India Lacerda is a Master’s Level Intern at The Refuge Center and is currently studying Marriage and Family Therapy at Trevecca Nazarene University, where she holds a B.A. in Psychology with a minor in Counseling. She is a member of the American Counseling Association, the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, and the Chi Sigma Iota Counseling Academic and Professional Honor Society. She is trained in Brainspotting and often implements Experiential, Narrative, and EFT models in her work with clients.
India has a passion for working with individuals, couples, and families of all ages and backgrounds experiencing identity struggles, relationship challenges, life transitions, grief, trauma (physical/emotional/spiritual), anxiety, and depression. Some common themes in her work with clients include exploring values, disengaging from inauthentic roles, cultivating self-compassion, reparenting, and bringing awareness to relational dynamics. She has a desire to help her clients walk in courage towards new encounters with the wounded parts of their stories and relationships.