OUR STAFF

MARCH CHRISTIAN COUNSELING IS MADE UP OF CARING COUNSELORS AND STAFF WITH HEARTS TO SERVE.

 

During the toughest times, you need someone with a servant’s heart to walk with you and encourage you during the journey.  We have licensed, credentialed counselors who can help restore what’s been broken in your life. 

Shannon Rainey, MS, LPC-S

Shannon Rainey, MS, LPC-S

Owner/Clinical Director

Shannon Rainey is a Licensed Professional Counselor, is board qualified as an LPC supervisor, and has been practicing for nearly 20 years. She received a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Southern Mississippi and a Master’s degree from Mississippi State University. Shannon has worked with individuals and families in a variety of settings. After beginning her career at the Mississippi State Counseling Center, she later served as Clinical Director at Diamond Grove in Louisville, MS. There, Shannon gained experience with children and adolescents, teaching patients and their families to cope with psychiatric issues. In 2006, Shannon took the role of Program Coordinator for Oak Arbor in Hattiesburg- a transitional living facility for men and women dealing with co-occurring addiction and other mental heath disorders. This included managing a major federal grant specializing in services for homeless veterans with similar struggles. Finally, in 2008, Shannon answered the call to pursue counseling as a ministry. You can see the full story by clicking the “About Us” link. Shannon is happily married and is the mother of 4 wonderfully spoiled children- and second mom to countless neighborhood kids. 

Alice Goff, MS, LPC

Alice Goff, MS, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Alice is a Licensed Professional Counselor, having earned a Master’s degree from William Carey University in Counseling Psychology. Her clinical experience includes counseling children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families in many areas including depression, anxiety, grief, and relationship issues. Alice incorporates various counseling theories and techniques based on client need. 

While Alice’s Christian beliefs influence the way she understands pain and healing, Alice is open to seeing clients from all backgrounds and respects the views and beliefs of each individual. For those who desire, Alice incorporates faith, scripture, and prayer. For all clients, she desires to guide them through the counseling process- to facilitate healing and wholeness. 

Alice attends Watermark Church in Lucedale, MS. Alice says her “faith, work, family, and friends bring great joy” to her life.

John Herrington, MS, LPC-S

John Herrington, MS, LPC-S

Licensed Professional Counselor

John Herrington is a two-time graduate of The University of Southern Mississippi earning his Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology. John holds a license in professional counseling and is a board qualified supervisor. John began working as a therapist in 2006 and since that time has seen countless individuals enter a life of sobriety- providing and directing the clinical care for individuals with substance use disorders. John has gained experience in working with individuals suffering from depression, anxiety (and other mood disorders), impaired professionals, personality disorders, family and marital struggles, trauma, and general life problems. John holds ninja level status in helping families set boundaries and breaking the chains of co-dependency. During his down time, John can be found running in the nearest marathon, or spending lazy days with his wife Lacey and their daughter Emma- which is his most favorite thing to do.  

 

David Martinez, MS, LPC

David Martinez, MS, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

David received his Master’s degree in Counseling from Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA. As a licensed professional counselor who has a passion for helping people from all ages and walks of life, David approaches counseling in a holistic manner: mental, emotional, relational, spiritual and physical. The method of counseling he employs is cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), narrative therapy techniques, and also applying Biblical principles when necessary.

David is a licensed minister and Pastor of Iglesia Vida here in Hattiesburg.  He speaks fluent Spanish and is dedicated to helping meet the needs of the people of South MS.  David’s mission is to see positive change in people’s lives and would he cherish the opportunity to come alongside you and your family during your time of need.

David and his wife Juli are the proud parents of three beautiful children!

 

Kayla Morgan, MS, P-LPC

Kayla Morgan, MS, P-LPC

Professional Counselor

Kayla Morgan currently holds a Provisional License in Professional Counseling after receiving an MA in Marriage and Family Counseling from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Kayla provides counseling from a Christ-centered, holistic approach, focusing on the importance of the body, mind and spirit. She is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR), Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT), Brief Solution Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and has training in Trust Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) used with adoptive/foster families and children with trauma. Kayla has experience working with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families and provides counseling for a range of issues including anxiety, depression, grief, relationship issues, sexual addiction, and trauma.

Kayla and her husband Austin are active members at Venture Church.  Kayla enjoys quality family time, attending Southern Miss events, reading, and traveling. 

Heather Necaise, MS, LPC-S

Heather Necaise, MS, LPC-S

Licensed Professional Counselor

Heather Necaise is a Licensed Professional Counselor and is board qualified as an LPC supervisor (LPC-S). She has been in counseling practice for over twelve years. Heather’s training, research, and professional experience includes working with clients experiencing substance use and co-occurring disorders. Over the past decade, she has worked with individuals and families in primary treatment, transitional treatment, intensive outpatient treatment, and aftercare. Additionally, Heather has extensive experience coordinating treatment for children, adolescents, and adults facing acute psychiatric issues.  

At March, Heather has worked extensively with those struggling with anxiety, depression, and substance use disorders. She utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and many other approaches in her work with clients. Heather’s focus is on treating the whole person to promote healing and growth.

 

Jessica Robinett, MS, LPC

Jessica Robinett, MS, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Jessica Robinett is a graduate of Colorado Christian University in Denver, CO.  There she received a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology before earning her license to practice as a professional counselor in 2017.  Jessica has been working in and around the counseling field since 2012- serving in multiple capacities.  She has experience in assessing and treating individuals with acute psychiatric issues, as well as working with men and women seeking sobriety from alcohol and drugs. 

Jessica is well versed in cognitive-behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, and mindfulness-based therapy. She has experience working with children, adults, and couples struggling with a variety of life and developmental issues. During her time in Colorado, Jessica spent time working with victims of sexual abuse as well as sex-offenders in a primary treatment setting- providing Christian based therapy to individuals trying to put their lives back together.  

 

Barbara Naylor, MS

Barbara Naylor, MS

Clinical Counselor

Barbara Naylor is the newest edition to the March family.  Barbara is native of Hattiesburg, MS, along with her husband and two children. Barbara is a two-time graduate of William Carey University. Astonishingly, Barbara holds a Master’s of Science in Counseling Psychology, as well as a Master’s in Business Administration (M.B.A.)!!!  We believe that God will use her skills in a BIG way at March! 

Barbara’s previous educational accomplishments include a Bachelor’s of Science in Business, from the University of Southern Mississippi. Barbara has a unique heart to help people in need and meet them in the middle of their hurt.  We are so glad to welcome Barbara as part of the team at March!

Marni Hill Yarrington

Marni Hill Yarrington

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Marni Hill Yarrington is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist. She was raised in Minnesota, and travels north for snow each year! She received her doctoral degree from Brigham Young University, where she interned at the Counseling and Career Center. She has provided therapy, consultation, and assessment services for all ages (including early childhood education groups and a non-profit family organization in Nebraska; and in private practice in Texas and Mississippi. She also has served as an adjunct faculty at several universities. Here at March,  Marni conducts psychological assessments for our clients, to help with diagnostic clarification and treatment. She listens to people’s stories and helps them better identify how they can heal and progress in their lives.

Missy Pierce

Missy Pierce

Office Manager

Amanda Rogers

Amanda Rogers

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