Therapeutic Services for Young Minds

Our Clinical Services division is dedicated to providing therapeutic care that meets our clients’ emotional and psychological needs with empathy and care. Our goal is to foster  a healing environment that is uplifting and compassionate in order to help individuals understand their emotions, thoughts, and behaviors.

Who We Are
We are a team committed to delivering personalized and integrative mental health services. Our goal is to create a nurturing and empathetic environment that promotes healing, resilience, and hopeful futures.

Our Providers

Trudi Zaplac, JD, PhD

Dr. Trudi Zaplac is a clinical psychologist.  She obtained her Bachelor’s of Science degree from Texas A & M University and received a joint degree program in Law and Clinical Psychology at Villanova University School of Law and Hahnemann University.

She has extensive knowledge and experience in providing therapeutic services and  psychological testing to children and families. She has developed a special knowledge base and skill set when working with persons who have suffered psychological injuries, families in high conflict, and specialty assessments for both adults and children.

Victoria Kilpatrick, LCSW-S: Director of Clinical Services

Victoria Kilpatrick is a graduate of Mississippi State University and Louisiana State University. Victoria has clinical experience in both agency and private settings. She has over 20 years of experience in working with children, families, adoption, foster care, grief, loss, trauma, and attachment. 

Her practice is centered around providing support and interventions for a variety of emotional and behavioral issues. The primary aim of her therapy is to provide clients with essential skills to help them navigate the complexities of life, enhance their interpersonal relationships, and promote their overall health and happiness.

Therapeutic Techniques for Positive Change

Through a variety of therapeutic techniques, we empower those we serve to address and manage their personal challenges, set meaningful goals, and pursue enduring positive changes. Some of the key methods we utilize are:

  • Psycho-Education: We equip clients with essential knowledge to understand and manage their psychological conditions effectively.
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT): Specifically designed for children and adolescents with trauma histories, TF-CBT helps in processing trauma and developing essential coping strategies.
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT): This modality teaches coping mechanisms to manage emotional dysregulation, enhance relationships, and reduce self-harm behaviors. It emphasizes mindfulness, distress tolerance, and interpersonal effectiveness.
  • Play Therapy: Using the therapeutic powers of play, this method helps young children communicate troubling emotions or experiences when they cannot express them verbally.
  • Attachment-Based Therapies: These therapies aim to develop or repair secure attachments, enhancing emotional safety and security.
  • Expressive Arts Therapies: Through art, music, and drama, these therapies provide creative avenues for children to express feelings and thoughts, especially when traditional talk therapies are less effective.
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT): CBT helps children and adolescents identify and correct negative cognitive distortions and behaviors.
  • Narrative Therapy: Participants write and analyze their own stories to gain new perspectives and reframe their life narratives, which enhances personal empowerment.
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT): Focusing on desired future outcomes rather than past problems, SFBT encourages clients to develop goals and strategies for achieving them.

Contact Us

1801 E Main St Tupelo, MS 38804