Counseling Services

Belhaven University seeks to meet the needs of students by fostering a warm environment of personal contact between students, faculty, and staff members. Additionally, professional counseling services are available on campus for all full-time traditional students during the academic year through our Campus Counselor, Christa Williams.  Her office is located on the second floor of Cleland Hall.  Appointments can be scheduled by calling 601-965-1428 or emailing  A short-term model of counseling (4-6 sessions) is used in order to best serve the greatest number of students.  The first appointment is free, sessions two through six are $5, and subsequent visits are $40 each.  Those requiring more extensive counseling may be referred to appropriate services in the Jackson area.

Confidentiality Guaranteed: The Campus Counselor complies with all standard confidentiality laws. Information is only disclosed to the University as required by law for the safety of the client or other persons.

Counseling Services for:

  • Depression
  • Sexual & Physical Abuse
  • Eating Disorders
  • Relationship Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Family Issues
  • Anger Management
  • Crisis Issues
  • Premarital Counseling
  • Codependency
  • Grief & Loss
  • Addictive & Compulsive Behaviors
  • Alcohol and Drug Concerns

Christa WilliamsChrista Williams, MAMFT
Christa graduated from Belhaven University in 2008 with her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration.  She worked for Morgan Stanley Smith Barney in Washington, DC, following graduation.  She left MSSB to work with orphaned and vulnerable children in Lusaka, Zambia, through Family Legacy Missions International.  In 2012, she left FLMI to earn her Master of Arts degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and Counseling from Reformed Theological Seminary.  She most recently worked for Elements Behavioral Health at COPAC in Brandon, MS, as a counselor for inpatient addiction treatment.  She and her husband both enjoy careers in the field of counseling and recently had their first child.