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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:
Nikkee Ard Administrative Assistant
Nikkee serves as Administrative Assistant with Solomon Counseling Center. She has been aboard since October 2012. She provides invaluable support to communications, administration, and to our clients. Prior to joining Solomon Counseling Center, Nikkee worked for the Division of Medicaid for 7 years and in state government over a period of 12 years. She is very compassionate about working with and helping others. She has a genuine love for children as well.
Christina Bach, LPC
Trauma Recovery for Youth Project
Christina received her Masters’ Degree and Educational Specialist Degree in Counselor Education from University of Florida. She has been in the social services field for 15 years and a clinician for ten. Ms. Bach was the Director of the Rape Crisis Center for five years, and also has experience doing family therapy, adoption issues, and work in the field of domestic violence. In her current position she works with traumatized children and their families and trains other clinicians who work with these families. She specializes in adult and child trauma and has an interest in wellness and multicultural issues. She has been trained in the evidence-based practices of Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Combined Parent-Child Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
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.
Valerie McClellan, LCSW
Solomon Counseling Center
Valerie graduated from Jackson State University with a Master’s in Social Work. In May of 1999, she began her career as a therapist at COPAC, being promoted to the Clinical Director of the Women’s Program in October 2000. Valerie designed and implemented COPAC Inc.’s in-patient eating disordered program, subsequently becoming that program's Clinical Director. After 7 years at COPAC, Valerie came to Catholic Charities, Inc. of Jackson as a therapist with the Office of Family Ministries counseling program. When the Solomon Counseling Center was established, she became a therapist with the program before assuming her present position of Clinical Director.
Ashley Perkins, LCSW
Ashley received her Master’s in Social Work from USM, and earned valuable exprience in group home settings and in the Mississippi Department of Human Services system. Ashley came to Catholic Charities, Inc. in 2006, working as both a Foster Care Specialist and Therapist in the Therapeutic Foster Care program, providing an array of therapeutic and training services to both foster children and families. Ashley became a Therapist at the Solomon Counseling Center in 2011, bringing her considerable experience with traumatized children and teens to an outpatient setting.
Position Title: Relief Cook Advertised Number:
Program: Karitas Food Service Program Employment Status: Part-Time
Catholic Charities, Inc.
Job Description: Part-time relief cook is needed to assist with food preparation and service according to written menus, serving of meals, proper storage of foods, and cleaning and sanitizing equipment in the cafeteria as needed. Hours will vary from 6:00am-6:00pm based on the coverage needed.
Qualifications: High school diploma and one year of work experience in food service industry
Required License/Certification: Safe Serve or Tubby Safe
Send resume to: Karitas Food Services,
Catholic Charities, Inc.
Attn: Ms. Elizabeth McGee
200 North Congress St., Ste 100
Please no telephone calls
Catholic Charities is an Equal Opportunity Employer