Kip A. Bowen, LPC, is currently the coordinator of MEA Cares Counseling/EAP, and is a Certified Employee Assistance Professional. He completed his Master of Arts in Counselor Education at the University of Alabama. He has been a licensed professional counselor practicing in Alabama and Mississippi since 1997 and in that time has treated individuals, couples, and families. His areas of expertise include relationship enhancement, depression, anxiety, grief, self-esteem, domestic violence, stress and anger management, and men’s issues. Kip primarily utilizes cognitive-behavioral, solution focused, and systemic approaches in his therapy.
Laura A. Fox, LPC, NCC, Laura Fox is a Licensed Professional Counselor as well as a National Certified Counselor. She obtained her Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Mississippi College and later went on to study clinical counseling and psychology in their Doctoral of Professional Counseling program. She has previous experience addressing a broad range of mental health and medical issues while working as the Adult Program Coordinator for partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient programs. She also served as a Medical Officer for a detention center and has experience providing care to clients from a wide scope demographically.
Laura enjoys working with all age groups and populations. She has experience in the treatment of mood disorders, anxiety disorders, depression, chronic pain, grief recovery, identity building, marital issues, and comorbid medical issues. Other areas of interest include eating disorders (anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorders, as well as eating disorders NOS), trauma recovery, and personality disorders.
Laura provides individual, family, and marital services, and she primarily utilizes cognitive behavioral, dialectal behavioral, brief solution focused, and systemic approaches in her clinical treatment. She enjoys helping clients gain a renewed sense of hope and purpose for their lives.
Kathryn Rogers is a Board Qualified Licensed Professional Counselor, National Certified Counselor, Approved Clinical Supervisor, and Licensed Teacher. She earned her Master of Science in Counseling Psychology in addition to a Bachelor of Science in Education from Mississippi College. Kathryn has gained extensive experience providing counseling services to diverse populations in numerous settings over the past eleven years. She treats clients who are adjusting to change and grieving loss, coping with divorce, having difficulty managing stress, and struggling to juggle their daily roles, as well as many other issues.
While Kathryn enjoys counseling clients from age 5 through 95, much of her experience has been with youth and children. Kathryn is a former youth minister and currently provides play therapy for young children. She seems to have a special gift in her ability to create healing relationships with many different age groups. Kathryn is a compassionate counselor who is passionate about helping clients change the course of their lives to improve their emotional health and overall well-being.
Chris has many years of experience in mental health services. He earned his Masters of Science in marriage and family therapy from Mississippi College in 1994. He became a Licensed Professional Counselor in 1996 and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in 1998. Additionally, Chris has enhanced his credentials by becoming a Board Qualified LPC Supervisor for the State of Mississippi.
Counseling, for Chris, is a calling and he enjoys working with individuals, couples, parents and families. He has gained vast experience in assisting individuals facing emotional and psychological challenges. He believes that his role is to meet individuals where they are, identify support systems, encourage, motivate, educate and assist in their development of coping skills that will alleviate current struggles but also provide skills to enhance their future. Areas of particular interests include: working with adolescent and young adults dealing with depression, anxiety, self-esteem, grief and loss, anger, anxiety, low motivation and difficulty managing stress.
Prior to beginning his work at MEA Cares, Chris worked as the Director of Child & Adolescent Services and the Director of Staff Development & Training for a partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient program and as a Regional Director for a national health management corporation.