March exists to create a safe, holistic approach to counseling, where individuals and families can heal emotionally, mentally and spiritually.

The way we see it, all of us are living a story. By offering counseling from a Biblical perspective, the counselor and the client walk together toward the story that God has for each person through a relationship with His son Jesus Christ.

"I came so they can have real and eternal life, more and better life than they ever dreamed of."
-John 10:10, Jesus of Nazareth.

Our name and history

March was originally founded over 30 years ago in the Hattiesburg area as a non-profit organization, planted to offer various social resources to people in need in the Pine Belt. Under the direction of Bonnie Dawson and Dr. Pris Turner, March thrived as a safe haven for healing. The name March was originally an acronym, representing the services offered through March.

In 2008, Bonnie and Pris began recruiting Shannon as Lead Therapist and Clinical Director. Due to God's sovereign providence, Shannon had already felt a calling on her life to pursue counseling as a ministry. The year 2008 also saw the passing of a great woman of God in Bonnie Dawson. In 2011, Dr. Pris Turner retired, offering Shannon the opportunity to carry on the work that had begun so many decades before. Since then March has served hundreds of individuals and families, helping them navigate the complex waters of life. March has continued its tradition of quality service by adding caring, competent staff members who are eager to serve you.