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Our mission is to improve the human condition by providing direct health and wellness services while supporting the development of highly competent professionals through innovative academic and clinical research and training opportunities.
The SSBS Virtual Center for Health and Wellness serves as a learning center, dedicated to highly competent professionals through innovative academic and clinical trainings. Committed to social justice, diversity, and inclusion, the VCHW offers research and scholarship opportunities along with community health services and interprofessional education.
Dr. Aurélia Bickler is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and an AAMFT and State Approved Supervisor. Being born and raised in Paris, France, Aurélia is fluent in French, English and conversational in Spanish and Hebrew. She received her Master (2007) and Doctor of Philosophy in Marriage and Family Therapy (2013) from Nova Southeastern University and has been a certified hypnotherapist since 2005.
Aurélia began her career as an intern for S.U.P.E.R.B. (Students United with Parents and Educators to Resolve Bullying) where she eventually became the organization’s Executive Director. Bickler taught and supervised as an adjunct Professor for Nova Southeastern University and as a Full Time Professor for Northcentral University. In 2011, Aurélia established her private practice, Changing Forward, LLC and ultimately expanded to a multidisciplinary Family Center where clinicians, attorneys, yoga teachers and nutrition coaches have worked collaboratively to help their clients reach their desired outcomes. In November 2021, Aurélia began her role as the Inaugural Director for the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences Virtual Center for Health and Wellness and is looking forward to bringing exciting opportunities, services and adventures to the community.
In her free time, Aurélia plays the piano and sings. She enjoys traveling, puzzles, and art; especially made by her talented husband, Marcus. Together, they have 3 children, 2 dogs, 1 bird and several fish.
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