Mindful Alternatives is the solo practice of Rae Sansom (Coley) and has been operating in Fayette County since 2009.
Clients are individuals ages 10 and up managing one or more of the following: school stressors, job stressors, family stressors, health stressors, work-life balance, grief, sadness, pain from the past, relationship concerns, self defeating thoughts and behaviors, thoughts of not being enough, feelings of disconnection, feeling socially uncomfortable and general life stressors.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who graduated from Auburn University in 1995 with a Bachelor of Social Work degree and The University of Alabama in 1996 with a Master of Social Work degree (I claim Auburn, though). I have worked in community healthcare, juvenile justice, and inpatient and outpatient mental healthcare settings for the past 17 years.
I am also a certified Special Education teacher. I worked in Fayette and Spalding county school systems for eight years teaching elementary and high school students in a variety of classroom settings.
I grew up in a suburb of Birmingham, AL and have lived in Fayette County for the past 20 years. Outside of work, I am interested in learning most anything—especially DIY projects—some with greater success than others!
I enjoy being outdoors as much as possible: just taking it all in, hiking, Auburn Football games, etc. I am passionate about animal welfare and rescue and share my home with three former shelter dogs and the occasional foster doggie.
I am a certified CPB with over 25 years in the medical field including Management, Billing, Credentialing, Administration, Clerical, and Consulting.
My medical background specialty includes Radiation Oncology, Pain Management, Pediatrics, Anesthesia, OBGYN, Orthopedic, Behavioral Health, and Internal Medicine.
I was born and raised in Fayette County. Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my family, music, traveling and cooking.
I am passionate about the care of patients and enjoy providing services for them.
"She’s the type of person that makes you feel like home. You feel calm and relax. She listens and she gives you ideas on how to cope. I look forward to my meetings. My attitude and demeanor has changed for the best. Friends have seen a difference in me."
"She was very friendly, understanding, and the presence of her dog being there helped a lot with my comfort."