Lacy Deese, LPC, BC-TMH

From Lacy…

My goal is to walk alongside the hurting, providing a warm and accepting environment in which they can safely set goals and move toward positive change and healing. I use a variety of cognitive and experiential theories and techniques, curated to meet the needs of each individual client. In addition, basic Biblical principles, such as fighting fear, taking thoughts captive, pressing forward amidst trials, and believing that God’s love gives us value, serve as a guide for the therapy I provide.

Special Areas of Interest

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Panic
  • Anger
  • OCD
  • Stress Management
  • Eating Issues and Weight Management
  • Women’s issues, including infertility, birth trauma, and post-partum issues
  • Premarital counseling

Education & Credentials

  • MA in Counseling Psychology, Emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy, Mississippi College, Clinton, Mississippi
  • BS in Psychology, Mississippi College, Clinton, Mississippi
  • Licensed Professional Counselor by the Mississippi State Board of Examiners


  • Mississippi Counseling Association (conference presenter 2007, 2008, and 2009)
  • Morrison Heights Baptist Church (has served as Adult Choir member and Assistant Children’s Choir Director)

Work Experience

  • Counselor & Clinton Location Site Director, Crossroads Counseling Center, 2009-2022
  • Individual and Family Counselor- Adva Counseling and Consulting (Private Practice), Jackson, Mississippi
  • Career and College Planning Counselor, Education Services Foundation, Jackson, Mississippi
  • Individual and Family Counselor, The Henderson Clinic, Ridgeland, Mississippi
    Presentations and Seminars
  • Stress management Workshops
  • DiSC teambuilding mini-workshops
  • Counselor for Engaged Couples Seminars (First Baptist Church of Jackson)
  • Myers Briggs Type Indicator trainings (Mississippi College)
  • Smoking cessation and weight management presentations


  • ​Board Certified Tele-mental Health Counselor
  • Myers Briggs Type Indicator (personality assessment)
  • Prepare/Enrich (premarital and marital enrichment assessment)

Church Affiliation

  • Morrison Heights Baptist Church, Clinton, MS

More About Lacy

Lacy and her husband Kaleb live in Clinton and have three young children. While maintaining a flourishing private practice with RiverTree, she also co-teaches her children who attend a hybrid university model school and spend three days a week learning at home. As a family, they enjoy taking walks, hosting friends and family in their home, building backyard fires, and going on adventures. In addition to being a counselor, mother, and teacher, she is also a writer and has recently completed the manuscript for her first children’s book that she is taking steps toward publishing. She has also written many songs, poems, children’s musicals, stories, posts and articles and has contributed to The Clarion Ledger, The Jasper County News, Hometown Clinton magazine, and WLBT. Lacy sees her work as a counselor as a sacred privilege. She states “I am thankful for the opportunity to walk alongside the hurting as they move toward healing, growth and freedom. It is my desire to help others feel safe as they tell their stories and move toward more abundant lives.”

Scroll to Top