Consultant. Trainer. Coach.
Tyona McGee-Ezeilo is a developmental consultant, trainer, mindfulness teacher, Ayurveda practitioner, life coach, book lover, and clinical social worker in the state of Florida with bachelor’s and master’s degrees in social work from Florida Atlantic University (FAU). Born in New York and educated through her first year of college in the states of NY, NH and NJ, she has served the south Florida community as a social worker since 2002.
Psychotherapy & Coaching:
In 2012, Tyona completed level 3.0 Infant Mental Health (IMH) training for practitioners and therapists with Florida State University’s (FSU) Harris Institute for IMH training. In 2013, she received accreditation in Level 4 Triple P Positive Parenting Program for ages 0-12 and joined the national Triple P Provider Network, becoming accredited in Level 4 Triple P Standard Teen in 2020. In addition to providing psychotherapeutic services for individuals, couples, and families, she has facilitated play therapy groups with preschoolers in Head Start programs, social skill-building groups with children in elementary schools and peer support groups with adolescents and adults. In 2020, she completed Level 1 Training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy. The following year, she earned life coach certification through ART of Training and Development, LLC, Training and Professional development | ART of Training and Development LLC (denabillups.com).
Early Intervention & Professional Development Training:
In November 2005, Tyona received certification as an Infant Toddler Developmental Specialist for Children’s Medical Services’ FL Early Steps Program (ESP). She served as Family Service Coordinator Supervisor with Early Steps, leaving the program after 5 years while continuing her role in nurturing the professional development of community family service providers. She has provided consultation, training & reflective practice support groups to family & community service providers for over 18 years. Tyona is a member of the Florida Association for Infant Mental Health (FAIMH) and was a Level I & II Infant Mental Health (IMH) trainer (from 2012-2017), a National Touchpoints™ Facilitator with the Brazelton Touchpoints Center in Boston, MA since 2015 and a Touchpoints™ Trainer and Reflective Practice Consultant for Children’s Services Council of Palm Beach County since 2005.
Group Peer Support, Mindfulness & Racial Equity:
In the summer of 2020, Tyona began her training as a mindfulness teacher. Also, that summer, she completed Group Peer Support (GPS) facilitator training joining the GPS Black Leaders group, volunteering as a GPS Solidarity Group facilitator for Professor Loretta Ross’ online community courses “White Supremacy in the Age of Trump” and “Calling in the Call Out Culture” from July 2020 through February 2021. She formally joined the national training team at GPS in January 2021. In addition to her role as a GPS trainer and Certification Coach, Tyona partners with other GPS-trained facilitators to provide GPS Support Groups for Black Leaders and Moms of Infants. In her role as a mindfulness teacher, she is currently focused on offering Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) to BIPOC communities as a MBSR Teacher Training Initiative participant with the University of California San Diego Center for Mindfulness. In 2022, she earned her Qualified Teacher certification through the UCSD School of Medicine's Center for Mindfulness. She is also a member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and serves as a National Association of Social Work (NASW-FL) Racial Equity Action Committee member.
Tyona is a wife of 20+ years, a mother of four beautifully diverse teens and adult children, and since 2008 has been a caregiver/health care coordinator for an adult parent who acquired a brain injury. She "...continuously practices embracing moments of overwhelm as opportunities to reflect, discover and transform life's struggles in order to create more easeful living." She "...continuously practices embracing experiences of struggle as opportunities to reflect, discover and transform the moment (over time) into more easeful living."
Tyona Y. McGee-Ezeilo