Meet the Staff

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

Gail Chancellor, PMHNP-BC, Nurse Practitioner

Gail is a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner providing telehealth solutions for mental health evaluations and medication management. She has a background in general nursing.

Expertise:

  • ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Psychopharmacology
  • Trauma

Client Focus:

  • Children and Teens
  • Families

Gail holds a bachelor’s degree in Nursing from Mississippi University for Women and a master’s degree in Nursing from the University of Mississippi School of Nursing.

In-Network Insurance:

  • Advanced Health Systems
  • Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi
  • Magnolia Healthcare/Cenpatico
  • Medicaid
  • Molina
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare Optum (All Savers, Golden Rule, UMR)
  • United Healthcare (CHIP, COMM)

Sherry Cumbest, M.S., LPC

Sherry is an outpatient therapist with Canopy’s Behavioral Health Clinic in Gulfport. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor specializing in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy.

Expertise:

  • Adjustment Disorders
  • Anxiety
  • Behavior Challenges
  • Drug and Alcohol Dependence
  • Depression
  • Parenting
  • Trauma

Client Focus

  • Children and adolescents ages 5-12
  • Teens

Sherry received her undergraduate degree in Psychology from Spring Hill College and a Master’s in Community Counseling from the University of South Alabama. She became licensed as an LPC in February 2020. Sherry has worked in a variety of counseling settings throughout her career.

In-Network Insurance:

  • Magnolia Healthcare/Cenpatico (MSCAN/CHIP)
  • Medicaid
  • Molina
  • United Healthcare Optum (All Savers, Golden Rule, UMR)
  • United Healthcare (CHIP, COMM)

Whitney Hayes, M.S., CMHT

Whitney is an outpatient therapist with Canopy’s Behavioral Health Clinic in Gulfport. She is a Certified Mental Health Therapist and has plans to become a Licensed Professional Counselor.

Expertise:

  • Adjustment Disorders
  • Anxiety
  • Behavior Challenges

Client Focus:

  • Children and Adolescents ages 5-12
  • Teens
  • Families

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.

In-Network Insurance:

  • Magnolia Healthcare/Cenpatico (MSCAN/CHIP)
  • Medicaid
  • Molina
  • United Healthcare Optum (All Savers, Golden Rule, UMR)
  • United Healthcare (CHIP, COMM)

Ellon Little, M.S., CMHT, P-LPC

Ellon is an outpatient therapist with Canopy’s Behavioral Health Clinic in Gulfport. She has her provisional license and is working toward becoming a Licensed Professional Counselor.

Expertise:

  • Anxiety
  • Autism
  • Behavioral problems
  • Depression
  • Emotional distress
  • Family therapy
  • Trauma

Client Focus:

  • Children and Adolescents ages 5-12
  • Teens
  • Children and Families
  • Children in Foster Care
  • Children with Autism

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.

In-Network Insurance:

  • Magnolia Healthcare/Cenpatico (MSCAN/CHIP)
  • Medicaid
  • Molina
  • United Healthcare Optum (All Savers, Golden Rule, UMR)
  • United Healthcare (CHIP, COMM)

Christina Palazzo, M.S., LPC-S

Christina is the Lead Therapist with Canopy’s Behavioral Health Clinic in Gulfport. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor specializing in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Combined Parent-Child Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.

Expertise:

  • ADHD
  • Adjustment Disorders
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Depression
  • Family Therapy
  • PTSD
  • Trauma

Client Focus:

  • Children and Adolescents ages 5-12
  • Teens
  • Families
  • Children in Foster Care/Preparing for Adoption

Christina earned a Bachelor of Science from the University of Southern Mississippi in Psychology in 1994 and a Master of Science from USM in Counseling Psychology in 1997. She has worked extensively with trauma clients for more than two decades.

In-Network Insurance:

  • Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi
  • Magnolia Healthcare/Cenpatico (MSCAN/CHIP)
  • Medicaid
  • Molina
  • United Healthcare Optum (All Savers, Golden Rule, UMR)
  • United Healthcare (CHIP, COMM)

Candy Rafal, M.S., LPC

Candy is an outpatient therapist with Canopy’s Behavioral Health Clinic in Gulfport. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor.

Expertise:

  • Adjustment Disorders
  • Anxiety
  • Behavior Challenges
  • Depression
  • Family Therapy
  • Trauma

Client Focus

  • Adoption
  • Children in Foster Care
  • Children and Adolescents ages 5-12
  • Teens
  • Children and Families
  • Early Adults 18-21

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 for 12 years.

In-Network Insurance:

  • Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi
  • Magnolia Healthcare/Cenpatico (MSCAN/CHIP)
  • Medicaid
  • Molina
  • United Healthcare Optum (All Savers, Golden Rule, UMR)
  • United Healthcare (CHIP, COMM)

Tracey Webb, M.S., PCMHT, P-LPC

Tracey is an outpatient therapist with Canopy’s Behavioral Health Clinic in Gulfport. She has her provisional license and is working toward her licensure as a Licensed Professional Counselor.

Expertise:

  • Adjustment Disorders
  • Anxiety
  • Autism
  • Behavior Challenges
  • Depression
  • Trauma

Client Focus:

  • Children in Foster Care
  • Children and Teens ages 5-17
  • Children and Families
  • Children with Autism

Tracey has an undergrad degree in Psychology and Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health and Counselor Education.

In-Network Insurance:

  • Magnolia Healthcare/Cenpatico (MSCAN/CHIP)
  • Medicaid
  • Molina
  • United Healthcare Optum (All Savers, Golden Rule, UMR)
  • United Healthcare (CHIP, COMM)