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Letter from Durell

Welcome to the Personal Solutions, Inc. newsletter, our “outreach” project.  

We have been privileged to serve both the personal and professional needs of our client’s through counseling, business development and modeling through our stellar employee assistance program for the past 23 years. We are a ministry, plain and simple, Biblical in our practice, providing holistic, “client focused,” comprehensive service counseling, mediation and educational services to those seeking our assistance. We are, as the song goes, “easy like a Sunday morning”; treating everyone we mentor, with the utmost dignity and respect; and we wouldn’t have it any other way.

Every member of our staff strives to make a difference in the lives we touch each and every day. Our motto, “We Build People,” is at the very core of our practice, helping to build a stronger individual, family unit and community as God desires them to be. Our personal and professional philosophy, coupled with the depth of mentoring, caring and nurturing of our clients, has helped us achieve the benchmark of respect in our profession.

Through our comprehensive employee assistance program, utilizing our years of experience and solid, proven and trusted psychological screening methodologies, we are able to provide businesses quantitative information to hire employees who “fit” their culture, thus achieving a professional, productive and respectful climate.

Through this newsletter we hope to share with you inspirational, motivational and yes, even spiritual information to help you and those you touch, on a better journey. We hope you find the content thought provoking and entertaining.


J. Durell Tuberville, PhD, LPC, LMFT

Personal Solutions, Inc., President

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Truth • Hope • Transform

Welcome to Our Family

Professional yet personal, caring and understanding, we at PSI are driven to helping you be your absolute best. We are invested in your success and have been for over 22 years. “We Build People” and enhance companies and organizations through our Employee Assistance Programs, leadership, and mentoring instruction. We value our military and First Responders, and are pillars in our profession with PTSD and Critical Incident Stress issues.

Visit us online at or call us at 318-686-0012. Not sure if we have what you need? Come visit and let’s chat.

“I slept and I dreamed that life is all joy. I woke and I saw that life is all service. I served and I saw that service is joy.” 
― Kahlil Gibran

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“My Kids Know I Love Them.” But Do They?

We who sport the label of parent have the responsibility of showing love to our children and this can occur in many different ways. But often we miss the mark of communicating that love to and for our children in much the same way we do with our spouse or significant other. Ponder this joke which really isn’t a laughing matter, but gets the point across. 

Man’s wife says, “You don’t tell me you love me anymore,” and the husband replies, “I told you the day we got married, if it changes I’ll let you know.”

While we may not take the showing or giving of love to this degree, the point remains, we and our children need daily affirmation of being loved or valued by another. When it doesn’t occur, this disconnect sends us to seek another avenue to fulfill this need. We at Personal Solutions know there was no manual issued when we married and subsequently had children, so here are some of those positive affirmations you can say to your child; and by the way, try it on your spouse as well, you’ll be surprised at how well it works and it makes them feel. Here are just ten things which will dramatically change your family dynamics:

  1. I love being your parent (husband/wife, etc.).
  2. You are important and your opinions matter.
  3. You are right, I appreciate your view.
  4. I believe in you and accept you in who you are.
  5. You are valuable.
  6. I know you did your best and I am proud of you.
  7. That’s a great question. 
  8. Seeing you happy, makes me happy.
  9. That was really brave.
  10. What do you think?

There are many ways to affirm the value of those closest to us, but regardless of the verbiage, it is beginning the process that’s important, the willingness to implement a new habit of daily affirming and praising our children. Remember, children mimic what they see and hear; so spouses affirm, praise and show value to each other in front of your children, it will pay great dividends.

Oh, having children is not a prerequisite for showing a child or person that they are valued.

We at Personal Solutions understand the challenges and disappointments of child rearing and building relationships, and offer you an avenue to just chat about what’s going in your life. Call us or just swing by. (318) 686-0012

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