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5611 Highway 80 East
Pearl, Mis


14 Professional Pkwy
Ridgeland, Mississippi



Stephanie Smith-Jefferson 

The God whom I serve is the owner and creator of the universe, and He has graciously allowed me take care of some of His possessions, which I must lovingly do with integrity, compassion, and careful consideration.  I have been given the gifts of helping, teaching and encouraging, and it is imperative that I use them according to God’s will and plan for my life.


Special Areas of Interest

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Grief & Loss

  • Marriage & Family

  • Women’s Health

  • Infertility & Pregnancy Loss

  • Genetic disorders

  • Play Therapy

  • Sexual Dysfunctions

  • Sexual Abuse Sexual Addiction

  • Sexuality & Gender Identity

  • Trauma Intervention


Education & Credentials

  • MS Human Genetics/Genetic Counseling, Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, New York

  • MA Marriage  Family Therapy and Counseling, Reformed Theological Seminary, Jackson, Mississippi

  • BS Biology, Tougaloo College, Tougaloo, Mississippi

  • Training in Christian Sex Therapy and Christian Sexual Addiction Specialist, Institute for Sexual Wholeness, Atlanta, Georgia

  • Non-degree graduate studies in Clinical Psychology, Jackson State University, Jackson, Mississippi

  • Internal Family Systems Advanced Training

  • American Board of Christian Sex Therapists – Intern

  • American Association for the Certification of Christian Sexual Addiction Specialist-Intern

  • Licensed Professional Counselor

  • Gottman Couples Therapy, Level 3

  • Board Certified Telemental Health Provider


  • American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy

  • American Marriage and Family Ministries

  • American Board of Christian Sex Therapists

  • American Association of Christian Counselors

  • American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists

  • New Hope Baptist Church, Jackson, Mississippi

General Information

Stephanie holds a Master’s degree in Human Genetics/Genetic Counseling and a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy.  She has received additional graduate training for Christian Sex Therapy and Sexual Addiction Specialist.  Mrs. Smith-Jefferson has an extensive background in helping individuals and families cope with the joys, sorrows and pain encountered in their life’s journey.  She is also a Genetic Counselor with over 20 years experience and was the first Genetic Counselor in the state of Mississippi.  She has served as a consultant and speaker to many organizations.  She and her husband are the proud parents of two children.

Interview - Stephanie Smith-Jefferson
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