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The Solomon Counseling Center of Catholic Charities, Inc. was developed in response to the growing needs of central Mississippi for affordable, comprehensive, and professional counseling services for individuals, couples and families. Our services are offered to children and adolescents, parents, couples, and individuals. The Solomon Counseling Center is a Department of Mental Health certified community outpatient counseling center for children and adolescents. Our talented clinical and support staff offer a combined 112 years of experience in the mental health field.
Counseling at The Solomon Center is offered through a continuum of interventions: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy; Trauma- Focused CBT; EMDR; 1, 2, 3, Magic parenting program; Gottman therapy for couples; Cognitive Processing Therapy for adults who have experienced a traumatic event; SPARCS--a group intervention for adolescents responding to chronic stress; and Psychological First Aid--an intervention to assist people in the immediate aftermath of a disaster.
Hours: Appointments are available Monday through Friday, 8:30 am until 5:00 pm. After hour appointments available based on counselors' availability.
MEET OUR TEAM:
Kelli Graham Administrative Assistant
Kelli is from Jackson, MS and obtained a BS degree from Jackson State University. She worked at Central Mississippi Medical Center for over ten years in the Critical Care Units as a Unit Clerk. Prior to joining Solomon Counseling Center, she worked at St. Dominic's Hospital with the Outsource Group as a Patient Benefits Advisor. Kelli is very compassionate about working and helping others, and enjoys reading and traveling in her spare time.
Matt Anderson, LMSW
Matt Anderson has been at the Solomon Counseling Center since July 2013. As a child, he moved with his family all over the U.S., as well as Canada. His family eventually settled in Suwanee, Georgia in 2000, where he graduated high school. Matt graduated from Georgia College and State University with a bachelor’s of science in psychology, in 2008 and his Master’s degree in Social Work in 2010 at the University of Georgia. He moved to Mississippi after graduate school, for his first job. His primary clinical interests is in working with; children, youth, individuals, and families. Matt enjoys travelling and hanging out with his basset hound in his spare time.
Rev. Diane L. Braman, LCSW
Diane received her Master of Social Work from USM and Master of Divinity from Memphis Theological Seminary. She has practiced licensed clinical social work since 1999 and has been a licensed United Methodist Minister since 2007. Diane has an eclectic background working with individuals, couples, families, adults and in recent years children and adolescents across a wide variety of issues such as: depression, anxiety, homicide survivors, grief and loss, divorce, anger management, post traumatic stress disorder, survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault as well as victims of sexual abuse. In addition to being a trained clinician she is also a trained Spiritual Director. Prior to working at the Solomon Counseling Center at Catholic Charities, Inc., she worked with Gulf Coast Mental Health Center in Gulfport, Grace Christian Counseling Center in Vicksburg and The Samaritan Counseling Center of Baptist Health Systems in Jackson.
Kelli Leo, LPC
Kelli graduated from Mississippi College in 2005 with a Masters degree in Counseling Psychology and a specialization in marriage and family therapy. She received her professional licensure in 2006 and is certified in trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapy. Prior to joining Solomon Counseling Center in September 2014, she worked 4 years in Catholic Charities’ Hope Haven Home Based Program as a Crisis Interventionist. Kelli enjoys working with couples, individuals and families with a variety of issues. Kelli is married with 2 boys and enjoys reading and cuddling with cats in her spare time. When she has spare time.
Valerie McClellan, LCSW, ACSW
Valerie graduated from Jackson State University with a Master’s in Social Work. She is a Certified Trauma Therapist in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. She also is trained in The Gottman Institute of Marital/Relationship Therapy and Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing Therapy. She has an extensive history of working in the addiction field prior to joining Catholic Charities staff. Valerie came to Catholic Charities, Inc. of Jackson in October, 2005 as a therapist with the Office of Family Ministries counseling program. She was instrumental in establishing the Solomon Counseling Center initially as a therapist, then Clinical Director before assuming her present position of Program Director. Valerie supports the SCC therapists in using only Evidenced or Researched Based Therapies with their clients. Valerie is married with a daughter and a granddaughter.
Miracle Paige, PCMHT
Miracle graduated from Mississippi College with a Master's of Education in school counseling. She earned a Specialist of Education in school counseling and is a National Board Certified Counselor. Currently, she is working on a Doctorate in professional counseling at Mississippi College. Since August of 2009, she has gained valuable experience with internships in the public school system and Catholic Charities. Miracle was hired as a full-time therapist at the Solomon Counseling Center in September 2013. Miracle brings innovative and current knowledge of the best evidence based practices with clients experiencing trauma and other disorders.