Experienced Psychologist with a demonstrated history of working in the mental health care industry. Skilled in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), DBT, Mindfulness, Group Therapy, Family Therapy, and EMDR. Strong healthcare services professional with a Ph.D. focused in Psychology and Holistic therapy, Dr. Poston is also a certified qigong instructor and qigong wellness counselor. She is a published author and poet who uses writing, art, and music in her practice. A member of the Association of Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology and Health, the focus of Dr. Poston’s Doctoral research was using mindfulness techniques to manage stress and depression during pregnancy.
Awards and Affiliations
Dr. Poston was awarded the Marjorie Blankenship Melton Creative Writing Award for Essay from Queens University. She was honored as the 2009 Mental Health Professional of the Year from Cambridge Who's Who.
Causes and Organizations
Dr. Poston helped design and implement the Buddy Kemp Center for cancer patients and their families in Charlotte. She has also been active with Florence Crittenton Home for Unwed Mothers. Along with members of the Carolina Women's Club, she helped design and donate a therapeutic sensory room to treat symptoms of trauma and depression.
Certifications and Credentials
Dr. Poston is certified in EMDR levels 1 and 2, Internal Family Systems Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy, Irest Yoga Nidra, Qi gong, Smoking Cessation, and HeartMath.
Dr. Poston's credentials include a Ph.D. in Psychology and Masters in Community and Agency Counseling. Her Bachelor of Sciences degree was in Education and Child Development.