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Holding Hands

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Licensed Psychologist/Owner

Dr. Boucher is a child psychologist with over 20 years of experience assessing and treating children and adolescents in outpatient clinics, inpatient settings, day treatment programs, school settings, medical facilities, and residential settings. In addition to direct clinical work, Dr. Boucher has taught undergraduate and graduate level courses in psychology, provided clinical supervision for therapists in training,  presented at community and professional workshops, and provided consultation services for school districts. Her areas of specialization include anxiety, developmental delay, ADHD, Autism, chronic illness, and trauma. She has specific training in Behavioral Interventions, Cognitive-Behavioral Interventions, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy; Structured Psychotherapy for Adolescents Responding to Chronic Stress; Pediatric Hypnosis; Mindfulness; the assessment of Autism using the ADOS-2; and Compassionate Bereavement Care for Traumatic Grief.  


Dr. Boucher is committed to providing a safe and nurturing environment for her patients and their families, while helping them to reach their fullest potential.  In addition to her passion for working with youth, Dr. Boucher understands the stressors that come with raising a child who is struggling, and she strives to provide emotional support and practical child rearing skills to parents and caregivers. 

Dr. Boucher enjoys many avocations which have included long distance running, yoga, singing in choirs, reading, outdoor activities, and caring for animals in need. She resides in Meridian with her husband, three children, and her "fur babies". 

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Licensed Professional Counselor


Amy is a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 25 years of experience assessing and treating children, adolescents and adults in outpatient clinics, day treatment programs, and both school and residential settings. In addition to direct clinical work, Amy has provided clinical supervision to therapists in training, and she has been instrumental in helping to develop and supervise community-based mental health crisis programs. Her areas of specialization include depression, anxiety, stress, grief, and trauma. She has specific training in Critical Incident Stress Management, Crisis Intervention Teams (CIT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Telemental health. Amy utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, a form of treatment that focuses on the connection between unhealthy thoughts, feelings and behaviors that can lead to a host of psychological complications. Her goal in working with clients is to provide a supportive environment focused on helping them develop coping strategies that will facilitate the transition from negative thought patterns and behaviors to a more positive mental outlook that will foster an environment where they can reach their full potential and improve their overall well-being.


Amy resides in Meridian with her husband and daughter. She enjoys art, movies, music, travel and numerous outdoor activities.

Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner


Noel is a Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. He has over 14 years of experience as a nurse practitioner working in inpatient and outpatient settings treating children, adolescents, and adults with depression, anxiety, ADHD, mood and psychotic disorders. In addition to direct clinical care, over the last 11 years, Noel has been involved in nursing education serving as a clinical instructor at East Central Community College, precepting Nurse Practitioner students at Weems Community Mental Health, and preparing law enforcement officers from around the state to handle mental health crises in the field via the East Mississippi Crisis Intervention Team Training in Lauderdale County.

Noel is committed to working in a collaborative relationship with the Shine! Team to provide medication management for clients referred to him and provide the highest quality comprehensive mental health care possible. 

Noel resides in Neshoba County with his wife and daughter. He enjoys reading, watching old movies, spending time with family, attending church, and working in the yard. 

Noel's collaborating psychiatrist is Grace Kelly, M.D. 


Office Manager/Psychology Technician

Shine! is proud to have Sarah, an experienced and knowledgeable staff member, at this clinic since July of 2017.  As the Office Manager, Sarah is integral in running the "business" of the clinic. In addition to her duties as Office Manager, Sarah assists Dr. Boucher with psychological evaluations. 

Sarah obtained an Associate's Degree from Meridian Community College and has worked in the medical field as a medical secretary and transcriptionist. More recently, she has worked in the field of education as a paraprofessional, assisting academic interventionists at West Lauderdale Elementary School, and for the Special Education Department of Lauderdale County School District as a Facilitator, assisting the psychometrist and psychologist with evaluations to determine eligibility for special education services. Sarah's medical knowledge and experience working with children with special needs has made her a perfect fit for this clinic! 


Over the years, Sarah has enjoyed volunteering at her children’s school, her church, and in the community with organizations such as the Wesley House Community Center.  In 2014, she was the recipient of the Amy Clayton Volunteer Service Award during the Mississippi Crime Victims’ Rights Week presented by the Mississippi Office of the Attorney General Bureau of Victim Assistance.  She has participated in Mental Health First Aid Training and the National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI).


Sarah resides in Meridian with her husband and has two adult children. She enjoys reading and spending time outdoors and with her pets.

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Therapy Dog In-Training

Shine! Pediatric Psychology Services is dedicated to providing outstanding psychological services to children and their families. Our goal is to ensure that every patient gets the individualized care they need and deserve. We offer a variety of services and treatments, but what sets us apart is our therapy dog in training, Teddy! Teddy partners with Dr. Boucher in some treatment interventions, if deemed therapeutically appropriate and approved by you and your child.

Teddy is a "big bear" who's soft, cuddly, and loving. He enjoys nothing more than wagging his tail, sharing his toys, and providing a calming presence to our patients. He's great at listening and loves helping our patients feel safe, secure, and loved.

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