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MEET  THE  TEAM
Ashira Windsor, MSW, LCSW

 

“Life often leaves us feeling stressed, depressed and or lost. Seeking therapy can be an important step in moving positively towards mental health stability and wholeness. With experience in addressing issues relating to anxiety, depression, trauma, parenting and marital issues, Ashira is passionate about providing a safe, supportive, non-judgmental environment for individuals, couples or families who need help. She seeks to understand where you are coming from and to partner with you as you identify positive steps in your journey towards healing.

 

Ashira is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who is licensed in the states of Mississippi and California with over 10 years of experience in providing high quality care and support to teens, adults, the elderly and mental health populations. She has a consistent track record of working successfully with individuals, families and groups, within a variety of settings.

If you are looking for a non-judgmental Clinician who is client centered and will try their hardest to assist you with accomplishing mental health stability and desired life goals, Ashira is your Therapist. She practices meeting clients where they are while treating them with dignity and respect. It’s her goal to “Ignite the POWER within you.”

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

State of California

 

Licensed Certified Social Worker

State of Mississippi

 

Bachelor of Social Worker Degree

Norfolk State University 

 

Master of Social Work Degree

University of Southern California

Associate’s Degrees in Business and Liberal Arts 

Baton Rouge Community College

Alivin M. Baker, Jr., LCSW 

A Licensed Certified Social Worker (LCSW) in the state of Mississippi. In 2006, he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from the University of Southern Mississippi (USM), graduating Summa Cum Laude.

Alexis Foust, LCSW 

A Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) licensed in the state of Mississippi. She earned her Master of Social Work Degree from The University of Southern Mississippi in 2004 after receiving her Bachelor of Social Work degree in 2003.

Reginald Magee, Jr., LCSW 

A Licensed Certified Social Worker (LCSW) licensed in the state of Mississippi. He earned his Master of Social Work degree from The University of Southern Mississippi in 2013 after receiving his Bachelor of Social Work degree in 2010.

Behavioral Health Interns  & Administrative Staff
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Wanda Lawrence

Masters of Social Work Intern

Wanda Lawrence is a 2nd Year MSW Student who is pursuing her degree at Simmons University. She currently works at the VA Hospital here on the Gulf Coast.

Wanda previously earned her Bachelor’s in Human Services with a concentration in addictions from the University of Phoenix in 2018. Over the years, she has had the opportunity to work in an array of medical settings.  Wanda possesses the gift of working with children and teens though she works with an array of populations. It is Wanda’s nature to care for others and it is her goal to assist them with healing and growth in an effort to put them on the path to a more rewarding life.  

Wanda is a mother of four, two boys and two girls.  Wanda relocated from California to Mississippi in 2011 to take care of her mother after she’d taken ill and decided to make it her home. She loves to cook especially for others, read and crochet.

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Shavonne Taylor

Masters of Social Work Intern

Shavonne Taylor is a MSW student who is pursuing her degree at Tulane University. She recently retired from the United States Air Force after over twenty years of dedicated service. Shavonne previously earned her Bachelor’s in Interdisciplinary Studies with two areas of studies: behavioral sciences (social work) and business (human resources). She graduated Magna Cum Laude, in May 2020. Over the years she has served in multiple positions of increased responsibility and complexity at various worldwide locations, demonstrating exceptional leadership, knowledge, skills, and proven abilities in human resources. Shavonne is married with one child. She enjoys spending time with her family, reading, and writing.  Her greatest asset is her gift of exhortation. She loves helping others by encouraging them to tap into their strengths on the journey to becoming their best selves.  Shavonne loves working with all populations but has a passion for working with military populations.

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Monique O. Cooks

Administration Coordinator 

Monique O. Cooks is a native of Wichita Kansas. She's lived in Gulfport since she was 15 years old and is a graduate of Gulfport High School. She graduated MGCCC as a Certified Phlebotomist and a Physician Office Assistant as well as an Associates of Science degree. She loves working with and for people. She believes that it’s her calling in life is to touch as many lives as  possible and to leave them better than she found them. She has two beautiful children, a daughter and a son, who mean the world to her.

Natasha Cochran

Part-Time Administrative Assistant

Natasha is currently a Billing Analyst with a local utility company. She is currently  pursuing a Masters Degree in Business and plans to start  Billing for local Medical offices. 

Before her career as a Billing Analyst, Natasha spent 20 years in the customer service industry with a fortune 500 company. After a successful career, Natasha decided to transition to a private business for a more personal experience. She is the mother of two beautiful daughters. She enjoys reading, and spending time with friends and family.  

 

Natasha has decades of customer service experience and is prepared to continue offering our clients the best customer care possible.​

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Gulfport, MS 39501

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