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Training and Experience

1992- Bachelors of Science in Communications with a Minor in Social Work, New York University
2001- Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, California School of Professional Psychology

Recent Psychology Continuing Education (Partial List)

2008  Wisdom of the Dream: A Jungian Approach to Dream Interpretaion
2009  “How Can I Forgive You?” A Radical Approach to Healing Intimate Wounds” with Janice Abrahms Spring PhD, ABPP
2012  Sexual and Pelvic Health: An Integrative Care Approach
2013  North Carolina Women’s Health Symposium
2013  Personality Disorders: The Challenges of the Hidden Agenda with Michael Nash, DR
2014  Cultural Competency with Tonya Armstrong, PhD, MTS
2015  Yoga and Mindfulness Therapy: Mind-Brain Change for Anxiety, Moods, Trauma and
          Substance Abuse with Annelle Simpkins, PhD and Alex Simpkins, PhD
2016  Ethical Principles in Practice of North Carolina Mental Health Professionals with Allan M. Tempper, JD, PsyD
2016  Sex Made Simple: Clinical Strategies for Sexual Issues in Therapy with Barry W. McCarthey, PhD, ABPP
2017  Dialectical Behavioral Therapy for the Real World with Delicia McLean, PhD, MHA
2017 The Body Keeps the Score—Trauma Healing with Bessel A. van der Kolk

2018 North Carolina Women’s Health Symposium
2018 Treating Insomnia: Evidence Based Strategies to Help Your Clients Sleep—Margaret Marion Danforth, PhD, CBSM
2019 Integrating Yoga and Psychotherapy, Wake Forest School of Medicine

2021 Talking Racial Stress with Ryan C.T. DeLapp, PhD

2021 Intentionally Inclusive Services to Transgender Youth with Terri L. Phoenix, PhD

2021 Polyamorous Relationships with Dr. Elizabeth Sheff

2022 The Ethics of Telemental Health with Revecca A. Beaton-York, PhD

2022 Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion: Putting our cultural humility into practice with Dr Jason Herndon and Dr                   Tonya D. Armstrong


Training in Individual Systemic Constellations

2020 The Hellinger Institute with Marina Toledo, Level one training

2020 London School of Systemic and Family Constellations with Illi Adato, basic and advanced training in hypno-constellations

Therapeutic Yoga Training:
2013 Yoga of Recovery Certificate Program for Yoga Teachers and Counselors with Durga Lela, Satchidananda Ashram

2014 250-Hour Yoga Teacher Training, Asheville Community Yoga
2014  Yoga of Devotion Retreat with Krishna Das, Satchidananda Ashram
2015  Prison Yoga Project Certificate Program with Jamie Fox
2019 300-Hour Yoga Teacher Training, Sunrise Yoga Studio, partially completed


Training in Shamanic Healing:
2014 Foundation for Shamanic Studies--The Basic Workshop: The Way of the Shaman Shamanic Journeying, Power and             Healing
2014 wildernessFusion, initiated as a shaman in the NIASZIIH tradition, a 3½ year course of study
2017 Received the Nusta Karpay Rites (Seven Goddess Rites from Peru) with Lucinda Brogden and Petra LeBeau
2017 Shelter (Primal Psychology) with wildernessFusion
2018 Received the rites of the Nusta T’ikariy Awakening to Love and Connection—Andean Wisdom for a Life of Balance           and Harmony with Lucinda Brodgen
2019 On-going mentorship with Shaman, Annie Bloom
2020 The Orignal Clan Mothers Circle with Shaman, White Star Other Training and Education

2016-2020 Spanish language and Latin American cultural education with Renza Present Wallace/Inca’s Treasures.

2020-2021 Wisdom Circle for White People at 18 Springs Center for Community Healing, Winston-Salem, NC

Work Experience
2000-2001 Kaiser Permanente Medical Center San Francisco Department of Psychiatry/Pre-doctoral Intern
2001-2002 Kaiser Permanente Medical Center San Francisco Department of Addiction Medicine

                  Post-Doctoral Fellow
2002 - Present Road to Bliss - Evolving since its inception from a private psychotherapy
           practice to a wholeness center integrating the teaching of yoga and meditation as well as shamanic healing

2012-2016 Wake Forest University Department of Psychology/ Adjunct Professor
2014 Wake Forest University/Contemplative Learning Community
2015-2016 The Yoga Gallery/Women’s Satsang
2016 The Yoga Gallery/various specialty classes
2016 The Breathing Room/Bhakti Flow
2016-Present Wake Forest University/Research Project: Advancing Therapeutic Justice for
Incarcerated Women
2017-2019 NIASZIIH Healing Clinic


2013 Carolina Behavioral Health Alliance Provider Hall of Fame for
“providing outstanding service” to therapy clients.


Professional Associations:
Yoga Alliance
North Carolina Association
International Association of Yoga Therapists

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