Visionary, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and licensed clinical therapist Jocelyn Gavin-Lane is on a mission to uplift, inspire and be a change agent not only for her community but for the world. 

Gavin-Lane is the founder of the Gulfport, Mississippi based Premier Professional Counseling Services, LLC. And founder of the nonprofit organization Pink Lotus Project.

As a clinical therapist, Gavin-Lane has had a lengthy background of public service, including providing therapy services to children, social services to minority and homeless veterans and counseling to patients facing end-of-life decisions within a hospice setting.

The dynamic leader has also launched an online platform,, to empower and motivate others pursuing self-improvement and mental health support.

Along with vision-board seminars, the creative and authentic thought leader motivates the masses through speaking engagements.

Highly sought after as a conference and seminar presenter, this natural storyteller has also been featured on the cover of Gulf Coast Woman Magazine and WLOX’s “South Mississippi Strong.”

Because of her unyielding passion for elevating others, Gavin-Lane’s nonprofit, Pink Lotus Project, offers educational programs and services that focus on physical, mental, emotional and financial mentoring for girls and women of all ages to empower them to build and sustain healthy relationships and communities.

In 2019, Gavin-Lane became a published author when she joined 24 other phenomenal women in co-authoring an inspirational collection of stories called Unboxed. The publication shares stories of transformation and living life to the fullest.

Gavin-Lane has a B.S. and Master’s degree in Social Work from Jackson State University. She also holds a Master of Public Health (concentration in Health Policy and Administration) from the University of Southern Mississippi. 

She is an alumna of both the VA Leadership Development Institute and Leadership Gulf Coast – Harrison County Chamber of Commerce.



"If you have ever felt someone take their last breath, it is a feeling that you will never forget. The immediate sense of overwhelming loss and confusion. The wishing for any sign of hope. But there was none. He was gone. He was dead. My life would never be the same in that one breath."


"I often had times of unexplained panic and worry but never really dealt with it until I was forced to. My father’s untimely death was the beginning of actually having to deal with it. I had to function."