M.S., LAC, LAMFT, EMDR II, ERYT, REIKI MASTER, YOGA THERAPIST-IN-TRAINING, Provisional SEP
Savanna is a Licensed Associate Counselor (AR LAC #A1911171) and Licensed Associate Marriage & Family Therapist (AR LAMFT #F1911019). She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Central Arkansas and a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from John Brown University.
Savanna’s passion and specialty is trauma resolution, and in helping people find freedom from the things that weigh them down. As of Spring 2021, Sav has accumulated over 450+ hours of training in a variety trauma-sensitive modalities; she has completed 45+ hours of training in complex trauma with Janina Fisher, 50+ hours of training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), 100+ hours of training in developmental trauma resolution with Raja Selvam and Steve Terrell, 100+ hours of training in trauma-informed therapeutic yoga, and 200+ hours as a Provisional Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP). As a somatic psychotherapist, she weaves her knowledge of Polyvagal Theory, neurobiology, and the physiology of trauma into all that she does.
Savanna has also completed over 700+ hours of yoga education and, with over 1,000 hours of teaching experience accrued, is registered as an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (ERYT) through Yoga Alliance. She is also pursuing a 1000-hour, International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT)-approved training to become a Certified Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT), the highest designation a yoga teacher can hold. She currently is a member of IAYT at the Student level. Savanna is also a licensed bodyworker (AR LMT #8924) and has completed a 500-hour bodywork training with a focus on learning specific modalities to complement trauma renegotiation work.
Savanna’s ever-growing understanding of how to speak to both the body and the mind helps her understand how to better facilitate a sense of deep and lasting healing for clients. This deep healing helps make space for you and others around you to live more freely, more joyfully, and more authentically. She also enjoys helping her clients find freedom from a variety of the symptoms that negatively impact their well-being, including anxiety, depression, grief, relational disturbances, family disturbances, and marital disturbances. Regardless of whether it seems “(insert whatever word here)” enough, if it’s enough to cause you discomfort, then it’s worth addressing to help you find freedom from it.