Copyright 2012 Ready4Life Counseling
Dr. Billy Ready, Jr.

Hattiesburg/Purvis, MS 39475
601-818-5665

           Marriage & Family
           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.

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