I’ve always been drawn to psychology and its role in human relationships and its impact of their lives, so much so that I majored in psychology for my bachelor’s degree and counseling psychology for my master’s degree at the Allegheny College and the Florida International University.
I have worked in developing and facilitating prevention program for girls in the inner city neighborhoods of Miami; developing obesity prevention programs in the Cayman Islands; and raised funds to increase heart health awareness for the Heart Fund. I’ve also worked as a therapist in community mental health centers, partial hospitalization programs, residential dual diagnosis treatment centers and Employee Assistance programs, providing group, individual, couples and family therapy sessions.
I have many years of experience in helping deal with with anxiety, depression, postpartum issues, relationship issues, addiction, psychiatric illnesses, work/life balance and stress management.
My Cultural Background
I was born in Burma (also known as Myanmar, a large country in South East Asia) and lived there for nine years, until my parents decided to migrate to Jamaica. There I spent another nine years, assimilating into the beautiful Jamaican culture and cultivating many lifelong friendships. I moved to the U.S. for my tertiary education and first years in the workforce, and then to the Cayman Islands for several years. I have now been back in the U.S. for a little over a year. I speak fluent English and Burmese (and Jamaican patois, when the occasion calls for it!).
Family and Lifestyle:
My wonderful and talented husband Chris (www.chriscourt.net or Chris Court Photos on Facebook) is also my business partner in the PhotoTherapy project. We have a gorgeous little son, Dylan, and a little old dog named Puck. Our families live in Jamaica and New Zealand, so we travel quite often. We also love to just pick a country or a city and explore without much on our agenda. We are both curious by nature and really enjoy learning about, well… everything!