Every moment of life richly nurtured my own Wise Owl Within, the beautiful, happy, the unpredictable, the planned, the intense, the mundane, and the heart-wrenching, THE confusing, and the crushing. Healing requires facing our personal truths with courage and honesty, to artfully move forward. Growth is wisdom, applied. In mentorship, we choose to use the wisdom of others to lighten our loads and our paths. For personal experience explore the journal. My work experience: 

 
 
 

Educational Experience and credentials:

B.A. Psychology from College of Sciences, University of New Orleans, 2003

M.Ed. Community Counseling University of New Orleans, 2007

Licensed Addiction Counselor 2007-2010 State of Louisiana

Licensed Professional Counselor Intern 2007-9 State of Louisiana

Licensed Professional Counselor Intern 2009-10 State of Texas

Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor 2009-current State of Texas

Licensed Professional Counselor 2010-current State of Texas

Nationally Certified Counselor 2006-08 (left in good standing)

American Counseling Association 2006-10 (left in good standing)

Yoga Certification Training, 200 hr., 2009-2010

Certified Rainbow Kids Yoga Training 2010 

Various Continuing Education hours exceeding required 12/year in Trauma, Sexual Abuse, Grief and Loss, Addiction, Existentialism, Gestalt Techniques, Hypnosis, LGBT, Spirituality, Sexuality, Positive Psychology, Meditation, Energy

 

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Professional Work Experience:  

Lagniappe Therapy, Full Time Private Practice, Owner and Operator 2009-present

The Turquoise House On Yale, Healing Collective, Owner and Operator 2011-2014

Ahimsa Yoga, Yoga Studio, Lead Teacher, Co-owner and operator2011-2013

Schlumberger Oil Company, Yoga Teacher 2010-2012

DBSA(Depression Bipolar Support Alliance) Special Populations at risk Support Group Facilitator 2009-2012 in high schools and homeless shelter for youth

West Oaks Psychiatric Hospital, PRN Psychotherapist 2009-2010

Addiction Recovery Resources of New Orleans, IOP and Trauma Program Counselor 2005-2009

 
 

Interpersonal WORK EXPERIENCE that lead to A profession of healing, mentorship and advocacy: 

Restaurants, Bars Various Uptown and French Quarter, New Orleans , Austin, TX post hurricane, returning to Nola in December 2005 4 months after Katrina

Valet Parking New Orleans

Delivering Phone Books Slidell

Restaurants, Hostess, Waitress, Catering, Bartending Various New Orleans Lakefront and Metairie, LA 1998-2002

Snow ball Stand Server, Cashier 1996-1998@age 16-17

Fast Food 1996 @age 16

Clothing and Consignment Store 1995-1996 @age 15-16

Multifamily, highly organized Garage Sales, selling baked goods, beverages and stuff

Babysitting Business with CPR certification and babysitting training Red Cross 1991-1996 newborn-9 @age 11-16