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5611 Highway 80 East

Pearl, Mississippi


Ruth Whitley, LPC-S, BC-TMH

I feel that the ability to counsel others is a God-given skill and that oftentimes you fall into it quite naturally. I have always been told by peers that I was easy to talk to and they often came to me with their problems.  I enjoy helping others better themselves by developing healthy attitudes and perceptions. I also enjoy watching their progress as they grow and are able to work through their problems. I feel it is necessary to allow the person to feel hope about their situation and know that they do not have to struggle by themselves. (Romans 12:13).


Special Areas of Interest

  • Depression 

  • Anxiety

  • Marriage & Family

  • Adolescents & Children

  • Survivors of Abuse

  • Grief & Loss

  • Trauma Intervention

Education & Credentials

  • Master of Education in Counseling, Delta State University, Cleveland, Mississippi

  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology/Sociology, Delta State University, Cleveland, Mississippi

  • Licensed Professional Counselor

  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

  • Approved Clinical Supervisor for Licensed Professional Counselors

  • Board Certified Telemental Health Counselor



  • American Counseling Association

  • Pinelake Baptist Church

  • Mississippi Association for Marriage and Family Therapists

  • Mississippi Licensed Professional Counselors Association (MLPCA)

Work Experience

I have more than 30 years of experience in the mental health field, including extensive experience working in inpatient settings.  I have worked in private practice full-time for 20+ years.  Also, I am a certified supervisor for Licensed Professional Counselors and currently maintain an active group of supervisees.

General Information

  • Married with one daughter

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