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When you think of someone who loves life and people think of me, Joni Morse.
I attended Indianapolis Public Schools for my primary education and graduated from Washington High School. I received my bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Martin University in Indianapolis. I continued my education to receive a master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Christian Theological Seminary.
I’m living my best life as a proud mother of one son and one grandson. I have been a part of Empowered Living for over 10 years.
During the past 10 years, I have participated in the staging of the play “The Vagina Monologues” and other community events. Because we are a “holistic therapy practice”, we find unconventional ways to reach prospective clients. We also sponsor the play as part of a fundraiser to develop funds to be able to offer scholarships to those who would otherwise not be able to afford therapy.
I attended the Bloomington Meadows Hospital Annual Mental Health Conference for several years to continue my education and learn new laws and therapeutic techniques. I love being able to see healing begin in my clients.
Athena Salisbury, an Indianapolis native, has a heart for others. At times volunteering at a local community center or donating to a local cause. Athena has a certiﬁcate of life coaching and owns a jewelry crafting business, Goddess Adorn.
While balances entrepreneurship, she ﬁnds time to spend time with her fra-mily especially her amazing grandlove LJ. "Being a mom was challenging and fun but being a Neena
(grandmother) is life changing"
"I believe what I lack in formal education is minimal compared to life experience. Sure, I wanted to have letters behind my name and be recognized on stage. But my life has taught me more than a book could." Joining Empowered Living has been an epiphany for Athena. "I have learned what mental health is, how I should guard my mental health and when to spot others having a break down." Being a part of Empowered Living has been a game changer in life. Being mentally healthy is also a game changer. Empowered Living may not be a good ﬁt for you, we encourage you to ﬁnd a safe place to navigate any feelings you may experience.
As a seasoned Mental Health Therapist, Ranada Dalton, is passionate about assisting individuals become better version of themselves. She has served in the mental health industry for over two decades. Ranada received her Bachelor of Psychology from Ball State University; Master of Art in Marriage and Family Therapy from Christian Theological Seminary; and Inclusive Sex Coach/Certified Sexologist from The Center for Empowered Sexual Wellness. She is a co-founder/owner of Empowered Living (ELI). Under her leadership, ELI has facilitated year-round community enrichment programing, gifted over $250,000 in services, and provided services domestically as well as internationally. Separate from mental health, Ranada has other businesses, certifications, and licenses in other areas; including a retail startup and finances. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, and engaging in her other passions of interests.