Who Am I?
I am a SURVIVOR! A therapist, coach, educator, speaker, author, entrepreneur, and educational event planner. I am a life enthusiast. I enjoy traveling, eating exotic food, art, reading, and film. I am a good listener, lover of music and dance, and desire to learn how to play the guitar.
Like many of us, I have had my share of life challenges that have become my strength and God-given purpose. As a survivor of life's circumstances, I suffered in silence for many years due to shame from Intimate Partner Violence, Cancer, and HIV contracted while married. I was consumed with worry and crippled by stigma and the opinions of others in fear of judgment. Consequently, fear caused me to suffocate the essence of my authenticity.
Through faith, prayer, and therapy, I reached a level of healing and transparency that has been liberating and ever-evolving. The process of vulnerability has become my friend. I believe my go through is someone else's get through. Because of my life experiences, I have been blessed with opportunities to teach and empower men, women, and young ladies alike to move beyond their pain through education and the sharing of my story in hopes to bring about healing and self-love in others. My adversities have become my purpose of inspiring confidence in others through transparency.
An Empowered Soul Has No Limits!
Dr. Tashina Reeder
For many years, my insecurities undermined my confidence to pursue a degree beyond undergraduate. My determination to defy the odds against those who told me that I was not grad school material earned me a Master's in Social Work and a Doctorate in Couple and Family Therapy. I am a licensed social worker and hold certifications in Prolonged Exposure (PE) Therapy for individuals who have experienced trauma and Trauma Recovery Empowerment Model (TREM) groups for women and girls alike.
My faith in action has positioned me in the field of public health at a Federally Qualified Health Center as the Director of Community Health Training Alliance. In my current role, I create, collaborate, teach, and organize educational events and professional development training specific to public health topics around HIV, Oncology, Trauma, Mental Health, and other health-related issues. With over 19 years of clinical experience, I understand the challenges and the importance of the recovery process and public health education to dispel stigma and fear around treatable illnesses.
I previously worked as the Clinical Director for a substance abuse program for women, where I provided trauma treatment services, promoted self-determination, self-efficacy, recovery supports, and education. As a clinician, I am interested in spirituality and creative therapies and utilize an integrative approach to treatment to encourage, empower, teach, and mend relationships. My unique ability to inspire others from various cultures and diverse backgrounds has afforded me many opportunities to share my gift of knowledge to affect change towards healing.
I have been blessed with the opportunity to present at various conferences locally and abroad and have consulted with nonprofit organizations for executive and administrative training. One of my most humbling and transformative experiences was stepping out on faith to host and coordinate women empowerment conferences in the Bahamas, South Carolina, and Philadelphia. Women were uplifted to move beyond their emotional pain into a process of healing and to find purpose.
As the Founder of Soul Care Services, LLC, and Dr. Tashina Reeder, LLC, my vision to establish a clinical practice and an empowerment platform is grounded in the core belief that complete healing takes place through transparency, empathy, and authenticity. Through my own life experiences of trauma and years of working in addiction and community behavioral health, I grew concerned with the lack of trauma-informed practices and insensitivity among professionals and common folk. As a result, I created forums to teach, treat, and inspire individuals who suffer in silence, seeking to be understood, heard, and seen.
Because of purpose, I have been teaching trauma-recovery and confidence-building workshops throughout the City of Philadelphia through Soul Care Services, LLC. I published a self-love calendar, created a Beautiful Period empowerment t-shirt line, and co-authored a chapter in The Pink Sister Chronicles 3: It Takes a Village, a book compilation under Traci's Bio's cancer organization. In 2020, I stepped out on faith and created and launched a 7-week confidence-building online course entitled Unleash Your Bold & Beautiful, and created a podcast called Transparency Talk with Tashina.
The sharing of my accomplishments is not to boast, but rather proof and demonstration that our circumstances do not define us or dictate our life's trajectory, regardless of what you have experienced.
We all have the capacity through faith and transparency to heal and come out on top and WIN!