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About Summer Curwen

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I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.
Mother Teresa
As a little girl, I nurtured baby dolls and set up a school to teach them, too.  I followed my passion for children into my college career and became a teacher.  I believe we are created to be ever changing, ever growing, and I soon realized that I longed to nurture the hearts of the children I was teaching in a deeper way.  I entered a season at home with my son and daughter, now school-aged, during which compassion and empathy for moms, dads, and kids alike grew exponentially.  I knew that the surest way to help kids was through their parents, those who love them most.  With this realization, I sought my master’s degree from Trevecca and now am honored to serve children and their families and women coping with anxiety, depression, past issues, family related issues, and more.

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, license number 1196. I hold a master’s degree in marriage and family therapy from Trevecca Nazarene University and Bachelor’s degree with dual certification in elementary and special education.

I have completed the highest level of training in Trust Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) with Karyn Purvis and am a certified TBRI Educator. I completed Levels I & II of Theraplay as well as an externship in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT). I'm a Registered Play Therapist and am in the final stages of becoming a certified TraumaPlay therapist. I am also certified in the Prepare/Enrich Relationship Assessment for premarital couples.

When not with my clients, I enjoy spending time with my husband and children, friends, reading, and walking outdoors.  I set my sights on being at the beach each year as nothing seems to be more relaxing or centering than sitting at the edge of the ocean.