Hi, I'm Meshai!
I have been a social worker since 2003, a marriage and family therapist since 2018, and have proudly added trauma and life coaching to the services I currently offer to the community.
I have a bachelors in International Anthropological Communications from Berry College. Where upon graduating I began working as a domestic violence advocate for over 7 years. I have also been an active leader within various community children’s programs since 2001. This includes spiritual spaces, creative arts programs, and educational capacities. The majority of the children’s spaces that I worked within were agencies that engaged in childhood trauma reduction. I have attained a master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and am certified in sex therapy. Furthermore, I am also dually licensed both as a marriage and family therapist and a professional counselor in the state of Georgia.
I bring over 11 years of working with individuals and families that have engaged in trauma work to the coaching profession. This engagement in trauma work has ranged from spiritual invalidation, psychological traumas, traumas that exist in the body, as well as physical trauma inflicted upon the body. In addition, the understanding of cultural, societal, spiritual, and body invalidation are also highlighted undercurrents to my coaching practice.
My coaching work implements creative synergy, openness, self-expression, and the confrontation of challenges through self-determination. I help individuals from diverse populations move forward with their goals while being fully aware of the affects that trauma can play on the whole person. I also use a combination of education, straightforward communication, and empathy. I coach individuals on how to acknowledge their present reality and move towards a better present with their current strengths and learned skills.
*Coaching is not Therapy and my coaching work does not fall under the licenses that I hold within the state of Georgia. Therapy works with mental health difficulties, diagnosis and assessment. Coaching is often thought to improve performance, develop potential, help with solutions, provide direction, and assist with goal setting. To understand more about the difference between coaching and therapy, please click here.