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Connections  Adult Services  Child Services  Testing Services  Outpatient Psychiatric Services

LOCATION:

Connections
2 Southern Pointe Parkway, Suite 200
Hattiesburg, MS 39401
Phone: 601-261-5159
Psychiatric Services: 601-261-5977
Directions

FORMS:

Welcome Letter from Dr. Kent
NICHQ Vanderbilt Assessment – Parent
NICHQ Vanderbilt Assessment – Teacher

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CONNECTIONS – BEHAVIORAL HEALTH

Connections is a behavioral health and therapy practice, providing medical, educational, speech/language and mental health services for adults, children and teenagers.  Our providers are skilled in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of mental, addictive and emotional disorders. Each provider strives to meet the needs of each patient by helping him/her achieve good mental health, resulting in a better life.

Our behavior health specialists at Connections work directly with their patients to determine a plan to create a positive change. These changes develop through a trusting relationship that is built between the patient and the provider. The specialists at Connections work to improve well being, alleviate stress, life adjustment problems, and help to resolve personal or family crises.  In addition, these professionals are trained to understand the biological, psychological and social components of illness. They can evaluate and treat psychological and interpersonal problems.

Our patients often face problems they cannot overcome alone. In these situations, seeking professional help can improve a person’s quality of life. Counselors and psychologists provide unbiased advice to help those who struggle with day to day life activities

The staff at Connections includes psychiatrists, social workers, psychologists, child and adolescent counselors, speech/language pathologists and pediatric providers who provide services in a particular area of expertise.

At Connections, each provider is dedicated to the goal of helping families function in such a way that each individual member can reach his or her fullest potential by confidently and joyfully becoming all that God intends for them to be.

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To learn more about the services offered by each provider, click on each service. To learn more about the provider, click on each provider’s name.

ADULT SERVICES

Ryan Denney, PhD
Licensed Psychologist
Ages: 13 and up
Individual, couples and family therapy
Psychological testing for ADHD, gastric bypass/lap band surgery, spinal cord stimulator
Career testing

Lynwood Wheeler, PhD, ABPP
Licensed Psychologist
Ages: 13 and up
Individual, couples and family therapy
Psychological testing for ADHD, gastric bypass/lap band surgery, spinal cord stimulator
Career testing

CHILD SERVICES

Ronald Kent, MD
Pediatrician
Ages: School age through college
Medical management of ADHD and related problems

Elizabeth M. Felder, MD
Pediatrician
Ages: 3 – 16
Medical management of ADHD and related problems

Lauren M. English, PA-C
Physician Assistant
Ages: School age through college
Medical management of ADHD and related problems

Melanie Hamm, CNP
Family Nurse Practitioner
Ages: School age through college
Medical management of ADHD and related problems

Melissa Smith, CNP
Family Nurse Practitioner

Ages: School age through college
Medical management of ADHD and related problems

Josh Hamm, LPC
Child & Adolescent Counselor

Ages: 3-12
Individual therapy for behavioral and emotional problems
Parent education

Carol Simmons, LPC
Child & Adolescent Counselor

Ages: 3-12
Individual therapy for behavioral and emotional problems
Parent education

Krystal Draughn, LCSW
Licensed Social Worker

Ages: 3-18
Individual and/or family therapy for behavioral and emotional problems
Parent education
Certified eating disorder specialist
Certified in EMDR

TESTING SERVICES

Robert Sevier, PhD
Licensed Psychologist

Ages: 4 and up
Psychological testing for ADHD and related concerns

Carrie Fielder, PhD
Licensed Psychologist

Ages: 4 and up
Psychological testing for ADHD and related concerns

Cathryne Wells, CCC-SLP
Speech Language Pathologist

Ages: 3 through college
Speech/Language and dyslexia testing
Parent education

Tammara “Tammy” Jordan, CCC-SLP
Speech Language Pathologist

Ages: 18 months through college
Speech/Language and dyslexia testing
Kindergarten treatment and readiness
Parent education

OUTPATIENT PSYCHIATRIC SERVICES

Beverly Bryant, MD
Psychiatrist
Ages: 2-64
Psychiatric evaluation and treatment
Counseling and educating patients and family members

Diann Mayfield, CNP
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Ages: 13-64
Psychiatric evaluation and treatment
Counseling and educating patients and family members

Neelou Patel, CNP
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Ages: 5-65
Psychiatric evaluation and treatment
Counseling and educating patients and family members

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