Professional Qualifications

  • B.S. - Human Services - includes YMCA Professional coursework
  • M.S. - Human Services, Mental Health Counseling​ (Holistic Health)
  • Trauma Recovery & Empowerment / TREM 
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy - Trauma
  • Hakomi and Lomi-Lomi based massage training
  • Craniosacral Balancing - Sutherland-Sills Model
  • Deep Tissue effects on Psychology of the Body   
  • Narrative Therapy​
  • Somatic Psychology
  • Reiki
  • Reflexology (self-administered)
  • Certified Meditation Instructor
  • Currently training: Certified Trauma-Informed Yoga Instructor 


BodyMind Philosophy

Massage therapist

Atlanta School of Massage​, 1994

25+ years as a massage therapist /  educator included teaching, clinical management, medical applications, and as a school director. 


August 2010 - Present

"A headache is never just a headache." - Tien 


Community Mental Health

Philadelphia and Vicinity

  • Group therapy curriculum design and implementation: "Pain Management and Addiction"; "Music and Feelings"; and "My Body, My Rules". 
  • Individual therapy using various methods including art: drawing, painting, sculpture; as well as methods listed under skills.

​​Hello, my name is Tien (pronounced TEN). I'm a medically-retired, body-centered psychotherapist and former bodyworker with 25+ years of clinical experience. A specialist in recognition that the body and mind are not separate in health/care, my role has been to empower clients in managing somato-emotional imbalances. Diagnosed with Autoimmune Rheumatoid Disease and being a lifelong volunteer/advocate informs her efforts to educate the public about the unique stigmas and difficulties that BIPOC face in health/care (physical, mental/emotional and social) settings. I am a vocal advocate, published author (non-fiction, research and urban self-help genres), speaker, and philosopher on all things BodyMind. My 1st book is titled It's Healing Time For The BodyMind of Black Womxn; How to Live a Life you Love and Love the Life you Live  and recently published a minimally-guided journal EveryBODY Has A Story: A BodyMind Journal  both are available on Amazon.

My business, BodyMind Consulting, LLC, utilizes this knowledge and expertise to educate and inform those who seek to understand the BodyMind and why it cannot be separated in health or care. The work is centered on the processing and problems of the BodyMind, especially chronic illness (mental, emotional or physical) and how to employ effective self-care strategies. BMC, LLC currently serves small groups for the purpose of training, coaching or group counseling. 

Professional Experience

Take the time to pay attention to

your intentions and please be gentle

with yourself and others.​ - Tien

"Our bodies are a source of truth, sometimes the truth hurts and

we need help." -Tien

May 2009 - November 2016

About Me

Bs & ms, human services/MHC

Springfield College, 1998 - 2000 & 2008 - 10

BS studies included YMCA Professional coursework and a concentration in Holistic Health. MS included research and group therapy as a holistic addition to therapy practice.

BodyMind Consulting, LLC

Body-centered Psychotherapist

Bodymind Consulting, LLC

  • Using various methods of healing modalities to help empower individuals to live a life they love and love the life they live.
  • Using those same methods to determine their body's messages and determine the best strategies to address both the psyche and the soma.