Dr. Pierre is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) practicing in Florida. Born and raised in Cap-Haitian, Haiti, she migrated to the United States at the age of 16, where she pursued her education. She obtained a Ph.D. in Family Therapy from Nova Southeastern University. Additionally, she earned dual Master’s degrees in Counseling Psychology from Barry University. Dr. Pierre holds a BA in Psychology, a BA in Criminal Justice, a minor in Sociology, and a certificate in Homeland Security and Terrorism from St. Thomas University.
Her areas of expertise encompass Marriage/Family Therapy, Mental Health Counseling, Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) (also known as domestic violence (DV)), Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI), and Trauma-Informed Care.
Dr. Pierre is a Clinical Fellow and an Approved AAMFT Supervisor with the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. She is also recognized as a Board-Certified Qualified Florida Supervisor. Her accomplishments include being honored with the Top 20 under 40 Young Haitian American Professionals (YOPRO) award for her exceptional achievements.
Dr. Pierre is also the proprietor of the Balance Therapy Institute. With a wealth of experience, she adeptly fulfills the role of an experienced clinical administrator. Furthermore, she holds the position of 2nd Vice President at Pearls of Life Women's Foundation, Inc. Additionally, she carries out her responsibilities as an Adjunct Professor in the College of Psychology at Nova Southeastern University.
An enthusiastic educator, Dr. Pierre has spearheaded workshops on diverse subjects, including Team Building, Leadership Training, Trauma-informed Seminars, Mental Health Awareness, and Domestic Violence, among others. Her dedication to enlightening and empowering her community remains unwavering. Dr. Pierre's commitment to community service is evident through her involvement with local churches, where she volunteers during her free time to organize food distributions and annual homeless banquets in collaboration with 7 Days Ministries and Sinai SDA in Plantation, FL.
TBRI (Trust-Based Relational Intervention)
Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) is a trauma-informed, whole-child approach to caring for vulnerable children and youth. Grounded in attachment theory and developmental neuroscience, TBRI Caregiver Training is designed to help caregivers to see the needs and meet the needs of children and youth in their care. The TBRI caregiving model is based on three sets of interacting principles: Connecting, Empowering, and Correcting. Consistent with the three pillars of trauma-informed care, the three sets of principles focus on building trust and felt-safety in the context of healthy relationships (Connecting), developing self-regulation skills (Empowering), and fostering behavioral and social competence (Correcting). TBRI Caregiver Training is designed to move from theory into practical applications by giving participants a knowledge base, then providing them with real-life strategies and tools they can use with children and youth.
AAMFT (American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy)
It is a professional organization dedicated to promoting the field of marriage and family therapy. AAMFT provides resources, support, and education for marriage and family therapists, researchers, educators, and students. The organization aims to advance the practice and understanding of marriage and family therapy, ensuring that individuals, couples, and families receive effective and compassionate mental health care.