were, and you are not yet reborn to who you will be. You’ve embarked on a journey.

Could you identify the stages needed to move through this process?

There are three parts to moving from one stage of life to the next. First, you separate from the world you once knew. Whether you’re fired from a job or getting married or moving, you’re experiencing separation. Your old life is behind. Next, you enter the time between “no longer and not yet.” This is an uncomfortable, scary place, because you can’t control it. Try to view this as a sacred time of wandering. Our usual way of thinking is in the box. The “no longer and not yet” offers new inspiration, breakthroughs, and recognition of overlooked strengths. Finally, you adjust. You begin to form a new life, and you bring with you your own gifts and an expanded sense of who you are. You become more fully human.

Is this a lesson in optimism?

We can all learn to think optimistically. During unwanted change, we can hold onto the idea that difficult life circumstances are challenges that provide the framework for growth. Pessimists take things personally, think problems are pervasive, and believe their situation is permanent. Optimists see change as a challenge. They believe they have choices and can control the outcome of their lives, yet they don’t waste time or spin their wheels trying to control the uncontrollable. They’re dedicated and committed people. Change is a challenge and not a threat.

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