Wednesday, March 2, 2022

Alumni Spotlight: Dr. Takymmea Clayton


 Dr. Takymmea Clayton

Meet Dr. Takymmea Clayton, affectionately known by our staff and kids as "Dr. Kym", is a licensed Clinical Psychologist and proud Boys and Girls Club alumni. Dr. Clayton facilitates the HEAL group (Healthy Expressions and Awareness for Life) at our main campus twice per week. 

  • Graduated Meridian High School (2004)
  • Bachelor's in Psychology from the University of Southern Mississippi (2007)
  • Master's in Counseling and Psychology from the University of West Alabama (2009)
  • Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Jackson State University (2016)
Dr. Clayton completed her post-doctoral training at the University of Minneapolis and received additional training throughout her time in Minneapolis before returning home to Meridian last year. She is the founder of Targeted Behavioral Solutions located in Meridian, Mississippi.

Commencing in October 2021, the HEAL group at the Boys and Girls Club target social and emotional development within adolescents by increasing their emotional awareness and teaching them healthy ways to express their emotions. Dr. Clayton is well aware of the needs of our youth and has developed a strong bond with our kids and staff as they tackle everything from identifying depressive symptoms and processing trauma, to building self-esteem and developing healthy coping mechanisms. The HEAL group is open to all middle and high school members at our main Boys and Girls Club campus. 

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