Hello! I'm Whitney and I'm so glad you're here. I'm wife to Will and mama to three-year-old Lily. We live in the small, unique town of Clinton, MS and we sure do love it here. Some people say it reminds them a little of Stars Hollow, and I happen to agree.
I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor and have the great privilege of being a part of a wonderful Christian private practice. When I'm not counseling, I love reading, tending my ever-growing backyard garden, finding the cutest and classiest clothes for my little Lily, and spending time with the friends and family that are so dear to me.
I've learned quite a bit during my years as a counselor, but if I'm sure of anything it's this-God has created us to thrive, not just survive. This world can feel crazy (particularly in 2020) but it's also full of so much goodness, kindness, and hope. God wants so much more for us than to just make it through. I'm no stranger to struggles with anxiety, but through God's grace I also know about the freedom that can be found on the other side. If anything, I hope this space can serve as a reminder of God's goodness despite the most difficult of circumstances.
On this blog, I plan to share a bit about the many lessons I've learned as a counselor. These won't count as therapy, but I hope to provide some resources that may be helpful and an encouragement to many. I'll also share some of the many things I enjoy--how I've come to love gardening, what I'm reading, and perhaps even some of my favorite toddler fashions! You can head to my Shop Favorites section to see some of the things I'm loving right now:)
During my first session with every single client that comes to me for therapy, I tell her how important it is to me that she feel comfortable. That my office be a place of encouragement, rest, and peace in a world that can feel wild. That she can come just as she is, however she is, whoever she is. No perfection required. I hope that's true in my office, in my home, and in this little space on the internet too.
I'm deeply grateful for this beautiful life of mine and thankful that you've taken a moment to share it with me! I'll be posting every day this week, but I'm most looking forward to sharing some back to school resources at the end of the week. These will be simple, easy worksheets that can be worked into your daily routine and used to make sure you are staying emotionally connected with your kids during this uncertain time. I've been using these sheets with clients for years and thought some of you might benefit from them too:) I hope you'll be back to check it all out!
I'd love to connect with you! Feel free to find me on instagram @whitneycaves. *For all counseling inquiries, residents of MS can see the Contact section to set up an appointment with Crossroads Counseling Center.