Copyright 2012 Ready4Life Counseling
Dr. Billy Ready, Jr.
Hattiesburg/Purvis, MS 39475
- MA & Ph.D. Clinical Counseling
- NCCA Licensed Clinical Pastoral Counselor
- Certified Temperament Counselor
Marriage & Family
- NCCA Professional Clinical Member
Childhood & Adolescence
Substance Abuse & Addictions
Counseling is extremely sensitive in nature. Trust is a very important part of any counseling relationship, therefore, let me begin by introducing myself to you. My wife Larke and I have four grown children and three grandchildren. We have been married for over 29 year and are continuing to grow in our relationship every day.
I began my vocational ministry career in 1973. I have served various churches in the positions of Student Minister, Worship Minister, and Sr. Pastor. I also spent seven years as a professional songwriter and conference speaker. Counseling has been a part of each of these ministry positions.
Counselor is more than a career title I wear, it is who I am. I have the spiritual gift mercy and a heart for hurting people. This is what led me to develop my skills in counseling and receive a Master's Degree in Christian Counseling and Biblical Studies. I continued to pursue my education and completed my Ph.D. in Clinical Pastoral Counseling late in 2009.
"Been there, done that" is an English idiom that is a description of a person who has experienced what is being discussed. This is also a good description of how I approach many of the issues that my clients present in my counseling office. Many of the emotions they are feeling are emotions that I have dealt with in my life. I am therefore better able to join with them in their situations. I have not only been there and done that but I have been there and felt that!
My counseling is done in a relaxed, caring setting that is completely confidential. You will be treated with kindness and respect in your journey to find peace and purpose in this life.