About What I Do
I am licensed by the Alabama Board of Examiners in Counseling to provide counseling services for all ages. I am also a National Certified Counselor (NCC) and a National Certified School Counselor (NCSC). I am licensed by the Alabama public school system with 15 years of experience. I serve all populations. I have a great deal of experience i working with children, families and women's issues.My approach to therapy in general is cognitive in nature. I use Rational Emotive Behavioral therapy (REBT) and Cognitive Behavioral therapy (CBT). In short, I provide education to my clients and assist with the application of that education in daily living. This involves changing thought patterns that create problems. Changing our thoughts can dramatically change our health. I also specialize in Play and expressive arts therapy. I am currently enrolled in a Doctor of Naturopathic Psychology program to sharpen my skills for providing a more well-balanced and holistic therapy.
I am a Certified Master Trainer with the International Sports Science Association (ISSA). I have an Associate of Science degree in Exercise Science. I provide fitness training for all populations using the latest methods in the industry. I taylor plans to help people reach their fitness potential in order to reach and maintain a healthful balance.
I have experience teaching Vinyasa, hatha and water yoga. I have taught seniors, general populations and Army soldiers. I am currently deepening my training and experience to include 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training
I am nationally certified by the American Aerobics and Fitness Association (AFAA) to teach group fitness. My specialties include senior fitness, exercise for persons with arthritis, water exercise and yoga. I also have experience teaching, circuit training, Pump, and Tabata. I recently added leading PT for soldiers on Hunter Army Airfield to my resume.
I have been using essential oils myself and with my family and friends. I create blends to meet the unique needs of each individual. Every effort is made to treat the root cause. I create blends to treat ailments like migraines, insomnia, tummy troubles, colds, depression exhaustion, anxiety, focus, minor cuts bruises and abrasions, to acne, bee stings, fungal infections, to stinky feet and doggie breath; I make blends for household cleaning and gardening. I believe that aromatherapy has a place in wellness. I am completing my National Assoication for Holilstic Aromatherapy (NAHA) training for Registered Aromatherapist with the Aromatherapy Registration Council (ARC).