PHOTO CREDIT: D. Rowen Photograpy

PHOTO CREDIT: D. Rowen Photograpy

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Servant leadership and social justice are the values that led me to the counseling profession. After years at a non-profit organization dedicated to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault, I observed how vicarious trauma significantly impacted the wellbeing and work performance of helping professionals. I knew that exposure to such high levels of trauma wouldn't be sustainable unless there was a drastic change. As a result, I made the bold decision to leave my counseling job to create programs and resources for helping professionals to sustain their emotional and physical wellbeing.

My commitment to mental health and wellness extends to the wellness platform I founded in 2015. My platform, Redefine Enough, has become an international resource for women of color to explore holistic wellness, especially with the popular AFFIRM podcast.

My expertise in the wellness field has led me to teach at national conferences and lead workshops about mental health, secondary trauma, and mindfulness practices for workplace sustainability.

CREDENTIALS

200 hour yoga training with Hari Om Yoga School

Licensed Professional Counselor ( No. 7024 - 125, State of Wisconsin)

EDUCATION

B.A. in Spanish, University of North Texas

M.A. in Educational Psychology, The University of Texas at Austin

 
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Honored as a 2016 "Babe of the Year" for community organizing and building safe spaces for women and people color to care for mental and emotional health.

Selected as one of Austin's "Young Women to Watch" for commitment to mental health advocacy and wellness work.

Discussion about the overlap of self care, wellness, and mental health from the lens of a licensed therapist... Exploring "What IS self Care"!

Interviewed to provide tips about "7 initial ways you can be a better mental health ally and advocate"