Have you ever thought of your life as a story? It can have ups and downs and several twists and turns along the way. What do you do when the next pages ahead are uncertain? Who do you turn to when solutions aren’t clear? At Cornerstone, we would love to help you walk through whatever chapter you are in.
Your Story Matters
Cornerstone is led by a passionate team of counselors who each have a heart to serve and provide both individuals and families with high-quality care.
When we opened our doors in 2012, we had one desire that drove us. We wanted to become a place where each and every person who entered our doors, no matter how big or small their problems were, would feel cared for, safe, and important.
We believe that faith plays an integral role in the lives of our clients, regardless of the specifics of what they believe. As Christian counselors, we believe our faith guides us in the counseling process with each person we see. Please know, however, that we work with people from all backgrounds, including religious and non-religious belief systems.
We do not seek to impose our beliefs upon others, but we do recognize that our beliefs impact and shape our work with clients. Ultimately, it is our goal to see our clients living out balanced and healthy lives – emotionally, spiritually, and physically. Whether you are seeking individual, couples, marriage, teen, child, or family counseling, you will find that the counselors at Cornerstone are sympathetic to the role faith plays in your life.
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Since being in private practice, Lee has worked with adolescents, families, marriages and individuals addressing a variety of topics. He specializes in marriage and family dynamics, anxiety and depression and working with those who serve in the ministry. In addition to his work in private practice, Lee is a sought after speaker at churches, retreats and events.
He believes that change in a person occurs in the context of relationships and vulnerability. Being fully known, fully accepted and being reminded of the life-changing truth of the Gospel is what continues to profoundly impact Lee’s life. He loves spending time with his wife, his three children, and his family and friends. He also enjoys spending time in the outdoors, drinking a great cup of coffee and listening to a wide range of music.
"I have tremendous confidence in Lee, not just as a counselor, but also as a friend and a man after God’s heart. At Pinelake, we define ministry as “what you leave behind you as you follow Christ.”Having served alongside Lee for over a decade, I have witnessed many lives touched by the wake of his walk with Jesus. In addition, Lee’s unique gifting, compassion and ability to speak hard truth in love gives me great confidence anytime I refer people to him."
Chip Henderson, Senior Pastor at Pinelake Church
"Lee Smith gets it. The needs of people are not just psychological but holistic. Here at Venture Church, he has created opportunities for healing through individual counseling, a referral plan for family counseling and has been on the ground floor of helping build out our Recovery Ministry. We are thankful and blessed to work alongside him."
Jeff Clark, Senior Pastor at Venture Church (Hattiesburg)
After receiving training in EMDR II, Anne Overton is equipped to work with clients who have experienced many forms of trauma. She works with clients who are struggling with symptoms of trauma, such as anxiety, depression, addiction, and codependence. By utilizing EMDR in therapy, Anne Overton has helped clients find freedom from their past and develop healthy coping skills in order to enjoy life more.
In her previous work as a ministry intern for both high schoolers and college students, Anne Overton gained understanding of the importance of providing a space for people to wrestle with the difficulties of life and come to a deeper realization of the unique stories God is writing in their lives. She views it as a privilege to walk alongside her clients in working towards their goals in counseling.
Anne Overton is a Provisional-Licensed Professional Counselor working towards becoming fully licensed in the state of Mississippi under the supervision of Hannah Hawthorne. She is a National Certified Counselor and Board Certified-Telemental Health Provider, allowing her to work with clients remotely. Anne Overton gained her Masters of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Liberty University.
After growing up in Jackson and attending Ole Miss for undergrad, Anne Overton spent a short time in Memphis, TN with her husband Matt while pursuing her Masters degree. Anne Overton and Matt are excited to be back in the Jackson area and you can most likely find them exploring one of Jackson’s many restaurants or spending time with friends in front of their outdoor fireplace.
present challenges. A native Jacksonian, Carroll honed his counseling skills while serving on the staff of Pinelake church in Madison and formalized his counseling education at Liberty University, culminating in the completion of his master’s degree in Professional Counseling.
As a counselor, Carroll is especially drawn to those in crisis – marriage and family conflict, career, grief, depression, anxiety, substance abuse – but is also passionate about helping individuals and families navigate the less traumatic moments of life that seem to be a part of our everyday existence. He believes his life experience, in conjunction with his personal faith and professional training, have equipped him to be utilized by God to help others in pain.
Away from the counseling office, Carroll loves to spend time with his family, including his wife of over forty years, Sharon, two married children and multiple grandchildren. Additionally, he is a licensed general aviation pilot and enjoys cruising around in the sky.
His counseling career began at Summit Counseling, First Baptist Church in 2007. Joining with individuals and couples to help them experience fulfilling relationships they desire became a passion. Don has been gifted in helping men discover their God given place in life, helping them break free of harmful behaviors and addictions, and helping men find strength and freedom through living in community while experiencing authentic relationships. Leading men’s retreats and adventures has further expanded Don’s impact on men's lives.
Planning and leading marriage retreats is another area of experience for Don. In 2015, Don along with Dr. Ron Mumbower held a marriage conference for missionary couples in South Africa. This conference involved intensive counseling sessions that helped couples better cope with working overseas and helped them discover new ways to find a fulfilling marriage.
Don is married to Yonnie and has two daughters and a son. Experiencing God’s best in his own marriage, family, and relationships has been a driving force in Don’s life, and he uses that success to help others find God’s best too.
Experience and education have helped Don become successful helping others with depression, anxiety, and addictions, Don’s marital counseling includes communication, conflict resolution, emotional as well as physical intimacy, dealing with affairs and trauma.
Don Waller is a dedicated counselor with experience, passion, and a desire to help others through difficult times.
His education includes a Doctor of Education degree in Counseling Psychology with a Concentration of Counselor Education and Supervision. He obtained a Doctorate from Argosy University and the American School of Professional Psychology. He also has a Masters of Science in Guidance and Counseling, as well as, a Masters of Public Health in Behavioral Health Education and Promotion, both from Jackson State University. He also has a Bachelor of Arts in Christian Ministry, Counseling, and Psychology from Belhaven University.
His clinical work includes more than 30 years in clinical mental health in psychology, counseling, supervision, training, and program development. He also has 20 years of private practice and non-profit organizational leadership to his credit. His clinical specializations include working with Serious Mental Illness, Couples and Families, Marriage and Pre-Marriage, Depression, Anxiety, Trauma, Grief, Adjustment issues, and Anger Management.
Dr. Hall also develops and trains leaders worldwide both online and onsite. His work is inclusive of entrepreneurs, pastors and ministry leaders, corporate executives, and global business/ Not-for-profit administrators. He provides professional capacity building operations which build individuals, organizations, and businesses through professional Speaking, Coaching (Life, Spiritual, Business, and Executive), Corporate Training, and Small Group Development. He is a Leadership Consultant to businesses and organizations. Yearly, he trains and consults in Tanzania and Uganda regarding marriage education curricula, developing peer counseling models, and community/church family wellness ministry opportunities. He is a coach and counselor to Pastors and Ministry Leaders.
When I am not counseling clients, I love spending time with my family, serving as an elder in my church, getting back home to the old farm place, and enjoying travel; whether it be family road trips across the country or trips to baseball games. Emily and I love getting to spend time discovering the world with our boys. It really is so much fun seeing the world light up their senses.
I truly love helping people discover just how precious and important they are to the world around them. I do not like to see people suffer. I know what that feels like. I believe that the client has, within himself or herself, the ability to find his or her way to wellness when they are given the right person to accompany them on that way. Moreover, I have discovered that when the client is given the opportunity to safely explore his or her self and how they relate to the world around them that they arrive at healthier understandings how they exist in their worlds. I have found that people need to find that congruence with their environments in order to heal, grow, and develop self-awareness. I have seen that modeling good relationships with healthy boundaries in the therapeutic environment can give clients an opportunity to explore parts of themselves that they might have kept themselves isolated from while also giving them a readiness and courage in their other relationships.
If you are struggling within your relationships, your ability to find joy in your surroundings, or just need to talk to someone about your pain, reach out and make an appointment. I believe that things can get better. Call today, it’s time to get to work.
Lauren grew up in Atlanta and graduated from the University of Mississippi, where she met her husband, Lee. After they married, they lived in Charlotte, NC for a few years. During that time, she helped in the front office at a Christian counseling center called The Barnabas Center. It was through this ministry, she began to value and understand the importance of seeking counseling through all the different seasons of life.
After moving from North Carolina to the Jackson area nearly 20 years ago, she worked in the counseling office at Jackson Academy. When her first son was born, she came home to focus on raising their family. She and Lee have 3 sons and are active members of Pinelake Church in Madison.
A graduate of Samford University and Reformed Theological Seminary, Leah earned a Bachelor of Arts and Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy. She furthered her training post Master’s at Mississippi College to obtain licensure as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). Leah has also completed Level 3 practicum training in Gottman Method couples therapy. After working as the high school guidance counselor at Jackson Academy and starting her family, Leah decided to focus as a private practice clinician. She specializes in working with clients struggling with marital conflict, betrayal, divorce, cancer diagnosis/treatment, trauma, depression, anxiety, infertility, addiction, grief, abuse, adolescent adjustment and women’s issues.
Leslie graduated Mississippi State University in 2007 with a Master of Science in Counselor Education. Leslie is a LPC in MS and is Telemental Health, BC-TMH, certified. She has been a clinician in mental health since 2012 and has served as an IDD counselor, Children’s Counselor, School Based Therapist, Day Treatment Therapist, Substance Abuse Counselor and College Mental Health Counselor. Over the years Leslie has develop a strong practice in counseling by working with children, adolescents and young adults with behavior disorder and mental health disorders.
Reviews from people just like you
“After losing my wife to cancer, I knew I needed someone to guide me through the grief process. The counselors at Cornerstone patiently walked with me for a period of months and provided compassionate wisdom. There was never any rush to get to the end but helped me work through it at my own pace. I'm now back with them again as I sort out the life as a single dad of a teen. I've been extremely satisfied with the services provided by these caring professionals.”Steve
“At Fondren Church, we cherish the partnership we have with Cornerstone. The benefits of this partnership reach throughout our congregation and staff.”Robert GreenSenior Pastor at Fondren Church
“Cornerstone Counseling has been a tremendous blessing to our school. Partnering with a Christ-centered, likeminded, and professional counseling group has allowed us to better fulfill our mission as a school by providing Hartfield faculty, staff, and families with the opportunity to access quality emotional and mental healthcare.”David HornerHead of School at Hartfield Academy
“From the moment I called Cornerstone, I knew I had chosen the right place. They have the most incredible staff. Walking through their door is one of the highlights of my week.”Emily