Meet the Staff

Meet the Caring Staff of Children’s Behavioral Health Clinic Gulfport

Whitney Hayes, CMHT

Whitney received a Master’s of Science degree in the field of Counseling Psychology from William Carey University. She has gained 4 years of clinical experience while working in the outpatient clinic setting as well as the residential and community-based setting. Whitney is a Certified Mental Health Therapist, and has plans to become a Licensed Professional Counselor.

Shedra (Monique) Johnson, Lead Therapist, LCSW

Monique received a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Master’s degree in Social Work at the University of Southern MS. Her clinical experiences include working with adolescents in the school setting struggling with severe emotional and behavioral disturbances; providing intensive in-home clinical services to families while working in the Comprehensive Family Support Services Program (CFSSP) and also working as a Supervisor in CFSSP providing guidance and direction to both case managers and therapists. Monique is certified in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy and she has received training in the Active Parenting Now curriculum, Risking Connection, and Sex Trafficking Prevention. She is a Licensed Certified Social Worker.

Nathan Jamison, Clinical Therapist, LMSW

Nathan received a Bachelor of Science degree in the field of Psychology from the University of New Orleans and then received a Master of Social Work degree from Tulane University. He has 2 years of clinical experience working with at-risk youth and their families. He has been a practicing LMSW (Licensed Master Social Worker) for 3 years and is currently working towards the next level of licensure to become an LCSW (Licensed Certified Social Worker).

Ellon Little, Clinical Therapist, PCMHT

Ellon earned her Bachelor and Master of Mental Health Counseling degrees from Mississippi College. Her experiences include working in a school and outpatient setting with children and adolescents experiencing emotional and behavioral issues. She also has experience in psychometric testing administration and assessment.

Candy Rafal, Clinical Therapist, PCMHT

Candy received a Bachelor of Science degree in the field of Human Services and Sociology from Black Hills State University of South Dakota and then received a Master of Science in Counseling degree from South Dakota State University. She has 15 years of clinical experience working with at-risk youth and their families. She has been a practicing LPC of South Dakota (Licensed Practicing Counselor) for 12 years and is currently working towards obtaining her Mississippi LPC licensure.