Counseling for a Cause Team
Tiffany Phillips, LPC, NCC
Tiffany lives in Tupelo, MS with her husband and children. Tiffany attended the University for Women to obtain her bachelor’s degree and Nova Southeastern University for her master’s in mental health counseling. Tiffany is a compassionate and dedicated therapist focused on the goals and needs of children, adolescent, and their families. As an expert in the fields of child and adolescent behavior, child development, and educational needs, Tiffany brings a dynamic and passionate outlook into the fields of healing and wellness. Her dedication to spiritual healing and growth allow clients the freedom for self expression and strengthening in faith, empowerment, and connection. She has a background as an educator, with over 16 years of experience, specializing in students with disabilities ranging from Autism, learning disabilities, emotional rulings, and behavioral issues. Tiffany served in the Tupelo School system in excess of 5 years, and her passion for children proved successful, as she worked with children dealing with emotional and behavioral issues. Her passion is healing, which lead her to continue her education into the field of mental health.
Dr. Frankie Stanley, MD
Dr. Stanley lives in Belden, MS with his wife and children. Dr. Stanley graduates with honors with a B.A. in Medicinal Chemistry. He graduates from Brody School of Medicine in 1989 and completed an internship in 1990. Dr. Frankie Stanley completed residency in Psychiatry in 1993. Dr. Stanley has lived in MS and worked for various hospitals in the area since 1993. He specializes in psychopharmological management of mood disorders, anxeity disorders, psychotic disorders. Dr. Stanley passisons outside of medicine including aviation and music.
Catherine Frey Baldwyn, NCC, LPC, RPT
Catherine is a Tupelo native who attended The University of Mississippi for both her Bachelor’s degree, as well as her Masters of Education in Community Counseling. After completing her Master’s degree in 2011, Catherine obtained her credentials as a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) later that year. In 2014 Catherine became a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Mississippi. Catherine’s primary focus, during and after graduation, has been working with children, adolescents, and their families in a clinical setting. Using Play Therapy as a primary means of intervention with children (ages 2+), Catherine has recently gained her credentials as a Registered Play Therapist (RPT), becoming the first in Tupelo. It is Catherine’s goal to provide quality, developmentally appropriate, counseling to the children, adolescents, and families of North Mississippi.
Farra Criswell, LPC-S
Farra lives in Pontotoc, MS with her husband and children. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Delta State University, and a Master of Science degree in Community Counseling, with an add-on in School Counseling from Mississippi State University. She has been a Licensed Professional Counselor in Mississippi since 2002, and a Board Qualified Supervisor in Mississippi since 2010. Farra has experience with all ages, and in all settings from in- patient, children’s residential, out-patient community setting, public school setting and a private international school in China. Most of her experience has been in the public school setting where she has worked since 2007. Farra is passionate about her faith, her family, gardening, and reading. Her desire is to help strengthen families and to empower individuals to cope with difficult situations.
Carmen Sharp, NCC, LPC
Carmen lives in Saltillo, MS with her husband and their daughter. Carmen graduated with her bachelor’s degree from the University of Mississippi. She then obtained her master’s degree in Marriage and Family Counseling from Mississippi College in 2013. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Mississippi and a Nationally Certified Counselor. She is skilled in working with adolescents/adults through individual, group, and family therapy. Carmen’s passion is to bring healing and hopefulness to people who have been through feelings of worthlessness and despair. She helps her clients to identify healthy perceptions of themselves and utilize appropriate coping mechanisms to navigate towards healing and growth. Her counseling philosophy is based on the principle that each individual and each relationship is unique. She works hard to tailor the counseling to fit the needs and goals of each client.
Krista Atkinson, LPC, NCC
Krista lives in Houston, MS with her husband and children. She graduated from Mississippi State University in 2005 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Educational Psychology and in 2008 with a Master of Science degree in Counselor Education (emphasis in Community Counseling). Krista is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Mississippi. She is, also, a Nationally Certified Counselor and a trained SPARCS (Structured Psychotherapy for Adolescents Responding to Chronic Stress) therapist. She has worked extensively with Adolescent Offenders with diverse backgrounds, ages 12-18, through individual, group, and family therapy. She is also experienced in providing behavior supports and functional behavior assessments for adults with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities and children ages 5-12. Krista uses her diverse skills to customize individualized treatment strategies specific to each client and each situation presented. She strives to create a warm, positive therapeutic environment conducive to empowerment, self-discovery, growth and healing.