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Joy Slaughter


Health Coach

Philosophical Counselor

Mother of Seven

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Graduate Diploma in Logotherapy

& Existential Analysis

Franklian Psychotherapy

Viktor Frankl Institute of Ireland

Bachelor of Science, Psychology 

Summa Cum Laude

Emphasis in Coaching

Thomas University

Bachelor of Science, Public Health

Lacrosse University

Bachelor of Science, Nursing


Allen College

(In Progress; GPA 4.0)

Anticipated Graduation: May 2025

Associate of Arts, Liberal Studies

Emphasis in Fine Art Photography

Thomas University




Certified Doula

Doulas of North America (DONA)

(In Progress)


DONA Doula Training: Complete

Anticipated Final Certification May 2024

Neonatal Resuscitation Program

Advanced Provider

Basic Fetal Heart Monitoring Certification

Certified Nurse's Assistant

Marshalltown Community College

Basic Life Support

Healthcare Provider

American Heart Association


  • Spinning Babies (Rock Island, Il)

  • Basics of Bereavement for Doulas

  • Doulas and Disabilities

  • Basics of Breastfeeding for Birth Professionals

  • Sexual and Reproductive Health for Women with Disabilities

  • Prenatal/Postnatal Nutrition Review (New Birth Company) 


  • Association of Women's Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nurses (Student)
  • International Association of Logotherapy and Existential Analysis
  • American Student Nurses Association


(Certifications may not be active)

  • Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (NRAEMT)

  • Intermediate Emergency Medical Technician (NREMT-I)

  • Basic Emergency Medical Technician (NREMT)

  • ACE Health Coach Certification

  • ACE Weight Management Specialist Certification

  • ACE Behavior Change Specialist Certification

  • Paradoxical Intention Certification

  • Compassion Fatigue Educator

  • Existential Well-Being Counseling Certification

  • Grief and Bereavement Counseling Certification

  • Master Neurolinguistic Programming Practitioner

  • Advanced Neurolinguistic Programming Practitioner

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) Certification

  • Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) Certification

  • Diploma in Advanced Counseling for Depression

  • Gestalt Psychotherapy Certification

  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Certification

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