Stacey Aldridge (she/her)

LCSW
Accepting Clients

You are not like everyone around you. You have different beliefs, values, and want a different life than most people here seem to.

Clinical Social Worker in Ridgeland, MS

Services
  • Individual
  • Adolescent/Teen

About My Clients

My clients are not your average Mississippians. Whether you are not a Christian; LGBTQ+; non-binary; polyamorous/non-monogamous; or you just don't fit the mold that you're expected to, my office is a safe space. It can be painful when people don't "get" you. You don't need a mental health professional that doesn't get you. I work with people experiencing things like: anxiety; relationship issues; trauma, including religious trauma; and emotional sensitivity/borderline personality disorder.

My Background and Approach

I love giving people a safe space to question Christianity - whether that is still your faith or you have been traumatized by growing up in church, I can provide you a place to heal. Whether you are "deconstructing" your faith or you are atheist/agnostic but need a place to process your upbringing my office is a safe space. I was raised in an evangelical church and no longer practice Christianity so I will not judge any of your thoughts or feelings. I practice several different types of therapy including cognitive behavioral, dialectical behavioral, holistic, and humanistic. I like giving my clients practical tools to use in their everyday life. This can be mindfulness practice; more effective communication skills; emotional regulation skills; or focusing on the mind-body connection and how we can improve mental health by improving physical health. I believe that everyone has the ability to live the life that they want, sometimes you just need support in getting there there.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I use sarcasm and dark humor as a coping skill and other people that do seem to like therapy with me! I have a no bullshit personality. I will challenge you in loving ways. I will also be distracted by any dogs that run past my office window. You do not have to tell me what YouTube/Snapchat/Podcasts/Reddit/TikTok are, I live on the internet too. Like many of my clients, I look at the world in a different way than most people in Mississippi seem to. I am an intersectional feminist; an ally of BLM; and I am committed to an ongoing challenge of the privilege that I have including my white/cis privilege. As a social worker I view people in their environment - we are impacted both positively and negatively by the community, state, country, and world that we live in. I believe that capitalism as it exists in the US is harmful. Discrimination is trauma. Growing up evangelical has caused trauma for many of us in the LGBTQ+ community.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • United Healthcare
I offer online counseling in the following states:
I have experience with the following
  • Agnosticism
  • Atheism
  • Buddhism
  • Christianity
  • Judaism
  • Wicca/Paganism
  • Interfaith
  • Multifaith

At A Glance

  • Experience: 7 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $100 - 250/session

Info

769-224-4234 Email Stacey
Inspired Happiness Therapy and Wellness
877 Northpark Drive
Ridgeland, MS 39157
Telehealth
Jackson, MS

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