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Shavonda Nelson, Office Manager

I will be the first smiling face that you see when you visit Time For A Change Counseling, LLC. Megan and I work as a team to ensure your needs are met with you enter the office. I am available if you need something while in the office. When I am not working, I spend time with my 2 sons (LaJavion and Javarius).





Shavonda

Megan M. Hamm, ED.S, LPC-S, RPT

Megan M. HammThroughout life, I have valued the importance of personal interactions with others. I use expressive and creative interventions such as play therapy to work with children, adolescents, and adults. In my years of experience in mental and behavioral health, I acknowledge the importance of family and impact our family has on our upbringing, interactions with others, and how we manage as adults. As a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), MS Board Qualified Supervisor, and Registered Play Therapist (RPT) in Mississippi, I focus my practice on the individual as well as the family. I use family therapy interventions to help the family heal from the issues that show up at school, at home, and in the community as behavior problems.

I value myself in being a clinician who is multiculturally competent, trauma and attachment trained, and use unconditional positive regard for others. I pride myself in meeting the needs of the individual by meeting them where they are and helping achieve personal goals. My goal in therapy is not to change people or behaviors. My goal is to hold the space for you, when you need it most, and celebrate you when you choose to make changes in your life.

My work to help the world heal goes beyond the walls of Time For A Change Counseling, LLC and is evident through my work in the community. I am active in my sorority, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated, serves as a local and state board member for NAMI MS & NAMI Four Rivers, serves with Dr. A. L. Lott Youth Sports as a board member and coach.

I have many personal goals for myself and goals for my community. I want to be able to erase the stigma surrounding mental health especially in the African American Community while raising awareness that people with mental illness can and do recover.

In my spare time, I enjoy traveling and spending time with my family that includes my husband (Eddie), 2 daughters (Faith and Hope), and nieces and nephews.

Education

  • Education Specialist in Counseling, Play Therapy Specialization – University of Mississippi

  • Graduate Certificate in Counseling – Messiah College

  • Master’s of Arts in Community Counseling – Argosy University, Atlanta

  • Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology, Minor in Sociology – Jackson State University

Licensure & Certifications

  • Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) #2064

  • Board Qualified Supervisor (LPC-S)

  • Registered Play Therapist (RPT) #T1147

Professional Memberships

  • Association for Play Therapy

  • Mississippi Association for Play Therapy

  • Association for Treatment and Training in the Attachment of Children (ATTACh)