Dr. Jerrilyn D. Dixson, LPC-S, RPT-S, BC-TMH
Dr. Jerrilyn Dixson, LPC-S, BC-TMH is a licensed professional counselor and national certified counselor. She holds a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Psychology from Dillard University, New Orleans, LA, a Master of Science Degree in Clinical Counseling from Loyola University, New Orleans, LA and a Doctorate of Professional Counseling degree from Mississippi College, Clinton, MS. In addition, she has a specialization in career counseling, play therapy, and school counseling.
Dr. Dixson has been working in the field for seven years. Her field experience includes, but not limited to working with at risk youth, parents of at risk youth, college students, juvenile offenders, child/adolescent, and families. Through her experience with these populations she has counseled clients dealing with parenting/child relationship issues, risky behavior, anger, grief, adjustment/transition, acculturation, stress, self esteem, and employability skills/career concerns.
In addition to her professional work, she has gained experience in community based and collegiate program development, grant writing, and program evaluation. She is the founder and developer of the Junior Ivy League College Readiness program established through her beloved chapter’s sorority, where she is a member of the Beta Delta Omega chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. She is a member of the American Counseling Association and the Alpha Phi Chapter of Chi Sigma Iota Counseling Academic and Professional Honor Society International. She is also the Owner of Progressive Movement Counseling and Consulting, LLC and Co-owner of Progressing Forward Online Counseling and Consulting Services, LLC. All that she does is done because she chooses to live a purpose driven life, which she also desires of her clients.
Kimbrelia Stokes, M.S., P-LPC
Kimbrelia Stokes is provisionally licensed professional Counselor who holds a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS & a Master of Science degree in Marriage and Family Counseling from Mississippi College, Clinton, MS.
Ms. Stokes experienced first hand the changing power and benefits of counseling, when she was required to seek therapy as part of her coursework during her sophomore year of college. It was then that she knew that this was a field that she wanted to be a part of. Ms. Stokes has gained experience working with individuals dealing with relationship issues, depression, anxiety, self esteem, and anger to name a few while working as a counselor intern at Fondren Institute & Progressive Movement Counseling, LLC. In addition to her professional work, she is a member of the Mu Chi Omega Chapter of Chi Sigma Iota honor society.
It is because of her belief that through counseling people’s lives can be enriched from the inside out, that she has been able to impact the lives of those she has counseled. Maya Angelou once said, “There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story. inside of you.”
Ms. Surabhi Jain is a graduate student at Mississippi College pursuing a degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She is currently interning with Progressive Movement Counseling. Before joining our team, Ms. Jain interned with Grace Christian Counseling Center in Vicksburg, MS.
Ms. Jain is originally from India, where she advocated for the awareness and deterrents of childhood sexual abuse and worked closely with adult women survivors. Through media, she employed her voice to bring social change and awareness. She was also involved in the training of numerous social workers and therapists about the nuances of the aforementioned issue.
Ms. Jain believes that emotional and spiritual transformation is possible through a relational healing process. Her therapeutic orientation is existential and she focuses on self-awareness and potentially skewed beliefs. Ms. Jain is a member of Chi Sigma Iota, the Mississippi Counseling Association, and the American Counseling Association.