Tania Bayne (Shanti), M.S., LPC, LPC-S, CYT
Licensed Professional Counselor
Certified Yoga Teacher
Yoga of Recovery Counselor
Tania Bayne is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Board-Qualified Supervisor.
She has received her Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of
Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg in 2007 and her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology
from the University of South Alabama, Mobile in 2005. She has received her
professional license in 2010 and works in a private counseling practice since. Tania
opened the doors of her business Shanti Yoga & Counseling, LLC in Gulfport with the
intention to bring a holistic and integrative healing approach to therapy with her
patients including a blend of psychosomatic therapy modalities.
She believes in the healing power of mind and body using mindfulness, yoga therapy,
and a blend of unique modalities created for the unique needs of her patients. Tania’s
passion for wholeness and healing was ignited in 2002 when she started her personal
yoga practice and enjoyed the benefits of peace of mind practice. She has received her
spiritual name Shanti (The Peaceful One) from her 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training
Course from the Sivananda Vedanta International Yoga Center in Woodbourne, NY in 2007. Tania Bayne is a a member of the Mississippi Counseling Association for Creativity in Counseling.
Tania has created various community programs for Stress Management and Anger
Management and has applied them in her therapy work in the school system,
corporate programs, at community and senior centers along the Gulf Coast of
Mississippi since 2006 when she worked as a resilience counselor at the Center for
Community Resilience in Biloxi a program of the Mental Health Association of
Mississippi. Tania has also served as an Honorary Commander at Keesler Air Force
Base, Biloxi as a community liaison for three years. She enjoys being a guest speaker
at various psycho-educational events, health festivals, and support group events along
the Gulf Coast as pro bono community work.
Helen Morris, M.A., LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor
Helen Morris began her journey as a therapist in 1995 as the Director of the Drug and
Alcohol Treatment Facility and Certified Addiction Therapist at the Naval Construction
Battalion, Gulfport, Mississippi until 1998 when she retired from the United States Navy
after 20 years of service. Since retiring from the military she has obtained her
Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Professional Counseling from Liberty University.
She is providing therapy for addiction, anxiety, post-traumatic stress, depression, and
Prior to beginning her private practice, she spent nine years working at the Veterans
Healthcare System in Biloxi, Mississippi proving therapy for their addiction, posttraumatic stress, chronically mentally ill, homeless, and work-therapy programs.
Recently, due to the COVID pandemic, Helen has earned her Board Certified
Telemedicine Mental Health (BC-TMH) certification ensuring the counseling provided
by telemedicine technology is as effective and impactful as face to face therapy.
Helen’s approach to therapy is holistic with an emphasis on total wellness and a focus
on creating a passionate life full of meaning and purpose. Some of the therapies
employed included cognitive-behavioral, prolonged exposure, reality therapy,
mindfulness, and meditation. Since working over 25 years in the mental health field,
Helen’s underlying principle to therapy is that everyone is more than capable of
creating a life of happiness and meaning no matter what a person has experienced in
their life and when an optimal strategy is used, a person will transcend their suffering
and will experience true joy in their life.