About The Counseling Center at RTS

In response to COVID-19, we are offering telemental health and in-person sessions.


At the Counseling Center at Reformed Theological Seminary, our counselors are equipped and ready to help you in the middle of your burdens. We work with individuals, couples, and families as they grow and heal through a variety of challenges. 
The Counseling Center at RTS works to reach as many people in the Jackson metro area as we can. We offer counseling sessions at a reduced rate compared to many other organizations in our area. Your rate for sessions is determined by a sliding fee scale and it is based on your annual household income.
The Counseling Center at RTS works closely with the RTS Master of Arts in Counseling program. Advanced graduate students in clinical internship provide services in our Counseling Center. As a ministry of Reformed Theological Seminary, our counseling services are provided from a Christian perspective.


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Our counselors are equipped to help you find healing for your challenges and burdens, whatever your stage in life, so you don’t have to face them alone. Depression Anxiety● Grief & Loss Self Harm (Cutting, etc.)● Abuse (Physical, Emotional, Sexual)● Traumatic Experiences Crisis Resolution Anger Management● And more

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Whether you are dating, engaged, or married, we are available to help you learn new ways of working through hurdles and enriching your relationship.● Growing and improving your relationship Marital distress and healing Pre-marital counseling Communication skill improvement Infidelity Divorce● And more

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Whenever your family is facing conflict, difficult transitions, or your children are in the middle of hardships, we have counselors who are able to join your family in finding resolutions. Adolescent behavior issues Adult family relationship issues Single parenting issues● Step-family issues Parenting and child discipline And more


In order to serve as many people as we can, the Counseling Center employs a sliding scale based on annual household income. Your fee is determined during the intake process.



Stephanie Wielgosz MA, P-LPC

Director of the Counseling Center



Anna Beardsley

Assistant to the Director



Erin Bardoner

Anna Beardsley

Ryan Berkompas MA, P-LPC

John Bryant

Mary Carol Damon

Mary Beth Harbin

Anne Marie Huling

Helen Lynch

Kerri Puckett

Denise Richardson MA, P-LPC

Missy Samsel

Maggie Savidge MA, MSP

Allen Shive

Candace Strong

Meg Willson

Qualified Supervisors

Mike Hillerman, MA, LPC-S

Jim Hurley, D.Phil., Ph.D., LMFT

Emily Jernigan, MA, LPC-S

Bill Richardson, Ph.D., LMFT

Jay Roberson, MA, LPC-S