Welcome to the Community Counseling and Assessment Clinic's blog!

We provide affordable, quality counseling and psychological services to the University of Southern Mississippi and Hattiesburg community. For more information, call (601) 266-4601 or visit our webpage.


Here are some of the things you can expect to find on our blog:

  • Information about our services and upcoming events
  • The latest mental health news
  • Tips for promoting health and wellness

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

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National Suicide Prevention Month

#BeThe1To prevent suicide

September is National Suicide Prevention Month, and the Community Counseling and Assessment Clinic is sharing the Lifeline's message that everyone has a role to play when it comes to preventing suicide. They are inviting everyone to share the #BeThe1To message on social media, encouraging us all to "Be The 1 To" help someone who is struggling.

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Monday, August 21, 2017

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How to Perform Well in Online Courses

Online Learning StudentFully online courses are becoming more popular, as they provide students with increased access and flexibility. At the University of Southern Mississippi, we find that online courses are especially appealing during the Summer term because they enable many students to take classes while working full-time and/or living outside the local area. Unfortunately, online courses have a well-deserved reputation for being more difficult for many students than their traditional face-to-face counterparts.

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Thursday, August 10, 2017

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Fall 2017 Hours

Fall red leaves
We hope you enjoyed your summer! The Community Counseling and Assessment Clinic will reopen for services on August 16. If you are a current client who is ready to return or someone interested in seeking services for the first time, please feel free to call to schedule an appointment today.

Our hours for the Fall 2017 term are as follows:
  • Mondays 8:00 AM - Noon, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM, and 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Tuesdays 8:00 AM - Noon and 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesdays 8:00 AM - Noon and 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursdays 8:00 AM - Noon and 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Fridays 8:00 AM - Noon
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Thursday, July 20, 2017

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Clinic Closed Until August 16

summer sunglasses
The Community Counseling and Assessment Clinic is now closed for the break between the Summer and Fall academic terms at the University of Southern Mississippi. We will re-open on August 16 with expanded Fall hours. Anyone who anticipates needing services prior to then should contact another provider.

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Wednesday, July 5, 2017

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What to Expect From Therapy

change your thoughts
The decision to seek counseling or psychotherapy for the first time is rarely an easy one. Feelings of ambivalence are common, and the idea of confiding in a stranger can be intimidating. Having an accurate idea of what to expect is often helpful in reducing this sort of anxiety and empowering individuals to obtain the greatest benefit from the experience.

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Monday, June 5, 2017

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Tips for Academic Success

College can be a challenging time. Many students are transitioning from teenager to adult, making new friends, preparing for their future careers, and experiencing a brand new sense of independence. Needless to say, keeping one's grades up can sometimes be an afterthought.

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