Bio, Credentials, Philosophy

General Bio

Prudence Hatchett earned a BA in Psychology (2004) and a M.S. in Special Education with a concentration in Emotional Disability (2006) from Mississippi State University. She earned a M.Ed. in Counselor Education (2015) and completed the master level Emotional Disability Endorsement Program in Education (2017) from the University of Mississippi. She is a National Certified Counselor (NCC), Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) & Board Qualified Supervisor (LPC-S), Board Certified Telemental Health Provider (BC-TMH), Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional (CCATP), Certified Grief Professional (CGP), Advanced Certified Autism Specialist (ACAS), Certified Addictions-Informed Mental Health Professional (CAIMHP), Certified Employee Assistance Professional (CEAP), US DOT Substance Abuse Professional (SAP), and a Board Certified Coach (BCC). She was recently named a Subject Matter Expert (SME) for the National Board of Certified Counselors, Inc. and Affiliates. Prudence opened her own private practice, PH Counseling, LLC in 2018, which provides a variety of services including counseling, coaching, consultations, clinical supervision, and education. She holds a Master’s level AA educator’s license with educational endorsements in the areas of Guidance Counseling, Mild/Moderate Disabilities, Emotional Disability, and Psychology. Prudence has over 17 years of combined experience in the mental health and education fields of practice. Prudence is also a best selling author with books available for purchase at Amazon, Walmart, & Barnes and Noble.  Prudence created her brand and ecommerce store, “Learn with Prudence,” which she aims to increase education for building mental health wellness and increasing confidence towards sustainable behavior change. Her digital store is equipped with an array of different products such as digital eBooks, fillable workbooks, and her customed designed mug and journal sets. She supports people in maturing their mental health and emotional wellness through the power of education, strength exploration, skill building, and elevating confidence.  She leads people towards understanding their own thought patterns to reverse negative processing to experience greater fulfillment and happiness. Prudence is excited to share her message of empowerment and transformation towards becoming the healthiest versions of the truest self.  And like she always says, "​Life is a growth experience with all parts working together to mature a healthy and whole individual."

Major niches: positive behavior change, personal development

Professional Credentials 


~~Licensure / Certification~~

~~Educational Endorsements (Master's level licensure, AA )~~

~~Professional Organizations~~

Clinical Treatment Style

General niche areas: positive behavior change, mental health & emotional wellness, personal & professional development

General conditions: Anxiety, Stress, Depression, Anger, Substance Abuse, Trauma, Childhood Trauma,  Grief, ADHD

General treatment modalities:


Motivational Interviewing (communication style)

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Solutional Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)

Narrative Therapy

Positive Psychology 

My Philosophy on Mental Health & Wellness

 I believe in the importance of nurturing the mind, body, and soul with a positive outlook to wellness and behavior change.  Focusing on what you can do, instead of what you can't do.   A person’s life experience is unique and distinctive and I will approach each client(s) with respect, integrity, and sincerity.  With guidance in incorporating the necessary tools and skills, hope can be enhanced and life can be renewed.  Therefore, I believe that life is a growth experience with all parts working together to mature a healthy and whole individual.  

When people allow me to be apart of their life's journey, I never take these opportunities for granted.  I want to help others find their own fulfillment and joy in life so they can step into who they were always meant to be.  When helping others, I not only incorporate my knowledge of human behavior learned through my educational background, but also strategies and techniques that I personally have utilized in my own life.  I have become more aware of my true self and understand that growth and healing is an inside job.  I want people to step into a higher level of themselves, which is why it's important to practice self-awareness, self-care, and self-discipline.  

I will help unlock and activate your true potential by concentrating on your personal goals.  This can be accomplished by positioning yourself to learn new skills needed for building knowledge, implementing strategies, understanding concepts, and creating ideas to cultivate more balance and control.  I incorporate a solution focus, strength based approach so you can create reasonable solutions to some of life's toughest problems.  With your personal willingness for change, you can experience transformational growth in personal and professional development that will guide you towards higher confidence and greater success.