I hold a Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from a CACREP accredited program at the University of North Florida and am currently licensed in the state of Florida (MH13170). I am currently working towards becoming certified as a Gottman Couples Therapist and expect completion of this training in the Fall of 2015. In addition, I have obtained 100+ hours of psychodrama training in both group and individual therapy.
Further, I have attended multiple trainings on Interpersonal Neurobiology as well as functional medicine approaches to psychological distress and the connection of brain and body dysfunction. These modalities combined with the use of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy/Mindfulness, and Interpersonal psychology allow for a very holistic approach in connecting with individuals and assisting them as they meet their goals in counseling and life.
I graduated from Southeastern School of Neuromuscular Massage in 2008 and have been practicing as a licensed massage therapist (lic. # MA53350) since that time. In this role I have gained tremendous insight on wellness as well as an appreciation and understanding that a holistic view of my clients promotes the greatest benefits to them and their therapy. My massage therapy not only impacts the physical body through the use of modalities like neuromuscular therapy, trigger point work, and myofascial release by removing physiological tensions, restrictions, and imbalances but it also has a tremendous impact on the psychological and emotional bodies by increasing one’s awareness about self and the value of self-care.
In 2012, I became certified and registered as a Yoga Teacher in the primary methods of Hatha, Vinyasa Flow, and Kripalu yoga. In 2013, I completed a 40hr training in Bhakti flow as well as immersion into the integrative methods of Yoga Nidra. In addition to teaching weekly mind/body classes at Yoga Den I have enjoyed working with individuals at Jacksonville Health & Wellness Center to customize a yoga practice that helps them achieve the greatest level of balance in their lives.
International Sports & Fitness Trainers Association – Certified Personal Trainer (2014)
Yoga Den – 200hr – Certificate in Yoga Training (2012)
University of North – Master of Science – Mental Health Counseling(2012)
Southeastern School Of Neuromuscular Massage- Certificate in Massage Therapy (2008)
John Jay College of Criminal Justice – Bachelors of Arts (2004)
Norwalk Community College – Associate in Arts (2002)
Licensed Mental Health Counselor – State of Florida Lic.#MH13170
Nationally Certified in Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork - Cert.#554076-08
Licensed Massage Therapist – State of Florida Lic. #MA53350
Registered Yoga Teacher – Yoga Alliance ID#95942
Certified Healthcare Provider AED/CPR – American Heart Association
Level I Training in Gottman Couples Therapy (2013)
Level II Training in Gottman Couples Therapy (2014)
40hr Bhakti Certification (2013)
INR Seminars: Food Addictions and Eating Disorder (2010), Food, Mood, and Cognition (2013)
IBP Seminars: Noxious People: Living and Working w/ High-Conflict Individuals(2013), Understanding The Gut Brain: Stress, Appetite, Digestion, and Mood(2013)
100+ hours of psychodrama training w/ Linda Condon
Amrit Institute: Yoga Nidra immersion workshop