Intermediary for all aspects of the office including staff and staff duties, patients scheduling, financial contracts and insurance processing. I also train patients in myofunctional therapy and integrate craniosacral therapy and/ or counseling when included in patient treatment plans.
Care Statement: My goal is to integrate as many aspects of health and healing as I can for our patients. By using a multi-component approach, I educate and increase the awareness of a healthier lifestyle.
I am originally from northeast Ohio and graduated from Ohio State University in 1977. As an elementary education major, I taught Jr. High Math and Science in Ohio, then moved to South Carolina, then Florida, on an adventure that hasn’t stopped. I married my “college dental student” in 1980, continued teaching, finished my masters in counseling at Florida International University in 1986, had a baby girl in 1987, a boy in 1989, and opened a private practice in 1991 as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. I added massage to my licenses in 1995 and integrated mind, body, and spirit work as a counselor/healer. I am trained in craniosacral therapy, visceral manipulation, gestalt therapy, and recently in myofunctional therapy. I currently see private counseling patients part-time and work with my husband in his practice as a myofunctinal therapist and office manager.
B.S. Elementary Education, Ohio State University 1977 Masters Counselor Education, FIU, Miami, FL 1986 Licensed Mental Health Counselor, 1991- FL Lic. Board Chapt. 491 Licensed Massage Therapist 1995 – Educating Hands, Miami, FL Upledger Institute Trainings – craniosacral adult and pediatric, visceral manipulation Gestalt Training 1996- 1998, Pamela Heider, PhD., Boyton Bch. FL Myofunctional Therapy – Barbara Greene, Calif., FL Job Experience:
Jr. High Teacher, Math & Science – Pickerington, OH 1977-78 Elementary Teacher, 5th grade – Aynor, S.C. 1978-80 Elementary Teacher, 6th grade – Key Largo, FL 1980-82 Homestead Jr. High 7th & 8th grades Math & Science teacher 1982-86 Miami Dade Jr. College Math & Science teacher, part-time 1982-84 The Counseling Center – LMHC Intern 1989-91 Coastal Counseling Services – LMHC 1991-present Educating Hands Massage – 1995-present Myofunctional Therapy – 2008-present
American Counseling Association American Massage Therapy Association International Association of Oral Myologists
SLEEP !!!!! (no, just kidding…..) I like being outside- I like sunshine. I also like walking, biking, swimming, horse back riding, yoga, Ti Chi, meditation, and working out at the gym. My hobbies are cooking, reading, and yard work. I love being a mom too!!!!!