Christian Changes Counseling & Recovery Center

Licensed Professional Counseling from a Christian Perspective

Meet the Staff

Wendie Woods, LPC-S, RPT-S, NCC, BC-TMH -- Owner & Executive Director

*Currently Accepting new clients with a 4-6 week waitlist*

Wendie Woods is a Nationally Certified Counselor, a Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor, a Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor, and a Board Certified TeleMental Health Counselor specializing in individual, couples and family, and children’s therapies. She is the Executive Director of Christian Changes Counseling and Recovery Center, a private practice counseling center in Starkville, MS.

Ms. Woods is a graduate of Mississippi State University (MS Counselor Education and BS Educational Psychology), and she earned a Diploma in Biblical Counseling from Light University. With 20+ years of experience as a clinician, she has worked with clients with a broad spectrum of mental and behavioral health needs. In addition, Ms. Woods has presented at conferences, organizations, and to general audiences on topics including crisis response, stress management, recognizing and preventing abuse, emotional wellness, and numerous mental health issues.

License, Certifications, and Specialized Education:

  • Nationally Certified Counselor 1997
  • Licensed Professional Counselor 1998
  • Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor 2008
  • Diploma in Biblical Counseling 2012
  • Professional Activities and Memberships:
  • American Association of Christian Counselors
  • American Counseling Association
  • Association for Play Therapy
  • Chi Sigma Iota, Counseling Academic and Professional Honor Society International
  • Mississippi Association for Play Therapy, President 2009-2011, President-Elect 2019
  • Mississippi Counseling Association
  • Mississippi Licensed Professional Counselor’s Association

Master’s Level Intern Therapist (MLIT)

*Currently Accepting new clients with a 2-4  week waitlist*

Our office offers discounted, reduced counseling services through counseling students who are pursuing their master’s in counseling and under supervision of our directors. These counselors typically offer short-term psychotherapy using solution-focused or brief therapy styles. These counselors vary in skills and services offered and are not approved for all cases or clients. You may be offered an appointment with a MLIT until another counselor becomes available. MLIT are not licensed and therefore cannot bill with insurance. Their services and the reduced rates MUST be approved by the directors.  If you have questions about setting up an appointment with a MLIT please contact our office at 662-338-1880 or [email protected]