Psychotherapists Vicksburg 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.

Warren-Yazoo Mental Health Svc
(601) 638-0100
3448 Wisconsin Ave
Vicksburg, MS
Industry
Mental Health Professional

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River Region Behavioral Health
(601) 619-3838
1111 N Frontage Rd
Vicksburg, MS
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Mental Health Professional

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Brentwood Behavioral Healthcare of Ms
(601) 661-9421
916 Belmont St
Vicksburg, MS
Industry
Mental Health Professional

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Debbie Kincaid McCoy
(318) 237-0025
Tallulah, LA
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Corrections/Offenders, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Brenda Belaga Price
(601) 664-0204
98 Burnham Rd
Brandon, MS
Specialty
Psychiatry

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Warren Yazoo Mental Health
(601) 634-1350
3444 Wisconsin Ave
Vicksburg, MS
Industry
Mental Health Professional

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Angela J. Koestler
(601) 634-0118
Nordal Clinic, P.A.
Vicksburg, MS
Languages Spoken
Sign Language
Education Info
Doctoral Program: University of Southern Mississippi
Credentialed Since: 1987-11-30

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Philip L Scurria
(601) 634-8790
1115 N Frontage Rd
Vicksburg, MS
Specialty
Psychiatry

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Martin Parker
(318) 574-3502
Tallulah, LA
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Aging/Gerontological, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

National Alliance On Mental Illness Of Jackson
(601) 899-9058
411 Briarwood Dr
Jackson, MS
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Mental Health Professional

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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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