We have a professional staff that can help.

Who We Are

We offer a variety of services to fit every need.

How We Work

We help people and families like you and yours everyday.

Who We See

Welcome to Our Agency

The Gulf Coast Family Counseling Agency is located on a quiet street in the
beautiful, relaxed, and quaint Gulf Coast town of Ocean Springs, Mississippi.

Tropical Storm/Hurricane Updates:

As we take the health and well-being of our clients and our community into consideration, when under tropical storm/hurricane advisories, we will be moving any in-person scheduled appointments to telehealth. For those who would prefer to reschedule, we will make all attempts to reschedule for a later date when it is safe for our clients to come in to the office. Pending no disruption in internet or power, our staff should be able to provide telehealth services as needed. If you have questions, please contact our office at 228-875-6113. In the event that we are not able to get to our phones due to weather, you may also email your therapist at the contact below:

Laura Kinsey:    ltkinsey@gulfcoastfamilycounseling.org

Gayle Oakes:    rgoakes@gulfcoastfamilycounseling.org

Megan Lockley:    melockley@gulfcoastfamilycounseling.org

Anita Twiner-Watkins:    atwatkins@gulfcoastfamilycounseling.org

Beth Casey:    bcasey@gulfcoastfamilycounseling.org

Updates Regarding Covid-19:

We just wanted to update our community that we plan to continue providing telehealth services through the end of 2020. We do have availability for in-person services on a limited basis and with safety precautions in place to prevent the spread of Covid-19. We will keep you updated on any changes to that and what to expect from there. Please, contact us if you have any questions. Thank you!

To Our Clients and our Community:

As we find ourselves in need of maintaining the safety and well-being of our clients, our staff and our community, Gulf Coast Family Counseling Agency will be providing telehealth services to our clients from today forward and our physical office location(s) will be closed. We are making attempts to touch base with all clients who have scheduled appointments in order to make arrangements for telehealth to meet your needs. Please give us a call with any questions and/or concerns. We would like to be able to provide continued care for our current clients and offer our services to new members of our community who may be in need in these uncertain and stressful times. We can be reached at (228)875-6113. Thank you for your support, and we look forward to speaking with you!

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Office located in Ocean Springs, MS

Ocean Springs, MS

When you come to our office you are comfortable and relaxed. We offer a quiet environment that is conducive to your mental health well being.

Experienced mental health staff

Experienced Practitioners

Office staff is trained to assist you and your family. We are licensed and have decades of experience in the mental health and wellness industry.

United Way supported private, non-profit organization

Since 1967

We have been helping families and individual since 1967 and are supported by United Way. We can help you get the help you need regardless of your situation.

We were established in 1967 and have operated continuously since then.

We exist for the purpose of providing compassionate, affordable and professional counseling services to individuals and families who are experiencing difficulties in their professional, personal or family relationships. Our mission is to strengthen family life in our community by providing services to individuals, couples and families seeking to overcome life’s disruptive or disabling personal, family or professional adversities.

We are a United Way supported private, non-profit organization. We accept most insurances, Medicare, and Medicaid (21 or younger). Plus, our charges are based on a sliding scale, ability to pay and insurance carriers. And we are open every weekday and some evenings by appointment only.






Combined Experience







Our Goals

How our organization is planning for the future

Improvement is Key

Our organization is always trying to improve and expand our reach. We are working hard to increase our involvement in the community and give our patients the most effective help for themselves and their families.

We are waiting to help you and your family. Let’s get started.