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Sir Allen D. Pegues, Ph.D., LPC, CPCS

Professional Counseling 
Specializing in Behavioral & Mental Health Disorders
using Christian based principles and life experiences

My Story

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.

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EDUCATION

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

Psi Chi

Psychology Club

National’s Dean’s Society

National Honor Roll              

Football

Boys Scouts

Karate

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

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