Sir Allen D. Pegues, Ph.D., LPC, CPCS
Specializing in Behavioral & Mental Health Disorders
using Christian based principles and life experiences
I have been coping with a disability, depression and anger since I was 16 years old. I was in a car accident in 1999 that severely damaged my spinal cord and caused me to rely on the use of a wheelchair for the rest of my life.
Building a relationship with God helped me to overcome my disability, depression and anger. It also gave me what I needed to live through my daily struggles.
The spiritual exercises that have helped me during my process were prayer, meditation, reading scriptures, and discussing my concerns with God fearing counselors.
The main verses that have helped me are:
Matthew 11:28-30 King James Version (KJV)
28 Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and
ye shall find rest unto your souls.
30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.
2015-2020 Mercer University
Doctor of Philosophy, Counselor Education & Supervision/Pastoral Community Counseling
2013-2014 Argosy University
Doctor of Education, Pastoral Community Counseling
2009-2011 Delta State University
Master of Education, School Counseling
2003-2007 University of Mississippi
Bachelor of Liberal Arts, Psychology
1997-2001 South Panola High School
High School Diploma
HONORS & ACTIVITIES
National Certified Counselor
Certified Peer and Family Mentor
Cambridge Who’s Who
Delta Sigma Upsilon Chapter of Chi Sigma Iota
Alpha Lambda Delta
National’s Dean’s Society
National Honor Roll
COMMUNITY & VOLUNTEER WORK
Planned, facilitated, and pastored the Pos-Abilities Workshop/Conference
Peer and Family Mentor for Christopher and Dana Reeve Peer and Family Foundation
Peer support to patients and their family at the Shepherd Center
Guest speaker at the Public Library about the consequences of the choices we make
Classroom Presenter about gang involvement, drugs, poor behavior, and consequences of their actions
Counseled jailed inmates about choices and consequences
Counseled soon to be released inmates on lifestyle choices to deter reincarceration
Fitness buddy at the Shepherd Center