Starkville Counseling Associates, LLC provides counseling services for children, adolescents and adults. Our office is designed to be a relaxing, warm environment creating a setting where clients of all ages can feel comfortable and welcomed.

With four seasoned, Licensed Professional Counselors (LPC), we are able to offer varying areas of expertise and to facilitate growth and healing for a wide variety of presenting problems.

Leslie Fye


  • Licensed Professional Counselor
  • National Certified Counselor
  • Executive Director of SCA

Everything that I do in the therapy room is influenced by my belief that underneath problem behaviors, there is intrinsic good and innate wisdom in each of us. My mission is to help each client learn how to unlock the connection to that goodness and find healing within him or herself.

Meet Leslie

Cassandra Palmer

Cassandra Palmer

  • Licensed Professional Counselor
  • National Certified Counselor

As a counselor, I seek to promote resiliency in the lives of my clients, and thus, much of what I do as a counselor, is to believe in my clients and share that belief with them.

Meet Cassandra

Daniel Russell

Daniel Russell

  • Licensed Professional Counselor
  • National Certified Counselor

When we know where we are, we can then plan a course to desired destinations and begin our journey toward increased well being. I consider my role in this process as a source of hope, support and clarity.

Meet Daniel

Dawn Swartz

Dawn Swartz

  • Licensed Professional Counselor
  • National Certified Counselor
  • Approved Clinical Supervisor
  • Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor

I truly believe children possess an inner strength to achieve wellness. There is nothing more professionally rewarding to me than providing a safe and predictable space where children can explore their feelings through play.

Meet Dawn

SCA offers counseling with seasoned professionals for issues related to:

  • depression
  • anxiety
  • stress management
  • eating disorders
  • sexual trauma
  • physical abuse
  • self-injury
  • substance abuse
  • sexual & relationship addiction
  • Internet addictions
  • couples counseling
  • rebuilding after an affair
  • play therapy for children
  • parenting issues
  • family counseling
  • family of origin issues
  • personal growth
  • spiritual issues

Our office is conveniently located south of Main Street in downtown Starkville.

205 S. Lafayette St.
Starkville, MS 39759

Parking is available behind the adjacent building at 207 S. Lafayette St.

Contact us with questions or to make an appointment.

Email us with our secure email server.

Your information is sent to an email address that is protected by an SSL secure server. SSL encrypts information while it is transmitted, thus preventing unauthorized users from accessing confidential information It will be viewed only by our therapists and on a daily basis.

LuxSci helps ensure HIPAA-Compliance for email and web services.

Client Intake Forms

Prior to your first appointment you may download a PDF copy of the intake form and bring the completed hard copy with you to your appointment.


You may fill out your client intake form online before your first appointment.

Simply fill out each section of the form and submit. You will receive confirmation that the form submitted correctly.

1. Personal Information

Please tell us your name.
Please tell us your address
Please tell us your cell number
Please tell us your home phone number
Please tell us your email address
Please tell us your birthday
Please tell us your age

Is your partner supportive of you seeking counseling?


2. Medical/Counseling History

Please tell us who your personal physician is
Please tell us your physician's phone number
Please indicate your reasons for seeking therapy

3. Billing Information

4. Insurance Information

Please tell us your insurance provider
Please tell us your insurance provider's phone number
Please tell us the name of the insured
Please tell us the date of birth for the insured
Please tell us your member ID

5. Billing and Release of Information

Payment for services rendered is expected at each session. Acceptable forms of payment include cash, personal check or money order. We offer access to credit card payments on our website through PayPal ®. Accounts 60 days past due are subject to referral to an outside collection agency. In the event that your account is forwarded to an external collection agency, all collections fees will be added to your account. Information such as name, social security number, employer, address, and date of birth of the client and/or billing party are released for collection purposes only.

I understand that my insurance company may require release of information regarding my treatment, and I authorize the release of such information, if applicable. I understand that I am responsible for any charges not reimbursed by my insurance company. I also authorize Starkville Counseling Associates to obtain/release/exchange information with my Primary Care Physician, other healthcare practitioner(s) or as requested by my insurance company for the purpose of service coordination and continuity of care.

I understand that my counselor will not willingly testify in any court proceeding as this role, more often than not, jeopardizes the therapeutic relationship. However, if required by law to appear and/or testify, I understand that I will be charged $150.00 per hour for time spent in activities preparing for a courtroom appearance. I also understand that I will be charged $1000 per day of courtroom appearance – regardless of the time spent in the courtroom and regardless of whether my counselor is able to testify that day or not. Payment for courtroom appearance will be required prior to my counselor’s appearance in court.


There is a cancellation policy, which requires that you cancel your appointment 24 hours in advance to avoid being charged. You may call the office (323-5588), text your counselor’s cell phone or email our office manager or your counselor any time to cancel an appointment. When canceling, please indicate when you would like to reschedule your next session. In the event that your counselor has to cancel a session, he or she will notify you promptly.

Before your first appointment, please print and complete the Notice of Privacy Practices,
General and Mental Health Information, and
Authorization to Disclose Protected Health Information forms.

Starkville Counseling Associates now accepts payment online.

You can pay with a credit or debit card, or use your PayPal ® account. There will be an additional $4 handling fee for online payments.