My name is Dean Worsham. And one thing I have learned is that life can be very tough at times. And, in those tough times, it is sometimes helpful to have a safe place to talk about it with someone. And to hopefully find a way through that suffering.

In 1998, I received a Master’s in Education degree in Educational Psychology from the University of Mississippi. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the State of Mississippi. I am also a Board Qualified Supervisor for both licenses. I served on the Mississippi Board of Examiners for Social Workers and Marriage and Family Therapists for eight years. I have also worked at The University of Mississippi Counseling Center for 16 years. I am in the process of acquiring EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) Certification which is a type of therapy especially helpful with trauma. I have recently started working with sound therapy and I became a Gong Master in 2014.

I also practice mindfulness. In these stressful days we live in, I believe mindfulness can be a powerful path to realign our nervous systems back to normal. By practicing mindfulness, we allow ourselves not to be pushed around by stress and anxiety. I believe we can slow things down, see the situation more clearly and make better choices with the help of mindfulness training. I have the great honor of co-facilitating a Mindfulness Group at The Edison with Camp Best. Our group meets Tuesday evenings at 6:30 pm and all are invited and welcomed to attend.

My counseling style is based around Narrative therapy. Narrative therapy believes that “people are people and problems are problems.” You are not the problem. With Narrative therapy, the goal is to separate from the problem and for you to see the skills and abilities that you possess to reduce, minimize and fix the problems that you may be encountering. It is a respectful and non-blaming counseling approach that believes you are the expert of your own life. We would work together to find those beliefs and faith, competencies and values that will help you cope with the troubles that you may face. I consider counseling a calling for me and I enjoy doing this work.

Some of my passions are Ole Miss football, reading a good book or watching a great movie, and getting to the beach on occasion. I especially like being in the country and listening to the sounds of nature. I have lived in Oxford, MS since 1985 and I love the hill country of North Mississippi and the people that live here.

“Service to others in their time of need is a privilege and an honor.” ― Harley King