“To give people trusted counseling…inspiring hope…discovering the best future possible.”

I work hard to make the counseling experience effective, efficient, and beneficial to the individual and family.

I strive to help make the home a better place for children, parents, and marriages.

I focus on inspiring hope and by showing people ways they can make their future better than their present.

I want everyone to experience the joy of living to their fullest potential and in their unique calling.


“To be the most trusted family counseling practice in Olive Branch, MS, and the entire Mid-South.”


I provide professional and personalized counseling, practicing an evidenced-based approach in a Christian, biblical context. You will receive individualized, focused attention from a caring, Licensed Professional Counselor in a comfortable and confidential private office. Late appointments and Saturday appointments are available. I encourage scheduling online at the link below. 

My general goal is to OPTIMIZE your personal growth and your most important relationships.

I specialize in offering Research-based and Scripture-based counseling for children, teens, parents, and couples. I have 15+ years experience working with children and families. My counseling practice is an investment in helping all families experience life at its best.

My services include individual, family, and marriage counseling. I am now offering the world’s most trusted online relationship assessment, The Gottman Relationship Checkup for marriages. I encourage all married couples to benefit from taking this assessment.  You will receive trusted feedback on how to OPTIMIZE your relationship. Click on the link for details and the service tab on my site. You can feel confident in the guidance and recommendations you receive from my marriage counseling. It is based on DATA and SCRIPTURE. Not personal OPINION.

I am certified to facilitate the world’s most practical pre-Marriage assessment, SYMBIS Assessment (Saving Your Marriage Before it Starts) for seriously dating, engaged, and newlyweds couples. I encourage all young couples to take advantage of this relationship tool! Click the link for details.

To view my availability and schedule an appointment online, simply click on the orange “schedule appointment” below. After scheduling your appointment, and I confirm your appointment, you will then receive an email reply with a login to sign into my client portal and sign the initial forms electronically. It’s quick and simple!

For questions about my services or about scheduling, please send me a message on this site. I do my best to reply to all messages within one business day.

Michael Barnette, LPC


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