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Davis Therapeutic Services

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Candice Smith, LCSW

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Desmond M. Griffith

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Tonja Bello, LCSW

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Anthony and ShaMeika Davis are the co-owners of Davis Therapeutic Services, LLC. DTS, LLC is a faith-based, quality driven agency that provides counseling, learning approaches, training, and various therapeutic services at competitive and affordable rates. Areas of practice include couples counseling, depression, anxiety, PTSD, grief/bereavement, tobacco cessation treatment, youth mental health first aid training, Licensed Professional Counselor's supervision hours, work/life stressors, ADHD, ODD, and various other areas. We work hard to meet and surpass all our clients’ expectations as it relates to their career and personal goals, mental health, and holistic wellness. 

Davis Therapeutic Services, LLC

 

Candice Smith, LCSW

Candice Smith is a Licensed Certified Social Worker (LCSW) with 12 years of experience in the field of social work. My educational background includes a Bachelors of Social Work from Mississippi Valley State University and a Masters of Social Work from Jackson State University. When life brings different challenges and experiences I try to help clients to find healthy perceptions, strengthen relationships, and ways to cope with an ever changing environment. My  passion is to strive to help plant the seed for change in the lives of children, youth, adults, and the elderly population and apply myself while goals are being achieved. Areas of expertise include: Children and adolescent behavioral issues, community mental health, life stresses, homelessness, and grief and loss.  I know that no single approach is the right one for every individual, and so I use various  treatment modalities to include, but not limited to, Strength Based Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Solution Focused Therapy.

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Desmond Smith

Desmond M. Griffith is a Social Work Practitioner and an Advocate for Sickle Cell Disease Awareness/Education.  He earned his B.S.W. degree from the University of Southern Mississippi, M.S.W and Ph.D. (social work) degrees from Jackson State University.  He holds a master’s level license in social worker and is a member of the Academy of Certified Social Workers. His related interests include:  community mental health; life satisfaction in chronically ill/disabled individuals; vocational rehabilitation; theoretical frameworks on resiliency, socialization & empowerment and social welfare history/policy.  He is affiliated with several professional and community service oriented organizations.

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Tonja Bello, LCSW

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My motto is “You have not failed until you quit trying.”

I hold  a Bachelor’s and  Master’s in Social Worker from Jackson State University, as well as and Bachelors of Arts in Journalism from Louisiana Tech University.  I  became a Licensed Certified Social Worker in 2003.  I have worked in a variety of settings   to include child protective service, juvenile justice system, public and private schools, community-based child trauma programs, as well as a medical facility.  I have conducted over 100 presentations at both local and regional conferences. I have published several book reviews on child welfare topics.

I  have specialized training in evidence-based strategies and approaches to behavioral and emotional disturbances, problem solving, intimate partner violence, as well as issues of abuse/trauma.   I have  extensive training and experience working with emotionally disturbed children and adolescents, as well as their families, and have assisted clients in the community with issues of abuse, trauma, grief and loss, anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts/feelings, relationship issues, family conflict, parenting issues, and peer/social problems. I also work with adult and elderly clients dealing with loss of health and collateral losses such as changes in family roles, job status, and physical capacities.

Modes of treatment include: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Cognitive Processing Therapy, Trauma-Focused CBT, Journaling, Guided Imagery and Relaxation, and Mindfulness and Acceptance Therapies.

Phone: 601-952-0894

Free: 1-877-952-0894   

FAX:  601-952-0836