Wendie Woods, Licensed Professional Counselor in Mississippi

Wendie Woods, LPC-S, RPT-S, BC-TMH, NCC

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Our office offers outpatient, experienced, professional, and licensed counseling and recovery services from a faith-based, Christian perspective. With genuine sensitivity and compassion, each therapist at Christian Changes Counseling & Recovery Center strives to help clients explore their strengths, abilities, and resources to find personalized solutions to a wide range of life challenges and psychological issues, as well as helping each client recognize their individual worth and identity in Christ.

Wendie Woods, LPC-S, RPT-S, NCC, BC-TMH — Owner & Executive Director

*Currently Accepting new clients with a 2-4 week waitlist*

Wendie Woods is a Nationally Certified Counselor, a Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor, a Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor, and a Board Certified TeleMental Health Counselor specializing in individual, couples and family, and children’s therapies. She is the Executive Director of Christian Changes Counseling and Recovery Center, a private practice counseling center in Starkville, MS.

Ms. Woods is a graduate of Mississippi State University (MS Counselor Education and BS Educational Psychology), and she earned a Diploma in Biblical Counseling from Light University. With 25+ years of experience as a clinician, she has worked with clients with a broad spectrum of mental and behavioral health needs. In addition, Ms. Woods has presented at conferences, organizations, and to general audiences on topics including crisis response, stress management, recognizing and preventing abuse, emotional wellness, and numerous mental health issues.

License, Certifications, and Specialized Education:

Nationally Certified Counselor 1997
Licensed Professional Counselor 1998
Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor 2008
Diploma in Biblical Counseling 2012
Board Certified TeleMental Health, 2020

Professional Activities and Memberships:
American Association of Christian Counselors
American Counseling Association
Association for Play Therapy
Chi Sigma Iota, Counseling Academic and Professional Honor Society International
Mississippi Association for Play Therapy, President 2009-2011, President-Elect 2019
Mississippi Counseling Association
Mississippi Licensed Professional Counselor’s Association

Master’s Level Intern Therapist (MLIT)

*Currently Accepting new clients with a 2-4 week waitlist*

Our office offers discounted, reduced counseling services through counseling students who are pursuing their master’s in counseling and under supervision of our directors. These counselors typically offer short-term psychotherapy using solution-focused or brief therapy styles. These counselors vary in skills and services offered and are not approved for all cases or clients. You may be offered an appointment with a MLIT until another counselor becomes available. MLIT are not licensed and therefore cannot bill with insurance. Their services and the reduced rates MUST be approved by the directors. If you have questions about setting up an appointment with a MLIT please contact our office at 662-338-1880 or admin@christianchanges.com

Specialties & Clinical Interests

  • ADHD
  • Adoption & Fostering
  • Anger Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar & Other Mood Disorders
  • Body Image
  • Depression
  • Divorce & Separation
  • Divorce Mediation
  • Domestic Abuse/Violence
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief & Loss
  • Hoarding
  • Mental Health Professionals
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Parenting & Parent-Child Relationships
  • Pet Loss
  • Phobias & Fears
  • Pre-Marital & Marital Issues
  • Relationships
  • Self-Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Spirituality
  • Stress/Stress Management
  • Trauma & Ptsd
  • Women's Issues

Therapy Types

  • Acceptance And Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT)
  • Art Therapy
  • Client-Centered Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Mindfulness
  • Music Therapy
  • Play Therapy & Sandtray
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Trauma-Informed Therapy

Community Specialties

  • Military Families
  • Single Parents
  • Trauma Survivors
  • Veterans

Faith Based Specialties

  • Christianity

Fees & Insurance

Cost per Session
$50.00 - $250.00
Sliding Scale
Yes
Pay By
Cash, Check, Credit Card, American Express, Mastercard, Visa
Insurance Plans Accepted
Blue Cross/Blue Shield
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Licenses & Certifications

Years in Practice
26
License(s)
License #
state
Licensed Professional Counselor
696
Mississippi
Board Certification(s)
Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor
Board Certified TeleMental Health
Nationally Certified Counselor
Professional Association(s)
Membership Type
American Association of Christian Counselors
professional
American Counseling Association
professional
Mississippi Counseling Association
professional
Graduate School(s)
Degree
Year Graduated
Mississippi State University
MS
1998