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Our Mission: 
To provide quality, affordable, consumer-oriented, comprehensive behavioral health services. Our culturally sensitive, community-based services will work through appropriate interagency collaboration to enable our clients to attain their highest level of individual and family functioning in the least restrictive environment.
Information Regarding Telehealth: 

Many of our services can be accessed using Telehealth. Medicare & Medicaid rules now dictate that any Telehealth Services must include a video connection by both the clinician and the client. Please discuss with your clinician your ability to have a video connection. If you cannot connect via video, a face-to-face session must be made. Thank you for your understanding.

Region VII Board of Commissioners Meeting: 

The Region VII Board of Commissioners meeting is held every 4th Tuesday of the month. We meet in the library of the Administrative Building at 222 Mary Holmes Dr, West Point, MS 39773.​ The meeting is open to the public. Any questions can be directed to: Keenyn Wald, Clinical and Operations Director at 662-524-4347, ext. 8043.

ABOUT US

The Community Mental Health Centers in Mississippi were formed as a result of the Federal Community Mental Health Centers Act of 1963, mandating community access to mental health care. The Mississippi State Legislature passed the Regional Commission Act of 1972 to organize its own community mental health centers. The state is divided into 14 mental health regions according to population. Community Counseling Services (CCS), serving one of those regions, is officially known as Region VII Mental Health/Intellectual Disabilities Commission. The Board of Supervisors in each county we serve appoints a Mental Health Commissioner to act as a representative of that county on the Community Counseling Services' governing board for four years. Community Counseling Services is a 501(c)3 public non-profit agency licensed and partially funded by the Mississippi State Department of Mental Health. We receive no direct appropriation from the state budget.

 

How to get help

If you are in need of services:

You will need to schedule an intake with the office of the county you reside in. Information of the counties and offices can be found under the LOCATIONS section.

What you will need to bring with you for intake:

  • State Issued Picture I.D.

  • Proof of Household Income

  • Social Security Card

  • Insurance Cards

  • Proof of Residence

  • For Individuals Under the Age of 18

    • Birth Certificate​

    • Proof of Guardianship/Custody Papers

  • List of Current Medications

  • For Individuals Coming from Inpatient Facilities

    • Proof of Discharge from Previous Facility​

How much will intake cost?

The intake fee is determined based on source of income and applicable insurance coverage. When contacting the appropriate county office to schedule intake, the intake fee will discussed at that time. Payment is expected at the time of service.

Our Sliding Fee Scale Rates:

The Commitment Process in Mississippi:

Before filing an affidavit for commitment to a state hospital, we strongly encourage you to contact Community Counseling Services to learn about services, supports, and alternatives to the commitment process such as Mobile Crisis Response Teams, Crisis Stabilization Beds, and more. You can reach out to any of our outpatient offices and a member of our team will be available to help.

 

The process for both civil commitment and alcohol and drug commitment begins with filing an affidavit for civil commitment in the chancery clerk’s office where the person resides or is currently located. While you may pay a filing fee of up to $150, no attorney is required for this process. Click the links below to view a downloadable PDF that will guide you through the commitment process. 

More Information Regarding Commitment in Mississippi:

Guide to the Civil Commitment Process in Mississippi

Guide to the Alcohol and Drug Commitment Process in Mississippi

 
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OUR SERVICES

CCS is a state-certified mental health service provider operating as a  community mental health center. We offer a full range of services to both adults and children. Our services include:

Adult Mental Health Services

 

  • Outpatient Therapy

  • Community Support Services* 

  • Psychiatric/Physician Services

  • Crisis Response Services

  • Adult Psychosocial Rehabilitation*

  • Senior Psychosocial Rehabilitation*

  • Inpatient Referral

  • Pre-Evaluation  Screening  for  Civil  Commitment

  • Peer Support Services*

  • Targeted Case Management Services*

  • Support for Recovery/Resiliency Oriented Services

Substance Use Disorder Services
  • Outpatient Services
  • Crisis Response Services
  • Prevention Services
  • Peer Support Services
  • Support for Recovery/ Resiliency Oriented Services
  • Primary Residential Services (adults)
  • DUI Assessment Services
  • Recovery Support Services
Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities Waiver Services*
  • Support Coordination
  • Home and Community Supports
  • In-Home Nursing Respite
  • In-Home Respite
  • Day Services – Adult
  • Prevocational Services
  • Supported Employment
  • Supported Living
  • Shared Supported Living
  • Supervised Living
  • Host Homes
  • Community Respite
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Crisis Support
  • Behavior Support
  • Job Discovery
  • Transition Assistance
Children and Youth Mental Health Services

 

  • Day Treatment Services*

  • Outpatient Therapy

  • Community Support Services* 

  • Psychiatric/Physician Services

  • Crisis Response Services 

  • Pre-Evaluation Screening for Civil Commitment (for youth age 14 and over) 

  • Making a Plan (MAP) Teams 

  • Targeted Case Management Services* 

  • Peer Support Services*

  • Support for Recovery/Resiliency Oriented Services

  • System of Care Services

Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities Services Community Support Program Services*
  • Day Habilitation

  • Prevocational Services

  • Supported Employment

 
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OUR LOCATIONS

Choctaw County
Ackerman Main Counseling Office
100 Old Sturgis Rd Ackerman, MS 39735
Phone: 662-285-6225
Fax: 662-285-6226
Administrator: Janice McGee
Clay County
West Point Main Counseling Office
337 Court St West Point, MS 39773

Phone: 662-573-3713
Fax: 662-537-3737
Administrator: John Jefferson
Lowndes County
Columbus Main Counseling Office
1001 Main St Columbus, MS 39701

Phone: 662-328-9225
Fax: 662-328-4735
Administrator: Veronica Harrison
Noxubee County
Macon Main Counseling Office
43 MLK, Jr. Dr Macon, MS 39341
Phone: 662-726-5042
Fax: 662-726-5009
Administrator: Shareka Macon
Oktibbeha County
Starkville Main Counseling Office
302 N Jackson St Starkville, MS 39759

Phone: 662-323-9318
Fax: 662-323-5553
Administrator: Ray Evins
Webster County
Eupora Main Counseling Office
1660 Veteran's Memorial Blvd Eupora, MS 39744
Phone: 662-258-8147
Fax: 662-258-8217
Administrator: John McLendon
Winston County
Louisville Main Counseling Office
507 West Main St Louisville, MS 39339
Phone: 662-773-9377
Fax: 662-773-9025
Administrator: Andrew Levine
Administration
Administration Office
222 Mary Holmes Drive West Point, MS 39339
Phone: 662-524-4347
Fax: 662-524-4364
Executive Director: Richard Duggin
 
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Employment

Practicum/Internship Requirements:

Community Counseling Services (CCS) works closely with several Universities (i.e., MSU, MUW, Ole Miss) and a variety of departments (i.e., Psychology, Counselor Education, Family & Human Studies, Social Work) in an effort to offer students field placements as they pursue careers in the mental health field.  CCS has a designated number of practicum/internship placements that we will accommodate each semester. In order to be considered for a practicum/internship placement, students must be able to validate that they are enrolled and receiving course credit as part of their program of study and be required to complete a minimum of 100 hours during their placement.
For those individuals interested in being considered for a placement with CCS, the first step is to submit the following 2 items to humanresources@ccsms.org:
  • Current resume that outlines relevant work/volunteer experience, as well as, relevant course work completed to date
  • Cover letter that summarizes practicum/intern requirements (hours required, supervision requirements, etc.) and highlights particular areas of interest
 
For those students that we are interested in considering for a possible placement and slots remain, the HR Department will contact the student to set up a time for a pre-placement interview.  Please note that ALL practicum/internship requests are processed through the HR department for ANY CCS program or location. Placements are also contingent upon the successful completion of the background check process.

Thank you for your interest in employment opportunities with Community Counseling Services. We are an equal opportunity employer that offers excellent benefits and competitive compensation.