EDUCATOR, AUTHOR, KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Her personal mission is:
-To help individuals and couples to improve their mental well being through individual and couples counseling. In counseling, you are given tools that will help you to cope better with disappointment, depression, betrayal, grief/loss, and other life transition situations. You will also work on improving your communication skills with others in your life and at work. The goal of counseling is to learn how to overcome difficulties and live with HOPE!
Her framework, Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy, (REBT) teaches clients how to reduce their own disturbance by managing their self-talk. Her training hales from the Albert Ellis Institute in New York where she had the privilege of studying with the renowned Dr. Albert Ellis (deceased).
-To empower and strengthen Christian women to be more courageous. Using her
Becoming a Fearless Woman 4 week curriculum in small group discussions, you will uncover the beliefs that are holding you captive to fear, anxiety and distress. Next you will learn how to live with more courage and to make choices which will move you in a powerful direction. Using the Bible, and the research from authors such as Brene' Brown, Leslie Vernick and Iyanla Vanzant you will chart your own course to a better future.
Dacia has developed and customized workshops and training programs for over 15 years on topics such as:
Toxic Relationships: What are they? Are you in one? How to get out!
Developing a Resilient Mindset when working with Difficult People
Keys to becoming a FEARLESS Woman!
Transforming Misbehavior: 7 Keys to Reducing Defiant Behavior
Dealing with Diversity - Changing your mindset about those who are completely different from you!
She has also authored a number of articles and books, including the popular Why Are So Many Students So Angry? a foundational guide for educators and parents on how to reduce angry, aggressive behavior.
Dacia serves on the Board of Trustees of the Jackson County Community Mental Health Fund. The Jackson County Community Mental Health Fund makes grants to 501 (c) 3 mental healthcare organizations. As a member of the Board of Trustees, her role is to assure that tax payer monies are disbursed and used with the highest of ethical standards.
She also serves on the Board of Directors of her church, Sheffield Family Life Center. As the first African American female board member, Dacia represents approximately 50% of the cultural and gender population of this 5000 member mega-church. She is a member of the Budget Committee and takes seriously her duties to ensure that the ministry of the church is on solid financial footing so that lives can be changed with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.