About Finding Hope Counseling Services, LLC

Resources and therapy are not always readily available for those who need it most. We are here for you.

Thomas Shoffner

Thomas Shoffner

Family Trauma Specialist

Finding Hope Counseling Services, LLC was founded in August of 2020 by Thomas Shoffner, LPC and is in Philadelphia, MS. Our founder, Thomas, presently holds a dual license in both Mississippi and Pennsylvania and is trained Marriage and Family Counseling from Mississippi College.

Thomas has worked in mental health consistently for the past 7 years. During this time, he has worked in different areas. These include inpatient facilities, Behavior Health Rehabilitation Services (BHRS or Wraparound), outpatient, and community mental health. This also included working with kids, adults, teens, and families.

During all these positions, Thomas realized how not everyone who can benefit from therapy services can attain them. Resources and therapy are not always readily available for them in means of being affordable or easily attainable. Upon realizing this, Thomas decided to start his own practice to ensure that those who were in need were able to attain the help they deserve when it comes to their mental health.

Finding Hope Counseling Services strives to make therapy affordable to as many clients as possible.


Shayla Kirksey Robertson

LPC Therapist

My name is Shayla Kirksey Robertson, I am an LPC therapist. I have worked in the mental health field for 18 years, we’re I received my undergraduate-degree from the University of Southern miss and my master’s degree from Mississippi state university. I have a healthcare  administration degree from Belhaven University as well. As a counselor, I specialize in children and adolescents. My focus is to assist patients that struggle with anxiety, depression, and all mental health illnesses. I have also worked with the adult population including alcohol and substance abuse. My counseling styles varies to the needs of the client. I feel l give my clients a safe space to explore emotions and process thoughts.  
I have been married for 17 years and I have two children.  I enjoy spending time with my family.  I love football and gardening. 

Keshayla Johnson 

Clinical Mental Health Counseling Intern  

My name is Keshayla Johnson. I am a Clinical Mental Health Counseling Intern. I have worked in the mental health field for about 6 years. I received my undergraduate degree from the University of Southern Mississippi, and I’m currently receiving my Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Walden University. As a counselor, I plan to specialize in the adult, family, couple and geriatric populations. I have a background in assisting clients with a variety of mental health conditions such as Anxiety, Depression, Grief, Addiction, Family Conflict, and Trauma. 

My focus as a counselor is to assist clients by creating a safe space for them to feel seen and heard. My main goal is to hold space for a client to help cope with different life experiences. I believe in meeting the client where they are and adjust my approach and counseling style based on the needs of the client. 

I enjoy listening to music, spending time with my family, and participating in self-care activities. I also enjoy learning different ways that I can better myself and my clients.