Tavia earned her Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health counseling from Regent University in 2012. She is currently working to complete her TN licensure requirements as an LPC/MHSP. Tavia is also certified in EMDR and during the last 3 years, she worked in private practice in the areas of anxiety, depression, trauma, addict partner support, and eating disorders with female clients of all ages. In the 6 years prior to private practice, she worked closely with middle and high school girls in her community, as well as her congregation’s youth ministry, and local schools. Tavia is a Jackson native, and, following her graduate studies, moved back in 2013. She and her husband have been married for 12 years and have 3 children. She believes that the role of the counselor is to walk alongside the clients and help them grow from their own knowledge and experiences, find their strengths, and to build rapport and relationships with each person she counsels.