About me

My name is Staci Waites and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Mississippi. I have an associate's degree in Psychology from Holmes Community College. I have a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and a Master's degree in Counselor Education - Community Mental Health from the University of Mississippi. I currently work full-time at a community mental health agency as the Director of Crisis Services. I specialize in de-escalating crisis situations and processing trauma. I operate a co-responder model with local law enforcement and also provide mental health services in detention centers. I take a person-centered approach. I truly believe that we can work together to improve your quality of life.

* Please be aware that, because I work a full-time job, my Betterhelp schedule is Monday - Friday 6pm - 10pm. Weekends appointments are scheduled by special request only. My schedule is sometimes subject to change as I must practice self-care and maintain a work-life balance.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Anger management
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 10

Services offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

MS LPC 2417


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Staci Waites. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written on Dec 24, 2022 after therapy with Staci for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Staci understands how to talk to me and gives me great feedback. She’s wonderful!

Written on Nov 24, 2022 after therapy with Staci for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and adhd

I hated therapy and I only would go one time and then I would quit.
I have made it past 1 with Staci and I am looking forward to our 3rd session! She is truly amazing and I feel so comfortable talking to her!

Written on Nov 19, 2022 after therapy with Staci for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Staci has been extremely helpful during all aspects of my life and in transitioning to a new job in a new state FAR away from where I called home! She's attentive, on time, and is so personable and friendly while still remaining professional and courteous!

Written on Sep 01, 2022 after therapy with Staci for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd

I really appreciate the time I have taking therapy with Staci. When are having our session I feel comfortable and I’m able to open up about things that I have major issues with and so far Staci has been of a great deal of help and insight that has really helped me over the last several months.

Written on Aug 01, 2022 after therapy with Staci for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, career difficulties, and compassion fatigue

Staci has been an ENORMOUS help to me during a very stressful time in life. She has truly been amazing!

Written on Jul 16, 2022 after therapy with Staci for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd

She's an amazing person and a consumate professional.

Written on Jun 17, 2022 after therapy with Staci for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, sleeping disorders, coping with life changes, and coaching

Great listener, great communicator, and great coach for this thing we call life. Definitely would recommend her for anyone who needs healing and needs a individual to working on communication.

Written on Jun 09, 2022 after therapy with Staci for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and adhd

Staci is awsome. She listens gives advice and very responsive. She's quick to respond to messages and get back with me as soon as she can.

Written on May 29, 2022 after therapy with Staci for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd

A very nice and patient person, very equipped with the knowledge and understanding of how to help me. I'm planning on remaining in therapy with this therapist

Written on May 23, 2022 after therapy with Staci for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, and compassion fatigue

Staci is a great listener. Always helps me navigate my feelings!

Written on May 12, 2022 after therapy with Staci for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

Staci has been an enormous help to my life, if it wasn’t for her I’d probably have gone back to the bottle and not be where I’m at today. I am forever grateful for how much she’s done for me

Written on Apr 24, 2022 after therapy with Staci for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Through the start of this journey I feel like I have gotten more out of the last couple of weeks than I got out of months with an in person therapist.

Written on Apr 24, 2022 after therapy with Staci for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Staci is so very patient and understanding.

Written on Mar 05, 2022 after therapy with Staci for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, and anger management

I am so happy to have found Staci Waites and Better Help. I don’t typically have time to be in an in office session. I am very happy with both Better Help and finding a therapist who understands my needs and concerns.

Written on Mar 03, 2022 after therapy with Staci for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, and adhd

Staci is great! She always interacts with everything I'm talking about. 10 out 10! She awesome!

Written on Mar 02, 2022 after therapy with Staci for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Knowledgeable
Wise
Encouraging

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